Boomers And Dons In Another Draw

Debate may rage over the state of the playing surface at Glen Huon Reserve, which like many grounds in the SWFL on Sunday was water logged beyond repair after weeks of rain, but both teams had the same surface to play on, and after four quarters of tough football, scores were level – Again!

Again for more than one reason.  The Colts fixture was also a draw, making the League result the sixth draw of the season.

Eaton Boomers and Donnybrook had much to play for, with the race for fifth place and a spot in the Finals hotting up, week by week.

Eaton started brilliantly in the trying conditions, kicking three goals in the opening minutes, to have what looked like a match winning lead, as the Dons couldn’t score.

In the second quarter, the visitors clawed back two goals, to be six points down at the main break.

Both teams would score a goal a piece in the third quarter with the margin being two points at the final break.

Donnybrook would do all the attacking in the final quarter, but all the scoring would be behinds, before  Jacob Kendle kicked their fourth to put the Dons up by seven points.  A late goal to the home team leveled the scores, and in very trying conditions, no further scoring took place, as the two teams shared the points.

Eaton, despite the draw, courtesy of other results have moved into fifth place on the premiership ladder.

Donnybrook this Sunday will play host to Busselton, while Eaton will play Collie at home at Glen Huon Reserve.

Match Centre

Eaton Boomers   3.1.19  3.2.20  4.2.26  5.3.33
Donnybrook  0.0.0   2.2.14  3.6.24  4.9.33

Goals:  Eaton Boomers – B Piggott 2, Jye Cormack 1, H Ryder 1, J Wharton 1.  Donnybrook – C Miller 1, J Parker 1, D Parker 1, J Kendle 1.
Best: Eaton Boomers – Z Rankin, S Jas, C Atthowe, W Oelsnik, B Piggott, M Kings.  Donnybrook – S Lowrie, J Kendle, S Cristaldi, S Lunch, S Beal, C Beggs
Umpires:  Adam Hauswirth, Cameron Edmonds
Reports: Nil
Ground: Glen Huon Reserve, Eaton

Glen Huon Reserve prior to the Colts match, resembling more of an aquatic centre than a Football Oval.