The two goal umpires may have claims to over-time after a very high scoring match at Payne Park on Sunday, with a combined total of 36 goals kicked in the League fixture between Bunbury and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault.
The aggregate score of 240 points, was larger than the Augusta Margaret River v Collie Eagles and Eaton Boomers v South Bunbury scores combined.
Bunbury dominated the contest from the outset, kicking six goals in three of the four quarters, while they kicked eight goals in the second quarter to have the result very much beyond the reach of the Lions.
Mark Longbottom kicked a career high eight goals for Bunbury, as the home team cruised to a 102 point victory. Bunbury’s midfield dominated the match, with Dylan Heasman again amongst the best players along with Jessie Gribble, Jethro Barraclough and Scott Doncon, who kicked ten goals between them.
Ty Armitage and Jack Fletcher played well for the Lions, who were outclassed by the Bulldogs in almost every facet.
The Lions will return to Brunswick this Saturday for the Bottlemart Cup against Harvey Bulls, while Bunbury have the bye.
Bunbury: 6.2, 14.4, 20.10, 26.15 (171)
Harvey Brunswick Leschenault: 2.4, 3.7, 7.7, 10.9 (69)
Goals: Bunbury: Mark Longbottom 8, Cameron Hay 4, Scott Doncon 4, Jethro Barraclough 3, Dylan Heasman 2, Jett Rigby 1, Patrick Farrant 1, Jesse Gribble 1, Jesse Kirwen 1, Tobi Horton 1. Harvey Brunswick Leschenault: Brayden Prentice 3, Zac Piper 2, Zaine Williams 1, James Finucane 1, Reid Kinninmont 1, Shannon Sabourne 1, Pierce Ferguson 1.
Best: Bunbury: Mark Longbottom, Jesse Gribble, Dylan Heasman, Scott Doncon, Jethro Barraclough, Cameron Hay. Harvey Brunswick Leschenault: Ty Armitage, Jack Fletcher, Pierce Ferguson, Reid Kinninmont, Taj Timewell, James Finucane.
Ground: PC Payne Park
Umpires: Braden Surrell, Vance Burton