Bulldogs Storm Into Colts Grand Final

Bunbury have stormed into the Apprentice & Traineeship Colts Grand Final with a convincing win over Carey Park at Kelly Park on Sunday morning, winning the Qualifying Final by a record margin.

It took less than a minute for Fraser Gilchrist to kick the opening goal, the first of six for the Bulldogs in the first quarter.   Baiden Parson took a good mark before kicking truly, and Gilchrist kicked his second a minute later to open up a 19 point lead within eight minutes.

Rohan Grout would snap a goal from 25m out before Carey Park even got the ball inside 50m, and when Peter Woods evaded two tackles in the goals square the Bulldogs were 31 points in front. Cody Ryan joined to goal spree, converting from the goal square to give the Bulldogs a big lead at quarter time.

The second quarter would provide much of the same in the early stages, before Basil Hart finally put a goal on the board for the Panthers.  He would snap another from twenty metres out later in the quarter, but the Bulldogs had added another three goals, including a great goal to Cody Ryan, who took five bounces on the outer side to put through Bunbury’s tenth, giving them a 49 point lead at half time.

The third quarter belonged to Baiden Parsons who kicked three goals in six minutes, all from set shots, with the third after the three quarter time siren, with the Bulldogs 80 points in front.

The final term saw the Bulldogs continue to dominate with the only resistance coming from Basil Hart who kicked two tremendous goals, to finish the match with all four of the Panthers goals.

Bunbury advance to the grand final on the back of the 98 point win, which is one point greater than Busselton’s 97 point win over HBL in 1997.  Carey Park will now face Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in the Preliminary Final.

Bunbury  6.2.38  10.4.64  15.6.96  20.6.126
Carey Park  0.2.2  2.2.14  2.4.16  4.4.28

Goals:  Bunbury – Baiden Parsons 4, Fraser Gilchrist 3, Peter Woods 3, Rohan Grout 2, Cody Ryan 2, Riley Stenhouse 2, Kye Wright 2, Samuel Allen 1, Lucas Andrews 1.  Carey Park – Basil Hart 4.
Best: BunburyKye Wright, Cody Ryan, Baiden Parsons, Fraser Gilchrist, Eliah Munro, Peter Woods. Carey Park – Taj Beauclarke, Taj Houlahan, Jack Gibson, Basil Hart, Braeden Burton, Harry Jones
Ground:  Kelly Park
Umpires:  Riley Hearne, John Strano, Khye Skoda
Reports: Jett Woods reported by Goal Umpire Dylan Atkins for attempting to strike Jye Porter of Carey Park
Crowd: 900 Approx