Bulldogs Take Four Points Against Boomers

The final match of round nine of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season, was played at Glen Huon Reserve between Eaton Boomers and Bunbury, in what shaped up as match of the round.

You could have been excused for thinking you were sitting at the South Pole, with bitterly cold winds having the healthy crowd well and truly rugged up.

After a stand-off in the opening ten minutes, Bunbury asserted its dominance in the final half of the opening quarter to lead by 14 points.

The difference between the two teams at half time was seventeen points, but more importantly it was the accuracy, with the Boomers kicking 3.8.26 for the half, three more scoring shots that the visitors, yet still in deficit.

Four goals to one in the third quarter put the game out of reach with Bunbury eventually winning by 37 points.

Bunbury had more run and structured play throughout the match, with nine players kicking goals, while Dylan Heasman continued his outstanding season with another very good game.  Eaton did have some good passages of play, with an outstanding goal from Thomas Shanahan, but it wasn’t enough to stay with the ladder leaders.

Bunbury will now face South Bunbury in a genuine blockbuster on Sunday at Payne Park, while Eaton will face Busselton in a crucial game for both teams, with the winner to stay in touch with third placed Augusta Margaret River who has the bye, while the loser will fall to fifth and face the challenges of Donnybrook, Carey Park and Harvey Bulls.


MATCH CENTRE

Bunbury 4.1.25   7.1.43   11.5.71   12.7 (79)
Eaton Boomers 1.5.11  3.8.26  4.9.33   5.12 (42)

Goals: Bunbury – Dylan Partridge 2, Jayen Farrant 2, Fraser Gilchrist 2, Jedd Brennan 1, Jesse Kirwen 1, Jett Rigby 1, Cameron Hay 1, Randall Hodgson 1, Jethro Barraclough 1.  Eaton Boomers –  Thomas Shanahan 1, Karl Collard 1, Joel Houghton 1, Brandon Jetta 1, Tanner Allen 1.
Best:  Bunbury – Dylan Heasman, Tyson Wood, Patrick Farrant, Jayen Farrant, Zane Rigby, Matt Partridge.  Eaton Boomers – Greg Humphries, Jayme Osiejak, Mitch Kings, Jarrad Fazioli, Rex Kennedy, Riley Pokler.
Ground:  Glen Huon Reserve
Umpires: Cameron Edmonds, Greg Rolfe, Matthew Stewart
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  706