Bulls Hold Off Collie In Thriller

It may have been ninth versus eleventh, but Harvey Bulls and Collie Eagles were involved in the closest finish of the round, when they played at the Harvey Oval on Sunday afternoon.

The match was anything but high scoring, with both teams managing just one goal each in the opening term.

Collie would kick three goals to one in the second quarter, to hold an eleven point lead at half time.

The third term belonged to the Bulls, or more correctly, Jordan Strahan, with the Bulls kicking six goals for the quarter, while Strahan for the second week in a row would finish with seven goals for the match.    The Bulls quickly went from an eleven point deficit to an eighteen point lead.

To Collie’s credit, they came again and got within six points with five minutes to play, kicking four goals in the final term.  A couple of missed opportunities saw the Bulls hold on for a four point victory, giving the Bulls back to back victories.

Jordan Strahan kicked seven of the Bulls ten goals, while Heath Scurria won the Think Mental Health football for best on ground, while Jarrod Cameron and Jayden Bootsma played well for Collie.

The Bulls have moved to eighth on the ladder and have the bye in round ten, while Collie Eagles despite losing have moved off the bottom of the ladder by one scoring point.   They will host Busselton in round ten.

Match Centre

Harvey Bulls       1.3.9     2.3.15     8.5.53     10.6.66
Collie Eagles       1.2.8     4.2.26     5.5.35     9.8.62

Goals:  Harvey Bulls – Jordan Strahan 7, Harry Gualter 2, Jacob Pickett 1.  Collie Eagles – Jayce Fontana 4, Jarrod Cameron 2, Robert Chitty 2, Jye Smith 1.
Best:  Harvey BullsJordan Strahan, Heath Scurria, Harry Gualter, Cooper Sparks, Cooper Barndon, Braden Fimmano,  Collie Eagles – Jarrod Cameron, Jayden Bootsma, Jayce Fontana, Zac Pilatti, David Cowan, Robert Chitty.
Ground:  Harvey Oval
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Michael Hearne
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  581

Cooper Sparks played another good game for the Bulls. Photo courtesy of Jon Gellweiler.