Bunbury And Donnybrook Do Battle Sunday

Bunbury will host Donnybrook on Sunday at Payne Park in what promises to be a great game, as the final game in round eight of the Dale Alcock Homes South West premierships season.

Bunbury currently sit sixth on the premiership ladder and Donnybrook second, with both teams playing good football and both with match winners right across the ground.

The Bulldogs come into the match with a strong win against Collie (39 points), a narrow loss and closest loss of any club to Busselton (11 points), a draw against Dunsborough and a 14 point win over Eaton in the last month.   After losing to Busselton in round four by 26 points, the Dons have strung three wins together against HBL (40 points), Carey Park (2 points) and a injury ravaged Harvey Bulls by 58 points.

Donnybrook will need to find a way to stop the twin towers of Matt Martin and Joel Houghton up forward for Bunbury, with the duo both having kicked 19 goals each, with Houghton coming off the back of a six goal game against Eaton, while Martin is closing in on 600 goals in the SWFL.

At the opposite end Jeff Smith and Sam Bevan have been giving players in the back half headaches, with Bevan kicking 13 goals in the last three weeks.

Bunbury will be desperately trying to win for one of the clubs greatest players, Jesse Gribble, who plays his 250th match for the club.  He along with Dylan Heasman, Jethro Barraclough and Denholm King have been consistently amongst Bunbury’s best players and will go along way to determining the outcome, while the Dons have Ben Howlett, Jacob Kendle, Sam Perkusich and Kai Luzi also playing well, and the match ups will be well worth watch at Payne Park on Sunday.

With fine weather forecast, the skills should be on display for a big crowd that is expected.

MATCH TIMES
Women’s 9.45am, Colts 11.15am, Reserves 1.05pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage:  Live Score Updates all day on SWFL Facebook Page

Two time Hayward Medalist, Jesse Gribble set to play his 250th game on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands