Arch rivals Bunbury and South Bunbury will play on Sunday for the 197th time, in a Derby that promises plenty, with big ramifications for the loser, in round twenty on of the SWFL.
South Bunbury have won on 111 to Bunbury’s 82, with the last victory in June one not to forget, with the match called off after one of the biggest storms ever to hit a football field lingered over Hands Oval, with the outside hill resembling a water fall, as over 30mm of rain fell in 30 minutes.
Sunday’s forecast is the polar opposite with fine weather expected and a top temperature of 20 degrees, for a match with has major implications for South Bunbury particularly. Should they win, they keep their chances of finishing third alive, should they lose, they will almost certainly play Bunbury again in an Elimination Final in two weeks.
Bunbury were ultra impressive last round against Augusta Margaret River, kicking twenty two goals, while the Tigers conversely were involved in a low scoring slog, eventually downing the Dons by 21 points.
Regardless of ladder positions, the Bunbury derbies are always tight affairs, and this one promises to be no different, as the two teams play for the Syd Jackson/Max McGuire Cup.
With fine weather and a big crowd expected, Payne Park will be the place to be on Sunday.
Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Women’s 1.30pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage: SEN Spirit Match of the Day, Live Score Updates all matches on SWFL Facebook Page
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