Bunbury Too Good For Dons


On  a beautiful Saturday afternoon, the opening match of round eight of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season was held at VC Mitchell Park, with Donnybrook taking on ladder leaders, Bunbury.

In a match Donnybrook had to win to stay in touch with five, the match promises plenty but unfortunately for the home team, they were not able to match the might of Bunbury, who were convincing 75 point winners.

Patrick Farrant who was the best player on the ground kicked five goals to go with a stack of possessions, was joined by the prolific ball magnet in Dylan Heasman who again starred for the Bulldogs.

The margin grew at every change with the Dons having just one goal at half time, as the visitors held a 47 point advantage, which grew to 67 points at the final change.  Cameron Hay and Scott Doncon were also focal points up forward, as the Bunbury side continued to sit atop the Premiership Ladder at the end of round eight.   Ben Howlett and Jake Anderson were amongst the best for Donnybrook, who will be shown respite this weekend when they play second placed South Bunbury on Saturday, while Bunbury will be on the road, when they play Eaton Boomers at Glen Huon Reserve on Sunday.

Bunbury  4.2.26   9.5.59  16.8.104  19.11 (125)
Donnybrook  1.3.9  1.6.12   5.7.37   7.8 (50)

Goals: Bunbury – Patrick Farrant 5, Cameron Hay 4, Scott Doncon 3, Dylan Heasman 2, Jesse Gribble 2, Jacob Wintle 1, Fraser Gilchrist 1, Jayen. Farrant 1.  Donnybrook -Shane Cristaldi 2, Zac Trigwell 2, Brad Epis 1, Ben Howlett 1, Brayden Harris 1.
Best:  Bunbury – Dylan Heasman, Patrick Farrant, Cameron Hay, Jesse Gribble, Jayen Farrant, Tom Quaife.  Donnybrook – Ben Howlett, Jake Anderson, Jacob Kendle, Brayden Harris, Bradley Taheny, Jeff Smith.
Ground:  VC Mitchell Park
Umpires:  Cam Valenti, Kevin Hutchins
Reports: Nil
Crowd:  506

Patrick Farrant with Field Umpires Cam Valenti, Kevin Hutchins and Donnybrook President Peter Hearman, being presented with the Belt Up Ball, after being adjudged best on ground.