Bunbury Too Strong For Collie

Bunbury have recorded a resounding victory on Saturday afternoon at PC Payne Park, when they defeated Collie by 147 points in round eleven of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

The Bulldogs have now won the last since matches between the two teams, with this the biggest of the margins, with Collie not kicking a goal until the third term.

Joel Houghton kicked his 50th goal of the season today.

The one saving grace was Bunbury wasteful kicking for goal, kicking 24.25.169.   One player who didn’t miss out on the big score, was Joel Houghton, who last week was kept goal-less, but on Saturday afternoon, the leagues leading goal scorer kicked nine goals.  The eighth of his nine goals was his 50th of the season, as the Bulldogs led by 67 points at half time, but after half time the home side added fifteen goals, nine in the final term, which would also be the Eagles best quarter.

Aside from Houghton, Denholm King continued his outstanding form as the Bulldogs remain in second place on the ladder, with another home match next Saturday, when they host Harvey Bulls.  Collie will travel to Kelly Park to play Carey Park in the Indigenous Recognition Match.

Match Centre

Bunbury              5.7.37      9.15.69      15.19.109      24.25.169
Collie Eagles       0.2.2        0.2.2            1.3.9              3.4.22

Goals:  Bunbury  – Joel Houghton 9, Fraser Gilchrist 4, Baiden Parsons 3, Jesse Gribble 2, Cooper Nitschke 2, Dylan Heasman 1, Denholm King 1, Cameron Lamonaca 1, Jett Woods 1.   Collie Eagles  – Deegan Cummings 1, Brayden Murphy 1, Jake Pitchers 1.
Best:  Bunbury  – Joel Houghton, Denholm King, Max Bilcich, Harry Creasey, Fraser Gilchrist, Baiden Parsons.  Collie Eagles  – Cameron Davidson, Zac Pilatti, Adam Bignell, Teale De’Angelis, Talan Michael, Jayce Fontana
Ground:  PC Payne Park
Umpires:  Matthew Stewart, Damien O’Donoghue
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  697