Bunbury Win Colts Qualifying Final

Bunbury and Dunsborough have played another close match, when the two teams met on Sunday morning at Hands Oval, with the Bulldogs winning by seven points, the biggest margin between the two teams in their short history.

Bunbury started strongly kicking two goals in the opening two minutes and when they kicked their third the margin was 19 points.  Matthew Burgess would kick the first goal for Dunsborough but that was immediately answered by Baiden Parsons.  Matt Keall and Koby Vanderbeek kicked two late goals for the Sharks to narrow the margin to twelve points at the first change.

Cody Ryan opened the scoring in the second quarter as the Bulldogs maintained the ascendancy, in what would be the only goal of the second quarter.

Dunsborough pegged back the margin in the third quarter, which included an excellent goal to Oscar Dukes.

The final quarter was an arm wrestle with Dunsborough pegging the margin back to seven points, but the Bulldogs always seemed to have the Sharks measure despite the closeness of the scores.

Bunbury will now play Carey Park in the Second Semi Final, while Dunsborough will play Harvey Brunswick Leschenault.


Bunbury  5.1.31  6.7.43  8.8.56  9.10.64
Dunsborough  3.1.19  3.3.21  6.5.41  8.9.57

Goals:  Bunbury – Fraser Gilchrist 2, Baiden Parsons 2, Cody Ryan 2, Jett Woods 2, Luka Coulson 1.  Dunsborough – Matthew Burgess 2, Patrick Wiltshire-Skipper 2, Oscar Dukes 1, Jake Green 1, Matt Keall 1, Koby Vanderbeek 1.
Best:  Bunbury – Deakin du Boulay, Kaedyn Brady, Cody Ryan, Baiden Parsons, Max Roberts, Jack Borlini.  Dunsborough – Jake Green, Liam Hacquoil, Caydhen Black, Jeremy Rolfe, Patrick Stewart, Oscar Dukes
Ground:  Hands Oval
Umpires:  Bruce Cornish, Nic Madaffari, Scott Buchanan
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  700 approx


Bunbury and Dunsborough played out another close match.