Bunbury Win Quality Match Against Panthers

Bunbury have defeated Carey Park at Payne Park on Sunday afternoon in a high quality round four encounter, which saw both teams lead for portions of the match.

The Panthers started the better of the two teams to take an eleven point lead into the quarter time break.  The opening quarter was willing at times, with saw Connor Walker and Kelvin Lawrence reported for rough conduct, as both teams looked to assert their authority.

Bunbury hit back in the second quarter, kicking three quick goals and at half time the margin was back to two points.

The Bulldogs put a good third quarter together kicking three goals to one to lead by 12 points at the final change, but the Panthers weren’t done with, kicking the opening goal of the final term to narrow the margin.  Bunbury then dominated the final fifteen minutes of the match to win by 19 points, the highest margin of the game.

Joel Houghton was again good in front of goals, as was Jett Woods, with the duo kicking three goals apiece.   At the opposite end, Jordan Wallam would kick five goals for the Panthers in a great forward display.

Captain, Denholm King would lead from the front, again one of Bunbury’s best players, along with Jesse Gribble, who continues to play great football.  Cameron Baker and Reece Payne had plenty of possessions for the Panthers, but they remain with just one win after four games.  The Panthers still sit fifth on a remarkable table with seven teams on one win.  Bunbury remain third and undefeated, and will face Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in a huge match next Sunday at Brunswick Oval.

MATCH CENTRE

Bunbury       2.2.14    5.6.36    8.9.57    12.10.82
Carey Park  4.1.25     6.2.38    7.3.45     9.9.63

Goals:  Bunbury – Joel Houghton 3, Jett Woods 3, Caysen Parsons 2, Max Bilcich 1, Cooper Nitschke 1, Jayme Osiejak 1, Connor Walker 1.  Carey Park – Jordan Wallam 5, Jack DiLallo 1, Brodie Morris 1, Rory O’Brien 1, Liam Stewart 1.
Best:  BunburyDenholm King, Jesse Gribble, Connor Walker, Max Bilcich, Jett Woods, Joel Houghton.  Carey Park – Cameron Baker, Reece Payne, Jude Harrop, Connor Gadecki, Jamahl Mulholland, Jordan Wallam
Ground:  PC Payne Park
Umpires:  Braden Surrall, Khye Skoda, Ben Whitehill
Reports:  Connor Walker (BY) reported by Field Umpire Braden Surrall and  Boundary Umpire Jarrad Andrews for engaging in rough conduct against Rory O’Brien (CP).   Kelvin Lawrence (CP) reported by Field Umpire Braden Surrall for engaging in rough conduct against Connor Walker (BY)
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