Busselton Blitz Sinks Sharks

Busselton kicked a stunning ten goals in the final term to defeat Dunsborough by 74 points, at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday afternoon, in round nine of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

It is hard to believe that Dunsborough led at both quarter and half time, and only trailed Busselton at three quarter time by ten points, with the home side embarrassing the Sharks in the last term, kicking ten goals and holding the visitors scoreless.

The Sharks looked good in the opening stanza, with Mack Candy and Paris Murdock getting plenty of the football, as the Sharks opened up a 13 point advantage at the first break.

The second quarter saw things tighten up, as Busselton started to get their hands on the ball more, closing the gap to three points at the major interval.

Tyler Lindberg and Mitch Tenardi helped sway the advantage in favour of the Magpies in the third term, taking the ascendancy from Dunsborough to lead by ten points, and setting up an intriguing final term.

But the only thing intriguing in the final term was what happened to Dunsborough, who were humbled by the Magpies who piled on goal after goal, led by Liam Creighton who would finish the match with six goals.  The Magpies had eighteen scoring shots in three quarters, and had fourteen in the last, to easily account for a disappointing Dunsborough.

Busselton now find themselves in a three way battle for fifth place, with both Donnybrook and Carey Park, after the Panthers also won on Saturday.  Dunsborough are now two games behind Busselton, remaining for now in eighth place, but will drop to ninth should Harvey Bulls defeat Collie Eagles on Sunday.   The Magpies have an opportunity to move into the five in round ten, when they play Collie Eagles in Collie, while Carey Park travel to Gloucester Park to play Augusta Margaret River, and Donnybrook will host second placed Harvey Brunswick Leschenault at Boyanup Oval.

Match Centre

Busselton          2.2.14     4.7.31     7.11.53     17.15.117
Dunsborough   4.3.27     5.4.34     6.7.43       6.7.43

Goals:  Busselton – Liam Creighton 6, Jackson Arbon 3, Brody Delaney 3, Beau Chinnery 2, Perry Francis 1, Mitch Tenardi 1, Seve Toovey 1.  Dunsborough – Matthew Burgess 2, Jake Green 2, Max Paterson 1, Cain Reynolds 1.
Best:  BusseltonTyler Lindberg, Mitchell Tenardi, Liam Creighton, Perry Francis, Jozef Parkinson, Jackson Arbon.  Dunsborough – Mack Candy, Paris Murdock, Jack Byrne, Ben Scott, James Batterham, Kane Dawson.
Ground:  Sir Stewart Bovell Park
Umpires:  Damien O’Donoghue, Cameron Valenti, Ben Whitehill
Reports:  Nil
Crowd: 686

Photos courtesy of Sharyn Newlands