Busselton Give Collie Unwanted Record

Busselton have kept their season alive on Sunday at the Collie Recreation Ground, defeating Collie Eagles by 65 points, but it was the final scoreline that had everyone talking at the end of the game.

On a cold winters day in Collie, where the temperature was just 11 degrees, Busselton kept the Eagles goal-less, just the seventh time it has occurred in SWFL history and the first time since 2014, ironically it was the Collie Eagles, keeping Augusta Margaret River to the same score of 0.8.8 at the Collie Recreation Ground.  It was the Eagles lowest ever score since coming into the competition.

There have been six scores prior to the match where a goal has not been kicked, Boyanup Capel Dardanup have three scores of 0.1.1 in 1977, 1972 v Collie Saints and 1964 v Carey Park, while Carey Park have twice been restricted to 0.4.4 against Mines Rovers in 1964 and Harvey Brunswick in 1961.

Collie’s score is the eighth lowest score in history, with Busselton being the other score lower than Collie’s result, when they managed just 1.1.7 in 1984.

Only one of Collie’s eight behinds went perilously close to being a goal on a dark day for the home team, with hail falling in the last quarter to make the day even worse.  Busselton needed the win to keep their season alive with Mitch Tenardi and Jackson Arbon amongst Busselton best.  Busselton will continue to walk the tight rope again this week, when they host Carey Park, with both teams on six wins, one game outside the top five, with the loser to almost certainly have no way of making the finals.

Match Centre

Busselton  2.2-14  3.5-23  8.10-58  10.13-73
Collie Eagles 0.0.0  0.3-3   0.6-6   0.8-8

Goals:  Busselton – Riley Arbon 2, Thomas Fleming 2, Steven Cameron 2, Jed Kemp 2, Aidan Fraser, Mitch Tenardi 1. Collie Eagles – Nil
Best: Busselton – Mitch Tenardi, Jackson Arbon, Jed Kemp, James Powley, Joshua Embry, Jacob Ness.  Collie Eagles –  Teke Vernon, Ryan Daniels, Kaleb Michalak, Adam Bignell, Kolbee Fleay
Umpires: Scott Buchanan, Damien O’Donoghue
Ground: Collie Recreation Ground
Reports: Nil