Busselton Remain Undefeated

Busselton have gone through the entire first round of the SWFL undefeated, after they defeated the Collie Eagles on Sunday afternoon by 55 points at the Collie Recreation Ground.

Former AFL star, Stephen Milne was the marquee drawcard for the Eagles, and Milne was certainly in the thick of the action early, kicking the opening goal for Collie.  In a tight first term, the Magpies led by just two points.

Beau Chinnery became a dominant force after quarter time as Busselton kicked four goals to one in the second quarter to lead by twenty two points.  The margin extended further in the third term and Collie were kept goal-less as the Magpies turned for home with a 35 point lead.

Collie never gave up, and pegged the margin back slightly before the Magpies kicked away in the second half of the final quarter to run out convincing winners.

Chinnery kicked five goals, but it was the amount of players who kicked goals for Busselton that made life tough for the Collie defenders, with the Magpies having seven players kicking the teams twelve goals, while Jayce Fontana kicked two of the four goals for Collie.

Austin Styles and Damian Lee were amongst the best for the black and whites, who will now play arch rivals, Augusta Margaret River in round twelve, while Collie will face South Bunbury at Hands Oval.

Match Centre
Busselton   1.3.9  5.5.35  7.7.49  12.9.81
Collie Eagles 1.1.7  2.1.13  2.2.14  4.2.26

Goals:  Busselton – Beau Chinnery 5, Damian Lee 2, Jackson Arbon 1, Liam Creighton 1, Kester Decke 1, Jaxon East 1, Brodie Howell 1.   Collie Eagles – Jayce Fontana 2, Hayden Mears 1, Stephen Milne 1.
Best:  BusseltonAustin Styles, Mitchell Tenardi, Jackson Arbon, Damian Lee, Bailey Sanford, Brandy Armstrong.  Collie Eagles – Talan Michael, Cameron Davidson, Kye Barker, Adam Bignell, Jak Mounsey, Teale De’Angelis.
Ground:  Collie Recreation Ground
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Henry King
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  642

Former St Kilda star, Stephen Milne trying to avoid Busselton’s Ethan Bowman at the Collie Recreation Ground on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Faye Golding.