It may be eleventh versus ninth on Saturday afternoon at the Collie Recreation Ground, but there is plenty at stake for both the Collie Eagles and Dunsborough in round sixteen of the SWFL.
A victory for Collie would be their first at home for the season, and potentially could see them get off the bottom of the ladder should Augusta Margaret River defeat Eaton, while a victory to Dunsborough will see them stay in ninth place, or face the potential of dropping to tenth.
In the corresponding match earlier in the year, Dunsborough were victorious and in the process won their first ever match and kicked their highest score. Collie will be hoping history doesn’t repeat on Saturday afternoon, with the team wearing pink jumpers in the annual Breast Cancer match, where the club holds a fund-raiser for Breast Cancer research.
Dunsborough pushed the more fancied South Bunbury for three quarters of their match last Sunday, and will be hoping to take that form into the match against Collie, who have struggled to put four quarters together, usually a one quarter lapse which has enabled many teams to make a winning break.
Collie Captain, Talan Michael has been playing well all season, and along with Jayce Fontana, Teale De’Angelis and Adam Bignell have been the Eagles best players for the majority of the season. Collie will need to be wary of Cal Foster, Nic Reid, Chris White and Max Paterson, along with Pat McGinnity who should return from illness, all of whom have played well for Dunsborough in their inaugural season.
The match commences at 3.00pm.
Women’s 9.40am, Colts 11.10am, Reserves 1.05pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage: Quarterly Score Updates of SWFL Facebook Page