Dons Win Low Scoring Slog

Donnybrook have defeated South Bunbury in a low scoring affair at JE Hands Memorial Oval on Sunday, in a game which reached no great heights, in round four of the SWFL.

After Donnybrook kicked four goals in the opening term, three in the first ten minutes, signs didn’t look good for the home team, who trailed by 25 points at quarter time.

Both teams kicked two quick goals each in the second quarter, with the score standing at 6.3.39 – 2.3.15 at the eight minute mark.  Neither team scored for the remainder of the quarter, as both back lines stopped any further scoring.

The score didn’t change until midway through the third quarter, with South Bunbury kicking the only goal of the term, trailing by 15 points at the final change.

South Bunbury persisted in the final term kicking two further goals, which were negated by two goals to Donnybrook, who won by 14 points, kicking just two goals in the second half, and going almost two full quarters without kicking a goal.

Donnybrook are in a log jam of six teams now on two wins for the season, with the Dons having the second highest percentage in the competition, which is only 110.76%, showing how even the competition is.   Harvey Bulls will be Donnybrooks next opponent after the bye, in what is shaping up to be an interesting contest, as the Bulls languish in ninth place after three narrow losses (combined margin of just 26 points).  South Bunbury meanwhile will face Collie Eagles in Collie, with the Eagles ravaged by injury, and will be hoping this weekend’s bye will enable some key players to be available.


Donnybrook 4.3-27  6.3-39  6.4-40  8.5-53
South Bunbury 0.2-2  2.3-15  3.7-25  5.9-39

Goals: Donnybrook –  S. Lowrie 2, K. Hug 2, J. Kendle, C. Dickinson, B. Epis, S. Lynch.  South Bunbury – S. Graham, L. Kohlmann, J. Crossman, R. Crawford, M. Giacci
Best: Donnybrook –  S. Cristaldi, B. May, J. Kendle, D. Parker, T. Gregory, N. Agar.  South Bunbury –  T. Harper, N. Butler, J. Padlie, E. Nordahl, R. Versace
Umpires: Aaron Andrews, Michael Hearne, Glenn Omodei
Ground: JE Hands Memorial Oval
Reports: Nil