Eaton Looking For Better Showing Second Time Round

The last time Eaton played Busselton, the margin was 145 points at Sir Stewart Bovell Park and Eaton were provided with the biggest defeat of any League team in many years.  The two teams match up on Sunday at Glen Huon Reserve, where the margin will be much closer the second time round, as Eaton’s performances have improved markedly since that watershed match.

Eaton played well in the first half against Donnybrook in round twelve, before the Dons kicked away in the second half.  Paul Rinder again did a power of work in the ruck, while James Chadwick, Brendan Craig and Cade Bolton continued their solid form.  Eaton have defeated HBL and Carey Park this season, and also have challenged Bunbury in a high scoring shootout in recent matches, showing consistent improvement since the round two clash against the Magpies.

The challenge though, will be staying with Busselton, who are absolutely flying on top of the ladder, still undefeated after twelve rounds of the SWFL.

Several teams have challenged Busselton at times and have got close, however Busselton then find a way to either kick away again to win comfortably or restrict the opposition in the close finishes against Bunbury, HBL and Carey Park.

In Busselton’s last outing, they had ten players kick goals, which will be one of the main issues for the Eaton Boomers defensive players with so many avenues to goal for the Magpies.

Match Details
Colts 9.25am, Reserves 11.20am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.40pm
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Brandon Pegler kicking the ball down forward. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands