Eaton Win Thriller In Reserves

Eaton Boomers and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault played out a thriller in round fourteen of the Reserves competition, with the home team winning by three points.

What the scoreline can’t tell you is that the Lions were just a second away from kicking possibly the winning score, but the siren sounded as the Lions forward took the mark and played on in a desperate last 20 seconds.

The Boomers started best, kicking three goals with a strong breeze, and held a 19 point lead at half time. The margin was still 16 points at the final change.  The final quarter seemed to be going the Boomers way, but all of a sudden two quick goals to the Lions, saw the margin three points at the 22 minute mark.  A desperate last play saw a quick kick out of the middle, but the siren ultimately beat the visitors by a second as Eaton gave the Lions just their second loss of the season.

In other matches, Busselton had the measure of Carey Park, winning by 91 points, while sadly Donnybrook didn’t trouble the Goal Umpires at Harvey, with the Bulls winning by 176 points.  On Sunday, South Bunbury easily accounted for an under-manned Collie Eagles and Augusta Margaret River over came and eight point deficit at half time to win by 34 points, keeping Bunbury goal-less in the second half.

This weekend, four Saturday games will see Collie host Carey Park, with the Panthers currently occupying fourth position.  Augusta Margaret River host Eaton Boomers, and simply must win to have any chance of playing in the finals.  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault will play fifth placed Busselton.  Busselton must win or face possibly dropping out of the five to Harvey should they beat top placed South Bunbury.   In the only Sunday game, Bunbury will host the win-less Donnybrook.

 

POS TEAM P W L D FF FG FOR AGST % PTS
1 South Bunbury 14 12 1 1 0 0 1028 593 173.36 50
2 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 14 12 2 0 0 0 1529 435 351.49 48
3 Eaton Boomers 14 11 2 1 0 0 1103 563 195.91 46
4 Carey Park 14 7 7 0 0 0 903 860 105.00 28
5 Busselton 14 6 7 1 0 0 865 792 109.22 26
6 Harvey Bulls 14 6 8 0 0 0 847 944 89.72 24
7 Bunbury 14 5 9 0 0 0 746 808 92.33 20
8 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 14 5 9 0 0 0 772 1088 70.96 20
9 Collie Eagles 14 4 9 1 0 0 734 1003 73.18 18
10 Donnybrook 14 0 14 0 0 0 395 1836 21.51 0