Football Returns Saturday

After a week off for the Easter Long Weekend, Football returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures in the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season.

Three of the four League fixtures will be in twilight time slots, with the only day fixture between Donnybrook and Augusta Margaret River at VC Mitchell Park.  The Dons will be looking to atone for their loss at home two weeks ago, where they managed just one goal, while the Hawks will be looking to continue their strong form, having accounted for Carey Park and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault prior to the break.  Both teams have won twice and lost once, making this a vital clash, with the loser to sit in the middle of the table, while the winner will push towards the top.

Carey Park and Collie Eagles meet at Kelly Park in the ANZAC Day tribute match, with both teams yet to record a win.  Collie had two narrow losses to commence the season, before coming up against for dominant force of South Bunbury, while Carey Park have had to face Bunbury and reigning premiers Augusta Margaret River in the opening rounds.  For the winner they will progress up the ladder, for the loser, it could confirm a long season ahead.

Busselton and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault will do battle in the second twilight fixture on Saturday at Sir Stewart Bovell Park.  Busselton had an opening round win against the Hawks, but loses to South Bunbury and Bunbury in successive weeks sees last seasons Grand Finalists in seventh place, while the Lions are win-less through the opening three rounds, with both teams desperate to record a victory.

On Sunday, Dunsborough Sharks have their very first match on the road, when they venture to Glen Huon Reserve to take on Eaton Boomers.  In the Colts, both teams have played twice and one once each, making this an interesting clash, though Dunsborough have faced both Bunbury and Carey Park, both matches were close.  In the Reserves, Eaton are undefeated after two games, while Dunsborough also won in the last round and were highly competitive in their loss to Bunbury, making this also an interesting match-up.  The day will end with the Womens match, and despite being win-less, Eaton Boomers have played some great football, pushing Donnybrook all the way in the last round.  The highly inexperienced Dunsborough line-up are getting better with each match, and will be interesting to see who the team performs on foreign turf.

The final match of the round is at Harvey Oval, with Harvey Bulls playing Bunbury at 4.40pm in the League match.   Bunbury are undefeated after two matches, while the Bulls have the one win from two games.  The Bulls will need to stop Bunbury’s midfield who generate many forward attacks, while the Bulls have some strong forward power of their own.  This match will be broadcast on SEN Spirit 621.

FIXTURES

ROUND 4 – ANZAC DAY ROUND
Saturday, 23 April 2022
Donnybrook v Augusta Margaret River – VC Mitchell Park
(Colts 10.15am, Reserves 12.10, League 2.10pm)

Carey Park v Collie Eagles – Kelly Park
(Colts 12.40pm, Reserves 2.35pm, League 4.40pm)

Busselton v Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Sir Stewart Bovell Park
(Colts 11.20am, Reserves 1.15pm, Womens 3.10pm, League 4.40pm)

Sunday, 24 April 2022
Harvey Bulls v Bunbury – Harvey Oval
(Colts 11.20am, Reserves 1.15pm, Womens 3.10pm, League 4.40pm)

Eaton Boomers v Dunsborough – Glen Huon Reserve
(Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Womens 1.30pm)

TEAM BYE – South Bunbury, LEAGUE BYE – Eaton Boomers

Dates and times subject to change