Four Into One Won’t Go

Four teams fighting for one spot, that is the current scenario in the SWFL Reserves competition with three rounds remaining.

Eighth placed Augusta Margaret River is just two points off fifth place after their three goal victory against Eaton Boomers last Saturday in less that ideal playing conditions.  The home side kicked three last quarter goals to keep their season alive, and as a result the Boomers have lost touch with the top two teams and most likely will finish the home and away season in third position.

Carey Park consolidated fourth position with an easy win over Collie Eagles in Collie, while Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Busselton could manage just four goals between them in very tough conditions at Brunswick Oval.  Busselton kicked all of their score in the first quarter, with Reserves leading goal kicker, Chris Strano kicking all three of the Lions goals.

On Sunday, Bunbury received a huge percentage boost when they thrashed Donnybrook, while South Bunbury were 43 points too good for Harvey Bulls, with Corbin Chambers kicking five goals for the Tigers.

This Saturday, Harvey Bulls host Collie Eagles, with the Bulls having the simple scenario of having to win to remain in the hunt for the fifth and final berth in the finals.  Carey Park host Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in the match of the round.  Regardless of the result Carey Park will remain fourth at the end of the round, but should they beat the Lions, the visitors will almost certainly finish second at the completion of round eighteen, losing the opportunity of a week off.  The third Saturday fixture will see Busselton host Augusta Margaret River in the Southern derby.  Busselton currently hold fifth place by two points, but have an inferior percentage to Bunbury who are sixth, and have equal amount of wins with the eighth placed Hawks.  The winner will stay in the hunt, while the loser will find it hard to recover, highlighting how crucial the match will be to both teams.

On Sunday, Bunbury and South Bunbury will know the scenarios, but either way, Bunbury simply must win otherwise they could drop as low as eighth place, while South Bunbury need to win to keep their chance of finishing on top of the ladder in tact, making this another crucial match.  In the final match, Eaton Boomers host bottom placed Donnybrook.

 

RESERVES

POS TEAM P W L D FF FG FOR AGST % PTS
1 South Bunbury 15 13 1 1 0 0 1103 625 176.48 54
2 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 15 13 2 0 0 0 1555 443 351.02 52
3 Eaton Boomers 15 11 3 1 0 0 1134 612 185.29 46
4 Carey Park 15 8 7 0 0 0 1006 882 114.06 32
5 Busselton 15 6 8 1 0 0 873 818 106.72 26
6 Bunbury 15 6 9 0 0 0 889 820 108.41 24
7 Harvey Bulls 15 6 9 0 0 0 879 1019 86.26 24
8 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 15 6 9 0 0 0 821 1119 73.37 24
9 Collie Eagles 15 4 10 1 0 0 756 1106 68.35 18
10 Donnybrook 15 0 15 0 0 0 407 1979 20.57 0