Harvey Bulls Get The Four Points

Harvey Bulls desperately needed the four points to stay in touch with the top five, and that is what they got when they traveled to the Collie Recreation Ground to face the Collie Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

With the temperature hovering around twelve degrees, the opening quarter started in a blaze of glory, with eight goals kicked in the opening term, with the Bulls taking a twelve point lead to the first break.

It would be the second quarter where the match would be won, with Harvey kicking seven goals unanswered on their way to a run of eleven straight goals before Collie scored their fourth goal in the third term.  Collie had a brief period of dominance kicking four quick goals, but Harvey answered late with two of their own, with the Bulls leading by 48 points at the final break.

With the match won, Harvey dominated possession in the final term winning by 59 points, getting a much needed percentage boost in the process.    Andrew Haydon continued his excellent season, and Lloyd Beever also played well, while Sam Lewis did a few useful things on his return after a long injury layoff.    Talan Michael and Cameron Davidson tried hard for the Eagles, but the Bulls were too dominant particularly through the middle stages of the match.

Collie will now face Carey Park next Saturday in Collie for the Indigenous Recognition match, while Harvey will face Augusta Margaret River on Sunday, in what is a mini elimination final, even this far out from finals.

Match Centre
Harvey Bulls  5.2.32  12.3.75  15.5.95  18.6.114
Collie Eagles 3.2.20  3.4.22  7.5.47  8.7.55

Goals:  Harvey Bulls – Matthew Bennell 3, Evan Hill 3, Brad Holmes 3, James Spark 3, Andrew Haydon 2, Sam Lewis 1, Jacob Pickett 1, Eli Smith 1, Christian Tirli 1.  Collie Eagles – Ben Higgs 3, Jayce Fontana 2, Billy Bebbington 1, Adam Bignell 1, Tom Monaghan 1.
Best:  Harvey BullsAndrew Haydon, Rhys Anzellino, Thomas Wood, Lloyd Beever, James Spark.  Collie Eagles – Cameron Davidson, Jack Rinder, Samuel Russell, Adam Bignell, Talan Michael, Zac Pilatti.
Ground:  Collie Recreation Ground
Umpires:  Vance Burton, Daniel Ebert
Reports: Nil
Crowd:  454

Photo courtesy of Faye Golding.