Inaugural Season For Dunsborough A Success

Dunsborough may have finished ninth on the ladder at the end of the home and away season, however it will be declared an unmitigated success, as the Sharks finished 2023, with a convincing win over Eaton, who as a result finished on the bottom of the ladder.

The Sharks were in total control of the contest at Glen Huon Reserve, kicking five goals in the opening term, with Shayne Zanetti outstanding, kicking three of the Sharks first four goals, as the Sharks took an eighteen point lead into the first break.

Neither team could manage a goal in the second term, but it would be the third term that ended any resistance the Boomers may have had.  The Sharks would kick six straight goals, while the Boomers managed three behinds.

Dunsborough again kicked straight in the final term, while the Boomers kicked 2.7 (19) for the term, ultimately having more scoring shots, more inside 50s and more centre breaks, however the inaccuracy cost them severely.

Daniel Atkinson and Chris White were amongst the best for the Sharks, while Paul Rinder and Greg Humphries were again amongst the best for the Boomers.

Both teams will enjoy the rest before 2024, with Eaton starting a rebuild, while Dunsborough will be looking to consolidate on their foundations built this year for a better season next year.

Dunsborough  5.2.32  5.5.35  11.5.71  14.5.89
Eaton  2.2.14  2.7.19  2.10.22  4.17.41

Goals:  Dunsborough – Shayne Zanetti 4, Matthew Burgess 3, Jake Green 2, Chris White 2, Pat McGinnity 1, Sam Phillips 1,  Nic Reid.  Eaton – Karl Collard 1, Travis Hotchin 1, Brendon Page 1, Brandon Peglar 1.
Best:  DunsboroughDaniel Atkinson, Chris White, Hunter Hall, Nicolas Reid, Darcy Reader, Brodie Gould.  Eaton – Jackson Hill, Paul Rinder, Gregory Humphries, Lochlan Kent, Josh Bowe
Ground:  Glen Huon Reserve
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Michael Hearne, Riley Hearne
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  440