Kohlmann Nets Eight As Tigers Overcome Sharks

South Bunbury for most of the match were staring down the jaws of defeat at the hands of Dunsborough, before a big final term saw the Tigers defeat the Sharks by 39 points at Hands Memorial Oval on Sunday afternoon.

In a tight first term, with plenty of the play on the outer side of Hands Oval on a perfect day for football, Cal Foster would kick the only goal of the first term, giving the visitors the early advantage.

The second term produced much of the same in the early minutes before Cameron Dean ran into an open goal and scored the Sharks second goal.  Leigh Kohlmann finally got the Tigers first goal at the eleven minute mark of the second quarter, with a set shot from 15 metres out.  His goal was quickly negated by the Sharks when Dean snuck on inside the left goal post to give Dunsborough an eleven point lead.  When Mack Candy snapped a good goal soon after the margin was seventeen points and in the context of the game, a very handy lead.  Kohlmann kicked his second goal late in time on as the visitors took an eleven point lead into the main break.

Dunsborough never scored in the third quarter, but it wasn’t until the twenty minute mark of the third quarter when Kohlmann kicked his fourth that South Bunbury actually hit the front.

Kohlmann would be brilliant up forward, kicking four goals in the last term to end up with eight goals in an outstanding display.

The Sharks again showed how competitive they are going to be, and for a good portion of the match looked the better team.

In what will now be a Super Sunday in round five of the SWFL, South Bunbury will host Carey Park in what should a cracker game, with a big crowd expected, while Dunsborough will host Collie Eagles, with both teams seeking their first win.

MATCH CENTRE

South Bunbury  0.2.2  2.5.17  5.6.36  12.8.80
Dunsborough  1.3.9  4.4.28  4.4.28  6.5.41

Goals:  South Bunbury – Leigh Kohlmann 8, Guy Piggott 2, Jay Crossman 1, Riley Westra 1.  Dunsborough – Cameron Dean 2, Chris White 2, Mack Candy 1, Cal Foster 1.
Best:  South BunburyLachlan Princi, Tyson Giles, Ben Horsman, Rocco Versace.  Dunsborough – Daniel Atkinson, Chris White, Jake Green, Darcy Reader, Zac Burgess, Max Paterson
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Cameron Edmonds, Cameron Valenti, Ben Whitehill
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  624

It was pretty congested in the first half as Dunsborough took it right up to the Tigers. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop