Lions Win Colts Elimination Final

Harvey Brunswick Leschenault have kept their 2023, Apprentice & Traineeship Co Season alive, with a 37 point win over Busselton at VC Mitchell Park on Sunday morning.

It took less than 60 seconds for the Lions to score with Lain Haunold converting a set shot.  Three minutes later Bronson Martin goaled on the run, and when Haunold kicked his second just five minutes in, Busselton were on the back foot.  The Magpies started to dominate possession but it wasn’t until the 14 minute mark through Angus McDonald that they scored.

The second quarter replicated the first with Luke Crane kicking truly in the first minute giving the Lions a four goal advantage, which soon became five when Levi Cooper converted a double reversal.  Initially Cooper gave away the free kick and 50m only to win back the kick after a Busselton misdemeanor.  A running goal to Cooper gave him two goals in three minutes, and the Magpies were all of a sudden 36 points in arrears.  A late goal to Fletcher Robbins gave the Magpies a glimmer of hope, trailing by 29 points at the main break.

The Magpies dominated the third term, but didn’t really get reward for effort kicking two goals to one, as the margin sat at 22 points at three quarter time.

The final term was all the Lions, despite Busselton kicking the opening goal through Robbins.  Harvey Brunswick Leschnault went on to kick the final four goals of the game, to keep their season alive.  The Lions will now play South Bunbury in the first semi final.

Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 4.2.26  7.2.44 8.4.52  12.8.80
Busselton  1.2.8  2.3.15  4.6.30  6.7.43

Goals:  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Luke Bennett 2, Levi Cooper 2, Lain Haunold 2, Bronson Martin 2, Luke Crane 1. Lattrell May 1, Max Rognetta 1, Tyson Wallinger 1. Busselton – Angus McDonald 2, Fletcher Robbins 2, Sett Matteo 1, Joshua Sutherland 1.
Best:  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Luke Bennett, Jacoby Parfitt, Bronson Martin, Brodie Hewer, Lain Haunold, Levi Cooper.  Busselton – Justin Hodder, Fletcher Robbins, Joshua Sutherland, Leonardo Guthridge, Seth Matteo.
Ground:  VC Mitchell Park
Umpires:  Scott Buchanan, Peter Traeger, Jarrad Bailey
Reports: Nil
Crowd: 700 approx

Photos courtesy of Sharyn Newlands