Magpies Too Good For Dunsborough

Dunsborough were restricted to their lowest ever score since joining the SWFL this season, when Busselton dismantled their near neighbours on Sunday afternoon at the Dunsborough Playing Fields.

The forecast of showers didn’t eventuate, but the strong winds did eventuate making scoring tricky when the two teams battled it out in front of another healthy crowd at the Dunsborough venue.

The match saw Busselton kick six opening quarter goals, which ultimately would be more than enough to account for Dunsborough who managed two goals for the match.   In the second term, Dunsborough did get more of the ball and restricted Busselton’s ball movement, but managed just one goal for the term.

As the blustery conditions continued into the second half, Busselton kicked six goals in the third term, keeping Dunsborough scoreless as the margin moved to 86 points.  The final term saw both teams kick one goal each, with the final margin being 87 points.

Busselton again had a swathe of players chip in to kick goals, with ten players kicking the Magpies 15 goals, with Beau Chinnery kicking four goals.  Bailey Sanford played an excellent game for the black and whites, with Mitch Tenardi and Brandy Armstrong also playing well.   The Sharks meanwhile struggled with the conditions and Busselton’s slick ball movement.

After the Nutrien Ag bye, Busselton will host Donnybrook in a top of the table blockbuster at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, while Dunsborough will have another home game, hosting third placed South Bunbury.

Match Centre
Busselton  6.4.40  8.5.53  14.10.94  15.12.102
Dunsborough 0.1.1  1.2.8  1.2.8  2.3.15

Goals:  Busselton – Beau Chinnery 4, Liam Creighton 2, Brodie Howell 2, Brandy Armstrong 1, Jaxon East 1, Kobi Howell 1, Mitchell Howlett 1, Dylan Patterson 1, Bailey Sanford 1, Mitchell Tenardi 1.  Dunsborough – Cal Foster 1, Paris Murdock 1.
Best:  BusseltonBailey Sanford, Mitchell Tenardi, Brandy Armstrong, Jason Fish, Ethan Bowman, Beau Chinnery.  Dunsborough – Hunter Hall, James Batterham, Darcy Reader, Jack Byrne, Nicolas Reid, Shayne Zanetti.
Ground:  Dunsborough Playing Fields
Umpires: Kevin Hutchins, Matthew Stewart, Cameron Valenti
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  752

Mitch Tenardi leaps high to take a great mark. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands