No Winners In Thrilling Draw!

Eaton Boomers and Collie Eagles have fought out a thrilling draw at Glen Huon Reserve on Sunday afternoon, where both teams will be wondering what might have been.

With the Boomers desperately needing to win to keep their finals hopes alive, they came from 29 points down in the second quarter to twice take the lead in the final term.  The Eagles on the other hand, squandered an opportunity to win, giving up that lead they had built early in the match with some excellent football.

The Eagles led for most of the match, leading by 11 points at quarter time, 27 points at half time and still by 20 points at three quarter time.  With the their season on the line, the Boomers stormed home, taking the lead late in the match, only to give it back again a minute later.

In a stirring last couple of minutes both teams had an opportunity to win, but were not able to kick the winning goal.

At full time the Scoreboard showed 76 – 75 in favour of the Boomers, but most at the ground were aware that wasn’t correct and the goal umpires quickly amended it for the second League draw of the season, which now sees the bottom four teams on the ladder all with a draw.

The draw does nothing for Eaton Boomers chance of making the finals, and they now sit six points behind Donnybrook.  As predicted Collie will certainly cause plenty of trouble for other teams chances in the run home, having now lost (or not won) 50% of their matches by 20 points or less.  To have any chance of qualify for the finals, Eaton will have to beat Bunbury next Sunday, while Collie’s League team have the bye, while their Colts and Reserves play Dunsborough.

MATCH CENTRE

Eaton Boomers  1.2.8   3.5.23  7.7.49  11.10.76
Collie Eagles  3.1.19  8.2.50  11.3.69  12.4.76

Goals:  Eaton Boomers – Greg Humphries 4, Jacob Dragovich 2, Joel Houghton 2, Brandon Jetta 2, Jordan Falco 1.  Collie Eagles – Adam Bignell 4, Jack Davidson 2, Jayce Fontana 2, Sam Salmeri 2, Shaquille Mackenzie 1, Zac Pilatti 1.
Best:  Eaton BoomersMitchell Kings, Gregory Humphries, Joel Houghton, Jacob Dragovich, Riley Pokler, Jordan Falco.  Collie Eagles – Adam Bignell, Shaquille Mckenzie, Jack Davidson, Paul Rinder, Jayce Fontana, Jack Rinder.
Ground:  Glen Huon Reserve
Umpires:  Aaron Andrews, Braden Surrall
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  403

Collie Eagles today, wondering what might have been.