South Bunbury went back to the top of the Dale Alcock Homes South West Premiership Ladder, with a comfortable win over Carey Park on Saturday evening at Kelly Park.
In a dour opening quarter, both defences were on top, with the Tigers kicking the only goal of the quarter as light rain started to fall.
Carey Park stuck with South Bunbury in the second quarter, but a ten minute burst towards the end of the second quarter gave the visitors a 21 point lead at the main break.
The heaviest of the rain fell in the third quarter which is when South Bunbury really took the advantage, kicking six goals to one to blow the game open, and with the game beyond doubt the final quarter was a replica of the first, with South Bunbury taking the win by 59 points.
Cole Sawyer for the second week running was named best on ground, while Jay Wright and Blake Piggott also played well, with Jordan Strahan kicking five goals, with his second goal of the evening being his 50th of the season.
Jack Monhouse, Bill Brown and Ethan Maguire tried hard, but the Tigers were too strong.
South Bunbury will next face Donnybrook next Saturday in a twilight match at Hands Oval, while Carey Park will travel to Brunswick to take on the Lions in the Saturday afternoon fixture.
South Bunbury 1.4.10 4.6.30 10.9.69 11.10.76
Carey Park 0.3.3 1.3.9 2.3.15 2.5.17
Goals: South Bunbury – Jordan Strahan 5, Ethan Nordahl 3, Rocco Versace 1, Brayden Jones 1, Rhys Crawford 1. Carey Park – Viv Blurton 1, Jack DiLallo 1.
Best: South Bunbury – Cole Sawyer, Jay Wright, Blake Piggott, Martin Thompson. Carey Park – Jack Monkhouse, Bill Brown, Ethan Maguire, Bailey Taylor, Aaron Holmes, Jake Ireland.
Ground: Kelly Park
Umpires: Kevin Hutchins, Henry King, Cameron Valenti
Reports: Ethan Maguire reported for striking by Field Umpire Cameron Valenti