Dunsborough Looking To Change Fortunes

Dunsborough will be looking for better fortunes when they play Bunbury on Sunday afternoon at the Dunsborough Playing Fields, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership season.

The Sharks were in front during the third quarter of their clash with Busselton, but failed to score in the final term as Busselton piled on ten goals, while Bunbury defeated Augusta Margaret River last Sunday, after trailing in the third term.

The two teams have only played twice before, with the first match ending in a thrilling draw, while Dunsborough led for all but the last ten minutes of their match at Payne Park, going down by five points in their most recent encounter.

Bunbury sit second on the ladder with six wins from eight matches, while Dunsborough are ninth with two wins from eight games.

Dunsborough will need players to step up to replace injured captain Max Paterson, with Paterson exclusively in the best players this season for the Sharks.  The Sharks will also need to find a way to stop Joel Houghton who leads the SWFL goal kicking with 42 goals, courtesy of the Bunbury midfield who have been in great form this season, and have provided plenty of the ball to Houghton lace out this season.

The weather will be fine but windy on Sunday, so the team that makes the most of their opportunities will go a long way towards taking the victory.  This is the only time this season the two sides meet.

Match Details
Colts 9.25am, Reserves 11.20am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.40pm
Coverage
Quarterly Score Updates SWFL Facebook Page

 

Eagles To Host Magpies Sunday

Collie Eagles will host Busselton this Sunday at the Collie Recreation Ground, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

The Eagles who narrowly lost to Harvey Bulls in round nine by four points, will look to turn that into a win against Busselton, who are yet to win away from Sir Stewart Bovell Park in 2024.

Collie currently sit in tenth place, just 0,03% of last placed Eaton, while Busselton are seventh with four wins from eight games, with a Magpies victory potentially putting the premiers into fifth place should both Carey Park and Donnybrook lose.

Meanwhile Collie Coach Ash Stewart was happy with the endeavour of the team last week against the Bulls, with just one quarter letting the side down from winning its second game.   With a couple of key defensive personnel not available for the clash, Collie will be looking to stop the supply getting to the forward line, after Busselton kicked ten final quarter goals against Dunsborough last Saturday.

Busselton have won eight of the last ten contests including the last match by a whopping 145 points – the Eagles will be hoping the margin is nothing like that on Sunday.

Match Details
Colts 9.25am, Reserves 11.20am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.40pm
Coverage
Quarterly Score Updates on SWFL Facebook Page.

Jayce Fontana is the Eagles leading goal kicker in 2024.

Dons And Lions Looking To Bounce Back

Donnybrook will host Harvey Brunswick Leschenault on Sunday afternoon at Boyanup Oval, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

Both teams are coming off a loss in round nine, with the Dons losing to Carey Park, while Harvey Brunswick Leschenault were shown the true power of South Bunbury, with a big defeat at Brunswick Oval.

The Lions are third on the ladder, with six wins from eight games, while Donnybrook are fifth with four wins from eight matches, with the Dons equal on points with Carey Park and Busselton, both of whom could win in round ten, which would leave the Dons in a precarious position should they lose.

The Lions had some key personnel out of their side last week, while the Dons suffered some injuries in their match with Carey Park, and will need a strong side to combat the Lions, who up until last week had been a formidable unit.

Both sides have strong midfields and potent forward lines, both of which have been well held in the last couple of weeks.  With fine weather and no wind forecast for Boyanup on Sunday, a good match is definitely in store.

Match Details
Colts 9.25am, Reserves 11.20am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.40pm
Coverage
Live Scoring all matches on PlayHQ

Cooper Clarke-Dehring has been in good form for the Dons.

Vital Clash At Gloucester Park Saturday

Augusta Margaret River will host Carey Park on Saturday afternoon, in a vital match for both sides when they play at Gloucester Park in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL Premiership Season.

The Hawks are coming off a loss to Bunbury last Sunday, while Carey Park are fresh off a win at home against Donnybrook.   The Hawks sit fourth on the ladder with five wins from eight games, while Carey Park are sixth on the ladder, with four wins from eight games.

Augusta Margaret River have won three of their four matches at home this season, while the Panthers are yet to win away from home, something they will be wanting to arrest on Saturday.

Carey Park welcomed back Ryan King last Saturday and he immediately had an impact kicking four goals, while Kelvin Lawrence was brilliant both on the ground and in the air, and also contributed three goals.   Meanwhile the Hawks have plenty of firepower of their own, with Jack McMahon and Matthew Bannister contributing 35 goals between them.

Should the Hawks win, they will consolidate their position within the five and potentially move back to third place, at the expense of Harvey Brunswick Leschenault, should they lose to Donnybrook.  Should the Hawks lose,  and Donnybrook win, Augusta Margaret River will drop to fifth place.  Carey Park find themselves in a three way battle for the fifth place on the ladder with Donnybrook and Busselton.  It is conceivable that all three teams could win, meaning the Panthers would either remain sixth or potentially drop to seventh, despite winning, subject to Busselton defeating Collie by six goals or more.  A loss by Carey Park will have them seventh at the end of the round, with nine games remaining.

Match Details
Colts 10.15am, Reserves 12.10pm, League 2.10pm
Coverage
Quarterly Score Updates SWFL Facebook Page of Colts & Reserves.  SEN App, 621am & 1494am for League.

Uphill Task As Boomers Take On Tigers

Eaton will have nothing to lose when they play South Bunbury on Saturday afternoon at Hands Memorial Oval, in round ten of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

After nine rounds, South Bunbury are yet to be defeated, while Eaton sit at the bottom of the ladder.   Eaton simply have nothing to lose, after the Tigers thrashed Harvey Brunswick Leschenault last Sunday at Brunswick Oval, with an emphatic performance, which has pundits asking who will beat the Tigers this season.

The Tigers firepower was on full display, kicking nine goals in the opening term, with their trademark second half suffocation also in vogue where they keep teams to next to no score.

Eaton are coming off the bye and will be fresh for the challenge, with the ruck match up one to watch, as Paul Rinder has been the dominant ruckman in the competition for some time now, while Greg Humphries has been outstanding on a weekly basis for the Boomers.

South Bunbury meanwhile, will not take the game lightly, knowing that on any given day a team can have an off day, enough for any team, regardless of ladder position to cause an upset, something coach Julian Burgess is sure to have emphasised at training.  The Tigers have the bye in round eleven.

Match Details
Colts 9.25am, Reserves 11.20am, Women’s 1.10pm, League 2.40pm
Coverage
Live Scoring of all matches on PlayHQ, and SWFL Facebook.