Race For Qualifying Final Continues In Colts Competition

The Colts competition remains close within the top five leading into the second last round of the competition,  after the weekends round provided no surprise results.

The race for second place will go right down to the wire, with second, third and fourth still very much up for dispute.

Augusta Margaret River easily accounted for an under-manned Harvey Bulls, Busselton narrowly downed a highly competitive Collie Eagles, South Bunbury defeated Eaton Boomers by 66 points, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault thrashed Donnybrook and Bunbury struggled all match to shake off Carey Park, with the top team getting across the line by four goals.

Round seventeen has one top five clash on Saturday, with top placed Bunbury taking on fifth placed South Bunbury.  Irrespective of the result, the Tigers will finish fifth, but they are playing a good brand of football and could easily topple Bunbury.  In the other Saturday fixture, Busselton (third) take on a highly competitive Carey Park (seventh).  The Magpies simply have to win to hold on to third place, as fourth placed Augusta Margaret River have a much better percentage.

The match of the round will be between Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Augusta Margaret River, with just one game separating the two teams.  Both teams kicked big scores in round fifteen, with the Lions in the box seat to finish second or third at the end of the home and away season, should they win.  If the Hawks win, they also remain in contention for the double chance (Qualifying Final), and should they lose, they will have to rely on Busselton losing the night before to remain in contention, otherwise they will be confirmed as playing South Bunbury in an Elimination Final.

Donnybrook will host Collie Eagles and Eaton Boomers will travel to Harvey to take on the Bulls in the other two fixtures, with all four teams in the bottom half of the ladder.

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FF FG FOR AGST % PTS
1 Bunbury 16 15 1 0 0 0 1623 610 266.07 60
2 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 16 13 3 0 0 0 1518 732 207.38 52
3 Busselton 16 13 3 0 0 0 1374 884 155.43 52
4 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 16 12 4 0 0 0 1382 752 183.78 48
5 South Bunbury 16 9 6 1 0 0 1120 726 154.27 38
6 Collie Eagles 16 6 10 0 0 0 917 1390 65.97 24
7 Carey Park 16 5 11 0 0 0 938 1112 84.35 20
8 Eaton Boomers 16 3 12 1 0 0 708 1210 58.51 14
9 Harvey Bulls 16 2 13 1 0 0 506 1728 29.28 10
10 Donnybrook 16 0 15 1 0 0 585 1527 38.31 2