Reserves Competition Starting To Take Shape

At the half way mark of the 2018 SWFL Reserves competition, three teams have broken clear of the rest, headed by Harvey Brunswick Leschenault who have gone through the first round undefeated, with Eaton Boomers and South Bunbury both six points behind.

The weekends results saw the Lions defeat the Hawks at Gloucester Park on Saturday, with credit to be given to the home team, who never gave up at any stage, while Keegan Fortescue kicked four goals for the visitors, taking his seasons tally to 29.

An injury ravaged Collie Eagles, managed to score in only two quarters as they were soundly beaten by Bunbury, at the Collie Recreation Ground.  Cameron Hay kicked four goals for the Bulldogs.

Eaton Boomers over-came a very slow start to overhaul Harvey Bulls at Harvey on Sunday, twelve of the last thirteen goals to defeat the home team by 72 points.

Carey Park were highly inaccurate in the first half of their match against Donnybrook, kicking 5.13.43.  In the second half they kicked 12.3.75 to easily account for Donnybrook by 95 points.

In the game of the round, South Bunbury and Busselton played out a high quality encounter, with the Tigers getting the win by a solitary point.

This weekend is round ten, with South Bunbury hosting Carey Park on Saturday afternoon in what should be an excellent contest.  The other Saturday fixture will have Harvey Bulls hosting Busselton, with both teams looking to get the second half of the season off on the right foot.

The match of the round will be on Sunday at Payne Park, when fourth placed Bunbury host second placed Eaton Boomers.  Both teams are coming off big victories, with Bunbury needing to win to keep clear of the teams close behind them.  Collie Eagles will host Augusta Margaret River, with the injury plagued Collie needing to muster a victory to keep in touch with the top five.  Donnybrook will face the stiffest challenge of the round, with the bottom placed Dons to host the top placed Lions.

 

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 9 9 0 0 1026 275 373.09 36
2 Eaton Boomers 9 7 1 1 808 366 220.77 30
3 South Bunbury 9 7 1 1 623 367 169.75 30
4 Bunbury 9 5 4 0 571 479 119.21 20
5 Harvey Bulls 9 5 4 0 491 632 77.69 20
6 Carey Park 9 4 5 0 623 505 123.37 16
7 Busselton 9 3 5 1 526 542 97.05 14
8 Collie Eagles 9 2 6 1 483 667 72.41 10
9 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 9 1 8 0 399 907 43.99 4
10 Donnybrook 9 0 9 0 283 1093 25.89 0