Reserves Derby Best Of The Weekend

The Reserves WA Day Derby between South Bunbury and Bunbury was the best of the five games across the weekend, with the match going right down to the wire.

Despite getting the better of the first quarter, South Bunbury gave up their 13 point quarter time lead, with Bunbury three points in front at half time.   In a tight third quarter South Bunbury took back the lead by five points at the final change, before Bunbury kicked two goals in the early part of the final quarter to rest back the advantage.  The Tigers were not to be denied, kicking the final two goals of the game to win by eleven points, cementing themselves in the top three of the competition.

In other matches, Busselton were always in control against Augusta Margaret River to win by 37 points.  Harvey Bulls were 55 points too good for an injury ravaged Collie Eagles, while Harvey Brunswick Leschenault kept Carey Park goal-less in the first half, winning by 66 points.   Eaton Boomers meanwhile, kicked 26 goals in their 122 point demolition of Donnybrook, which has enabled the Boomers to move to second place on the ladder.

This weekend, Harvey Brunswick Leschenault will take on Collie Eagles, with the Lions looking to extend their winning run to eight.  Seventh placed Busselton will host Donnybrook on Saturday, with the Magpies looking to win to stay in touch with Collie and Bunbury for the fifth spot on the ladder.

The match of the round will take place at Glen Huon Reserve on Sunday, with the Boomers (second) taking on South Bunbury (third).  Both teams have won six games each, separated by percentage only.  In another quality match, fifth placed Bunbury, will host fourth placed Harvey, while Carey Park and Augusta Margaret River will play in the other Sunday fixture at Kelly Park.

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 7 7 0 0 769 217 354.38 28
2 Eaton Boomers 7 6 1 0 667 297 224.58 24
3 South Bunbury 7 6 1 0 526 271 194.10 24
4 Harvey Bulls 7 5 2 0 432 493 87.63 20
5 Bunbury 7 3 4 0 437 438 99.77 12
6 Collie Eagles 7 2 4 1 451 432 104.40 10
7 Busselton 7 2 4 1 367 458 80.13 10
8 Carey Park 7 2 5 0 420 437 96.11 8
9 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 7 1 6 0 311 698 44.56 4
10 Donnybrook 7 0 7 0 239 878 27.22 0