Reserves Matches Lopsided

Round six of the South West Football League Reserves competition had three very lop-sided results, while two matches were decided by less than four goals.

South Bunbury were too good for Harvey Bulls with Dale Wilkinson kicking seven goals for the Tigers.  The final margin was a whopping 105 points.

Donnybrook did not fare much better against Bunbury who won by 102 points, with Liam Renton, Aaron Mills and Cameron Hay all kicking three goals each, with eleven players kicking a goal for the Bulldogs.

The biggest margin of the weekend would be reserved for Sunday’s match at Glen Huon Reserve, with Eaton Boomers thrashing Augusta Margaret River by 131 points.   Stephen Kane kicked six goals for the Boomers and Robert Loo kicked four in a match where the Hawks didn’t score until the third quarter.

On Saturday night Carey Park and Collie Eagles were engaged in a close contest, although the Panthers did lead throughout.  Carey Park got the best of the start, leading by 14 points at quarter time, by 12 points at half time, by 15 points at three quarter time, and eventually won by 10 points.

The final clash between Busselton and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault was also a tight contest by the very strong Lions outfit held sway throughout the match to win by 22 points. Busselton took the match right up to the Lions, playing way better than their ladder positions suggested.  Chris Strano kicked three goals for the Lions to take his seasons total to 30.

Round seven will see matches scattered across the long weekend, with ninth placed Augusta Margaret River taking on eighth placed Busselton.  The winner will have a chance to remain close to the fifth placed team in the competition, while for the loser, it could become a very long season.  Undefeated Harvey Brunswick Leschenault will host Carey Park (7th), with the Panthers needing a good start to stay with the Lions who boast a percentage of 380.92%.

On Sunday Collie Eagles host Harvey Bulls, with the home team hoping to upset fourth place Bulls to remain in touch with the five.  Bottom placed Donnybrook will take on third placed Eaton Boomers at VC Mitchell Park, with the Boomers having an opportunity to move to second place, dependant on the result of Monday’s Match between South Bunbury and Bunbury.  The WA Day Derby will be highly competitve, with both teams coming off huge wins in what will be the Reserves match of the round.

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FF FG FOR AGST % PTS
1 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 6 6 0 0 0 0 659 173 380.92 24
2 South Bunbury 6 5 1 0 0 0 462 218 211.93 20
3 Eaton Boomers 6 5 1 0 0 0 505 257 196.50 20
4 Harvey Bulls 6 4 2 0 0 0 347 463 74.95 16
5 Bunbury 6 3 3 0 0 0 384 374 102.67 12
6 Collie Eagles 6 2 3 1 0 0 421 347 121.33 10
7 Carey Park 6 2 4 0 0 0 376 327 114.98 8
8 Busselton 6 1 4 1 0 0 283 411 68.86 6
9 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 6 1 5 0 0 0 264 614 43.00 4
10 Donnybrook 6 0 6 0 0 0 199 716 27.79 0