South Bunbury Host Donnybrook Saturday Evening

In a crucial clash at Hands Oval on Saturday evening, South Bunbury will host Donnybrook in what promises to be a great game, with both teams desperate for the four points.

A win to South Bunbury will keep them on top of the ladder, while Donnybrook currently sit sixth on the ladder, just 0.73% behind Harvey Bulls who play Augusta Margaret River on Sunday.   A win by the Dons could put them into fifth even if the Bulls win depending on the margins.

In the encounter earlier in the year, Donnybrook started well leading by 13 points at quarter time, 6 points at half time, and scores were locked at 9.5.59 a piece at the final change.  The Tigers would go on to win by fourteen points with Tom Gorter and Jay Crossman amongst the Tigers best.

Since that time, the Tigers have gone on to win six of their last seven games, while Donnybrook have stumbled and two weeks ago fell out of the five at the expense of the Harvey Bulls, who downed the Dons by 40 points, but in a massive form reversal, last weekend Donnybrook accounted for Busselton to the tune of 43 points.  The Dons will be looking to continue that form on Saturday under the bright lights at Hands Oval, and can go along way to booking a finals berth if they can.  Sean Lynch, Ben Howlett and Jacob Kendle all had plenty of possessions and will need to be watched carefully by the Tigers.

The Tigers also have plenty of players in good form including Captain Kevin Chitty, Bodhi and Ethan Nordahl and Jordan Strahan who has kicked 53 goals for the season, and will be just some of the players Donnybrook will need to shut down to record a victory.   The Dons will have added incentive with veteran Shane Cristaldi playing his 250th game.

Game Times:  Colts: 12.35pm, Reserves 2.30pm, League 4.30pm


Jake Anderson being chased down by Kevin Chitty earlier this season in the Round 9 clash at VC Mitchell Park. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.