Strong Second Half Sets Up Dons Win

Donnybrook eventually overcome Eaton on Saturday afternoon at Glen Huon Reserve, with a strong second half setting up a 42 point win, in round twelve of the SWFL season.

The Dons went into the match as heavy favourites, sitting second of the premiership ladder, but Eaton gave plenty of cheek in the first half, challenging the Dons right throughout.

Donnybrook started the better of the two teams, kicking the first three goals and there were danger signs for the home team, but two late goals reduced the margin to five points at quarter time.   Both teams kicked three goals each in the second quarter in what was an entertaining contest.

After half time though, Donnybrook flexed their collective muscle, kicking eight goals to two, to win by seven goals.

Jeff Smith again led the forward line, kicking five goals and along with Zac Trigwell who kicked three, gave plenty of headaches for the Boomers defence.  Clayton Giblett played a good game for the Dons, along with Sam Perkusich who continues to play well.

Paul Rinder again played a great game for the Boomers, and continues to be one of the premier ruckmen in the competition. James Chadwick and Brendan Craig also played well, but overall, the Dons had too many winners across the ground.

Eaton will host Busselton in round thirteen, while Donnybrook will host Dunsborough.

Match Centre
Donnybrook  3.3.21  6.6.42  11.8.74  14.10.94
Eaton  2.4.16  5.6.36  6.7.43  7.10.52

Goals:  Donnybrook – Jeff Smith 5, Zac Trigwell 3, Sam Bevan 2, Tyson McWilliam 2, Trent Brown 1, Ben Frazer 1.   Eaton – Tanner Allen 1, Eli Hill 1, Jackson Hill 1, Gregory Humphries 1, Shaquille Mckenzie 1, Josh Scott 1, Scot Tynan
Best:  DonnybrookClayton Giblett, Zac Trigwell, Tyson McWilliam, Sam Perkusich, Chris Atthowe, Hamish Hutton.  Eaton – Paul Rinder, James Chadwick, Brendan Craig, Cade Bolton, Darren Thorne, Shaquille Mckenzie
Ground:  Glen Huon Reserve
Umpires:  Daniel Ebert, Damien O’Donoghue
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  489

Kai Luzi about to send the football forward with his trusty left foot. Photo courtesy of Kyle Daniels