Three Thrillers In Round Four

A draw, a five and six point margin and two blow outs sum up round four of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, South West Football League season.

Harvey Bulls became the last League team to endure a draw, in a thrilling Saturday night match against South Bunbury at Hands Oval.  After

South Bunbury Tigers

the Tigers led by 11 points and quarter time and 13 points at half time, the Bulls fought back, hitting the lead

Harvey Bulls

by 4 points at three quarter time, leading to a last quarter stand-off.  It would be goal for goal in the final term, with a goal at the 30 minute mark of a 32 minute final quarter, leveling the scores for the final time, with both teams locked at 12.7.79.

Ben Horsman kicked three goals for the home team while Bradley Holmes continued his great start to the season, kicking five goals.

Less than 24 hours later, Eaton Boomers and Collie Eagles would also find themselves fighting out a thriller, with scores locked at 6.4.40 in a low scoring affair at Glen Huon Reserve.  The Eagles would kick two of the final three goals to hold off the Boomers by five points, with both teams having chances at victory in an entertaining match.

At Brunswick, it also came down to the wire between Harvey Brunswick Leschenault and Carey Park.  Scores were level with 90 seconds remaining, with the ball stuck in the Panthers goal square but great defence by the Lions kept the Panthers from a score and the lead, before taking the ball the length of the field to win the game.

Payne Park was the venue for Bunbury and Augusta Margaret River clash, which promised to be a beauty, but it didn’t live up to expectations, with the Hawks failing to score in the second quarter, trailing by 45 points at the main break.  It didn’t get any better in the second half with the home team winning by 70 points.

On Saturday afternoon, Busselton would win their first game of the season, defeating Donnybrook at VC Mitchell Park by 38 points.  The Magpies had the ascendancy all day and had a comfortable victory.

Round Five, will see Collie Eagles and Harvey Brunswick Leschenault figure in the match of the round on Sunday, currently second and third on the ladder.   Augusta Margaret River and Donnybrook will also play on Sunday, both inside the top five and both with two wins each, making this another crucial fixture.  Sixth placed South Bunbury will travel across the road to Kelly Park to take on Carey Park on Saturday, in what will be another highly competitive match.  In other fixtures, Eaton Boomers will host Busselton, and Harvey Bulls will host Bunbury.