Tigers Break Lions Stranglehold

Harvey Brunswick Leschenaults ten game winning streak came to an end on the weekend, when South Bunbury defeated the Lions in the match of the round in the Reserves competition in the South West Football League.

In a low scoring affair, the Tigers led by a point at the first break and by six points at half time, as the Lions started to become wayward in front of goals.  South Bunbury opened a handy lead in the third quarter, leading by 22 points at the final change, as the home team amassed 2.9.21.  Like a good team they did fight back by the Tigers held on to win by 12 points, with Brynn Francis kicking five goals.

On Saturday, Augusta Margaret River were way to good for Donnybrook (130 points) and Busselton easily accounted for Bunbury by 36 points.   Beau Chinnery continued his good form in front of goals, kicking four goals.

Eaton Boomers found themselves four points down at quarter time against Collie Eagles, who then failed to score for the remainder of the match, allowing the Boomers a 72 point win.  The final game of the round was a thriller between, Carey Park and Harvey Bulls with nothing separating both teams throughout, with the Panthers coming from 7 points down at the final change, winning by two points.

The loss by the Lions has breathed life into the top of the Reserves table, with three teams now fighting for top spot, while only two points separate Busselton, Carey Park, Bunbury and Harvey Bulls.  With a bye, all teams get an opportunity to regroup, before the run to the finals.

 

CURRENT LADDER

POS TEAM P W L D FOR AGST % PTS
1 Harvey Brunswick Leschenault 11 10 1 0 1281 334 383.53 40
2 Eaton Boomers 11 9 1 1 953 424 224.76 38
3 South Bunbury 11 9 1 1 751 476 157.77 38
4 Busselton 11 5 5 1 680 649 104.78 22
5 Carey Park 11 5 6 0 749 636 117.77 20
6 Bunbury 11 5 6 0 648 607 106.75 20
7 Harvey Bulls 11 5 6 0 627 781 80.28 20
8 Augusta Margaret River Football Club 11 3 8 0 609 959 63.50 12
9 Collie Eagles 11 2 8 1 535 819 65.32 10
10 Donnybrook 11 0 11 0 297 1445 20.55 0