South Bunbury have come from five goals down mid way through the third quarter, to win by a point over last season’s Grand Finalists, Busselton, in a thrilling finish to the final game in round two of the South West Football League season.
After a dour first quarter, Busselton kicked six goals in the second quarter to open up a 23 point lead at the half time break, and would go on to kick the only goal of the third quarter to lead by 28 points at the final change.
The final quarter would be all South Bunbury who kicked two quick goals to start applying pressure to Busselton, who still led by 18 points at the 16 minute mark of the final term before the Tigers came with a rush hitting the front with three minutes remaining. Busselton had their chances in the dying minutes of the match, but weren’t able to convert, with the Tigers holding on for the first one point margin of the season.
The red and whites will take on Augusta Margaret River on Sunday at Gloucester Park, with the Hawks undefeated after two rounds, while Busselton will have to quickly regroup when the take on Bunbury at Sir Stewart Bovell Park.
South Bunbury League 2.4-16 3.4-22 3.7-25 8.9-57
Busselton League 1.1-7 7.3-45 8.5-53 8.8-56
Goal: J. Strahan 4, T. Sutherland 2, M. Giacci, C. Nelson
Best: K. Chitty, J. Strahan, C. Sawyer, J. Padlie, T. Gorter, B. Horsman
Busselton: Not Supplied
Umpires: Scott Jones, Michael Hearne, Daniel Ebert
Ground: Hands Memorial Oval