Tigers Take Another Scalp

South Bunbury have gone on their merry way, accounting for Carey Park at Hands Oval on Sunday afternoon, in round eight of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL season.

The match was played in windy and sometimes wet conditions, but that never affected South Bunbury who defeated last years grand finalists by 85 points.

Cole Sawyer looking up forward for the Tigers.

The Tigers kicked the opening goal which was immediately answered by Brady Lenaghan.  South Bunbury then very quickly kicked four unanswered goals to Blaine Johnson from a set shot, Richard Bourne from the pocket, Ben Horsman courtesy of a 50m penalty and Johnson again, to open up a 26 point advantage.

Rory O’Brien snapped a good goal early in the second quarter to reduce the margin to 21 points, after which time, it was all the Tigers.  In what has become their trademark this season, the Tigers dominated the second half, kicking nine goals to two in the dominant performance.

Blaine Johnson and Richard Bourne kicked ten goals between them, with Bourne particularly in the first quarter dominating in the forward line.  Shaun Crane and Kade Wallrodt continued their good form, as did Brayden Jones who will now face second placed Harvey Brunswick Leschenault in a top of the table clash on Sunday.   Carey Park were well served by Jaxon Bell and Zane Verhaaf, but the Panthers were always behind on the scoreboard in a tough day for the Panthers.  They will need to regroup before a crucial clash with Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon.

Match Centre

South Bunbury    6.3.39     10.6.66     14.10.94     19.14.128
Carey Park                1.0.6         4.2.26       6.5.41         6.7.43

Goals:  South Bunbury – Blaine Johnson 6, Richard Bourne 4, Brayden Jones 4, Tyson Lane 2, Kevin Chitty 1, Shaun Crane 1, Kade Wallrodt 1,  Carey Park  – Jayden Collard 2, Kelvin Lawrence 2, Brady Lenaghan 1, Rory O’Brien 1.
Best:  South Bunbury  – Shaun Crane, Kade Wallrodt, Brayden Jones, Thomas Gallaway, Rocco Versace, Finn Baskerville.   Carey Park – Jaxon Bell, Zane Verhaaf, Jack DiLallo, Liam Stewart, Reece Payne, Zakary Tetlow
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Braden Surrall, Damien O’Donoghue, Talen Guthrie
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  811

It was a tough day for the Panthers at Hands Memorial Oval – Photos courtesy of Wayne Hislop