Tigers Win, Dons Almost Steal It!

South Bunbury remain undefeated after beating Donnybrook on Saturday afternoon at Hands Memorial Oval, in round twelve of the Dale Alcock Homes South West, SWFL premiership season.

The Tigers set up the victory in the opening term with a dominant display, kicking seven goals to two, to lead by 30 points at quarter time.  Kyle Potter and Cooper Clarke-Dehring kicked two goals in quick succession midway through the second term to narrow the margin to 18 points, but this was immediately answered by two quick goals to the Tigers.    Clarke-Dehring kicked a crucial goal after the half time siren, to keep the Dons in touch, trailing by 22 points at half time.

With light rain falling in bitterly cold conditions, the Tigers controlled the third term, and seemingly had an unbeatable lead at three quarter time, leading by 34 points.

The final term saw both defences on top early, before the Dons kicked five goals in ten minutes, and out of no-where the margin was six points with five minutes remaining.  The Dons had all the momentum, but a free kick in the centre of the ground saw the Tigers kick long, resulting in a goal snuffing that momentum out.  Both teams would kick a late goal, with the final margin 19 points.

Blaine Johnson continued his good form kicking four goals in tricky conditions, while Kyle Potter also kicked four majors for the Dons.

Shaun Crane was involved in everything and was awarded the game ball at the end of the match as part of Indigenous Round celebrations.

Match Centre
South Bunbury       7.2.44     9.2.56     12.5.77     15.8.98
Donnybrook            2.2.14     5.4.34      6.7.43      12.7.79

Goals:  South Bunbury  – Blaine Johnson 4, Richard Bourne 2, Kade Wallrodt 2, Mitchell Bain 1, Kevin Chitty 1, Jace Cormack 1, Shaun Crane 1, Tyson Lane 1, Bodhi Nordahl 1, Ethan Nordahl 1.    Donnybrook – Kyle Potter 4, Cooper Clarke-Dehring 3, Ben Frazer 2, Trent Brown 1, Brandon Jetta 1, Sean Lynch 1.
Best:  South Bunbury  –  Shaun Crane, Kevin Chitty, Jay Crossman, Rocco Versace, Cole Sawyer, Finn Baskerville.  Donnybrook  –   Kyle Hussey, Kyle Potter, Cooper Clarke-Dehring, Aidan Hare, Clayton Giblett, Jacob Kendle.
Ground:  Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires:  Kevin Hutchins, Khye Skoda, Cameron Valenti
Reports: Nil
Crowd:  703

Photos courtesy of Wayne Hislop