Top Of The Table Clash Headlines Round Fifteen

Ladder leaders and undefeated Busselton, will host second placed Donnybrook in a top of the table showdown at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday afternoon, in what is shaping up to be a great contest, in round fifteen of the Dale Alcock Homes South West premiership season.

Busselton have dominated the competition in 2023, having defeated every team, including Donnybrook in Round four, where they put the Dons to the sword at VC Mitchell Park with the final margin being 26 points, though the margin was hovering around fifty points for most of the match.

The Dons sit second on the ladder with their two losses to Busselton and South Bunbury, but they have been impressive in recent times with a 66 point win against Dunsborough in round thirteen and a 42 point win against Eaton in wet conditions in round 12.  Coming off the bye and the Nutrien Ag Championships the Dons will be fully refreshed, while Busselton who played in round fourteen made light work of Dunsborough by 87 points.

Some key players did play last week in the Nutrien Ag Championship and all played well, with Zac Trigwell outstanding up forward for the South West and he will no doubt carry that form forward for Donnybrook on Saturday, while Busselton’s Jon Meadmore, Ethan Bowman, Zac Pethybridge and Mitch Tenardi all played well across the three days, and will all be players that the Dons will need to stop if they are to limit supply up forward.

Prior to the break, Cody Miller played one of his best games of the season, while Clayton Giblett has been a great acquisition for the Dons, while Todd Gregory, Luke Dale, Sam Perkusich and Bradman May have also been playing great football, which makes Saturday’s clash a mouth watering one, and a great test for both teams to see where they are at.

If Busselton were to win, Donnybrook could also drop to third on the ladder, if South Bunbury defeat Dunsborough on Sunday, giving the Dons even more incentive to be the first team to defeat the Magpies.

With fine conditions expected and little breeze, a big crowd is expected for the match of the round.

Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Women’s 1.30pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage:  SEN Spirit 621, Live Stream on the App, and score updates on SWFL Facebook Page

Earlier in the year the Magpies got the better of the Dons. Will it happen again? Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands.