WA Day Derby Headlines Round Ten

The Dale Alcock Homes, WA Day Derby will be played on Sunday afternoon at Hands Oval between two of the oldest Football Clubs in Western Australia, as South Bunbury and Bunbury do battle.

The biggest home and away match on the SWFL calendar, Bunbury have won five of the last six matches, with last season providing a thriller, with the Bulldogs winning by a point.

With both teams formed in the late 1890s, the Tigers have won 111, Bunbury 81 and three matches have been drawn since 1957, while Bunbury hold the lead in the WA Day Derby 11-4, since the inaugural match in 2008.

The Tigers have won three of their last four games, with wins against Donnybrook (21 points), Harvey Bulls (33 points) and Carey Park (40 points), while suffering a 32 point loss to Busselton.

Bunbury have also started to find form, winning two of their last three matches, moving into the top five after defeating Augusta Margaret River by 16 points last Sunday.

Both teams have players in good form, with Leigh Kohlmann in outstanding form at one end for the Tigers, while the SWFL leading goal kicker of all time, Matt Martin and Joel Houghton have both been dominant up forward for the Bulldogs.  With the potential of rain on Sunday afternoon, their influence may be negated, bringing the smaller men into the game.

Shaun Crane and Kevin Chitty have been in great form for the Tigers, while Denholm King, Jesse Gribble and Jesse Kirwen have been playing well for the Bulldogs, making the midfield battle one to watch on Sunday.

Match Times
Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Women’s 1.30pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage:  Live Score updates on SWFL Facebook Page

 

Blake Piggott in action last Saturday at VC Mitchell Park. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.