HBL yet to lose in 2019

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Lions coach John Baggetta has put his side in a great position heading into Sunday’s grand final.
Camera IconLions coach John Baggetta has put his side in a great position heading into Sunday’s grand final. Credit: Jack Gibellini

From the moment Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault took to the field in 2019, it was evident John Baggetta’s team would feature deep into the SWFL finals series.

Baggetta, a man who knows all about winning big matches in September, assembled a quality squad who hit the ground running early with a solid triumph away to Busselton in round one.

A week later, the Lions continued their excellent start to the year with a clinical 14.10 (94) to 12.6 (78) win over Bunbury at Brunswick Oval.

The Lions set up victory with a six-goal first quarter, giving them enough of a buffer to keep the Bulldogs at bay for the remainder of the contest.

With depth no issue for the Lions, several players came in and out of the side when required, with no one looking out of place.

Whether it was seasoned midfielder Jesse Crichton, polished forward Sean Bradley or emerging youngster Ben Musitano, every player knew their role each week and upheld high standards while going about their business.

The Lions met the Boomers two times during the home and away season, with both matches going down to the wire.

In round five at Brunswick Oval, the home side trailed at all changes, before rallying in the final quarter to record a 10-point victory.

This win gave Baggetta’s side extra heart as they tackled the rest of the season with ease, before holding off the Boomers by one-point in round 16 at Glen Huon Reserve.

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