Inspired Tigers stun Boomers

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Brent Latch takes a strong mark for the Tigers during last night’s impressive win.
Camera IconBrent Latch takes a strong mark for the Tigers during last night’s impressive win. Credit: Justin Fris

South Bunbury recorded a determined 11.9 (75) to 9.10 (64) victory over the Eaton Boomers last night at Hands Oval.

Spurred on by their passionate coach Stephen Bilcich, the young Tigers showed no fear in being prepared to win the football under fierce pressure.

A contest which delivered countless acts of courage and individual brilliance, the home side hit the front at the three-minute mark of the final term after a spate of lead changes through Kelvin Lawrence and remained there until the final siren.

At Brunswick Oval, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault trailed by four points at quarter time against Carey Park, before rolling to a comprehensive 21.14 (140) to 4.4 (28) triumph.

But arguably the biggest fightback of the day was at Gloucester Park, with Augusta-Margaret River charging home with a 12.11 (83) to 11.6 (72) win over Bunbury.

After the Dogs produced a stellar third quarter to turn for home with a 13-point lead in their pockets, Matt Jamieson’s Hawks booted five goals in the final term to ensure they ended the day in third spot.

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