SWFL Colts suffer big loss to Peel

Mitchell WoodcockSouth Western Times

A seven-goal run from Peel Thunder’s Colts team lifted them to a 66-point victory over the South West Football League Colts at Bendigo Bank Stadium today.

The visitors did not score until the second term, as the more polished Thunder dominated to win 17.8 (110) t0 7.2 (44).

Turnovers cost the SWFL all day, as Peel Thunder scored after a number of poor possessions from the opposition.

Combined with excellent games from Zac Moody, Bailey Taylor, Oliver Walton and Kilian Rawson, and the South West were looking out of their depth.

Bunbury’s defence worked hard all day to limit the damage, with Jorrum Tucker, Tyler Hoffman and Jacob Kendle all doing their best.

The Thunder were dominant in the opening quarter, winning all the centre clearances and holding the visitors to just two inside 50s for the term.

Moody, Taylor and Walton were running all over the South West, using their superior skills to put them under immense pressure.

The SWFL lifted at the start of the second term, but Peel’s defence held solid and did not allow the visitors to score despite their persistence.

Hayden Krikke, Jed Montgomerie and skipper Kyle Hickman worked hard around the contests, as they tried to give their runners first use of the ball.

It took until seven minutes into the second term for the South West to register their first score, when Collie Eagle Teal DeAngelis snapped a behind.

This seemed to spring the South West into action, with Bunbury’s Tobi Horton booting their first goal just a minute later.

But Peel soon settled again thanks to goals from Rawson and Jackson Knight just before half-time.

It was much of the same it start the second half, as the Thunder dominated out of the clearances and found open targets inside their forward 50.

The home side started with three quick goals, before Ben Roberts booted the South West’s second at the eighth minute mark of the third term.

This kick-started a run of three-straight goals to the South West, who began to show some fight.

The South West fought hard in the final term to bring some respectability back to the scoreboard, but unfortunately it was too late as Peel Thunder grabbed a comfortable victory.

Scoreboard

Peel Thunder 6.5, 9.6, 15.7, 17.8 (110)

SWFL 0.0, 1.1, 4.1, 7.2 (44)

Goals: PT – K. Rawson, J. Knight ,W. Steele 3, Z. Moody 2, T.Heenan, T. Anderson, R. Hutson, O. Walton, J. Ingham, J. Pina. SWFL – B. Roberts 2, T. Horton, L. Wallam, J. Oakes, T. Hoffman, J. Wharton.

Best: PT – Z. Moody, K. Rawson, B. Taylor, O. Walton, J. Knight, W. Steele. SWFL – J. Tucker, J. Montgomerie, T. Hoffman, K. Hickman, J. Corbett, H. Krikke.

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