SWFL Round 18 Results

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Collie Eagles defender Mark Williams gathers the football.
Camera IconCollie Eagles defender Mark Williams gathers the football. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock

The Collie Eagles have won the rights to host the qualifying final after defeating Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault by 47 points at the Collie Recreation Ground today.

An inaccurate Eagles looked as if they would cost themselves the victory, but the Lions tired in the second half, while the home side dominated on their way to a 14.14 (98) to 8.3 (51) win.

Eagles midfielder Corey Griggs put his hand up for the Hayward Medal with another spectacular performance, while Joel Houghton finished his fantastic season with three goals.

Lions forward Kale Triplett attempts to mark in front of Eagles' defender Corey Gulvin.
Camera IconLions forward Kale Triplett attempts to mark in front of Eagles' defender Corey Gulvin. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock
Lions youngster Jackson Perkins looks for an option.
Camera IconLions youngster Jackson Perkins looks for an option. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock
Lions forward Dylan Heasman looks to get away from Collie Eagles defender Mark Williams.
Camera IconLions forward Dylan Heasman looks to get away from Collie Eagles defender Mark Williams. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock

The Harvey Bulls will also host a final for the first time after they defeated Donnybrook by 64 points at the Harvey Recreation Ground on Saturday.

The Dons looked as if they would cause an upset in the first half, but they fell away after half-time to lose 20.7 (127) to 9.9 (63).

Harvey’s elimination final opponents, Augusta-Margaret River set themselves up for a big campaign with a dominant 60 point win over South Bunbury at Gloucester Park on Saturday.

In a complete team performance, the Hawks claimed a 17.18 (120) to 9.6 (60) win.

Bunbury have won the minor premiership after shaking off a resilient Busselton by 23 points at Payne Park today.

The Magpies led until deep in the final term, before the Bulldogs kicked five goals to claim a 10.14 (74) to 7.9 (51) win.

The Eaton Boomers celebrated Chris Atthowe’s 150th game with a 31-point win over Carey Park at Kelly Park.

Both teams gave it their all in their final game of 2017, but it was the Boomers who played better football for longer to win 17.8 (110) to 12.7 (79).

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