SWFL Round Nine Results
Augusta-Margaret River pulled off the upset of the season today, smashing reigning premiers South Bunbury by 84 points at Hands Oval.
The Hawks came out hot and never looked back, dominating a lacklustre Tigers outfit to win 20.7 (127) to 6.7 (43).
Beau Morgan booted five goals for the Hawks, while Mitch Payne kicked four in the victory.
Guy Piggott kicked two goals for the Tigers in what was a good effort for the forward.
Tyler Patterson booted five goals for the Eaton Boomers in their 41-point win over Carey Park at Kelly Park today.
The Boomers began in style, kicking six goals in the first 11 minutes to run away with the game 15.11 (101) to 9.6 (60).
The Panthers settled after this and worked their way back into the game, but was unable to claw the margin back.
South Fremantle and East Fremantle champion Kris Miller had his debut for the Panthers, starting quietly before working his way into the match.
Five goals to start the third quarter was the catalyst behind the Harvey Bulls’ 17-point victory over Donnybrook at VC Mitchell Park today.
The home side trailed by just five points at the main break, but ill discipline cost them early in the third term and gave the Bulls enough of a buffer to win 11.10 (76) to 8.11 (59).
Bulls forward Adam Boone booted five goals for the game, including four goals early in the third term, while midfielders Dean Miller and Brendon Jones were outstanding in the midfield.
Sean Lynch kicked three goals for the home side and had a great game in the midfield alongside Sam Lowrie, Kieran Hug and Bradman May.
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault are four points clear on top of the table after a 19-point win over the Collie Eagles at Brunswick Oval on Saturday.
The Lions held the Eagles scoreless in a dominant third term and held that buffer for most of the match to win 9.8 (62) to 6.7 (43).
Both sides were expected to put on an exciting display of running football, but the Eagles failed to gain any momentum in the first quarter, while the Lions were running away with the game by using their quick passing and elite decision making.
Things got worse for the Eagles when Liam Kinsella was taken to hospital early in the first term with a suspected broken ankle.
This left the Eagles with just three on the bench and limited rotations.
Bunbury have continued their rise up the ladder with a 58-point win over Busselton at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday.
The Bulldogs kicked seven goals to four in the second half to claim the 18.13 (121) to 9.9 (63).
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