Tigers and Bulldogs to honour legends

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
It’s likely to be tight and tough in tomorrow’s Syd Jackson/Max McGuire Cup at Hands Oval.
Camera IconIt’s likely to be tight and tough in tomorrow’s Syd Jackson/Max McGuire Cup at Hands Oval. Credit: Justin Fris

Bunbury will be out to secure a prized double chance in the finals when they square off against arch rival South Bunbury at Hands Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Both clubs will be keen to get their hands on Syd Jackson/Max McGuire Cup, which is one of the most sought after pieces of silverware in the SWFL.

Ahead of the clash, Bulldogs president Tom Busher commended the impact that both Jackson and McGuire have made to not only their respective clubs, but also football in the region.

“From a Bunbury point of view, Max McGuire is the greatest player to have ever pulled on a boot for the club – that’s pretty much undisputed,” Busher said.

“He is a three time premiership player and both he and his family have an association with the club all the way back to 1960 through the Railways Football Club connections.

“He is a great stalwart of the club. I never got to watch him play but he was a ripper bloke.”

The Tigers faithful will also be out in big numbers to acknowledge Jackson’s deeds, with his battles against McGuire etched into SWFL folklore.

At Brunswick Oval, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault host the Collie Eagles, who looked scintillating during Sunday’s 82-point win over the Harvey Bulls.

Although the home side should have enough across the board to collect the four premiership points, the visitors will make sure that every possession is hard earned.

In Saturday’s remaining encounter, Carey Park travel to the Harvey Recreation Ground and face a weary Bulls side, who found the going tough on Sunday against the Eagles.

The Panthers boss was thrilled with how his midfielders managed to keep reigning Hayward Medallist Mitch Lynn quiet during Sunday’s 53-point win over Augusta Margaret River, but lamented the fact that his side won’t be playing finals.

Last time both sides met in round seven, the Bulls fell two points short of a memorable win.

On Sunday afternoon, Augusta-Margaret River entertain Busselton at Gloucester Park, with the Hawks slipping to fifth spot following Sunday’s capitulation against the Panthers away from home.

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