Tigers held goalless at Hands Oval

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
It was a tough night for the South Bunbury Football Club on Saturday night against the Dons.
Camera IconIt was a tough night for the South Bunbury Football Club on Saturday night against the Dons. Credit: Justin Fris

South Bunbury were held goalless for the first time in SWFL history on Saturday night at Hands Oval against Donnybrook.

It was a forgettable night for the depleted Tigers, who were missing a wealth of players due to injury and work commitments – and it showed from the opening bounce during the 11.11 (77) to 0.5 (5) defeat.

The reigning premiers unleashed a direct brand of corridor football across all four quarters, with tireless big man Nicholas Martin providing excellent first use from centre bounces.

At Brunswick Oval, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault defeated Eaton Boomers by 10 points in a topsy-turvy affair – while Collie Eagles, Augusta-Margaret River and Bunbury also recorded victories across the weekend.

On Friday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre, American import Brittni Montgomery delivered a timely layup with two and a half seconds left to ensure the Printsync South West Slammers women claimed a gritty 77-76 win over the Rockingham Flames.

Slammers women’s coach Nathan Grover was delighted with how his side applied themselves.

“The message at the start of the game was that there was no way we were going to lose five in a row,” he said.

It was another tough evening for the Slammers men’s team, who went down 96-64 to the Flames.

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