Bulls outclass Boomers to seal finals spot
The Harvey Bulls guaranteed themselves a spot in the finals with a 28-point victory over the Eaton Boomers at the Harvey Recreation Ground on Sunday.
Bulls midfielder Dean Miller celebrated his 150th game for the club in style, kicking the first goal for the home side on their way to a 11.12 (78) to 7.8 (50) win.
The Boomers included South Fremantle ruckman Josh Branchi and he had a great battle with young Bulls ruckman Kyle Hickman. Branchi’s height enabled him to mark in the goal square before kicking the Boomers’ first goal, but Hickman evened it up by drawing a 50m penalty from Branchi which put him on the goal line deep in time on.
The work of Jacob Pickett, Brendon Jones, Josh Krispyn and Jaxon Egan set up a lot of the Bulls’ entries into the forward line, while their tight defence allowed the Boomers minimal opportunities.
The Boomers were not able to get the ball deep into their forward line and were scoreless in the second quarter, while the Bulls were doing just enough to kick goals.
Jordan Fimmano and David Faulkner kicked well from long distance, while Tom Smith worked his way into the game late in the quarter with a couple of goals.
The scoring dropped right away in the third term with the Bulls easily maintaining their 45-point lead. Darren Rumble and Brett Lofthouse both added goals in the final quarter to cement the win.
The Boomers finally had some scoreboard success late when Heath Ryder, Joseph Bertola and Tyler Patterson all kicked goals.
Harvey Bulls 4.6 8.10 9.11 11.12 (78) def Eaton Boomers 2.1 2.1 3.4 7.8 (50)
Goals: Harvey Bulls – T. Smith 3, D. Faulkner, B. Lofthouse, J. Krispyn, K. Hickman, J. Fimmano, M. Cherubino, D. Miller, D. Rumble. Eaton Boomers – J. Bertola 2, C. Atthowe, T. Patterson, H. Ryder, J. Branchi, M. Kings.
Best: Harvey Bulls – T. Smith, B. Jones, D. Miller, K. Hickman, M. Robson, D. Rumble, J. Egan. Eaton Boomers – J. Bertola, S. Jas, B. Craig, M. Kings, M. Jas, Z. Rankin, C. Atthowe.
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