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Dons and Bulldogs challenged throughout

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Donnybrook's Shane Cristaldi prepares to collar Jaylen Colgate during the second quarter of Sunday's match at VC Mitchell Park.
Camera IconDonnybrook's Shane Cristaldi prepares to collar Jaylen Colgate during the second quarter of Sunday's match at VC Mitchell Park. Credit: Justin Fris

SWFL top two heavyweights Donnybrook and Bunbury were given almighty scares in their respective matches on Sunday.

At VC Mitchell Park, the Dons bolted out to a 42 point lead against Busselton at the 10 minute mark of the second term, before the visitors snapped into action and increased their work-rate.

Steve Lester’s side closed to within 10 points midway through the final quarter, before the home side kicked clear during time on, recording a 13.10 (88) to 12.7 (79) victory.

For the Dons, Samual Lowrie booted seven goals and presented well all afternoon, while Steve Cameron and Jon Meadmore were instrumental for the Magpies.

In Harvey, Jamie Nani’s Bulldogs were looking down the barrel of a startling defeat at three quarter time against the Bulls, with Brendon Jones’s side leading by 23 points and appearing to have momentum on their side.

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However, the home side were overrun by the visitors in the final term, with superior work from stoppages punctuating the Bulldogs’ 13.13 (91) to 11.15 (81) win.

In the remaining game of the round, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault comfortably defeated Collie 15.13 (103) to 10.9 (69) at the Collie Recreation Ground.

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