Home game a big occasion for Bulls
Saturday afternoon at the Harvey Recreation Ground will be a significant occasion on and off the field for the Harvey Bulls Football Club.
Off the field, the Bulls will honour Lachlan Hernaman in a fitting tribute – while on the field, they will attempt to jump start their 2019 campaign.
The opening four rounds of the season for the Bulls have been tough to say the least, suffering some big losses.
But they have an opportunity to grab some relief against the Eagles, who were very disappointing during round four’s 75-point home loss against the Magpies at the Collie Recreation Ground.
Following the loss, Eagles coach Seth White lamented the overall effort of his side, despite several notable omissions.
With a logjam beginning to form around the top five, time is running out for both clubs to keep their finals hopes alive.
Later in the afternoon at Hands Oval, Donnybrook has the opportunity to build on its impressive round four victory over Augusta-Margaret River when they take on the Tigers.
David Obal’s men will need to lock down on the Dons’ mosquito fleet early in the match and cut off their supply to the forwards.
On Sunday, the Hawks will look to snap their unwanted two game losing streak when they host in-form Carey Park.
After dominating the reigning premiers for a half at VC Mitchell Park, the Hawks were unable to go on with the job, with their overall skill level uncharacteristically down on their usual standards.
The Panthers are enjoying good times at Kelly Park, with coach Richard Barnard backing his young players to deliver at senior level.
Both sides will see the importance of victory for different reasons.
Victory for the Panthers would not only cement their place in the top five, but it would also erase some of the pain incurred at Gloucester Park last season – when after leading by five goals midway through the second quarter of their round 17 clash, they ended up going down by three points.
The Hawks of course, will have other ideas.
In the remaining game of the round, the Bulldogs will face off against the Magpies at Payne Park, with both sides sitting at 1-3.
2.30pm Harvey Bulls v Collie Eagles at Harvey Recreation Ground
3.10pm Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault v Eaton Boomers at Brunswick Oval
4.30pm South Bunbury v Donnybrook at Hands Oval
2.20pm Augusta-Margaret River v Carey Park at Gloucester Park
2.30pm Bunbury v Busselton at Payne Park
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