Lions outlast Tigers in teeming rain
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault recorded a gutsy 8.12 (60) to 4.3 (27) victory over a spirited South Bunbury last night at a soaked Hands Oval.
John Baggetta’s men sealed the victory with four goals in the opening term, with the Tigers defence unable to quell a majestic purple patch from Lions livewire Zachariah Piper.
The home side never wavered in spirit throughout the evening and should take some heart from their performance against a side who are destined for September.
Post-game, Baggetta was delighted with how three of his side’s eight goals for the match occurred during “red time”.
“That is one thing we do at training,” he said. “Our exercises contain two minutes of “red time” where they have to kick two goals in two minutes or have a work-rate equivalent of two goals.
“I believe that 14 goals wins you a game – and if you can pinch four or five in “red time” – well that’s nearly half of your goals.”
At Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Carey Park kept its spot in the top five with a hard-fought 9.5 (59) to 4.6 (30) victory over Busselton.
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