Sharks put reserves rivals on notice following tight finish

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Mick Sherry was a handful for the Boomers defenders during last Sunday's reserves clash.
Camera IconMick Sherry was a handful for the Boomers defenders during last Sunday's reserves clash. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

Dunsborough’s hopes of an inaugural finals appearance remain alive following Sunday afternoon’s tense 6.5 (41) to 4.10 (34) win over the Eaton Boomers at Glen Huon Reserve.

Trailing by nine points at the last change, the Sharks began the final term with plenty of vigour, on the back of positive ball movement out of the corridor.

Sharks forward — 2005 Hayward medalist Mick Sherry — marked strongly in the left forward pocket midway during the quarter to put his side within striking range, before teammate Ben Micale added another major to ultimately put the visitors in front for the remainder of the afternoon.

Despite sitting sixth with a 2-1 record, the Sharks have been competitive in all three of their matches to date and should be confident of delivering a strong showing against perennial reserves yardstick Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault on Sunday at the Dunsborough Playing Fields.

A day earlier at Kelly Park, Carey Park shrugged off its COVID issues to record their first win of the season 11.8 (74) to 10.8 (68) against the Collie Eagles.

In the colts, Bunbury, the Sharks and Carey Park recorded landslide victories over the Harvey Bulls, Boomers and Eagles respectively — while Augusta-Margaret River and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault also joined the winners’ circle.

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