Bunbury Bulldogs clinch four point victory over Donnybrook in Peter Betti Memorial Cup clash

The Bunbury Bulldogs league side has won their Peter Betti Memorial Cup clash against Donnybrook in round 12. 

Ben Frazer put the Bulldogs in front, before Donnybrook’s Reece Ralston placed a snap kick from nearly 50 metres out. 

Donnybrook kicked a collection of points until Sean Lynch put his side in front by 10 points. 

The Dons’ aggression saw play remain in their 50 throughout the quarter. 

Goals to Samual Lowrie, Kieran Hug, Cody Miller and Joel Parker continued their side’s dominance. 

Despite two late-quarter goals to Bunbury, Donnybrook held a 6.4.40 to 3.0.18 lead at the first change. 

Bunbury coach Jamie Nani told his players to reduce the goal difference, help one another to take on Donnybrook’s bigger players and get the ball out of the ruck and clearances. 

Kieran Hug kicked off the second quarter with a goal, before goals from Patrick Farrant and Brett Peake kept the home side in contention. 

The Bulldogs were on the verge of a comeback, creating numerous chances inside their forward 50. 

Asten Preedy’s late quarter goal brought Bunbury to within four points of the visitors. 

The crowd called for a 50 metre penalty after Aidan Clarke was struck by two Donnybrook players after taking a mark. 

The Dons held on to secure a 7.4.46 to 7.0.42 lead at half time. 

Bunbury continued their second quarter form, keeping the ball in their forward 50 and winning the majority of the contests. 

Donnybrook’s Bradman May kept his side in front, while Peake and Bradley Epis’s efforts kept Bunbury close behind. 

Leading 9.7.61 to 9.2.56 at three quarter time, Donnybrook coach Julian Burgess urged his side to control the football, re-group and put in the hard work throughout the final term. 

Consecutive goals put Bunbury in front for the second time in the match, boosted by their rousing cheer squad. 

Donnybrook’s Brendon Giudici was sent off for a late hit on Farrant outside the Bulldogs’ 50 metre line. 

Bunbury’s Ben Frazer and Peake extended the home side’s lead midway through the fourth quarter. 

Despite three late quarter goals to Donnybrook, the Bulldogs clung on for a 14.5.89 to 13.7.85 victory. 

The home side was awarded the cup to rapturous applause. Cameron Lamonica was awarded the Peter Betti Medal. 

Bunbury takes on Collie Eagles away while Donnybrook faces Eaton at VC Mitchell Park in round 13 next weekend. 

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