Donnybrook Football club were in complete control of the round five game against the Busselton Magpies on
Sunday afternoon at Sir Stewart Bovell Park.
The Mother’s Day match saw the wet and wild weather hold off for the first half of the game, thought
the strong winds proved a challenge for both teams as well as spectators.
Donnybrook started strong, scoring the first goal early in the game, with the score sitting at 4.1 (25) to
Busselton’s 0.3 by the end of the first quarter.
Busselton worked hard in their attempts to even the score but were no match for Donnybrook who scored a
further five goals bringing the half time score to 9.3 (57) to 0.5.
Busselton Coach Steve Lester was disappointed with how the team played in the first half.
“As a collective we were all pretty flat in the first half, we didn’t take the opportunities we were given and as a result let the opposition get ahead,” he said.
The skies opened up during the second half, with strong rain, wind, thunder and lightening making for slippery conditions.
Jed Kemp proved to be Busselton’s strongest asset, scoring their first and only goal during the third quarter.
Lester was impressed with Kemp’s performance and thought he and Todd Wilson were the teams strongest players.
Kemp’s goal brought the score to 9.8 (62) to 1.9 (15).
However, the goal only seemed to further inspire Donnybrook, who scored again to win the match with a final score of 10.10 (70) to 1.11 (17).
“As a collective we were all pretty flat in the first half, we didn’t take the opportunities we were given,”- Coach Steve Lester
“We definitely played better in the second half of the game, unfortunately we just weren’t able to even the score.”
The Magpies will head up to Hands Memorial Oval in Bunbury for the round six game against South Bunbury next Saturday, May 20.
Meanwhile, Donnybrook face off against Carey Park on Sunday, May 21.
Lester said the team just needs to bring the right attitude to next weekends game.
Round five also saw the first draw of the season when Harvey Brunswick Leschenault took on Bunbury on Sunday afternoon, at Brunswick Oval.
The final score sat at 5.13 (43) for Harvey and 6.7 (43) for Bunbury.
The low scoring match, which featured heavy rain, saw both teams accumulating just 86 points between them, one of the lowest scores ever to result in a draw.
In another wet and wild game, the Augusta Margaret River defeated Carey Park with a final score of 7.5 (47) to 5.3 (33).
Carey Park were determined to win but the Hawks proved too strong in the end.
The Harvey Bulls defeated South Bunbury 11.9 (75) to 7.7 (49) at the Harvey Recreation grounds.
Over at the Collie Recreation grounds, crowds braved more overcast conditions to see the Collie Eagles defeat the Eaton Boomers with a 16 point victory.
The Eagles took advantage of the strong south-easterly winds bringing the final score to 10.8 (68) to 7.10 (52).
At the end of round five Harvey Brunswick Leschenault sit on top of the ladder, with the Collie Eagles and Easton boomers trailing in second and third.
Busselton has yet to win a game this season.