Donnybrook has turned its 2018 South West Football League season around

Donnybrook’s league side turned their season around after their first two losses of the year and are now second on the ladder.

Donnybrook's Brett Eades in the team's first win against Collie Eagles. Photo by Ashley Bolt.

Donnybrook's Brett Eades in the team's first win against Collie Eagles. Photo by Ashley Bolt.

The Dons are on the same amount of points as top of the table leaders Carey Park but are behind on percentage by just two points.

Donnybrook’s first win came in round three when they travelled to Collie who were then first on the ladder.

Donnybrook came into the round as the lowest scoring team in the competition but they found the big forward they had been crying out for in Samual Lowrie, who kicked five goals for the game, including three important majors in the first quarter.

In round four, the Dons were on the road again to play South Bunbury at Hands Oval.

This was a low scoring game but Donnybrook were able go home with their second win.

The final score of that match was 5.9(39) to 8.5(53).

In round five Donnybrook got a percentage booster when they had a healthy 49 point win over Harvey Bulls.

The final score was 13.9(87) to 5.8(38).

Round six was the annual Peter Betti memorial cup match against Bunbury at home.

The Dons have had the strongest defence all season, giving up an average of just 52 points per game and this round was no different.

The match was predicted to be a battle of the midfields with the Dons starring Chris Atthowe, Jace Cormack and Keiran Hug while the Bulldogs had Trent and Jesse Gribble.

The home side started strong against the 2017 Premiers, kicking two goals for the first quarter while keeping Bunbury scoreless.

The second term was even stronger for the Dons as they piled on five goals while the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard with two majors.

Donnybrook went into half time with a nice 34 point lead over Bunbury.

Bunbury fought back in the third quarter, outscoring the Dons as they kicked three goals to the home side’s one.

The Bulldogs were able to narrow the margin to 20 points going into the last break.

Donnybrook were able to keep the Bulldogs at bay in the last term, kicking two goals and two behinds while Bunbury missed their opportunities kicking two goals and five behinds.

The Mail’s footy reporter Ashley Bolt predicted Donnybrook would win this game by 16 points and he was spot on as the Dons finished with a 17 point over Bunbury.

The final score was 10.6(66) to 7.7(49).

Donnybrook will host another flag contender in Eaton Boomers in round seven of the competition.

The Boomers will be confident going into this game after a convincing win against the Augusta Margaret River Hawks. 

They should also be starring three new recruits who have moved from Carey Park in the line up.