SWFL 2017 rd 1: South Bunbury defeat Carey Park | photos, videos

The South Bunbury Tigers have started their 2017 season with a 107 point pummeling of the Carey Park Panthers at Hands Oval on Saturday night.

The Panthers had few answers to the Tigers 22 goals, unable to keep up with the impressive accuracy of the reigning Premiers.

Carey Park started the game strong with tough contention in the ruck and forward 50 entries that equalled those of the Tigers.

Carey Park made the first mark on the scoreboard, with a goal to Maxwell Websdale.

South Bunbury answered quickly with four goals between Damon Bull, Sayln Stein, Blake Zessin and Jon Meadmore.

Just the one goal to the Panthers in the opening term saw them trail 4.2.26 to 1.2.8. 

A quarter-time talking to from coach Richard Barnard saw the Panthers come out in the second term with increased defensive pressure.

WATCH: Richard Barnard discuss Carey Park’s round one performance. 

But the Tigers were unstoppable, with Leigh Kohlmann taking some flying marks inside 50 while Stein and Bull slotting two successive goals within minutes of each other.

South Bunbury extended their lead late in the second quarter following a 50 metre penalty against Carey Park for talking back to the umpire. Kohlmann sealed a goal on the siren to take the Tigers' lead out to six goals at the main break.

South Bunbury started the second half strongly with a third goal for Bull. Vice captain Kurt Cadman sealed his first major for the Tigers shortly after.

The ill-disciplined away side were once again held to just one goal in the third term, looking depleted as the quarter came to an end.

The Tigers lead was once again extended and at three-quarter time, the margin stood at 66 points.

But the home side continued to dish out the pain to the tiring Panthers in the fourth term, scoring another eight goals.

Carey Park's Garrick McLaughlin and Liam Stewart attempted to answer with a goal each.

A dangerous Corbin Chambers exploded in the mid field for the Tigers following time on the bench for blood rule.

Kohlmann was equally impressive late in the game, translating a hanger mark in front of the goal square into the 22nd goal for the Tigers.

WATCH: South Bunbury coach Mark Docking discuss his side’s victory.

The pain kept coming for the Panthers when James Wallam was assisted off the field for a suspected hamstring injury, but it was later confirmed that it was just a cork.

By the time of the final siren, the Tigers dominance was undeniable running away with a 22.10.142 to 5.5.35 win sending them to the top of the ladder early in round one.

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