SWFL 2019, Round Three: Eaton earns nine-point win over Busselton

Busselton remains at the tail end of the 2019 South West Football League ladder, following its loss to Eaton Boomers at Bovell Park.

Both teams hit the field with plenty of confidence on Sunday afternoon.

Shortly after the opening bouncedown, Eaton's Brandon Jetta slotted the first goal of the game.

Mitchell Kings then took an impressive mark and kicked the Boomers' second.

The home crowd cheered after Magpie Harry Curtin set up teammate Damian Lee for a set shot from 30 metres out.

Booting Busselton's first goal, Lee put his team in the driver's seat.

Late in the term, the home side moved ahead by one point.

Jetta put the Boomers back in front with a half-volley near the goal square, before Joshua Bowe extended Eaton's lead with a set shot from 10m out.

Thanks to solid efforts up forward, Eaton held a 4.1.25 to 2.7.19 lead at quarter time.

After Kings slotted another goal, Joshua Lee kicked with his first, and Busselton's third, minutes later.

The Boomers returned to the clubrooms with a 5.2.32 to 3.9.27 lead at the main break.

A snap kick from Jackson Arbon saw Busselton take back the lead early in the third term.

Magpie full back Mathew Harbeck made the mistake of kicking directly to Eaton forward Robert Loo inside the Boomers' forward 50.

Bailey Sanford's first goal then put the Magpies back in front by one.

Booting a set shot from 50m out, Jetta's attempt wavered slightly before hitting the goal post.

Boomers' fans later celebrated after star forward Jarrod Humphries notched up his second goal.

Karl Collard then extended the Boomers' lead to 13 points - 8.6.54 to 5.11.41 - at the final change.

Busselton kicked accurately and moved quickly around the ground in the fourth.

Cameron Embry booted the Magpies' sixth for the game, before Jacob Ness's effort closed the gap to just two points.

Eaton had done enough to claim a 9.8.62 to 7.11.53 win and another four points.

Bunbury earned its first four points with a 10.9.69 to 8.18.66 victory over reigning premiers Donnybrook.

Following a stunning fourth quarter, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault scored a whopping 17.14.116 to 8.5.53 win over Augusta-Margaret River at Gloucester Park.

Star forward Riese Wilkey (five goals) helped Carey Park to claim a 9.8.62 to 7.6.48 victory over Collie.

With a seven-goal haul in the fourth term, South Bunbury secured a 16.18.144 to 3.12.30 win over Harvey Bulls.

Teams will return for Round Four this weekend.

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