SWFL 2019, Round Four: Eaton Boomers secure 21-point win over Bunbury

The Eaton Boomers continued their winning streak with a top-notch performance at Glen Huon Reserve on Sunday afternoon.

Up against the Bunbury Bulldogs in Round Four, the Boomers were eager to claim another four points in front of a home crowd.

Spurred on by the fans, both sides produced mile-a-minute football in the opening term.

With the scores level at quarter time, Boomers' coach Brett Macguire rallied the troops and provided some strong words of advice.

Eaton took control of the contest and created its share of opportunities up forward.

Booting five goals to Bunbury's three in the second term, the home side led 8.5.53 to 6.7.43 at the main break.

Bunbury was the stronger, more efficient team in the third - slotting four goals to two, before nabbing a four-point lead at three quarter time.

The Boomers notched up five goals to one in the fourth term, and went on to claim a 15.9.99 to 11.12.78 victory.

Jarrod Humphries (six goals), Karl Collard (three), and Brandon Jetta (three) top-scored for the Boomers.

Busselton picked up its first win of the season with a 75-point thrashing over Collie on Saturday.

The Eagles kicked just two points in the first term, while the Magpies booted four immaculate goals.

Busselton dominated the second quarter and moved ahead by 43 points at half time.

The Eagles improved in the second half, but stood little chance against their opposition.

The Magpies slotted another seven majors in the fourth and clinched a resounding 15.15.105 to 4.6.30 win.

Carey Park moved up to third on the ladder with a narrow win over South Bunbury at Kelly Park.

The Tigers ran out to a 19-point lead at quarter time, before the Panthers came back with three goals in the second term.

South Bunbury held on to secure a 12-point lead at half time.

Conceding just two points in the third quarter, the Panthers took the lead and never looked back.

A nail-biting final term concluded with Carey Park celebrating a 9.6.60 to 8.9.57 result.

Bouncing back from a frustrating loss to the Bulldogs in Round Three, Donnybrook achieved its second win over the weekend.

Battling the Augusta-Margaret River Hawks and overcast conditions at VC Mitchell Park, the Dons trailed by four points at quarter time.

Donnybrook's Samual Lowrie (four), Sean Lynch (three), and Thomas Omodei kicked gone goal each to pull their side back from the brink in the second.

Stars Harry Taylor (four), 2019 Hayward Medallist Mitchell Lynn (two), and Braden Smith (one) managed to keep the visitors in front.

Behind by six at the main break, the reigning premiers returned to the field and picked up steam in the second half.

In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Donnybrook took the lead thanks to two impressive goals from Lowrie.

Majors to Lynch, Brett Robinson, Chris Atthowe, and Jace Cormack gifted the Dons with a commanding 21-point lead at three-quarter time.

Taylor (kicking two in the final term) and his teammates failed to prevent the Dons from winning 11.11.77 to 7.12.54.

After four blockbuster rounds, Donnybrook and Augusta-Margaret River are fifth and sixth respectively.

The game between Harvey Bulls and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault was called off, out of respect for Lachlan "Lockie" Hernaman.

The football community was devastated following Hernaman's sudden death on Tuesday, April 30.

The 20-year-old collapsed during a training session and never regained consciousness.

Teams paid tribute to the footballer, his family, and the Harvey community by pausing for a minute's silence and wearing black armbands.

After a well-deserved break, all 10 teams will return for Round Five on Saturday, May 18.

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