SWFL, Round Eight: Bunbury picks up gutsy 16-point win over Collie

Bunbury got more than it bargained for during its showdown with the Collie Eagles on Sunday afternoon.

Facing off at Payne Park, both teams were desperate to secure another four points.

Coping with the wintry conditions, Bunbury and Collie went blow-for-blow throughout the opening term.

In front by three points at quarter time, the home side booted three goals to one in the second quarter.

The Bulldogs put themselves in a good position, before claiming a 15-point lead at the main break.

Feeling refreshed after half time, the visitors came back to kick four goals to three in the third term.

Ahead by 10 at the final change, the Bulldogs romped home to win 10.10 (70) to 8.6 (54).

Brett Peake (three goals) and Jesse Gribble (two goals) remain in contention for this year's Hayward Medal.

Collie's Hayden Yarran top-scored with four goals, while teammates Marlon Johns, Adam Bignell, Jarrad Martin, and Alex Tweedie booted one each.

With one win from eight games, the Eagles will play out a do-or-die clash with Donnybrook in Round Nine.

A blistering third quarter saw Carey Park defeat seventh-placed Busselton on Saturday at Bovell Park

Following a low-scoring first half, the Magpies found their groove and kicked two goals in the third term.

Carey Park recovered to score five consecutive majors, soon after.

Booting three goals to one in the final term, the Panthers cruised to a 9.5 (59) to 4.6 (30) victory.

The Harvey Bulls were left to pick up the pieces following their disastrous 112-point loss to Donnybrook.

The Dons worked to claim seven unanswered goals, and concede just two points, in the first quarter.

After booting three goals in the second, the visitors led by a whopping 63 points at half time.

The reigning premiers went on to secure a commanding 18.13 (121) to 0.9 (9) victory.

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault breezed past South Bunbury to clinch a 33-point win at Hands Oval.

Following a one-sided first half and an entertaining second half, the Lions celebrated their 8.12 (60) to 4.3 (27) triumph.

Eaton retained second spot with a 11.11 (77) to 7.12 (54) win over Augusta-Margaret River at Gloucester Park.

In front by two points at the main break, the Boomers impressed with four goals to one in the second half.

Boomers' star Jarrod Humphries notched up another four-goal haul.

Edging closer to this year's finals series, all 10 teams will return to the field this weekend.

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