Busselton Magpies Football Club represent all three levels in the 2021 grand finals

Busselton's Joseph Budiselik played a strong game in the backline against Bunbury.
Busselton's Joseph Budiselik played a strong game in the backline against Bunbury.

The Busselton Football Club president Michael Osbourne is urging as many people as possible to don black and white on Sunday September 19.

In a momentous occasion for the club, they will see all three levels of the mens' game in the South West Football League grand final on Sunday.

"It is a testament to the hard work the club has done since the 2015 premiership," Osbourne said.

"And don't forget the ladies got to preliminary final and the year 11 and 12s got into grand finals as well.

"Win lose or draw it is a great reward for everyone."

Osbourne said the closes the club has gotten to three teams in the grand final was in 1979 when colts and league and reserves lost preliminary by a point.

The Busselton colts defeated Augusta Margaret River in the preliminary final on September 12 to secure their spot against Carey Park.

It was an impressive eight goal win for the Magpies, which would give them a lot of confidence for the Grand Final.

The Busselton reserves enjoyed a week off after qualifying in the first round of finals against Harvey Brunswick Leschenualt.

HBL couldn't make their second chance count after losing to Bunbury in the preliminary on Sunday.

Anticipation was high for the league match between Busselton and Bunbury.

Bunbury, the 2020 flag winners were coming off a tight loss to Augusta Margaret River.

However it felt like we watching the AFL match from the night before with Busselton coming out firing on the scoreboard.

Aiden Fraser kicked three of five goals in the first term to set up a healthy 25 point lead at quarter time.

Busselton Aiden Fraser kicked five goals against Bunbury to help secure their spot in the grand final.

Busselton Aiden Fraser kicked five goals against Bunbury to help secure their spot in the grand final.

The scoring slowed down in the second term and Bunbury were able to build a small amount of momentum with two goals in a row before half time.

With Bunbury super accurate in front of goals so far in the game, they could have potentially overrun Busselton in the third term.

Thanks to Hawksley and Gribble, Bunbury did kick four goals to Busselton's three to just stay in with a chance at the last break.

Busselton's Mitch Howlett also had a day out in front of the scoreboard, kicking five goals alongside Fraser.

The Magpies absolutely dominated the last quarter, keeping Bunbury scoreless while piling on four majors and four behinds.

The final score was 9.3.57 to 15.8.98.

Now, in what is believed to be the first time in South West Football League history, there will be a southern derby in the league grand final.

Osbourne said the southern derby had been a long standing rivalry between the clubs.

"We both like to beat each other and play for the Toyota Cup twice a year. a long history of players swapping clubs. I like to think it is a reasonably friendly rivalry," he said.

"Shows the quality of players that are in the area, Margaret River are well coached, Busselton are well coached.

"Comes down to the people involved and the calibre of players, can't have one without the other.

"It's not about the first 22, but next level players that gives experience and pressure on players to be performing."

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