Victory a ‘real slog’ for the Bulls
HARVEY Bulls defeated the Busselton Magpies by six points after a fiery match at Sir Stewart Bovell oval on Sunday.
The game was tough for the entire four quarters as both sides battled it out, with the Bulls claiming their first win for the season.
The Bulls lost three players to injury before half-time and had just one man fit for the bench, but kicked four goals in the final quarter to win 12.11 (83) to 11.11 (77). In an action-packed game, the home side put the pressure on the Bulls, falling just two points down in the first quarter and one point down in the second quarter.
Busselton captain Aiden Fraser played a crucial role booting four goals for the match.
The final quarter saw the play to and fro between the teams, but it was Bulls young gun Jacob Pickett who booted five goals for the match, leading the team to victory.
Bulls coach Paul Fimmano said the game was a “real slog” with a few players down from injury in the early stages of the match.
“We had one on the bench for the whole game practically and he was a colts kid so it was just a matter of grinding it out and doing the basics,” he said.
“Busselton were playing good football and we couldn’t do rotations because we didn’t have players. We lost two midfielders so what you take away from it is no matter what the circumstance is you can come out on top.”