Vic­tory a ‘real slog’ for the Bulls

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Chloe Fraser

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.”

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