Three quarters not enough for Bulls as Bull­dogs fin­ish full of run­ning

Harvey-Waroona Reporter - - SPORT - Mitchell Wood­cock

BUNBURY have claimed sec­ond spot on the SWFL lad­der with a 31-point win over the Har­vey Bulls at the Har­vey Recre­ation Ground on Sun­day.

The Bull­dogs kicked 10 straight goals af­ter half-time, in­clud­ing the only six of the last term to run away with a 16.3 (99) to 10.8 (68) vic­tory.

The Bulls got off to a hot start, kick­ing the first three goals with the breeze at their back.

Thomas Smith kicked two of his three goals for the game as the Bulls dom­i­nated early, be­fore two late ma­jors set­tled the Bull­dogs.

From here both teams traded blows for the next two quarters.

The Bulls were win­ning a num­ber of clear­ances, but their poor dis­posal in­side their for­ward line hurt them and too of­ten Bunbury re­pelled with ease.

Bulls de­fender Matt Rob­son played a great game on Brett Peake, hold­ing him to just the one goal.

Bunbury’s mid­field of Jor­dan Falco, Braiden McMullen and Ai­dan Clarke gave Matt Martin sil­ver ser­vice through­out the day, al­low­ing him to boot four goals and take his SWFL ca­reer tally to 500 goals.

The Bull­dogs’ mid­field trio also got on the scoreboard with two goals each.

Bren­don Jones worked hard off half-back for the Bulls along with Dean Miller, Smith, Rod­ney Shemeld and Ryan Mooney.

The Bulls had all the mo­men­tum head­ing into the fi­nal term, with for­mer cap­tain Josh Krispyn boot­ing two late goals, but that would be their last goals of the game, with the Bull­dogs kick­ing the next seven to run away with the vic­tory.

The Bulls had their chances in the last term, but easy misses to Jaxon Egan and Smith did not help their cause, as the speedy Bunbury utilised their out­side run well and tired out their big­ger op­po­si­tion.

Har­vey Bulls for­ward Jor­dan Fim­mano tries to spoil Bunbury de­fender Travis Justins.

Pic­tures: Mitchell Wood­cock

Har­vey Bulls for­ward Ja­cob Pick­ett kicks long.

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