Gropers too good
Margaret River proved too clinical for cross-Capes rivals Dunsborough-Busselton at the weekend when they clashed with the Dungbeetles at home, taking the match 27-5.
The Dungbeetles had a different look to their side, with two dominant players in prop Ben Christmas and five-eighth Matt Sefton in his first game since injuring his knee this time last season.
However, the Dungbeetles started poorly and a couple of turnovers allowed the Gropers to kick themselves into good field position from where some feeble tackling let them in for two early tries.
Dunsborough-Busselton struggled to contain some of the Gropers’ ball-carriers, particularly their loose forwards and hard running outside centre in the first half.
The second half was better for the visitors. However, they were realistically out of the game by then.
Shane Mickle scored the team’s only try from a line-out move.
The Dungbeetles take on the Collie Mongrels in Dunsborough on Saturday at 1pm, while Margaret River are on the road to Bunbury, with their sights set on the grand final several weeks away.