Grop­ers too good

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Sport -

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.

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