Bunbury crushes Eagles teams

Maraea Te Wake takes a kick in the Eagles' 80 point loss. Photo: Thomas Munday.
Maraea Te Wake takes a kick in the Eagles' 80 point loss. Photo: Thomas Munday.

Collie ended its 2018 South West Football League season on a sour note with the reserves, colts and women’s teams all recording heavy losses to Bunbury.

The colts kicked off the day with a disappointing 130 point loss against the Bulldogs at PC Payne Park on Sunday.

The Eagles were kept to just the one goal, kicked by Kieran Escott in the third quarter, for the day as the Bulldogs consistently piled on the pressure.

The Eagles had no answers for the Bulldogs’ forward pressure in the 21.12 (138) to 1.2 (8) defeat.

The reserves followed it up with a 93 point loss, after being restricted to just two goals.

The Bulldogs got off to a fast start and led by 40 points by quarter time, which they continued to build on throughout the game.

Brandon Broomhead and Louis Payne were the Eagles’ goal kickers in the 16.12 (108) to 2.3 (15) loss.

The women’s team ended its inaugural season with an 80 point loss to the ladder leading Bulldogs.

The Eagles were kept scoreless for the first time this year as Bunbury steadily built on its lead throughout the 12.8 (80) to 0.0 (0) win.

Although the Eagles didn’t present many threats going forward, they were strong defensively and limited Bunbury to just 12 goals despite a constant barrage of forward 50 entries.

The losses marked the end of Collie’s season with no teams making finals. The colts finished in seventh place on the ladder, the reserves in ninth spot and the women in eighth spot with one win.

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