SWFL 2022: South Bunbury’s skill a highlight during massive victory at Brunswick Oval
South Bunbury returned to the top of the SWFL ladder following their no-nonsense 12.9 (81) to 2.5 (17) win over a depleted Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault at Brunswick Oval.
From the opening bounce, Tigers coach Julian Burgess had little to worry about, as his side played an exciting brand of direct and intelligent football.
The Lions, who entered the game on the back of a thrilling two-point win over the Eaton Boomers, were without ace ruckman Jack Fletcher and Josh Underwood — which robbed them of added bite in the corridor.
Filling in for Fletcher was the hardworking Jaydon Wilson, who laboured hard against Tim Sutherland — however once the Tigers onballers began to get on top in the centre, the visitors ran away with the victory.
Another pleasing aspect of this victory for South Bunbury was the performance of Kade Wallrodt, who was lively in the forward line.
Aside from finishing with four goals, Wallrodt took attention away from South spearhead Jordan Strahan, who despite only kicking one goal, presented well throughout.
Despite the heavy loss, Reid Kinninmont’s willingness to win contested possessions was a real asset for the Lions, while reliable veterans Brendan Tingey and Ben Ablett also battled hard against the grain.
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