LSWFL 2022: Boyup Brook continue their resurgence with critical away victory over Bridgetown

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Bridgetown Bulldogs in the huddle.
Camera IconBridgetown Bulldogs in the huddle. Credit: Supplied

Boyup Brook’s LSWFL premiership credentials were emphatically stamped last Saturday at the Bridgetown Sports Oval, after the Roos defeated second-placed Bridgetown 8.5 (53) to 7.7 (49).

The Roos have now won five games in a row, with their only recent blemish a one-point loss against league leaders Deanmill back in May.

There was very little to separate both sides prior to the clash, which pointed towards a tense struggle.

Sure enough, the Roos and Bulldogs fought out a beauty, with the visitors coming from behind at three-quarter time.

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Aside from the Roos defence doing an excellent job in holding the home side scoreless in the final term, David Johnston (three goals) and skipper David Cowan played brilliantly.

For the Bulldogs, Hugh Mitchell and Callum Jupp battled hard.

At Rea Park on Sunday, the Tigers’ agonising winless streak continued, after narrowly going down 10.9 (69) to 9.9 (63) against the Southerners.

Despite trailing at the final change, the home side refused to give in, with Jonathan Millar leading by example. Unfortunately for the devoted Tigers supporters, their last-gasp rally fell short.

Deanmill had a far better afternoon of proceedings at home against Kojonup, cruising to a 8.16 (64) to 0.1 (1) win over the Cougars.

While all matches were contested heartily in pursuit of victory, all LSWFL clubs passionately promoted the “Think Mental Health” round, which was observed across all venues.

A number of clubs held events focused around the importance of talking to a mate if you sense they are not going so well and how both they and you can access resources.

This weekend, there are two matches on Saturday, with the Southerners and Kojonup hosting Bridgetown and the Imperials respectively. On Sunday, all eyes will be locked on the Roos-Deanmill clash at Boyup Brook Oval.

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