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LSWFL: Bridgetown crush Boyup Brook’s finals hopes in round 16 action

Melissa PedeltyManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Bridgetown Bulldogs defeated Boyup Brook Roos on Saturday.
Camera IconBridgetown Bulldogs defeated Boyup Brook Roos on Saturday. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

Bridgetown Bulldogs defeated Boyup Brook Roos in a competitive away game on Saturday during round 16 of the Lower South West Football League season.

With the Roos desperate for a place in the top four, it was clear the reigning premiers were prepared to pull out all the stops to keep their finals hopes alive.

Both teams started off strong, fighting hard to maintain possession and control.

Despite not having the home-ground advantage, Bridgetown managed to take the early lead, with the score 3.3 (21) to 2.2 (14) at the end of the first quarter.

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The Roos managed to stifle the Bulldogs’ forwards, including the team’s leading goal kicker Patrick Farrant, with the away side managing only two points in the second quarter.

Bridgetown's Paddy Farrant lines up for a goal.
Camera IconBridgetown's Paddy Farrant lines up for a goal. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

The score was 5.4 (34) to 6.8 (44) in favour of Bridgetown going into the second half.

Clawing towards the lead, the Roos continued their dominance through the third quarter, kicking 4.4 (28) to the Bulldogs’ 4.2 (26).

Kaleb Michalak and Sam Garstone contributed to the Roos’ score with five and three goals respectively, while the Bulldogs’ Farrant proved it would take more than one troubling quarter to tame his abilities, scoring nine goals for his side.

Action on the field.
Camera IconAction on the field. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

Bridgetown shut down the Roos’ forward half in the final quarter and crushed the Roos’ finals hopes, scoring 4.3 (27) to 1.1 (7).

The final score was Bulldogs 14.13(97) against the Roos’ 10.9(69).

Boyup Brook will have one last opportunity to make the finals when they take on Deanmill — who lost to Kojonup at the weekend — this weekend. However, Deanmill will be working hard to ensure the Roos can’t win by the margin necessary to knock them out of fourth place.

Tigers played their last game of the season on Sunday, cementing themselves on the bottom of the ladder.

Southerners will play one last game against Bridgetown next week. They will remain sixth even with a win.

Imperials will take on Kojonup next week after a bye in a must-watch match that will determine who will enter finals in second place.

Next week’s fixtures:

Saturday

Kojonup v Imperials (1pm) at Kojonup Sporting Complex

Boyup Brook v Deanmill (2pm) at Boyup Brook Oval

Sunday

Southerners v Bridgetown (2pm) at Pemberton Oval

Tigers bye

Boyup Brook's Pat Reilly goes for the ball.
Camera IconBoyup Brook's Pat Reilly goes for the ball. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Brendon White is tackled by Pat Reilly.
Camera IconBridgetown's Brendon White is tackled by Pat Reilly. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Brendon White is tackled by Pat Reilly.
Camera IconBridgetown's Brendon White is tackled by Pat Reilly. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Paddy Farrant lines up for a goal.
Camera IconBridgetown's Paddy Farrant lines up for a goal. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Alex Stuart chases after Boyup Brook’s Tom Keightley.
Camera IconBridgetown's Alex Stuart chases after Boyup Brook’s Tom Keightley. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Josh Power chases Boyup Brook's Pat Reilly.
Camera IconBridgetown's Josh Power chases Boyup Brook's Pat Reilly. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Josh Power chases Boyup Brook's Pat Reilly.
Camera IconBridgetown's Josh Power chases Boyup Brook's Pat Reilly. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Boyup Brook’s Dave Cowan and Bridgetown’s Alex Stuart collide.
Camera IconBoyup Brook’s Dave Cowan and Bridgetown’s Alex Stuart collide. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Brett Wilson, of Bridgetown, jumps for the ball.
Camera IconBrett Wilson, of Bridgetown, jumps for the ball. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Bridgetown's Connor McCamish and Boyup Brook's Josh Coole compete in a ruck contest.
Camera IconBridgetown's Connor McCamish and Boyup Brook's Josh Coole compete in a ruck contest. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman
Boyup Brook's Matt Michael and Jack Wharton spoil Bridgetown's Paddy Farrant.
Camera IconBoyup Brook's Matt Michael and Jack Wharton spoil Bridgetown's Paddy Farrant. Credit: Cally Dupe/Countryman

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