Magpies thrash Dons

JOSH ZIMMERMANBunbury Herald

Busselton exploded out of the blocks and never looked back on its way to a 50-point thrashing of the disappointing Dons at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday evening.

Jackson Arbon was superb in the absence of Magpies captain Dan McGinlay and key forward Aiden Fraser, stamping his authority on proceedings from the outset as Busselton jumped out to a 25-point lead at quarter time.

With towering ruckman Brent Hall firmly in control of the hit outs Arbon was afforded plenty of possession and his smart disposals were rewarded with goals to a spread of teammates.

Arbon found Damian Lee completely unmarked in the forward pocket to open the scoring and majors to Nathan Bradbury, Sean Trombetta and Perry Francis soon followed.

The Mapgies let Donnybrook off the hook on multiple occasions in the second quarter, kicking 1.5 for the term compared to the Don’s 2.2 with Jaymin O’dine Kahn and Curtis Guglielmana both scoring to give the visitors some hope.

But Busselton converted its first opportunity of the half with Bradbury kicking a long bomb from just inside 50 to wrestle back momentum for the home side.

Goals to Trombetta and Jordan Eastwell followed not long after before Donnybrook full forward Jamie Sutherland held on to a difficult mark to kick his side’s only goal of the term.

Robbie Cross kicked a consolation for the Dons in the final quarter before Bradbury kicked his fourth and Brent Snook iced the game with a long set shot after being squared up smartly by Trombetta.

Scoreboard

Busselton 4.1 5.6 8.10 11.12 78 def Donnybrook 0.0 2.2 3.2 4.4 28

Goals:

PIES – N. Bradbury 4, S. Trombetta 2, D. Lee, P. Francis, T. Eastwell, B. Snook, S.Shepherd.

DONS – J. O’dine Kahn, C. Guglielmana, J. Sutherland, R. Cross.

Best:

PIES – J.Arbon, B. Hall, N. Bradbury, M. Hislop, K. Hams, J. Budiselik.

DONS – J. Guglielmana, C.Sheehan, J. Brennan, J. Parker, H. King, J. Smith.

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