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SWFL 2022: Busselton Magpies thrash Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault

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Luke McPhersonBunbury Herald
Jack Fletcher did his best for Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault against Busselton.
Camera IconJack Fletcher did his best for Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault against Busselton. Credit: Luke McPherson

The Busselton Magpies continue to prove themselves as one of the in-form teams in the South West Football League after thrashing Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault by 47 points at the weekend.

The Magpies travelled to Brunswick on Saturday and led at every quarter to win 12.8 (80) to 5.3 (33).

The win continues a good run for the Magpies, who have won seven of their past eight games, with a loss to South Bunbury being their only stumble.

Damian Lee was named in the best for Busselton again.
Camera IconDamian Lee was named in the best for Busselton again. Credit: Luke McPherson

The Lions opened the scoring through Joshua O’Day, who converted a set shot from the top of the square after profiting from a 50m penalty, but Busselton kicked the next two to lead 2.1 (13) to 1.0 (6) at quarter-time.

It was then Mitchell Fraser, Jason Fish and Mitchell Tenardi who started to make a massive impact on the game to have Busselton up 7.8 (50) to 3.2 (20) at the half.

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Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault's James Finucane.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault's James Finucane. Credit: Luke McPherson

Reid Kinninmont, Jack Fletcher and Ben Ablett did their best for the Lions and worked hard around the ground, but the inexperienced side was no match for last year’s runners up.

The Magpies kicked eight of the last 12 goals of the match to take the victory and are now third on the ladder, level on points with the Bunbury Bulldogs.

Busselton's Mitchell Howlett celebrates one of his three goals.
Camera IconBusselton's Mitchell Howlett celebrates one of his three goals. Credit: Luke McPherson

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