Coming off a hit-and-miss Landmark Carnival campaign, players returned to the field for Round 13 of the South West Football League season.
Collie earned its fifth consecutive win with an impressive display against ninth-placed Busselton on Saturday, at Bovell Park. After claiming a four-point quarter time lead, Busselton struggled to create chances in the second term.
Collie hit the ground running, before booting two goals to one in the third.
Hayden Yarran (three), Corey Griggs (one), Kyle Shanahan (one), and Marlon Johns (one) led Collie to a 6.12 (48) to 4.8 (32) victory.
The Magpies stand a reasonable chance against the Panthers this Sunday, at Kelly Park.
Coming together at Hands Oval, players, coaches, and fans celebrated Tigers star Matthew Giacci's 200th game.
Ahead by five points at quarter time, Carey Park fought to extended the margin to 13 at the main break.
Thanks to an in-form Jordan Wallam (eight goals), the visitors then slotted four goals to one in the third term.
The Tigers remain eighth on the ladder despite their 6.9 (45) to 10.8 (68) loss to the Panthers.
The SWFL Umpires Association thanked South Bunbury and Carey Park for assisting match day participant Joshua Richardson.
League leaders Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault made light work of the Harvey Bulls on Sunday afternoon.
The Lions clinched a resounding 35-point lead, after posting five goals to one in the first half.
The Bulls kicked two goals in the third term, before HBL cruised to a 17.20 (122) to 3.1 (19) victory.
Second-placed Eaton were handed a shock loss to 2018 runners-up Bunbury at Payne Park.
Following an impressive first term, the Bulldogs ran out to a 5.2 (32) to 4.3 (27) half-time lead.
The Boomers delivered a strong fourth-quarter effort, before Bunbury celebrated its 10.5 (65) to 9.8 (62) win.
Bulldogs Matthew Martin and Brett Peake (three each) were both unstoppable.
Travelling to Margaret River, Donnybrook played out a tough clash with the Hawks in Round 13.
Conceding just two points in the first half, the reigning premiers picked up a 22-point lead at the main break. Augusta-Margaret River booted two unanswered goals, and closed the gap to 11 by three quarter time.
Donnybrook stormed home to win 5.11 (41) to 5.6 (36).
Five Dons players hit the scoreboard, while Hawks Mitchell Payne and Harry Taylor kicked two goals each.
All 10 teams are now gearing up for Round 14.
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