Pair back in Pies nest

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Mitchell WoodcockBusselton Dunsborough Times

Busselton has welcomed a premiership player and a key defender back to the club, with Jon Meadmore and Mason Hislop returning to the Magpies.

Meadmore was the vice-captain of Busselton when they won the 2015 premiership, before he and Hislop transferred to South Bunbury.

He won his second-consecutive premiership when he helped the Tigers defeat the Collie Eagles in the grand final, while Hislop missed the victory because of a broken leg.

Meadmore played all 18 games for the Tigers last season in a variety of roles, while Hislop returned from his season-ending injury the previous year to play 13 games.

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Busselton coach Steve Lester said he was pleased to have the experience pair back in his squad. “They both have a strong work ethic,” he said.

“I think they were both ready to come back. Both being local guys, they have had their time away and both were keen to get back and play at home.”

Lester said Hislop was over shoulder and ankle injuries.

“We just hope we can get a good season out of him,” he said.

“He is not that tall but he plays tall,” he said.

“Whether we use him there (defence) or somewhere else, we will see.”

Lester said Meadmore added skill and a hard-running edge to the team.

“He is fit. Jon is leading the pack on the track,” he said.

“His first year at South Bunbury was pretty strong. While last year was a bit up and down, but I believe he can play some good football for us.”

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