Busselton Magpies annihilate Collie Eagles in a blow-out 118 point victory at home

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Breanna RedheadBusselton Dunsborough Times
Dylan Patterson runs the ball up the field.
Camera IconDylan Patterson runs the ball up the field. Credit: Breanna Redhead/BDT

The Busselton Magpies have swooped on the Collie Eagles with an enormous 118-point victory.

The win was largely due to the straight kicking of Liam Creighton and Jed Kemp who each came away with four goals a piece in the 20.18 (138) to 3.2 (20) win at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Saturday afternoon.

Jed Kemp takes a mark.
Camera IconJed Kemp takes a mark. Credit: Breanna Redhead

The Magpies’ clean and swift ball movement saw them fly out of the gates to solidify their lead, earning 9.4 in the first term.

Creighton opened the scoring for the afternoon with a quick 1.1, before going on to kick another 1.3 for the black and whites while Mitch Tenardi, Ethan Bowman, Brodie Howell, Blake Cann and Kemp all produced majors.

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Collie struggled to retain possession with many of their passes easily intercepted and heading to empty pockets.

However redemption soon came for the Eagles late in the quarter when Jayce Fontana secured the side’s first major of the day.

Jayce Fontana and Jack Rinder celebrate a goal.
Camera IconJayce Fontana and Jack Rinder celebrate a goal. Credit: Breanna Redhead

Tensions rose in the second quarter with Collie keeping the home side to their lowest scoring term of the match with just 2.4.

Claiming his third goal for the match, Creighton finally sealed a major late in the term after kicking three behinds in the lead up.

A final kick between the big sticks from Howell found the black and whites leading by 68 points come the main break.

The Magpies’ reign continued into the third quarter with another 3.3 added to their score while some clever handy-work from the visitors saw them produce two behinds granting the side a world of confidence after a scoreless second quarter.

Brody Delaney makes a pass.
Camera IconBrody Delaney makes a pass. Credit: Breanna Redhead

A getaway closing term secured victory for Busselton, the side putting on a show for the home crowd with a kicking spree of 6.7 to finish the day on a high.

With additional majors from Kemp, Bowman and Cann, Joshua Fleming, Brody Delaney, Dylan Patterson, Jed Schaler, Josh Hewett and Bailey Sanford also found their way on to the scoreboard.

Collie also finished strongly with a second major from Fontana and another from Shaquille McKenzie earning great fanfare from supportive onlookers.

Collie will take on Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault next weekend in their final game of the season, while Busselton are set to clash with Eaton Boomers at Glen Huon Reserve.

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