Supporters boost Pies’ spirit after grand final losses

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Busselton were left devastated after being unable to win the three grand finals they featured in.
Camera IconBusselton were left devastated after being unable to win the three grand finals they featured in. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/Jon Gellweiler

Despite having their chances of premiership glory wiped out, Busselton remain optimistic about the future.

The Magpies were ready to capitalise on what they dubbed “the swooping season” with their colts, reserves and league teams all featured in Sunday’s SWFL grand final day.

However, the colts team fell just short to Carey Park 8.12 (60) to 8.4 (52), the reserves team were defeated by Bunbury 7.12 (54) to 6.8 (44), and the league side were no match for Augusta-Margaret River 10.6 (66) to 3.8 (26).

While the results were less than ideal, the club took to social media to express their feelings towards the day and thanked the club’s volunteers for their ongoing support.

“Well it wasn’t the results we wanted today. 3 teams playing off in grand finals and no wins,” a post on the Magpies’ Facebook page read.

“I guess if you look at the positives we had 3 teams playing off in grand finals.

“A big thank you to all the behind the scenes crew who get the job done week in week out.

“Clubs don’t run without these people.”

The optimism was echoed with supporters of the club leaving comments of support for the club’s achievement.

“Busselton Football Club is in the best hands it’s been in for a very, very long time,” Brett Pitt said.

“Both with players, coaches and staff. I reckon majority of people in the town will agree.”

In a post outlining the final score of the league final, supporters were optimistic about the future.

“Hard day at the office but well done to all at the club on getting 3 teams to the grandy and a prelim for the ladies,” Grant Henley said.

“Great base to build at a great club!”

“Bigger and better next year, great achievement to have all 3 mens teams in,” Tye Denton said.

“Hold your heads high.”

The only other club to have had teams featured in the colts, reserves and league grand finals was Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault in 2017. However, like the Magpies, the Lions were unable to capitalise and fell short in all three finals matches to Bunbury in the colts and league finals and South Bunbury in the reserves.

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