Central Midlands Coastal Football League: Cervantes bounce back while Jurien launch final-quarter blitz

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
Jurien Bay were back on the winners’ list after a big win against Lancelin.
Camera IconJurien Bay were back on the winners’ list after a big win against Lancelin. Credit: Facebook

The Lancelin Pirates had threatened to spoil the party but in the end, Jurien Bay were far too strong as they celebrated 50 years as a club with a 43-point win on Saturday.

The Bulldogs won their clash 15.11 (101) to 8.10 (58) to keep in touch with the top two in the Central Midlands Coastal Football League.

After their stellar start to the season back-to-back losses had seen the Bulldogs brought back down to earth and were coming off a bye which saw the Pirates claim their first win of the season.

The Pirates looked to have carried their momentum with a three-goal first quarter putting them 12 points up at the first break with as Kade Screaigh found the goals early.

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But the Bulldogs responded in the second term to take the lead in a four-goal term with Brent Bailey and Austin Britza finding plenty of ball.

The Pirates would fall further behind in the third but were still in with a chance trailing by 16 points at the start of the final quarter.

However, Jurien would not give them a look in as they powered home with seven goals in the final term to blow the Pirates out of the water and get the Bulldogs back on the winners’ list.

Bailey and Screaigh both finished with three goals but the Bulldogs had more across the park with 10 different goal scores.

At Cervantes the Tiger Sharks have bounced back in typical fashion, with a thumping 105-point win over last year’s grand final opponent, Moora Mavericks.

After loss in six-years to Dandaragan the Tiger Sharks were in no mood to be caught out again as they raced out to a 40-point lead with seven goals in the first term.

They continued to pile on the goals including seven straight in the third term to run out big winners and remind everyone they’re still the team to beat.

Jack Beer was named best on ground as Isaac Devitt Boyd, kicked five goals to break his two-game drought while James Venturini’s five goals has him as the league’s leading goalkicker at the halfway stage of the season, with 23 majors.

Cervantes were also big winners over Moora in the A-grade netball 50-36 with Suzie Hart awarded MVP honours as the Mavericks remain winless.

Jurien Bay won comfortably against Lancenlin 52-23 to move back on top of the ladder with four wins and a draw from five games.

There was better news for Moora in the hockey as they were easy winners against Cervantes 4-0 with goals to Britteney Chester, Edward Dodd, Sophie Galbraith and Eddie Watson.

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