By Brian Pallister
ANOTHER new season and several new faces at the Saints with four sets of brothers taking the field against an unknown new club in Warwick-Greenwood.
The big crowd in attendance were no doubt filled with curiosity as well as excitement as the communities are still feeling the effects of a lingering COVID-19.
The first quarter was a scrappy affair as both clubs were shaking off the cob-webs.
The Saints squandered some goal scoring chances as they headed into the first break with a six point lead 2-6-18 to 2-0-12.
Sam Thompson kicked the goal of the game with a snap back over his head, other than that, the Saints inaccuracy continued as they controlled most of the play having seven shots on goal to the Bulls two.
Bullsbrook maintained their momentum after the main break with five goals to nil in the third.
When the Bulls did go forward, the ball was repelled by Brock Sherriffs and Shaun Booker.
Shaun Oats dropped back for Greenwood to offer support while Josh Langley worked hard around the ground.
James Thompson was winning in the ruck and taking some telling marks around the ground, Jaiden Fernie picked up plenty of possessions on his wing as Johl Morrison presented well in the forward line.
The last quarter was a stalemate as players from both teams started to tire – Bullsbrook coming away with a fifty point win.
Best on ground for Bullsbrook were James Thompson, Jaiden Fernie, Sam Thompson, Michael Bailey, Jorden Healy and Brock Sherriffs.
For Warwick-Greenwood, Josh Langley, Jason Plowicz, Shaun Oats.
In other results, Gidgegannup defeated Swan View 150/35, Mundaring defeated Chidlow 103/76 and Pickering Brook defeated Mt Helena 111/50.
This week’s games: Swan View vs Bullsbrook, Warwick-Greenwood vs Pickering Brook, Mundaring vs Gidgegannup and Mt Helena vs Chidlow.