By Brian Pallister
IT was a tough day at the swamp for opposing sides, Bullsbrook and Warwick Greenwood with heavy rains drenching the field last weekend.
The ball was soaked the first time it hit the ground causing the players to spend most of the first quarter wrestling on the ground for possession, making goals extremely hard to come by with both teams only having one each on the board at the first break.
It was a hard game to watch, difficult for the umpires and even harder on the players.
Clean possession and marks were like gold.
The Bulls had the better of the Saints in the second.
Jason Plowicz was proving a handful in the forward line.
Joe Byworth and Travis Pearce were giving the Bulls drive from the centreline.
Toby Doolan was given the ruck duties with regular Saints ruckman James Thompson out through injury.
Jordan Pickles and Cameron Collins worked hard to keep the backline operating.
Greenwood had moved to a ten-point lead at half time.
The Bulls again had the better of the Saints in the third.
Michael and Dylan Bailey linked up well in the forward line but the Saints continued to miss shots on goal while the Bulls were capitalising with their accuracy.
If the Saints were going to get back into the game it would mean digging deep and bucking the trend.
Thomas Mather goaled from a long shot on the run and Brock Sherriffs took advantage of an empty goal square to slide one through from the fifty metre arc.
Cameron Grey led hard and put another one through.
Suddenly the Saints found themselves well back into the game. They hit the lead and hung on by six points.
Final score Bullsbrook 9-13-67 defeated Warwick Greenwood 9-7-61.
In other games, Mundaring defeated Chidlow 84 to 60, Gidgegannup had the better of Swan View winning 101 to 55 and Pickering Brook took-out Mt Helena, 102 to 33.