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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Bush and ‘Burbs: Son of a gun Zac Mainwaring steps up to amateur level

Son of a gun
The son of former dual West Coast Eagles premiership star Chris Mainwaring, Zac, will play for Collegians’ colts team across the next two weekends.
The speedy midfielder is best remembered for his heroics as part of the West Coast OWLS (older, wiser, larger, slower) in tribute games to his father for Telethon.
Zac mainly plays for Scotch College, but will line up for Collegians over the school holidays.
Bulldog goalkicker dominates for Tigers
Three-time Bernie Naylor medallist Ben Saunders showed he has lost none of his goalkicking prowess, booting nine goals in Curtin Uni-Wesley’s 15.9 (99) to 12.6 (78) win over West Coast in the Perth Football League.
Former Essendon forward Cory Dell'Olio chipped in with four goals, while Mitchell Carter was their other goalkicker with two goals, as the visitors got the better of the home side.
Paul Mugambwa, also of South Fremantle fame, continued his good start to the season for Bullcreek Leeming, kicking three goals in their 17.12 (114) to 6.3 (39) win.
One-time Brisbane Lions recruit Kieran King also kicked a goal in the big victory.
A number of former AFL players turned out for Nollamara in their loss to Kwinana.
Des Headland (Brisbane Lions and Fremantle), Jarrad Oakley-Nicholls (Richmond and West Coast) and Brennan Stack (Western Bulldogs) all played for Nollamara, who lost to Kwinana by 38 points.
A host of former Subiaco players lifted Scarborough t a 10.6 (66) to 8.7 (55) win over Trinity Aquinas.
Jordan Adamson-Holmes and Marc Re both booted two goals for the home team, while Ben McAullay kicked three for Trinity Aquinas.
Kambalda on the board
The Kambalda Eagles claimed their first win of the 2019 Goldfields Football League season, kicking six last-quarter goals to defeat Mines Rovers 11.8 (72) to 5.12 (42).
Mitchell Dzelebdzic booted for goals for the home side in their victory, while former Fremantle Docker Dion Woods was named one of the team’s best.
Former East Perth forward Brett Dobson booted three goals for Boulder City, who defeated Railways 14.7 (91) to 7.5 (47).
Ex-Sharks captain stars for Tigers
Jamie McNamara, who played for East Fremantle and the West Coast Eagles, had a handy debut for Pinjarra in the Peel Football-Netball League, booting three goals in the Tigers’ 13.9 (87) to 6.17 (53) victory over Baldivis.
McNamara starred alongside ex-WAFL and AFL midfielder Brock O’Brien, while for Baldivis, Blaine Johnson booted three goals, taking his tally to seven for the season.
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Johnson was a star at South Fremantle, before leaving the club mid-season last year to play in the country league.
Rockingham belted South Mandurah, 23.9 (147) to 8.11 (59) thanks to five-goal hauls from Tyler Sutton and Luke Dowling.
Former Goldfields Football League goalkicking star Alexander McLeod kicked four goals for Mandurah in their 13.14 (92) to 6.7 (43) win over Waroona, while Centrals defeated Halls Heal 12.13 (85) to 9.5 (59).
Thornton on song for Lions
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault got a handy win over last year’s South West Football League grand finallists Bunbury, thanks to a superb effort from one-time Sydney midfielder Kristen Thornton.
Thornton booted four goals for the Lions, while ex-Docker and teammate Jesse Crichton was one of his side’s best.
Brett Peake booted three goals for Bunbury, while two-time Hayward Medallist Jesse Gribble was solid on the ball.
Subiaco premiership player Brett Robinson showed some of his class with a four-goal performance for Donnybrook in their 10.7 (67) to 5.9 (39) win over Busselton.
Sean Lowrie also kicked four goals, while Thomas Omodei, from East Perth, was solid and booted a goal.
Siviour’s goalfest continues
Kalannie’s Jedd Siviour’s incredible goalkicking form has continued, with the forward following up his 15-goal haul from last week with seven against Kalannie.
But he was not the only spearhead in the Central Wheatbelt Football League at the weekend, with a number of players from Bencubbin having a day out in their 34.10 (214) to 3.3 (21) belting of Nungarin and Towns.
Brandon Rhodes booted seven goals, while teammates Jason Rinaldi (six goals), Stuart Bownes (five goals), Andrew Brandsma and James Lindroth (both four goals) also hit the scoreboard multiple times.