Never-say-die Mulies pip Bombers to claim cup

Luke PearceBusselton Dunsborough Times
Dunsborough Yallingup Mulies won the Onshore Cup Grand Final against the Busselton Bombers on Friday night.
Camera IconDunsborough Yallingup Mulies won the Onshore Cup Grand Final against the Busselton Bombers on Friday night. Credit: Busselton-Dunsborough Times, Therese Colman

Dunsborough-Yallingup Mulies claimed the 2018 Onshore Cup premiership after defeating Busselton Bombers by eight points at Dunsborough Playing Fields on Friday night.

On a perfect night for football, Mulies kept their September form going by beating the minor premiers 6.5 (41) to 5.3 (33) in the grand final.

Busselton asserted themselves early and went into quarter-time on top. The second quarter was more of the same, and at half-time the Bombers led by 10 points.

Kim Harper of the Bombers took multiple intercept marks and consistently frustrated the Mulies going forward.

Bomber Dennis Armour snapped one from the boundary late in the quarter and at half time Busselton had extended their lead to 10 points.

But the Mulies refused to lie down and in the first five minutes of the third quarter they got their natural game style going.

Arron Cooper was dangerous when moved to full- forward and Busselton’s margin was cut to just four points at the final change.

Ben Daniher’s goal at the start of the last quarter put the Mulies up for the first time and when Cooper kicked truly from 50m, the Mulies were up by 10 and finishing fast.

The umpires judged Mulies forward Alex Townsend best on ground.

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