THE Dunsborough Ducks travelled to Perth last weekend for the annual Country AFL Masters Carnival, this year being held at Des Pineman Reserve in Nollamara.
With a full squad Dusnborough was looking in fine fettle with shortened games scheduled against Busselton, Carey Park and Northhampton. With a forward line boasting Aaron Stone, Mike Hanley and Michael Copeland, the Ducks got off to a terrific start against Carey Park. Impressive defensive efforts from Stuart Watson, Paul McCarthy and Red Sweeney kept Dunsborough on top in the second half as they ran out winners by a goal.
The second game against Northampton saw the Ducks hit top gear with Matt Lepidi and Chris King running amok through the midfield and setting up Fred Pierkerak to kick a bag of goals. With Mark Flynn dominating the ruck, the supply was flowing and players like Andrew Boord and Mark Delane were able to deliver into the forward line where Baz Collins was waiting with his usual appetite for sausage rolls.
The final game saw a derby between Dunsborough and Busselton and it was obvious both teams were hungry for the win. Novak Van Herwaade’s game plan allowed the Ducks to gain ascendency early on though with Grinner running rampant through the midfield. It was an easy win for the Dunsborough team in the end. This was the last game of the year.