Lions’ litmus test

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
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Shauna McGuinness sends the ball deep into attack for the Lions against the Magpies earlier this year.
Camera IconShauna McGuinness sends the ball deep into attack for the Lions against the Magpies earlier this year. Credit: Jack Gibellini

Sunday afternoon at Payne Park is arguably a moment of truth for Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s SWFL women’s side.

Tristan Maslin’s team has recorded gritty victories over the Collie Eagles and Busselton over the past fortnight and have given themselves a real opportunity to play finals.

But, in order to play finals, you need to defeat quality opposition and the Lions face a wounded, but still potent, Bunbury.

Trendsetters of the competition over the first two seasons, the Bulldogs are in uncharted waters.

Sitting at 4-3 in fourth spot, all losses have been against either South Bunbury or the Harvey Bulls, who both sit in the top two.

At Kelly Park on Sunday, the Eaton Boomers will be looking to record back-to-back victories when they take on a struggling Carey Park, while undefeated South Bunbury travel up the hill on Saturday to lock horns with the Collie Eagles.

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