Will to go undefeated
South Bunbury have looked potent from the pre-season and have not dropped a match so far in 2019.
With a new coach and several promising recruits, the Tigers opened the 2019 Brooke Fiore Hair and Tanning pre-season competition with solid victories over the Harvey Bulls and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault, before defeating the Harvey Bulls by 16 points in the grand final.
Tanisha Anderson was best afield for the Tigers, although they would see little of her during the home and away rounds, due to her WAFLW commitments with Peel Thunder.
Opening their campaign with a bye, the Tigers’ first win came in round two, where they trounced the Collie Eagles by 91 points at Hands Oval.
Claudia Elward torched the Eagles’ defence with six goals, with skipper Ebony Bilcich her side’s best.
A week later, the Tigers had their toughest challenge of the season, where they held off the Harvey Bulls by one-point.
Held to four behinds during the opening half, the Bulls put South under intense pressure and looked certain to steal the game away.
However a late goal from Elward in the third term, coupled by solid defensive efforts from Harriet Wedderburn and Kiarni Stevens, ensured the Tigers got over the line. From there, the Tigers were not tested again seriously until round 17 against the Bulldogs.
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