Bunbury claims carnival of short format women’s footy

Michael PhilippsSouth Western Times
Bunbury Football Club women's team celebrate after winning the pre-season carnival at Hands Oval on Saturday afternoon.
Camera IconBunbury Football Club women's team celebrate after winning the pre-season carnival at Hands Oval on Saturday afternoon. Credit: Michael Philipps

Bunbury Football Club women’s team claimed the Brooke Fiore for Hair and Beauty Day Spa Women’s Knock-Out Pre-Season Carnival at Hands Oval on Saturday afternoon.

In a shortened format of the game, Bunbury proved too strong for South Bunbury in the grand final, winning 4.5 (29) to 1.3 (9).

Bunbury was the first to kick away with three goals before half-time.

South managed to hit the scoreboard in the second half, but the damage was already done with Bunbury winning by 20 points.

Courtney Babich was the only player to kick multiple goals in the final with two.

The carnival was the first time the Collie Eagles and Eaton Boomers have played an official match after joining the league for this season.

Eaton won its opening match against the Eagles 1.1 (7) to 0.1 (1).

However, their victory was short lived after they were thoroughly beaten by South Bunbury in their next match 10.4 (64) to 0.0 (0).

Collie finished the carnival without a victory after losing to the Harvey Bulls 6.3 (39) to 0.1 (1).

All eight teams took part in the carnival with matches played at Payne Park and Hands Oval.

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