Lions keen to roar again with important weekend match
Starved of football due to fixtures and unfortunate circumstances, the Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Lions return to SWFL women’s action on Saturday afternoon.
It is a match that Tristan Maslin’s side needs to win, as four clubs – including the Lions –are sitting on four points.
Victory would give them some much-needed breathing space as they attempt to make the finals in 2019.
On the flip side of the coin, the Boomers are winless and despite improving each week, have yet to taste reward for their efforts.
Perennial grand finalists Harvey Bulls have an opportunity to keep the pressure on South Bunbury and Busselton should they defeat Collie Eagles at home.
The Eagles, who were somewhat disappointing during their round four home loss to the Magpies, need a fast start against the Bulls – as their defence has a miserly reputation.
One match up to watch between these two sides is Harmony Staszewski-Hose against Tahlia Dawson-Gibbs, with both players providing considerable polish to their respective midfields.
Sitting in second with an unblemished record, the Magpies will get a true barometer of their current progression when they face off against the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon.
The Pies started slowly against the Eagles in round four, with a late flurry during the final quarter and a half getting them over the line.
Should they wish to knock off the Bulldogs, this will be unable to be repeated, as the reigning premiers are renowned for pressure.
The Bulldogs, who are two games out of the top two, will eye this game as an opportunity to build on another premiership push.
1.10pm – Harvey Bulls v Collie Eagles at Harvey Recreation Ground
5.30pm – Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault v Eaton Boomers at Brunswick Oval
1.10pm – Bunbury v Busselton at Payne Park
BYE – South Bunbury, Carey Park
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