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Netball: Bulldogs and Boomers eye grand final glory on Saturday night

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Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Eaton's goal defence Giaan Evans played well in the preliminary final.
Camera IconEaton's goal defence Giaan Evans played well in the preliminary final. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

SWNFL premiership glory awaits either Bunbury or Eaton on Saturday night at the Eaton Recreation Centre.

Both sides have already met in the finals series, with the Bulldogs claiming a 48-42 win in the second semifinal, which ensured their direct path to the grand final.

Despite having taken a longer path, the Boomers are no stranger to the grandest stage of all either, having lost last season’s decider 68-52 against Busselton.

Bunbury’s success throughout the season has been predominantly through not only quick mid-court ball movement, but also effectiveness inside the shooting circle.

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Cassady Osiejak and Summer Towers have enjoyed strong seasons and have the potential to provide match-winning efforts for the Bulldogs.

While Saturday night’s assignment will be challenging, the Boomers showed they are able to nullify quality offensive players, such as HBL star goal shooter Katie Martin, in the preliminary final — which could bode well for a grandstand end to the season.

Grand final fixtures

16 and under — MLC Eagles v South Bunbury (1.30pm); 18 and under — MLC Eagles v Busselton (3pm); Masters — Carey Park v Donnybrook-Blackwood (4.30pm); Reserves — MLC Eagles v South Bunbury (6pm); League — Bunbury v Eaton (7.30pm);

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