Despite falling short of the South West Netball Football League finals, South Bunbury Tigers have ended their season on a high with an upset derby victory by just two points. South Bunbury Tigers went head-to-head with the Bunbury Bulldogs in the final round of the regular season at the South West Sports Centre on Sunday when both teams were keen to obtain one last win. It was an even start to the match until rapid driving and accurate shots on goal saw Bunbury begin to build up an early lead. Although South Bunbury put the pressure on at every opportunity, Bunbury started to pull away with shots by Rachel Douglass and Hannah Rogers. But South Bunbury rallied late in the opening term to trail by three points at the first break. The second quarter saw South Bunbury build on their late comeback attempt, with shots on goal by Lucinda Fransen and Chloe Wallace. Despite some good intercepts by Bunbury’s defenders, South Bunbury managed to take the lead at half-time 26-21. In the third quarter, Bunbury stepped up in defence in a bid to make a comeback. South Bunbury seemed to struggle converting early on, but rallied to hold on to the lead 34-32 at the final change. In the final quarter, both teams hit high gear as Bunbury continued to make a comeback, while South Bunbury looked to achieve the upset victory. With players from both teams putting their bodies on the line, the match picked up intensity. Despite some late shots on goal from Bunbury, South Bunbury held on to take the win 47-45. Elsewhere, Blackwood secured a spot in the finals with a 56-45 win over Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault, while Busselton managed a second dominant victory over Carey Park 75-34.