SWFL 2022: A degree of intrigue surrounds Sunday’s Bunbury-Carey Park women’s clash

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Bunbury's Kloe Bassett has been excellent in several positions across the park this season.
Camera IconBunbury's Kloe Bassett has been excellent in several positions across the park this season. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times/South Western Times

South Bunbury’s spate of senior player departures could be a blessing for second-placed Bunbury, who host Carey Park on Sunday afternoon at Payne Park.

The Bulldogs, who looked on course to upset the Tigers a fortnight ago, had last weekend off due to their league side playing Augusta-Margaret River — and will no doubt be determined to make up for their final quarter fade out against the reigning premiers.

With a number of high-profile South Bunbury players tipped to transfer across to the Panthers, it is anyone’s guess who could potentially make their debut wearing navy blue and red against the Bulldogs.

Throw COVID-19 health and safety protocols into the mix and planning for this game could be a real challenge for Bulldogs coach Michelle Harris and her coaching staff.

Luckily for the Bunbury, they have no shortage of talent and should be more than capable of subduing whoever lines up against them.

The Panthers will need to keep a close eye on Bulldogs utility Kloe Bassett, who appears to have regained the scintillating form which won her the 2020 Nola Marino Medal.

If Bassett ends up lining up alongside electric Carey Park onballer Kandice Hart during this game, spectators are likely to be treated to a display worth the price of admission alone.

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