Tigers mean business after smashing Dogs

Justin FrisSouth Western Times
Ruby Mahony makes a darting run along the members side wing of Payne Park for the Bulldogs.
Camera IconRuby Mahony makes a darting run along the members side wing of Payne Park for the Bulldogs. Credit: Justin Fris / South Western Times

South Bunbury made a statement to rival SWFL women’s teams with a commanding 13.9 (87) to 2.0 (12) victory over reigning premiers Bunbury last Sunday at Payne Park.

The Bulldogs, who entered the derby having tasted defeat only twice since 2017, were held scoreless up until early in the final term.

It was a rare series of events throughout the game for Bunbury, with some players openly showing frustration about their side’s predicament.

Kate Fielding and Ebony Bilcich dominated the corridor for the visitors, while Claudia Elward and Beth Bond were in excellent touch.

The Tigers can extend their buffer over the Harvey Bulls if they defeat an improving Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault on Saturday afternoon at Hands Oval.

The Lions had only themselves to blame during Saturday’s five-point loss to the Collie Eagles, with their sluggish opening costing them dearly.

At Sir Stewart Bovell Park, Busselton can take further control of their finals destiny with a victory over Carey Park.

With Collie not predicted to beat reigning premiers Bunbury the following day, the Magpies could sure up their bid for a top-four berth with a convincing display.

Fixtures

Saturday, June 8

3.10pm South Bunbury v Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault at Hands Oval.

5.30pm Busselton v Carey Park at Sir Stewart Bovell Park.

Sunday, June 9

1.10pm Bunbury v Collie Eagles at Payne Park.

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