Harvey sides on track for finals run

Zach RelphSouth Western Times
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Brittany Gliddon sends her side forward.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Brittany Gliddon sends her side forward. Credit: Jon Gellweiler

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault women overcame last round’s shock loss against Harvey Bulls to defeat Carey Park at Brunswick Oval by 16 points on Sunday.

The Lionesses trailed at quarter time and half time, but rallied in the second half to eclipse the Panthers 4.11 (35) to 3.1 (19).

Kaitlyn Hoy was dominant for the home side, gathering plenty of possession around the ground in a best-on-ground display.

The dynamic midfielder provided run-and-carry which allowed Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault to stream forward and have regular inside 50 entries.

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Claudia Porritt was also lively for the Lionesses, as was Emily Robertson and speedster Montana Tate.

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault peppered the scoreboard in the second half, but were inaccurate in front of goals – booting six behinds from eight shots on goal.

However, Porritt ensured the victory and put the game out of the Panthers’ reach when she kicked a goal in the final term.

Carey Park’s Jessie Gallop was influential across the entire encounter, working relentlessly for the Panthers.

Shontai and Karinda Farrant were also lively and provided spark for the visitors.

In the other clash, Harvey Bulls reiterated its South West Football League women’s premiership claim with a dominant 53-point mauling of the Busselton Magpies at Sir Stewart Bovell Park on Sunday.

After dominating cross-town rivals Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault last weekend, the Bulls continued the good form to triumph the Magpies 9.14 (68) to 2.3 (15).

Harvey cruised to a 13-point lead at quarter-time and then piled on three goals in the second term to have a 36-point advantage over Busselton at the extended break.

It proved too much for the Magpies to claw back, as the Bulls cruised to victory with Fluer Parker booting three goals and Dena English offering flare around the ground.

Bulls’ Larissa Versaci and Bec Fry were both dynamic.

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault will play South Bunbury at Hands Oval this Saturday, while Carey Park will host the undefeated Harvey Bulls on Sunday.

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