SWFL women’s results

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Bunbury made a successful entry into the South West Football Leagues women’s competition on Sunday against Harvey-Brunswick-Leschnault, with a 34-point win at Brunswick Oval.

The Lions did not kick a goal until the third quarter, as the visitors controlled the game in wet conditions to win 7.4 (46) to 2.0 (12).

Bunbury playing-coach Trish Lake booted three goals in a solid outing for the visitors, having recovered from a serious hamstring injury she suffered in the pre-season competition.

The game started slowly, with only the Dogs able to put a goal on the board in the first term.

But the visitors opened up the game after the first break, with inaccuracy costing them a bigger half-time lead.

The Lions did their best to come back in the third quarter, booting their only two goals of the day through Montana Tate and Brianna Whyte.

But the Bulldogs’ defence held strong and they managed to kick another two goals in the last term while keeping the home side scoreless.

The Harvey Bulls won a six-point thriller over South Bunbury in the weekend’s other women’s game.

Having kicked just one goal in the first half, the Bulls lifted after the main break and won 5.3 (33) to 4.3 (27).

Both teams went into the game undefeated and the contest lived up to the hype.

The Tigers gained control early despite having just 14 players for the game.

They held the Bulls to just one goal for the first half.

But the home side was not to be denied, with their ball use better in the second half, allowing their forwards to get easy shots at goal.

Taylah Kemp booted two goals for the Bulls in a solid display up forward, while the Tigers shared their four goals evenly.

This weekend South Bunbury will look to bounce back when they host Busselton at Hands Oval on Saturday. Bunbury will play their first home game of the season when they host the top-of-the-table Harvey Bulls at Payne Park in what is expected to be the game of the weekend.

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