SWFL women’s competition powerhouses Bunbury and South Bunbury are primed for an epic second semifinal at Payne Park on Sunday. Last Sunday’s clash between both sides was absorbing from start to finish — and with the opportunity to march directly into the grand final, this intensity is likely to increase. The Bulldogs started well last weekend, however, were a tad inaccurate in front of goals. Sensing their opportunity, the Tigers were able to soak up the pressure and gradually dominate in general play. Heading into the final term with a nine-point lead up their sleeve — and having held the Bulldogs to 1.6 (12) across three quarters — the Tigers looked to have enough in the tank to secure victory. But they were denied a third consecutive minor premiership by stunning Bulldog goals to Sophie Proudfoot, Doma Fedele and Milly Burns, as Bunbury triumphed 4.9 (33) to 4.3 (27). The Bulldogs will take tremendous belief from overpowering the Tigers towards the back end of the game, as it has rarely happened over the past three seasons. But a week is a long time in football. This South Bunbury team have been through a lot together throughout their reign of dominance, and they love nothing better than taking up a challenge. They might have been defeated twice by the Bulldogs during the home-and-away season, but finals is a completely different ball game. It will be interesting to see how Tigers coach Maxwell Jetta sets up his forward line this Sunday, given the variety of set-ups he used last week. One of these included leaving the forward line completely open for Casara Hill, while other handy targets Amber Boyd and Bethany Bond were further up the ground. Hill has tremendous pace, which caused headaches for her former Bulldogs teammates — and should she replicate it this weekend, the Tigers could be able to break the game open.