Donnybrook women’s team have notched their first win of the season with an 11-point victory over Harvey Bulls at VC Mitchell Park on Sunday. The Dons eyed a break-through win while the Bulls looked to secure their second victory. The week’s rest from round five seemed to work in the Dons’ favour with an early goal from Jade McGurk setting the tone. Although Harvey’s Jonelle Blackford managed to bring the scores level for a brief period, it was not long until the Dons began applying the pressure. A further goal from Lisa Worsfold saw Donnybrook lead by a goal at quarter-time. In the second term, Harvey took the lead early although kicking accuracy was called into question after a number of minor scores. Donnybrook maintained composure, with Lacey Holdsworth kicking her first major for the afternoon. Harvey’s Laura Cheney kicked a goal and Donnybrook’s Holdsworth suffered an injury scare, with the Dons leading at half-time, 3.4 (22) to 2.7 (19). In the third quarter, the Bulls continued to miss easy opportunities to catch up while the Dons struggled backing each other up in driving the ball forward. While both teams scrambled for the ball, it was not until late in the term that Holdsworth emerged with her second goal, extending Donnybrook’s margin to eight points at the final change. A number of brain fades within the Donnybrook camp gave the Bulls a few opportunities to capitalise and make a comeback early in the final term. However, like Karis Aplin’s finger, things popped back into place for Donnybrook as they began fighting hard to secure the victory. Despite a few injury concerns for Harvey’s Harmony Staszewski-Hose (back) and Donnybrook’s Kiama Fazioli (knee), the contest was a fight to the end. At the final siren, Donnybrook held on to take the victory, 5.6 (36) to 2.13 (25).