Busselton’s undefeated reign on top of the SWFL women’s table ended on Sunday at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, with a WAFLW-inspired Bunbury running out 5.5 (35) to 2.4 (16) victors. Boosted by the return of homegrown products Ruby Mahony, Kloe Bassett, Daisy Rigby and Indiana West from successful WAFLW campaigns, the Bulldogs looked starkly different to their previous meeting earlier in the year. Aside from excellent fitness and skill level, their presence appeared to galvanise everyone wearing the black and gold. Bulldogs coach Stephen Bilcich, an East Fremantle Football Club legend, was renowned for his tough tackling and fierce determination as a player. On Sunday, Bilcich trademarks were written all over his players, who eagerly tackled in packs from the opening bounce, denying Busselton time and space at every contest. While Busselton were far from disgraced and fought the game out, Bunbury’s pace and physicality caused them headaches and will need to be addressed if they meet again during the finals. Bethany Bond has made a big impression in her return to the SWFL, booting four goals for Donnybrook in their 12.6 (78) to 2.1 (13) win over Harvey Brunswick Leschenault at VC Mitchell Park. While the Dons held the Lions scoreless in the opening term to take the early lead, they put their foot down during the second term with a five-goal haul. Although the Lions managed a reprieve during the second half with goals via Mahkenna Chapman and Zarli Dorrington, it was not enough to stop the Dons. Forward Lacey Holdsworth was impressive for the Dons, kicking five goals, along with Bond, Abbey Westra and 50-gamer Jessica Verbrugge, while the likes of Riley Brine, Claire Brown, Zoe Roberts and Katie Wilsonham were among the best for HBL. South Bunbury have continued to build form by extending their winning streak to a fourth win, defeating Carey Park 6.7 (43) to 1.2 (8) at Kelly Park. While the Panthers managed an early goal via Ebony Bronickis, South Bunbury put the pressure on and took a seven point lead by quarter time. Led by the efforts of Kira Price (four goals), the Tigers stifled the Panthers’ scoring opportunities, setting themselves up for the 35-point win. Kaitlin Eades, Kiarni Stevens, Adi Griffith and Price were among the best for South Bunbury, while the likes of Kandice Hart, Gemma Hill, Holly Bilcich and Ruby Goddard were impressive for the home side. Collie Eagles have finally fulfilled their quest in notching their first win since returning to the SWFL after several seasons away, defeating the Dunsborough Sharks by a goal. In the low-scoring contest, both sides fought hard during the Saturday morning match at Collie Recreation Ground, acknowledging Breast Cancer round. With neither side budging throughout the match, it wasn’t until the final term when Nicola Kickett kicked truly to win the Eagles the game 1.2 (8) to 0.2 (2). Tahli Wilkins, Abbey Barber, Mikayla Fleay and Morgan Becker were among the best for the home side, while Lonita Mann, Alyce Smith, Shelby Foster and Joanne Tate stood out for the Sharks.