SWFL women’s: Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault pick up first win of season over Collie by 28 points

Josh KemptonBunbury Herald
Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault defeated Collie at home.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault defeated Collie at home. Credit: Josh Kempton/South Western Times

Brunswick Oval’s home comforts did the trick for Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s women’s side, who grabbed their first win of the season over Collie by 28 points on Saturday.

Coming off a 43-point loss to local rivals Harvey on the road in round one, the Lions wasted some golden opportunities in front of goal, kicking three majors from their 13 scoring shots for a tally of 3.10 (28), but held the Eagles scoreless in an excellent defensive performance.

The hosts went without a goal last week but hit the scoreboard early through Jayde Thompson to take an eight-point advantage into the first break, with the visitors failing to capitalise on some great chances.

Collie were hemmed in their own half for much of the second term but it was the Lions’ turn to fail to capitalise on their field position dominance, kicking three behinds to boost their half-time advantage to 11.

Mahkenna Chapman gave the Lions their second goal for the day only seconds into the second half, which followed a similar theme to the first before Matilda Fowler sealed the result with a late goal.

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The Lions got great drive from half-backs Gloria Humphires and Halle Phillips and were also well served by Latisha Hough, Lauren Patane and Jodie Whyte.

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