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SWFLW 2023: Panthers, Bulldogs and Magpies all record convincing victories

Carly Laden and Justin Fris Bunbury Herald
Natasha Bower gets boot to ball as Chloe Hewson (Carey Park) gives chase.
Camera IconNatasha Bower gets boot to ball as Chloe Hewson (Carey Park) gives chase. Credit: Justin Fris/South Western Times

A forward line masterclass from Carey Park’s Lana Bennett inspired her side during Sunday’s 7.10 (52) to 1.0 (6) win over an improved Collie Eagles at Kelly Park.

Bennett, who booted two goals, presented well throughout the afternoon, much to the delight of the vocal home supporters.

Despite the defeat, there was a lot to like about the Eagles, who remained upbeat despite the final result. Helen Moir, who joined the club from Eaton over the summer, was particularly inspirational on the last line of defence.

Elsewhere, reigning premiers Busselton continued to dominate the competition, keeping Dunsborough Sharks scoreless to win 11.19 (85) to 0.0 (0).

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While the Sharks put in a solid effort across the backline, they were no match for the highly skilled Magpies who controlled the contest from the first siren.

Phoebe Harris, Christie Daniels and Katisha Barrett managed two goals each, while Katie-Jayne Grieve put in another strong midfield performance and managed a late goal in another dominant effort for the Magpies.

Busselton's Rennie Meadmore latches on to Dunsborough's Catie Griffen.
Camera IconBusselton's Rennie Meadmore latches on to Dunsborough's Catie Griffen. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

Olivia Caldow, Chloe McGill and Alyce Smith were named among the best for the Sharks.

Meanwhile, a three-goal haul from Abby Gellard helped Bunbury on their way to a decisive 7.2 (44) to 0.1 (1) victory over Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault at Payne Park on Saturday.

Bunbury dominated from the outset, leaving the Lions in their dust for most of the first half.

While the Lions managed a minor score during the third term, they found themselves overwhelmed by the Bulldogs.

Melinda Bobby, Sarina Tassone and Gellard were among the strong performers for Bunbury, while Giaan Evans, Claire Brown and Shelby Humphries were among the best for the Lions.

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