SWFL 2023: HBL, Carey Park to go head to head with a lot to prove in round two clash

Headshot of Carly Laden
Carly LadenSouth Western Times
HBL's Zoe Roberts.
Camera IconHBL's Zoe Roberts. Credit: Carly Laden/South Western Times

After being on the receiving end of big opening round losses at the weekend, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault and Carey Park will be returning to the football field with a lot to prove.

The Lions are set to host the Panthers at Brunswick Oval on Saturday during the second round of the 2023 South West Football League season.

For Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault, Saturday’s home match will provide an opportunity to redeem themselves from an ordinary day out at Harvey last week, which saw the Lions held goalless by the Bulls 7.10 (52) to 0.2 (2).

While the Lions managed to drive the ball forward to achieve some minor scores during the second quarter, the Bulls proved too strong and dominated the field.

Get in front of tomorrow's news for FREE

Journalism for the curious Australian across politics, business, culture and opinion.

Carey Park's Annakey Pumphrey.
Camera IconCarey Park's Annakey Pumphrey. Credit: Carly Laden/Bunbury Herald

Meanwhile, Carey Park will be looking to bounce back from a fourth-quarter fadeout against Bunbury when they hit the road for the first time this season.

While the Panthers managed a narrow lead and stayed in close contention with the Bulldogs throughout the contest last week, Bunbury managed to run away with the win during the final quarter.

The last time the two sides met was in round 19 of the 2022 season, where neither side scored a goal in the pouring rain at Brunswick Oval.

The weather dominated for most of the day and made it hard for either team to get the ball out of the centre of the ground in the goalless contest.

Despite the low-scoring affair, Carey Park came away with the win 0.3 (3) to 0.2 (2).

Get the latest news from thewest.com.au in your inbox.

Sign up for our emails