LIONS HOLD OFF BRAVE TIGERS

South Western Times - - Front Page -

HAR­VEY-Brunswick-Leschenault had a close win over South Bun­bury, de­feat­ing the bot­tom-placed Tigers by four goals at the Leschenault Leisure Cen­tre on Sun­day.

The Lions strength­ened their squad with the ad­di­tion of Kate Field­ing in de­fence along­side Giselle Tay­lor and Jess Repa­choli, which helped them win 56-52.

The de­fence tran­si­tioned well with the at­tack­ing line and Claire Cay­ley in goal at­tack played a stand-out game with great move­ment and ac­cu­rate shoot­ing.

Sheri­dan Duke came into the shoot­ing cir­cle with Cay­ley, while Re­nee Cashell re­turned to the court in de­fence where she im­me­di­ately picked off three passes.

Small er­rors from the Lions and ac­cu­rate shoot­ing from South Bun­bury’s for­wards put the Tigers back into the game, but there was not enough time to re­duce the deficit.

Bun­bury de­feat a de­pleted Carey Park who had to play some of their un­der 18 play­ers by 31 goals.

The Pan­thers had no luck, with Tali­cia Jetta suf­fer­ing an an­kle in­jury in the first quar­ter of the 6332 loss.

With Chelsea Slater in goal keeper pick­ing off loose passes and Cas­sidy An­der­son play­ing a smart game in goal shooter, the Bull­dogs went on claim a com­fort­able vic­tory.

Bus­sel­ton con­tin­ued their strong sea­son with a 21-goal vic­tory over the Ea­ton Boomers to fin­ish off the week­end.

The Boomers were never in the match as a dom­i­nant Bus­sel­ton went on to win 65-44.

The Mag­pies did not play to their best un­til af­ter the first quar­ter,with the Boomers’ shoot­ers on top of the Mag­pie’s de­fence with good speed, move­ment and ac­cu­rate shoot­ing.

When the Boomers brought tall shooter Belinda Lowe onto the court it played right into the hands of the Mag­pies’ de­fence, as Ri­ley Cul­nane con­tin­u­ally chal­lenged the high ball feed and Mag­pies’ shoot­ers Brooke Gib­son and Maia Brat­ten took con­trol to put the Mag­pies in front by five goals at the end of the first quar­ter.

The Mag­pies’ su­pe­rior fit­ness showed in the se­cond half and they drew ahead through de­ter­mined de­fence and pa­tient at­tack­ing to lead by 12 goals go­ing into the last quar­ter when the Boomers made some des­per­ate po­si­tional changes to no avail.

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Har­vey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Sheri­dan Duke grabs the ball against South Bun­bury goal de­fence Court­ney Sman­iotto.

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