For the first time in more than a year, Carey Park have secured a South West Netball Football League win, defeating Augusta-Margaret River by 32 goals. Saturday’s hard-earned victory broke a long-standing losing streak for the Panthers, who had not won a game within the league competition since the 2021 season. From the first centre pass, Carey Park were on the hunt to finally break their losing streak with quick driving from Emily Brough and interceptions by Grace MacArthur and Gemma Stewart. While Augusta-Margaret River fought hard in a bid to stay in close contention, Carey Park’s early goals via Brough and Ebony Beresford gave the Panthers the 15-7 advantage by quarter time. Carey Park made another fast start during the second quarter while Augusta-Margaret River attempted to put the pressure on with Annabel Angland making an immediate impact in goal defence. However, Grace MacArthur would make another impressive interception to keep momentum in the Panthers’ favour. Just as Augusta-Margaret River seemed to find their groove in defence, Carey Park brought out the big guns in the form of Myra Ugle, who made an immediate impact in goal attack. As Ugle led the charge for Carey Park, Souwest Jets 20 & under player Lilah Edmonds also impressed in goal keeper. By half-time, Carey Park extended their lead to 13 goals. Following the main break, it seemed there was no stopping Carey Park who continued to take control of the contest, while wayward passes cost Augusta-Margaret River turnovers. Ugle showed strong leadership on the court, while Stewart continued her strong performance in wing defence and Emily Heslewood was impressive in wing attack. Although the Hawks continued to dig deep and try to fight back, a late injury to Sophie Proudfoot seemed to shake their confidence, with Carey Park going on to lead 45-29 at the final change. Carey Park continued putting their foot down during the final term to end their long-standing losing streak. While Augusta-Margaret River tried hard to stay in the contest, their efforts proved futile as Carey Park held strong to win 63-31. Meanwhile, the Donnybrook Blackwood Ravens secured their first win of the season, defeating reigning premiers Busselton 51-50 in a thriller at the Donnybrook Recreation Centre. While Busselton featured Maia Bratton’s return from injury, along with strong performances by the likes of Daisy De Morton, Holly-Jo Delaney and Lisa Millman, the Ravens brought the fight throughout the match with Rachel Kilchenmann providing strong assistance in goals to claim victory in the thrilling contest. Despite an even start to a Friday night contest at the South West Sports Centre, Eaton dominated from the second quarter to overwhelm Bunbury 53-33.