Eagles, Pies desperate

Justin FrisBusselton Dunsborough Times
Bailey Sanford lines up for goal for the Magpies last week.
Camera IconBailey Sanford lines up for goal for the Magpies last week. Credit: Sophie Elliott

Something has to give tomorrow afternoon between the Collie Eagles and Busselton Magpies at the Collie Recreation Ground, with both sides winless despite having shown plenty of endeavour over the opening three rounds.

After a devastating four-point loss against the Tigers in round two, the Eagles were brushed off by the Panthers in the final term last weekend after working their socks off to get into the game.

The Magpies pushed the Boomers every step of the way in their clash at Sir Stewart Bovell Park, but they were unable to go the distance in the closing stages.

Jackson Arbon was a shining light throughout and the Magpies will be looking to him again to help guide them through any potential adversity.

At this critical part of the season, both teams need to collect maximum points if they wish to keep their hopes of finishing in the top five alive.

Busselton has an opportunity to extend their unbeaten start to the SWFL women’s competition when they travel to Collie tomorrow afternoon.

The Magpies have shown an appetite for goal this season — with their accuracy a talking point.

But travelling to the Collie Recreation Ground is never easy and Matt Grosse’s side will take on an Eagles side who have won back-to-back matches.

This match should be determined in the midfield.

One match-up which will be worth the price of admission alone is in-form duo Estelle Dragstra and Eagles skipper Tahlia Dawson-Gibbs lining up on each other.

Both players are firmly in the frame to be selected for SWFL country week honours, should their form continue.

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