Tigers’ runaway win a warning to rivals

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Danielle Trott gets a kick away for Busselton against South Bunbury on Saturday during her best on ground performance
Camera IconDanielle Trott gets a kick away for Busselton against South Bunbury on Saturday during her best on ground performance Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Reigning premiers South Bunbury continued their undefeated start to the season with a comprehensive 41 point win over Busselton last Saturday.

The women’s competition powerhouse demolished their top-four rivals with remarkable ease in the wet at Sir Stewart Bovell Park allowing Busselton only one scoring shot for the contest.

Before the game, speculation that this would be a grand final preview could be heard around the ground with Busselton enjoying an impressive start to the season and sitting second on the SWFL ladder behind the Tigers.

But it was South Bunbury and not Busselton that made a statement, holding their opponents scoreless for the first half as they sounded a warning to the rest of the competition.

Ellie Merret kicked a goal in the third quarter to end the drought for Busselton, who continued to fight hard all day in the trying conditions.

Amber Boyd and Bethany Bond combined for five goals for the Tigers while Angela Williamson and Danielle Trott provided solid contributions for the Pies.

Busselton coach Aaron Beckett said his team had plenty more to work on before they could consider themselves a genuine premiership contender.

Megan Bain continued her impressive season with a best-on-ground performance for South Bunbury, who take on the undefeated Harvey Bulls on Sunday..

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