Second-placed Eaton kept pace with leaders Busselton in the South West Netball Football League when they knocked off third-placed Bunbury by 16 points on Sunday. The round 10 clash saw the sides return to action after a break for the Netball WA Association Championships the previous weekend. From the outset it was a dominant early effort by the Boomers, nailing a number of unanswered goals while errors cost Bunbury several turnovers. But Bunbury were not willing to let a few wayward passes stop them from bringing the fight, hitting the scoreboard late to trail by seven points at the first break. Eaton’s early dominance continued into the second term with rapid driving to the goal circle allowing the Boomers to extend their lead. But Bunbury’s defensive efforts were not going unnoticed with the likes of Hannah Jacks and Hailey Burrows showing strength. As the game became more intense, Eaton kept their composure and held strong over the determined Bulldogs 25-12 at half-time. Following the main break, Bunbury seemed more determined than ever. However, Eaton were not going to give up their hard-earned lead easily. Despite Bunbury’s strong defensive effort, Eaton held strong to take the victory 46-30. Elsewhere, Blackwood Ravens managed a very close victory over South Bunbury winning 50-45 and followed it up with a 50-37 win over Carey Park, while Busselton held off Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault 54-49 to stay top of the ladder.