Magpies’ chance for revenge

South Western Times

A top-two spot in the South West Netball-Football League is on the line when Bunbury plays Busselton at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Sunday.

Bunbury’s draw earlier this year against the Eaton Boomers is all that separates the two sides with seven rounds left in the season.

The Bulldogs won by 22 goals at the Georgraphe Leisure Centre in Round 8 when the teams last met.

The Magpies were missing a number of key players for that game and Bunbury took advantage after half-time with Cass Shine and Rikki Huber dominating in the centre court.

The other game this weekend will see the top-of-the-table Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault battle surprise packets Carey Park.

In an interesting fixtures conundrum, the two sides will meet just two weeks after their last encounter, which the Lions won by 11 goals.

The Panthers had just seven players to utilise in the match and could not put on a competitive performance for the entire four quarters, eventually falling 43-32 in a tight game.

Panthers defenders Cat Grochowski and Jodi Dunlop shut down Lions’ shooters Myra Ugle and Claire Cayley to allow their side to take a two-goal lead into half-time.

But the Lions took control and eventually claimed the victory.

A win this weekend for the Panthers would put them a step closer to cementing a top-four spot.

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