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SWFL colts 2022: Carey Park attempt to go back to back, while Bunbury host Dunsborough and Busselton play HBL

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Luke McPhersonSouth Western Times
Jai Miles, Frank Italiano and Judd Churcher lift the premiership flag.
Camera IconJai Miles, Frank Italiano and Judd Churcher lift the premiership flag. Credit: Jon Gellweiler/Bunbury Herald

Carey Park are well placed to be the fourth team to go back-to-back in the SWFL colts competition this century as their finals campaign begins.

The Panthers have the first week of finals off after securing the minor premiership and will face the winner of the qualifying final between Bunbury and Dunsborough in two weekend’s time.

Bunbury finished second on the ladder just four points behind the reigning premiers, while Dunsborough finished four points behind the Bulldogs in third in what was just their first year in competition.

Bunbury and the Sharks have played out thrilling contests in their two meetings this year, with Dunsborough taking the first match by three-points and Bunbury claiming the honours by the same margin in their second meeting.

Busselton and Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault will face off in the weekend’s elimination after finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

The two sides will both take plenty of confidence into the match after big wins at the weekend, with the Magpies thumping Harvey by 118 points and the Lions beating Eaton by the same margin.

The teams have split the points in their two meetings this year, with Busselton beating HBL by 12 points in round four before the Lions won by 15 points in round 15.

The winner of the clash will face the loser of Bunbury’s match with the Sharks in the next round of finals.

The Magpies and Lions will meet at 9.30am on Saturday in Busselton, while Bunbury will host Dunsborough at Hands Oval at 9.30am on Sunday.

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