As the South West Netball Football League approaches its second general bye for the season, reigning premiers Eaton Boomers will go into the break with momentum on their side after defeating the Bunbury Bulldogs by 25 goals. The Boomers faced off against the Bulldogs at Eaton Recreation Centre on Sunday in round nine of the season. Despite strong pressure from Ella Griffin during the opening minutes, Eaton had the all-important fast start, with Courtney Collard building up an early lead in goal attack. As the Boomers built up their early lead, Bunbury tried to fight back, putting the pressure on wherever they could while shooters Haylee Abbs and Kaitlyn Tucker chipped away at the margin. However, Eaton started pulling away late to lead 16-7 at quarter time. The Boomers continued extending their lead during the second quarter with Jessica Knight putting on a dominant display in the goal circle, despite Hannah Rogers’ best efforts in defence for Bunbury. As Bunbury continued trying to fight back, Eaton defenders Kasey Joy and Bianca Vallelonga were too strong as the Boomers held on to lead 32-15 at half time. Following the main break, Bunbury managed to get a fast start as they looked to make a comeback attempt. However, strong defence from Michelle Wood made things difficult for the Bulldogs as Eaton began taking control of the match. At the final change, Eaton led 46-23. Eaton maintained control of the contest during the final quarter as Bunbury continued trying to shave the margin down. The contest picked up in intensity, with Ella Griffin sent off during the closing minutes as Eaton ran away with the win 58-33. Meanwhile, Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault held off Carey Park 42-35 at the South West Sports Centre on Saturday.