The South Bunbury Tigers have continued building momentum and clawing their way towards the final after pulling a second upset win in a row, holding off Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault by four goals. South Bunbury and HBL went head to head in an intense clash at the Leschenault Leisure Centre on Saturday during the 12th round of the 2022 SWNFL season. Although the Lions managed to take an early lead during the opening minutes with quick driving and shots on goal by Katie Martin, South Bunbury were quick to fight back and take the lead with strong shooting by Ella Dowsett. As the Lions tried to fight back, wayward passes and errors soon began costing them as South Bunbury began pulling away with a strong defensive approach by Maddison Nuske and Majella Bouwman. While late shots by Martin gave the Lions a fighting chance, South Bunbury held on to lead 15-13 at quarter time. The second quarter saw the Lions make a fast start in a bid to make an early comeback attempt as both teams matched each other goal for goal. With the likes of Amber Byrne and Stephanie Brookes stepping up in defence, the Lions began making moves to take the lead although the Tigers continued fighting hard across the court. As Chloe Wallace worked hard within the goal circle, the scores were left at 28 apiece at half time. Following the main break, South Bunbury were firing out the gate to take back the lead while HBL also fought hard to respond quickly in the high impact contest. As both teams continued to put the pressure on each other, South Bunbury made another attempt to pull away, only for the Lions to fight back late. At the final change, South Bunbury held on to lead 44-40. The last quarter saw the intense battle continue between the Lions and the Tigers with both teams quickly driving the ball down the court and intercepting wherever they could. The combination of Martin and McKenzie Walker helped the Lions get within touching distance of the win, until Dowsett and Wallace managed a few late goals to give South Bunbury the 58-54 victory. Elsewhere, Eaton held off Busselton 60-58 in a thrilling match, while Bunbury defeated Carey Park 42-27.