SWFL 2022: South Bunbury keen to keep top spot with win over Busselton Magpies

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Busselton's Damian Lee was named in their best against AMR.
Camera IconBusselton's Damian Lee was named in their best against AMR. Credit: Luke McPherson

South Bunbury may have reclaimed top spot in the South West Football League for the first time since round five, but the side will still be expecting to be pushed to their limits this weekend against Busselton.

At Hands Oval on Saturday, the Tigers will face the in-form Magpies who are fresh off their second-straight Busselton Toyota Cup victory over reigning premiers Augusta-Margaret River.

After trailing at quarter time, the Magpies surged home to claim the 9.10 (64) to 4.6 (30) win in the second grand final rematch of the year.

South Bunbury captain Kevin Chitty.
Camera IconSouth Bunbury captain Kevin Chitty. Credit: Jackson Barrett/South Western Times/RegionalHUB

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Meanwhile, South Bunbury took back top spot from rivals Bunbury with a dominant 12.9 (81) to 2.5 (17) win over Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault at the weekend.

The win helped the Tigers leapfrog Bunbury, who were upset by Carey Park 11.14 (80) to 5.9 (39) — their first loss at home against the Panthers since 2015.

South Bunbury were victorious 13.11 (89) to 6.10 (46) last time the two sides met, but the fourth-placed Magpies have been in better form of late, winning their past five matches after starting the season with two wins and three losses.

The match is set to start at 2.10pm on Saturday at Hands Oval.

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