South Bunbury have won the 2021 SWFL Womens Premiership, their third in a row, in an excellent Grand Final at Hands Memorial Oval.
Bunbury started well with two goals to Milly Burns, with Beth Bond also converting from the Tigers in the opening quarter, with the Bulldogs leading by eight points at quarter time.
South Bunbury started to get plenty of possession through the middle of the ground, with Bond kicking a further two goals, to have the Tigers up by a goal at the half time break.
Bunbury peppered the goals in the third quarter but just couldn’t find the major opening, trailing by two points at the final break, setting up a grand stand finish.
Beth Bond kicked her fourth early in the final quarter giving the defending premiers a handy lead, and then bottled the ball up in their forward line for the remainder of the match to prevail by 11 points.
Bond who kicked all four goals for the victors, ended the season with 47 goals, while Kate Fielding was adjudged the best player on the ground.
South Bunbury 1.0-6 3.3-21 3.3-21 4.6-30
Bunbury Womens 2.2-14 2.3-15 2.7-19 2.7-19
Goals: South Bunbury – Beth Bond 4. Bunbury – Milly Burns 2.
Best: South Bunbury – K. Fielding, G. Wharton, L. Little, B. Bond, C. Wicksteed, H. Bilcich. Bunbury – K. Bassett, S. Tassone, R. Mahony, D. Fedele, M. Burns, A. Monisse
Ground: Hands Memorial Oval
Umpires: Jacob Rodgers, Henry King, Josh Emmott
Optus Medal: Kate Fielding