Bulls And Magpies In Top Of Table Clash

The Optus Women’s match between Harvey Bulls and Busselton will feature the top two teams in the competition, with both teams currently undefeated after round five.

The Bulls have conceded just three behinds in their matches against Harvey Brunswick Leschenault, Collie Eagles and Eaton, while it has been widely reported Busselton are yet to yield a score, with their lowest score being 12.6.78 against Donnybrook.

The Bulls are coming off the bye, while Busselton defeated a young Bunbury team by 81 points at Payne Park last Sunday.

It will be a big test for the Bulls and also the intrigue will be can the Bulls score against Busselton or indeed defeat the defending premiers.

Katie-Jayne Grieve (Nola Marino Medalist), Maddy Obal and Gemma Wharton have been consistently amongst the best for the Magpies and are just three players the Bulls will need to stop on Saturday.   The Magpies also boast three of the top five goal kickers in the competition, with Katisha Barrett 12, Christie Daniels 11 and Rennie Meadmore 8.  With multiple avenues to goal the Bulls defensive line will need to be on their game to match the Magpies firepower.

Conversely, Emma Faulkner 10 goals and Caitlin Shales (7) have been more than handy in the Bulls forward line and will need to be watched by the Magpies.  Rachel Tilbrook, Rebecca Fry, Rachel Wright and Sophie Marino have all started the season well, and will be key players on Saturday.

The game potentially will be won in the middle though, with ball supply to the forwards key, and which ever team gets on top in this area will most likely win the match.

The top of the table clash starts at 11.20am.

Emma Faulkner has been in good form for the Bulls. Photo courtesy of JLG Photographics