History In The Making

The Inaugural Women’s Grand Final promises to be full of intrigue when Bunbury play Harvey Bulls.

A fortnight ago the same two teams played off in the Second Semi Final, with Bunbury winning by 33 points, keeping the Bulls scoreless.

A week is a long time in football though, with the Bulls rebounding last Sunday in Collie, defeating South Bunbury in a thriller, by three points in the Preliminary Final.

Hollie Norman, Matilda Tinker and Zoe Worsfold all missed the Second Semi Final clash, but returned last Sunday with Tinker a focal point in attack, kicking two of the Bulls goals.  Maddie Bedford played a great game in the Preliminary final, while Larissa Versaci who finished fourth in the Nola Marino Medal count, also played well.  Courtney Bayliss presented well in the forward line last Sunday and will be a player Bunbury will need to stop, having created many opportunities.

The Bulls maybe further strengthened by the inclusion of Dena English, who has been a strong contributor throughout the season, and has played for the Peel Thunderbirds in the State League.

Meanwhile, the Bunbury Women’s team after playing six consecutive games, had the weeks rest and will be the overwhelming favourites to take the inaugural flag.  Lilly Taylor was best on ground in the Second Semi Final win, with Abbie Fletcher and Casey Zappia also strong contibutors.  Thrisha Lake who won the Nola Marino Medal, and was also the leading goal kicker in the inaugural season, will obviously be a focal point, and a player the

Bulls must stop if they are to win the premiership.

The Bulldogs are very good at getting the ball out of the centre and this will be something the Bulls will need to address on the wide open spaces of Hands Memorial Oval.

With history to be made, which player will stand up for her team to make the difference, in what promises to be an intriguing contest.

The match is scheduled to start at 1.20pm.