Inaccurate Bulls Too Strong For Panthers

Harvey Bulls consolidated their place on the ladder with a strong win over Carey Park in the Optus Women’s match on Saturday afternoon at Kelly Park in perfect conditions.

After a slow start, with just one goal in the opening term, the game opened up in the second quarter with both teams kicking two goals a piece, though the Bulls had six scoring shots and only converted the two.

In the second half, the Bulls took control of the match, with Rebecca Fry, Emma Faulkner, Rachel Wright and Trinity Brown getting plenty of possessions as the margin grew to 29 points at three quarter time.  The final quarter replicated the third, but the Bulls were wasteful in front of goals finishing the match with 7.16.58.  Caitlin Shales was the best of the Bulls goal kickers, kicking four goals in an excellent forward display.

Despite the scoreline, the Panthers Women didn’t give up, with Kandice Hart, Annakey Pumphrey, Gabrielle House and Kirryn Williams playing good games.

Carey Park will have the bye in round eleven while Harvey Bulls play Bunbury in the match of the round.

Match Centre
Harvey Bulls  1.5.11  3.9.27  5.11.41  7.16.58
Carey Park  0.0.0  2.0.12  2.0.12  2.0.12

Goals:  Harvey Bulls – Caitlin Shales 4, Trinity Brown 1, Emma Faulkner 1, Michelle Mullins 1.  Carey Park – Gabrielle House 1, Kirryn Williams 1.
Best:  Harvey BullsRachel Wright, Trinity Brown, Sierraleone Simpson, Rebecca Fry, Emma Faulkner, Baylee Howard.  Carey Park – Gabrielle House, Kirryn Williams, Ruby Goddard, Annakey Pumphrey, Ebony Buck, Kandice Hart.
Ground:  Kelly Park
Umpires:  Cameron Edmonds, John Strano
Reports:  Nil
Crowd:  595

Emma Faulkner streaming towards goals at Kelly Park. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop