Lions Move Into Women’s Top Five

Harvey Brunswick Leschenault have moved into the top five of the Optus Women’s competition after defeating Carey Park by 19 points at Kelly Park on Saturday afternoon.

The win was set up in the first quarter when the Lions kept Carey Park scoreless, kicking four goals in the process, with steady rain falling.

After quarter time, Carey Park started the fight back, keeping the Lions scoreless in the second term, with Lana Bennett converting, closing the margin to seventeen points at half time.

Giann Evans who is having a fantastic season, got plenty of possessions as the Lions kicked the only goal of the third term, before Kirryn Williams kicked the Panthers second goal in the final term, but time ran out, as the Lions won by 19 points, and subsequently leap-frogged Carey Park on the ladder, moving into the top five.  Zoe Roberts and Riley Brine also played well for the Lions, while Kandice Hart and Ebony Buck were amongst Panthers best.

The Lions will next play Bunbury in Brunswick next Saturday, while Carey Park will play Collie Eagles also on Saturday.

Match Centre
Harv Bruns Lesch  4.2.26  4.2.26  5.4.34  5.5.35
Carey Park  0.0.0  1.3.9  1.3.9  2.4.16

Goals:  Harvey Brunswick Leschenault – Riley Brine 1, Claire Brown 1, Mahkenna Chapman 1, Zarli Dorrington 1, Hannah Jackson 1.  Carey Park – Lana Bennett 1, Kirryn Williams 1.
Best:  Harvey Brunswick LeschenaultGiaan Evans, Mahkenna Chapman, Latisha Hough, Zoe Roberts, Riley Brine, Elouise Gaylard.  Carey Park – Ebony Buck, Gabrielle House, Caylee Bielawski, Kandice Hart, Kirryn Williams, Veronica Tutisai
Ground: Kelly Park
Umpires:  Allivia Pyne, John Strano
Reports: Nil
Crowd:  726

Photos courtesy of Wayne Hislop