Panthers Face Lions In Crucial Match Up

Carey Park will host Harvey Brunswick Leschenault on Saturday afternoon at Kelly Park, in a crucial match for both clubs in round thirteen of the SWFL.

The Panthers sit fourth on the ladder and the Lions seventh, with the Panthers winning a thriller in round two over the Lions by two points.

Carey Park finished strongly last round to defeat Bunbury and in round ten they accounted for Harvey Bulls by 24 points, however, a shock loss to Eaton and a narrow loss to Busselton, has seen the Panthers win just two of their last four games.

The Lions have also won two of their last four games, with a win last Saturday against Harvey Bulls by 19 points and a 45 point win against Collie in Round nine by 45 points, with a narrow loss to Busselton by nine points and South Bunbury to the tune of 29 points in between.

Both teams have plenty of young players in their teams and both have plenty of run.  Last weeks aerial exploits will potentially be curtailed by wet weather, with showers forecast in the afternoon, which will bring the smaller players into the match.

Kelvin Lawrence has been impressive this season and is playing good football and will no doubt relish the conditions as will Cooper Sparks (pictured) and Harley Sparks to name a few.   Jack Fletcher is having a great season for HBL and will no doubt cross paths at some stage with Bill Brown which should be a good contest, while the Panthers will also need to find a way to stop Jarrod Humphries, who is just as dangerous on the ground as in the air.

A Carey Park victory will see them stay in touch with Donnybrook and South Bunbury, while a Lions win could see them move to sixth on the ladder, if South Bunbury defeat Augusta Margaret River.

Match Times
Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Women’s 1.30pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage:  Live Scores on SWFL Facebook Page.

Cooper Spark has been playing good football for the Panthers. Bill Brown (Inset) has been consistently amongst Carey Parks best players this season. Photos courtesy of Wayne Hislop.