Plenty On The Line In The Nani Cup

The match between Bunbury and Carey Park will have plenty riding on the result, when the two teams battle for the Nani Cup on Sunday at Payne Park in Round 12 of the Dale Alcock Homes South West Premiership season.

In the opening round, Carey Park defeated Bunbury by three points, which would then led Bunbury to a slow start having two wins and a draw after round six, while Carey Park would win their opening four matches of the season.

Since then the tables have turned, with Bunbury winning four of their last five games to sit in fourth place on the ladder at the half way point of the season, while the Panthers have won only two of their last five games, and find themselves fifth.

A win to Bunbury on Sunday will see them consolidate their place in the five and put a six point gap on Carey Park who will remain fifth with a loss, and then into the clutches of Augusta Margaret River and Harvey Bulls.  A win to Carey Park will see them leap frog Bunbury and move back into fourth place and subsequently giving them breathing space over the Hawks and Bulls outside the five.

Bunbury have found form in recent weeks, led by captain Denholm King who very rarely plays a bad game, while Jesse Gribble and Dylan Heasman are also in good form, providing plenty of forward play to Matt Martin and Joel Houghton who have kicked 58 goals between them.

Bryce Fiorentino, Harley Sparks, Bill Brown and Kelvin Lawrence have all been in good form for the Panthers who are coming off the bye, so will be fresh for the match on Sunday, which promises to be a great contest.

Match Details
Colts 9.45am, Reserves 11.40am, Women’s 1.30pm, League 3.00pm
Coverage:  Live Score Updates on SWFL Facebook Page and SEN Spirit 621

Trae Field has been playing well for Bunbury since moving into League ranks. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.