South West Into Women’s Grand Final

The Alcoa SWFL Women’s team have made their way into the Rio Tino Country Championship Grand Final with an emphatic win against Great Southern, in the Second Semi Final at Laine Group Stadium in Mandurah.

In a tough match, both teams traded goals in the first half with Kate Fielding kicking the first, which was quickly answered by the Great Southern.  Beth Bond then converted only for the Great Southern to respond again, with the SWFL taking a one point lead into the major break.   Fielding had plenty of possessions in the first half and set up to some good attacking play, with Trinity Brown was resolute in the back half.

The second half belonged to the South West, kicking five unanswered goals, with with Lacey Holdsworth kicking two goals, while Fielding kicked a good goal, with Beth Bond adding two more.  Charli Wicksteed played a really good game getting many possessions, as the SWFL advanced to the Grand Final, where they will play Kimberley who proved tough opposition yesterday.

The SWFL will have some bruised and battered players at the end of the Grand Final, as the Semi Final was a very physical affair.


South West 2.1.13  7.1.43
Great Southern 2.0.12  2.0.12

Goals:  South West – Beth Bond 3, Kate Fielding 2, Lacey Holdsworth 2.  Great Southern – Laura Archer 1, Laura Cinanni 1.
Best:  South West – Charli Wicksteed, Beth Bond, Kate Fielding, Trinity Brown.  Great SouthernLaura Cinanni, Marlee Ashton, Kathryn Jennings


Photos courtesy of Shane Horner