Traditional Match Headlines Round Fourteen

It would be hard not to notice that Round fourteen in the SWFL is the Indigenous Round as all clubs embrace this fantastic round of football, with the two clubs that started the tradition, Collie Eagles and Carey Park, commencing the round at the Collie Recreation Ground on Saturday.

Both teams have played host to some of the best Indigenous players in the SWFL competition, and on Saturday both teams will again do battle with both teams having plenty to prove.

The home team are coming off a big loss to Harvey Bulls and would be desperate to turn their fortunes around for their home fans, who have been starved of success this season.

The visitors in Carey Park, have exceeded all expectations, and are now well and truly entrenched in the top five, and will be looking at this match as one where they can consolidate their position in the five.

In recent weeks Kelvin Lawrence has been playing fantastic football, including four goals against the Lions at Kelly Park last week, joining Ryan King who kicked six, giving the team a potent forward line.  Along with Bill Brown, Rory O’Brien, Jaxon Bell, Harley and Cooper Sparks, the Panthers have now built a nucleus of players consistently playing good football, making them very hard to stop.

Talan Michael, the Captain of the Eagles, will be hoping his team can put up a big showing against the more fancied Panthers, as the club searches for their first League victory at home in 2023.  Michael has been in good form, and along with other experienced players, Adam Bignell, Jayce Fontana and Matt Blackford will be striving to provide the home fans with a win in what is a showcase match on the SWFL calendar.

A Welcome To Country ceremony will be held before the League match.

INDIGENOUS RECOGNITION MATCH
Collie Eagles v Carey Park – Collie Recreation Ground
(Colts 9.40am, Reserves 11.35am, Women’s 1.25pm, League 3.00pm)
Coverage:  Quarterly Score on SWFL Facebook Page of all matches

Cooper Sparks (21) earlier in the season was one of the best on the ground against Collie at Kelly Park. Photo courtesy of Wayne Hislop.