Two Teams, One Prize in Women’s Grand Final

Two teams will play in Sunday’s Optus Women’s Grand Final, Busselton and Bunbury, with one to taste the ultimate success in the SWFL by winning the Premiership Cup, while for the other it will be a season unfulfilled.

The two teams fought out the second semi final which saw Busselton take the win and advance directly into Sunday’s decider, while Bunbury had to defeat Donnybrook last Sunday to make their way into the Grand Final, to get a second crack at Busselton.

The second semi final was a tight and tough affair, with just the three goals kicked in the match, but it was Busselton’s second quarter which won them the match, with two quick goals in the second quarter.  Despite the low scoring there were plenty of tough contests which saw several players bandaged up by games end.

Beth Beckett, Maddy Obal and Isabella Hancock were instrumental in the Busselton win, and the trio will all need to be guarded closely on Sunday, with the team still on a high after Katie-Jayne Grieve won the Nola Marino Medal last weekend.  Kloe Bassett, Sarina Tassone and Daisy Rigby have been consistent performers for the Bulldogs and along with Ebony Bilcich will be among the players who Busselton will need to shut down if they are to win their maiden flag.

The match will be the final match of a big day at Hands Oval, scheduled to commence at 3.45pm or ten minutes after the conclusion of the League match (but not before 3.45pm).  The Premiership Cup will be presented by Ernie Lepidi from Busselton and Jim Ettridge of Bunbury prior to the match.

Photo courtesy of Sharyn Newlands.