Womens 2020 Premiers

The South Bunbury Tigers secured back-to-back Women’s premiership titles with a stunning 11-point win over the Busselton Magpies

Running out onto Hands Oval, the Tigers were supported by an infectious home crowd and a slight breeze in the opening quarter.

The reigning premiers struggled in the ruck, but were simply flawless in the midfield and up forward.

With a sublime snap kick, Tigers’ powerhouse Maddie Obal booted the game’s first goal midway through the term.

Ahead by six at quarter time, South Bunbury erupted when superstar Bethany Bond lined up to kick the team’s second major.

Given a chance to respond, a set shot from Busselton’s Ellie Merrett was picked up by the wind before sailing through the point posts.

Shortly after the half-time break, Claudia Elware tore through the Magpies’ defence and slotted the home side’s third.

Against all odds, Beth Beckett managed to pull one goal back for the visitors late in the third quarter.

A comeback was on the cards, after Rennie Meadmore slotted Busselton’s second early in the final term.

The Tigers held on long enough to clinch a solid 3.6 (24) to 2.1 (13) victory, and their second premiership in four years.

Nola Marino medallist Kloe Bassett was named Best and Fairest for her amazing efforts in last weekend’s historic clash.

Bunbury Mail