SWNFL, Rd 16: Carey Park edges out Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault, 42 to 40

South West Netball Football League powerhouse Carey Park got more than it bargained for during its showdown with Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault in Round 16. 

The Lions were no match for Carey Park in the first term, with the Panthers racing out to a 16 to 11 quarter-time lead. 

In the second term, the Lions kickstarted a comeback with help from sharpshooting attackers Claire Cayley and Sheridan Duke.

HBL earned a two-goal lead at the main break, before Carey Park regained its momentum and took back the lead by three-quarter time. 

The match went down to the wire, with Carey Park going on to celebrate a 42 to 40 win. 

Weaving through Bunbury’s defence, South Bunbury worked to secure a two-goal lead at quarter time.

Shaking off their first-quarter jitters, the Bulldogs picked up enough steam to move in front by half time. 

Bunbury took control of the game and scored 13 goals to seven in the third. 

The Bulldogs remain third on the ladder following their 60 to 35 victory over the Tigers. 

Busselton delivered a classy performance against Augusta-Margaret River. 

The Magpies showed no mercy against the visitors, winning 72 to 35 and retaining second spot with three rounds remaining. 

In Round 17, the Hawks host the Panthers, South Bunbury takes on Eaton, and the Lions clash with the Bulldogs. 

Coastal Sharks proved to be tough competition for the ECU Souwest Jets in Round 11. 

The Jets hit the lead early on (thanks to attacker Maia Bratton’s sublime shooting) before the Sharks took hold. 

After claiming a four-goal lead at the first change, the Sharks extended their lead and maintained a 6-7 goal margin throughout the second term. 

The third quarter saw the Jets crumble and the Sharks take full advantage.

They carried a 44 to 33 lead into the final term, with the Jets needing a miraculous comeback to take home the points. 

The Jets played out another low-scoring term, before the Sharks snatched up a 64 to 40 win. 

The Jets will look to clinch their fourth win of the season against the Wheatbelt Flames on August 17.

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