Davis kicks six as Bulls grab first victory

Zach RelphHarvey-Waroona Reporter

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault were unable to replicate their round one heroics on Sunday, falling to the Harvey Bulls by 47 points in the inaugural women’s derby at the Harvey Recreation Ground.

The Bulls, led by forward Nadia Davis and star midfielder Larissa Versaci, dominated the match from the opening bounce in the 9.5 (59) to 2.0 (12) victory.

Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Montana Tate tries to get away from Harvey Bulls’ Bec Fry.
Camera IconHarvey-Brunswick-Leschenault’s Montana Tate tries to get away from Harvey Bulls’ Bec Fry. Credit: Zach Relph / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

The Lions entered the game as the raging favourites, after demolishing Busselton last weekend.

However, the youthful side was on the back-foot from the beginning as Harvey controlled possession and impacted the scoreboard in the initial stages of the game.

Versaci was lively around the ground, winning the ball and impacting the contest, in an effort which proved too strong for the Lions’ midfielders.

Bulls’ Larissa Versaci was dominant.
Camera IconBulls’ Larissa Versaci was dominant. Credit: Zach Relph / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Versaci’s effective ball movement by foot was the catalyst in driving Harvey forward and getting the ball into Davis.

The sharpshooter booted six goals for the match in a dazzling display, which broke down Harvey-Brunsick-Leschnenault’s defensive structures.

Michelle Mullins toiled hard for Harvey.
Camera IconMichelle Mullins toiled hard for Harvey. Credit: Zach Relph / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Lions’ Claudia Porritt was dominant for the visitors, as were teammates Brianna Whyte and Montanna Tate.

Tate provided dash through the middle of the ground for the Lions, using her speed to run-and-carry.

Harvey's Dena English and Lions' Brittany Gliddon.
Camera IconHarvey's Dena English and Lions' Brittany Gliddon. Credit: Zach Relph / Harvey-Waroona Reporter
Lions’ Brianna Whyte boots the football forward.
Camera IconLions’ Brianna Whyte boots the football forward. Credit: Zach Relph / Harvey-Waroona Reporter

Harvey Bulls 2.2 4.3 9.5 9.5 59 def Harv-Bruns-Lesch 1.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 12

GOALS: Harvey Bulls – N. Davis 6, D. English 2, F. Parker. Harv-Bruns-Lesch – J. Broadhurst, B. Gliddon.

BEST: Harvey Bulls – L. Versaci, D. English, F. Parker, N. Davis, M. Mullins. Harv-Bruns-Lesch – C. Porritt , C. Bluett, M. Tate, M. Rabig, C. Prime.

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