Saturday’s early morning women’s derby between Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault and Harvey Bulls at Brunswick Oval finished with the second-placed Bulls pocketing four premiership points. Overcoming a scrappy, congested slog in the first half, Peter Jones’ side ran out 6.11 (47) to 0.0 (0) victors over the error-riddled Lions. Despite fielding a star-studded side the Bulls struggled to convert during the early stages, with congestion resulting in repeat stoppages. However as the game wore on the Bulls’ forward line opened and free-flowing attacks rained down on the Lions defence. Although Megan Minton mainly played one-out from the goal square at full-forward, there was no shortage of attacking options with Fleur Parker and Trinity Brown garnering plenty of attention. It was a disappointing performance by the Lions against a genuine finals contender, given the significant progress they have made this season in terms of skill development and results. When they did get the ball and went forward kicks routinely failed to hit their targets, which resulted in the speedy Bulls whisking possession with ease along the dew-laden turf. Meanwhile at Glen Huon Reserve, Donnybrook have continued getting their season back on track after dispatching Eaton 9.6 (60) to 2.0 (12). In the midst of a tough contest, the Dons kept Eaton scoreless for half of the game and built up a solid 4.4 (28) lead in the process. While Demi Ashley and Chloe Seaman managed goals to put Eaton on the board during the third quarter, the Dons continued to put their foot down with Hannah Holt (four goals) and Lacey Holdsworth (three goals) seemingly unstoppable up forward. On Sunday, Bunbury bounced back from being kept to just seven points against Harvey Bulls in a big way, defeating Carey Park 6.7 (43) to 2.0 (12) at Payne Park. The Bulldogs were off to a strong start with three goals to Carey Park’s one major during the opening quarter but found themselves under pressure by the Panthers during the second, being kept to scoring just two points. However, Bunbury shook off Carey Park on their way to victory, putting their foot down during the third and holding strong to win by 31 points. Meanwhile at Hands Oval, South Bunbury pulled off their biggest win of the season so far, dispatching Collie Eagles 7.10 (52) to 1.1 (7). While Jayeisha Ford managed a goal for Collie to keep them from being scoreless, the Eagles found themselves overwhelmed by South Bunbury’s defences. The high-pressure approach was rewarded in a big way for the Tigers, who went on to keep Collie to scoring just one more point during the third quarter, all while booting 7.10 to claim the 45-point win.