Bombers’ guns star

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The Warren Blackwood Bombers girls team are the top the South West Junior Football League Youth Girls Year 10-12 ladder.
Camera IconThe Warren Blackwood Bombers girls team are the top the South West Junior Football League Youth Girls Year 10-12 ladder. Credit: Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Warren-Blackwood Bombers asserted their dominance throughout the South West at the weekend with all three teams recording decisive wins.

Savannah Ashworth gets rid of the ball as she is tackled by two Grammar players.
Camera IconSavannah Ashworth gets rid of the ball as she is tackled by two Grammar players. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

While the Year 10-12 girls team started slowly in their home game against Grammar, they banded together from the second quarter to assert their authority over the game for a final score of the Bombers 11.4 (70) to Grammar 1.4 (10).

Sophie Scott tries to get a handpass away after being tackled.
Camera IconSophie Scott tries to get a handpass away after being tackled. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

The big guns in the midfield shone, led by skipper Savannah Ashworth, Carla Ward and Terea Blee.

Jasmine Gill was outstanding at centre-half-forward, providing a strong lead-up target and avenue to goals.

The Year 10 boys received a warm welcome from hosts Dunsborough and when hostilities began, the Bombers were quick to get rolling.

Toby Gunson and Rylie Craig were everywhere, providing forwards with many scoring opportunities.

Small forwards Tom Dearle, Max East and Jesse Giles wreaked havoc with the abundance of supply.

The Bombers were the eventual winners by 54 points, for a final score of 12.16 (88) d Dunsborough 5.4 (34).

The Year 11-12 boys were in a top-of-table clash against Busselton Black at Bovell Park and, led through the midfield by Bailey Scott and Ewan MacDonald, the Bombers were able sustain control throughout.

Bailey Pollard’s move to centre half forward was a success as his willingness to compete was evident.

Odin Ylioff was creative and provided outstanding pressure as a small forward. Jordan Johnson switched to half back and provided outstanding rebound.

Well assisted by Deklan Morgan, the Bombers’ defence repelled many Busselton forays forward.

Warren-Blackwood held on to win by 23 points in a hard-fought encounter 10.11 (71) to Busselton 6.12 (48).

This weekend, the girls play a Friday night twilight game against Bunbury at Hay Park, while both boys teams will host games at Imperials Oval at 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Saturday.

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