The Lower South West Football League combined side came away with four losses at the Great Southern Colts Carnival in Lake Grace at the weekend, despite their incredible display of football prowess. While the final results did not reflect the team’s efforts across the four matches, the LSWFL side kept up a positive attitude throughout the competition and, in most instances, gave the other sides a run for their money. This year, all clubs — including Kojonup, Boyup Brook, Bridgetown, Southerners, Tigers, Imperials and Deanmill — had representatives attend in the team, with Hugh Mitchell at the helm as head coach, and Suzi Giblett and Josh Rayson as assistant coaches. A battle was on from the outset against Goldfields on Saturday, however, a few wasted opportunities resulted in a loss (6.2 to 2.3). Stand-out performances of the match were made from Nic Gleeson, Todd Gibbons and Bodee Reeve. The team pulled together for the second game against Upper Great Southern but did not return many majors, resulting in a 42-point loss (10.7 to 3.7). Sam McRae, Levi Nichols and Tyler Barnsby were the key performers of the second match. The third game on Saturday against Ongerup was a tight contest with Max Wilson and Jacob Duncan kicking two goals each. Unfortunately, the game resulted in another loss (9.9 to 7.2). Cody Jasper, Jacob Duncan and Tom Mutter played consistently throughout the game. The final game on Sunday against Esperance was a match considerably more reflective of the side’s abilities. The score remained even for a portion of the game, however, the team couldn’t hang on, suffering their fourth and final loss of the carnival (7.5 to 4.10). Best players were Jacob Duncan, Nic Gleeson and Tyler Barnsby. The LSWFL have confirmed they will return in the 2024 Great Southern Colts Carnival in Kulin.