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Swan Districts WAWFL Preliminary Preview

Friday, August 11, 2017 - 7:09 PM
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SWAN Districts already has two teams in the Mundella WAWFL grand finals for 2017 and now the league team looks to join them in Sunday's preliminary final against East Fremantle at Steel Blue Oval.

Preliminary final day for the Mundella WA Women's Football League will take place this Sunday at Steel Blue Oval with the main event featuring Swan Districts playing East Fremantle for a place in the following Sunday's grand final.

Swan Districts' Youth Girls and reserves teams have already qualified for the grand finals that will be played on Sunday August 20 at Leederville Oval.

Now a massive day is planned for the preliminary finals at the Bassendean venue on Sunday.

Entry will be free into Steel Blue Oval with the first action beginning at 10.30am with the Rogers Cup preliminary final. The canteen and bar will be open and available to all in attendance while you can also receive your free yoghurt courtesy of Mundella Foods.

The day begins with the Rogers' Cup preliminary final between South Fremantle and Peel Thunderbirds from 10.30am.

Swan Districts beat South Fremantle in last Sunday's second semi-final while the Thunderbirds stayed alive beating Claremont by three points.

Now the winner from Sunday's contest will play Swan Districts in the grand final.

The reserves preliminary final begins at 12pm between Coastal Titans and East Fremantle.

Swan Districts beat Coastal Titans last week in the second semi-final but they get a second chance against an East Fremantle team who beat South Fremantle by a point.

Again the winner will face Swan Districts in next Sunday's grand final at Leederville Oval.

It's then time for the main event at Steel Blue Oval on Sunday with Swan Districts playing East Fremantle in the league preliminary final.

Swans are the league reigning premiers from last year and are looking for the chance to get back to the grand final to defend that triumph. They lost last week in the second semi-final to Coastal Titans by just four points.

East Fremantle, meanwhile, advanced to the preliminary final by winning the first semi-final against by 67 points.

The winner of Sunday's preliminary final will play Coastal Titans in the grand final next Sunday at Leederville Oval.

Fremantle Dockers' AFL Women's coach Michelle Cowan enjoyed last week's semi finals featuring a host of her AFLW players on either side, and is looking forward to this Sunday's preliminary final.

"Last week it was really good to see Dana Hooker and Hayley Miller having impact in that result for East Fremantle and then to see Swan Districts come back, led by Kara Donnellan and Ebony Antonio," Cowan told fremantlefc.com.au.

"Ashley Sharp kicked the goal to actually get Swans within range to win the game but unfortunately for them, they were beaten by the siren.

"Now this week the conditions could really suit East Fremantle in the way that they play football. But if Swan Districts can play the way they played in the second half against Coastal Titans then they will be hard to beat.

"The way they rallied and were led by the front was impressive, and they had impressive ball movement and their team defence was exceptional. They'll just have to bring that right from the start and to play for four quarters."

 

MUNDELLA WAWFL PRELIMINARY FINALS

ROGERS CUP

South Fremantle v Peel Thunderbirds – Steel Blue Oval, Sunday 10.30am

RESERVES

Coastal Titans v East Fremantle – Steel Blue Oval, Sunday 12pm

LEAGUE

Swan Districts v East Fremantle – Claremont Oval, Sunday 2pm

By Chris Pike.