Swans on song with wins in both grades

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
South Hedland Swans kick a goal from a pack in their forward 50.
Camera IconSouth Hedland Swans kick a goal from a pack in their forward 50. Credit: North West Telegraph

South Hedland Swans have bounced back from the bye with a double win against a travelling Karratha Falcons during Talk To A Mate round.

The Falcons looked dangerous early in the North Pilbara Football League match and came out firing against the Swans under lights at Kevin Scott Oval on Saturday night.

The first quarter was neck-and-neck, with Karratha kicking 3.3 while the Swans mustered a precise six goals.

The Swans broke open the game before half-time, stamping their dominance.

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Teams steadied and fought hard in the third term but tensions boiled over halfway through.

Two players were red-carded for striking and one was reported for unduly rough play. Hedland mustered their strength again in the final quarter, taking the game 17.9 (111) points to 7.10 (61).

The reserves match was a slaughter, with Falcons struggling with numbers.

With only three players on the bench, Karratha were worn down over the progressive quarters.

Swans led the match 12.8 to 3.0 at half-time and never let up on their way to a 20.16 (136) to 7.6 (48) victory

South Hedland’s James Xavier and Renan Eaton and Karratha’s David Ridell-Robertson each kicked four goals during the match.

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