Geary fires in Swans’ seventh straight win

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An accurate South Hedland Swans held off a game Karratha Falcons to score their seventh win in a row.

Taking place at Bulgarra Oval on Saturday, the game got off to a back-and-forth start with the Swans kicking 3.1 to the Falcons 2.2 to hold a five-point lead at the end of the first term.

The Swans took flight in the second quarter, keeping the Falcons goalless while kicking three straight to take control of the game by the main break.

Coming out of half-time, guns blazing the Falcons wrestled their way back into the contest, cutting the deficit to just eight points going into the final term.

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The Swans showed why they had been the dominant team in the league this season, taking back the momentum and punishing the Falcons with three straight goals to take a 15-point win. The final score was South Hedland 10.3 (63) defeating Karratha Falcons 6.12 (48).

The win saw the Swans stay four points clear of Karratha Kats on top of the ladder with two rounds to go.

Kevin Geary’s four-goal haul saw the Swans forward move to the top of the goal scorers’ list this season, with 18.

Joshua Nannup also kicked three goals for the Swans, and James Klause kicked two, while Paul Ryan was the stand-out player for the Falcons with two goals.

Meanwhile, in the reserves, the Swans edged out the Falcons by two goals in a hard-fought contest.

Falcons held the lead during each of the breaks, but Swans dominated the final term to steal the victory.

The final score was South Hedland 6.12 (48) to Karratha Falcons 5.6 (36).

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