Silky Swans shine

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
First bouncedown at the Swans v Falcons game.
Camera IconFirst bouncedown at the Swans v Falcons game. Credit: Pictures: Caitlyn Watts

It was the battle of the birds on Saturday night as Karratha Falcons took on South Hedland Swans at Kevin Scott Oval.

With both teams were coming off wins, it was the Swans who got away to an early lead, finishing the first quarter 25 points in front.

The Swans’ flying start continued into the second quarter, with their forward line proving too strong for Falcons’ defence.

In the second term the Falcons improved and scored two goals, however it was not enough to catch the dominant Swans who were playing confidently at their home ground.

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At half-time, the Swans were 35 points up.

The Falcons were determined to make a comeback in the second half and scored a goal within the first minute of the third quarter.

However, it was to no avail as Swans answered with three consecutive goals before the Falcons scored again. While the Falcons put up a fight, they were not strong enough to match the Swans, who were sitting third on the table after round four.

At three-quarter-time, Swans had more than doubled Falcons’ score to hold a 48-point lead.

The final score was Swans 16.7 (103) to Falcons 8.10 (58).

Malcolm Anderson and Frankie Pickett were standouts for the Swans, each scoring four goals, while Kevin Geary scored three.

Clifford Brough was the Falcons’ leading goal kicker, scoring four of the team’s eight goals.

In the reserves game, Swans 8.18 (66) defeated Falcons 4.3 (27).

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