Youth Girls win on big day at Shark Park

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 2:31 PM by Chris Pike

THE Swan Districts Youth Girls made a winning start to the day against East Fremantle on Sunday with a Rogers Cup victory before the reserves and league sides of Swans fell to the Sharks at Shark Park.

It was a full day of action at East Fremantle's New Choice Homes Park on Sunday in Round 6 of the Rogers Cup and Reserves competitions, and in Round 3 WAFL Women's competition for 2019.

The day got off to a perfect start for Swan Districts with the Youth Girls winning the Rogers Cup contest over East Fremantle by eight points on the back of kicking three goals to one.


East Fremantle then won the reserves battle by 32 points and then in the WAFLW league contest, it was the Sharks also prevailing to the tune of 61 points.

East Fremantle produced its most dominant performance of the WAFLW season on Sunday afternoon beating Swan Districts by 61 points on home soil at New Choice Homes Park.

East Fremantle came into the game having recorded a win against Peel Thunder and a loss to Subiaco to open the 2019 WAFLW season while Swan Districts had also opened the new season with a loss to the Lions and a win over Claremont.

It took a while for both teams to get going at New Choice Homes Park on Sunday with East Fremantle kicking the only goal of the first quarter with Swans going scoreless in the opening term.

It was East Fremantle's turn to go scoreless in the second quarter with Swan Districts managing just the one goal with scores all locked up at half-time.

But it would be a dominant showing from the Sharks in the second half. The Black Ducks didn’t manage a score at all in the second half with East Fremantle kicking five goals in the third quarter, and another four in the final term.

That saw the Sharks claim the 10.8 (68) to 1.1 (7) victory over Swan Districts.

Roxanne Roux kicked another three goals for East Fremantle with Katherine Dann, Katelyn Catalano and Gabby O'Sullivan all kicking two goals apiece.

Kim Bowey, Ashton Hill, Julie-Anne Norrish, Dann, Katrina Tinson and O'Sullivan were all tremendous throughout the afternoon for the Sharks.

Bronwyn Hansen was the lone goal scorer for Swan Districts in the second quarter.

Fiona Boucher fought valiantly down back against the tide for Swans with Mikayla Hyde, Shanae Davison, Naomi Baker and Brianna Hyde others who battled hard.

The day began with the Rogers Cup contest and that resulted in a 3.2 (20) to 1.6 (12) victory for Swan Districts against East Fremantle.

Tara Stribley, Emily Hocking and Janeva Alec all kicked a goal apiece for Swan Districts in the eight-point win.

Then in the reserves contest, it was East Fremantle who defeated Swan Districts 7.3 (45) to 2.1 (13) on their home ground.

Loughlyn Webb and Renee Holwill kicked the goals for the Black Ducks in the reserves game on Sunday.

Swan Districts will take on Peel Thunder this Saturday at Steel Blue Oval in the WAFLW league contest from 12.15pm. The Youth Girls and reserves teams have the bye.

SWAN DISTRICTS        0.0    1.1    1.1    1.1    (7)
EAST FREMANTLE        1.1    1.1    6.3    10.8    (68)

SWAN DISTRICTS – Goals: Hansen.
Best: Boucher, M Hyde, Davison, Baker, Hyde.
EAST FREMANTLE – Goals: Roux 3; Dann, Catalano, O'Sullivan 2; Sprylan.
Best: Roux, Bowey, Hill, Norrish, Dann, Tinson, O'Sullivan.