Swans women win big over Thunder

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 1:25 PM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts produced a tremendous WAFL Women's performance on Saturday afternoon at Steel Blue Oval to end up beating Peel Thunder by 46 points.

With Swan Districts' reserves and Youth Girls teams having the bye for the weekend, it was a standalone WAFLW league contest against Peel on Saturday which was played as a lead in to the WAFL contest between Swans and the West Coast Eagles.

The end result was an impressive and emphatic performance by the Black Ducks to see them record their second win in the opening four rounds of the inaugural WAFLW season.


Speed machine and captain Ashley Sharp had a terrific day for Swan Districts ending up kicking three goals.

Shanae Davison and Bronwyn Hansen also kicked three goals each for the game for the Black Ducks with a goal apiece to Mikayla Hyde and Shannon Matthews.

Imahara Cameron, Davison, Hansen, Nyra Anderson and Sharp were all tremendous for Swan Districts in the big win.

Swan Districts bounced back impressively in WAFLW action on Saturday beating Peel Thunder by 46 points at Bassendean's Steel Blue Oval.

Swans had lost to East Fremantle at New Choice Homes Park the previous Sunday by 61 points in a game where they kicked just the one goal and had two scoring shots.

But it was an impressive response from the Black Ducks against Peel on home soil on Saturday afternoon with the game played as a lead in to the WAFL fixture between Swan Districts and the West Coast Eagles.

It was a high-scoring opening to the contest as well with seven goals and 12 scoring shots between the two teams.

But it was Swan Districts who worked on top with nine of those scoring shots for four goals to see the home team take an 11-point advantage into the quarter-time break.

Things remained steady in the second quarter and the black-and-whites maintained an 11-point lead at half-time over the Thunder.

The action opened up again in the third term with Swan Districts managing to pile on five goals to just one from Peel to see the Black Ducks lead by a match-winning 34 points at three quarter-time.

Swans kicked another two goals in the fourth quarter and held Peel scoreless to end up winning the game 11.5 (71) to 4.1 (25).

Sonia Dorizzi kicked two goals for Peel with Tayla Bresland and Kate Bartlett booting one each.

Shannon Whale, Bartlett, Courtney Rowley, Demi Liddle and Abby Barnden were among the better performers for the day for Peel.

Swan Districts now has the bye in Round 5 of the WAFLW over the WA Day long weekend before being back in action once again against Peel Thunder at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday June 15.

SWAN DISTRICTS        4.5    4.5    9.5    11.5    (71)
PEEL THUNDER            3.0    3.0    4.1    4.1    (25)

SWAN DISTRICTS – Goals: Sharp, Davison, Hansen 3; M Hyde, Matthews.
Best: Cameron, Davison, Hansen, Anderson, Sharp.
PEEL THUNDER – Goals: Dorizzi 2; Bresland, Bartlett.
Best: Whale, Bartlett, Rowley, Liddle, Barnden.