Mixed results for Swans women at Steel Blue Oval

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 11:51 AM by Chris Pike

IT was a tough WAFL Women's clash for Swan Districts against Peel Thunder on Saturday at Steel Blue Oval while there were mixed results earlier in the day in the Reserves and Rogers Cup contests against Claremont.

It was a full day of female football action at Steel Blue Oval on Saturday starting with Swan Districts taking on Claremont in the Rogers Cup and Reserves contests before the main event then of Round 6 of the 2019 Optus WAFL Premiership Season against Peel Thunder.

The day got underway in the morning with the Youth Girls in action and Swan Districts' Youth Girls recorded an impressive 13.7 (85) to 1.2 (8) victory against Claremont.

Next up was the reserves contest and that saw a win for Claremont against Swan Districts, with the Tigers prevailing 6.10 (46) to 4.3 (27).

And finally it was the WAFLW clash between Swan Districts and Peel Thunder to close the day and it was the Thunder scoring their first win of the 2019 season, defeating Swans 8.5 (53) to 1.5 (11).

The highlight of the day for Swan Districts at Steel Blue Oval came in the Rogers Cup clash with Swans producing a dominant performance against Claremont.

Swans dominated from the opening of the Youth Girls game with the only five scoring shots of the first quarter and kicking four goals from those attempts.

The black-and-whites added another two goals to one in the second term to head into the half-time interval with a 34-point advantage.

Swans then held the Tigers scores in the third term while kicking another four goals themselves before another three goals to nil in the fourth quarter to end up winning by 77 points.

Tara Stribley was outstanding for Swan Districts kicking four goals from Aimee Hiscock and Dakota Winter kicked two goals apiece. Zoe Parker, Chanel Jetta, Abbey Read, Janeva Alec and Cazarah Augustine also kicked a goal apiece for the black-and-whites in the Youth Girls triumph.

Then in the reserves game also at Steel Blue Oval against Claremont, the Tigers dominated early and kicked the only three goals of the first quarter while keeping Swans scoreless.

Swan Districts did kick a goal in the second term but Claremont managed to add two more to head into half-time leading by 25 points.

Swans then managed just the one behind in the third quarter and while the Tigers did only score five points themselves, their lead grew to 29 points by three quarter-time.

The black-and-whites did produce an impressive last term with three goals to one but Claremont ran out 19-point winners.

Taylah Edwards delivered in impressive performance for Swan Districts kicking three goals while Lexi Chapman was the other goal scorer.

It was then time for the Round 6 WAFLW contest between Swan Districts and Peel Thunder.

It was the first game in three weeks for Swans' women after they had the bye in Round 5 and then with the general bye last week.

In their last game three weeks ago, Swans were impressive beating the Thunder by 46 points also at Steel Blue Oval which improved the black-and-whites to a 2-2 record on the season.

Swans had beaten Claremont and Peel while suffering defeats at the hands of Subiaco and East Fremantle.

Peel, meanwhile, came into Saturday's clash at Steel Blue Oval on the back of losing their opening four WAFLW matches to East Fremantle, Claremont, Swan Districts and Subiaco.

So the Thunder came to the Bassendean venue on Saturday hunting their first win of 2019 and they ended up taking advantage of a Swan Districts team that did look like it hadn’t played a game in three weeks.

Peel made a dominant start with three goals to nil in the opening quarter to lead by 19 points at quarter-time after making the most of the handy breeze advantage.

Swan Districts did kick its lone goal in the second term but Peel did add another goal themselves to head into the half-time break with a 17-point advantage.

Peel then held Swans scoreless again in the third quarter as they enjoyed the breeze at their backs again. The Thunder managed to kick another two goals to head into the last change with a 32-point lead.

Peel went on to kick the only two goals of the final stanza as well to end up beating Swan Districts by 42 points.

Shanae Davison was the lone goal scorer for Swan Districts.

Aimee Ralph, Angelique Stannett, Sarah Condipodero and Kellie Gibson were among the strongest performers on the afternoon for the black-and-whites.


SWAN DISTRICTS        0.0    1.2    1.2    1.5    (11)
PEEL THUNDER            3.1    4.1    6.4    8.5    (53)

SWAN DISTRICTS – Goals: Davison.
Best: Ralph, Stannett, Condipodero, Davison, Gibson.
PEEL THUNDER – Goals: Bartlett 3; Molloy, Phillips 2; Bresland.
Best: Bartlett, Dowson, Greive, Molloy, Phillips.