Swans finish WAFLW season on fire

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 1:05 AM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts ensured it will enter the WAFL Women's finals in fine form making it a third straight victory and an emphatic one at that beating Peel Thunder by 68 points in Mandurah on Saturday.

Swan Districts ensured it will enter the WAFLW finals in some ominous form following a commanding 68-point victory against Peel Thunder on Saturday.

Swan Districts has the bye in the final round of the round WAFLW season but put in a tremendous showing on Saturday at Mandurah's David Grays Arena to come away with the 11.9 (75) to 1.1 (7) victory.

That win sees Swans finish the regular season with a 7-5 record and they currently sit in second position on the ladder. However, if East Fremantle beats Claremont in the final round, that will see the Sharks take over second spot due to a superior percentage.

However, a win for Claremont on Saturday against East Fremantle and Swans will remain in second position entering the finals.

Coming off strong wins against East Fremantle and Claremont the previous two weeks, Swan Districts continues its impressive form in Mandurah on Saturday.

Swan Districts had the only three scoring shots of the first quarter, kicking two goals, and leading by 13 points at quarter-time.

Peel did manage to score a behind in the second quarter but the black-and-whites added another two goals and that saw them hold a 28-point lead by the half-time interval.

It was another scoreless third quarter for Peel while Swan Districts continued to pull away further with three more goals to be onto to the tune of 49 points at three quarter-time.

The Thunder did score their lone goal in the last term but Swans kicked four more in their own right to end up winning by 68 points.

Mikayla Hyde, Shannon Matthews, Gemma Houghton and Mim Strom all kicked two goals apiece for Swan Districts.

Strom, Matthews, Stephanie Cain, Ebony Antonio and Brianna Hyde were all outstanding as well for Swan Districts.

Ebonee Hardie was the lone goal scorer for Peel while Sarah Verrier, Tanisha Anderson, Ebony Dowson, Courtney Rowley and Shannon Whale were among their better performers.

Meanwhile, Peel Thunder defeated Swan Districts in the reserves clash by 65 points and in the Rogers Cup, the Thunder's Youth Girls team also proved too strong for Swans winning by 25 points.


SWAN DISTRICTS        2.1    4.5    7.8    11.9    (75)
PEEL THUNDER            0.0    0.1    0.1    1.1    (7)

SWAN DISTRICTS – Goals: M Hyde, Matthews, Houghton, Strom 2; Webb, Cain, Ferguson.
Best: Strom, Matthews, Cain, Antonio, B Hyde.
PEEL THUNDER – Goals: Hardie.
Best: Verrier, Anderson, Dowson, Rowley, Whale.