Round 2 of the 2018 season saw the Swannies post two wins (from two games) on the board in a super Saturday for the club. Kicking off the day was the Women’s team against the Wandsworth Demons in the Conference Division.
Women’s Conference Vs Wandsworth Demons
Swans 1.3.9 defeated Demons 1.0.6
Coming into the game the Swannettes knew they would have to give a full four quarter effort to get over the line against the Demons, a club with a wealth of numbers and more experience.
The Swannettes did not disappoint. In a hard fought affair, the first 5-10 minutes of each quarter was a good old-fashioned slug out between two sides determined to win.
As the game wore on the Swans began to dominate possession and field position without being able to convert a host of scoring opportunities. The Demons’ took the lead with a goal against the run of play and remained in front going into the las quarter.
Special mentions have to go to debutantes Cait and Sarah who didn’t shirk a contest and played the Swannies way.
The backline was formidable all day with Louisa, Nikhita, Jess, Maddy, Marlee, Steph and Devon attacking every contest, helping each other out when there were two players going for the ball and laying plenty of shephards for teammates.
Best performers on the day were Alyssa, Rita, Aislinn, and Marlee.
Men’s Conference Vs South East Giants
Swans 13.10.88 defeated Giants 1.7.13
With the Men’s Premiership team having a bye and a host of players missing from Round 1, the Swans went into this must-win match against the Giants with plenty of firepower. Conversely, the Giants were struggling for availability on the weekend.
In wet conditions on Peckham Rye it was the Swans midfield that got on top early through Luke McManus, James Lovell and Thomas West, as well as ruckman Marten Kooistra.
Up forward Jesse Lovig and Jack Baxter provided two strong targets, kicked goals and set-up a number of opportunities for the rest of the team. Importantly, the Swans converted their early chances to pile on the scoreboard pressure.
Down back it was Eoin Culligan, Steve Campbell and George Bullen who led the way in a resolute defensive performance.
The Swannies also made it 2-0 in the after match Boat Race!
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