Two wins on trot for Swans

April 20, 2018


Avenel 42 def Murchison-Toolamba 26

Avenel may be struggling for numbers, but its A-grade side is off to a flyer with two wins on the trot.

To add to last week’s solid defeat of Merrigum, the Swans outclassed Murchison-Toolamba to take the four points.

Avenel coach Kelly Smith was pleased with the showing because poor weather made displaying clean skills near impossible.

‘‘The strong weather played a huge part in it, we haven’t seen conditions like that in a long time, but everyone played well and we stepped up,’’ she said.

‘‘The younger girls are really proving they’re up to the level and earning their spot.’’

Libby Dawson was sensational in goal attack having stepped up from B-grade, while at the other end of the court Sarah Brock did not let an easy pass fly into the circle.

Owning a sizeable buffer at half-time Avenel continued to press as it heads into another winnable game against Lancaster next week.

‚óŹAvenel’s C-Grade were defeated by Murchison, the Under-17s come away with a one-point win, and the Under-15s defeated Murchison 47-18.


Avenel 10.20 (80) def Murchison-Toolamba 3.3 (21)

The first half of football in the senior game would have been some tough viewing with only two goals scored in wet conditions.

After half-time the weather cleared and the Avenel midfield and forwards were able to get on top. While the Swans were wasteful in front of goal in the third quarter, scoring 2.8, they did manage to keep Murchison scoreless.

The Swans continued to dominate in the final term with Cael McSharky, Kyle Hopkins and Andrew Dowling finishing up with multiple goals, seeing Avenel run out 59-point winners.

The back six, led by Scott Tyers, were relentless all day and a number of impressive performances across the board puts the side in good stead leading up to this week’s home game against Lancaster.

Goals: Avenel; Cael McCarthy 3, Kyle Hopkins 2, Andrew Dowling 2, Garrett Davies 1, Donald Stirling 1.

Murchison-Toolamba; Jack O’Toole 1, Tom McCormick 1, Luke Armstrong 1.

Best: Avenel; Garrett Davies, Michael Morgan, Michael Tinkler, Max Lawrence, Ryan Lambert, Cael McCarthy.

Murchison-Toolamba; Tom Kerrins, Mitchell Tricarico, Ashton Cashion, Tomas Rennie, Luke Armstrong, Alexander Wells.

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