Working towards making the finals cut

June 15, 2018

With just seven players Avenel mustered up all they had to outrun Ardmona.

The Swans put up a strong second half to finish with a 65-31 win.

Goalers Nicki and Marae worked cohesively in the goal circle to make the most of their scoring opportunities.

Coach Kelly Smith said the whole team had to lift their intensity to grasp the win.

‘‘We didn’t have a great game last week so to get a win this weekend helps with our confidence,’’ Smith said.

‘‘Everyone really had to put in which they did.’’

With the halfway mark of the season now passed, Smith said the side was striving to be among the likes of Stanhope, Tallygaroopna and Nagambie.

‘‘They all have the skills and the ability to play the four quarters,’’ Smith said.

‘‘We aren’t there yet but we’ll work to achieve that towards the back end of the season and work hard to hopefully make finals.’’

Avenel are currently sitting on six wins and three losses for the season.

The Swans’ next encounter will be against Violet Town away from home.

‘‘Hopefully we’ll be able to just keep building on our confidence,’’ Smith said.

‘‘Violet Town are in the same boat as us in that they’re struggling to get players so hopefully we can get a win against them.’’

The following week Avenel will face up against a side that’s still quite unknown to them.

‘‘After that we have Dookie; we haven’t seen them play as they’re new to the league so anything is possible.’’

The Avenel and Violet Town game will kick off at 2.15pm on Saturday.

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