Swans Lose To Tigers To End Winning Run

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 1:27 PM by Chris Pike

SWAN Districts couldn't make it three consecutive wins heading into the Round 11 bye conceding the last four goals of the game to lose to Claremont by 20 points at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

Swan Districts came into Saturday's game at Claremont Oval in fourth position with a 5-3 record and coming off solid wins against East Perth and Perth since a three-week break in between games.

That meant they rightly went into the contest full of confidence with Claremont having won just two of eight games for the season as well, but it was an inspired Tigers outfit on Saturday that revived life back into their 2018 season.

It was a tight affair most of the afternoon and Swan Districts even led narrowly at three quarter-time, but Claremont would kick the only four goals of the final quarter to claim the 13.12 (90) to 10.10 (70) victory.

An ankle injury to ruckman Nathan Blakely meant Swan Districts had to do some reshuffling with Corey Gault assuming the No. 1 ruck role and then Brayden Noble backing him up robbing Swans of one of their key forward targets.

Gault did perform well in his ruck role with 16 possessions, six marks and 34 hit outs, and Noble was solid backing him up with 14 disposals and seven marks. But they only managed to combine for one goal between them.

Jesse Turner and William Reidy did kick two goals apiece but they were the only multiple goal scorers on the afternoon for Swan Districts.

Rhys Palmer (27 possessions, four tackles, four inside 50s) and Matt Riggio (27 disposals, five inside 50s, four marks and a goal) did all they could to try and lift Swans to the win through their midfield roles.

Steven Payne also finished with 18 disposals for the black-and-whites, Tobe Watson 17 and Todd Banfield 16.

Claremont started strongly with the opening two goals of the game through Alex Manuel and Tom Curren. Swans first goal of the day came through Warrick Wilson at the 16-minute mark before Haydn Busher responded for the Tigers.

A goal to Keifer Yu extended Claremont's lead to 20 points before Swan Districts got it back to 14 at quarter-time with a major to Taryce Stewart.

Swans then had the first four scoring shots of the second term but only one of those was a goal to Todd Banfield to reduce the deficit to four points.

Claremont's lead was back out to 10 points with a goal to Jack Beeck before Swan Districts again closed within five points when William Reidy kicked truly.

A goal each before half-time to Jared Hardisty and Jesse Turner saw the Tigers in front by seven points at the main break.

It took just 21 seconds into the second half for Claremont to score when Yu kicked his second goal of the afternoon.

Swans soon responded with consecutive goals for the first time in the game to Tobe Watson and then Jesse Turner. The latter of which gave Swan Districts a narrow lead which was further extended by Brayden Noble.

Claremont soon regained the lead with goals to Hardisty and Ian Richardson, but again the black-and-whites responded with the last two goals of the quarter to Matt Riggio and Reidy to take a seven-point lead into three quarter-time.

Claremont dominated the last term, though, starting with Manuel's second goal before Richardson also added a second and then Beau Maister kicked truly in the final game of his career.

Curren's second goal at the 26-minute sealed the deal for the Tigers who went on to win by 20 points.

It was a thrilling reserves contest at Claremont Oval on Saturday with Swan Districts kicking eight goals to four in the second half to come away with the 11.7 (73) to 10.10 (70) win over Claremont.

Claremont kicked three goals to one in the first quarter and then another four goals to two in the second term for the Tigers saw the home team lead by 20 points at the break.

Swans came out an inspired outfit from the changerooms and kicked five goals to one in the third to turn at three quarter-time leading by three points.

Then it was three goals apiece in the last term but the black-and-whites came away with the three-point win.

Oskar Matthews kicked three goals for Swan Districts from 11 possessions, five marks and five tackles while Swans had another nine individual goal scorers.

Levi Ridley racked up 33 possessions and eight marks for Swans with Freddie Clutterbuck compiling 32 disposals and 11 marks. Ethan Maguire also had 24 touches, Jacob Coniglio 21, Greg Ottaviano 18, Brad Fullgrabe 17, Josh Power 17 and Lockie Huntley 17.

Swan Districts moved a game clear on top of the colts ladder with a five-point victory against Claremont at Claremont Oval on Saturday.

Swan Districts made the trip to Claremont Oval against the perennially strong Claremont team who have played in the past five colts Grand Finals, but the black-and-whites built on their momentum to maintain top position.

On the back of last Saturday's 44-point win against Perth at Steel Blue Oval, Swans again prevailed over the Tigers on Saturday but it was a tight affair.

Claremont did start strongly too to give Swan Districts plenty of work to do. The Tigers kicked four goals to one in the opening quarter and then still were up by 15 points at half-time.

But Swan Districts came out a different outfit in the third term kicking four goals to nil to take a 10-point lead into three quarter-time. Claremont responded with three goals to two in the last term but Swans still held on for the 9.7 (61) to 8.8 (56) victory.

The win improves Swan Districts to a 7-2 record on the season to sit a game clear on top of the colts ladder.

Jarrod Brockbernd kicked two goals from eight kicks and eight tackles for Swan Districts.

Mitchell Bain gathered 25 possessions for Swans while laying seven tackles with Sebastian Bright picking up 19 disposals, Jackson Beck 15 (six tackles), Brenton Hilton 15 (five marks, four tackles) and Kade Wallrodt 15 (nine tackles, eight marks).

Swan Districts has the bye in Round 11 to try to regroup from the loss ahead of taking on Subiaco in Round 12 at Steel Blue Oval.


SWAN DISTRICTS                             2.2          5.6          10.9        10.10     (70)

CLAREMONT                                      4.4          6.7          9.8          13.12     (90)


SWAN DISTRICTS – Goals: Turner, Reidy 2; Banfield, T Watson, Stewart, Noble, Riggio, Wilson.

Best: Riggio, Palmer, Turner, Gault, T Watson, Payne.

CLAREMONT – Goals: Yu, Richardson, Curren, Hardisty, Manuel 2; Beeck, Busher, Maister.

Best: Bolton, Curren, Smallwood, Richardson, Mitchell, Rogers, Busher.