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Round 11 WAFLW Match Report v Subiaco

Friday, May 17, 2024 - 11:58 AM

Swan Districts couldn’t quite overcome a one-goal first half on Saturday at Sullivan Logistics Stadium ending up with the WAFLW defeat to Subiaco by 11 points.

Swan Districts went into the State game break having handed Claremont its first loss of the season to be building some nice momentum before the weekend off, and then taking on the Lions at Leederville on Saturday.

Kicking just one goal in the first half proved costly for Swan Districts and despite kicking four goals to two in the second, Subiaco held on for the 6.8 (44) to 5.3 (33) victory.

As a result, Swan Districts now sits in fifth position on the WAFLW ladder with a 4-5 record to be just percentage behind the fourth placed South Fremantle at the end of Round 11.

Courtney Zappara took her chances in attack for Swan Districts to kick two goals from four kicks to go with four tackles for the afternoon while Sienna Gerardi, Lily Paterson and Emma Humphries were the other goalkickers.

Paterson also picked up 24 possessions for Swans while Carys D'Addario amassed another 20 disposals while laying eight tackles.

Indiana West also had 17 touches for the black-and-whites, Hope Ugle-Hayward 16, Humphries 16 and Taylah Edwards 13 to go with four marks, four tackles and three inside-50 entries.

It was a stunning start to the contest from Subiaco with a goal to Aimee Schmidt inside the first 30 seconds. That would prove the only goal of the first quarter for either side too with the Lions going into the quarter-time break leading by seven points.

Swan Districts then got on the board just a minute into the second term with a goal to Lily Paterson but then Subiaco would have the only other scores for the rest of the half.

That included three more goals for the Lions which saw the home team on top by 22 points heading into the half-time break.

Swan Districts young gun Sienna Gerardi gave her team the best possible start to the second half with an early goal but the Lions answered heading towards three quarter-time thanks to Schmidt to open up a 24-point advantage.

A couple of quick goals to Courtney Zappara to start the final term had Swans right back into the contest with just a 12-point deficit, but the Tigers ended up sealing the deal with a late goal from Taya Strickland despite a goal just before the siren from Emma Humphries.

Meanwhile, in Round 11 of the Rogers Cup competition it was Swan Districts scoring the 5.7 (37) to 4.3 (27) victory against Subiaco at Sullivan Logistics Stadium on Sunday.

Summer Ajduk kicked three goals in the win for Swans while the other goals came from Jorjina Kean and Leah Howard.

With the win, Swan Districts improves to a 6-4 record to now sit in fourth position on the Rogers Cup ladder at the end of 11 rounds.