Swifts beat Noradjuha-Quantong

Swifts 124 d Noradjuha-Quantong 79

SWIFTS won their fourth consecutive game of the season at the weekend against Noradjuha-Quantong.

Playing their first game away from home, the Baggies held sway after quarter-time but could not put scoreboard pressure on the Bombers for long stretches.

Both teams competed hard in the first half but missed their chances.

The Baggies had a one-goal advantage at the first change and extended it to 20 points at the main break.

They started to get on top of Noradjuha-Quantong in the second quarter, but booted a wasteful 3.6 into the breeze, while the Bombers were equally errant with 2.4.

Things finally opened up for Swifts in the third term as they managed six goals to three, before adding another five in the final quarter.

Brian Harrison, who was often double-teamed, finished with eight goals to bring respectability to the Noradjuha-Quantong scoreboard.

He had little support in the forward line, with the rest of the side managing a combined three goals.

Baggie Jake Goodes stood out with his work through the middle of the ground, while Sean Mantell continued his hot start to the season.

Jason Kerr was named the Bombers’ best performer for the third time in four games.

Bombers coach Jarred Combe said his team failed to live up to pre-season expectations after dropping to 1-3.

“We’re our own worst enemy at the moment, because our kicking was terrible and we turned the footy over too many times,” he said.

“We’re our own worst enemy at the moment, because our kicking was terrible and we turned the footy over too many times.” - Bombers coach Jarred Combe

Compounding the loss for the Bombers was a knee scare for Brad Couch, who has previously ruptured his ACL.

Couch will have scans this week to determine the extent of his injury.

Swifts coach Ben Martin, who booted 5.5 for the day, said the win was pleasing as it came without star players such as Luke Mitchell and Julian Carr.

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