Swifts 116 d Taylors Lake 48
SWIFTS enjoyed a road win against Taylors Lake in a sloppy affair at Dock Lake Reserve on Saturday.
The two teams booted a combined 22.32 for the day, with neither hitting top form.
The Baggies got an early start and were out to a five-goal break at the first change, but only extended the margin by six more goals for the remainder of the match.
Swifts young gun Zach Salmi was in good touch, and the likes of Gavin Slorach, Damon Folkes and coach Ben Martin – who kicked five goals – got them over the line comfortably.
Laker Dylan Young fought hard and Nathan Koenig continued his good goal-kicking form with four majors.
Lakers coach Deek Roberts said it was skill and execution that let his team down.
“We were in the game in the second quarter, but our skill level was pretty bad compared to normal,” he said.
“Some players were underdone and we were missing a few, but that’s no excuse, and when they had uncontested footy they were better.”
Baggies coach Paul Hanns said his team did not produce the ruthless performance it was after.
“We set ourselves a goal to restrict them to seven or eight goals for the game, which we did, but we weren’t scoring enough ourselves,” he said.
“We didn’t put them away like we spoke about before the game.
“It seems like our guys aren’t thinking about their footy enough when they’re out there, and they can be lazy in the mind at times and go through the motions not sticking to structures.”
Both sides emerged from the match with no injuries.