Swifts 142 d Taylors Lake 40
A DOMINANT 11-goal first quarter from Swifts extinguished any hopes of an upset by Taylors Lake at North Park at the weekend.
The Baggies piled on 11.2 to 1.2 in the first quarter to lead by 10 goals at the first change.
In difficult conditions, Taylors Lake was more competitive in the second quarter before falling away to be beaten by 102 points.
Baggies key forward Julian Carr continued his run of good form, kicking five goals.
He has now kicked 17 goals in his past three games.
Swifts coach Paul Hanns said the team had taken steps during the week to make sure they were switched on from the first bounce.
“We had a terrific start to the game,” he said.
“We spoke about adapting to the conditions a lot quicker than we did in the previous week so we learnt a bit from that.
“We made sure we did the basics right.”
Hanns said it was a strong team performance.
“Rick Whitehead was really good in the centre – he won a lot of clearances,” he said.
“Isaac Rathgeber and Damien Joiner gave us first use, put their head over the ball all day and won a lot of free kicks, which got the play going our way.”
Taylors Lake coach Deek Roberts was unavailable for comment.