Silky South Hedland Swans soar to sink Dampier Sharks

Shannon BeattiePilbara News

What started out as a close game of football turned into a hefty defeat when Dampier took on South Hedland at Windy Ridge on Saturday afternoon.

The game was tight for the first half with the Sharks able to protect the ball and the Swans having some issues getting the ball in to their forward 50.

The first quarter had the Swans take just a one-goal lead, scoring 4.1 to the Sharks 3.1.

That lead was narrowed in the second term with Dampier kicking 2.2 to South Hedland’s 1.3, meaning just a two-point difference at half-time.

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However, the Swans soared in the second half, booting 7.1 in the third quarter compared to just 1.1 from the Sharks.

A sudden 38-point deficit was too much for the Sharks to handle and the Swans were able to inflict more damage, kicking five more goals in the final term.

The final score was Dampier 7.6 (48) to South Hedland 17.7 (109).

The Swans have wrapped up third spot and the Sharks have secured fourth.

The reserves match went even worse for the Sharks, going down by 113 points to Swans.

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