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Swans boot 16 to down Karratha Falcons

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South Hedland Swans took down the Karratha Falcons with a 54-point margin in their round 12 league match on Saturday night.

The Swans, currently in third spot on the NPFL ladder, had an impressive first quarter in their league match at Falcons’ Bulgarra Oval, kicking their way to a 7.2 (44) to 1.2 (8) early lead at the first break.

They continued to extend their lead by a few goals for each quarter after that, as the Falcons got back in the game but could not make up the large margin.

The final score was 16.9 (105) to 7.9 (51) to the Swans.

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Swans’ main goal kickers were Kurtis Geary with four goals and Jermarl Daly with three.

South Hedland also won the night’s reserves match by an even greater margin, 15.12 (102) to 3.8 (26).

The game’s first term was low-scoring but the Swans had a big impact in the second term, scoring six goals to Falcons’ only two points.

They continued to outscore their opponents for the rest of the game on their way to what will be a percentage-boosting win.

Swans’ top goal kickers were Brayden Pilkington, who scored four, and Damien Councillor with two.

A Swans player also received a red card.

The result means the Swans leap over the Falcons to move into second place on the reserves ladder, behind the Karratha Kats.

Falcons are now in third position, two games clear of next closest team the Wickham Wolves.

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