Yorkshire and Wilson lead Swans charge in Dampier

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Windy Ridge Oval in Dampier.
Camera IconWindy Ridge Oval in Dampier. Credit: Tom Zaunmayr

South Hedland Swans bounced back from a home loss with an energetic 16.9 (105) to 11.5 (71) win over Dampier Sharks at Windy Ridge.

Tim Yorkshire (six goals) and Warrick Wilson (six) led the charge for the Swans as the team racked up six goals to blow out what had been a tight match in the final term. Both teams went tit-for-tat in the first term, slotting three goals each, before the visitors broke away to lead 7.6 (48) to 5.3 (33) at half-time.

The Sharks held on through the third term to be trailing by 10 at the final change, but could only watch on as the Swans took the game away to jump ahead of them into third spot.

It was a better night out for the Sharks reserves, who recovered from a slow start to pip the Swans by one point in the dying moments.

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The Swans got out to a 15-point lead early before the Sharks came back to trail 27 to 25 at half-time.

With the wind favouring one side, the Swans needed a big third term. They kept the Sharks to just two behinds but failed to convert their chances, booting 2.4 for the quarter. The Sharks came home strong with four goals to steal the match 8.4 (52) to 7.9 (51).

Kristian Dicton booted two majors for the Sharks, and Renan Eaton did the same for the Swans.

The result leaves the Sharks in fourth spot on eight points, with the Swans in fifth with one win.

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