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Young Swans taking chance to step up

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April 16, 2018

Avenel may be struggling for numbers, but its A-grade side is off to a flyer with two wins on the trot.

Avenel may be struggling for numbers, but its A-grade side is off to a flyer with two wins on the trot.

To add to last week’s solid defeat of Merrigum, the Swans outclassed Murchison-Toolamba to take the four points 42-26.

Avenel coach Kelly Smith was pleased with the showing as poor weather made displaying clean skills near impossible.

‘‘The strong weather played a huge part in it, we haven’t seen conditions like that in a long time, but everyone played well and we stepped up,’’ she said.

‘‘The younger girls are really proving they’re up to the level and earning their spot.’’

Libby Dawson was sensational in goal attack having stepped up from B-grade, while at the other end of the court Sarah Brock did not let an easy pass fly into the circle.

Owning a sizeable buffer at half-time Avenel continued to press as it heads into another winnable game against Lancaster next week.

Tallygaroopna and Stanhope took to the court when the rain was at its heaviest, but that did not deter the Redlegs, who soared to a 27-goal win.

In a rare scoreline given the conditions, Lisa Crosier’s side piled on 52 goals to defeat a likely finals bound side.

Dookie United showed it will be no easybeat in its new league, easily accounting for Rushworth in a 47-29 victory.

Girgarre rebounded from a tough loss at the hands of the Lions last week to achieve the four points against a determined Ardmona outfit, while Violet Town suffered another sizeable loss with Lancaster too strong.

Longwood was solid against Merrigum, but the Bulldogs handled the conditions better in a 37-20 win, while Nagambie had no troubles against Undera.

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