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Swans much too strong across all grades

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June 21, 2017

Rachel Thomson sends ball forward out of defence.

Emila Howley receives pass in centre out of defence.

Jacquie James focuses on gathering in a loose ball.

17-and-under

Tatura started the game against Shepparton Swans slowly with its passing letting it down.

Great defensive rebounding from Chelsea Jones was a significant positive in the first half.

Some half-time changes resulted in some improved passages of play in the third quarter.

Jones and Georgie Devine worked tirelessly in defence. Kiara Gagliardi worked hard through the centre, causing a number of intercepts.

Scores: Shepparton Swans 56 d Tatura 18.

Best: Chelsea Jones, Georgie Devine and Kiara Gagliardi.

B-reserve

The return of Tatura’s full list from injury and unavailability allowed for greater positional rotations this week.

Unfortunately, they came up against a strong Swans’ outfit that was sitting second on the ladder.

Nevertheless there were some excellent passages of play that will give rise to some confidence in the weeks ahead, but the Swans were too strong on the day.

Scores: Shepparton Swans 78 d Tatura 18.

Best: Jacinta Turgoose, Emily Power and Abbey Walker.

B-grade

Tatura’s start was sluggish, but there was consistent ball movement during the first half.

The second half had significant improvement via strong defensive rebounding combined with great feeding into the ring and accurate goaling.

Scores: Shepparton Swans 68 d Tatura 24.

Best: Rachel Thomson, Beth Seccull and Fin Smith.

A-grade

Tatura was extremely competitive in its game against the Swans. The Bulldogs put on one of their best defensive displays of the year, despite going into the game with injuries to a few players.

There was enormous defensive pressure on the Swans and a significant number of intercepts from all Tatura players as a result.

Roey Johnstone was on fire in the goal circle and managed to get some excellent intercepts. Jacqui James and Emila Howley were brilliant in the midcourt and Rachel Thomson ran out another full game.

Molly Boyle and Maddi Davis applied enormous defensive pressure in the circle and were continually able to get to loose balls.

The Bulldogs were able to get back to within a goal during the last quarter, but could not quite come away with the chocolates.

It was a brilliant team effort.

Scores: Shepparton Swans 37 d Tatura 31.

Best: Roey Johnstone, Jacqui James and Rachel Thomson.

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