By Brian Pallister
Swan View were on the receiving end of another big loss in round 7 of the HFA, falling to Bullsbrook 18.10 (118) to 4.2 (26).
The Saints had jumped out to a handy 29 point lead by quarter time.
The ruck contests were fairly even but when the ball came to ground it was the Saints players that were capitalising.
Kevin Chitty cleared several times switching the play to where Sam Thompson and Jaiden Fernie had found space and were able to deliver the ball forward to the strong hands of Leigh McCallum.
Joseph Butler managed to spoil some of the marking contests only to see Jordan Pickles and Michael Davies swoop on the loose ball and convert.
The second quarter was almost a carbon copy with the Saints dominating most of the play, kicking another six goals.
The Saints managed to repel the Swans forward moves.
Brandon Ghirardi, Corey Taylor and George Schneider teamed well together getting the ball back up the wings and centre where Craig Ellar and James Thompson had some telling possessions continuing to bring the Saints forwards into the game.
The third quarter was a much more even affair with the Swans managing three goals to the Saints four.
The Swans were starting to have more belief in each other to show what they could be capable of.
Daniel Finlay converted twice.
Coach Aaron Dean started to shake off the rust in his first run for the season, Tyion Cole was giving much needed drive from the contests as they continued to show enthusiasm right until the final siren, only losing the second half by seventeen points.
Saints Kevin Chitty was awarded the Belt-Up football for best on ground as decided by the umpires.
In other HFA results, Mt Helena defeated Mundaring 13.7 (85) to 9.11 (65) while Gidgegannup 7.5 (47) beat Pickering Brook 4.6 (30).
This weekend Bullsbrook face Mt Helena, Gidgegannup take on Swan View and Chidlow will host Mundaring.