There were plenty of standout Swan Districts players in the WAFLW on Sunday. Picture: Tom Campbell

Swans move to 4th on WAFLW ladder

The WAFLW season took a break over the Easter following the first four weeks of the campaign with Swan Districts back in action on Sunday.
April 11, 2024
Chris Pike

IT was a pair of wins for Swan Districts in the WAFLW and Rogers Cup competition on Sunday against Subiaco and East Perth respectively at Bassendean oval.
Swan Districts’ Rogers Cup team was also in action on Sunday at home and ended up beating East Perth 3.8 (26) to 2.5 (17).
The victory improves Swans to a 3-1 record to be sitting in fourth position in the Rogers Cup ladder with the goals kicked by Olivia Rasenberg, Luka Davis and Maddison Catley.
The Swans and the Lions went into their match-up with two wins and two losses from their first four games, and it was the black-and-whites who prevailed 8.4 (52) to 4.10 (34) to move a game clear in fourth position on the WAFLW ladder by the end of round six.
There were plenty of standout performers from Swan Districts once more in the win on Sunday and none better than 17-year-old emerging star Lily Paterson.
She finished with 26 possessions, six marks, four tackles, three inside 50s and two goals.
Taylah Edwards and Courtney Zappara also kicked two goals apiece for Swans with Zappara also amassing 19 disposals and six marks.
Hope Ugle-Hayward also finished the afternoon with 16 possessions and five tackles with Isabella Edgley collecting 14 disposals, Tamzyn Beros 13 (10 hit outs), Carys D’Addario 12 (seven tackles), Emma Humphries 12 and co-captain Demi Liddle 12.
Both teams went to battle over a spot in the top four at the end of the weekend and it was Subiaco who kicked the opening goal six minutes into the contest courtesy of Olivia Wolmarans.
Swan Districts hit back just two minutes later with a goal thanks to Taylah Edwards before then finishing the first quarter in emphatic fashion with goals to Emma Humphries and Carys D’Addario.
That saw the Swans lead out to 16 points by quarter-time but it took less than a minute of the second term for the Lions to bring the deficit back to 10 points with a goal from Claudia Langley.
The black-and-whites again responded with a second goal from Edwards but Subiaco cut Swans lead to seven points at the half-time break but they put the result beyond doubt with the only two goals of the final quarter.

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