By Brian Pallister
SWAN View suffered at the hands of Chidlow last week in round six of the Hills Football Association season, going down 21.8 (134) to 1.4 (10).
The Cougars were quick out of the blocks with Brent Williams doing well in the ruck.
Steven Schorer and Matt Mallaby delivered the ball high into their forward line to Billy Grey who was too tall for his opponent, managing three first quarter goals.
The Swans back men were under siege, Joseph Butler and Dylan Robbins battled hard but couldn’t stop the Cougars continued drive.
Adam McKinlay covered almost the whole ground from a wing, getting forward and back to be involved in the play.
His pinpoint disposal accuracy was a key factor in the Cougars quick ball movement.
By half time Chidlow had opened up a 68 point lead, 11.4 (70) to two behinds.
A couple of ankle injuries to the Swans, including their captain Matt Parnham, left them short of rotations.
Coach Aaron Dean made several positional changes in an attempt to get something happening.
Although being more competitive and getting their first goal on the board they still couldn’t stop the Cougars overall dominance.
Reece Forbes has flourished as a back man while Nathan Sutton and Jordan Grey started to get more involved.
Russell Smith chimed in with a good goal after a favorable bounce in the goal square.
The pattern of the game continued right until the final siren.
The Swans now have to dig deep and regroup.
Best for Chidlow were Adam McKinlay, Reece Forbes, Brent Williams, Steven Schorer, Matt Mallaby and Nathan Sutton while for Swan View it was Riley Birtwistle, Naite Skidmore, Joseph Butler and Bradley Jetta.
The other round six games were much closer, with Pickering Brook 9.4 (58) defeating Mt Helena 4.14 (38) and Bullsbrook 12.6 (78) defeating Gidgegannup 8.3 (51).
This weekend is the Belt-Up round for seat belt awareness, with Swan View taking on Bullsbrook, Gidgegannup facing Pickering Brook and Mt Helena playing Mundaring.