Swanpool sends a warning with upset of Hoppers

SWANPOOL has sent a warning to all finals contenders in Ovens and King Netball, with a surprise six goal upset over Moyhu on Saturday.

SWANPOOL has sent a warning to all finals contenders in Ovens and King Netball, with a surprise six goal upset over Moyhu on Saturday.

The Hoppers’ kicked off the match to edge ahead of the Swans at the first break, 15 goals to 14, despite playing without coach Jenna McLeod and Lizz Gourley due to injury.

In identical second and third quarters, however, Moyhu found no answer for the 12 goals the Swans piled on in each quarter, with the visitors matching each term with seven goals respectively.

Moyhu was unable to pull off what would have been a miraculous comeback, as it regrouped to win the final quarter 12 goals to nine, but it was the middle section of the game in which the Swans swooped on their chances to lead home a 47-41 victory.

Efforts of Sally Burgess in goal attack could not be matched by Hoppers Laura Fisher and Steph Ackland, as Burgess landed 32 of the Swans’ goals, with 11 of those in the first quarter.

Moyhu has slipped from fifth on the ladder to seventh as a result of the loss, with Swanpool holding in eighth, now just one game shy of potentially climbing into sixth place.

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