CKS Swifts rallied

CKS Swifts didn't miss a beat, scoring a sixty-eight point win over Taylor's Lake in the Horsham District Football League.

Jake Goodes in action for CKS Swifts who continued their winning streak on Saturday.

Jake Goodes in action for CKS Swifts who continued their winning streak on Saturday.

CKS Swifts had during the week set new team goals, with keeping Taylors Lake to seven or eight goals for the match a high priority.

From the outset Swifts looked to be the better team.

Not long into the game the result had been decided with Swifts taking a 29 point lead into the first break.

From there is was not a matter of Swifts winning, but the question was by how much.

In the second term Swifts let themselves down and let Taylor's Lake back into the contest.

The run and carry Swifts possessed in the early part of the match had disappeared and Taylors Lake found some confidence.

Taylors Lake started to be first to each contest, while Swifts were just going through the motions.

Coaches Paul Hanns and Ben Martin were less than impressed with the second quarter intent.

"We let ourselves down badly in the second quarter," Hanns said.

"We stopped running. We are normally pretty quick moving the footy around the ground. We just wandered back behind the mark."

The young Baggies team received a good old fashioned spray at half time from both coaches and were able to fire up for the remainder of the game.

"We were pretty straight to the point at half time," Hanns said.

"I had a little bit to say before Ben took over, but it was about our intensity. It just wasn't there like it needed to be."

The second half saw Swifts pile on seven goals to Taylors Lake's one.

Zach Salmi was the best player for CKS Swifts coming off half back and finding plenty of the football, while Damien Joiner also played well making the wing his own.

Matt Healy's good form continued in the ruck, the youngster winning most of the ruck contests.

His ability to win the taps made it easy for his midfielders to clear the football.

Hanns was full of praise for interleague representative Damon Folkes in yet another impressive performance.

"Damon is getting more consistent each week. If he continues to take steps in the right direction he will be a gun. When he fires he is one of the best in the league."

Martin was also among the better players on the ground, kicking five goals while fellow forward Josh Molan kicked a couple.

Molan, at centre half forward, was one forward who was crucified by poor kicking in the second term and did a good job to work his way back into the match.

The highlight of the match for Hanns was seeing a good spread of goal kickers.

"Sometimes in big wins it is easy to get a little greedy. It's good that we are still sharing the football."

The final score saw Swifts victorious 16.20.116 to Taylors Lake 6.12.48.


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