CKS Swifts blast Taylors Lake early

CKS Swifts played what resembled dry football on a wet day, to produce a one hundred and two point win over a struggling Taylors Lake in the Horsham District Football League.

CKS Swifts were dominant early against Taylors Lake.

CKS Swifts were dominant early against Taylors Lake.

Swifts got off to a flying start kicking 11 goals in the opening quarter.

An 11 goal term was made possible by the inclusion of agile ruckman Brett Hargreaves.

Hargreaves, who confirmed he would commit to the club for the remainder of the season, dominated in the first quarter and according to coach Ben Martin was the reason for their solid start.

"He just killed it," Martin said.

"We had clearance after clearance and Brett's only going to get better."

Hargreaves will have limited time to work with his Swifts teammates as he travels six hours to play and isn't expected to make training during the week.

In the second period Taylors Lake went down by just one major controlling the football more than they did in the previous quarter.

Swifts kicked just three goals for the quarter, leaving the coaches less than impressed at the main break.

"Our second quarter was really disappointing," Martin said.

"We were against the breeze, but it was a breeze you could comfortably play into.

"We just went away from what was working really well in the first quarter."

As the weather worsened the match turned into an old fashion slog. Swifts kept Taylors Lake scoreless in the third term extending their lead to 82 points going into the final term.

By the time the final siren sounded Swifts had just clicked over the three figure margin and Martin was happy.

"If you had said at the start of the match we were going to win by 100 points I would have laughed at you," Martin said.

Despite not being named in the best Julian Carr was a strong forward presence kicking five goals as was Martin with three.

Sean Mantell continued his run and carry through the middle of the ground while Jacob Davis, Nick Pickering, Zach Salmi and Josh Molan were all honourable mentions.

Ash Cowen also got his hands on the ball a number of times and kicked a goal in his first senior game for the year.

Both Cowen and Hargreaves will be valuable members of the team come season end.

"We are very excited to have both players," Martin said.

"It might take some time for them to get used to us and vice versa, but they will be very important for us late in the year."

The final score was Swifts 22.10.142 defeating Taylors Lake 5.10.40.


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