The Baggies’ A Grade team suffered its first loss of the season by the nearest of margins at the weekend.
In a see-sawing contest, Edenhope-Apsley was able to edge Swifts out at North Park by just one-goal.
Missing key defenders Jules Coates and Tara Long, the Baggies made the perfect start to the game.
Fill-in defensive pairing Erin Freeland and Laura Farrer were able to limit the impact of Edenhope-Apsley’s key shooter Krystal Schapel in the first term, letting her score just four goals to help their side lead 8-6.
Swifts extended the lead to four by half-time but Schapel was not able to be contained for long, scoring 10 third-quarter goals to give her side a four goal buffer heading into the final term.
The Baggies were able to peg the lead back to one but could not get over the line in the end.
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Swifts coach Courtney Morrow said she was proud of the way her team fought.
“The girls kept going the whole way but Saints ended up being too strong in the end,” she said.
“When you lose by one-goal you look back and think about things we maybe should have done here or there but we tried our best.”
The loss is Swifts’ first of the season, ending a two-week winning streak.
Morrow said while winning a third match in a row would have been “really nice” she is still confident her team can take it up to anyone.
“We have won two games and lost just one by one-goal so I think we are definitely on the right track,” she said.
“We just need to keep our heads up and take some positives out of the match. We will try and move past this one quickly.”
Shooter Michaela Armer and wing attack Heidi Lang were best for Swifts.
It was a mixed day of results for Swifts’ other netball teams, with the C reserve, 17 and under and 15 and under teams coming away with wins.