A young and inexperienced Swifts side came up short against the Noradjuha-Quantong Bombers in their season opening match, but there were positive signs they will want to take into round two.
On Saturday, the Swifts will host their first home match of the season, as well as give their new club rooms a try before an official opening.
Things will look different at North Park, with new club rooms and a new opposition with Kaniva-Leeor United making the two hour trip south for their second match in the HDFNL.
It was a tough opening round clash for the Swifts with classy Bombers taking home a 47 point win in windy conditions at Quantong.
Defenders Todd Matthews, Nick Pickering and Zac Armer were all named in the Swifts best as they worked hard to repel the Bombers attacks.
But a lack of composure and controlled ball movement around the ground from the Swifts meant they only had four goals on the board as they went down 77-30.
It sets up a big round two clash between the sides, with both clubs keen to get their first win of 2021 after Kaniva-Leeor United also suffered a first round loss.
The Horsham and District Football Netball League's newest side were down by just three points at three-quarter time.
But Kalkee had a huge last quarter as they piled on 7.8 to just one behind to run away winners 115-65.
The battle on the netball court will also be just as intense, with the Swifts chasing their first win of the season after a narrow loss to the Bombers on Saturday in the A Grade.
In a fast-paced and high-scoring game, the Bombers went down 52-47 to a much improved Bombers team.
Swifts will have their work cut out as they try to grab their first win of the season with Kaniva coming off the back of their first win in the HDFNL A Grade competition after they defeated Kalkee 37-32 on Saturday.
ROUND TWO HDFNL FIXTURES
- Laharum v Noradjuha-Quantong
- Taylors Lake v Natimuk United
- Kalkee v Jeparit Rainbow
- Swifts v Kaniva-Leeor United
- Pimpinio v Edenhope Apsley
- Rupanyup v Harrow Balmoral
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