Omeo Benambra and Lindenow South were big winners in terms of margin, but Swan Reach was possibly the biggest winner of Omeo District football in round nine last Saturday.
The Swans claimed a significant win against a likely elimination final combatant in Swifts Creek at Swifts Creek.
Coming off recent defeats to Omeo Benambra and Lindenow South, the Demons were keen to get back on the winners’ list and keep their hopes of the a top two finish alive, while Swan Reach was eager to claim a big scalp and show it is a legitimate contender heading towards the business end of the season.
In a tightly contested first quarter, which was dominated by the half backlines, both sides struggled to hit a forward target. Swan Reach was missing the league’s leading goalkicker, Brandon Scott, who was resting a hamstring strain.
It was Swifts Creek who had the better rovers, Lachlan Goodall kicking the first goal of the match with a clever snap. He was outdone shortly after by Jamie Harrison with a kick from an impossible angle that found its way through.
IMAGE: Keith Ritchie was among Swan Reach’s best players as it ran over the top of Swifts Creek to win by 11 points during their round nine Omeo District football clash last Saturday at Swifts Creek.
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