Swans make mince-meat out of Cats

by Tony Clarke (Armidale Express, 17/05/2006)
Round four action in TAFL saw the Tamworth Swans continue on their winning way posting a high score against the traveling Muswellbrook Cats.

The Narrabri Eagles pulled away from a wounded Gunnedah Bulldogs to post their first win of the season and the Nomads took the points in a very close game against the Saints under lights at Inverell.

The Tamworth Swans dominated the visiting Muswellbrook Cats, using their home ground advantage to the full, kicking a near record score of 195 to the Cats 37.

The Cats are still a team that does not travel too well and this game was evidence of this.

Paul Tapper kicked six goals for the Swans, while Rodney Dart managed five and Gavin Knee put over four.

Best player for the Cats was Adam White.

The Narrabri Eagles were at home to the visiting Gunnedah Bulldogs and in a game that was anybody’s up till half time, finished much stronger in the second half to pull away and win by 60 points, 21-14-140 to 11-14-80.

The Gunnedah side struggled with injuries ending up with only 17 players on the field at the end of the game. The Eagles played a good team game of football and a strong third quarter sealed the win for them, which was the first of the season.

Duane Shawcross and Mark Barrow both found the uprights five times for the Eagles, while Scott Hardy was a standout for the Doggies.

The final game saw the New England Nomads travel to Inverell to take on the Saints under lights.

In an exciting game of football, the Nomads ran out winners by two points kicking 11-12-78 to 10-16-76.

The Nomads led for a considerable portion of the game, with the Saints getting very close in the last two quarters.

Solomon Hanks put five goals over the crossbar for the Nomads while coach Adrian Walsh kicked across two.

Standout players for the Nomads included John Mahy and Ben Horne.

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One Response to “Swans make mince-meat out of Cats”

  1. #38 Says:

    Congrats to Sol, managing to “put five goals over the crossbar” in one AFL game is a great effort.

    Good start to the season guys, keep it up!

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