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Brave Swans can't keep up with Grasshoppers

Injury-hit Avenel fights hard against reigning premier.

CHALPAT SONTI May 7, 2014 3:14am

The Murchison players are flying but it is Avenel's Andrew Meiselbach who has the ball in the reserves game.


It was a brave effort, but in the end Avenel just ran out of legs.

The Swans took it up to reigning premiers Murchison for much of Saturday’s game, but were struck down with injury at exactly the wrong time, eventually losing by 33 points.

Already missing star midfielder Don Stirling (wrist), Peter Graham (work commitments) and Stef Potts (hamstring) Avenel suffered two cruel blows while still well and truly in the game.

Todd Manson broke a collarbone then midfielder Kasey Duncan, who had racked up 40 touches in his best game for the club, hurt his shoulder.

That left the Swans without a bench from midway through the third quarter. Despite that, Avenel fought back to trail by 16 points with 10 minutes to go but then missed three shots on goal from within 30m.


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