After two very different journeys to get to finals, Dunolly and Natte Bealiba fought tooth and nail during Sunday’s elimination clash, but with a bit of grit, the Eagles were able to emerge victorious in an incredible effort.
The Swans had a great home and away season, ranked in the top four for several weeks and dropping just four games throughout 15 rounds of play.
The side missed out on a top four placing due to just two premiership points which came as a result of a draw with Dunolly just a few weeks ago.
The draw turned out to be Dunolly’s biggest saviour as it gave the side just enough premiership points to scrape into finals with a superior percentage.
The previous draw also hinted at a tough battle ahead of the weekend
and what unfolded was just that. Dunolly got off to a flying start, leading 11-1 at the first break through the countless turn overs of Dunolly defenders Ash Lierich and Charlee Gidley and goalies Lara Metelmann and Hannah Kenny who were able to seal the deal at the opposite end of the court.
The Swans fought back in the second term, putting up seven goals mostly through the accuracy of Jess White.
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