Hard-fought win over Swans

Pinjarra Murray Times - - SPORT - In­di­ana Lysaght

PEEL Thun­der have moved into the top five af­ter a hard-fought 18-point vic­tory over Swan Dis­tricts at Bendigo Bank Sta­dium.

Peel won 10.18 (78) to 9.6 (60).

The Thun­der’s Bray­den Lawler said the Swans were a strong side but the team dug in for the win.

“They’re a very tough team, we know ev­ery time we play them. The lad­der po­si­tions don’t re­ally mat­ter as much; we know it’s go­ing to be a hard game,” he said. “They did that to­day and we were lucky to get away with a win.”

Peel got off to an im­pres­sive start, keep­ing Swans score­less for the first 15 min­utes of the game.

Lawler said get­ting off to a good start had been a fo­cus this sea­son.

“I think a few games this year which we have lost is when we haven’t re­ally started too well, so that’s our main fo­cus at the mo­ment,” he said.

Peel kicked four sec­ondterm goals to the Swans’ three, in­creas­ing their lead to 24 points at half-time.

The Swans fought back in the third term, kick­ing three goals to close the mar­gin to five points.

Peel dug deep in the final term, with goals by Taylin Du­man, Sean Darcy and Ger­ald Ugle se­cur­ing the win over the Swans.

Ruck­man Sean Darcy had his best game of the sea­son, kick­ing three goals and fin­ish­ing with 31 hitouts.

Peel Thun­der face Su­bi­aco next on Fri­day at Leed­erville Oval in a Grand Final rematch.

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