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SWANS CLUB NOTES: "The Aussie Ruler" August 28, 1966 - No. 18
Last Sunday's win over Coolamon, while anticipated by most good judges, certainly exceeded our expectations.
The Swans played as well as they ever have in the first half - terrific team play and brilliant defence in the first quarter and a sizzling 81-point second term, to have the game sewn up at half time.
The whole team played well, but perhaps in the view of their opponents, Bill Biron, Angie Maloni, Sid Robins, Mal Russell and John Foley gave the most valuable contributions.
Kevin Kirkpatrick's return to top form also meant a great deal to the team.
National serviceman Malcolm Brauman, away for six weeks, quickly showed he was still a top footballer, but unfortunately sprained his ankle mid-way through the second quarter and had to be replaced.
Our seconds also had a big win, but did not play well and will have to do much better to get past the first semi-final. Those to do well included Ray Smith, Mick Newman, Jim Eley, Bob Prenzel. Coolamon, unfortunately, had to forfeit their last 3rd XVIII engagement.
Our under 12's schoolboy team lost there Leeton Zone grand final 20 to 4 at Marist Brothers, Leeton. Narrandera took the honours by winning in all three grades.