Callum Miechel provided a target up forward for Port Macquarie.
Callum Miechel provided a target up forward for Port Macquarie. TREVOR VEALE

Magpies swoop up Swans

PORT Macquarie has kicked off their 2010 campaign in style overcoming a resilient Swans outfit to claim a 14-point victory at Fitzroy Oval.

The Magpies gained an upper hand in the contest as the match wore on with Port Macquarie’s captain-coach Scott Payne the main target up forward kicking six majors.

The Swans took a narrow lead into half-time with Evan Duryea and new playing coach Kris Rundell providing drive through the middle.

In an inspired second-half, the competition’s southern most team raised their level with new recruit Craig Dicker showing he will be a valuable acquisition this season.

Dean Nankervill and Shannon Skreja were also prominent in the contest for the magpies.

The goals were shared for the Swans and despite the best efforts of Dave Box and Peter Robinson down back, the Magpies came through for a morale boosting victory.

MATCH DETAILS

Port Macquarie

4.4 6.4 10.7

14.9 (93)

Coffs Swans

5.1 7.3 9.8

11.13 (79)

Goals – Port: S.Payne 6, C.Miechel 3, J.Schmidt 2, M.Lill 2, D.Sheldon. Swans: R.Eddy 2, A.Pascoe 2, F.Duryea 2, T.Christie 2, B.Usher.

Best – Port: C.Dicker, S.Skreja, C.Miechel, J.Schmidt, M.Lill, S.Payne. Swans: E.Duryea, D.Box, K.Rundell, P.Robinson, B.Usher, D.Elks.

Reserve grade: Coffs Swans 8.5 (53) def Port Macquarie 7.2 (44)

Under 18s: Port Macquarie 15.14 (104) def Coffs Swans 14.6 (90)

AFL NORTH COAST LADDER

 

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

%

Sawtell/Toormina

1

1

-

-

146

9

4

1622.22

North Coffs

1

1

-

-

152

51

4

298.04

Port Macquarie

1

1

-

-

93

79

4

117.72

Coffs Swans

1

-

-

1

79

93

0

84.95

Grafton

1

-

-

1

51

152

0

33.55

Nambucca Valley

1

-

-

1

9

146

0

6.16



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