Swans rally to shore up fourth

IT wasn’t pretty, but the Swans got the job done and consolidated fourth spot on the ladder with a priceless win away from home against Nambucca Valley.

The Coffs outfit got the early jump and extended their lead to three goals at half-time before the Lions began to breathe fire.

Darby Pearce was particularly strong in the centre for the Swans with Evan Duryea and Tristan Snow converting their opportunities in the forward line.

In an emotional encounter, it was centre half-forward Aaron Clarke who put the Lions into the lead by one-point at three-quarter-time. Clarke was again dominant at home and received able support from Justin Saker, who played his first game since returning to the area.

With their finals aspirations on the line, the Swans rallied to take out a see-sawing contest, but will need to improve if they hold hopes of getting one over North Coffs next weekend.



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