Murraylands Swans win under 16 women's premiership

The Murraylands Swans junior women's football team have taken out the Hills Football League under 16 competition premiership with an 11-point win over Onkaparinga Valley. 

The game was played in very blustery conditions at Johnstone Park, Murray Bridge on Sunday. 

The weather made for a physical and sometimes congested game. 

The Swans had first use of the breeze but it was Onkas who managed to drive the ball to the goal square to be marked only for the shot on goal to miss. 

The Swans battled hard and Onkaparinga Valley weren't allowing them any space to deliver the ball forward. 

The ball finally found its way deep into the Murraylands Swans’ forward area and after a strong tackle Shania Johnson was rewarded a free kick and from a tight angle kicked truly.

The goal gave the Swans a much needed goal and at quarter-time led, 1.1 to 0.1 .

It was Onkaparinga Valley’s turn with the breeze but it was the Swans that attacked well into the wind but the ball just didn't seem to roll the way for Dodd and Johnson who couldn't convert from two good opportunities. 

From there, Onkas had the ball deep in their forward line but Miegel, Donhardt and Watson were solid in defence and kept them goal less.

Onkas only managed two points for the quarter but they also kept the Swans scoreless and at half-time the Swans lead 1.1 to 0.3.

The third quarter is known as the premiership quarter and the Swans were on the attack to set up a victory, kicking 2.5 while keeping their opponents scoreless. 

The first goal of the quarter came from Courtney Bouzikos who brilliantly intercepted the kick out. 

Soon after Holly Temby snapped out of the congestion and the ball eluded the finger tips of the defenders for a much needed goal. 

The Swans were well on top with Danielle Daish being strong in the contest creating more opportunities only for the Swans to hit the post twice in the dying minutes of the quarter to create a 21-point lead at the break.

The Murraylands Swans lead 3.6 to 0.3. With only the last quarter remaining it was going to be a big task for Onkas to peg back the lead but they had chances and only managed behinds, when the Swans made the most of the opportunity.

Going into the breeze Dodd was able swoop on a loose ball and kick a goal to seal the win. 

Onkas never gave up and got their first goal and then right on the siren snapped another.

It was too late and the Swans celebrated with an 11-point victory 4.6 to 2.7 to create history as the first successful woman's team in the Murraylands.

Best on ground went to Courtney Bouzikos for her tireless effort in ruck and all the players received a medallion. 

Best players for the Swans were Bouzikos, Daish, Miegel, Watson and Rogers.