Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Under-Staffed Swifts Happy to Share Combined Spoils

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Under-Staffed Swifts Happy to Share Combined Spoils

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HAD they fielded their best team, Ipswich's top women's club side Swifts would probably have beaten Toowoomba challengers Rangeville.

However, with only nine regular A-graders, and no bench, Swifts were happy to come away with a 1-1 draw in their latest Combined Competition grand final.

For the second year in a row, Swifts and Rangeville shared the title. Last year's final was a 3-3 deadlock.

Swifts coach Brendon Smith praised his team for its latest brave effort in Toowoomba, after being severely restricted by player unavailability and illness.

C[pounds sterling]To play against a youthful side like Rangeville, it was a really good effort,C[yen] Smith said.

C[pounds sterling]They are a good outfit, well-drilled, well-coached and have a lot of speed with their youth.

C[pounds sterling]It wasn't a bad game in the end.C[yen]

Swifts' player situation only worsened as the game went on.

After trying a structure to help the Reserve grade additions, Swifts lost another senior player Bronnie Webb to a hamstring injury. …

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