Every Minute Counts in Round 8

Every Minute Counts in Round 8

Round 8 of the 2015 AFL Ontario season saw the Ottawa Swans drive down the 401 to take on the rebuilding Toronto Eagles in stifling conditions.
For those that played for the Swans, they got the football experience of a lifetime! 1. Jake Plunkett-Latimer played his 100th game – the first Swan to reach this amazing feat; 2. The Swans got the win and another four points to potentially secure a finals berth; 3. Memories from the game inclusive of a remarkable come-from-behind victory were captured for posterity by Rogers TV. 
Due to poor numbers and some injuries a very different looking Swans squad took to Humber South to do battle with the Eagles. For the second week in a row Jordan Harcombe was dominant in the ruck and Alex Huard and Ronan Shaugnhessy both stepped up in support to rove along side. Again, the Swans half back line stood tall with Paul Fairbrother and Ben Trew working tirelessly in the heat. Deeper back, Michael Beall, Trevor Jamieson  and Joel Crimmins did their part to shut down the Eagles.
At half time some serious changes were made, which had immediate effect.  Within minutes of the third term starting, more opportunities were created across half forward and Nathan Strom worked well at full forward. 
The Swans approached the fourth term determined not to give up and to fight until the last second to get back into the game. Ben Trew shifted forward to help, and the goals started to flow.  He got 3 goals in quick succession. Every player was willing the ball forward and fighting at every contest.  With less than a minute to play the Swans were behind by 3 points! Greg Bridges took a wonderful mark and followed it up with a goal to seal the win! 
The team would like to thank Matthew Powell for taking on the coaching reins while head coach Rod Frank pulled on the boots.  A hugh appreciation to Amanda and Caitlin for running water on such a brutally hot day.
Congratulations again to “Jako” for reaching the 100 game milestone, a day never to be forgotten.
Telecast of the game on Rogers TV occurs on Saturday July 25 at 3pm EDT.
Round 9 has the Swans are on the road again (July 25th) to battle with the first placed Broadview Hawks in what will be another tight physical contest.
The Ladies return to Montreal for league play on Sunday July 26th.  The frist place Shamrocks take on the Giants, followed by the Warriors vs. Eagles. 


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