WAFLW: Swan Districts go into preliminary final against Claremont as underdogs despite beating Peel Thunder

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Eliza ReillyThe West Australian
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Adam Dancey is hoping the Swans can pull of another WAFLW upset to make their second straight Grand Final.
Camera IconAdam Dancey is hoping the Swans can pull of another WAFLW upset to make their second straight Grand Final. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian

Swan Districts’ women’s side will harness their underdog status in the hopes of qualifying for back-to-back WAFLW grand finals.

The black-and-whites sprung an upset in week one of the finals series, defeating Peel Thunder, the team that beat them in the 2021 grand final, by five points.

After ending Peel’s hopes of a premiership three-peat and finding their best form when it counted, Swans now face an even bigger task against Claremont in Sunday’s preliminary final.

“The group is buoyant and looking forward to another week where the stakes are so high,” Swans coach Adam Dancey said.

“Peel were quality opponents who never gave up and we had to fight until the final siren.

“But Claremont is a new challenge, and it should be a great game to watch.”

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