Avenel clung to victory by a goal on Saturday to defeat Undera and secure their second win of the season.
The Swans fought back after being down by 14 in the final term to take the game 8.13-61 to 10.7-67.
Some of the stand-out performers for the Swans included Nick Goodwin, Connor McCloy and Will Dundon, while Scott Tyers booted four goals at Undera Recreation Reserve.
Avenel’s assistant coach Kasey Duncan said it was a good effort by the team to secure the win under the strong wind conditions.
‘‘We were finally able to turn it around, we had a couple of players back in and were able to set up some structures,’’ he said.
‘‘When we were against the wind we went for a more man-on man approach. The midfield put up a good battle, they led well and we were quite good in the ruck.
‘‘Undera are an improved side and I was impressed with how they played.’’
Duncan also credited the efforts of the team’s young players.
Avenel will now be looking to have the week off with the bye as the Kyabram District Football Netball League take on Colac and District in an interleague match.
Although seven Avenel players were selected in the KDNFL training squad, Nick Goodwin will be the only player to take on the Colac and District team.
Duncan said the team will be looking forward to having the week off.
‘‘We’ve got some pretty sore guys, our ground has been a bit hard on the players so hopefully a bit of rain will soften it up,’’ he said.
‘‘We have no injuries which is good going into the interleague break, then we play Nagambie after the bye.’’
Duncan said it will be good to have some players move back into the side in the coming weeks.
‘‘We have a bit of depth issue at the moment, we’re just trying to build on more midfield rotations,’’ he said.
‘‘Hopefully we’ll have about six players to come back.’’
The interleague game will be held in Colac on Saturday, May 19.
In the reserves, Undera were too strong for Avenel when they travelled to Undera Recreation Reserve.
Sutherland kicked the side’s three goals while some of the best players for the Swans included Long, McDonald, Baker, Thomson, Carrafa and Woodhall. The final score was 125-21.
Avenel came out on top against Undera, taking the win 92-28.
Best players for the game included Thomson, Baker, Gibbons, McCloy and Dawson.