Ground hog day all over again, Hawks seal the win with a late goal, while the Swans battle themselves, Hawks and the umpires, but ultimately fall short.
Well, the first 60 minutes was like having teeth pulled without anaesthesia, and the final 5 minutes was like having your foot amputated with a rusty spoon.
Lance Franklin wore number #67 and Dane Rampe #50 for the night, instead of their usual numbers.
B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB: Zak Jones, Lewis Melican, Callum Mills
C: Jake Lloyd, Josh P. Kennedy, Isaac Heeney
HF: Gary Rohan, Lance Franklin, Will Hayward
F: Tom Papley, Kurt Tippett, Sam Reid
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Oliver Florent, Dean Towers, Nic Newman, George Hewett
|24: Dane Rampe||Really good 2nd game back. Was arguably our best defender on the night|
|39: Heath Grundy||Another good game, although beaten on the lead. Body on body back to his best and OK with disposal|
|40: Nick Smith||Best game of the season by a mile. Kept Puopolo out of it and did a solid on other players|
|10: Zak Jones||Will find himself suspended after the bye for two short arm shots. Really good work, 11 tackles, 5 clearances, 3 of them from the centre and 22 disposals at close to 80%.|
|43: Lewis Melican (R)||Had 13 disposals at just over 60%. Cost us a couple of goals. Just not AFL ready yet.|
|14: Callum Mills||Not a great game for Mills, just couldn't win the ball enough, turned it over when he had it, and well beaten by his opponents on the night.|
|44: Jake Lloyd||Knocked out in the first minute|
|12: Josh Kennedy||Did a mountain of work in the middle with little to no support, again.|
|5: Isaac Heeney||Apart from a ripping final quarter, his face was going up on milk cartons.|
|16: Gary Rohan||Shifted to defence midway at half-time and did some good work on Gunston who was killing Melican at the time.|
|23: Lance Franklin||Only reason the Swans had a chance in this game. 10th all time goal kicker, well done.|
|9: Will Hayward||A couple of lead up marks across the ground, but as a forward, zero impact. Has played well in patches this year.|
|41: Tom Papley||1.2, 4 clearances, and 18 possessions, 12 contested. Is he a forward or midfielder?|
|8: Kurt Tippett||Out rucked and out played by Sinclair, yet has more AFL/Fantasy points, go figure.|
|20: Sam Reid||Switched to defence in the first half of the first quarter. Wasn't doing anything as a forward and even less as a defender.|
|18: Callum Sinclair||Out rucked and out played Tippett, that's all that needs to be said.|
|26: Luke Parker||22 disposals, 14 contested and 9 clearances, good right? 63% DEF, 4 clangers and always caught out of position. Not a good game|
|4: Dan Hannebery||Worked his bollocks off all game with 35 disposals, wasn't his best, but was far better than some of his established team mates.|
|13: Oliver Florent||Had his moments, especially the lovely team goal at the start of the 4th, but a passenger throughout. Not AFL level.|
|22: Dean Towers||Jesse White Mach II.|
|28: Nic Newman||Not his best by a long shot. Hawks clamped him down and while he had his moments, didn't have anywhere near his usual impact.|
|29: George Hewett||Could be forgiven for forgetting he played.|
Bonus Rating: 0/10 Longmire for persisting with a player that's clearly not AFL standard while he has an elite intercept defender languishing away in the reserves.
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