Callum Sinclair's career best five goal haul was more than enough to sink a dogged, but not quite good enough St Kilda on Saturday night.
The Swans lead the entire game and could have won by a far greater margin, had Sinclair and Franklin kicked straight.
B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB: Jake Lloyd, Lewis Melican, Jarrad McVeigh
C: Tom Papley, Josh P. Kennedy, Callum Mills
HF: Dean Towers, Lance Franklin, Isaac Heeney
F: Gary Rohan, Callum Sinclair, Kieren Jack
FOL: Sam Naismith, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Zak Jones, Daniel Robinson, Nic Newman, George Hewett
|24: Dane Rampe||Some good, some great, some awful, some decent. Still looks like he's adjusting with his arm.|
|39: Heath Grundy||Another week where Bart Simpson's "supoib" is perfectly valid. Dominated the defensive 50 and rarely beaten, even on the lead|
|40: Nick Smith||Another good performance, just keeps on doing it with minimal fuss|
|44: Jake Lloyd||No where near his early season 30-disposal-per-game form, but still effective, despite just over 75% DE.|
|43: Lewis Melican||Arguably career best game from the young defender. He DOMINATED. From hence forth known as: The Dominator. "I'll be back" he uttered to Riewoldt, as he spoiled him time, and time again.|
|3: Jarrad McVeigh||Earlier this season we treated him like a bit of a cripple, and fair play, because he'd spent significant time over the last two years out with injuries. But damn, he's still good. Sign him up! Could play 350.|
|41: Tom Papley||15 disposals, but butchered the ball, even though he was always involved and tackled well. Some really good pressure acts.|
|12: Josh Kennedy||25 disposals and a goal from the captain, with 5 tackles and 5 inside 50s. Caught holding it three times too many.|
|14: Callum Mills||Can anyone find a better intercept marker in the league? I really miss the combination with Aliir, but this guy is holding his own.|
|22: Dean Towers||19 disposals, a goal, 8 marks, shocking disposal efficiency, 5 clangers and zero tackles. Baffling, yet exciting.|
|23: Lance Franklin||A bit down on his usual standards, but still finished with 3.4, 16 disposals with 9 contested, 6 marks and 7 inside 50s. Just can't keep a good player down.|
|5: Isaac Heeney||Some of his movement and work around the ground was freaky, even if he was a bit streaky throughout the game.|
|16: Gary Rohan||Back to his enigmatic best. 10 disposals, 5 marks and 2 clangers. Still got a gimme goal.|
|18: Callum Sinclair||Career best game, 5 goals 3 behinds, 10 marks, 8 contested, the first player to kick 5 with 8 contested marks and 10+ marks since Barry Hall in 2008. Lead the line superbly and played like a true full forward. Could easily have kicked another had Heeney not knocked the ball out of his hands one time.|
|15: Kieren Jack||A bit down from his latest form, but still finished with 4 tackles and 18 disposals. Just 3 inside 50s.|
|35: Sam Naismith||21 hit outs, beaten in the ruck, but still rucked three quarters of the game on his own. Supremely fit and still put down a fair bit of pressure around the ball.|
|26: Luke Parker||21 disposals, 16 contested, a heap of kicks out of midair, making the ridiculous look routine. Just 57% DE, but dominated the game early on along with Callum Sinclair.|
|4: Dan Hannebery||Another good game on the outside, moving the ball well in between the lines. 25 disposals with 12 contested, 5 marks and 4 clearances and 7 inside 50s. Massive amount of distance gained too.|
|10: Zak Jones||Possibly injured, at least you'd hope with just over 50% game time and 9 disposals. I really wonder what counts as an effective disposal at times, since his kicks couldn't even hit the side of a barn.|
|27: Dan Robinson||Struggled throughout the 2nd half, despite good pressure and attack on the man and ball in the first half. Faded late in the game.|
|28: Nic Newman||Decent game off half-back, 14 disposals with 4 tackles. Dislocated a finger late in the 3rd quarter|
|29: George Hewett||Another solid hit out from the young midfielder, with a massive 18 contested disposals, 7 clearances, four of them from the centre square (lead the team), 5 tackles and 5 inside 50s. Just keeps on getting better.|
Bonus Rating: 0/10 for whomever is teaching these guys to kick at goal, I can't remember a Swans team that's managed to win 7 games in a row, yet kick at goal so poorly.
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