Tag: Match Reports

A 31-post collection

Report: Dreadful first half sinks the Swans

The Swans were left to rue a dreadful first half in their round 5, 10-point loss to the Crows on Friday night at the SCG. The Crows entered the game with a length injury list, especially a decimated midfield with Sloane and the Crouch brothers missing, as well as Eddie Betts and Tex Walker under an injury cloud. With the Swans heavily favoured, it was ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans win 7-point thriller

The Swans out-lasted the Bulldogs on Saturday night in the Swans’ first heart-stopping win of the season. Despite a poor first half performance, Lance Franklin was the difference on the night, as he moved three goals clear of Peter McKenna into ninth on the AFL’s all-time goal kicking list. The Swans superstar was held goalless in the opening half for the second time in ... Continue Reading »

Report: Buddy magic sinks the Giants

The Sydney Swans have re-established themselves as a genuine premiership contender with a hard fought 16-point victory against the Giants on Saturday night. Two last quarter goals by the Swans superstar forward Lance Franklin, including a massive 70 metre bomb, was enough to see the Swans over the line. Trailing by 33 points early in the fourth quarter, the Giants kicked four goals in a ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans their own worst enemy, downed by Port on a slippery night

The Sydney Swans have succumbed to successive home defeats to the Port Adelaide Power today, going down by 23 points at a packed SCG. An uncharacteristically error-riddled game from the Sydney Swans saw their half-time 14-point lead evaporate as the Power kicked 7-goals-to-2 in the third quarter. Port Adelaide thoroughly dominated the last quarter despite the Swans pulling the margin back to 4 points, running ... Continue Reading »

Report: Franklin crashes Eagles home party with 8 goals

Finally for all of us Swans supporters, the year and day had finally arrived, and what a fantastic venue to play the first game of the 2018 Season. Superstar Sydney Swans forward Lance Franklin spoiled the Eagles home ground party with 8 spectacular goals, 5 in the first half, leading the Swans to a 29-point victory at the brand new Perth Stadium. A human wrecking ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans finally crash back down to Earth

All good things must finally come to an end. For those that bleed red and white, the Swans season came to a grinding halt against the irrepressible Geelong Cats on Friday night. After a long season, every game virtually an elimination final, the last match of them all was just one too many for the jaded Swans. The odds were firmly stacked in the Swans ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Sensational Swans swat away hapless Bombers

The Swans put to bed any lingering doubts of their premiership credentials with a finals record-breaking performance. Despite Essendon holding numerical supremacy in patches throughout the game, replays more than numbers, will give a far better idea of how absolute the Swans' domination was. The first half was nothing short of a demolition, with the Swans kicking 10 unanswered goals either side quarter time, and ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Brilliant Buddy crushes the Blues

There's performances and there's performances, and Buddy's 10 goal haul on Saturday night was an all-time great performance. Spectacular in every sense of the word, quite frankly one of the most ridiculous performances you'll ever see, kicking 10 goals, collecting 25 disposals, 11 of them contested - at 76% efficiency - and recording more than 650 metres gained. There really aren't enough superlatives in the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Fast starting Swans hang on to steal victory from jaws of defeat

The Swans and Crows came together to put on another classic, with the Swans prevailing by three points on Friday night. The Swans put the Crows to the sword early in the match, dominating the early clinches and setting up a game-high 29 point lead before the Crows fought back. Sloane, Crouch and Laird started finding the ball, ably assisted by terrible umpiring, narrowing the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Consistent Swans thrash hapless Fremantle

The Swans continued their impressive vein of form with an emphatic 104 point win on Saturday afternoon in front of a season-high 39,281 crowd at the SCG. They put the Dockers to the sword, kicking off the match with an 8 goal run in the first quarter before Fremantle scored their first, leading by 43 at the first break. It only got worse for ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Silky Swans put Dangerless Cats to the sword

On Friday night the Swans sent an emphatic message to the competition, that they're far from done and they're in it to win it. The impressive 46 point win, was set up by another 7 goal opening quarter, with Franklin having little to no impact throughout the match. Without Kennedy in the side for the first time this season, Parker stepped up and lead in ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans still can't beat #freekickhawthorn

Well, that game sucked. It's hard thinking about positives and looking on the bright side, but let's do it for a moment. We lost by 6 points, Franklin had probably his career worst game, we were smashed on the outside and in the air again and far too many players were down on their usual standards. At times it looked like the Hawks would blow ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans continue march towards the finals

The Swans today kept themselves within touching distance of the top 4, after a stirring win against the Saints in the first Pride match for points in the Harbour city on Saturday night. Callum Sinclair lead from the front with five superb goals, two in the first quarter, to put the Saints to the sword once more this season. It's effectively ended the Saints finals ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans inch closer to September action

The Swans put an end to the Giants dominating derby win streak, winning by 13 points on Saturday night, in perfect football conditions at Spotless stadium. The Swans Giants rivalry has certainly taken on a fiery persona over the years, with the Giants often playing the role of antagonists. It seemed to work for them the last three meetings, winning by an average margin of ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Swans overcome slow start to block out the Suns

The Swans on Saturday night overcame a slow, sluggish start to the game, to race home to victory, lead by Dan Hannebery in the absence of captain Josh Kennedy. Sydney conceded five goals in the opening quarter before shutting out the Suns for two and half quarters. The Swans improved their percentage yet again and moved up to 6th on the ladder, while the Suns ... Continue Reading »