Tag: Match Reports

A 26-post collection

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 »

Match Report: Swans control spiteful Demons to the end

The Swans on Friday night extended their post-bye win streak to four, overcoming a spiteful Demons outfit, lead by serial pests Tomas Bugg and Jordan Lewis. On a night when the Demons' finals credentials were put to the test, they spectacularly failed, with Tomas Bugg knocking out Callum Mills in a disgraceful act in the first 4 minutes. With the Swans temporarily sliding into the ... Continue Reading »

Match report: Rohan keeps the Swans in the hunt for September action

Three minutes left, I started writing this match report. I started with scathing criticism, but as the final seconds ticked down, I was left with my mouth wide open, stunned at what unfolded. It was the very definition of a scrappy affair. The Swans lead by as many as 4 goals in the third quarter, before Essendon kicked seven straight goals to put the match ... Continue Reading »

Match Report: Scrappy Swans heap more misery on Tigers

In an enthralling battle between two top teams, the Swans scrapped their way to victory, fighting back from a six goal deficit early in the second quarter to win a thriller by 9 points. While it wasn't pretty football, the Swans eventually came out on top, with their lesser lights leading the way, heaping more misery and heartbreak on the luckless Tigers. Pre-game The Swans ... Continue Reading »

Report: Magnificent Kennedy leads Swans to victory

The Swans are back to winning ways, winning their first post-bye game since the stone ages in emphatic fashion, putting a dire Dogs outfit to the sword to tune of 46 points. Pre-game The Swans made the bold decision to drop out-of-form Kurt Tippett in place of returning ruckman Sam Naismith. Young forward Oliver Florent made way for returning former captain Kieren Jack, while Harry ... Continue Reading »

Report: Thank god the bye is next

The Sydney Swans did what most thought they could not - lose at home to a depleted Hawthorn. Yet another close loss, feels like bloody groundhog day losing these close games, especially to Hawthorn at the SCG, but again we learned Longmire cannot out-coach Clarkson. Pre-game Going into the game, Sydney was forced to replace Harry Cunningham, bringing in Florent instead of Kieran Jack. This ... Continue Reading »