Well, that was a performance to put the naysayers to bed. It was a bit of a surprise to see the Swans fans eating their own after the game, after was a superb performance from all. The season is well and truly on, and a win against the dreary Hawks will put us in good stead for a tilt at the finals in the 2nd half of the season.
B: Dane Rampe, Heath Grundy, Nick Smith
HB: Nic Newman, Lewis Melican, Zak Jones
C: Jake Lloyd, Josh P. Kennedy, Callum Mills
HF: George Hewett, Lance Franklin, Isaac Heeney
F: Harry Cunningham, Sam Reid, Tom Papley
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, Dan Hannebery
I/C: Will Hayward, Gary Rohan, Kurt Tippett, Dean Towers
|24: Dane Rampe||Really good return from the man with the mo. Made a few mistakes, had a few kicked on him, but given his time out and immediate return to football, was solid.|
|39: Heath Grundy||Kept McCartin and the resting forward almost goalless throughout the match and was pretty solid|
|40: Nick Smith||20 disposals and was pretty good defensively. Great return to form.|
|28: Nic Newman||Backed up from last weeks stunning performance. Looking like a Malceski clone, how good that will be for us!|
|43: Lewis Melican (R)||Another solid performance. He's getting better and is showing a lot of poise.|
|10: Zak Jones||20 disposals and pretty tidy, most uncontested, but moved the ball well. Not playing as much these days as a back pocket.|
|44: Jake Lloyd||Another good performance from Jake with 35 disposals and some ripping kicks off half back. 10 marks and 1 tackle.|
|12: Josh Kennedy||Another superb performance from the captain. 35 disposals, 14 contested, but had a heap of clangers and gave away 5 free kicks.|
|14: Callum Mills||2nd year player and he looks like he's played 200 games. How good is this kid! 22 disposals at almost 100%, 9 marks, one massive hit on Newnes and some beautiful kicks.|
|29: George Hewett||Another impressive performance from the young man. He'll take a bit of time to develop into a big, strong midfielder, but the signs are promising and he capped it off with a neat goal.|
|23: Lance Franklin||Had a quiet first half, started getting stuck into it in the 3rd and really turned it on its head in the last. Couple of ridiculous goals to cap off a slow starting performance.|
|5: Isaac Heeney||Another decent performance on return from injury. Was tidy and worked hard both ways.|
|7: Harry Cunningham||Unlucky to go off injured in the 3rd. Great first half with two goals and fantastic penetrative run and 5 inside 50s.|
|20: Sam Reid||Should have taken at least 10 marks, but dropped almost 10. Last week his hands were glue, this week they were covered on soap. Got himself a goal before sliding into the back half and playing as the spare.|
|41: Tom Papley||Hassled and ran his butt off all day. 20 disposals, 2 goals, 17 pressure acts, 7 inside 50s, 4 tackle and 6 marks. Went at just 60%, but his work rate was superb.|
|4: Dan Hannebery||30 disposals, 8 tackles, 27 pressure acts, 12 marks, 3 of them inside 50, and 6 inside 50s, this guy was an absolute machine! Back to his best.|
|26: Luke Parker||Finished with 28 disposals and did a fair bit of grunt work, but lacked any penetration or link up across the field. He still put a lot of pressure on and spent most of his time in the middle of the ground.|
|18: Callum Sinclair||Another solid performance. 25 hit outs, 17 disposals, 1 goal with 4 inside 50s.|
|9: Will Hayward||In and out of the match, but when he was in, he made a serious mark on the contest. At time he was fantastic on the wing and up front. Finished with a goal and 14 disposals.|
|16: Gary Rohan||A decent return to senior footy after injury. He didn't get much of the ball, but managed to get himself a goal, chased and tackled hard and put in 17 pressure acts.|
|8: Kurt Tippett||Played 70% of total game time and looked invisible at times. Kicked 1-2 when he should have nailed all three. Finished with 12 disposals, 4 marks and 8 hit outs.|
|22: Dean Towers||I don't think stats really sum up this guys performance. He had his moments and made the most of them, with great work inside and out. 19 disposals at 60% with 6 clangers is a worry, but his ability to work both ways and put in 19 pressure acts was key at times.|
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