It would be remiss of me if I didn't mention that midway through the second quarter, I expected the Swans to roll over and play dead. Why, might you ask? Well, isn't that what we did last year, save a few late goals?
This year though, this is definitely not the same mentally weak side that rocked up that sunny afternoon (I rolled out of bed at 4am to watch this match!), put 6 on the scoreboard in the first quarter, then decided to hit the pub in the Moore Park precinct. I can't really say I blame them when the Suns were utterly dreadful and it was some shonky shots on goal that prevented the Swans from registering 8 or 9 that quarter.
Still, you can't roll over at any point. That's not to say they did this time around. When your only ruck goes down injured in virtually the first contest of the game, you're going to be up against it, no matter what.
Despite that, the Suns just couldn't capitalise, and the difference between the two teams was definitely between the arcs, because neither side possessed a particularly potent forward line.
B: Callum Mills, Dane Rampe, Lewis Melican
HB: Jordan Dawson, Aliir Aliir, Jake Lloyd
C: Oliver Florent, Josh P. Kennedy, Zak Jones
HF: Tom Papley, Tom McCartin, Isaac Heeney
F: Nick Blakey, Sam Reid, Will Hayward
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Luke Parker, George Hewett
I/C: James Rose, James Rowbottom, Ben Ronke, Colin O'Riordan
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