Player ratings: Sydney Swans vs Adelaide Crows, Round 2, 2021

Well, another W on the table and another 4 in the points column. 53 points looks a lot better than 33, but credit where it's due - Adelaide did not give up at all during the match.

Shane McAdam's 3-goal haul in 5 minutes torched an otherwise excellent Harry Cunningham, while Tex Walker's 6-goal haul was on the back of hustle and some serious hard work.

George Hewett will be having nightmares over that.

It's great to go from the last two seasons, where the Swans not only struggled to win the ball, but score more than 60 points a game.

We've already managed 120 points twice, and lead by 50 or more points in both rounds half-way through the last quarter.

Errol Gulden, Braeden Campbell and Logan McDonald have added immeasurable quality to the team already, and are dead-set locks to be battling one another for the AFL Rising Star award at seasons end.

But they might have Chad Warner sneaking in and stealing their trophy if he keeps up his level of play.

Superstar forward Lance Franklin's return is undoubtedly the major point of the game - just Buddy brilliant that he booted 3 goals and went the distance, after 581 days out of AFL football.

B: Hewett, McCartin, Rampe
HB: Lloyd, Dawson, Cunningham
C: Gulden, Parker, Blakey
HF: McInerney, Franklin, Heeney
F: Papley, Reid, Wicks
FOL: Hickey, Mills, Kennedy
I/C: Warner, McDonald, Florent, Campbell


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Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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