Tag: Match Reports

A 35-post collection

Report: Swans rocket up the ladder off the back of Dockers drubbing

Sydney Swan’s superstar forward Lance Franklin has guided the Swans to a 59-point victory against the Dockers on Saturday night at the SCG, propelling them into the top 4 and back into Premiership contention. Sydney jumped Geelong, Hawthorn, North Melbourne and Port Adelaide, climbing from ninth to fourth, gaining 8 percentage points. The Swans defenders were superb all night, brilliantly lead by Jake Lloyd, ... Continue Reading »

Report: Seventh heaven Ronke seals spectacular win

20-year-old Swans forward Ben Ronke inspired Sydney to a stirring comeback victory against the Hawks on Friday night at the MCG, booting a game-high seven goals in his side’s 8-point victory. Setting a new AFL record for goals kicked (7) and tackles laid (10) in a single game, Ben Ronke set the platform for the Swans win with four first-quarter goals. On a bitterly ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans home form worrying

The Sydney Swans fell agonisingly short against the Kangaroos on a slippery Saturday night at the SCG in Round 7. The Swans had the chance to win the game, when forward Tom Papley pushed his set shot wide with just over a minute left to play, and Dane Rampe kicked a running shot on the full with 34-seconds on the clock. A worrying trend has ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans roar to life with final quarter blitz

The Sydney Swans roared to life in the final quarter in their blockbuster clash against the Geelong Cats, kicking 7-goals-to-1, to run out 17-point winners at the GMHBA Stadium on Saturday afternoon. In doing so, the Swans become the first side since West Coast in round 10, 2006, to beat Geelong at their home fortress after trailing at half-time. More impressively, the Cats have won ... Continue Reading »

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 »