Tag: Match Reports

A 37-post collection

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 »

Report: Magnificent Hannebery extends Swans streak over Saints

A Dan Hannebery masterclass helped the Swans hammer out another ominous performance, dismantling the Saints running game on the way to a convincing 50-point victory on Saturday afternoon. A superb performance from the out-of-form midfielder, capped off by two fantastic goals, extended the Swans dominance over the Saints and continued their imposing record at Etihad. The spectre of Owen Wilson has well and truly fled ... Continue Reading »

Report: Swans make it two in a row, brush aside lacklustre Roos

The Swans recorded their second win of the season on Sunday night, brushing past the lacklustre North Melbourne Kangaroos. Boy oh boy, how things can change in just two weeks. Staring down the barrel of James Bond 007 jokes, the Swans stepped up their physical game against the Lions, and repeated their effort against the Roos, laying into them at every opportunity. There were scuffles ... Continue Reading »

Report: Finally Owen is dead

The Sydney Swans finally won their first game of the 2017 premiership season, beating the once powerful (they were in 2003) Brisbane Lions by 54 points at the SCG. Owen Six is now dead as the Swans marched from last place.... to second last place, because stupid Melbourne lost to Hawthorn. Pre-game Going into the game, Swans coach John Longmire did his usual shuffling of ... Continue Reading »

Report: Blues push past lacklustre Swans

As far as losses go, this is about as tough as it gets. The Swans now sit 0-6, having lost their last 7 matches, including the grand final, and were just brushed aside by a hungry, desperate, Carlton team, the same one that we thumped last year. Putting aside last years' game, putting the Blues to the sword in the 2nd half and securing a ... Continue Reading »