The Swans have appeared in two of the 20 V/AFL matches played on September 22, and they were winners both times. As South Melbourne they defeated Collingwood on this day in 1934, and as Sydney they accounted for Fremantle 16 years ago today. — Andrew Gigacz
Tonight's Geelong vs Brisbane match will mark the third meeting in a final of the two sides, with all three being preliminary finals. Brisbane won the first at the MCG in 2004, while Geelong were victors at the Gabba in 2020. The winner of each went on to lose the grand final. — Andrew Gigacz
On this day in 1970 a crowd of 112,838 saw Collingwood defeat Carlton at the MCG. That figure was the fourth-largest in V/AFL history at the time, and when the teams met again in the Grand Final two weeks later, a new record of 121,696 was set. — Andrew Gigacz
Tonight's Adelaide vs Melbourne match will be the first meeting of the club's women's teams to take place on August 26, but their men's teams have met before on this day. Exactly 10 years ago the Crows men had a big win over the Demons, winning by 69 points at the MCG. — Andrew Gigacz
GEEL 20.13 (133) | SYD 8.4 (52) Grand Final
GOALS Geelong: Stengle 4; Hawkins, Smith 3; Cameron, Close 2; Blicavs, De Koning, Duncan, C. Guthrie, Parfitt, Selwood Sydney: Warner 2, Hayward, McLean, P. McCartin, Mills, Heeney, Papley BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Callum Twomey) Geelong: Smith, ..
SYD 14.11 (95) | COLL 14.10 (94) Second Preliminary Final
GOALS Sydney: Papley 3; Franklin 2; Clarke, Heeney, McDonald, McInerney, Parker, Reid, Rowbottom, Stephens, Warner Collingwood: Elliott, Hoskin-Elliott, McCreery 2; Bianco, Cameron, Crisp, N. Daicos, J. Daicos, Ginnivan, Mihocek, Sidebottom ..
GEEL 18.12 (120) | BRIS 7.7 (49) First Preliminary Final
GOALS Geelong: Hawkins 4; Stengle 3; Dangerfield, Miers, Rohan 2; Cameron, Close, Guthrie, Holmes, Selwood Brisbane: Hipwood 2; Ah Chee, Bailey, Berry, Cameron, McCarthy BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Callum Twomey) Geelong: Dangerfield, Miers, Hawkin ..
COLL 11.13 (79) | FREO 9.5 (59) First Semi-final
GOALS Collingwood: Ginnivan 3; Elliott, Crisp, Mihocek 2; Cox, De Goey Fremantle: Logue, Schultz, Walters, Frederick 2; Mundy BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Josh Gabelich) Collingwood: Crisp, De Goey, Pendlebury, N. Daicos, Howe, Ginnivan Fremantle: Sero ..
MELB 11.13 (79) | BRIS 14.8 (92) Second Semi-final
GOALS Melbourne: Pickett, Fritsch, Neal-Bullen, Langdon 2; Melksham, Brayshaw, Petty Brisbane: Hipwood 4; Cameron 3; Bailey, McStay 2; Ah Chee, McCluggage, Fort BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Riley Beveridge) Melbourne: Harmes, Petracca, Petty, Langdon, Ol ..
GEEL 11.12 (78) | COLL 10.12 (72) First Qualifying Final
GOALS Geelong: Cameron, Rohan 3; Close 2; Hawkins, Duncan, Holmes Collingwood: De Goey, Johnson 2; Crisp, J. Daicos, Elliott, Hoskin-Elliott, Lipinski, Mihocek BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Josh Gabelich) Geelong: Cameron, Stewart, Atkins, Dangerfiel ..
FREO 11.7 (73) | WBULL 8.12 (60) First Elimination Final
GOALS Fremantle: Walters 3; Lobb, Amiss 2; Brayshaw, Serong, Logue, O'Driscol Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli, Johannisen 2; Darcy, Dunkley, Weightman, R.Smith BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Nathan Schmook) Fremantle: Serong, Brayshaw, Walters, Young, ..
MELB 10.9 (69) | SYD 14.7 (91) Second Qualifying Final
GOALS Melbourne: Fritsch 3; Oliver 2; Brown, Gawn, Pickett, Spargo, Sparrow Sydney: Hayward, Lloyd, Papley, Reid 2; Heeney, Hickey, Mills, Parker, Rowbottom, Stephens BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Callum Twomey) Melbourne: May, Oliver, Fritsch, Viney, Pet ..
BRIS 16.10 (106) | RICH 16.8 (104) Second Elimination Final
GOALS Brisbane: Cameron, Daniher, Hipwood 3; Ah Chee, Bailey, McCarthy, McCluggage, McStay, Robertson, Wilmot Richmond: Lynch, Riewoldt 3; Bolton 2; Cotchin, Cumberland, Martin, McIntosh, M.Rioli, D.Rioli, Ross, Sonsie BEST - AFL.COM.AU (Mic ..