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Sydney vs Gold Coast

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Round: 2   Venue: S.C.G.   Date: Sat, 06-04-2013 1:45 pm   Crowd: 20,372  
Sydney 2.1.136.4.4011.10.7617.12.114 C:  John Longmire
Gold Coast 2.2.143.4.228.6.5411.7.73 C:  Guy McKenna
  SUNS by 1SYD by 18SYD by 22SYD by 41  
Brownlow Medal 3 Jarrad McVeigh (SYD)2 Kieren Jack (SYD)1 Charlie Dixon (SUNS)

Match Report

Sydney was made to work hard for its second consecutive win over fellow first-round winners Gold Coast at a wet SCG on Saturday afternoon. Steady rain greeted the players at the start of the match and, after an early goal to Sydney's Jarrad McVeigh, the Suns adapted quite well to the greasy conditions, with Jack Hutchins and Charlie Dixon kicking the next two goals. A snapshot goal from Lewis at the 18-minute mark gave the Swans their second and at quarter-time the game was evenly poised.

Sydney mastered the conditions in the second term and kicked four goals to one, opening up a three-goal lead at the long break. The game opened up in the third quarter, with the Swans jumping out to a 29-point lead at the 15 minute mark. But Gold Coast hot back strongly, with consecutive goals to Dixon, Aaron Hall and Matthew Shaw reducing the lead to just 12 points. A series of behinds and a late goal to Luke Parker saw the Swans take a 22-point lead into the last change.

Ryan O'Keefe and Parker goaled for Sydney in the first six minutes of the last quarter to effectively kill the contest. The Suns battled manfully for the remainder of the match but Sydney ran out comfortable 41-point winners in the end.

Jarrad McVeigh was outstanding for Sydney, with Kieran Jack and Ryan O'Keefe playing good support roles. Jarrod Harbrow, Dixon and Jaeger O'Meara were among the best for the Suns.

GOALS
Sydney: McVeigh 4; Parker, Pyke, Everitt, O'Keefe 2; McGlynn, Kennedy, Jetta, Jack, Bolton
Gold Coast: Dixon 3; Hall 2; Smith, Shaw, May, Matera, Hutchins, Day

BEST - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Sydney: McVeigh, Parker, Pyke, Kennedy, O'Keefe, Jack, Hannebery
Gold Coast: Harbrow, O'Meara, Dixon, Prestia, Swallow

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Sydney: McVeigh, Jack, O'Keefe, Smith, Bolton, McGlynn, Hannebery
Gold Coast: Dixon, Harbrow, O'Meara, Prestia, Ablett, Hunt

COACHES' COMMENTS
John Longmire (Syd): We wanted to get off to a good start [to the season] and obviously with the delayed pre-season we were conscious of the first couple of games in particular, so to sit here after a couple of weeks with two wins on the board is a good thing.

Guy McKenna (GC): There were certainly some pleasing signs. We just needed a bit of luck bit having said that, I think Sydney's pressure was fantastic, causing a few easy turnovers. Against Sydney, if you make a mistake, they are going to make you pay.

SUBSTITUTES
Sydney: Rhyce Shaw replaced by Craig Bird in the final quarter
Gold Coast: Jack Hutchins replaced by Jared Brennan in the third quarter

UMPIRES: Farmer, Bannister, Leppard

Source

Match report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of AFL Media.

Match stats

Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Bird, Craig 4 1 3 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 24y 75d 88 37
24 Bolton, Jude 12 3 10 22 1 0 0 1 3 2 33y 22d 303 170
13 Everitt, Andrejs 11 2 7 18 2 1 0 2 1 1 24y 24d 60 27
37 Goodes, Adam 6 2 6 12 0 1 0 2 2 2 33y 88d 321 391
39 Grundy, Heath 6 2 10 16 0 0 0 2 1 3 26y 308d 116 21
4 Hannebery, Dan 18 4 6 24 0 1 0 6 2 1 22y 41d 79 26
15 Jack, Kieren 18 2 10 28 1 0 0 9 2 1 25y 282d 116 82
32 Jetta, Lewis 14 2 1 15 1 0 0 3 0 0 23y 337d 67 62
12 Kennedy, Josh 13 2 15 28 1 0 0 4 0 2 24y 290d 88 55
9 Malceski, Nick 13 0 6 19 0 0 0 1 1 0 28y 234d 128 54
29 Mattner, Martin 4 1 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 30y 243d 217 40
21 McGlynn, Ben 10 2 4 14 1 3 0 4 2 1 27y 243d 106 114
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 18 4 9 27 4 1 0 4 2 1 27y 364d 196 146
41 Mumford, Shane 0 1 9 9 0 0 21 2 3 4 26y 275d 80 31
5 O'Keefe, Ryan 19 1 8 27 2 1 1 3 2 4 32y 72d 259 250
26 Parker, Luke 12 4 13 25 2 0 0 9 2 3 20y 163d 34 15
38 Pyke, Mike 6 5 7 13 2 0 35 4 0 1 29y 13d 48 17
20 Reid, Sam 7 4 6 13 0 0 0 3 0 1 21y 100d 48 56
25 Richards, Ted 9 0 3 12 0 0 0 3 2 0 30y 85d 183 31
30 Roberts-Thomson, Lewis 5 1 6 11 0 0 0 2 1 4 29y 210d 172 51
2 Shaw, Rhyce 7 1 1 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 31y 172d 189 41
40 Smith, Nick 6 1 9 15 0 0 0 3 0 1 24y 298d 76 8
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 218 45 151 369 17 12 57 73 28 33 27y 80d 2974 1725
Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
9 Ablett, Gary 15 2 9 24 0 1 0 4 1 1 28y 327d 234 310
11 Bennell, Harley 10 2 4 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 20y 186d 38 40
3 Brennan, Jared 5 1 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 0 28y 252d 160 93
12 Day, Sam 7 4 2 9 1 1 0 1 2 2 20y 212d 24 14
23 Dixon, Charlie 12 4 6 18 3 0 21 1 7 0 22y 195d 24 15
33 Hall, Aaron 13 2 2 15 2 1 0 5 3 1 22y 148d 10 11
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 16 5 7 23 0 1 0 2 2 3 24y 262d 107 26
7 Hunt, Karmichael 4 1 7 11 0 0 0 4 1 3 26y 140d 36 4
34 Hutchins, Jack 9 3 4 13 1 0 0 1 0 2 21y 45d 7 1
32 Matera, Brandon 14 3 1 15 1 2 0 3 1 2 21y 26d 31 27
17 May, Steven 4 2 8 12 1 0 0 1 2 4 21y 86d 19 6
29 Murphy, Tom 13 3 4 17 0 0 0 1 2 1 27y 18d 97 5
1 O'Meara, Jaeger 12 5 13 25 0 0 0 7 2 1 19y 42d 2 1
10 Prestia, Dion 13 1 9 22 0 0 0 2 4 0 20y 176d 33 3
35 Rischitelli, Michael 11 4 6 17 0 0 2 8 3 1 27y 88d 148 63
8 Russell, Luke 8 2 2 10 0 0 0 4 0 1 21y 72d 27 13
26 Shaw, Matt 5 3 7 12 1 0 0 3 0 1 21y 60d 36 14
2 Smith, Zac 3 1 3 6 1 0 15 1 0 3 23y 43d 38 20
24 Swallow, David 12 2 9 21 0 0 0 8 0 1 20y 138d 35 19
16 Thompson, Rory 3 2 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 22y 25d 15 2
14 Warnock, Matthew 10 4 3 13 0 0 0 1 1 0 29y 3d 79 1
38 Wilkinson, Joel 2 1 7 9 0 0 0 3 1 0 21y 128d 18 1
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 201 57 116 317 11 7 38 63 33 28 23y 72d 1218 689

Match highlights

Charlie Dixon received 7 frees for Gold Coast vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R2)
Michael Rischitelli played his 150th V/AFL game: Gold Coast vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R2)

Footnotes

* Behinds calculated from the 1965 season on.
+ Score at the end of extra time.