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Sydney vs St. Kilda

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Round: 21   Venue: S.C.G.   Date: Sat, 16-08-2014 1:45 pm   Crowd: 31,361  
Sydney 6.3.398.8.5615.9.9919.13.127 C:  John Longmire
St. Kilda 1.1.72.4.165.7.378.8.56 C:  Alan Richardson
  SYD by 32SYD by 40SYD by 62SYD by 71  
Weather
min temp  8.7°C      max temp  16.8°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  78%    air pressure  1020.0mb
wind speed 2km/h      wind direction  SSE
Brownlow Medal 3 Lance 'Buddy' Franklin (SYD)2 Jarrad McVeigh (SYD)1 Luke Parker (SYD)

Match Report


A rampant Lance "Buddy" Franklin kicked nine goals as the Sydney Swans made short work of St Kilda at the SCG on Saturday afternoon. The Swans won all four quarters of the match to record a 71-point win against the undermanned Saints.

Skipper Nick Riewoldt briefly took the Saints to an early lead in the match, marking and goaling at the two-minute mark of the match but Franklin gave a sign of what was to come with his own mark and goal two minutes later. The rest of the term was a procession as the Swans added another five goals, with a further two to "Buddy", and Sydney took a 32-point lead into the first change. St Kilda was able to lock down the play in the second quarter, restricting Sydney to just two goals - one of those to Franklin - while adding one of their own. The margin at half time was 40 points.

Franklin continued his dominance when the third quarter began, goaling inside the first two minutes, and he added another three for the quarter as the Swans reasserted their dominance, kicking seven goals to three for the term to lead by 62 points at the last change of ends. When he kicked his ninth after just one minute of the final term, it looked as though his all-time high of 13 goals might be under threat but to St Kilda's credit, it was able to work its way into the last quarter, kicking three of the last six goals of the match. Franklin did not add another major to his tally but the Swans cruised to a 12-goal win.

Franklin was clearly the standout player of the match, with his nine goals and 13 marks, while Luke Parker (33 disposals and a goal) was also a fine player for Sydney. Nick Riewoldt (11 marks and three goals) was tireless as always for the Saints and Jack Steven (31 possessions, six marks) was also a fine player.

The win took Sydney to the top of the ladder and victories in their last two games against the Western Bulldogs and Richmond will ensure that the Swans remain in that spot. St Kilda remains at the foot of the table, with matches against Richmond at the MCG and Adelaide at Adelaide Oval to round out its season. 

GOALS
Sydney: Franklin 9; Tippett 3; Cunningham, Malceski, Jetta, Lloyd, McVeigh, Towers, Parker
St Kilda: Riewoldt 3; Stanley 2; Gwilt, Armitage, Steven

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Sydney: Franklin, Parker, Jack, Hannebery, Biggs, Rohan, Grundy, Towers
St Kilda: Steven, Ray, Schneider, Armitage, Riewoldt

BEST - THE SUNDAY AGE
Sydney:
Franklin, Jack, Parker, McVeigh, Rohan, Rampe
St Kilda: Riewoldt, Steven, Ray, Montagna, Dempster

INJURIES
Sydney: Kennedy (leg)
St Kilda: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Sydney: Dean Towers replaced Josh Kennedy in the second quarter
St Kilda: Cameron Shenton replaced James Gwilt at three-quarter time

UMPIRES: Farmer, Burgess, Bannister

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

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
46 Biggs, Shane 14 3 10 24 0 0 0 6 1 0 23y 11d 4 0
14 Bird, Craig 5 1 10 15 0 1 0 1 2 0 25y 207d 128 52
7 Cunningham, Harry 5 3 4 9 1 0 0 4 1 1 20y 253d 26 19
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 19 13 0 19 9 4 0 2 1 2 27y 198d 200 641
37 Goodes, Adam 7 4 5 12 0 0 0 2 0 1 34y 220d 346 430
39 Grundy, Heath 9 4 14 23 0 0 0 1 1 0 28y 75d 159 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 10 2 16 26 0 0 0 2 2 1 23y 173d 115 51
15 Jack, Kieren 11 4 14 25 0 1 0 5 1 1 27y 49d 158 116
32 Jetta, Lewis 8 3 3 11 1 1 0 4 0 0 25y 104d 98 82
12 Kennedy, Josh 3 0 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 26y 57d 131 79
11 Laidler, Jeremy 10 7 13 23 0 0 0 1 1 0 25y 11d 44 5
44 Lloyd, Jake 15 10 6 21 1 0 0 7 0 1 20y 330d 16 6
9 Malceski, Nick 15 2 4 19 1 0 0 0 0 0 30y 1d 171 65
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 20 10 8 28 1 0 0 4 1 0 29y 131d 239 171
26 Parker, Luke 9 5 24 33 1 0 0 6 1 3 21y 295d 77 54
38 Pyke, Mike 8 3 6 14 0 1 32 1 1 3 30y 145d 86 43
24 Rampe, Dane 10 2 11 21 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 75d 43 4
20 Reid, Sam 1 1 4 5 0 0 2 0 0 1 22y 232d 72 76
25 Richards, Ted 6 6 15 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 31y 217d 226 32
16 Rohan, Gary 12 6 7 19 0 1 0 3 1 0 23y 70d 38 28
8 Tippett, Kurt 8 4 8 16 3 1 5 0 2 1 27y 100d 125 246
22 Towers, Dean 5 2 5 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 24y 104d 4 1
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 210 95 192 402 19 13 39 50 16 16 26y 6d 2506 2224
St. Kilda Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
20 Armitage, David 10 3 12 22 1 0 0 3 3 2 26y 61d 105 64
26 Curren, Tom 7 3 3 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 22y 18d 22 8
21 Delaney, Luke 10 2 3 13 0 0 0 0 3 0 25y 53d 46 1
24 Dempster, Sean 14 6 7 21 0 0 1 0 1 0 30y 208d 180 20
25 Fisher, Sam 10 6 7 17 0 0 1 1 0 1 32y 37d 196 21
19 Gilbert, Sam 10 5 9 19 0 1 0 3 0 1 27y 362d 145 29
33 Gwilt, James 3 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 1 2 28y 5d 125 25
7 Hayes, Lenny 4 5 13 17 0 0 5 4 1 1 34y 214d 295 95
18 Longer, Billy 1 0 7 8 0 0 25 1 0 2 21y 96d 23 1
11 Montagna, Leigh 19 7 7 26 0 0 0 3 0 1 30y 287d 230 137
16 Newnes, Jack 14 10 12 26 0 0 0 1 1 0 21y 173d 45 3
22 Ray, Farren 15 10 12 27 0 0 0 2 0 0 28y 146d 195 57
12 Riewoldt, Nick 16 11 4 20 3 0 2 1 0 0 31y 303d 279 617
6 Ross, Sebastian 6 2 10 16 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 101d 25 4
35 Saunders, Josh 4 3 11 15 0 1 0 3 1 0 19y 350d 20 7
5 Savage, Shane 13 3 7 20 0 0 0 1 0 1 23y 223d 70 40
13 Schneider, Adam 17 5 3 20 0 2 0 4 0 1 30y 96d 211 249
39 Shenton, Cameron 5 4 3 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 23y 323d 12 3
28 Stanley, Rhys 11 8 3 14 2 1 2 1 1 2 23y 258d 56 39
3 Steven, Jack 17 6 14 31 1 0 0 1 0 1 24y 141d 88 65
44 Weller, Maverick 7 2 9 16 0 1 0 2 1 0 22y 184d 46 6
34 Wright, Nathan 8 2 4 12 0 0 0 3 3 0 20y 181d 13 0
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 221 104 162 383 8 8 36 38 16 16 25y 339d 2427 1491

Footnotes

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