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Sydney vs Fremantle

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1QF   Venue: Stadium Australia   Date: Sat, 06-09-2014 2:45 pm   Crowd: 35,998  
Sydney 3.4.225.8.389.10.6413.15.93 C:  John Longmire
Fremantle 3.1.195.3.336.6.4210.9.69 C:  Ross Lyon
  SYD by 3SYD by 5SYD by 22SYD by 24  
Weather
min temp  10.3°C      max temp  19.1°C
rainfall  11.0mm    humidity  52%    air pressure  1028.4mb
wind speed 26km/h      wind direction  SE

Match Report


Sydney is through to its third consecutive Preliminary Final after the Swans accounted for Fremantle by 24 points to gain a small amount of revenge for their loss to the Dockers in last year's Preliminary Final. The Swans broke away in the third quarter after an even first half and held off a last-quarter challenge from Fremantle to earn a week off.

The Swans did all the early attacking but its reward was just three behinds after seven minutes. The first goal of the match went to Fremantle after Sydney's Gary Rohan was penalised for running too far and Tendai Mzungu accurately converted the resultant free kick. Lance Franklin got the Swans going three minutes later after he too received a free kick and Luke Parker made it a nine-point advantage for Sydney at the 12-minute mark with the third goal of the match from a free kick after he was held without the ball. Pavlich marked and goaled at the 15-minute mark but Ben McGlynn restored the nine-point lead with a running goal a minute later. There was just one further major for the term, kicked by Nat Fyfe after he took a contested mark at the 23-minute mark, and at the first break Sydney held sway by just three points.

Not unexpectedly for these two teams, the second term was tight and tough, each side managing just two goals. Pavlich kicked the first for Fremantle after a minute to give the Dockers the lead but a second goal from McGlynn restored Sydney's advantage. The Swans were dealt a blow at the six-minute mark when Nick Malceski limped off with a hamstring strain. The two sides traded behinds until the 25-minute mark when Kurt Tippett took a big mark in the goal square and converted to give Sydney an 11-point lead but Docker skipper Pavlich beat three opponents to kick his third from the goal square to reduce the difference to five points at half time.

Ben McGlynn made the difference 10 points with his third at the 11-minute mark of the third term but Mzungu cut the difference back to three two minutes later with his second. It was after that moment that the Swans seized control of the match. They did not allow the Dockers to score another goal for the quarter and added three of their own, through Lewis Jetta, Adam Goodes and Kieran Jack to take a decisive 22-point lead into the last break.

The Dockers were not done with yet, however, and when Cameron Sutcliffe and Pavlich goaled within the first three minutes of the last quarter, the margin was just 10 points and a thrilling finish looked likely. But that man Buddy Franklin then  stamped his authority on the contest, kicking a huge goal from outside 50 at the four-minute mark and then adding another two minutes later to once again open up a break of four goals. Each side added another two goals after that but Fremantle did not really threaten again as the Swans finished the match four goals clear.

McGlynn was outstanding for the Swans with 19 possessions and three goals, while Luke Parker (32 touches and six tackles) ands Dan Hannebery (27 disposals and six tackles) also played pivotal roles in the win. The Dockers best included Matthew Pavlich (four goals), Nat Fyfe (29 possessions and six marks) and Michael Barlow (28 disposals, nine tackles).

The win gives Sydney a well-earned week off, after which the Swans will meet the winner of next Friday night's Geelong-North Melbourne game for a place in the Grand Final. The Dockers, if they are to play in their second consecutive Grand Final, will have to defeat Port Adelaide at Subiaco next Saturday and Hawthorn in a Preliminary Final a week later.

GOALS
Sydney: McGlynn, Franklin 3; Hannebery, Tippett, Jack, Parker, Jetta, Goodes, Pyke
Fremantle: Pavlich 4; Mzungu 2; Fyfe, Walters, Mundy, Sutcliffe

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Sydney: McGlynn, McVeigh, Hannebery, Parker, Jetta, Kennedy
Fremantle: Pavlich, Barlow, Fyfe, Mzungu, Neale, Sandilands, Silvagni

BEST - THE SUNDAY AGE
Sydney: Parker, Hannebery, Franklin, Smith, Rampe, McVeigh
Fremantle: Fyfe, Pavlich, Mzungu, Ibbitson, Barlow, Neale

INJURIES
Sydney: Malceski (hamstring)
Fremantle: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Sydney: Craig Bird replaced Nick Malceski at quarter-time
Fremantle: Hayden Crozier replaced Danyle Pearce in the third quarter

UMPIRES: Rosebury, Schmitt, Meredith

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Basil Zempilas, Hamish McLachlan, Tom Harley, Jude Bolton, Andrew Welsh

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 9 13 0 0 0 5 0 2 25y 228d 129 52
7 Cunningham, Harry 7 3 6 13 0 0 0 5 1 0 20y 274d 29 19
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 12 7 6 18 3 3 0 3 2 3 27y 219d 202 650
37 Goodes, Adam 7 1 4 11 1 1 0 2 1 0 34y 241d 349 434
39 Grundy, Heath 12 7 7 19 0 0 0 2 1 0 28y 96d 162 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 13 4 14 27 1 1 0 6 1 0 23y 194d 118 54
15 Jack, Kieren 12 5 9 21 1 2 0 9 3 0 27y 70d 161 117
32 Jetta, Lewis 17 4 8 25 1 2 0 4 0 1 25y 125d 101 84
12 Kennedy, Josh 6 5 16 22 0 0 0 7 0 0 26y 78d 132 79
44 Lloyd, Jake 13 7 11 24 0 0 0 4 1 0 20y 351d 19 8
9 Malceski, Nick 2 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 30y 22d 174 67
21 McGlynn, Ben 13 2 6 19 3 0 0 3 3 0 29y 31d 142 163
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 12 4 7 19 0 0 0 3 0 1 29y 152d 242 172
26 Parker, Luke 15 3 17 32 1 1 2 6 1 1 21y 316d 80 57
38 Pyke, Mike 6 2 8 14 1 1 22 3 1 2 30y 166d 88 44
24 Rampe, Dane 8 1 5 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 24y 96d 46 4
20 Reid, Sam 5 3 3 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 22y 253d 74 78
25 Richards, Ted 9 5 9 18 0 0 0 2 1 1 31y 238d 229 32
16 Rohan, Gary 9 0 4 13 0 0 0 1 2 1 23y 91d 41 29
2 Shaw, Rhyce 13 3 10 23 0 0 0 1 0 0 32y 325d 211 43
40 Smith, Nick 10 4 15 25 0 0 0 0 1 0 26y 86d 119 9
8 Tippett, Kurt 5 4 8 13 1 1 8 0 0 0 27y 121d 128 252
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 210 75 183 393 13 15 32 71 20 12 26y 288d 2976 2470
Fremantle Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
1 Ballantyne, Hayden 7 3 0 7 0 1 0 6 1 2 27y 52d 106 180
21 Barlow, Michael 16 3 12 28 0 0 0 9 1 0 26y 262d 88 57
30 Clarke, Zac 5 5 5 10 0 0 6 5 0 2 24y 162d 73 39
15 Crowley, Ryan 9 4 5 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 30y 185d 187 116
17 Crozier, Hayden 3 1 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 20y 256d 22 16
3 Dawson, Zac 4 6 6 10 0 0 3 2 0 1 28y 196d 140 7
41 Duffield, Paul 19 9 3 22 0 1 0 5 0 0 29y 213d 156 33
7 Fyfe, Nat 14 6 15 29 1 0 2 3 0 3 22y 353d 91 76
32 Hill, Stephen 12 3 4 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 24y 128d 127 83
5 Ibbotson, Garrick 10 5 12 22 0 0 0 3 2 0 26y 175d 126 21
23 Mayne, Chris 5 5 6 11 0 1 0 3 0 1 25y 308d 127 150
16 Mundy, David 13 2 12 25 1 0 1 7 0 1 29y 48d 209 82
13 Mzungu, Tendai 20 5 1 21 2 0 2 2 2 0 28y 190d 85 52
27 Neale, Lachie 15 5 16 31 0 1 0 3 2 1 21y 105d 45 20
29 Pavlich, Matthew 12 3 7 19 4 1 0 0 1 1 32y 249d 312 629
6 Pearce, Danyle 5 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 28y 152d 202 104
31 Sandilands, Aaron 5 4 8 13 0 1 42 0 2 1 31y 274d 215 82
36 Silvagni, Alex 2 2 3 5 0 0 0 8 1 4 26y 342d 46 10
34 Spurr, Lee 13 5 11 24 0 0 0 1 0 1 27y 41d 59 5
33 Sutcliffe, Cam 8 2 6 14 1 0 0 6 0 0 22y 106d 46 13
20 Taberner, Matt 3 1 2 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 21y 81d 12 9
10 Walters, Michael 5 1 7 12 1 1 0 3 0 1 23y 242d 49 94
  Rushed   1  
  Totals 205 81 146 351 10 9 56 72 12 20 26y 137d 2523 1878

Footnotes

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