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Gold Coast vs Sydney

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Round: 10   Venue: Carrara Stadium   Date: Sat, 06-06-2015 4:35 pm   Crowd: 13,068  
Gold Coast 2.2.142.6.184.8.325.11.41 C:  Rodney Eade
Sydney 5.5.359.8.6210.11.7113.15.93 C:  John Longmire
  SYD by 21SYD by 44SYD by 39SYD by 52  
Weather
min temp  9.7°C      max temp  22.1°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  82%    air pressure  1023.8mb
wind speed 17km/h      wind direction  S
Brownlow Medal 3 Dan Hannebery (SYD)2 Tom Mitchell (SYD)1 Lewis Jetta (SYD)

Match Report

The Sydney Swans have recorded what might best be described as a routine win over the Gold Coast Suns at Carrara on Saturday afternoon. In a game that never scaled any great heights, the injury-riddled Suns - decimated further by club-imposed suspensions on Charlie Dixon and Jack Martin - made the Swans work hard for victory for most of the match, with Sydney eventually breaking the shackles to record a 52-point win.

Coming off a seven-goal haul the previous week, Lance Franklin kicked off proceedings for Sydney with a goal within the first two minutes of the match. Tom Lunch responded for the Suns but Adam Goodes gave the Swans a seven-point lead with his first at the 11-minute mark. Gold Coast's Kade Kolodjashnij put the match on level terms with a goal after 14 minutes, but Sydney got right on top after that, adding 3.3 as the Suns failed to score again in term. At the first break, Sydney led by 21 points.

Sydney got right on top in the second term, adding four goals, two via Kurt Tippett, with one each going to Harry Cunningham and Tom Mitchell. The Suns did have chances during the quarter but were wayward in front of goal, registering four behinds without bringing up two flags. Two of those misses came from the boot of Michael Rischitelli. The Swans took a very comfortable 44-point lead into half time.

After the long break, the game became a dour affair affected by rain. The Swans extended their lead to beyond 50 points when Kurt Tippett kicked the first major of the quarter - his third - tav the 15-minute mark. Too their credit, the Suns turned things around to an extent after that, restricting Sydney to only one further behind, while adding 2.2 themselves. One of those goals was a career first to AFL debutant Peter Wright.

Leading by 40 points at the final change, the Swans settled the result once and for all after nine dour minutes of the last quarter, with Lance Franklin's third goal. Rischitelli responded with his first soon after, but Sydney closed out the match with the last two goals, kicked by Cunningham and Sam Reid. When the final siren sounded, the Swans were 52 points to the good and firmly entrenched in second place on the ladder.

Dan Hannebery (42 disposals and five marks) and Jarrad McVeigh (39 touches and eight marks) had outstanding matches for the Swans, while Gold Coast's best included Tom Nicholls (22 hitouts, 18 possessions) and Koldjashnij (27 disposals, eight marks). 

The Suns, who slipped to bottom of the ladder after the loss, will be back at Carrara next Saturday, hosting top team Fremantle. Sydney will take on North Melbourne at Docklands later that evening. Both the Suns and Swans will have a bye in round 12.

GOALS
Gold Coast: Wright, Rischitelli, Lynch, Harbrow, Kolodjashnij
Sydney: Tippett, Franklin 3; Cunningham 2; Reid, Goodes, Jack, Parker, Mitchell

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Gold Coast: Nicholls, Kolodjashnij, Hallahan, Miller, Lynch, Stanley
Sydney: Hannebery, McVeigh, Franklin, Mitchell, Parker, Jetta

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Gold Coast: Nicholls, Kolodjashnij, Lynch, Harbrow, Lonergan
Sydney: McVeigh, Hannebery, Rampe, Franklin, Jetta Mitchell

INJURIES 
Gold Coast: May (groin)
Sydney Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Gold Coast: Clay Cameron replaced Steven May in the third quarter
Sydney: Daniel Robinson replaced Kurt Tippett in the fourth quarter

UMPIRES: Stephens, Ryan, McInerney

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Dwayne Russell, Jason Dunstall, Brad Johnson, Cameron Mooney

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Gold Coast Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
13 Boston, Andrew 9 1 2 11 0 1 0 2 2 0 21y 75d 10 7
31 Brooksby, Keegan 6 5 3 9 0 1 6 3 1 2 25y 40d 2 1
36 Broughton, Greg 2 2 4 6 0 0 0 3 1 0 28y 250d 109 19
27 Cameron, Clay 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1 21y 10d 11 1
14 Hallahan, Mitch 15 2 7 22 0 0 0 3 1 0 22y 287d 13 3
5 Harbrow, Jarrod 13 6 7 20 1 1 0 3 0 0 26y 323d 156 47
28 Kolodjashnij, Kade 24 8 3 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 19y 301d 28 6
40 Lemmens, Sean 8 4 3 11 0 1 0 3 0 0 20y 216d 27 5
37 Lonergan, Jesse 14 6 9 23 0 0 0 5 5 2 20y 204d 19 2
19 Lynch, Tom 13 10 4 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 22y 218d 68 94
32 Matera, Brandon 9 6 5 14 0 1 0 4 0 1 23y 87d 62 68
17 May, Steven 6 2 3 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 23y 147d 60 15
18 McKenzie, Trent 6 2 6 12 0 0 0 0 0 1 23y 64d 84 20
44 Miller, Touk 13 0 4 17 0 0 0 6 3 1 19y 104d 10 3
22 Nicholls, Tom 9 6 9 18 0 1 22 1 3 3 23y 94d 22 5
29 Raines, Andrew 3 0 7 10 0 0 0 4 0 2 29y 90d 127 15
35 Rischitelli, Michael 9 5 3 12 1 2 0 1 0 1 29y 149d 188 83
8 Russell, Luke 9 3 4 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 23y 133d 60 24
42 Saad, Adam 7 4 9 16 0 0 0 0 0 2 20y 318d 9 1
20 Schade, Henry 6 5 3 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 21y 241d 6 0
25 Stanley, Danny 13 5 9 22 0 0 0 4 1 2 27y 108d 84 38
30 Wright, Peter 3 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 18y 271d 1 1
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 198 84 106 304 5 11 28 48 22 19 23y 103d 1156 458
Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
7 Cunningham, Harry 8 3 4 12 2 0 0 1 1 0 21y 182d 38 22
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 12 6 5 17 3 2 0 2 0 5 28y 127d 214 689
37 Goodes, Adam 11 6 6 17 1 1 0 1 0 2 35y 149d 359 447
39 Grundy, Heath 9 11 14 23 0 0 0 2 0 1 29y 4d 173 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 23 5 19 42 0 1 0 2 2 0 24y 102d 130 60
15 Jack, Kieren 10 3 14 24 1 0 0 3 2 1 27y 343d 173 126
32 Jetta, Lewis 21 8 10 31 0 0 0 4 0 0 26y 33d 113 90
12 Kennedy, Josh 10 2 13 23 0 1 0 0 0 1 26y 351d 144 83
11 Laidler, Jeremy 5 2 8 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 25y 305d 55 6
44 Lloyd, Jake 14 5 13 27 0 2 0 2 2 1 21y 259d 30 10
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 20 8 19 39 0 0 0 3 0 1 30y 60d 253 177
6 Mitchell, Tom 11 6 22 33 1 0 0 8 1 1 22y 6d 26 17
26 Parker, Luke 13 3 13 26 1 3 1 4 5 1 22y 224d 92 71
38 Pyke, Mike 0 1 7 7 0 0 31 3 1 3 31y 74d 100 45
24 Rampe, Dane 18 12 14 32 0 0 0 2 0 0 25y 4d 58 4
20 Reid, Sam 3 3 4 7 1 0 1 1 1 0 23y 161d 85 81
25 Richards, Ted 7 4 6 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 32y 146d 241 32
27 Robinson, Dan 4 0 4 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 20y 338d 2 1
16 Rohan, Gary 8 6 7 15 0 1 0 3 1 0 23y 364d 53 36
2 Shaw, Rhyce 13 5 11 24 0 0 0 5 0 2 33y 233d 223 43
40 Smith, Nick 3 3 8 11 0 0 0 2 0 1 26y 359d 130 9
8 Tippett, Kurt 4 1 1 5 3 0 17 0 2 1 28y 29d 140 276
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 227 103 222 449 13 15 51 51 19 22 26y 258d 2832 2348

Footnotes

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