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Sydney vs Hawthorn

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Round: 16   Venue: Stadium Australia   Date: Sat, 18-07-2015 7:20 pm   Crowd: 37,369  
Sydney 0.2.24.5.296.12.487.15.57 C:  John Longmire
Hawthorn 6.1.379.5.5916.7.10323.8.146 C:  Alastair Clarkson
  HAW by 35HAW by 30HAW by 55HAW by 89  
Weather
min temp  6.6°C      max temp  14.6°C
rainfall  9.0mm    humidity  87%    air pressure  1029.9mb
wind speed 19km/h      wind direction  SW
Brownlow Medal 3 Luke Hodge (HAW)2 Cyril Rioli (HAW)1 Jarryd Roughead (HAW)

Match Report

Hawthorn, already premiership favourites before it travelled to Stadium Australia on Saturday night, is now clearly the team to beat in the eyes of almost anyone with a knowledge of the AFL, after it dismantled the Sydney Swans by 89 points on Saturday night. The Swans matched the Hawks in many statistical areas in the match, but Hawthorn's clinical use of the ball in the forward line saw it rack up a total of 23.8.146, leaving Sydney's 7.15.57 far behind. 

Ben McEvoy got the first goal of the match for the Hawks at the two-minute mark, after which Sydney attacked for a return of two behinds. The tone of the match was set after the 10-minute mark with Hawthorn piling on five goals in 12 minutes, three to Jack Gunston and one each to David Hale and Jarryd Roughead. The Swans stemmed Hawthorn's flow after that but could not make any impact on the scoreboard themselves and it was 37-2 Hawthorn's way at quarter time. 

Sydney matched it with Hawthorn in general play in the first half of the second quarter but couldn't translate that onto the scoreboard. The Hawks got the only major in that period, via Issac Smith and led by 42 points at the 17-minute mark. But then Lance Franklin burst onto the scene to bring the match to life. 'Buddy' kicked three goal in the space of three minutes and when Jarrad McVeigh added another several minutes later, the Swans were suddenly within 18 points and with all the momentum. They would have been keen to take that momentum into half time but late goals to Angus Litherland and Cyril Rioli swung it back the other way and Hawthorn went into the long break five goals clear. 

When the third quarter began it was as though Sydney's burst had never existed. The Hawks regained total control and goals to Rioli and Roughead had them back out to a 42-point lead after 10 minutes. The Swans fought back to an extent with two of the next three goals but the last five of the quarter went Hawthorn's way and the Hawks' lead at the last change of ends was a massive 55 points. 

The reigning premiers did not let up in the last term, with Gunston, Luke Breust, Roughead and Matt Suckling kicking majors in the first 10 minutes. Josh Kennedy gave the Swans brief respite with a goal at the 16-minute mark but Hawthorn closed out the match with goals to Breust, Roughead and McEvoy to record a crushing victory and continue its push towards a top-two place. 

Luke Hodge (30 possessions and eight marks) and Rioli (eight tackles, three goals) were outstanding for the winners while Kennedy (30 disposals, nine tackles) and Adam Goodes (23 touches and six marks) were good contributors all night for Sydney.

Hawthorn will be odds-on favourite to make short work of Carlton at Docklands next Friday night while the Swans have another touch encounter coming up against second-placed West Coast at Subiaco on Sunday.  

GOALS
Sydney: Franklin 3; McVeigh, Parker, K. Jack, Kennedy
Hawthorn: Roughead 5; Gunston 4; Rioli 3; Breust, McEvoy 2; Hale, Smith, Litherland, Schoenmakers, Shiels, Puopolo, Suckling

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Sydney: Goodes, Kennedy, Hannebery, Franklin
Hawthorn: Hodge, Birchall, Rioli, Roughead, Smith, Mitchell, Lewis

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Sydney: Kennedy, Parker, Hannebery, Goodes, Jetta, McVeigh
Hawthorn: Rioli, Birchall, Hodge, Roughead, Mitchell, Gunston

INJURIES
Sydney: Craig Bird (calf/achilles), Tippett (hand)
Hawthorn: Bradley Hill (corked calf) replaced in selected side by Angus Litherland

SUBSTITUTES
Sydney: Zak Jones replaced Craig Bird in the second quarter
Hawthorn: Billy Hartung replaced David Hale in the last quarter

REPORTS: Ted Richards for striking Sam Mitchell in the first quarter

UMPIRES: Stevic, Hosking, Pannell

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Seven Network

COMMENTATORS: Brian Taylor, Luke Darcy, Matthew Richardson, Cameron Ling

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Footnotes

Video sourced from YouTube, courtesy of the AFL.

Match stats

Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Bird, Craig 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 26y 178d 137 56
7 Cunningham, Harry 7 3 8 15 0 1 0 5 1 0 21y 224d 43 24
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 11 3 2 13 3 2 0 3 2 3 28y 169d 218 701
37 Goodes, Adam 17 6 6 23 0 1 0 5 1 0 35y 191d 364 453
39 Grundy, Heath 10 5 9 19 0 0 0 3 1 3 29y 46d 178 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 11 2 21 32 0 1 0 2 0 0 24y 144d 135 63
33 Jack, Brandon 11 5 7 18 0 1 0 3 1 1 21y 54d 19 10
15 Jack, Kieren 11 4 11 22 1 2 0 6 1 2 28y 20d 178 129
32 Jetta, Lewis 15 3 6 21 0 0 0 2 0 1 26y 75d 118 93
10 Jones, Zak 3 1 6 9 0 0 0 3 0 2 20y 125d 8 1
12 Kennedy, Josh 14 2 16 30 1 0 0 9 1 5 27y 28d 149 87
44 Lloyd, Jake 7 3 12 19 0 1 0 1 0 0 21y 301d 35 10
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 9 4 13 22 1 2 0 7 1 1 30y 102d 258 179
6 Mitchell, Tom 10 3 13 23 0 0 0 6 1 1 22y 48d 31 18
13 Nankervis, Toby 4 1 7 11 0 0 13 5 0 1 20y 340d 2 1
26 Parker, Luke 9 3 17 26 1 0 3 2 2 1 22y 266d 97 75
24 Rampe, Dane 12 7 5 17 0 0 0 1 0 1 25y 46d 63 4
20 Reid, Sam 6 6 8 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 23y 203d 90 84
25 Richards, Ted 1 2 9 10 0 0 0 1 1 2 32y 188d 245 32
2 Shaw, Rhyce 15 7 9 24 0 0 0 3 2 0 33y 275d 228 43
40 Smith, Nick 13 6 7 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 27y 36d 135 9
8 Tippett, Kurt 4 0 4 8 0 0 23 1 3 0 28y 71d 144 282
  Rushed   4  
  Totals 202 78 196 398 7 15 39 71 18 25 26y 76d 2875 2377
Hawthorn Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
14 Birchall, Grant 19 9 8 27 0 0 0 1 0 1 27y 171d 205 28
22 Breust, Luke 6 3 13 19 2 0 1 1 1 1 24y 249d 106 208
9 Burgoyne, Shaun 6 2 6 12 0 0 0 6 1 1 32y 270d 284 238
31 Dewar, Angus 12 4 5 17 1 0 0 0 0 1 22y 279d 17 1
6 Gibson, Josh 15 12 5 20 0 0 0 0 0 1 31y 127d 179 2
19 Gunston, Jack 12 8 6 18 4 1 0 3 1 0 23y 275d 94 194
20 Hale, David 3 0 5 8 1 0 16 3 2 3 31y 57d 228 213
40 Hartung, Billy 6 1 2 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 20y 175d 19 10
15 Hodge, Luke 20 8 10 30 0 1 1 7 2 1 31y 33d 262 177
17 Lake, Brian 9 3 5 14 0 0 0 4 3 1 33y 141d 241 34
3 Lewis, Jordan 14 6 8 22 0 0 3 5 2 1 29y 85d 229 127
7 McEvoy, Ben 6 8 9 15 2 0 27 5 0 1 26y 7d 112 40
5 Mitchell, Sam 11 2 17 28 0 0 0 1 3 1 32y 279d 275 67
28 Puopolo, Paul 7 2 8 15 1 2 0 6 1 1 27y 228d 101 88
33 Rioli, Cyril 12 6 8 20 3 1 0 8 0 0 26y 4d 147 201
2 Roughead, Jarryd 11 7 5 16 5 2 1 0 2 0 28y 176d 220 470
25 Schoenmakers, Ryan 8 3 6 14 1 0 0 1 1 1 24y 252d 88 21
26 Shiels, Liam 6 3 11 17 1 0 0 7 1 1 24y 80d 114 38
16 Smith, Isaac 14 4 7 21 1 1 0 4 1 0 26y 200d 100 93
27 Spangher, Matt 6 4 4 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 28y 86d 54 13
24 Stratton, Ben 4 0 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 26y 139d 107 1
4 Suckling, Matt 14 0 7 21 1 0 0 2 2 0 26y 358d 92 43
  Totals 221 95 160 381 23 8 49 65 25 18 27y 200d 3274 2307

Match highlights

Dan Hannebery had 21 handballs for Sydney vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Isaac Smith played his 100th V/AFL game: Hawthorn vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Cyril Rioli kicked his 200th career V/AFL goal: Hawthorn vs. Sydney (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)
Lance 'Buddy' Franklin kicked his 700th career V/AFL goal: Sydney vs. Hawthorn (AFL, Premiership Season, R16)

Footnotes

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