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Greater Western Sydney vs Sydney

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Round: 17   Venue: Sydney Showground   Date: Sat, 15-07-2017 7:25 pm   Crowd: 21,924  
Greater Western Sydney 2.4.165.6.368.8.5612.11.83 C:  Leon Cameron
Sydney 4.4.287.5.4710.9.6914.12.96 C:  John Longmire
  SYD by 12SYD by 11SYD by 13SYD by 13  
Weather
min temp  8.6°C      max temp  19.0°C
rainfall  0mm    humidity  79%    air pressure  1020.7mb
wind speed 2km/h      wind direction  N
Brownlow Medal 3 Lance 'Buddy' Franklin (SYD)2 Josh Kennedy (SYD)1 Dylan Shiel (GWS)

Match Report

The Sydney Swans' incredible climb up the ladder continues unabated, after they defeated GWS in the 13th Sydney Derby in front of a record Sydney Showground crowd on Saturday night. 21,924 fans watched the Swans kick two late first-quarter goals to set up a lead which they protected for the rest of the night, eventually finishing 13 points clear of the Giants. The win saw Sydney move up to sixth on the ladder, a remarkable achievement given it lost the first six matches of these season, and saw GWS slip out of the top two. 

Going into the match as favourites the Giants made the early running with a goal to small forward Toby Greene after a diving mark at the five-minute mark, but the Swans levelled the scores eight minutes later when a defensive turnover from GWS saw Jake Lloyd kick their first goal. Greene's second major saw the Giants regain the lead but a great smother and goal from Swan Tom Papley had scores level again going into time on. Sydney followed up with late goals to Josh Kennedy and Daniel Robinson and took a two-goal lead into the first break. 

Defence was the order of the day in the early part of the second term, the first 10  minutes producing only two scoring shots, a point to Josh Kelly and a goal to Jonathon Patton which brought the Giants within five points. Luke Parker relieved the pressure for the Swans with a mark and goal at the 12-minute mark and then Sydney broke away in time on with two majors to Lance Franklin, the second a beautiful goal from outside 50. That took the Swans' lead out to 23 points but late goals to Tom Scully and Kelly had GWS back within 11 at the half.

Sydney came out strongly in the third term but its reward was only minor at first with three behinds going the Swans way before Kieran Jack pounced on a loose ball to goal and extend their lead to 20 points. A turnover from Nick Smith saw Patton mark and kick his second goal, cutting GWS's deficit to 13 points and from there the sides went goal for goal until the three-quarter time siren the margin still 13 at the final end-change.

A nice snapped goal from Steve Johnson gave the Giants a perfect start to the final term, with Patton having a follow-up shot for goal that bounced the wrong side of the post, cutting the margin to just six points at the four-minute mark. A thrilling finish looked on the cards but 'that man' Franklin produced another moment of 'Buddy' magic with a brilliant goal from the boundary fro outside 50. Papley followed up with a mark and goal several minutes later and the Swans' lead was out to 19 points. The Giants pulled one back through Shane Mumford but the sides from there again went goal-for-goal as they had done late in the third quarter, and ultimately Sydney prevailed by 13 points.

Franklin's four goals and eight marks were crucial to the win, while Dan Hannebery (nine tackles and 22 disposals) was also a key contributor for the Swans. For GWS, Josh Kelly (27 disposals, two goals), skipper Callan Ward (32 possessions) and Dylan Shiel (32 touches and six marks) were prominent. 

Having now won nine of ten matches since their 0-6 start to the season, the Swans will look to make it ten from eleven at the SCG on Saturday when they host St Kilda, a side they defeated easily in Round 9. The Giants are in a bit of a rut, having won only one of their past five matches (albeit drawing two of them) and they will be hoping to turn things around against Richmond (fifth, 10 wins) at the MCG on Sunday. 

GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: Greene, Patton, Kelly, Johnson, Mumford 2; Scully, Smith
Sydney: Franklin 4; Papley 2; Lloyd, Smith, Kennedy, Robinson, Parker, K.Jack, Hannebery, Jones

BEST - AFL.COM.AU
Greater Western Sydney: Kelly, Ward, Shiel, Mumford, Greene, Whitfield
Sydney: Franklin, Jones, Parker, Kennedy, McVeigh, Hannebery

BEST - THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Greater Western Sydney: Ward, Kelly, Scully, Patton, Shiel
Sydney: Franklin, Jack, Kennedy, Hannebery, Jones, Parker

INJURIES
Greater Western Sydney: Cameron (hamstring) replaced in selected side by Mzungu, de Boer (concussion)
Sydney: Nil

UMPIRES: Dalgleish, Harris, Pannell

TELEVISION BROADCAST: Fox Footy

COMMENTATORS: Anthony Hudson, Dermott Brereton, Paul Roos, Ben Dixon

Source

Match Report by Andrew Gigacz

Match stats

Greater Western Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
35 Corr, Aidan 3 3 4 7 0 0 0 4 0 2 23y 59d 50 1
1 Davis, Phil 3 2 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 5 26y 319d 112 6
24 de Boer, Matt 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 27y 127d 146 51
4 Greene, Toby 11 5 6 17 2 1 0 4 2 2 23y 293d 110 110
19 Haynes, Nick 14 6 5 19 0 0 0 2 0 1 25y 58d 72 6
17 Johnson, Steve 7 3 6 13 2 0 0 5 1 3 34y 11d 287 508
22 Kelly, Josh 20 3 7 27 2 2 0 4 0 1 22y 153d 75 44
15 Kennedy, Matthew 2 0 13 15 0 0 0 7 0 0 20y 100d 15 5
37 Lobb, Rory 10 8 0 10 0 0 14 0 1 0 24y 156d 47 50
41 Mumford, Shane 4 0 8 12 2 0 37 9 5 2 31y 10d 167 50
25 Mzungu, Tendai 4 1 5 9 0 1 0 1 2 0 31y 137d 105 55
12 Patton, Jonathon 11 7 7 18 2 2 0 1 1 0 24y 56d 69 108
36 Perryman, Harry 13 5 7 20 0 0 0 6 3 2 18y 208d 6 1
9 Scully, Tom 14 2 14 28 1 1 0 3 0 1 26y 61d 142 68
23 Shaw, Heath 18 3 5 23 0 0 0 1 1 2 31y 230d 253 39
5 Shiel, Dylan 15 6 17 32 0 1 0 5 0 0 24y 128d 103 55
10 Smith, Devon 7 2 8 15 1 0 0 5 1 1 24y 56d 104 97
20 Tomlinson, Adam 12 6 3 15 0 0 0 1 1 1 23y 339d 83 19
8 Ward, Callan 11 1 21 32 0 0 0 2 1 1 27y 96d 183 91
6 Whitfield, Lachie 11 2 12 23 0 0 0 7 2 0 22y 362d 81 38
29 Williams, Zac 13 3 12 25 0 0 0 3 1 2 22y 298d 67 20
16 Wilson, Nathan 6 1 2 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 24y 189d 68 15
  Rushed   3  
  Totals 209 69 168 377 12 11 51 74 24 27 25y 173d 2345 1437
Sydney Match Stats Career
# Player K M H D G B HO T FF FA Age Games G
23 Franklin, Lance 'Buddy' 16 8 2 18 4 4 0 0 3 2 30y 166d 263 834
39 Grundy, Heath 8 2 1 9 0 0 0 2 1 2 31y 43d 229 23
4 Hannebery, Dan 11 6 11 22 1 0 0 9 3 2 26y 141d 186 92
5 Heeney, Isaac 11 5 7 18 0 1 0 7 1 1 21y 71d 50 54
29 Hewett, George 4 0 10 14 0 0 0 4 1 1 21y 198d 40 24
15 Jack, Kieren 12 3 10 22 1 0 0 11 3 2 30y 17d 221 150
10 Jones, Zak 17 5 4 21 1 1 0 3 0 1 22y 122d 46 12
12 Kennedy, Josh 13 0 15 28 1 0 0 5 0 1 29y 25d 198 126
44 Lloyd, Jake 15 4 7 22 1 0 0 2 0 1 23y 298d 85 22
3 McVeigh, Jarrad 13 2 8 21 0 0 0 3 2 0 32y 99d 292 194
43 Melican, Lewis 7 3 4 11 0 0 0 2 0 0 20y 253d 11 1
14 Mills, Callum 12 4 2 14 0 0 0 3 0 1 20y 104d 38 1
35 Naismith, Sam 2 0 7 9 0 0 45 2 1 2 24y 364d 24 3
28 Newman, Nic 9 3 7 16 0 1 0 4 1 0 24y 181d 13 5
41 Papley, Tom 9 1 1 10 3 0 0 8 2 0 21y 2d 33 48
26 Parker, Luke 7 5 15 22 1 0 0 3 1 2 24y 263d 143 113
24 Rampe, Dane 6 4 11 17 0 0 0 2 1 3 27y 43d 107 6
20 Reid, Sam 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 25y 200d 114 116
27 Robinson, Dan 4 2 8 12 1 0 0 8 2 2 23y 12d 14 5
16 Rohan, Gary 7 5 2 9 0 2 0 2 2 0 26y 38d 88 77
40 Smith, Nick 7 2 6 13 0 0 0 5 1 1 29y 33d 183 10
22 Towers, Dean 9 2 7 16 0 0 2 1 1 0 27y 72d 41 22
  Rushed   2  
  Totals 201 68 146 347 14 12 47 87 27 24 25y 208d 2419 1938

Footnotes

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