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  • Gold Coast Suns v Sydney Swans
  • Round 18 - 19:40 AEST, Jul 28, 2012
  • Metricon Stadium
  • 13° Fine and partly cloudy.
17th
3rd
  • Goals 8
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 54

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  • Goals 19
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 126

Veterans' day

Three battle-hardened Swans enjoy a day out

Match Videos

Gold Coast Suns

  • Q1
    2.1
    (13)
  • Q2
    5.2
    (32)
  • Q3
    7.4
    (46)
  • Q4
    8.6
    (54)
  • Q1
    6.3
    (39)
  • Q2
    8.7
    (55)
  • Q3
    16.9
    (105)
  • Q4
    19.12
    (126)

Sydney Swans

Stats

  • 401
  • 195
  • 206
  • 25
  • 40
  • 14
  • 26
  • 37
  • 7
  • 148
  • 61
  • 35
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 386
  • 218
  • 168
  • 20
  • 44
  • 12
  • 32
  • 55
  • 13
  • 151
  • 73
  • 49
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 27:10

    The Sydney Swans have come to the Gold Coast and done what they had to. In the end a 72 point victory takes them back to the top of the ladder.

  • Q4 27:00

    GOAL SWANSThe match starts and finishes in the same way - with a Lewis Roberts-Thomson goal. He marks 40 metres out and kicks it after the siren. He finishes with 4 goals. Swans by 72.

  • Q4 25:00

    Ablett has just knocked up his 40th possession. Not a bad night's work by the champion.

  • Q4 24:00

    Just going through the motions with the clock winding down at Metricon Stadium.

  • Q4 20:50

    BEHIND SUNSAblett kicks it around his body and it just manages to sneak in for a behind.

  • Q4 18:30

    Goodes cops a corkie to the back of the knee and he goes off the ground in the hands of the trainer. That may be the end of his night with the game safely in hand for the Swans.

  • Q4 15:50

    BEHIND SWANSDennis-Lane marks it out the back, but his shot at goal stays low and flat and generally disappoints.

  • Q4 14:30

    BEHIND SWANSO'Keefe marks 40 metres out but his 33rd possession can only register a behind.

  • Q4 12:00

    GOAL SWANSMcVeigh uses his body to edge out his opponents deep in the pocket. He plays on and snaps it through for a goal.

  • Q4 09:30

    The Swans will move back to the top of the ladder with this win.

  • Q4 07:00

    BEHIND SUNSWeller is paid the free kick after Grundy kicks it out on the full. Weller's kick from the boundary is touched on the line.

  • Q4 04:30

    GOAL SUNSSome good link up play by the Suns with Bennell spotting up Matera. From 40 metres out Matera goes back and kicks his third.

  • Q4 02:50

    GOAL SWANSBrilliant piece of vision and execution from McVeigh spotting Roberts-Thomson from the corner of his eye. LRT converts and the Swans are 66 points ahead.

  • Q4 01:00

    BEHIND SUNSHarbrow soccers it through for a rushed behind.

  • Q4 00:01

    The final quarter is underway.

  • Q3 32:10

    At three quarter time this match is shot to pieces with only interest in the final winning margin for percentage purposes.

  • Q3 30:00

    BEHIND SUNSMatera's long range shot at goal is a floater but it floats to the wrong side of the big stick.

  • Q3 28:30

    After looking to be underwhelming in the early part of the third quarter the Swans have pressed the power button and have finished this match as a contest.

  • Q3 27:30

    GOAL SWANSGoodes is nudged out in the marking contest. He looks up at the umpire and he blows his whistle. Goodes plays his part and the Swans have a ten goal lead.

  • Q3 25:40

    GOAL SWANSGoodes takes it out on his chest from Hannebery and slams it through for goal number 2. Swans lead by 54 points.

  • Q3 24:50

    BEHIND SWANSMcGlynn tries to get one over Ablett but his shot misses to the right.

  • Q3 21:20

    GOAL SUNSPatrick bursts through the middle and kicks to the lead of Matera who marks. Brandon Matera is a very good kick and this is absolutely no exception from 50 metres out.

  • Q3 19:00

    BEHIND SUNSSmith marks and handballs to Bennell who kicks along the boundary and misses to the right.

  • Q3 15:00

    GOAL SWANSDennis-Lane draws an opponent then handballs over the top to Goodes who runs in and kicks it 37 rows back. Swans lead by 48.

  • Q3 14:30

    GOAL SWANSSydney wins yet another clearance with Kennedy running inside 50 and splitting the middle. Swans getting a hold of this contest.

  • Q3 12:50

    GOAL SWANSBird handballs over to Dennis-Lane who kicks it around his body to give the Swans consecutive goals.

  • Q3 10:30

    Both substitutes are on the field with Liam Patrick coming on for David Swallow.

  • Q3 08:50

    GOAL SWANSMcVeigh is unable to take the mark in the forward pocket. Is it a bird? Yes! It's Craig Bird. He takes the crumbs, turns and snaps it through for a beauty!

  • Q3 05:20

    GOAL SUNSFrom the centre clearance Ablett applies the tackle then wins the footy. He gets it on to Brown who runs to the edge of the 50 and kicks a long goal.

  • Q3 03:45

    GOAL SWANSJack cops a high one in going for the ball and he bangs it home from 45 metres out with the resulting free kick.

  • Q3 02:40

    BEHIND SWANSMcVeigh with a quick kick through traffic but it's only a behind.

  • Q3 00:01

    The third quarter is underway.

  • Q2 28:50

    The siren sounds for halftime with the Swans holding a 23 point lead.

  • Q2 27:00

    BEHIND SWANSO'Keefe takes it quickly out of the pack and snaps, but it fades late to the right for a behind.

  • Q2 23:00

    Ablett has already had 23 disposals and we haven't even hit halftime. Will he raise the bat with another half century tonight? He is on target.

  • Q2 21:00

    BEHIND SWANSGoodes runs away from his opponent and gets to 45 metres out, but his shot misses to the left.

  • Q2 20:00

    BEHIND SWANSParker runs to the 50 and kicks long, but it bounces the wrong way for a minor score.

  • Q2 19:00

    GOAL SUNSLynch makes the contest but is unable to mark. Matera is there to rove and snap. The trumpet sound of the club song sounds and the crowd are happy.

  • Q2 15:00

    BEHIND SUNSDixon takes a very well contested mark inside 50. He lands awkwardly but is ok. His shot at goal is disappointing as it misses to the right.

  • Q2 13:40

    It's been an even second quarter with two goals apiece.

  • Q2 11:30

    GOAL SWANSGoodes has it across half forward. He could have easily kicked it himself but does the team thing and centres to Dennis-Lane who kicks it from 40 metres out.

  • Q2 08:40

    GOAL SUNSSmith is the victim of front on contact in the marking contest and is paidthe free kick accordingly. On the ground, he sticks his boot at the ball and rolls it through. All clear is given.

  • Q2 05:10

    GOAL SUNSLynch is the beneficiary of a free kick paid down the field with Ablett bumped after he kicked the ball. Stevie Johnson style, Lynch takes the sideward two steps and kicks it.

  • Q2 03:30

    GOAL SWANSBolton runs hard to the boundary where he marks. He plays on and snaps it through for his third goal.

  • Q2 02:40

    BEHIND SWANSBolton snaps from 40 metres out for his third but he hits the post.

  • Q2 00:01

    The second quarter is underway.

  • Q1 31:35

    The Swans lead by 26 points at quarter time.

  • Q1 31:30

    GOAL SUNSSmith gets to the front to take the mark and get the Suns back in it.

  • Q1 30:50

    GOAL SWANSJetta is involved in everything at the moment with anoher assist. He handballs to Jack who finishes from 50 metres out.

  • Q1 30:00

    BEHIND SWANSBolton marks 50 metres out but the shot is across the face.

  • Q1 27:00

    GOAL SWANSSwans get it out of the middle with the kick to Goodes spiling out the side. Bolton pounces on it and keeps it low and straight through the middle.

  • Q1 25:50

    GOAL SWANSAdam Goodes you are a superstar! He asserts his authority on the contest with a defence splitting handball that presents Roberts-Thomson with an opportunity he can't miss.

  • Q1 24:00

    Sydney have made their substitution with Sam Reid succumbing to injury. Craig Bird comes on much earlier than expected.

  • Q1 22:20

    BEHIND SWANSGoodes has the 50 to himself. He runs onto the ball but is tackled by Stanley. That won't stop him, he takes the shot and just misses.

  • Q1 19:50

    GOAL SWANSThe long kick is sent wide of the goals where Jetta runs hard to get onto it and take the mark. He kicks it under the man on the mark, but it's still good. Swans by 12.

  • Q1 16:00

    GOAL SWANSJetta kicks with the outside of his boot to Bolton who takes a chest mark. He goes back and splits the middle with a beautiful kick.

  • Q1 14:45

    BEHIND SUNSBrown has it deep in the pocket but his shot is across the face for a behind.

  • Q1 14:30

    Sam Reid is off the ground for treatment to a knee. He is being treated and a decision on the sub is yet to be made.

  • Q1 12:00

    The Suns are giving a good account of themselves, but need to score more.

  • Q1 10:00

    BEHIND SWANSLewis Roberts-Thomson fumbles at the crucial stage and it's taken through for a rushed behind.

  • Q1 06:00

    Patrick and Bird are the designated substitutes for tonight.

  • Q1 04:00

    GOAL SUNSAblett runs hard and fast to half forward where he out-manouvres his opponent with good use of the body to take the mark. The kick curls in to perfection and the Suns are level.

  • Q1 01:20

    GOAL SWANSHine tries to handball out of defence but it goes straight to LRT. He doesn't hesitate and turns his good fortune into a good goal.

  • Q1 00:01

    We are off and underway for one of tonight's two big AFL clashes.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to the Gold Coast for Sydney's visit.

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gary Ablett 24 19 43 2 0 5 3 9 1 1 155
2 Jared Brennan 9 12 21 3 3 3 0 7 0 0 94
3 Jarrod Harbrow 12 13 25 3 0 2 2 6 0 0 91
4 Harley Bennell 13 15 28 4 0 0 0 2 0 1 90
5 Trent McKenzie 13 12 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 85
6 Josh Caddy 9 7 16 7 2 0 1 6 0 0 85
7 Brandon Matera 14 4 18 3 0 1 2 1 3 1 77
8 Luke Russell 9 10 19 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 72
9 Matthew Warnock 12 5 17 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 71
10 Tom Lynch 9 8 17 6 1 1 1 1 1 0 70
11 Taylor Hine 10 16 26 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 70
12 Danny Stanley 6 15 21 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 66
13 Zac Smith 2 10 12 2 15 3 1 1 2 0 63
14 Dion Prestia 8 16 24 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 62
15 Charlie Dixon 7 5 12 5 11 1 2 2 0 1 61
16 Maverick Weller 4 12 16 2 0 0 0 4 0 0 58
17 Karmichael Hunt 3 11 14 2 3 1 3 6 0 0 56
18 Steven May 9 3 12 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 49
19 Campbell Brown 9 1 10 3 0 2 1 1 1 1 48
20 Matthew Shaw 7 5 12 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 43
21 Liam Patrick 4 3 7 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 28
22 David Swallow 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 22

Sydney Swans

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Ryan O'Keefe 15 21 36 3 0 4 1 8 0 2 131
2 Jude Bolton 12 11 23 7 0 1 0 7 3 2 128
3 Kieren Jack 20 9 29 5 0 3 1 5 2 0 125
4 Josh Kennedy 9 24 33 4 0 0 2 3 1 0 99
5 Jarrad McVeigh 18 6 24 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 96
6 Daniel Hannebery 12 9 21 8 0 0 2 3 1 0 90
7 Lewis Roberts-Thomson 8 4 12 3 2 0 1 6 4 0 88
8 Mike Pyke 4 5 9 2 47 2 0 2 0 0 85
9 Craig Bird 6 12 18 5 0 0 1 5 1 0 80
10 Adam Goodes 12 4 16 2 0 3 1 2 3 2 78
11 Rhyce Shaw 16 6 22 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 75
12 Heath Grundy 15 8 23 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 71
13 Lewis Jetta 7 9 16 3 0 1 0 3 1 0 67
14 Nick Smith 10 7 17 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 66
15 Trent Dennis-Lane 7 4 11 3 0 0 2 5 2 1 65
16 Ted Richards 9 5 14 7 0 0 1 2 0 0 63
17 Nick Malceski 12 3 15 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 60
18 Ben McGlynn 11 5 16 3 0 2 2 2 0 1 57
19 Luke Parker 5 7 12 1 0 0 2 5 0 1 47
20 Alex Johnson 6 4 10 4 0 1 2 2 0 0 41
21 Martin Mattner 4 3 7 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 29
22 Sam Reid 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8

Gold Coast Suns

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Gary Ablett 9 24 19 43 15 28 79 7 2 1 2 0 7 3 4 2 5 3 9 0 1 6 1 1 3 50 95 155
2 Jared Brennan 3 9 12 21 14 6 61 1 3 2 0 3 3 2 1 1 3 0 7 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 88 94
3 Jarrod Harbrow 5 12 13 25 11 14 80 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 2 6 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 96 91
4 Harley Bennell 11 13 15 28 8 20 67 4 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 3 4 0 1 1 0 84 90
5 Trent McKenzie 18 13 12 25 9 15 52 2 6 0 0 0 4 0 4 3 0 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 94 85
6 Josh Caddy 28 9 7 16 6 11 62 2 7 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 0 1 6 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 67 85
7 Brandon Matera 32 14 4 18 9 9 72 4 3 0 2 0 3 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 1 3 1 0 75 83 77
8 Luke Russell 8 9 10 19 4 15 78 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 79 72
9 Matthew Warnock 14 12 5 17 3 15 82 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 71
10 Tom Lynch 19 9 8 17 4 11 64 3 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 100 94 70
11 Taylor Hine 29 10 16 26 12 14 53 5 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 85 70
12 Danny Stanley 25 6 15 21 8 13 81 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 66
13 Zac Smith 2 2 10 12 7 5 91 1 2 1 1 15 3 1 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 100 89 63
14 Dion Prestia 41 8 16 24 11 13 58 6 0 0 0 0 6 1 5 1 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 67 62
15 Charlie Dixon 23 7 5 12 6 5 75 2 5 2 1 11 1 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 87 61
16 Maverick Weller 4 4 12 16 5 11 81 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 58
17 Karmichael Hunt 7 3 11 14 4 10 71 5 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 3 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 68 56
18 Steven May 45 9 3 12 2 10 83 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 49
19 Campbell Brown 30 9 1 10 5 5 80 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 4 0 4 1 1 1 50 84 48
20 Matthew Shaw 26 7 5 12 3 7 75 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 79 43
21 Liam Patrick 43 4 3 7 0 8 85 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 42 28
22 David Swallow 24 2 4 6 2 4 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 41 22

Sydney Swans

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Ryan O'Keefe 5 15 21 36 21 16 63 2 3 0 1 0 10 3 7 0 4 1 8 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 87 131
2 Jude Bolton 24 12 11 23 8 15 82 1 7 0 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 7 2 0 5 3 2 0 60 88 128
3 Kieren Jack 15 20 9 29 14 15 72 2 5 0 1 0 6 1 5 2 3 1 5 3 0 5 2 0 2 100 84 125
4 Josh Kennedy 12 9 24 33 21 12 75 2 4 1 0 0 9 3 6 0 0 2 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 100 90 99
5 Jarrad McVeigh 3 18 6 24 8 15 75 0 5 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 1 1 1 50 87 96
6 Daniel Hannebery 4 12 9 21 7 14 76 4 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 3 2 0 4 1 0 2 100 80 90
7 Lewis Roberts-Thomson 30 8 4 12 5 7 66 2 3 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 6 2 0 2 4 0 0 100 90 88
8 Mike Pyke 38 4 5 9 4 4 77 0 2 1 0 47 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 82 85
9 Craig Bird 14 6 12 18 9 9 83 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 0 4 1 0 1 100 61 80
10 Adam Goodes 37 12 4 16 4 10 68 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 2 2 3 2 2 60 87 78
11 Rhyce Shaw 2 16 6 22 5 13 63 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 2 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 86 75
12 Heath Grundy 39 15 8 23 7 14 82 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 2 0 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 100 71
13 Lewis Jetta 32 7 9 16 8 8 87 1 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 1 0 1 100 82 67
14 Nick Smith 40 10 7 17 4 13 76 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 97 66
15 Trent Dennis-Lane 8 7 4 11 3 8 72 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2 0 2 2 1 2 66 81 65
16 Ted Richards 25 9 5 14 4 9 71 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 100 63
17 Nick Malceski 9 12 3 15 3 11 86 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 76 60
18 Ben McGlynn 21 11 5 16 7 11 56 3 3 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 2 2 2 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 88 57
19 Luke Parker 26 5 7 12 5 8 66 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 2 5 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 74 47
20 Alex Johnson 34 6 4 10 2 9 90 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 41
21 Martin Mattner 29 4 3 7 2 5 71 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 29
22 Sam Reid 20 0 2 2 0 2 100 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8

Team Lineups

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Maverick Weller,
  • Steven May,
  • Charlie Dixon

HB

  • Danny Stanley,
  • Matthew Warnock,
  • Jarrod Harbrow

C

  • Taylor Hine,
  • Gary Ablett,
  • Josh Caddy

HF

  • Trent McKenzie,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Brandon Matera

F

  • Luke Russell,
  • Jarred Brennan,
  • Campbell Brown

Fol

  • Zac Smith,
  • Karmichael Hunt,
  • David Swallow

I/C

  • Harley Bennell,
  • Matt Shaw,
  • Dion Prestia

Sub

  • Liam Patrick

No Late Change

In

  • Steven May,
  • Danny Stanley,
  • Taylor Hine

Out

  • Michael Rischitelli (Knee),
  • Josh Hall (Omitted),
  • Sam Day (Rested)

Sydney Swans

B

  • Rhyce Shaw,
  • Heath Grundy,
  • Alex Johnson

HB

  • Nick Smith,
  • Ted Richards,
  • Marty Mattner

C

  • Adam Goodes,
  • Jude Bolton,
  • Lewis Jetta

HF

  • Dan Hannebery,
  • Sam Reid,
  • Ben McGlynn

F

  • Jarrad McVeigh,
  • Ryan O'Keefe,
  • Lewis Roberts-Thomson

Fol

  • Mike Pyke,
  • Josh P. Kennedy,
  • Kieren Jack

I/C

  • Trent Dennis-Lane,
  • Luke Parker,
  • Nick Malceski

Sub

  • Craig Bird

No Late Change

In

  • Trent Dennis-Lane,
  • Luke Parker

Out

  • Andrejs Everitt (Omitted),
  • Shane Mumford (Knee)

Last updated: 4:43pm Wednesday, October 10, 2012