North Melbourne Kangaroos vs Sydney Swans highlights: AFL live scores, blog

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    North Melbourne vs. Sydney Swans

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away May 14, 2017
    North Melbourne 78, Sydney Swans 120
    North Melbourne Sydney Swans
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13321   5232
    Q27547   11773
    Q38856   15999
    Q4111278   1812120

    Match result:

    The Sydney Swans are back in action, taking their second win in a row with a 42-point smashing of North Melbourne.

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    Final score
    North Melbourne Kangaroos 11.12.78
    Sydney Swans 18.12.120

    Match preview:

    North Melbourne Kangaroos will host the Sydney Swans with both coming into this game off a win in what should be an entertaining match under the roof of Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for commentary and live scores from 4:40pm AEST.

    These sides have struggled this year, but in recent times have shown the form that had them in the finals last season.

    The Kangaroos surprised many with a ten-goal opening quarter blitz against the premiership favourites in Adelaide last week, however the man who did much of the damage in Jarrad Waite will be missing this week through suspension.

    For the Swans they got their first win of the season against a hapless Brisbane side who still have more down weeks than up weeks.

    Sydney were able to get some form into their key players, and if they are going to feature in September this year they need to continue that form this week.

    The midfield battle in this game will be one that should interest the mutual pundits in this game with Ben Cunnington, Jack Ziebell and Shaun Higgins looking to lead the way against the Swans midfield of Josh Kennedy, Dan Hannebery and Luke Parker.

    The last time these two sides met it was Sydney who came away with a narrow nine-point win in Tasmania, and recent history has the Swans winning four of their last five against the Kangaroos, with their most recent match against each other in Melbourne a win for Sydney in 2016.

    Despite their slow start the Kangaroos have been in most of the games they have played this season, and are averaging 95 points per game, kicking 100-plus points in the last two games. Last week was the first week the Swans have scored 100 points.

    For me this game comes down to which side can make the most of their power forwards. We know how good Lance Franklin is, but the Kangaroos have a tall in Ben Brown who is perhaps underrated from a mutual stand point, if he can boot a couple for North today they will be well on their way to winning this game.

    Prediction
    The Swans hit some form this week and despite the Kangaroos good recent form the Swans should have too much class here.

    Swans by 10.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    3' BEHIND - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    6' BEHIND - Nathan Hrovat (North Melbourne)
    8' BEHIND - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    11' GOAL - Zak Jones (Sydney Swans)
    13' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    19' BEHIND - George Hewett (Sydney Swans)
    21' GOAL - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    23' GOAL - Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Nathan Hrovat (North Melbourne)
    27' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    28' GOAL - Dan Hannebery (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 2
    2' GOAL - Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
    4' GOAL - Josh P. Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
    7' GOAL - Lachlan Hansen (North Melbourne)
    9' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    13' GOAL - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    15' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    17' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    19' BEHIND - Sam Gibson (North Melbourne)
    19' GOAL - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    20' GOAL - Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney Swans)
    22' GOAL - Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney Swans)
    24' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    25' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    27' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    28' BEHIND - Ryan Clarke (North Melbourne)
    32' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    34' BEHIND - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Sam Reid (Sydney Swans)
    5' BEHIND - Jake Lloyd (Sydney Swans)
    7' GOAL - Dan Hannebery (Sydney Swans)
    9' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    16' BEHIND - Jack Ziebell (North Melbourne)
    17' GOAL - Kayne Turner (North Melbourne)
    23' BEHIND - Trent Dumont (North Melbourne)
    25' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (North Melbourne)
    28' GOAL - George Hewett (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 4
    4' GOAL - Ben Cunnington (North Melbourne)
    6' BEHIND - Sam Durdin (North Melbourne)
    7' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    9' GOAL - Ben Brown (North Melbourne)
    11' BEHIND - Harry Marsh (Sydney Swans)
    12' GOAL - Jed Anderson (North Melbourne)
    15' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    19' BEHIND - Shaun Atley (North Melbourne)
    19' BEHIND - Sam Gibson (North Melbourne)
    20' BEHIND - Shaun Higgins (North Melbourne)
    23' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    25' BEHIND - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    28' GOAL - Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)

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    • Roar Guru

      7:26pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:26pm | ! Report

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      Full Time

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 18.12.120

      The Swans were strong today and have found form against a side who last week put 10 goals in the first quarter against the Premiership favourites, more importantly they did it without Lance Franklin kicking a bag. Josh Kennedy (37 disposals) was fantastic early, white Nic Newman who was the late inclusion was also fantastic with 35 touches.

      In the end the Kangaroos were brave but they couldn’t match it with the Swans, it’s Sydney 18.12.120 defeating North Melbourne 11.12.78. That’s all from me, I hope you have a good Sunday arvo.

    • 7:24pm
      Swannies said | 7:24pm | ! Report

      Swans took their foot off the accelerator in the final quarter but still managed a comfortable win. That sums up how bad North are without Waite.

      • 6:29am
        Perry Bridge said | 6:29am | ! Report

        North were a bit listless from the very start.

        Turner was great with his endeavour, pressure and tackling – but a lot of the others seemed a bit at sea.

        Can happen – the mental let down after such a big game/win as last week.

        The Swans largely controlled the game and played it on their terms – were playing keep things off for a lot of it – and the disposals tell that tale.

        Ben Brown – was he right? With no Waite I really felt we were one short up forward. Had no physical presence – need Majak Daw for that as he isn’t pushed around quite so easily.

    • Roar Guru

      7:20pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:20pm | ! Report

      Full Time

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 18.12.120

      Disposal Winners

      Kangaroos – 28 Cunnington, 26 Gibson, Ziebell 22, Higgins 21

      Swans – Kennedy 37, Parker 36, Newman 35, 33 Hanneberry

      Goal Kickers

      Kangaroos – 2 Brown, 2 Turner, 2 Goldstein, Cunnington, Hrovat, Cunnington, Anderson, Higgins

      Swans – 3 Reid, 2 McVeigh, 2 Hanneberry, 2 Papley, 2 Heeney, 2 Hanneberry, Jones, Hayward, Kennedy, Hewett, Franklin

    • Roar Guru

      7:14pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:14pm | ! Report

      Full Time

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 18.12.120

      Wood drops a chest mark which sums up his day, it’s the Swans with a comprehensive seven goal win!

    • Roar Guru

      7:11pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:11pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 1:16 Remaining

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 18.12.120

      Hanneberry takes a mark out wide, he sends it forward, it stays in play, Mills keeps it in, sends it towards Hayward who gathers and snaps truly.

    • Roar Guru

      7:08pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:08pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 3:58 Remaining

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 17.12.114

      Wood gets Grundy cold dropping the ball but he isn’t rewarded, the Swans now move it through Heeney who has a few bounces, he sends it to half forward and Parker hits the post.

    • Roar Guru

      7:06pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:06pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 5:32 Remaining

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 17.11.113

      Heeney down forward takes a strong mark but he doesn’t strike it well at all and it’s bounced before it goes through for a behind.

    • Roar Guru

      7:04pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:04pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 7:10 Remaining

      Kangaroos 11.12.78 vs Swans 17.10.112

      Anderson now gives to Higgins and he hits the post, they are just peppering the goals now.

    • Roar Guru

      7:03pm
      Brent Ford said | 7:03pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 7:57 Remaining

      Kangaroos 11.11.77 vs Swans 17.10.112

      Now a shot goes across the other side from the Roos, just blowing a few chances here.

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