Sydney Swans vs Essendon Bombers Highlights: AFL Finals live scores, blog

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    Sydney Swans vs. Essendon

    SCG
    AFL Finals September 9, 2017
    Sydney Swans 121, Essendon 56
    Sydney Swans Essendon
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q13220   139
    Q213583   3422
    Q3175107   5838
    Q4197121   8856

    Match result:

    The Essendon Bombers conducted bold and controversial research into the field of being uncompetitive in finals on Saturday afternoon at the SCG, and the results while emphatic will not be well received by their fans.

    The Bombers were simply blown away by a strong and superior Sydney Swans side that kicked ten goals in the second quarter to take the game away from the visitors before half time.

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    Final score
    Sydney Swans 19.7.121
    Essendon Bombers 8.8.56

    Match preview:

    The Sydney Swans are beginning what could be a very memorable finals campaign for the club, but before any of that they must overcome their first hurdle, the Essendon Bombers.

    Join The Roar for score updates and a blog of the second elimination final on Saturday afternoon, live from the SCG, starting from 4:20pm AEST.

    Sydney have made some bold calls ahead of this match, dropping Kurt Tippet and Will Hayward, as well as Harry Cunningham, in order to bring back a strong trio of Dane Rampe, Tom Papley and Sam Naismith.

    Essendon have dropped Heath Hocking and Jayden Laverde from their side, and replaced them with a gun player at either end – Orazio Fantasia and Michael Hurley.

    However, the Bombers haven’t been able to get back in Cale Hooker, which means Joe Daniher may find himself as the lone tall target in the forward line, unless James Stewart rises to the occasion.

    Prediction
    This match features two teams that I’ve given a serious thumbs up to at different points in the season.

    At the start of the year I said the Bombers would surprise us all and play finals. I don’t mean to harp on about it, but it’s like the one pre-season prediction I actually got right, so there.

    After their Round 17 win, I declared the Sydney Swans my new premiership favourites. They’re just one of a few good teams in the mix, but I’m still leaning towards them as the side most capable of going all the way.

    So which of two makes the cut this time around? The Dons are dangerous, but the Swans can go further, and they’re less likely to be satisfied just with having made it this far.

    Sydney Swans to win by 24.

    Join The Roar for score updates and a blog of the second elimination final between the Sydney Swans and the Essendon Bombers on Saturday afternoon, live from the SCG, starting from 4:20pm AEST.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    4' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    6' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    8' GOAL - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    10' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    12' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    15' BEHIND - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    24' GOAL - Kieren Jack (Sydney Swans)
    28' BEHIND - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    Quarter 2
    1' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    3' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    6' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    10' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    11' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    12' BEHIND - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    14' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    15' GOAL - Jake Lloyd (Sydney Swans)
    17' GOAL - Josh P. Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
    19' GOAL - Joshua Begley (Essendon)
    20' BEHIND - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    24' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    25' GOAL - David Myers (Essendon)
    27' BEHIND - Travis Colyer (Essendon)
    28' GOAL - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    30' GOAL - Josh P. Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    4' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    8' BEHIND - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    9' BEHIND - Travis Colyer (Essendon)
    12' GOAL - Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)
    13' BEHIND - David Zaharakis (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    18' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    26' GOAL - Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)
    31' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    Quarter 4
    3' BEHIND - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    6' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    13' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    14' GOAL - Dean Towers (Sydney Swans)
    16' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    19' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    27' GOAL - Joshua Begley (Essendon)

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