GWS Giants vs Carlton vs Sydney Swans: 2013 NAB Cup live scores, blog

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    GWS Giants vs. Sydney

    Blacktown ISP
    2013 NAB Cup February 25, 2013
    GWS Giants won by 24 points
    GWS Giants Sydney
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q1000   000
    Q24731   1015
    Q34731   1015
    Q471052   3128

    The 2013 NAB Cup continues this afternoon when GWS Giants, Carlton and reigning AFL premiers Sydney Swans clash in Western Sydney, marking the return of master coach Michael Malthouse. We’ll have live scores from 4.40pm AEDT and blog from 6.50pm AEDT.

    Considering the circumstances in which the three-time premiership coach left Collingwood, it came as a surprise to virtually nobody that Malthouse would return to the coaching hot seat in 2013.

    Already the AFL world has its focus squarely upon Sunday April 7, when Malthouse will lead Carlton against arch-rival Collingwood, where he coached for over a decade.

    But before that, the Blues head north to Sydney to meet the Giants and Swans in their first competitive hit-out of the season in the NAB Cup, where Malthouse will be pitted first-up against another of the game’s legends Kevin Sheedy.

    As the Giants’ inaugural coach Sheedy has fulfilled his off-field role in spruiking the AFL in rugby league heartland, but he must now begin to get results on the field.

    Sheedy serves his final year of a three-year contract before handing the reins to Leon Cameron is 2014, and he’ll be hoping to see the Giants improve on their 2012 win-loss record of 2-20.

    The Giants will this afternoon unveil their prized number one pick of the 2012 AFL draft, 18-year-old midfielder Lachie Whitfield, as well as fellow draftees Jono O’Rourke and Lachie Plowman.

    Skipper Callan Ward will miss the game due to injury, as will Chad Cornes and Dom Tyson, but the Giants are expected to name a strong 22 in an attempt to get 2013 underway with a winning start.

    Fresh off the triumph of the 2012 AFL Grand Final win over Hawthorn, the Swans are expected to take longer to get in their stride in 2013 due to a later pre-season than most.

    An AFL suspension rules Kurt Tippett out of the game, Shane Mumford is still several weeks away due to injury, and John Longmire has named eight draftees for this afternoon.

    Dean Towers, Harry Marsh, Tim Membrey and Matthew Dick are all named to make their AFL debut, but attention will be focused on two particular young players.

    Brandon Jack and Xavier Richards, brothers of stars Kieran and Ted respectively, will start alongside their older siblings, who have also been named to play.

    Both the Giants and Blues come into 2013 with something to prove after disappointing 2012 seasons, and with a longer pre-season should provide a strong contest for the Swans this afternoon.

    We’ll have live scores from first bounce at 4.40pm AEDT before covering all the action from the Giants-Swans derby at 6.50pm AEDT.

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    Quarter 2
    4' BEHIND - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    6' GOAL - Mark Whiley (GWS Giants)
    7' BEHIND - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    10' BEHIND - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    12' BEHIND - Nathan Wilson (GWS Giants)
    12' GOAL - Gerald Ugle (GWS Giants)
    13' GOAL - Ryan O'Keefe (Sydney)
    15' BEHIND - Rhys Palmer (GWS Giants)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    20' BEHIND - Jonathan Giles (GWS Giants)
    20' GOAL - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    23' SUPER GOAL - Jesse White (Sydney)
    23' GOAL - Jeremy Cameron (GWS Giants)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Gerald Ugle (GWS Giants)
    4' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney)
    6' GOAL - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
    13' GOAL - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    14' BEHIND - Jonathon Patton (GWS Giants)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (GWS Giants)
    19' GOAL - Dean Towers (Sydney)
    20' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Sydney)
    21' GOAL - Toby Greene (GWS Giants)
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      mds1970 said | 10:02pm | ! Report

      Of course pre-season form can be deceptive and doesn’t mean all that much. Sydney won’t be slashing their wrists over their performance – they’ve never really done well in the NAB Cup, but it doesn’t hurt them when the real stuff starts.
      But for GWS, it was important that they make a statement that they won’t be easy pickings this year. They were unlucky to lose to Carlton, and then did it easily against Sydney; so I thought they achieved that. At this stage of the club’s development, every win is to be celebrated – and the first win against the Swans is one to remember.

      Was an enjoyable evening, although I have no voice and am as wet as a drowned rat.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:57pm | ! Report

      That will be it for NAB Cup action for the evening, and for the round. We revert back to regular NAB Cup fixtures next weekend, beginning with Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn at Etihad on Friday night.

      Thanks for reading, enjoy what is left of the weekend.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:55pm | ! Report


      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans


      GWS Giants: Nil
      Sydney Swans: White


      GWS Giants: Patton 2, Greene 2, Cameron, Ugle, Whiley
      Sydney Swans: Lamb, Towers, O’Keefe

      Nice win there for the Giants in difficult conditions. They’ve done well and will take confidence from beating the Swans, though the Swans will not be concerned in the slightest about the result.

      Pleasing signs from Patton and Cameron up forward for the Giants, and Tom Scully was a noticeable presence in the middle.

      Do we learn much from the game? More than likely not, but the Giants might just be a little more competitive this season, as young bodies and minds begin to mature.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:51pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 0:33

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Sam Naismith picks up a 50m penalty from the centre bounce after copping round around the head, and from the free he kicks the goal from 35m to seal the result for the Giants. 15 touches for Naismith during this game, not a bad return at all in these conditions.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:49pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 0:46

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Consecutive goals for the Swans to close out this contest, this time it is the diminutive Jed Lamb who slots from a set shot on a reasonable angle. Puts a touch of respectability onto the scoreline for the Swans, not that they would really mind either way.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:48pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 1:46

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Dean Towers gets the Swans’ first of the half, and only their second goal of the contest. Nice finish from Towers, though.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:46pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 2:50

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Moore charges toward the 50 and unleashes the supergoal attempt, but his shot is a tired one and it barely reaches the goalsquare, and Sydney diffuse the situation easily.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:45pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 4:00

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Still all GWS, the Swans running that one through for a behind. They’ll take plenty of confidence out of this, will the Giants.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:43pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 5:20

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Patton with one over the shoulder at goal, but this one is hooked wide and through for a behind. Just over five on the clock, and the Giants lead their city rivals by nearly five goals.

    • Editor

      Chad Bennett said | 7:42pm | ! Report

      SECOND HALF – 7:00

      GWS Giants
      Sydney Swans

      Makes no mistake, and Patton has his second of the night. Great signs.

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