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    Melbourne vs. Sydney

    Melbourne Cricket Ground
    2013 AFL Premiership July 7, 2013
    Sydney won by 31 points
    Melbourne Sydney
     Goal Behinds Points Goal Behinds Points
    Q13119   5232
    Q25232   91367
    Q38553   131896
    Q413785   1620116

    The Sydney Swans will look to consolidate on their top four standing when they make the trip down south to take on Melbourne at the MCG this afternoon. Join us for live scores and a blog as commentary kicks off from 1.10pm AEST.

    The defending premiers rebounded well last week after their humiliating loss to the Port Adelaide Power with a 22-point win over Carlton in terrible Sydney conditions.

    However, they’ll be without several of their big stars in this one, and could well find themselves challenged if the Demons turn it on like they did last week.

    Inspirational leader Adam Goodes will miss at least five weeks due to knee surgery while the likes of Lewis Jetta (shin) and Rhyce Shaw (abdomen) are also both unavailable for selection.

    Throw in niggling injuries to the likes of Shane Mumford (face) and Sam Reid (quad) and the Swans’ injury list begins to be concerning in the lead-in to the finals.

    Against the likes of Melbourne, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue, but you simply never know what can transpire in professional football.

    Melbourne led by 44 points last week mid-way through the fourth quarter against the Western Bulldogs and were seemingly already warming up their vocal chords for the team song – only to nearly throw away the win completely.

    The Bulldogs kicked seven unanswered goals to close the gap to just three points, but could not finish off the job – giving the Demons just their second win of the season and one of the biggest get-out-of-jail escapes seen in the AFL season thus far.

    Sydney have delivered some poor performances this year, but even away from home, they should have far too much for the Demons.

    They are simply too professional and disciplined to let a very winnable match like this one slip, and they should easily account for their Victorian opponents in this one.

    Sydney by 32 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Craig Bird (Sydney)
    3' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney)
    4' GOAL - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
    6' GOAL - Andrejs Everitt (Sydney)
    9' GOAL - Tom Mitchell (Sydney)
    12' GOAL - Ryan O'Keefe (Sydney)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Melbourne)
    16' BEHIND - Daniel Hannebery (Sydney)
    18' GOAL - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    24' GOAL - Jack Fitzpatrick (Melbourne)
    26' GOAL - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    Quarter 2
    3' BEHIND - Shane Mumford (Sydney)
    4' BEHIND - Tom Mitchell (Sydney)
    8' BEHIND - Andrejs Everitt (Sydney)
    8' BEHIND - Brandon Jack (Sydney)
    10' GOAL - Michael Pyke (Sydney)
    11' GOAL - Craig Bird (Sydney)
    12' GOAL - Jack Fitzpatrick (Melbourne)
    14' GOAL - Brandon Jack (Sydney)
    16' BEHIND - Nick Malceski (Sydney)
    19' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney)
    21' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney)
    23' GOAL - Nathan Jones (Melbourne)
    23' BEHIND - Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney)
    25' BEHIND - Jack Fitzpatrick (Melbourne)
    27' BEHIND - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    28' BEHIND - Luke Parker (Sydney)
    30' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney)
    Quarter 3
    2' GOAL - Kieren Jack (Sydney)
    5' BEHIND - Daniel Nicholson (Melbourne)
    6' GOAL - Jeremy Howe (Melbourne)
    10' BEHIND - Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney)
    11' GOAL - Daniel Nicholson (Melbourne)
    12' GOAL - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    14' BEHIND - Tom Mitchell (Sydney)
    15' GOAL - Brandon Jack (Sydney)
    21' BEHIND - Michael Pyke (Sydney)
    21' BEHIND - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    23' BEHIND - Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
    25' BEHIND - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    27' GOAL - Chris Dawes (Melbourne)
    27' GOAL - Brandon Jack (Sydney)
    29' BEHIND - Shannon Byrnes (Melbourne)
    Quarter 4
    2' GOAL - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    5' BEHIND - Mitchell Clisby (Melbourne)
    7' GOAL - Chris Dawes (Melbourne)
    8' BEHIND - Jed Lamb (Sydney)
    12' GOAL - Jarrad McVeigh (Sydney)
    13' GOAL - Jed Lamb (Sydney)
    14' GOAL - Brandon Jack (Sydney)
    17' BEHIND - Jack Watts (Melbourne)
    19' GOAL - Jack Trengove (Melbourne)
    21' GOAL - Aaron Davey (Melbourne)
    22' BEHIND - Kurt Tippett (Sydney)
    27' GOAL - Jack Fitzpatrick (Melbourne)

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    • Roar Rookie

      4:00pm
      Connor said | 4:00pm | ! Report

      Well done boys. Very proud of today’s effort.

    • Roar Guru

      3:53pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:53pm | ! Report

      That’s it for me today! Thanks for following along. Make sure you keep it on the Roar for post-match reaction, news and more as well as more live blogs for this afternoon’s games.

      Freemantle vs. St. Kilda – LIVE

      Essendon vs. Port Adelaide – 4:40pm AEST

      Cheers, Dan.

    • Roar Guru

      3:51pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:51pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME!! SWANS 116 (16.20) beat DEMONS 85 (13.7) by 31 points

      POST-MATCH THOUGHTS

      Swans were good today and deserved the win, but were far from their best. To allow 85 points to the Demons certainly won’t please John Longmire, and the way they were beaten on the ground all day won’t go down too well with him either. However, Sydney hung in there and continued to maintain control regardless of what the Demons threw at them.

      For Melbourne, you just think they’re a good midfielder or two away from being a really good side. They showed today that they can mix it with the best, but they remain inconsistent and turnover-prone. Which, against the best teams in the league, isn’t going to lead to anything other than losses. Fitzpatrick and Dawes both mightily impressive today.

      STATISTICS

      Disposals
      Swans: Kennedy (33), McVeigh (33), K.Jack (30)
      Demons: Terlich (27), B.Jones (22), Sylvia (21)

      Goals
      Swans: B.Jack (4.1), Tippett (2.4), Bird (2.0)
      Demons: Fitzpatrick (3.1), Watts (2.1), Dawes (2.0)

      Hitouts
      Swans: 53
      Demons: 33

      Marks
      Swans: 60
      Demons: 125

      Inside 50’s
      Swans: 62
      Demons: 36

    • Roar Guru

      3:42pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:42pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME!! SWANS 116 (16.20) beat DEMONS 85 (13.7)

      Swans win by 31 points.

      Which, if you look above, is very close to my pre-match prediction!!

      Post-match thoughts and statistics to come.

    • Roar Guru

      3:40pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:40pm | ! Report

      Q4 0:40 remaining. SWANS 116 (16.20) lead DEMONS 85 (13.7)

      GOAL – Fitzpatrick (Demons)

      Deserves a goal and gets one. Free kick for an infringement on Miky Pyke (who isn’t happy with the call) but closes the gap even further with a much deserved goal. Lead is back to 31 points for the Swans.

    • Roar Guru

      3:39pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:39pm | ! Report

      Q4 1:10 remaining. SWANS 116 (16.20) lead DEMONS 79 (12.7)

      Deep inside the Demons’ 50 who are looking for one last goal to close out this game.

      Deserve to have won the fourth quarter today.

    • Roar Guru

      3:37pm
      Dan Talintyre said | 3:37pm | ! Report

      Q4 2:12 remaining. SWANS 116 (16.20) lead DEMONS 79 (12.7)

      Fitzpatrick out on the full. Worked tirelessly today, and that kick showed it.

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