St Kilda Saints vs Sydney Swans: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

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    St Kilda vs. Sydney Swans

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away June 9, 2018
    St Kilda 55, Sydney Swans 126
    St Kilda Sydney Swans
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q1117   9155
    Q23826   14387
    Q341034   177109
    Q471355   1912126

    Match result:

    The Sydney Swans have coasted to an easy 71-point win over the St Kilda Saints on Saturday night.

    Final score
    St Kilda Saints 7.13.55
    Sydney Swans 19.12.126

    Match preview:

    The final game of Saturday’s trio will be played in Melbourne, as a struggling St Kilda Saints host the Sydney Swans at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live commentary and scores from 7:25pm AEST.

    This shapes as an intriguing contest. The Saints’ year, once looking so promising, has eventuated into anything but.

    They haven’t won since their Round 1 win, have drawn with GWS and lost everything else. That doesn’t bode well for them, given Sydney’s recent record against them.

    However, despite the string of defeats, they have shown improved form lately – including periods of dominance against the premiers a fortnight ago, and surprising West Coast with a powerful surge late last week.

    Sydney’s record has been a lot better – they’re sitting 8-3, but it’s impossible to say they’re at their best.

    They’ve won their last two – over Carlton and the Lions – but neither victory was dominant, which might be giving their opposition some hope tonight.

    The Saints’ midfield has nothing on the Swans – even though the Swans’ hasn’t been at their dominant best of late.

    Jack Steven has been admirable lately, and youngster Ed Phillips has shown signs, but Sydney’s mids including Isaac Heeney and Dan Hannebery will outclass them.

    Both teams have made changes aplenty. The Saints have sensationally dropped Jack Billings, while also omitting Brandon White and Rowan Marshall. Pressingly, they’ve also lost skipper Jarryn Gearry.

    Nathan Brown, Luke Dunstan, Josh Battle and Nick Coffield return to the side.

    Sydney has rested Kieren Jack, and omitted youngsters Nic Newman and Ryley Stoddart. Tom McCartin, Tom Papley and Daniel Robinson return.

    Prediction
    Sydney’s won the past eight clashes against the Saints – regularly smashing them in contests that are supposed to be close encounters.

    I’m not expecting this one to be that close, though, and Sydney – by all conventional logic – should win.

    Logic isn’t always the barometer for success in this game, however, and the Saints have shown improved form. Still, though, the Swans to win.

    Sydney by 21 points

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    3' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    5' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    7' GOAL - Tom McCartin (Sydney Swans)
    9' BEHIND - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    10' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    13' BEHIND - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    17' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    19' GOAL - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    21' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    23' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    28' GOAL - Zak Jones (Sydney Swans)
    30' GOAL - Josh Battle (St Kilda)
    Quarter 2
    5' GOAL - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    6' BEHIND - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (St Kilda)
    11' BEHIND - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    13' BEHIND - Jack Lonie (St Kilda)
    14' GOAL - Josh P. Kennedy (Sydney Swans)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    17' BEHIND - Tom Hickey (St Kilda)
    19' GOAL - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    20' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    21' BEHIND - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    23' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    25' GOAL - Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)
    28' BEHIND - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    29' GOAL - Will Hayward (Sydney Swans)
    31' GOAL - Callum Sinclair (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 3
    2' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    4' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    6' GOAL - Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)
    9' BEHIND - Jack Lonie (St Kilda)
    14' BEHIND - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    19' GOAL - Tom Papley (Sydney Swans)
    21' BEHIND - Isaac Heeney (Sydney Swans)
    22' GOAL - Maverick Weller (St Kilda)
    24' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    27' GOAL - Gary Rohan (Sydney Swans)
    Quarter 4
    2' BEHIND - Josh Battle (St Kilda)
    5' BEHIND - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    6' GOAL - Lance Franklin (Sydney Swans)
    8' GOAL - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    9' BEHIND - Paddy McCartin (St Kilda)
    11' GOAL - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    13' BEHIND - Rushed (Sydney Swans)
    14' BEHIND - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    17' BEHIND - Logan Austin (St Kilda)
    20' GOAL - Luke Parker (Sydney Swans)
    22' GOAL - Josh Battle (St Kilda)
    27' BEHIND - Ben Ronke (Sydney Swans)
    28' BEHIND - Jake Lloyd (Sydney Swans)
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    • Roar Pro

      11:26pm
      anon said | 11:26pm | ! Report

      The back office staff don’t seem to have the guts to sack coaches any more.

      Richardson not cut out to coach.

    • 10:01pm
      Birdman said | 10:01pm | ! Report

      Damian Burke on ABC radio calling for Benny Dixon’s sacking as the Saints’ goalkicking coach – fair enough I reckon

      • Roar Guru

        10:02pm
        AdelaideDocker said | 10:02pm | ! Report

        I’m not necessarily sure he’d be the only coach they should sack, but he should definitely be the the first.

    • Roar Guru

      10:00pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 10:00pm | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me tonight. Catch me again on Monday for the Queen’s Birthday clash between Melbourne and Collingwood. See you then, and let’s hope that games is a cracker.

      Enjoy the long weekend, everybody!

      • 10:01pm
        Birdman said | 10:01pm | ! Report

        thanks AD – have a good one too

      • Roar Guru

        10:11pm
        XI said | 10:11pm | ! Report

        Thanks for the call, AD. Hope the main blockbuster of the round lives up to the hype for you.

    • 9:59pm
      Aw said | 9:59pm | ! Report

      39 points in 2nd half Swans?!! Not good enough. Stil nowhere near the level of the top 3 teams

    • Roar Guru

      9:58pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:58pm | ! Report

      At the very least, the Saints dispelled an even bigger loss with some encouraging last quarter play – matching the Swans, booting three goals to the Sydney’s three. Nonetheless, it’s annoying even tying that – given how bad they were for much of the night.

      Sydney face the Eagles next Friday – that’ll be a cracker – whilst the Saints face the equally awful Suns in what could be a very bad game this time next week.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.12 (126)

    • 9:55pm
      Aw said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      Swans obviously dont care about percentage. Whereas the good teams would keep the foot down, swans have decided to ease up and give the saints opportunities for some goals. This just proves that they have little to no killer instinct

      • 11:03am
        Nigel said | 11:03am | ! Report

        Looking forward to this game against the Swans going to be a cracker

    • Roar Guru

      9:55pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:55pm | ! Report

      There’s full time.

      It’s the Swans by 71 points, but it could’ve been a much bigger margin.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.12 (126)

      • 9:56pm
        Aw said | 9:56pm | ! Report

        Yep not good enough from the swans

        • 9:59pm
          Birdman said | 9:59pm | ! Report

          hard marker Aw – Syds continue to be road warriors this year

          • 10:03pm
            Aw said | 10:03pm | ! Report

            They had the opportunity to go for the throat and they couldnt do that. They wont want to ease up next week

    • Roar Guru

      9:54pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:54pm | ! Report

      BEHIND SWANS

      Very late behind to the Swans through Lloyd.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.12 (126)

    • Roar Guru

      9:53pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:53pm | ! Report

      BEHIND SWANS

      Sydney displaying their best end-to-end play, and it’ll be Ronke who flies high to take the mark! His shot misses, disappointingly, though.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.11 (125)

    • Roar Guru

      9:52pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:52pm | ! Report

      Lonie blazes of halfback, passing it to Steven who takes a great run down the wing, eventually sending it to Membrey.

      Membrey will have a shot – but it doesn’t make the distance, and it’ll bounce out of bounds.

      Some good play in the lead-up to that shot.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.10 (124)

    • 9:48pm
      Birdman said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      my boy Battle !

    • Roar Guru

      9:48pm
      AdelaideDocker said | 9:48pm | ! Report

      GOAL SAINTS

      Some good news for the hosts – Josh Battle sends his second major of the night through the big sticks.

      St Kilda: 7.13 (55)
      Sydney: 19.10 (124)

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