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GWS Giants vs Sydney Swans: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

18th August, 2018

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GWS Giants vs. Sydney Swans

Spotless Stadium
AFL Home and Away August 18, 2018
GWS Giants 60, Sydney Swans 80
GWS Giants Sydney Swans
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13321   128
Q26642   4327
Q37951   5939
Q481260   111480
Where: Spotless Stadium
When: 4:35pm AEST
TV: 7Mate (NSW only), FOX Footy
Betting: GWS Giants $1.78, Sydney Swans $2.05

GWS Giants
FB: Adam Kennedy, Phil Davis, Adam Tomlinson
HB: Lachlan Keeffe, Nick Haynes, Harry Perryman
C: Jeremy Finlayson, Tim Taranto, Aiden Bonar
HF: Lachie Whitfield, Harry Himmelberg, Jacob Hopper
FF: Brent Daniels, Jeremy Cameron, Ryan Griffen
FOL: Rory Lobb, Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward
I/C: Daniel Lloyd, Dylan Shiel, Matt Buntine, Zac Langdon

Sydney Swans
FB: Zak Jones, Dane Rampe, Jake Lloyd
HB: Nic Newman, Aliir Aliir, Harry Cunningham
C: Dan Hannebery, Luke Parker, Isaac Heeney
HF: George Hewett, Tom McCartin, Oliver Florent
FF: Will Hayward, Lance Franklin, Tom Papley
FOL: Callum Sinclair, Josh P. Kennedy, Kieren Jack
I/C: Jordan Dawson, Jarrad McVeigh, Daniel Robinson, Ben Ronke
Dan Hannebery was a crowd favourite at Sydney. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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Match result:

A barnstorming Lance Franklin has lifted Sydney to a 20-point victory over GWS at Spotless Stadium, booting five goals and spearheading a second-half comeback that could have major ramifications in the race to the AFL finals.

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Final score
GWS Giants 8.12.60
Sydney Swans 11.14.80

Match preview:

Spotless Stadium will host a huge Derby on Saturday afternoon as the GWS Giants and Sydney Swans battle it out, with top eight placings on the line. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:35pm (AEST).

The Giants are coming off a tough 14-point win over Adelaide in chilly Canberra last Saturday night.

It was a disastrous night injury-wise though, as GWS lost another four players – one before the game – and face more personnel challenges on their road to finals.

Sydney also had a great victory last weekend, beating Melbourne by nine points at the MCG.

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After a slow start, the Swans dominated the second term, working their way in front and staying there for the remainder of the game.

In team news, GWS have lost Josh Kelly (concussion), Sam Reid (hamstring) and Heath Shaw (knee) to injuries from last weekend’s clash against the Crows.

Jeremy Finlayson, Daniel Lloyd and Harry Perryman will return to the Giants’ line-up in the injured trio’s place.

Sydney also have two forced changes for the Derby: Alex Johnson (knee – season) and Nick Smith (hamstring – six weeks) will miss the game.

Zak Jones has been included in the side, after serving a two-match suspension, while Dan Robinson also returns to the AFL team after a 46-disposal game in the NEAFL last weekend.

The Derby ledger currently sits at 10-4 in favour of Sydney; the Swans have won the last two clashes, while the Giants won three in a row in 2016-17, including the 2016 Qualifying Final.

Prediction
There are intriguing match-ups all over the ground in this Derby; Phil Davis on Lance Franklin at one end, Dane Rampe on Jeremy Cameron at the other, and then Rory Lobb up against Callum Sinclair in the ruck.

It’s a Derby with so much on the line, as a win for either side puts them in top-four contention.

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Talking about the Giants’ injury toll has become repetitive, but no matter the circumstances they’ve found a way to win nine of their last ten matches and although it should be close, I think they’ll continue that run today.

GWS by five points.

Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 4:35pm (AEST).