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In the eighteenth Sydney Derby, the GWS Giants snared a two-point victory over the Sydney Swans.
The Swans took control in the first term with Tom Papley kicking two quick goals to take Sydney to an early lead. They rounded out the first term with five goals, while GWS worked their way back into the contest with three and four behinds.
In the second term, GWS took control. The home side added five goals to their tally and kept their visitors to a single goal with four behinds to close out the half.
The third term was Sydney’s, adding four goals to their tally alongside the Giants’ two. Isaac Heeney had a big third term to bring his side back into the fight.
In the final term, the Swans kicking let them down – kicking two goals with four behinds compared to two goals and one behind. They got plenty of run off half-back but messed up their opportunities when it mattered.
Toby Greene was immense in the win, collecting a goal, 34 disposals, eight marks, six tackles, 10 clearances and seven inside 50s.
Jacob Hopper bullied his way to three goals and 26 disposals, earning Best On Ground from a stellar performance.
Zac Williams was also big with 32 disposals, 10 marks and six tackles.
For the Swans, Isaac Heeney was immense with 18 disposals and four goals.
Jake Lloyd collected 31 disposals, five rebound 50s and 459 metres gained, while Tom Papley had two goals, 17 disposals and nine marks.
The win allows the Giants to contend for top-four as they wait to see the result of Richmond’s game against Melbourne.
GWS Giants 12.11.83
Sydney Swans 12.9.81
The GWS Giants continue their campaign for the top-four this Saturday when they host state rivals, the Sydney Swans, at Giants Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 2:10pm (AEST).
In the last fortnight GWS have picked up back to back wins over Collingwood and Port Adelaide after copping three consecutive defeats in the weeks prior.
They currently boast fifth spot on the ladder – four points behind Richmond and level with Collingwood and Essendon. A win this week helps them contest for a second-chance opportunity as we press closer to finals.
Last week, GWS toppled Port Adelaide on the road in a one-point thriller.
Toby Greene continued his top form through the midfield, collecting 126 AFL Fantasy Points, 30 disposals, eight marks and six tackles in the win.
Jeremey Finlayson put on a clinic in front of the sticks, kicking three goals with 14 disposals and five marks.
Though unfortunately the Giants will be without Coleman leader, Jeremy Cameron, who kicked three goals in last week’s clash.
Withdrawn due to calf tightness, Cameron will come out for debutant, Connor Idun, while Daniel Lloyd and Sam Taylor come out for Brett Deledio and Jake Stein.
Despite being competitive last week against Geelong, the Swans have had a poor month on the track – losing four of their last five.
With state pride on the line, it will be interesting to see if they can restore their 2018 dominance over the Giants – winning two from three meetings.
In last week’s contest, Isaac Heeney led on goal for his side, kicking three with 15 disposals, six tackles and six marks.
Josh Kennedy impressed with 103 AFL Fantasy Points, 28 disposals, one goal and seven tackles, while Luke Parker impacted similarly with 102 AFL Fantasy Points, 29 disposals, one goal and six clearances.
The Swans have four changes this week with Daniel Menzel, James Rose, Kieren Jack and Oliver Florent coming in for Colin O’Riordan, Dane Rampe, Lewis Melican and Ryley Stoddart.
In their earlier meeting this year, GWS picked up a 41-point win over Sydney on the road.
Sydney’s season has been poor all year and they risk slipping further with a loss to their state rivals.
With so much on the line, GWS will look to put this one away early.
GWS by 35 points.
Where: GIANTS Stadium, Sydney
When: 2:10pm AEST
Watch: Fox Footy, Kayo Sports
B: Shaw, Davis, Haynes
HB: Perryman, Tomlinson, Stein
C: Reid, Taranto, Keeffe
HF: Whitfield, Mumford, Deledio
F: Finlayson, Cameron, Greene
FOLL: Simpson, Hopper, Daniels
I/C: Williams, Himmelberg, Hately, Hill
B: Aliir, Mills, Clarke
HB: Lloyd, McCartin, Florent
C: Rose, Heeney, Jones
HF: Blakey, Reid, Dawson
F: Parker, Menzel, Papley
FOLL: McLean, Hewett, Kennedy
I/C: Jack, Ronke, Fox, Rowbottom