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Hannebury hammers into the pack and the Swans handball away from the Saints pack, Franklin gets to it and cheekily snaps around the body from 45. The result was known before it went through.

Sydney 86
St Kilda 18

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McVeigh from 55!

Usually looking for a target, he goes himself and the Swans kick another.

Swans by 62 points.

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McVeigh with fantastic vision, hitting Tippett and he gets his goal. He still plays for Sydney. Poor Saints defence.

Sydney 74
St Kilda 18

Sydney building an unbeatable margin.

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Gilbert snaps around the body but it’s a behind.

The Saints midfield is really struggling to distribute cleanly.

Lance Franklin with another mark and set shot from inside 50.

Tough angle for the left footer but it doesnt change the result, goal for Buddy.

Sydney 68
St Kilda 18

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Savage takes on one player and as he looks to bounce for the second time he is crunched by Buddy Franklin. Cue the plaudits.

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Saunders marks after good lead up work by Riewoldt (who else?)

He goes for power but it drifts to the right.

Laidler kick is out for a throw as both teams struggle for clean footwork early in the 3rd quarter.

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Nick Malceski hits beautiful long pass to Franlin who marks just inside 50.

He’s kicked his 5th of the game

Sydney 62
St Kilda 16

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Start of the second half, with Parker splitting the middle but Franklin has pushed the defender in the back.

Can the Saints close the 40 point margin?

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Hannebury marks in the centre square but looks like he’s picked up an injury.

Rowan marks well on the inside pocket but his kick is not on target.

Schnieder kicks 3 metres and Pyke marks, more to protect his face than for any football objective. His kick inside 50 isn’t marked and it’s half time.

Half time

Sydney 8.8. 56
St Kilda 2.4.16

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Riewoldt and Grundy fall over each other, as Malceski adds to the comedic value of the whole affair as he back heels the ball out on the full

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Hannebury evades a few but his kick doesn’t have the strength or the height to make a indent.

Franklin has a snap on a tight angle and the post tells him to not be so selfish.

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Malceski looks around and realises he some time. Like a child in a lolly store, he indulges and makes the wrong decision.

St Kilda recover Wellher marks in the middle

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Swans chase down dangerous speculating kick that would have been quite the goal.

Sydney sub Dean Towers find some space and has a crack, it’s just off target.

Sydney 54
Saints 16

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Qwilt decides that he better mark the ball and does so with ease.

5th goal of the season for James Qwilt, as he’s being used as a forward. He’s not half bad up there.

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St Kilda goes through Armitage for the clearance but it’s marked by Grundy. Throw inside the Swans 50.
Jake Lloyd with the set shot directly in front, 50m out.

Goal for the young gun.

Sydney Swans 53
Saints 8.

James Qwilt loses a 3 on 1. Saints have kick from the defensive 50 is marked by a Saints player, it eventually falls to Schnieder but his booming kick is a behind.

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Schnieder sprints along the pocket but his kick misses from a tight angle, but only a few metres out.

Left hamstring possibly for Josh Kennedy.

Craig Bird takes a solid mark but he’s hit the post.

Sydney 47
Saints 8

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Sydney have subbed Josh Kennedy for Dean Towers.
Could be serious but no word yet, may just be a precaution with the finals a few weeks away.

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Good investment this Sydney press, quick return.
Mike Pyke marks, and stabs it to Franklin. His snap goes for a behind.

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Saint Kilda win the first hit out of the 2nd Quarter.

Cunningham continues his form of the first quarter, he finds Franklin on 50.

The angle favours the left footer, it’s a kick with an extra chromosome but it manages to go though just too high for the defenders.

Sydney Swans 45
Saint Kilda 7

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Quarter Time.

Sydney Swans 39
Saint Kilda 7

Sydney are not letting St Kilda have any time to make a decision with the ball and are finding targets in the forward line too easily.

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Farren Ray and Harry Cunningham battle 1 on 1 and it’s a thrown on the far wing.

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Craig Bird limps towards the bench, possibly a rolled ankle. He’s now doing the awkward half run/limp.

Sydney go through McVeigh but Tippett can’t mark. Saints are sweating like a gypsy with a mortgage. They can’t pierce the Swans forward press.

Craig Bird looks okay.

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Sydney move the ball with intent through the hands and Rowan gifts Franklin a chest mark.

His kick is a let down. Behind.

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Riewodlt takes on 4 swans without much help, he gets it away but his team mates quickly gift wrap the ball and send it back to Sydney. The Swans move the ball quickly and Lance Franklin marks inside 50.

Goal! He’s kicked 3 so far.

Sydney Swans 38
Saint Kilda 7

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Swans have the ball parked in the outside pocket of their forward 50, however Armitage catches Kennedy and St Kilda are looking for a way through this Sydney defense.

A few quick and accurate kicks give St Kilda a set shot, however it’s a tight angle and it’s a behind.

Sydney Swans 32
Saint Kilda 7

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