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Richmond
7.9.51
Sydney
9.8.62
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AFL Round 14: Richmond v Sydney

Richmond's Trent Cotchin gets to the ball ahead of Sydney's Rhyce Shaw at the MCG.
Richmond's Trent Cotchin gets to the ball ahead of Sydney's Rhyce Shaw at the MCG. Photo: Sebastian Costanzo
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RICHMOND 7.9 (51)
SYDNEY 9.8 (62)

Sydney has taken its winning streak to nine -- but they had to earn it.

The Tigers led at every change, snatching the lead at the last change thanks to an Anthony Miles goal after the siren.

Most onlookers believed the Swans would find a way, and they did, with star recruit Lance Franklin booting the only two goals of the final term to finish with four goals.

"They definitely made us earn it, that's for sure," Franklin told Channel 7 after the game.

"They beat us in the contested ball in the first half and we had to address that."

The Tigers led for 74 minutes of the game but did not stand up when it counted.

Swans midfielder Josh Kennedy, who finished with 24 disposals, said the Swans -- now second on the ladder -- have plenty of improvement to find.

"Yes, we've been winning but if you look at our past two weeks, there are lots of areas we need to improve," he said.

"Even though we missed Hanners (Dan Hannebery) and Ben McGlynn, our young guys really stood up.

"We were really happy with Zak Jones in his first game tonight."

Jones came on at the start of the third term after the Swans subbed off Rhyce Shaw, who injured his left ankle and finished the match on crutches.

AFL behind

Q4 27 MINS RICH 51 SYD 63

Goodes misses a set shot. Mark should have been paid to Deledio up the other end but wasn't.

AFL behind

Q4 25 MINS RICH 51 SYD 61

Jeremy Laidler has a long shot at goal but it hits the post.

goal

Q4 20 MINS RICH 51 SYD 60

Holding the man decision paid against Rance on Franklin. He makes the Tigers pay by kicking his fourth and giving the Swans some breathing space.

AFL behind

Q4 14 MINS RICH 51 SYD 54

Franklin works some magic on the wing, pumps it long to space where Cunningham and Grimes compete in a foot race... in comes Jake Lloyd whose shot at goal misses to the right.

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AFL behind

Q4 8 MINS RICH 51 SYD 53

Dustin Martin does brilliantly at half-forward to spot up Riewoldt. The spearhead can't convert though. Disappointing as it was very gettable.

goal

Q4 4 MINS RICH 49 SYD 53

Richmond fails to kill the ball and take it across the line. Swans get it to Franklin, who gets a half-chance, and it's all he needs as he sails through his third major. Swans back in front.

AFL behind

Q4 2 MINS RICH 49 SYD 47

Last term underway... Dustin Martin has a chance to kick the first goal of the term but grubbers one and it's just off target.

THREE QUARTER-TIME

RICHMOND 7.6 (48)
SYDNEY 7.5 (47)

Former Giant Anthony Miles nails a goal from 50m on the siren (Richmond's only major for the quarter) to put the Tigers in front at the last change.

goal

Q3 24 MINS RICH 42 SWANS 47

Jarrad McVeigh boots the Swans' third in a row to take back the lead. Adam Goodes and Kieren Jack involved in the build up.

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Scrap that... could be an ankle or knee injury to Hampson.

Shaun Hampson coming off with a leg injury... could be just a corked thigh.

AFL behind

Q3 17 MINS RICH 42 SWANS 41

Vlastuin intercepts the kick in. Can't kick the goal. One behind only. Tigers re-gain the lead.

AFL behind

Q3 16 MINS RICH 41 SWANS 41

Cotchin marks 50m out. His shot at goal fails to go the distance... punched through.

AFL behind

Q3 14 MINS RICH 40 SWANS 41

Luke Parker plucks a miraculous mark when everyone else expected the ball to float over the pack. He can't convert though. One behind. Swans lead.

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Tigers activate their sub... Thomas on; Matt Dea off.

Q3 11 MINS RICH 40 SWANS 40

All Richmond defenders were looking at Buddy, expecting him to fly for it, and in came Sam Reid who took the contested mark. He kicks the goal - that makes two for him. Scores level.

AFL behind

Q3 9 MINS RICH 40 SWANS 34

Kieren Jack to Brandon Jack who fires at goal from 50m... misses to the right but all the momentum with the Swans.

AFL behind

Q3 7 MINS RICH 40 SWANS 33

Brandon Ellis unlucky to be pinged for holding the ball. Jarrad McVeigh gets the free. His shot at goal falls short and is helped through for a rushed behind.

goal

Q3 4 MINS RICH 40 SWANS 32

Swans get the first of the third term through Kieren Jack, his second.

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Match Tracker

Richmond
Sydney
Q1
4.2.26
1.2.8

    Richmond Events

  • 3 mins - Behind, J.Riewoldt
  • 5 mins - Goal, J.Riewoldt
  • 8 mins - Goal, A.Edwards
  • 10 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 22 mins - Goal, S.Hampson
  • 25 mins - Goal, A.Miles

    Richmond and Sydney Events

  • 1 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 15 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 19 mins - Goal, S.Reid
Q2
6.4.40
4.2.26

    Richmond Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, R.Petterd
  • 12 mins - Behind, T.Cotchin
  • 14 mins - Goal, J.Riewoldt
  • 17 mins - Goal, B.Deledio

    Richmond and Sydney Events

  • 8 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 24 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 26 mins - Goal, K.Jack
Q3
7.6.48
7.5.47

    Richmond Events

  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 17 mins - Behind, N.Vlastuin
  • 27 mins - Goal, A.Miles

    Richmond and Sydney Events

  • 4 mins - Goal, K.Jack
  • 8 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 9 mins - Behind, B.Jack
  • 11 mins - Goal, S.Reid
  • 14 mins - Behind, L.Parker
  • 25 mins - Goal, J.McVeigh
Q4
7.9.51
9.8.62

    Richmond Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, D.Martin
  • 3 mins - Behind, T.Cotchin
  • 8 mins - Behind, J.Riewoldt

    Richmond and Sydney Events

  • 4 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 14 mins - Behind, J.Lloyd
  • 21 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 25 mins - Behind, J.Laidler
  • 28 mins - Behind, A.Goodes

Scorers

Richmond
Sydney
Goal Scorers Richmond Sydney
Goals and Behinds Riewoldt (2.2), Miles (2.0), Deledio (1.0), Edwards (1.0), Hampson (1.0), Cotchin (0.2), Martin (0.1), Petterd (0.1), Vlastuin (0.1) Franklin (4.0), Jack (2.0), Reid (2.0), McVeigh (1.0), Goodes (0.1), Jack (0.1), Laidler (0.1), Lloyd (0.1), Parker (0.1)

Team Statistics

Richmond
Sydney

Statistics

Richmond Sydney
Goals 7 9
Behinds 9 8
Scoring shots 19 17
Goals/scoring shots 37 53
Disposals 400 330
RichmondGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
J.Batchelor 11 6 4 5 2 3 0 0 0 0
T.Chaplin 23 7 7 16 7 1 0 1 0 0
R.Conca 19 10 2 9 6 1 1 0 0 3
T.Cotchin 33 20 8 13 9 2 1 1 0 4
M.Dea 11 6 4 5 7 4 2 1 0 1
B.Deledio 18 8 2 10 7 3 0 2 1 1
A.Edwards 6 3 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 0
S.Edwards 12 3 1 9 8 3 0 1 0 3
B.Ellis 35 23 6 12 8 2 1 1 0 2
N.Foley 20 13 2 7 5 2 1 0 0 4
D.Grimes 10 7 5 3 1 2 0 3 0 0
S.Hampson 9 1 3 8 2 0 0 0 17 1
B.Houli 33 21 6 12 9 2 0 2 0 1
I.Maric 17 10 8 7 5 3 2 0 17 4
D.Martin 36 22 5 14 12 4 2 0 0 5
A.Miles 28 12 3 16 12 8 2 2 0 3
S.Morris 15 6 3 9 6 4 2 0 0 0
R.Petterd 11 6 1 5 4 9 0 0 1 2
A.Rance 16 9 6 7 7 2 3 1 0 0
J.Riewoldt 10 7 5 3 6 3 0 1 0 0
M.Thomas 13 4 2 9 9 1 0 0 0 3
N.Vlastuin 14 8 8 6 5 2 0 0 0 1
SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
C.Bird 11 6 5 5 5 6 0 1 0 2
H.Cunningham 22 12 6 10 7 6 2 0 0 2
T.Derickx 4 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 20 1
L.Franklin 17 11 4 6 6 7 1 4 0 1
A.Goodes 16 7 5 9 6 2 1 0 0 2
H.Grundy 19 8 5 11 6 1 0 0 0 0
B.Jack 17 7 5 10 7 5 0 1 0 2
K.Jack 18 11 1 7 8 4 1 1 0 2
L.Jetta 19 13 2 6 5 7 1 1 0 0
Z.Jones 9 2 1 7 4 6 0 0 0 2
J.Kennedy 24 6 2 18 17 12 2 1 0 7
J.Laidler 16 6 3 10 8 1 0 0 0 0
J.Lloyd 11 4 1 7 3 4 0 1 0 0
N.Malceski 26 15 3 11 6 5 0 0 0 2
J.McVeigh 21 15 2 6 5 6 1 2 0 0
L.Parker 21 10 2 11 13 11 2 1 0 4
M.Pyke 5 1 1 4 2 4 0 1 18 0
D.Rampe 12 9 4 3 3 3 0 1 0 0
S.Reid 11 5 4 6 6 3 1 0 0 0
T.Richards 10 9 3 1 3 2 2 0 0 0
R.Shaw 8 5 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1
N.Smith 13 5 1 8 7 2 1 0 0 1

Match Details

Richmond
Sydney
START TIME
7:50PM
WEATHER
Cloudy. Isolated showers
VENUE
MCG
Umpires
Jeff Dalgleish, Chris Donlon, Matthew Leppard