AFL

Sydney
11.13.79
Essendon
8.9.57
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AFL Round 19: Sydney v Essendon

No Buddy factor this time .... Lance Franklin storms through a few Bombers last time around.
No Buddy factor this time .... Lance Franklin storms through a few Bombers last time around. Photo: Getty Images
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SYDNEY 5.3, 7.8, 9.8, 11.13 (79)
ESSENDON 1.1, 3.4, 6.6, 8.9 (57)

Goals: Sydney: Goodes 2, McGlynn 2, Tippett 2, Rohan, Kennedy, McVeigh, Pyke, Reid, Parker. Essendon: Ryder 2, Carlisle, Ambrose, Heppell, Howlett, Hurley, Myers.

Best: Sydney: McGlynn, Parker, Pyke, Grundy, Goodes. Essendon: Hurley, Goddard, Ryder, Heppell.

No buddy, no problem -- unless you're an interstate, crowd-conscious Sydney official.

Sydney, minus Lance Franklin who was a late withdrawal with 'general soreness', got the job done against Essendon tonight, winning by 22 points despite being challenged on several occasions.

A capacity crowd (it was sold out) was reduced to 36,804 due to no Buddy and the temperature dropping below 10.

Essendon had no winners up forward. Jake Carlisle, who had kicked 12 goals in a fortnight, was held to just one goal from Heath Grundy.

Ben McGlynn, with 25 possessions and two goals, and Luke Parker (35 touches) made the most of Mike Pyke's ruck work, the big Canadian having 49 hit-outs.

The Swans are a game clear on top tonight with Hawthorn to play the Dogs on Sunday.

With Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs and Richmond to come, you'd pencil the Swans in to win at least three of those and consolidate a top-two spot.

The Bombers are no certainty to make it. They have Richmond, the Eagles, Gold Coast and Carlton so anything could happen -- especially with Adelaide and Collingwood a win off the pace but a chance to catch them this weekend.

Ablett-less Gold Coast are almost no chance without their star, despite being level on wins with the Crows and Pies.

Thanks for your company tonight. Please join Ronny Lerner tomorrow for Super Saturday. We've got the Crows v Eagles, Tigers v Giants, Roos v Cats and Suns v Saints.

We're into the home straight of the season. Time to get excited!

AFL behind

Q4 31 MINS SYD 73 ESS 57

Behind to Carlisle... he's had a stinker.

Q4 30 MINS SYD 73 ESS 56

Hurley gets a late goal in junk time. Has been one of the Bombers' best.

goal

Q4 28 MINS SYD 79 ESS 50

Goal to McGlynn, his second... just rewards for a big night out. 25 disposals.

Q4 26 MINS SYD 73 ESS 50

Behind to Goodes... Swans will go a game clear of Hawthorn with this win. Hawks meet the Dogs on Sunday.

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AFL behind

Q4 25 MINS SYD 72 ESS 50

Parker hits the post... this game, with four minutes left, is over.

goal

Q4 22 MINS SYD 71 ESS 50

Free to Goodes against Baguley. Panicked and held Goodes... the latter may have exaggerated contact. Goodes kicks his second and that could be the game.

Six and a half minutes remaining. Ball in Swans' forward line.

Nine minutes to go. Next goal wins, I think.

AFL behind

Q4 14 MINS SYD 65 ESS 50

Rushed behind to the Bombers.

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AFL behind

Q4 12 MINS SYD 65 ESS 49

Dempsey fumbles at a crucial time, allowing Rohan to gather and snap. One behind.

AFL behind

Q4 11 MINS SYD 64 ESS 49

McVeigh bangs it long... Kennedy there... through for a behind.

goal

Q4 7 MINS SYD 63 ESS 49

Chapman chips it to Heppell in the pocket. Heppell converts a pressure goal. Game on!

AFL behind

Q4 6 MINS SYD 63 ESS 43

Rushed behind to the Swans... McGlynn had a snap but couldn't do the impossible like before.

AFL behind

Q4 5 MINS SYD 62 ESS 43

First score of the last term is a behind to the Bombers through Dell'Olio.

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Third term has begun. Swans have subbed off Membrey for Lloyd.

THREE QUARTER-TIME

SYDNEY 5.3, 7.8, 9.8 (62)
ESSENDON 1.1, 3.4, 6.6 (42)

Goals: Sydney: Tippett 2, McVeigh, Rohan, Pyke, Kennedy, Reid, Goodes, McGlynn. Essendon: Ryder 2, Myers, Ambrose, Howlett.

Disposals: Sydney: Parker 22, Maceski 21. Essendon: Hurley 22, Zaharakis 19.

AFL behind

Q3 26 MINS SYD 62 ESS 42

Soccer off the ground by Stanton is a behind with 38 secs to go.

Two minutes remaining in this third term. Bombers started stronger but Sydney has outscored them so far. Thompson will be disappointed.

AFL behind

Q3 20 MINS SYD 62 ESS 41

Jackson Merrett finds Ryder on a long lead. Ryder misses the shot for goal.

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Match Tracker

Sydney
Essendon
Q1
5.3.33
1.1.7

    Sydney Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, L.Parker
  • 3 mins - Goal, J.McVeigh
  • 7 mins - Behind, K.Jack
  • 8 mins - Goal, G.Rohan
  • 17 mins - Goal, M.Pyke
  • 21 mins - Behind, H.Cunningham
  • 28 mins - Goal, J.Kennedy
  • 31 mins - Goal, S.Reid

    Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 15 mins - Behind, J.Carlisle
  • 19 mins - Goal, P.Ryder
Q2
7.8.50
3.4.22

    Sydney Events

  • 5 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 7 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 9 mins - Behind, N.Malceski
  • 11 mins - Behind, B.McGlynn
  • 12 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
  • 26 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 29 mins - Behind, K.Tippett

    Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 1 mins - Goal, D.Myers
  • 11 mins - Behind, P.Ryder
  • 21 mins - Behind, B.Goddard
  • 22 mins - Goal, P.Ambrose
  • 28 mins - Behind, D.Zaharakis
Q3
9.8.62
6.6.42

    Sydney Events

  • 19 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
  • 20 mins - Goal, B.McGlynn

    Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 7 mins - Goal, P.Ryder
  • 9 mins - Goal, B.Howlett
  • 12 mins - Goal, J.Carlisle
  • 22 mins - Behind, P.Ryder
  • 27 mins - Behind, B.Stanton
Q4
11.13.79
8.9.57

    Sydney Events

  • 7 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 10 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 11 mins - Behind, G.Rohan
  • 22 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 25 mins - Behind, L.Parker
  • 26 mins - Behind, A.Goodes
  • 28 mins - Goal, B.McGlynn

    Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 6 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 8 mins - Goal, D.Heppell
  • 13 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 30 mins - Goal, M.Hurley
  • 31 mins - Behind, J.Carlisle

Scorers

Sydney
Essendon
Goal Scorers Sydney Essendon
Goals and Behinds Goodes (2.1), McGlynn (2.1), Tippett (2.1), Rohan (1.1), Kennedy (1.0), McVeigh (1.0), Pyke (1.0), Reid (1.0), Parker (0.2), Cunningham (0.1), Jack (0.1), Malceski (0.1) Ryder (2.2), Carlisle (1.2), Ambrose (1.0), Heppell (1.0), Howlett (1.0), Hurley (1.0), Myers (1.0), Goddard (0.1), Stanton (0.1), Zaharakis (0.1)

Team Statistics

Sydney
Essendon

Statistics

Sydney Essendon
Goals 11 8
Behinds 13 9
Scoring shots 23 18
Goals/scoring shots 48 44
Disposals 404 346
SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
C.Bird 26 11 5 15 10 5 0 0 0 4
H.Cunningham 12 7 8 5 2 6 0 0 0 0
A.Goodes 18 13 10 5 5 2 1 1 0 0
H.Grundy 22 14 7 8 6 3 1 1 0 0
K.Jack 26 14 3 12 14 4 5 1 0 7
L.Jetta 24 17 4 7 5 0 0 0 0 2
J.Kennedy 28 14 3 14 15 2 1 2 0 7
J.Lloyd 8 4 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
N.Malceski 27 20 7 7 4 3 1 0 0 0
B.McGlynn 25 16 5 9 14 4 5 0 0 5
J.McVeigh 24 15 2 9 10 7 0 1 0 3
T.Membrey 9 5 4 4 3 1 1 0 0 0
L.Parker 35 16 3 19 18 5 3 2 0 7
M.Pyke 12 3 4 9 9 6 1 0 49 1
D.Rampe 17 7 6 10 5 6 2 1 0 0
S.Reid 9 3 3 6 5 2 1 0 2 1
T.Richards 16 12 6 4 7 0 0 0 0 0
G.Rohan 15 6 3 9 5 3 0 0 0 1
R.Shaw 18 12 7 6 3 1 0 1 0 1
N.Smith 16 8 3 8 5 1 0 0 0 1
K.Tippett 8 5 2 3 4 0 2 1 3 0
D.Towers 9 4 2 5 2 5 0 0 0 0
EssendonGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
P.Ambrose 4 1 1 3 2 3 0 2 0 0
M.Baguley 16 7 4 9 5 4 1 1 0 1
T.Bellchambers 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 4 13 0
J.Carlisle 11 7 2 4 6 3 1 1 0 0
P.Chapman 21 8 2 13 11 6 0 1 0 5
T.Colyer 15 7 2 8 5 1 0 0 0 1
C.Dell'Olio 7 3 3 4 3 2 1 0 0 0
C.Dempsey 13 8 2 5 4 1 0 1 0 1
D.Fletcher 13 9 4 4 4 1 0 0 0 0
B.Goddard 21 13 2 8 8 1 0 0 2 3
D.Heppell 24 15 2 9 14 6 2 0 0 11
H.Hocking 15 5 0 10 9 7 1 0 1 3
C.Hooker 14 7 1 7 4 1 0 1 0 1
B.Howlett 12 5 2 7 7 6 0 2 0 4
M.Hurley 29 18 7 11 14 0 0 1 0 2
J.Merrett 14 5 2 9 6 1 0 0 0 2
Z.Merrett 19 7 2 12 6 8 5 2 0 0
D.Myers 19 10 4 9 8 5 0 2 1 3
P.Ryder 15 10 4 5 8 3 0 0 28 5
B.Stanton 19 10 5 9 4 1 0 1 0 1
J.Winderlich 17 7 2 10 3 2 0 2 0 0
D.Zaharakis 25 14 0 11 6 6 0 3 0 4

Match Details

Sydney
Essendon
START TIME
7:50PM
WEATHER
Clear. Cool
VENUE
SCG
Umpires
Troy Pannell, Robert Findlay, Ray Chamberlain