AFL

Hawthorn
15.14.104
Sydney
13.16.94
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Match Tracker

Hawthorn
Sydney
Q1
2.7.19
2.3.15

    Hawthorn Events

  • 1 mins - Goal, J.Roughead
  • 4 mins - Behind, S.Mitchell
  • 11 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 15 mins - Behind, L.Breust
  • 16 mins - Goal, I.Smith
  • 20 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 23 mins - Behind, J.Roughead
  • 25 mins - Behind, P.Puopolo
  • 26 mins - Behind, A.Litherland

    Hawthorn and Sydney Events

  • 6 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 7 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 12 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 21 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
  • 29 mins - Behind, K.Tippett
Q2
4.8.32
5.9.39

    Hawthorn Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, J.Roughead
  • 5 mins - Goal, L.Breust
  • 27 mins - Goal, P.Puopolo

    Hawthorn and Sydney Events

  • 3 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 9 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 13 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 14 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 16 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 19 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 20 mins - Goal, B.McGlynn
  • 23 mins - Behind, B.McGlynn
  • 24 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
Q3
11.11.77
9.14.68

    Hawthorn Events

  • 12 mins - Behind, J.Roughead
  • 12 mins - Behind, J.Roughead
  • 13 mins - Behind, J.Gunston
  • 14 mins - Goal, L.Breust
  • 16 mins - Goal, J.Gunston
  • 19 mins - Goal, L.Breust
  • 21 mins - Goal, I.Smith
  • 29 mins - Goal, I.Smith
  • 31 mins - Goal, J.Roughead
  • 33 mins - Goal, J.Roughead

    Hawthorn and Sydney Events

  • 1 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 2 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 4 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 6 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 7 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 7 mins - Behind, J.Kennedy
  • 23 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 25 mins - Behind, K.Tippett
  • 26 mins - Goal, B.McGlynn
Q4
15.14.104
13.16.94

    Hawthorn Events

  • 1 mins - Goal, J.Roughead
  • 3 mins - Goal, P.Puopolo
  • 14 mins - Behind, J.Simpkin
  • 17 mins - Goal, S.Burgoyne
  • 19 mins - Behind, J.Gunston
  • 27 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 28 mins - Goal, L.Hodge

    Hawthorn and Sydney Events

  • 8 mins - Behind, K.Jack
  • 11 mins - Goal, J.Kennedy
  • 15 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 21 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 25 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 30 mins - Goal, B.McGlynn

Scorers

Hawthorn
Sydney
Goal Scorers Hawthorn Sydney
Goals and Behinds Roughead (4.4), Breust (3.1), Smith (3.0), Puopolo (2.1), Gunston (1.2), Burgoyne (1.0), Hodge (1.0), Litherland (0.1), Mitchell (0.1), Simpkin (0.1) Goodes (4.0), Franklin (3.5), McGlynn (3.1), Tippett (2.2), Kennedy (1.1), Jack (0.1)

Team Statistics

Hawthorn
Sydney

Statistics

Hawthorn Sydney
Goals 15 13
Behinds 14 16
Scoring shots 29 29
Goals/scoring shots 52 45
Disposals 389 345
HawthornGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
G.Birchall 24 13 6 11 9 0 1 0 0 1
L.Breust 14 9 3 5 10 1 1 2 0 3
S.Burgoyne 23 11 4 12 8 3 0 0 0 2
J.Ceglar 5 2 1 3 1 1 0 3 10 0
J.Gibson 21 10 5 11 6 2 1 0 0 0
J.Gunston 13 6 2 7 5 4 0 3 0 0
B.Hill 17 8 5 9 4 1 0 1 0 0
L.Hodge 28 16 3 12 7 5 2 1 0 1
W.Langford 16 7 2 9 8 1 1 2 1 2
J.Lewis 35 19 6 16 15 2 2 1 5 5
A.Litherland 14 8 4 6 8 0 3 1 0 0
B.McEvoy 12 4 4 8 10 5 1 0 27 4
S.Mitchell 32 17 4 15 13 1 1 1 1 6
P.Puopolo 15 10 1 5 7 5 3 0 0 1
J.Roughead 18 10 7 8 5 3 0 0 1 3
R.Schoenmakers 9 5 4 4 3 2 0 1 0 0
L.Shiels 26 17 2 9 5 2 0 0 1 1
J.Simpkin 15 6 5 9 3 3 0 1 0 1
I.Smith 18 11 7 7 3 1 0 1 0 2
B.Stratton 12 5 5 7 6 5 0 3 0 2
M.Suckling 19 14 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
A.Woodward 3 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
C.Bird 25 15 3 10 14 5 1 2 0 7
H.Cunningham 9 4 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
L.Franklin 18 13 7 5 13 4 3 2 0 1
A.Goodes 16 9 5 7 9 0 0 0 0 0
H.Grundy 12 9 1 3 3 2 1 1 0 0
K.Jack 21 11 2 10 13 7 3 1 0 4
L.Jetta 19 17 7 2 1 5 1 0 0 0
J.Kennedy 25 16 5 9 10 4 2 2 1 4
J.Laidler 11 5 4 6 4 1 0 1 0 0
J.Lloyd 17 8 4 9 6 2 0 1 0 2
N.Malceski 17 11 2 6 5 2 0 1 0 1
B.McGlynn 23 14 7 9 10 9 0 2 0 2
J.McVeigh 20 13 4 7 5 5 1 0 0 0
L.Parker 15 8 5 7 6 6 0 1 3 3
M.Pyke 5 2 1 3 2 4 1 0 21 1
D.Rampe 24 12 9 12 8 4 3 1 0 1
S.Reid 13 2 0 11 8 1 0 1 6 6
T.Richards 15 10 8 5 5 1 1 0 0 0
G.Rohan 9 6 3 3 6 1 1 0 0 1
N.Smith 15 10 1 5 4 0 2 0 0 0
K.Tippett 9 7 6 2 7 0 1 0 1 0
D.Towers 7 2 2 5 3 2 0 0 0 0

Match Details

Hawthorn
Sydney
START TIME
7:40PM
WEATHER
Partly cloudy. Scattered showers
VENUE
MCG
Umpires
Troy Pannell, Chris Donlon, Mathew Nicholls

Hawks edge Swans after a gripping contest

HAWTHORN 2.7  4.8  11.11  15.14 (104)
SYDNEY 2.3  5.9  9.14  13.16 (94)
Goals: Hawthorn: J Roughead 4 I Smith 3 L Breust 3 P Puopolo 2 J Gunston L Hodge S Burgoyne. Sydney: A Goodes 4 B McGlynn 3 L Franklin 3 K Tippett 2 J Kennedy.
Best: Hawthorn: Lewis, Hodge, Roughead, Smith, Shiels, Breust, Puopolo. Sydney: McGlynn, Bird, Franklin, Goodes, Rampe
Umpires: Chris Donlon, Troy Pannell, Mathew Nicholls.
Official Crowd: 72,760 at MCG.

In a season supposedly beset with underwhelming footy, Hawthorn and Sydney produced perhaps the season's highest calibre game, in a contest between teams that will surely meet again at the season's pointy end.

The Hawks finally prevailed by 10 points, after a duel in which both sides were severely tested and neither found deficient.  Ultimately, it was Hawthorn's greater midfield run - and its unmatched ability to score in important moments - that saw it overcome a third quarter deficit that had reached an ominous 22 points.

While Buddy Franklin was almost best afield in the opening half of his reunion game - and yes, he was booed by sizeable portion of the 72,000 - it was his former companion, Jarryd Roughead, who became the most telling forward in his 200th game, booting four goals.

Four minutes into the third quarter, the Swans led by 20 points after a pair of brilliant Adam Goodes goals - one from a curling left foot snap. This lead would soon stretch to a peak of 22 points.

Virtually any other team in the competition would have buckled in this situation. Most would have been smashed. The Swans were rolling, their midfield ascendant, their leviathan forwards too powerful.

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But Hawthorn isn't any team. It can sway like a bending tree in a fierce breeze, but it doesn't break.

Dead-eye Luke Breust responded with a pair of highly skilled goals - a one-out mark and a left-foot snap. Liam Shiels, a catalyst for the comeback, found a quiet Jack Gunston, who slotted another. Roughead marked for his second, and claimed a third from a reflex snap in the goal-square.

Isaac Smith, too, was significant, his outside speed and long accurate kicking (three goals) balancing the grunt and nous of Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell and Luke Hodge.

Lewis and Hodge were influential in this sustained counter-offensive that turned the game. And if Franklin, Tippett and Goodes had threatened to monster undersized opponents, the second half belonged more to Roughead, who booted three goals after half-time and gave Ted Richards a rare beating.

Roughead's fourth goal, early in the final quarter, continued the run-on, which had netted the Hawks seven goals to four in the third quarter and enabled them to wipe off a worrisome deficit very quickly, turning into a lead of nine points at the last break.

By the time Rampe was run down by quicksilver Paul Puopolo, who converted from the free, the Hawks seemed certain to prevail, the margin reaching 20 points in those early minutes of the final quarter.

But, as with Hawthorn, the outcome is seldom settled against a team of Sydney's mettle. The Swans would rebound and twice closed to within two kicks following Goodes' third and fourth goals. A Goodes mark wasn't paid in the goal square with four minutes left that would have made the margin three points (John Longmire thought it was a mark). Hodge nailed the sealer deep in time on.

Franklin had a blazing first half. Matched to his good buddy Josh Gibson and sometimes Angus Litherland, Buddy was involved in both of Sydney's first quarter goals. He was sharp from the outset, assisted by Gibson's inability to play him closely. Franklin, who would finish with a typically profligate 3.5, featured in a wonderful passage in which he out-bodied his mate and booted long to Tippett who was too powerful one-out for Ryan Shoenmakers.

In their previous meeting, the Hawks had been undersized against the forward line that comprised Franklin, Tippett, Sam Reid and occasionally Goodes. Brian Lake's suspension meant the equation remained one of small Hawks v tall Swans, but Hawthorn contained the giants with a time-honoured method - keeping the ball at the other end.

The Hawks had the ball in their scoring territory more than Sydney, holding an edge in the contest. Mitchell and Lewis were clean and prolific, as was Gibson, who found the ball more easily than he did Franklin.

But Hawthorn, usually more efficient than a German car manufacturer, was without its trademark ability to convert early in the match.

Sydney held sway in the second quarter, when it began to win clearances and the greater share of disputed balls. Franklin and Tippett remained more than menacing - Tippett using his size to pluck a imposing mark and goal, Buddy deploying his lightweight boxer's feet to snap accurately.

If Franklin and Tippett were the obvious weapons, the Swans best moments were also sparked from less glamorous sources, such as ex-Hawk Ben McGlynn and Craig Bird, while Dane Rampe excelled in defence. Kieran Jack had his moments, Josh Kennedy found touch late.

At the close, Hawthorn had slightly more run in its legs, slightly more poise. This battle seemed to confirm the pecking order. At this stage, Hawthorn and Sydney are hard to split.