AFL Round 4: Swans Faced 4th Defeat, Eagles Steal the show at home
Sydney Swan faced another blow in the match against West Coast. It’s their consecutive fourth defeat in AFL 2017.
AFL Round 4: Swans never lost consecutive four matches since 1993, under their coach John Longmire. Meanwhile, it is their only second defeat in all the meetings against Eagles, AFL Sports News.
West Coast enjoyed a 26 point win in front of home crowd and stunned Sydney Swans, and hopes for Swan are dangling in the air as they lost all four matches of AFL, 4 rounds.
In a match played with a finals-like fierceness around the ball, West Coast fought hard to grab the victory. It was a low scoring match and we can say a ferocious battle against two rivals.
Sydney held Eagles down until last quarter and kept the pressure on. But Eagles managed to fight back and keep the match going until they hold the game in their hands. And they finally broke away to secure a 13.13 (91) to 10.5 (65) victory.
Team Eagles opened up a four-goal lead during the third quarter and despite aggressive and desperate Swans in the way, they kept the flow going. And scored 18 points lead into the final change.
But with their season seemingly on the line, the Swans threw everything at West Coast in the last stanza, with goals to Will Hayward and Jake Lloyd closing the gap to one straight kick as anxiety swept through Domain Stadium
AFL Round 4: Match Facts
WEST COAST 2.2 5.9 9.10 13.13 (91)
SYDNEY 2.2 4.3 7.4 10.5 (65)
West Coast: Cripps 3, LeCras 2, Kennedy 2, Gaff 2, McGovern 2, Hill, Shuey
Sydney: Franklin 2, Hayward 2, Cunningham, Foote, Papley, Florent, Lloyd, Reid
West Coast: Shuey, Yeo, Gaff, Hurn, Priddis, Kennedy
Sydney: Kennedy, Lloyd, Parker, Grundy, marsh, Hannebery
West Coast: Mitchell (leg)
Sydney: Franklin (thigh)
Umpires: Foot, Dalgleish, Jeffery
Official crowd: 38,065
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