NEAFL: Round 2 Round Up
Photo taken by Matt Corby
SYDNEY SWANS vs. SOUTHPORT
The Sydney Swans added a 102-point win against a lacklustre Southport to their 2017 report card over the weekend in Blacktown.
Brandon Jack and Sam Fisher were unstoppable in the middle, with both reaching a game high 34 possessions to lead the Swans home.
Toby Pink also ran amok off half-forward, taking away a 6-goal haul by games end, and locking the Swans into third place on the ladder.
SYDNEY SWANS – 2.2 8.4 13.7 20.9 (129)
SOUTHPORT SHARKS – 1.0 2.3 3.6 3.9 (27)
SYDNEY GOALS – T. Pink (6) J. Rose (3) S. Murray (2) H. Cunningham (2) A. Kinasch S. Fisher S. Barley C O’Riordan S Edwards J Stapleton T Leonardis
SOUTHPORT GOALS – J. Holland M. Fowler D. Mutu
SYDNEY BEST – B. Jack S. Fisher H. Cunningham T. Pink L. Melican J. Rose
SOUTHPORT BEST – J. Keras A. Boston A. McKenzie
GIANTS vs. SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Ladder leaders, Sydney University went on a final term rampage to down the GIANTS in an impressive display at Blacktown.
After a slow start from the GIANTS, they fought back to be within 10 points at half-time. With the GIANTS sticking close to Sydney University throughout the third, the Students went into the final quarter with a 13-point buffer.
But that would be as close as the GIANTS were able to get for the remainder of the game with Sydney University piling on seven goals to two, to seal a 43-point win.
2016 Sydney University Best and Fairest winner, Matthew Rawlinson and Lewis Stevenson were best on ground for the Students, together amassing 65 possessions.
Zach Sproule was a shining light for the GIANTS kicking five goals, while Jon Patton contributed two.
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY – 5.1 8.4 12.5 20.8 (128)
GIANTS – 1.2 6.6 10.10 12.13 (85)
SYDNEY UNIVESRSITY GOALS – A. Gillespie (3) J. Williams (2) D. Bonney (2) N. Reinhard (2) M. Wilson (2) L. Stevenson (2) J. Hiscox J. Dimery L. Kilpatrick C. McFadden T. Ayton J. Potter M. Rawlinson
GIANTS GOALS – Z. Sproule (5) J. Patton (2) M. Kennedy L. Tiziani M. Edwards H. Perryman D. Simpson.
SYDNEY UNIVERSITY BEST – J. Hiscox S. Tagliabue J. Dimery M. Rawlinson L. Stevenson
GIANTS BEST – D. Simpson M. Kennedy L. Tiziani H. Perryman H. Himmelberg
ASPLEY HORNETS vs. CANBERRA DEMONS
After a solid start to the season, the Canberra Demons were this week out-muscled by their weekend opponents, going down by 68 points to Aspley at Graham Road.
Canberra spent each quarter time break in Aspley’s wake, scoring only three behinds in the third term, while the Hornets added five to their tally.
Reigning NEAFL MVP winner, Matt Payne was again unstoppable for Aspley, taking on NEAFL MVP runner up, Canberra’s Jordan Harper, and coming out on top.
Canberra will hope next week’s return home to the nation’s capital will lift their resolve against the improving GIANTS squad.
ASPLEY HORNETS– 5.6 8.13 13.14 17.15 (117)
CANBERRA DEMONS – 2.0 5.1 5.4 7.7 (49)
ASPLEY GOALS – C. French (3) J. Nelis (3) B. Warren (2) T. Rudolph (2) C. Carseldine R. Toye J. Ives N. Jackson E. Mallan E. Barlow M. Payne
CANBERRA GOALS – M. Vardanega J. Bennett M. Maguire A. Smout L. Meline J. Harper M. Hardie.
ASPLEY BEST – M.Payne R. Toye J. Ives J. Nelis W. Wolbers J. Stanley
CANBERRA BEST – A. Swan J. Harper S. Martyn B. Halse K. Klemke