Buddy bag sinks Blues

Seven goals from Lance Franklin and a commanding team display has helped the Sydney Swans add to Carlton’s woes, the home side running out 60-point winners over the Blues at the SCG on Friday night.

At the end of a tumultuous week where the club sacked coach Mick Malthouse, the Blues showed more fight than they have in recent weeks, but still sunk to a fifth-straight loss in the 19.8 (122) to 9.8 (62) result.

The Swans (7-2) won their fourth straight match and temporarily moved to second on the ladder, while Carlton (1-8) remain anchored to the bottom, equaling its second-worst start to a season in its history.

Franklin and Lewis Jetta (27 possessions) celebrated the start of the AFL’s Indigenous Round in style, but it was another champion Blood who assured his name would again dominate the headlines.

 

Most didn’t give the Blues a chance pre-match, and the Swans certainly started like they were out to make Carlton’s trip north a nightmare. Franklin booted three quick goals opposed to Simon White, who looked horribly out of his depth, and the home side led by 22 points at the first change.

 

The Blues showed some signs of fight after half-time, but never got closer than 37 points after the Swans booted the last four goals of the third quarter.

With Jetta, Dan Hannebery, Tom Mitchell and Kieren Jack winning plenty of midfield ball, Carlton was run off its feet, and Franklin was the main beneficiary.

 

sydneyswans.com.au. 2015. Buddy bag sinks Blues. [ONLINE] Available at: http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/news/2015-05-29/buddy-bag-sinks-blues. [Accessed 01 June 15].