Coming into this game, there was the definite feeling that both clubs had their seasons on the line.
Coming into the last quarter, that feeling was palpable, as both the Swans and Blues spent the first 12 or so minutes of the last quarter desperately attempting to play footy without making a mistake. It was as though both teams knew that once momentum swung one way, it was likely not going to swing back.
And then it swung the Swans’ way.
Goals to Chad Warner and Wil Hayward – two of the better players on the ground – and the Blues looked shot.
Sydney started to smile, and started to play footy which was a little more adventurous. They started to enjoy their footy. That’s been missing this season.
A cross-body kick from Buddy Franklin to Sam Wicks set up a goal to Justin McInerney, and that was all she wrote, with the Swans keeping touch with the top eight and the Blues plummeting to their sixth loss in seven games.
Who were the match-winners? Who were the most disappointing? And where was this game won and lost?
That’s what I’m here for, as we jump into The Mongrel’s Big Questions.
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