Buddy’s boot keeps Swans sea­son alive

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

THE Syd­ney Swans have kept their fi­nals hopes alive with su­per­star Lance Franklin guid­ing them to a 11.19.85- 7.8.50 vic­tory over the Mel­bourne De­mons at the MCG last night.

Buddy Franklin led all scor­ers with four goals as the resur­gent Swans top­pled a De­mons side that failed to ever reach top gear.

Syd­ney dom­i­nated the game early but blew it with eight be­hinds whereas Mel­bourne piled on four goals with­out a blem­ish.

The be­hinds kept com­ing for the Swans, but mixed in with those were a clutch of four goals to Franklin, Isaac Heeney, Kieren Jack and Tom Pap­ley in the sec­ond term that gave the vis­i­tors a handy break. The De­mons kicked the open­ing goal of the third term within four min­utes when Tom McDon­ald took ad­van­tage of a free kick to give the De­mons some hope but the Swans kicked the re­main­ing three goals of the term

Mel­bourne kicked the open­ing goal of the fi­nal term when Jake Melk­sham scored but suc­ces­sive Franklin goals ended hope of a De­mons re­vival.

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