The Courier-Mail

Buddy fires as Swans dance home


ADAM Goodes produced a war dance, Lance Franklin a season-high seven goals and their teammates did the rest as the Swans celebrated Indigenous Round with an easy 60-point win over Carlton at the SCG.

Goodes looked to have put the pent-up emotion of the booing saga into a secondquar­ter dance move and goal celebratio­n.

Goodes added a second goal to go with his 21 disposals as he carried on his outstandin­g form from last week’s win over Hawthorn.

Last week Franklin didn’t even have a shot at goal but against Carlton it took him only seven minutes before he had his first on the board.

He kicked the first three of the match, added two more in the third and another two in the final term to take his tally to 27 for the year.

He trails West Coast’s Josh Kennedy in the race for the Coleman Medal by four goals with the Eagles set to play Geelong tomorrow.

While Franklin did the finishing Dan Hannebery led the charge from the midfield with 25 possession­s and two goals.

The talented midfielder looks to have improved his Brownlow Medal chances even further after another sparkling display.

Lewis Jetta was another Swans star to continue his run of form with his best game of the year with 27 disposals.

John Barker’s first game as Carlton coach couldn’t produce the re-bound win which often comes in such circumstan­ces. His chances weren’t helped by the losses to injury of Chris Judd, Marc Murphy and Bryce Gibbs during the week.

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