The Sydney Swans recorded a comprehensive win over the Brisbane Lions last night at the SCG.
The 110–63 points’ victory sees the Swans now sit atop the ladder after Round 14, which even the most ardent Swans supporter would have thought unlikely pre-season.
After a strong Brisbane start and well fought out first half, the Swans put the match to bed by kicking the first four goals after half time within quick succession.
In front of a small crowd of 19,416, the Swans, as usual, had consistent performers all over the ground.
The young Brisbane side has showed promise over the past month but struggled against a well-structured Swans team on a ground that the Lions have struggled to win at for the past decade.
Having veteran star Simon Black injured during the warm up and ruled out of the game did not bode well for the Lions’ attempts to arrest what has become something of a bogey trip for them.
Young forward Sam Reid had a breakthrough game for the Swans, kicking six goals and getting the rewards for his strong leading and what must be one of the best marks in the league.
Jarrad McVeigh had a game high 33 touches and Adam Goodes was once again close to best on ground seeing plenty of the ball and having 14 marks.