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  • The GWS Giants had a chance to advance to the AFL Finals Series, which is known as their version of the playoffs. While Round 24 of the 2023 Season served as the regular season finale. With so many other teams vying for the same postseason spots, the Giants had to work extremely hard to perform at their best. If the Giants defeat the Carlton Blues, they will earn the final space to play them in a rematch, however if they fail to do therefore, they could find themselves eliminated. Carlton coach Michael Voss has displayed confidence and bravery in the Blues to have a successful season and return to the top eight on the league. Carlton coach Michael Voss had displayed faith and bravery in the Blues to have a successful season, and returning to the top 8 ladder was an attainable reality to return to the AFL Finals. The Giants struggled in the first half of the season, but coach Adam Kingsley has given everything he has to help the squad turn it into something and have a winning run in the second half of the 2023 season. The Great Western Sydney Giants had never given up on themselves and held at least the final ticket to the 2023 AFL Finals Tournament because they had never lost hope in their ability to perform a miracle even the 7 game winning streak. The Giants had made their last journey in the AFL Finals Tournament in 2019, while the Carlton Blues were making their first appearance since 2013. The Giants needed to decide whether or not a victory would benefit the squad as a whole. The match was place at Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria.

    The match began with Josh Kelly of the GWS Giants taking a behind, but Jack Carroll booted the ball into the goal, giving the Blues an early lead. Then Adam Saad booted it to two Carlton players and passed it to Charlie Curnow, who had the ball inside the 50-metre circle, to give Carlton another goal to increase their advantage. Following a brief period of victory, Callan Ward of the Giants booted the ball at the 50-metre line to score a goal for his team. It was short-lived after Charlie Curnow made a stunning catch from a long kick, allowing Carlton to seize control. Three Giants players made several rapid passes, and one of them found Lachlan Keeffe, who assisted the team in scoring another goal. In the meanwhile, Tom Green handed the ball to Jake Riccardi and dropped it, allowing Toby Greene to recover it and score a goal for the GWS Giants. With a behind, Toby Greene was able to narrow the gap to one point, but his effort was temporary since Carlton’s Matthew Owies scored a goal just before the first quarter’s conclude.

    As the second quarter got underway, the Giants’ Toby Bedford rescued the ball by the Toyota logo before passing it to Harry Rowston, Lachie Whitfield, and Jesse Hogan, who were able to save it within the 50 yard line and score a goal to put the Giants within striking distance of the lead. Lachlan Keeffe was able to pass the ball to Toby Greene and give the Giants the lead when he was in possession of it. When Callum Brown sent the ball to Ryan Agwin, the latter spun and handed it to Stephen Coniglio, who scored a goal for the Giants to increase their advantage. Finally, Callan Ward booted the ball to Jesse Hogan on the other side of the center square, who then handed it to Toby Greene. Toby Greene, the captain, kicked it inside the 50 metre circle to give the Giants another goal. If they took the lead and increased their margins to get close to St. Kilda, they might have had a chance to play for a playoff spot against the Sydney Swans or another rematch against the Carlton Blues, but only if the game ended in a draw. The Blues didn’t give up and took command of the goals and behinds, with Isaac Cummings of the Giants getting the goal and Stephen Coniglio getting the behind, and it would conclude at halftime with the Giants leading by 5 points, 8.4 (52) to 7.5 (47).

    When the third quarter began, the Giants were expecting to stay in the playoffs if they could extend their win or increase the margin of victory, depending on the outcome of the game. It started with the Giants rush behind but figuring out why. Sam Walsh of Carlton scored after more than 5 minutes had passed since the second half began. It was given to David Cuningham, who gave it to George Hewett, who took the kick from the 40 metre circle and went beyond to tie the game at 8.5 (53) to 8.5 (53). The entire crowd erupted in optimism that Carlton would retake the lead. When the referee tossed the ball to receive it first, Lachlan Keeffe used his hand to drop the ball and deliver it to Stephen Coniglio, who scored the goal for the GWS Giants. When Paddy Dow of the Blues raced the ball inside the centre square and kicked it to Charlie Curnow, the Giants players protested about two players collecting the ball at the same moment. Curnow eventually booted the ball and well headed to the goal, where they leveled it again. After a neck-and-neck battle with close results, Jesse Hogan was expecting to seize the lead, but ended up a behind with leading by one point to the Giants. The Giants then chose to seize control of the ball and refused to surrender or give up their position in order to go to the playoffs. A group of Giants protected the ball before giving it to Tom Green, who then caught it at the corner within 50 yards thanks to Jake Ricarddi. When Jake Ricarrdi took the corner kick, it was a tight strike that gave the Giants a goal and resurrected their chances of winning the game. Brent Daniels ran through the Carlton players and kicked it to Lachie Whitfield, who then passed it to Toby Bedford, who kicked it to Racarrdi, who landed inside the 50 yard circle and scored another goal for the Giants. When Harry Himmelberg kicked it to Daniel Lloyd, the referee called it off the boot from Brodie Kemp, which was unfortunate for Carlton, resulting in a 50-metre kick from Daniel Lloyd. When Lloyd booted the ball, it was straight up in the air as a goal, which the Giants refused to give up. The Giants have taken over 7th place in the playoffs by a little margin to move up to 6th place, taking over St Kilda, which now holds 6th place, and they might play against each other as the home team to host the AFL Finals Series for home advantage if the results hold. Coniglio booted the ball out of the center square after running the ball, and Callum Brown afterwards scored another goal for the Giants. Toby Greene finished the third quarter with a behind that indicated the goal was near.

    Toby Beford took a behind for the Giants in the fourth quarter. Tom Green swiftly intercepted the ball, gave it to Brent Daniels, who threw a fly zone to Toby Greene, who quickly transferred it to Jake Riccardi, who quickly stopped inside the goal square and kicked it in by a meter line. The Giants were unbeatable, and they are confident of reaching the AFL Finals Tournament. While Keefee touched the ball, Brent Daniels raced the ball and kicked it into the goal square, scoring an incredible goal that earned him the match’s MVP. While Daniel Lloyd was running and dropping the ball, he swiftly passed it to Toby Greene, who was holding the ball. Then he booted it into the goal, giving the Giants an opportunity to finish sixth and secure home advantage against St.Kilda. As the GWS Giants gained complete control of the game, the Carlton players found ways to score a few of chances until Corey Durdin took over the Giants defense and allowed the Blues to score, relegating the Giants to seventh position on the AFL ladder. While the GWS Giants players tried their luck at taking advantage of the ball, Stephen Coniglio was about to kick to the goal but ended up behind when the ball went closer to the right. Carlton’s Zac Fisher grabbed the ball and booted it inside the 50-metre circle, scoring a goal for the Blues. It may be too late for Carlton to defeat the formidable Giants, against whom they had a large lead, but they can still put the Giants to finish in seventh and advance to the AFL Finals Series. While Adam Saad handed it to Matthew Owies, he felt it was going to be a goal, but it went short with less than 30 seconds left in the game. During the final 20 seconds of the match, The Blues had players passing the footy to each other until Zac Fisher kicked it out of the centre square and landed it to Harry McKay to Adam Saad, then Matthew Owies, and finally Corey Durdin who took the run and kicked it to hope for a goal before the buzzer, which it hit the post for a behind. It didn’t matter that the Western Bulldogs would not be able to compete in the Finals this year, since the Great Western Sydney Giants triumphed by a 32-point margin of 16.9 (105) to 11.7 (73). The Giants have won their ambitions and will never surrender their place in the AFL Finals. The Giants have earned their dreams and will never surrender their berth in the AFL Finals, which both Carlton and GWS Giants are pleased to make in September, although both teams are content to finish in the lower part of the Top 8 Ladder. The GWS Giants were close to have a home game against St. Kilda Saints which it was the opposite of what they wanted to finished the ladder but managed to play against them in Melbourne. The GWS Giants broke Carlton’s nine-game winning streak, but they are still in with a chance of reaching the AFL Finals Series.

    The GWS Giants had played a terrific season with a major turnaround in the second half of the season. When they play against St. Kilda Saints in the Elimination Match which is the first round of the playoffs for the bottom half of the ladder, the Mighty Giants would hope to take a victory to play against either the losing teams of the Qualifying Finalists like Port Adelaide or the Brisbane Lions in the semifinals. The Great Western Sydney Giants can hope to win their first AFL Grand Final as Premiership Champions in order to win all of the Finals Tournament which it’s a big step forward for the Giants to become the best team in the league if they never surrender as a team. The Big Big Sound has prepared an orange splash as the Giants are looking forward to see what the future can hold for upcoming glory years ahead to upon their hopes and aspirations to bring young generations of AFL Fans to be a Giants fan.

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    CARTON FOOTBALL CLUB 4.3 7.5 9.5 11.7 (73)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY GIANTS 3.2 8.4 13.7 16.9 (105)

    GOALS
    Carlton:
    Curnow 3, Owies 2, Cottrell, Martin, De Koning, Hewett, Durdin, Fisher
    Greater Western Sydney: Greene 4, Riccardi 3, Coniglio 2, Ward, Keeffe, Hogan, Cuming, Lloyd, Brown, Daniels

    BEST
    Carlton:
    Hewett, Curnow, Dow, Acres, Walsh
    Greater Western Sydney: Greene, Green, Coniglio, Ward, Daniels

    INJURIES
    Carlton:
    Acres (collarbone)
    Greater Western Sydney: Nil

    LATE CHANGES
    Carlton:
    Nil
    Greater Western Sydney: Toby McMullin replaced Sam Taylor (hamstring)

    SUBSTITUTES
    Carlton:
    Caleb Marchbank (replaced Blake Acres in the third quarter)
    Greater Western Sydney: Nick Haynes (replaced Toby McMullin in the third quarter)

    Crowd: 44,354 at Marvel Stadium

  • Both Matildas vs Lions had played their most competitive performance.This has been the biggest sporting event so far in Australia History while Australia plays against England. The Matildas were determined to get their first World Cup Finalists as the host since the USA did back in 1999. Tony Gustavsson was hoping if Australia could get a victory against England which they’re good as the Matildas. While Sabrina Weigman was focused that the Lionesses could possibly do a rematch which that was her only lost as manager against Australia 2-0 in a friendly match in April of 2023. The match was hosted in Stadium Australia in Olympic Park of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The supporters of 75,784 came to watch a great excited match for Australia vs England.

    The match started off with Australia taking control while England quickly took defense. At the 7th minute, Sam Kerr almost got herself a goal for Australia which was blocked by Mary Herps. At the 9th minute, Stanway was close to get get a goal which Mackenzie Arnold managed to save it.17th minute, Russo passed it to Hemp which it hit the net on. At the 30th minute, Australia took the corner kick which Hayley Raso almost give the Matildas a goal. At the 36th minute, Rachel Daly passed it to Hemp to Russo and small pass to Ella Toone which she give England on the opening score to lead the Matildas 1-0. the 38th minute, Elie Carpenter pass it to Gorry but it was a great save from Herps. Both teams played well which it ended up England 1-0

    During the 2nd Half, The Matilda’s has to find a way in order to go to the World Cup. 47th minute Sam Kerr almost got her goal. At the 57th minute, Lauren Hemp had everything she can which she wasn’t called for a foul but kept going and Mackenzie Arnold was able to save it. At the 63rd minute Sam Kerr took the ball and ran all the way which give Australia a 30 yards kick goal to level up 1-1. The fans at Stadium Australia was electrified as Sam Kerr scored her goal in her host nation. IAt the 67th minute, Kyra Cooney-Cross took the long range kick which Sam Kerr did the header but Herps was able to save it for England. It didn’t last when England took the sacrifice at the 71st minute when Millie Bright did a long pass to Lauren Hemp and passed through the Australian defense and give England the lead again. Australia thought that they could pull through but it didmd last with England with the might roar of getting into their way. In the last 20 minutes Australia had refused to give up hope as Sam Kerr did a head but aimed at the wrong direction which it would’ve been the moment for Australia to catch up England. So the Matildas kept trying but Mary Herps wouldn’t let Australia get a chance to catch up to them. When Australia had the corner kick, Sam Kerr just had her moment but pushed the pressure and booted up instead of direct goal. By the 86th minute, Lauren Hemp give out a massive pass to Alessia Russo a goal for England 3-1, which might do for England to play against Spain in the World Cup Final. The England squad cheered and celebrated like a victory which Australia had everything they could but didn’t get the job done. In the final minutes, Australia had tried possession but it was too late to level it up 3-3 which sadly Australia has been eliminated in the Semifinals against England 3-1.

    The Matildas should be proud of themselves that they change the way to bring young girls and fans around the country to get into soccer. There was a lot of emotions from Australia which they thought they could be the host nation to reach to the finals. The Lionesses on the other hand had one of the best performances in the World Cup campaign which the team was able to play in their true spirit of soccer. The Aussie Fans has shown spirit to this sport. It will live on to continue the future of the Matilda’s which hopefully they can bring a silverware to their history. The whole squad has to now focus on getting Bronze against Sweden in Brisbane which they can bonce back and turn around. The love of every soccer fan around the world who now believe in the Matildas are true spirits and hopefully one day they can show the world to see what they can accomplish in other other conceptions like the Summer Olympics and other International Tournaments.

  • The Matildas had played really well throughout their world cup until they have to play against France which their known as the Les Bleues. While both Australia and France are motivated to advance to the Semifinals, the two teams have shown exceptional power and overall achievement. Australia’s Tony Gustavsson and France’s Hervé Renard both enjoyed a successful World Cup campaign. With an outstanding view of their 49,961 fans, the match was held at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland.

    The match started off with both teams doing well balance while Sam Kerr gets to start off in the bench just in case of any form of play when needed. At the 12th minute, france took the corner kick which Eugenie Le Sommer had a chance to pass it to Maelle Lakrar bit kicked off target. Australia had some moments but couldn’t get the finishing touches. During the 24th minute Maria Carvajal had signals an Australia throw-in in France’s half. Which quickly became Katrina-Lee Gorry of Australia gets in a strike, but is off target. At the 32nd minute, France took the corner kick and Maelle Lakrar tried to give the Les Blues on the scoreboard which Mackenzie Arnold save it from going in. A the 41st minute, Hayley Raso was about to get the goal for Australia which the french defense almost cost the chance with lack of communication. While Katrina Lee Gorry passed it to Mary Fowler she was about to score for Australia but a great defense from Elisa De Almeida had a massive block which France was lucky to not let Australia get a chance to take the lead which it ended up halftime 0-0. Both teams had caused mistakes and failed possession of the ball.

    When the 2nd half began, France already give a fowl to Fowler which Australia will get the free kick but it was blocked. France had most possession but almost had a chance. At the 55th minute the whole crowd was excited for Sam kerr for her to take over the 2nd half of the match. The moment after she got on, Kerr almost got herself a goal and Hayley Raso nearly got herself the goal for the Matildas. At the 58th minute Australia took charge of the corner kicks which couldn’t finish the job at the end which Pauline Peyraud-Magnin the French Goalkeeper was being this massive to refuse the Matildas the chance of a winning opportunity. During in these moments, France had suddenly came more dangerous with the ball and the tactics. The match at Suncorp Stadium has been interrupted briefly for a check on Eugenie Le Sommer, who is down injured which she got hit in the nose. At the 82nd minute, Australia was able to drive forward but Caitlin Foord is called for offside. During the 89th minute, Australia’s Ellie Carpenter breaks free, but the strike goes wide of the post. At the 90th minute, France’s Selma Bacha misses with an attempt on goal. The match was so competitive and still scoreless which means it ends the regulation match and go to extra time.

    When extra time began, both teams had played their toughest performance which only one side can win it to the semifinals. At the 95th minute, France surge into the attack at Suncorp Stadium but Elisa De Almeida’s header is off-target. At the 100th Minute, France took the corner kick and Wendie Renard had the goal for France but the referee wanted to turn the play over for offside she was also caught for a push to Australia. During the 105th minute, Caitlin Foord had full advantage of the ball and hand it to Cortnne Vine but almost got themselves a goal. Afterwards, it was another round of extra time and France continue to let the Matildas to struggle the possession which France has contacted to play dangerous. At the 106th minute Viviane Asseyi had the ball in the penalty box and gives it to Vicki Becho which Mackenzie Arnold made a powerful save. By the 110th minute, Lauren Fazer of France passed the ball to Grace Geyoro which Steph Catley of Australia defend it from getting the goal. During the final minutes of exratime, France made 2 subs included the goalkeeper. The Goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin was being replaced by Solene Durand which Peyraud-Magnin did phenomenal with the defense of disallowing goals for Australia. On the other hand, Eve Perisset is replacing Elisa De Almeida for France. After the final moments from both Australia and France, the match ended up to penalty shots.

    While Australia and France both haven’t find a strategy to score a goal, they ended went to Penalty kicks and a lot of fans has enjoyed the match at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The penalty kick also known as PK mode started off with Selma Bacha but made a weak kick for an easy save from Arnold Mackenzie. When Caitlin Foord of Australia took over, she scores by the left of the post. When Kadidiatou Diane of France took the penalty kick it was an easy shot by the left post. While Steph Caitley of Australia took her shot, it was save by Solene Durand to save France with hope. When Wendie Renard the most farce player of France took the shot which it was an easy goal which had no problem of the danger. By the time Sam Kerr the Capitan of Australia took over, she made a goal which roared the whole stadium to see her score the goal in front of the audience of her home country. She had shown pride what soccer can do for her aussie fans, which made her feel good about the penalty kick. When Eugenie Le Sommer of France took the shot, it was a goal on the right side. As soon as Mary Fowler of Australia took the shot, it was a goal on the left and Australia has believe that could win the Quarterfinals. When Eve Perisset of France and just it the post and misses which Austrlia can bring hope for the victory if they made it. When Mackenzie Arnold of Australia played against Solene Durand she almost give Australia the big win which it the right post. It was 3-3 and made it round 6 which it got electrified in Brisbane and all og the fans got amped up with moment of sudden death. Then Grace Geyoro of France kicked the ball and succeeds from the penalty spot which Mackenzie Arnold almost had it but her fingertips was short to give the Matildas a win. When Katrina-Lee Gorry of Australia took her luck, she scores and did the rockabye baby holding dance while Solene Durand of France failed to save it with her fingertips and Australia went wild. By the Sakina Karchaoui of France scores from the penalty spot, it hit the post but able to get over the line when France an extra life of pendents. When Tameka Yallop of Australia took the kick, she quickly tip toe the play and succeeds from the penalty spot 5-5 into round 8. When Maelle Lakrar of France took the penalty kick it succeeds for France for an another lead. While Ellie Carpenter of Australia took the penalty kick she scores off the post but manage to get in. Afterwards, it was Kenza Dali of France took the shot, she missed but Mackenzie was happy to save but has to redo it because she moved too early. When Clare Hunt of Australia gets ready to take a penalty, she was able to kick it center but the goalie was able to save it. By the time Vicki Becho of France took the opportunity to lead The Blues and just it the post but couldn’t hang on. Lastly, it was round 10 which it was leveled 6-6 but Cortnee Vine took the penalty kick which it could be the moment for Australia. The Matildas has won the Penalty Shootout and they whole team has ran out and celebrated on the pitch for another successful match which they managed to win the Quarterfinals for the first time in World Cup History for both men and women for Australia. They will play against England in the Semifinals on Wednesday.

    The most important lesson for the Matildas was to never surrender the power of taking charge of the World Cup and bring in joy for the sport that elevates the team. Everyone in the squad worked so hard to believe in themselves and it wasn’t easy for Australia to keep their grip of saving themselves as the host nation of the World Cup.

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  • The Matildas were able to overcome Canada in the last round of the group stages after surviving group stage B. The Matildas must find a way to advance to the Quarterfinals. Sam Kerr, Australia’s Captain, on the other hand, is happy to be back in place but will play as a sub to avoid repeat injuries if she gets on the pitch or if any adjustments are necessary. The game is sold out, with an audience of 75,874 breaking another record. The game was held at Stadium Australia in Sydney, New South Wales.

    The match began with Denmark gaining the most of the advantage in the opening 20 minutes, before Australia seized possession of the ball but had few near chances. Mary Fowler maintained the ball after defending Denmark’s attempt, which she held on to in the 29th minute. Additionally, Fowler dispatched a long ball to Caitlin Foord by sprinting it, giving the Matilda’s a 1-0 lead and igniting the joy of the enthusiastic Australian fans. Emily van Egmond had a wonderful run in the 34th minute to set up Caitlin Foord, but she was unable to score another goal.Australia received a few beautiful passes from each player in the 42nd minute but couldn’t close the scoring opportunity. However, the match was really enjoyable for the Aussie fans that watched it. During the remaining 25 minutes before halftime, the Australians had assumed control.

    The Matilda’s continued to be focused on winning and moving on to the quarterfinals as the second half got underway. At the 54th minute, the Matildas had a number of passes from the players, but traffic came in the way, and the Danish goaltender Lene Christensen was able to stop it in a straight line. Denmark began to take possession of the ball in the 55th minute, but Mackenzie Arnold had other ideas to keep Denmark from leveling the match. The Aussies had continued to push themselves to keep the match on track by moving up.At the 58th minute, van Egmond gave it to Caitilin Foord, who almost scored Australia’s second goal, but the Danish defenders refused to give Australia the lead, despite the fact that they played effectively for the most part. Katrina Gorry made a beautiful pass to Mary Fowler and then gave it to Caitlin Foord in the 64th minute but had a right away to gain a near position of obtaining their second goal of the match. Emily van Egmond had stopped the ball but Lene Christensen the Danish Goalkeeper was able to stop before it went in again. In the 68th minute, Australia received a free kick from Steph Caitiley to Cooney-Cross and awarded another corner kick. Sam Kerr was getting set to warm up as the crowd applauded for her as she prepared to play in the World Cup for the first time.

    Caitlin Foord had possession of the ball during the 70th minute and enacted it to Kyra Cooney-Cross, who subsequently passed it to Caitlin Foord, who additionally passed it to Mary Fowler, who quickly stopped the ball and handed it back to Mary Fowler in the penalty box square, who provided a brief pass to Emily van Egmond, and finally delivered it to Hayley Raso, who scored an additional goal for Australia. Hayley Raso did an airplane lift as she scored for Australia which they knew the team could take a victory into the Quarterfinals. Even their teammates were thrilled during the celebration of another score that increased the advantage to 2-0. Both teams collided in the 75th minute, although Australia was prepared to unleash subs in the interim. After the last play, Hayley Raso and Emily van Egmond were sent off, allowing Sam Kerr and Cortnee Vine to come on as substitutes. Sam Kerr, Australia’s Captain, returned after a warm greeting from all of the supporters chanting her name, and she couldn’t be happier that she was finally allowed to compete in her host nation event. In the 85th minute, Denmark eventually regained possession of the ball and threw it to the left. The captain, Sam Kerr, had her first opportunity to score in the 87th minute, but she missed the target by kicking the ball above the goal post. The fans were pleased with Sam Kerr’s first genuine chance with the ball. Denmark was playing more aggressively in the 89th minute, but they kicked the ball volleyed, allowing MacKenzie to make a simple save for Australia. At the 91st minute, the Matildas produced superb passes from each play, but Cooney-Cross almost gave Australia a third goal, which barely missed the top goal post. The crowd was highly encouraging and enthusiastic when Tameka Yallop replaced Foord in the 95th and final minute just because Foord was the star player who helped the Matilda’s take the 1-0 lead during the first half of the match. The anticipation was electrifying at Stadium Australia in Sydney, where a sold-out crowd of 75,874 awaited the last and final play. When the final whistle blows, the Matildas have won the Round of 16 and will face either France or Morocco in the Quarterfinals, as everyone in the stadium is excited for their home country, despite the fact that the Matildas had an outstanding sensation about their performance against Denmark. Some of the most supportive fans also brought in their Sam Kerr sign to show the love of the match and the team itself.

    In the Quarterfinals, Australia will face either France or Morocco, demonstrating to their supporters that Australia can potentially be one of the finest teams in the world in their own nation for hosting this year’s World Cup.

    Having Sam Kerr back at the Matildas was a terrific sensation for all of the supporters, especially since she had been absent for the majority of the competition. It was great to watch her take part in the Women’s World Cup after recovering from a calf injury. Hopefully, she’ll get some rest so she’ll be ready for all of her home supporters. The Matildas were brilliant throughout the competition, especially after Kerr was benched in the Group Stages, which they won despite her absence. The love of soccer has shown some great characteristics on each individual player on the Australian Team to see what they are made of and their own unique style of play, which Coach Tony Gustavsson was delighted with, although they never surrendered their style of play regardless of whether they were the host nation of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Even though on the bench, she remained a team player and assisted her colleagues in doing what they do best. Sam Kerr was an exceptional role model both on and off the field, indicating her genuine character and determination to never give up hope in spite of which player takes command of the squad, and it was all worth smiles.

  • The Lionesses played all three rounds of Group D and won all three matches against Haiti, Denmark, and China. Coach Sabrina Weigman of England currently hopes that the Lionesses will win in order to be eligible to the World Cup and demonstrate to the world that women can be as dominating as men’s teams. Coach Randy Waldrum, the head coach of the Nigerian Women’s National Soccer Team, is also the head coach of the University of Pittsburgh Panthers Women’s Soccer Team during the academic year. England must eventually defeat Nigeria. The match was held at Brisbane Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

    The match began with England having great possession of the ball and dominating the first ten minutes. By the 10th minute, Nigeria was in possession of the ball, and the goalkeeper had volleyed it far over the goal line, resulting in a corner kick. Lauren James was able to boot the ball out of Nigeria’s control after they took the corner kick. Nigeria gained complete control in the 17th minute, and Mary Earps made two saves for England, nearly giving England an early shock that they were fortunate to avoid for a costly goal and punted away. James nearly gave Aleissa Russo a goal for England in the 22nd minute, but the young goaltender was able to make a fantastic stop. England took a corner kick in the 28th minute, but the Nigerian defense saved it, preventing England from scoring. Rachel Daly was ready to receive the ball when it was shoved, and the referee had a superb eye for an England penalty. Nigeria, on the other hand, had additional options for asking the referee to double-check the foul, which was reviewed and checked out of VAR to see whether there was a foul. It turned out that it was used before it was pushed, but it backfired on the foul, revealing that there was no penalty, which incensed England. Following that, Stanway sent the ball to Lucy Bronze, who played it to Lauren James, and the goalkeeper was able to save England’s corner kick. England got the corner in the 40th minute, but James kicked it above the goal line from the same location. The match finished 0-0 in the first half, which England was unhappy with due to a disallowed penalty kick, but the Lionesses had a great chance of keeping their confidence intact on the ball, which Nigeria had given them a fantastic performance.

    During the second half, England was expecting to reclaim their advantage until Nigeria seized possession of the ball, forcing England to play more defensive. By the 56th minute, Greenwood had taken the free kick to Ruso but had swiftly headed out of bounds. The audience carried out the wave in the 62nd minute to keep themselves passionate as the game remained 0-0. England took the corner kick in the 66th minute, but Yewande Balogun, the goalie, saved it, and she leaped up like she was on the monkey bars. Nigeria took a corner kick in the 71st minute, but it flew out of bounds, but Mary Herps fell down and called for assistance to regain her grip. She was fortunate that nothing significant occurred while Coach Wiegman advised England to regain possession more frequently and make an effort to score in order to take full advantage. England took a corner kick in the 76th minute, and the goalie made a tremendous save, giving the Lionesses their best chance yet to score. By the 85th minute, Lauren James made a cheeky foul at Michelle Alozie but the referee initially gave her a yellow but the crew of VAR noticed the foul and the referee decided to stop the match to double check with VAR screen. It was revealed that the yellow card is no longer valid and has been replaced by a red card, implying that James knew she would be taken away for a nasty fowl. The two European Championship players who scored, Ella Toone and Chloe Kelly, were substituted on in the 88th minute to offer England hope. England fought everything they could to stay alive, and the match ended 0-0, sending them to extra time and maybe a penalty shootout if the outcome remained the same.

    The Lionesses were keen to prevail so they could go to the Quarterfinals, where they would face the Falcons in a tight encounter. England is still seeking for a spectacular glory, but they must play wisely in order to advance to the Quarterfinals. To achieve a successful performance, the squad must tighten possession and play as a unit. In extra time, both teams had a great chance to break through the tie, and there could only be one winner. At the 98th minute, Nigeria’s Michelle Alozie almost scored but couldn’t get her left foot in the goal.During the final few minutes of the first extra time, Nigeria grabbed control of the ball, while England appeared exhausted and hoped for further success. Both teams convened on their respective sides to devise fresh methods to keep the game alive in the hope of a match winner. When the second half of extra time began, both sides carried possession but needed to break the tie. At the 110th minute, Nigeria’s Francisca Ordega had almost scored, and England is fortunate to remain in the game. Nigeria nearly scored the game-winning goal in the 117th minute, but Mary Earps made a fantastic stop on the ball. At the 118th minute, England received a few kicks, and Millie Bright nearly gave the Lionesses a victory goal, but it fell short of her foot. Extra time has ended, and both sides will now compete in a penalty shootout.

    During the Penalty Shootout, it is determined that England and Nigeria will have to go to sudden death to see which side can win the match; this is the FIFA Women’s World Cup’s second penalty shootout since USA vs Sweden took a mighty victory to crush the American Dream of getting another repeat. It all began in England. Georgia Stanway, but she missed the far left goal. When Nigerian Desire Oparnozie attempted the penalty kick, it was unsuccessful in the same manner. Bethany England went up and scored the goal, maintaining her perfect career record in all penalty shootouts. Mary Herps desires to save England, but Michelle Alozie of Nigeria booted it too high, giving England belief. Rachel Daly rose up and kicked it inside the top left corner of the goal post, giving England a better chance of winning the penalty shootout. Rasheedat Ajiibade of Nigeria was fortunate just to score when she took the kick. By the time Alex Greenwood of England stepped up to take the penalty shot, the ball had already gone inside the right goal post. When Nigeria’s Christy Ucheibe scored a penalty kick, Herp did not move. When it was Chloe Kelly’s time, it was established that she assisted England in winning the European Championship, that she scored a penalty winner in the 2023 Women’s Finalissima against Brazil, and that she now has the chance to win it in the Round of 16 Penalty Shootout. Kelly scored by kicking the ball, giving England a courageous win in the first knockout match of the Round of 16.

    Both England and Nigeria huddled up and give handshakes for a really good performance. Others got upset and cheered them up that the team has played their best which it shows heroism and dedication of their positive spirit to teach young girls could play soccer in future generations to show what a soccer match should really mean to give credit. Although England had struggled to keep possession of the ball and lack of scoring opportunities which they didn’t use enough confidence to keep the match alive, but the team was lucky enough to move on the next round. The Lionesses will now face either Columbia or Jamaica in the quarterfinals.

    Even though Nigeria was very strong throughout the match, the Lionesses had their finest effort. They must now concentrate on the pressure, even if they begin to fall short on their most successful players, in order to desire the performance and reclaim their clever moves.

  • The match was Canada vs. Australia during the final round in the group stages, which these teams are in Group B, while Nigeria would take first and Ireland would be eliminated first, which was the struggle of survival of the best two in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup division. It is determined that Australia desire to perform their best while captain Sam Kerr is sidelined due to a calf ailment. The third match for Australia was held at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria. Coaches Tony Gustavsson of Australia and Bev Priestman of Canada have both become desperate about the scenario in regards to which team can go to the Round of 16 with Nigeria while the other would be eliminated with Ireland. If the Matildas win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualification round, they will play at Stadium Australia in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. For sponsorship reasons, it is now known as Accor Stadium as a multi-purpose stadium in the Sydney Olympic Park of the surrounding area.

    The match began with both sides taking the ball in the battle to advance to the knockout phase, but only one team could finish top in the group stage, with Nigeria in Group B. The team’s supporters cheered them on and beat on drums to raise the volume in the stadium during the eighth minute. When Australia’s Kyra Cooney-Corry released the corner kick, it was a deep one from Alanna Kennedy with a fast kick from Katrina Gorry that Canada’s Jessie Fleming booted away, giving Australia another try from the back. Mackenzie Arnold, the goalie, produced an incredible kick to Caitlin Foord, who followed by passing it to Steph Catley, who made an enormous pass to the penalty box, where Hayley Raso scored Australia’s first goal. The flag was waved for suspected offside, but the referee requested the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) to see whether it went through, and the goal was to be awarded for onside, which Australia was delighted to have early on. The goal, that Hayley Raso provided, has offered all of the fans with some relief, because they may now release their energy.

    In the 25th minute, Jessie Fleming gave Canada a corner kick, but Makenzie Arnold volleyed it in with remarkable power. At the 33rd minute, Australia had a terrific steal from Hayley Raso before releasing it to Ellie Carpenter, but she booted an unforced pass to Foord, who quickly gave it to Mary Fowler. Jayne Riviere immediately defended Fowler’s pass, and Raso booted it to the goal zone, where Ellie Carpenter almost put it in before sliding around and Mary Fowler rebounded to score another goal for Australia. The supporters went berserk when Australia led 2-0 following many passes, which produced a 3 V 1 until Fowler was able to score. The squad performed admirably, and Australia was more confident with the ball in the first half. It didn’t stop Canada from claiming that the goal should be disallowed due to a collision from Kadeisha Buchanan of Canada and maybe offside from Carpenter, which was too close to call. Referee Stephanie Frappart opted to verify the footage, which discovered a fracture offside meaning the goal did not count. At the 40th minute, Cooney-Cross of Australia took a corner ball to Canada’s goalie Kailen Sheridan, but Hayley Raso slipped out to give Australia a 2-0 lead. At the corner flag, all of the Australian players raced together to embrace Raso. The crowd couldn’t be more thrilled throughout the game, particularly when the other goal was disallowed and the Matildas were able to make a comeback. Canada was struggling to keep its opponents in place due to a lack of communication and inventiveness on the ball. The match proceeded to halftime with Australia leading 2-0 with hopes to go to the knockout stages.

    When the second half began, the Matildas were fully confident on the ball, with the contest in their hands. Katrina Gorry had control of the ball in the 51st minute but shortly lost it after a second of a turnover, which Steph Caitley gave to Raso but almost earned a hat trick. The following minute, Cooney-Cross attempted to kick it from 40 yards out, however Sheridan was able to stop it with her fingertips, preventing Australia from scoring again. Steph Caitley sent a tremendous cross kick to Foord in the 58th minute and raced the ball to Mary Fowler. While Fowler kicked the ball with her left foot, it hit the post but miraculously went in, giving the Matildas a lead of 3-0. She was fortunate that the goal was not dined this time when she got the opportunity to score. The Matildas have taken over first place in Group B and demonstrated their traits as they enhanced their squad to play as magnificent players to do excellent teamwork. Australia has taken control of the contest, while Canada has continued to struggle despite a significant shift in the subs. At the 66th minute, Canada finally shifts into gear with an assist from Cloé Lacasse to Evelyne Veins, who then passes to Deanne Rose, who nearly scored for Canada.

    The ball was in Gorry’s possession during the 80th minute when Canada made a fantastic block, but Fowler only managed to hit the post. Vanessa Gillies received the ball after a header and sent it to Veins, but Arnold saved it for Australia and gave Canada a corner kick in the 89th minute. Canada soon unable to recapture the ball, allowing Australia to retake control of the match, which ended up causing 8 minutes of stoppage time. Katrina Gorry was prepared to receive the ball in the 91st minute as Jessie Flaming stomped on the foot inside the penalty box, but the referee swiftly stopped the play due to the confusion of everyone in the crowd who questioned the infraction. The referee checked the status of the foul, which was reviewed for a penalty, as Australia got it all in front of a sold-out crowd of 75,000 supporters in Melbourne. Steph Caitley steps up to kick the penalty shot and give Australia a 4-0 lead, with the fans roaring the excitement and delight of this fantastic match for a night to remember. Australia was able to win the match despite the absence of their Captain Sam Kerr, the top of Group B Table and managed a victory against Canada, which now gives the Matildas complete advantage of the playoffs, while Canada is ousted from the group stages alongside Ireland.

    The match demonstrated that Australia, the host country, was known to display complete fan support that they can show power to soccer and have full of love which the squad managed a well-played performance without Sam Kerr. Australia, the host nation, finished first in Group B, ahead of Nigeria, and will face Denmark in the round of 16 on Monday, August 7th. The Matildas expressed their appreciation to all of the supporters who watched them play throughout the world for a significant win that demonstrated to the world that they can be one of the greatest teams in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.


  • The tournament was hosted in Australia and New Zealand for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, and the competition began with England vs. Haiti. England was recognized as the 2022 Women’s European Champions, and one of their accomplishments was winning the World Cup. On the other side, the Haitian Women’s National Team made its World Cup debut in order to demonstrate their country that they can have a positive outlook despite coping with natural disasters in their home country, as well as to show fans that women can play soccer just as well as men. England’s first match was hosted in The Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Queensland. Coach Sabrina Wiegman, who previously coached the Netherlands to glory in the 2017 Women’s Euro Finals, is currently coaching England’s next generation of female footballers.

    The Lionesses started off with Chloe Kelly, who helped England achieve the European Championship last season. She got her time in the fourth minute and attempted to kick for distance, but Kerly Théus, the goaltender, saved it. Georgia Stanway had the opportunity to maintain the ball in midfield in the fifth minute although was unable to hold it off. Roselord Borgella of Haiti nearly scored the team’s inaugural goal in the 14th minute, but an enormous run caused her to kick it far right. Chloe Kelly attempted a cross-kick to Alessia Russo in the 21st minute, but the goaltender made a superb save.

    During the 25th minute, while England attempted a corner kick, the Lionesses were ready to take possession of the ball when Lucy Bronze signaled that Haiti had been caught for handball inside the penalty area. The referee conducted a review and it was judged a penalty, with Georgia Stanway taking charge of the penalty kick. After Georgia Stanway’s first penalty was saved, the referee determined that it appeared the defending goalkeeper had left her line earlier than expected which England are managed to retry their penalty kick. Stanway then returned to the same spot to give England a 1-0 lead. England is 13-2-0 in the Women’s World Cup when scoring first. The roaring crowd give the atmosphere their approval and viewed it as proof of their strength. Lucy Bronze offered it to Georgia Stanway, who immediately passed it to Alessia Russo and Lauren Hemp, who took an unexpected run to grab the goal, which ultimately was deflected by the goaltender. England believed throughout the final five minutes, including stoppage time, that Haiti had gained momentum on power until halftime. Because it was a competitive match throughout most of the time, the crowd cheered on both teams for showing spirit of the power of play.

    Melchine Dumornay of Haiti rushed the ball and carried out a strong kick in the 50th minute, and Mary Earps, England’s goalkeeper, managed to send it away and Keira Walsh capitalized to move outside of the goal zone. During the 58th minute, Ella Toone passed the ball to Alessia Russo, who took the run and Haiti’s defense took the ball and kicked it out of the zone, but England quickly came once more after 30 seconds with a chance from Russo, which Haiti encounters more power on using the ball to give England greater pressure. Stanway had a long pass kick to Russo in the 64th minute but sent it a little too high, which the goaltender stopped like a punt for volleyball. Kerly Théus began to become more dangerous at punting the ball about, which England was intent on capitalizing on for the purpose to get a second goal. Lucy Bronze delivered to Alex Greenwood in the 74th minute but kicked above the goalie, which Russo did not succeed to use the header in the vicinity of the goal. Her aggressive defense maintained everything compact for her teammates as they battled for survival. Chloe Kelly intended to utilize the ball in the 79th minute but intended to raise her hand for handball, therefore Lucy Bronze made the decision to loop the cross to Bethany England, who beat Théus but swiftly pulled away. When Kelly dribbled the ball and shifted around Théus in the 81st minute, Millie Bright provided it to Bronze, who subsequently gave it to Stanway. Nerillia Mondesir seized the ball and sprinted on the opposite side of the field shortly after, but Jess Carter guarded her as Roseline Eloissaint nearly equaled the match for Haiti before Earps made an exceptional save and punted it out. Daly came close to her chances of giving England the advantage when Kelly passed the ball around the outside of her cross in the 82nd minute. Throughout the whole match, England and Haiti engaged in continuous, intense contemplation. Finally, both teams committed several foolish fouls and a few injuries, which made the game extremely close overall. Haiti took a corner kick in the 91st minute, which Earps volleyed out and punched away. England responded forcefully, especially when Haiti kicked it out for a high ball. Haiti, on the other side, played really well for their first game even though the match finished with England winning 1-0, Haiti played really well in their debut match, but they were unable to overcome England, despite their excellent play.

    The Lionesses has played their performance despite that without their loyalists Beth Mead and Leah Williamson, England prevailed to secure out an exhausting victory over a feisty young Haitian squad. Its lone goal occurred upon a penalty kick in the first half. Sarina Wiegman, the team’s coach, has to figure out a method to get her team back on track after winning the Euros last year. Which England has to be more assertive in order to for her team to do well in the World Cup Knockoff Stage. However the Lionesses did well with a large crowd that did great on supporting them and showed their effort that women can play football or soccer as well. England kept their loyal spirit up and show the world that they want to be the best of Europe included the world to show their characteristics.

  • The 2 Teams that are currently in the Top 5 Ladder of the League so far this season. Both Melbourne Demons and the Brisbane Lions had a really strong which one of them is best for defense and the other is for offense. The Match was hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which is known as the MGG. One the battle of 3rd Place could be one winner in Round 18 of the 2023 AFL Season to be in the new current ladder while Collingwood is remained the top team of the league just behind Port Adelaide.

    The match started with a goal from Alex Neal-Bullen which Melbourne took an early lead. Then Ed Langdon kicked it on the edge of the field to Christian Pentracca and kicked it to advantage the second goal. Pentracca had another goal in the 50 meter kick which they dominated in the first quarter. The Demons took charge and scores another goal from Ben Brown the key forward and took another 50 metre goal kick. The Lions couldn’t be pulled through the defense and had no chance of going front until more than 10 minutes left which Zac Bailey caught the footy on the mark and kicked it at the 50 metre line which give the Lions a goal. The Dees had another way to get a goal with a few passes from Jake Melksham to Ben Brown for a quick mark and quickly give it to Charlie Spargo and kicked it inside the goal square and expanded their lead. The Crowd was pumped that the Demons continued to play their part to stump the Lions. It took Brisbane a while to head themselves on the scoreboard with 2 behinds until Charlie Cameron got the footy inside the 50 metre circle and took the goal for the Lions. In the meantime, Kysaiah Pickett held the ball and then kick a high shot by the post and excitedly made it into which the fans went wild for the time of their lives. Joe Daniher of the Lions held the ball right before the siren sounded to wrap up the 1st Quarter which he was lucky enough to kick the footy up and went for the goal which the Brisbane Lions Fans were delighted to see them get closer but had plenty of time to make the effort. It was a splendid game for a Friday Night of Football.

    The 2nd Quarter started with a Melbourne Behind but quickly became a goal from an interception from Conor McKenna of the Lions to Jake Bowey of the Dees who went for a powerful kick to help Melbourne resume their lead. Then Brisbane responded quickly to get more possession which give them help from Will Ashcroft and dodge a long kick to Oscar Mclnerney and ran a few steps to kick the ball near the goal square and the Lions woke the spirit to bring back their lead. Then the Lions each had the ball for a pass and give it to Ashcroft and kicked the footy on the edge of the field but managed to kick it out wide to the goal for a flying shot. When Melbourne was about control the backside of the field, Jaspa Fletcher intercepted the ball and ran all the way to the inside of the 50 metre circle and got a goal for Brisbane. Afterward, Jack Gunston helped the Lions get the lead for the first time of the night by a margin. It didn’t last when the Demons made some passes and give it to Christian Petracca who eventually regain Melbourne back their lead. The Lions had got some passes from Gunston, McKenna, and Mcinerney and handed them to Cameron who took the mark on the edge of the AFL TOYOTA logo outside of the centre square. So eventually, Dayne Zorko kicked it to Joe Daniher who took a long range to Zac Bailey and dive into the goal square which the siren sounded when it was about to go off to Halftime and Bailey took the goal advantage for the Lions. The Lions took the lead 8.3 (51) to 8.4 (52) by a margin.

    3rd Quarter Hugh MccLuggage decided to keep the ball so he can hold it after the mark so he waited patiently and pass it to Blake Coleman. He then passed it to Lincoln McCarthy and caught it inside the 50 metre centre and got the goal for the Lions. Tom Sparrow was tackled by Ryan Lester and gives it to Jack Viney which eventually give it to Taj Woewodin and kick on a long range for a goal on the corner of the field which give the Demons a close spot to get back the lead. When the Refree toss the ball up, Lachie Neale ran the ball and gives it to Jack Gunston which got a goal to give the Brisbane Lions the extensive lead. The Lions took charge of the 3rd Quarter and Zac Bailey did a monstrous goal after going pass through the defense of Melbourne. The Brisbane supporters were going insane for continuing their lead. After a quick tackle, Jarryd Lyons kicked the ball inside the 50 metre circle and landed over the goal square which the Lions became powerful of this match. The Lions was on the back side of the field and ran a couple of passes outside the centre square and gives it to Keidean Coleman and kicked it to Jack Gunston and got the ball inside the circle which eventually got the goal for the Lions. After the point that Melbourne was down over 30, they quickly tried to catch up with a good roll and Kysaiah Pickett was able to help the Demons back to scoring opportunities. The Lions were able to find a quick response with a few passes and gives it to Eric Hipwood and kicked the footy in the corner field which he was able to get the goal and the Lions has almost reached to victory lane. Max Gawn of the Demons has flourished in the solo ruck role which he launched a powerful goal up for high elevation accuracy which Melbourne got a massive goal. His style of power performance is like a rainmaker. The Demons almost got their interception but Zac Bailey quickly handed the ball to Charlie Cameron and made a sharp kick to get the goal. There was traffic congestion while getting the footy until Christian Petracca got the ball and kicked all the way.

    When the 4th Quarter started, the Demons were down by 20 points margin with the Lions having the lead with 15.7 (97) to 12.5 (77). Melbourne had to find new strategies to get themselves into a victory position. It started with Max Gawn with a behind and then Brisbane took advantage of the footy and key defender Steven May was caught for push and complained to the referee about the contact which allow the Lions to score another goal so Joe Daniher was able to take the goal for Brisbane and roared up the lead. Eventually, Pickett was able to catch the ball but quickly dropped it and rebounded with the run that he kicked it out to the goal and give the Demons hope to get a narrow victory. While both teams each got a behind Jake Melksham of Melbourne caught the ball on the edge of the field before going out of bounds. He eventually made a corner kick and managed to get in the Center which the goal stand for Melbourne to get closer. With more than 2 minutes left on the clock, the referee threw the ball up and heavy traffic of players tried to get the ball and Jack Viney spins out which he snapped off the goal and need one more goal to get the winning moment. The Melbourne fans were excited to see what they could accomplish if they can get the winning opportunity.

    At the 2 minute warning, the Lions and Demons resumed the battle of getting the footy while both defenders took charge of it but Melbourne had more offense chances to keep the team going forward. Coach Chris Fagan of the Brisbane Lions was getting worried because the Lions ran out of confidence and kept their momentum going which the opportunity has faded away from the chance of lack of communication between players and the team itself. Coach Simon Goodwin of the Melbourne Demons had faith that the Dees could find some way to get the winning goal because of their power. The Lions and Melbourne has passed each other on interceptions until Deven Robertson kicked it out of bounds to give more pressure on the ball. The next play was a saved from Max Gawn with a clean pass to Angus Brayshaw who kicked a high shot from the left until Jake Melksham took a dive on the mark and the fans roared the energy that Melksham could be the hero. The Dees had a very strong run throughout most of the match including the 4 Quarter. Jake Melksham has kicked it inside the 50 metre circle and just put the Demons up in front by a 1 point margin with 33 seconds left and the Melbourne Fans were hyped up for the win which The Dees had one of the most amazing comebacks of the season. The Homestand went wild and the celebration was like a victory. After the celebration, both teams resumed the play and Melbourne won the ball which Viney did a giant kick 50 yards to Jacob Van Rooyen but let go of the ball while he tried to pass Melksham. The Brisbane Lions had one more chance to score the winning goal or a behind to tie the game. Ryan Lester tried to get the ball and tackle on the field but Christian Salem stopped the play and tackled Brisbane to avoid their winning triumph. In the final 12 seconds of the match, the Lions all teamed up to pass the ball and hoped the long kick would help them get a mark. The Key Defender Jake Lever intercepted the ball inside the 50 metre circle to avoid the kick after the siren which the Lions demanded a review which Melbourne got the ball first and the siren has alarmed that the match is over and the Demons took a victory by a margin. The Melbourne Fans were electrified with the result of the match and it was a great performance. The Demon Players ran into the field and give out hugs and celebrations around and it was one of the most memorable victories of the season and all around brought smiles for their tremendous achievements.

    Overall both teams played well but Melbourne was happy with the outcome of their match with a 1 point margin and Jake Melksham was the hero of the Demons. Coach was very pleased that the Demons had been given their courtesy in the final few minutes with the hard work and refused to let the Lions get the chance to take advantage which the buzzer didn’t do enough pass Melbourne for their victory. The Lions would’ve taken a draw or a major comeback of the game which it would’ve been the most thrilling for them. The Dees were able to grabbed the footy before the siren sounded to wrapped the game. Some of the Lions players were furious at the referee that one of them caught it fairly but didn’t review the play which it wasn’t fully saved for a mark.

    MELBOURNE DEMONS 6.2 8.3 12.4 16.9 (105)
    BRISBANE LIONS 3.3 8.4 15.7 16.8 (104)

    GOALS
    Melbourne: Petracca 4, Pickett 3, Melksham 2, Neal-Bullen, Brown, Spargo, Bowey, Woewodin, Gawn, Viney
    Brisbane: Gunston 3, McCarthy 2, Bailey 2, Cameron 2, Daniher 2, McInerney, Ashcroft, Fletcher, Lyons, Hipwood

    BEST
    Melbourne: Petracca, Gawn, Brayshaw, Viney, Pickett, Melksham
    Brisbane: Daniher, McCluggage, Neale, Ashcroft, Andrews, Bailey

    INJURIES
    Melbourne: Petty (TBC)
    Brisbane: Nil

    SUBSTITUTES
    Melbourne: Joel Smith (replaced Harrison Petty in the third quarter)
    Brisbane: Deven Robertson (replaced Jarrod Berry in the fourth quarter)

    Crowd: 38,030

  • The match started off with the Melbourne Football Club known as the Demons which had a strong start for their season. While the Ggreat Western Sydney Giants had some great victories in most of the close matches but the results weren’t great throughout the season hopefully after their bye week they can win more games so they can have a chance of going to the AFL 2023 Playoffs if they continue to gain confidence and momentum.

    The match was hosted in Northern Territories which fans from Alice Springs rallied through rain and mud, with some travelling hundreds of kilometres to watch the Melbourne Demons and GWS Giants at Traeger Park. The event was about teaching Indigenous Australians how to enjoy a live footy match so they can people professional athletes like them. The match had some heavy downpours along the 3 hours of watching the match in all 4 quarters. It was nice that sometimes the AFL goes on special field Trips around the small grounds at minor league stadiums or academy grounds or they would go around the world to excite the fans how to enjoy the Australian Footy League. The few things that most professional sports leagues don’t get to do during the regular season. For example the American Football League would have some teams go on a field trip to London during the mid season. Other sports leagues would often go to similar venues or special events to show fans around the globe to enjoy the sport.

    During the 1st Quarter, the Melbourne Demons and the Great Western Sydney Giants played in a gloomy cold weather in Alice Springs which it was supposed to be nice and warm. When the match started, the Dees had 3 behinds. While Haynes passed it inside the 50 meters circle, there was heavy traffic to grab the footy and Callum Brown has helped the Giants get the first goal and give the Giants a 6-3 early lead for the 3 point margin. Kysaiah Pickett took the ball and kicked it to Jake Melksham and landed it inside the 35. Jake Melksham kicked the ball at the 50 and give Melbourne the lead back 9-6. The rain had suddenly poured hard like the tropics during most of the match which both teams had trouble maintaining the ball and harder to score points on the board. The Demons had 2 more behinds and continued the lead into the 2nd Quarter.

    It didn’t last while the Giants Captain Toby Greene kicked the ball near the goal square and landed a good goal. The Demons give another behind to level it up but the Giants tried to defend Joel Smith which was a soft kick out to Jake Bowey and give Melbourne the lead back. With 4 minutes left of the clock, Daniel Loyd held the footy and did a long stretch to the Giants while Melbourne did their defense which it landed straight to Greene got it for perfect accuracy, and got an easy goal for the Giants. During the 10 seconds before halftime, the Demons had other ideas to pass it on the edge of the centre square and Toby Greene intercepted the ball and ran it back to kick the ball inside the 50-meter circle while getting the buzzer beater which ended up as a behind and draw the match with 21-21.

    During the 3rd Quarter both Melbourne and Great Western Sydney had each got a behind until Xavier O’Halloran got the goal and give the Giants returned the lead. While Greene kicked it a long range shot in the centre square to Jesse Hogan and Melbourne tackled it and struggled to make a pass which landed to Xavier to Greene and pass through traffic and give to Josh Kelly and took a high kick to give the Giants to extend their winning advantage. The Demons has created more turnovers which makes it difficult for them to maintain their possession. While Kieren Briggs punched the footy into the ground and gives it to Stephen Conilingo to Tom Green to Callum Brown and lastly to Issac Cumming. Isaac held the footy and kicked it inside the 50 metre line and just made it into the goal post which the Giants had 4 Goals in a row in the 3rd Quarter. 2 minutes later, Melbourne finally figured out in the goal zone and Brodie Grundy has helped Melbourne but themselves back on the scoreboard. The Dees had other options to find new ways to put themselves to gain access to demonize the Giants and Jake Bowie took control and passed it to Kysaiah Pickett who slide on his knees and managed to save it before getting the goal for Melbourne.

    During the 4th Quarter, the fans are having a great time while watching a low scoring affair for a match but fans seemed to enjoy while the kids play in the puddles to get themselves entertained while being creative if they don’t wanna the entire game but still wanna have fun. The match was a 4 point margin while GWS Giants remained the lead 40-36. The Melbourne Football Club had to find a way to put themselves back the lead. While Ed Langdon didn’t have much action with the footy which he was able to do a high kick to finally give the Demons the lead 42-40. Callum Brown has wanted to keep his speed at his momentum until the edge and give it to Jesse Hogan. When Hogan tries to kick the ball for the goal which it was too close for a missed target which ended up as a behind. Meanwhile, Max Gawn passed it with heavy defense to Christian Petracca to Gawn and kicked to the Dees which Tom Sparrow failed to kick the goal which the Demons got another point. When the clock has 3 minutes left, the Giants were about to tire themselves out unless they find something to get a victory Sam Taylor intercepted the Demons and give it to Ryan Agwan and spotted Tom Green.

    The footy Launch the kick to Josh Kelly and ran his life to use his left boot to kick a 60 yard goal which it touched the goal square and the GWS Giants has give themselves a winning opportunity with less than 3 minutes left on the clock. Both Demons and Giants had a massive collision battled for the footy which it got more exciting for the fans to hope for the winning goal by the buzzer. The Demons had to find the victory before time expired and Angus Brayshaw dripped over which give Melbourne the opportunity to get the winning goal but Alex Neal-Bullen had the chance to win it but it was far left which Melbourne failed to get the winning shot and had a behind with only a minute left. The Giants has spent the last two minutes defending the Dees while the Demons find one more opportunity to get the winning goal but the Giants intercepted the ball and tackled them halfway through the centre field. The Demons has lost their opportunity to get the winning goal and the Giants has held the game and triumph for the victory 47-45, which it was the lowest scoring match of the season. The Giants have won 4 of the 5 in recent matches and had improved their performance as Adam Kingsley helped the GWS Giants but themselves back to the game.

    The Great Western Sydney Giants has improved their batting performance in the 2nd Half of the Season and had some lucky victories against the toughest opponents which most of the results were attributed to close games with both wins and defeats which means the Giants have been able to to maintain their advantage which the results can be seen some ups and downs. However, their dominance has never surrendered and if they continue to get more victories and teams in the bottom ladder of the league, they have a greater chance of being in the Playoffs.

    The most important thing is that the GWS Giants never surrender their power and played a tough match with the top 5 teams in the league. The heavy downpours did impact both Melbourne Football Club and Great Western Sydney Giants which had impressive success with the battle of the defense but the Giants were lucky enough to pull off a victory over Melbourne by a 2-point margin.

    MELBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB 1.5 2.9 4.12 5.15 (45)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY GIANTS 1.0 3.3 6.4 7.5 (47)

    GOALS
    Melbourne: Bowey, Grundy, Langdon, Melksham, Pickett

    Greater Western Sydney: Greene 2, Kelly 2, Brown, Cumming, O’Halloran

    BEST
    Melbourne:
    Viney, Hunter, Petracca, May Bowey, Pickett
    Greater Western Sydney:
    Coniglio, Green, Kelly, Greene, , Briggs, Himmelberg

    INJURIES
    Melbourne:
    Fritsch (foot)
    Greater Western Sydney:
    Nil

    SUBSTITUTES
    Melbourne: Jake Melksham (replaced at Bayley Fritsch in the first quarter)
    Greater Western Sydney: Ryan Angwin (replaced Daniel Lloyd in the fourth quarter)

    Crowd: 3,413 at TIO Traeger Park

  • The Battle of the Bridge, is occasionally referred to as the Sydney Derby. It is based on a local Australian Football League (AFL) derby game between two Sydney-based clubs. The Sydney Swans and the Greater Western Sydney Giants are the two teams in Sydney, New South Wales. Since 2012, both of these teams have played against one another. Additionally, the Brett Kirk Medal is awarded at the conclusion of every match during the course of the regular season.

    Despite the fact that it was the Sydney Derby on a dreary Saturday afternoon with a few passing rains, it was also Toby Bedford’s debut for the GWS Giants, for whom he had previously played for the Melbourne Demons. It was another welcoming moment for the Giants, who were pleased to add additional talent as the young players were ready to make a move and join the elite group of players. It was also Adam Kingsley’s first Sydney Derby as the GWS Giants’ head coach, while John Longmire has been the senior coach of the Sydney Swans since 2011 and has witnessed every Battle of the Bridge Derby since the GWS Giants began playing in the Australian Premiership Football League, which has been 10 years of the battle, which will now be 11 during the 2023 Season as upon the chapter of the two Sydney Rival Teams. It was the 25th meeting of the Sydney Derby, which meant there would be some exciting and exhilarating moments for both teams as they contended for the best team of the competition.

    When the Sydney Derby’s first quarter began, both teams engaged in some pushing, contacting, and ruffing before beginning the clearance. Toby Greene threw the ball inside the 50-metre line to Toby Bedford, who scored his first goal for the Giants, putting them ahead early. On his GWS debut, Toby Bedford scores the game’s first goal, which comes from a turnover. The Swans earned a rushed behind, and Toby Greene scored to retake the lead. To prevent any risk, Tom Papley got himself a behind and kicked it in the ground. Peter Ladhams sneaks inside the 50-yard line and booted to score, much to the delight of Swans fans.Jesse Hogan blasted a goal from within the 30-meter box, that in the end caused the Giants to for a rushed behind. When Callan Ward kicked the footy to Greene, it bounced in the goal square but was blocked by the Swans defense, so Greene passed it to Brent Daniels, who actually passed it to Harry Perryman, who finished the job with a goal. Will Hayward also scores for Swans, reducing the deficit to 11 points, with Luke Parker assisting. Finn Callaghan fumbled the ball and passed it to Jack Buckley, who tackled and overturned it to Jake Lloyd, who stepped up and booted it to Hayden McLean. He was able to finish the first quarter with a late goal after the siren.

    The GWS achieved the opening clearance of the second quarter, while Coniglio had the ball in the center square and passed it to Hogan, who then passed it back to Perryman, who scored on a steal goal from Xavier O’Halloran. After that, Tom Papley got another behind, and Logan McDonald scored from long range at the square center to the goal square, which Haynes struggled to dive for a block on. Matt Flynn was seen in the half forward flank position and threw the ball to Stephen Coniglio, who scored to give the Swans the lead. The Swans attempted a quick kick, but Ryan Angwin intercepted it and ran it on the outside of the field. The Swans attempted immediate effect kick, but Ryan Angwin recovered the ball from O’Halloran and raced it to the 50-metre line, giving the Giants another goal to increase their advantage in the spot for another goal. Peter Lamhams received the ball after the clearing was kicked to Lance Franklin, who scored for the Swans. Lance Franklin scores his first major since returning from injury, although he has already been targeted twice in the second quarter for a goal return. The Giants attempted to assemble the position, but Harry Himmelberg tossed the ball up in the air to Aaron Cadman, who scored inside the 30 metre line. While Luke Parker had the ball following an immediate clearance advantage and kicked the ball into the center square, Will Hayward caught the ball and did not include apprehensive of dropping it for an easy catch for a huge grab. Both teams continued to push and battle, and Hayward ultimately scored a goal for the Swans, making the game even more exciting. As the Swans, Ryan Clarke and Will Hayward both had a behind, but Issac Henney kicked the ball to the center, awaiting someone would jump up to receive the ball, which Lance Franklin secured. Callum Mills kicked it to Franklin, who finally scored after the whistle and smashes it to come closer. The Swans adopted power of the Giants forward position with defense but had some drops and pass it to Finn Callaghan for an interception and pass it to Tom Green for an interception and pass it to Xavier O’Halloran for a long kick but it was about to get a goal but it ended up a behind short from the post while Hogan touched the goalpost. Toby Greene, on the other hand, received the ball and dropped it to Hayward, who fumbled to the Swans, which Matt Flynn defended, allowing the Giants to have the ball to Conilgo and Bedford, who gave an insignificant flip to Grenne, who did a dive and finally scored. James Peatling scored on a behind to send the match to halftime despite the Giants throughout the process of taking the lead 9.7 (57) to 7.5 (47).

    As soon as the third quarter began, the Swans took control and Franklin kicked the ball to get the score. Franklin followed by passing the ball to Hayward at a Centering Kick, which Errol Gulden caught by the goal square and gave the Swans a commanding lead for the very first time in the remainder of the game. The Swans maintained their lead with a behind from Franklin, another goal from Hayward, and a rushed behind from Issac Heaney. The Giants ultimately achieved something miraculous when Callum Brown kicked it in the Centre Square with a long range pass to Callaghan and dropped the footy to Conligio with the spin inside the 50 metre and launched it and bounced it all the way to the goal square to count it out as a goal, leaving the Giants lost for words. The Swans attempted another goal, which was prevented by the defense, so Gulden sprinted beyond the 50-metre line to kick it back to Logan McDonald, who saved it on his knees and was able to jump up and score for the Swans. McDonald was able to score another goal, and Franklin quickly followed a behind. While the Giants had alternative strategies, Cadman kicked it to Himmelberg, who plucked it and saved to take the mark before enacting to Hogan, who succeeded to save the footy at the goal square after his second catch, allowing the Giants to get an infinite goal. While Coniglio cleared it to Hogan, he took an instantaneous drop and handed it to Brent Daniels, who was able to score from the 50-metre line. The Swans finished the third quarter with McDonald catching the ball but dropping it, so Tom Paley took the sacrifice and scored.

    The fourth quarter began with the Swans players passing it to each other while take knowledge of towards Ryan Clarke inside the 30 metre line, he scored a goal to resume the lead for Sydney which Luke Parker helped the Swans by being tackled in the 50 metre line, he ultimately kicked it and rolled it towards the goal square to get another miraculous goal to extend their lead. The Swans start the final quarter strongly, scoring two goals, one of which was a centre bounce. When Josh Kelly snatched the ball, he carried it out of the center square and kicked it to Harry Himmelberg into the metre circle, where he scored from a 40-metre range but had enough space for a simple goal. The Giants possessed plenty of time to catch up to the Swans since the game was still underway in the Final Quarter. When Heeney had the ball, he passed it to Paley, who kicked it to Marc Sheather, who almost seized the ball but somehow went high in the air, so Harry Rawston almost intercepted the footy, but Chad Warner kicked the ball for a screamer goal out of nowhere. The Swans remained dominant for the majority of the second half of the Sydney Derby, pushing the Giants to find a staggery in order to get closer in addition to win. Rowston swiftly passed it to Coniglio inside the centre square and kicked it to O’ Halloran, but it was quickly intercepted by Toby Greene, who kept the ball in the ground until the whistle sounded. Bedford had the opportunity, but it was too early to call it, but they tried it again with the clearance, and Hogan kicked a low ball by rolling it towards Jake Riccardi, but threw it to Toby Greene, who kicked it into the goal like a soccer ball, providing the Giants some hope. Toby Greene scores his third goal of the match, cutting the deficit to 17 points. He played a part to eight goals and all three of his inside 50s have resulted in goals. Coniglio dropped the ball from the defense and allowed it roll in the direction of Harry Perryman who kicked the goal and slide which he was able to accomplish before the two defensemen slip to dive which the Swans had failed to capitalize on in time. Tom Greene booted long enough for Toby Greene outside the 50 metre line, who let the ball float through the goal zone until Brent Daniels tried to receive it at the skip bounce but was unable to get the ball in time, resulting in a behind. There has been some teamwork in every passing move of the Giants that gives to footy from Callum Brown and Jack Buckley for the steal which somehow pass it to Brent Daniels but converts it to Josh Kelly and gives an immediate pass to James Peatling which shifts it to Tom Green and pass it to Harry Rowston but kicks it and dropped in the 25 metre which Toby Greene held it and stop the play. Harry Himmelberg eventually received the ball on the following play, but he booted it on to the right side of the goal to escape the traffic with a behind. The Giants were behind 95-105 with seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, but there was still time for a comeback. When Haynes took the back pocket to stop the ball, he ultimately kicked it from long distance to Harry Perryman, and Nick Blankey tried to defend it, but Perryman ran but dropped it, so Toby Bedford and Toby Greene collaborated up to have the ball, and Greene kicked it back to Perryman, who landed inside the 50 metre line. He took the kick at the 50-metre line and sailed it ahead for the Giants to receive the winning opportunity, which he converted with his second goal of the quarter, bringing his game total to three. This increases the lead to four points. The game was last led by GWS in the first few minutes of the third quarter. With only 5 minutes remaining, the Swans are seeking assistance in order to secure their victory by maintaining their lead. Parker booted a long distance to Lance Franklin but failed to convert it, then Will Hayward performed a rapid roll to Corey Warner, who kicked to the goal line but McDonald was unable to receive it in time, resulting in a behind. The Giants conducted an excellent job guarding the Swans, prevented them from getting the game-winning goal with several passes from the line of defense while maintaining the game competitive.

    At the 2 Minute warning, The storm clouds were about to take over Sydney but it didn’t effect the match before the storm took over for another of rain on the way which Haynes started at the back pocket and kicks it to Lachie Ash but dropped the ball to Chad Warner and took long range to hope for the Swans to take the winning goal but a great catch from Jack Buckley before it went over the goal line which it would not count for the rushed behind which it would’ve been an important part for theGiants to level it up if they could’ve get the goal next. way. The Key Defender kicked it to Lachie Whitfield but put it out of bounds to Issac Cumming with the defense from Issac Heeney. It was the Swans ball and start it off with Stephen Coniglio which drop the ball to Conor Idun and gives it to Josh Kelly but held it in for the Giants to keep the play going. Kelly did the cross kick to Hayne in the back field while did a quick pass to Buckley and launches it to Toby Greene. After a quick stoppage in play, Greene launch it to Jesse Hogan and almost caught his hands to catch the footy which ended up to Toby Bedford which Nick Blankey pushed the ball out of bounds. Within 55 seconds left on the clock, it was all down to the wire to decide that would would determine the winner. Since it’s inside the Metre zone, that would allow Toby greene to capitalize a way to get the winning opptruinity by to be the playmaker of the match which it could be really important for the Giants to get a victory at this stage. The Referee throw the ball up in the air and let Peter Ladhams to get up front but Harry Himmelberg moved up front to get the ball first and almost got the mark which it was thrown away and pass it to Toby Greene after he was tackle by the Swans Defenseman. Toby Greene got the footy which took a quick spin to stay out from congestion, threw it on his right boot and watched it sail over and launches up into the air for the Giants to take the lead at last with 42 seconds remaining. The celebration was all over hugs from his teammates for the joy from Himmelberg for a quick pass the Capitan Greene Machine for an outstanding play which it was a perfect way to get themselves back the lead. The Swans has a little time left for a behind to tie the game or take the win for the goal but it could be the Giants Defense to take control for the final seconds to make every play count. The Swans took the clearance but Callum Mills failed to take control of the ball which the Giants Defense let it roll for Errol Gulden and launches it but Lachie Whitfield intercepted the ball to give the Giants and extra life of pendent with 30 seconds left remaining. He started off with a long kick to Matt Flynn which didn’t take the mark but Braeden Campbell from the Swans took it out of bounds. It was the last chance for the Swans to find a victory with 17 seconds left but it didnt last with Flynn but quickly drop and roll it to Xavier O’ Halloran which a quick steal to Chad Warner and ran it to give it to Mills and kicked it up in the edge of the centre square. There was no offense standing by which Whitfield intercept the footy which the referee did a quick stoppage and quickly play on the last 7 seconds. Whitfield quickly pass it to Finn Callaghan and snap the ball to Nick Haynes and launches the footy to center square which wrapped up the Match for the first victory for the Giants of the Battle of the Bridge match since 2021 during the Elimination Round and Round 5 of the regular season.

    The pitch-black and turbulent clouds were about to take over Sydney at the 2 minute warning, but it didn’t affect the match before the storm took over for an additional of the rain on the way which Haynes started at the back pocket and kicked it to Lachie Ash but dropped the ball to Chad Warner and took long range to hope for the Swans to take the winning goal but a great catch from Jack Buckley before it went over the goal line which it wouldn’t go either way. With the defense of Isaac Heeney, the Key Defender kicked it to Lachie Whitfield but put it out of bounds to Issac Cumming. It was the Swans’ ball, and it began with Stephen Coniglio, who passed the ball to Conor Idun, who subsequently handed it to Josh Kelly, who held it in for the Giants to continue the play. Kelly launched the cross kick to Hayne in the backfield before passing to Buckley and launching it to Toby Greene. After a brief pause in play, Greene sent it to Jesse Hogan, narrowly catching his hands to receive the ball, which ended up to Toby Bedford, who was shoved out of bounds by Nick Blankey. With just 55 seconds remaining on the clock, it was all down to the wire to decide who was going to prevail. Given that it’s inside the Metre zone, Toby Greene would be competent to capitalize on an excellent opportunity through his role as the match’s playmaker, which could be important for the Giants at this stage. The referee tossed the ball up in the air and allowed Peter Ladhams to go up front, however Harry Himmelberg moved ahead of him initially and almost grabbed the mark before it was thrown away, passing it to Toby Greene after he was tackled by a Swans defenseman. Toby Greene received the ball, rotated as quickly to prevent crowding, threw it on his right boot, and saw it go over and up into the air for the Giants to finally retrieve the lead with 42 seconds remaining. Celebrations from his teammates after the excitement of Himmelberg with a rapid pass to Capitan Greene Machine for an excellent decision that was an excellent strategy for getting themselves back in front. The Swans have a little time left to tie the game or triumph for the goal, but the Giants defense might seize control for the last seconds to make every play matter. The Swans took the clearance, but Callum Mills failed to take control of the ball, which the Giants defense facilitated roll for Errol Gulden, who blasted it, however Lachie Whitfield intercepted it, earning the Giants an additional life with 30 seconds remaining. He started with a long kick to Matt Flynn, which failed to reach the mark but was taken out of bounds with Swans’ Braeden Campbell. With 17 seconds remained it was the Swans’ last chance to claim the victory, but Flynn immediately dropped and rolled the ball towards Xavier O’ Halloran, who quickly stole it and raced it to throw it to Mills, who booted it up in the edge of the centre square. There was no offense available when Whitfield intercepted the ball, and the referee called a brief pause and rapid play on the last 7 seconds. Whitfield swiftly passed the ball to Finn Callaghan, who snapped the ball to Nick Haynes, who launched the football to center square, concluding the match for the Giants’ first victory in the Battle of the Bridge match since 2021 during the Elimination Round and Round 5 of the regular season.

    A thrilling finish to the ‘Battle of the Bridge’, with the Giants finishing strong with the last four goals of the game.The match comes to a close after a thrilling match with the Battle of the Bridge Derby which, there was the Brett Kirk Medal to be awarded. Brett Kirk, a Sydney Swans AFL premiership player who was born and reared in New South Wales, was honored with this speciality award. The participant who receives this Award is Toby Greene because of his outstanding bravery and encouragement for helping the Giants to not surrender a tough battle of the Sydney Derby and brought light at the end of the tunnel.

    SYDNEY 3.2 7.5 13.9 16.10 (106)
    GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 4.1 9.3 12.3 17.5 (107)

    GOALS
    Sydney:
    Franklin 3, Hayward 3, McDonald 3, Warner, Parker, Papley, McLean, Ladhams, Gulden, Clarke
    Greater Western Sydney: Greene 4, Perryman 3, O’Halloran 2, Hogan 2, Coniglio 2, Himmelberg, Daniels, Cadman, Bedford

    BEST
    Sydney:
    Parker, Hayward, Warner, Gulden, Ladhams, Lloyd
    Greater Western Sydney: Greene, Coniglio, Callaghan, Green, Perryman

    INJURIES
    Sydney Swans:
    Nil
    Greater Western Sydney Giants: Nil

    SUBSTITUTES
    Sydney:
    Marc Sheather (replaced Angus Sheldrick in fourth quarter)
    Greater Western Sydney: Harry Rowston (replaced Aaron Cadman in fourth quarter)

    Crowd: 31,615 at the SCG