Sydney have jumped to sixth on the ladder after taking one of their season’s wins, beating the red-hot Fremantle at Optus Stadium 65-82.
The Dockers held sway for the first term, but the Swans fought back in the second, despite their inability to capitalize on the scoreboard with three goals and eight behinds.
Unlike the second quarter, the Swans made the most of their front-half dominance in the third period, scoring three goals while keeping Fremantle scoreless.
Chad Warner (one goal, 35 disposals) continued his breakout year with a formidable performance that helped bring the Swans back into the game when it looked like the Dockers were on the run, culminating in a goal to take the lead take in the match. third quarter.
It made for a compelling final stanza as a three-point buffer was all that could separate the two sides battling for the top four and top eight respectively.
After hitting the lead with a goal from Lachie Schultz, the Dockers were exhausted and unable to match the ruthless Swans’ fizz, resulting in a 17-point loss.
Callum Mills (26 disposals, nine marks, nine tackles) and Errol Gulden (two goals, 23 touch) had standout matches as Jake Lloyd (25 disposals, 13 marks) dominated the half-back line as usual.
Robbie Fox amassed 24 touches and also had 13 points in what has been one of the achievements of his career thus far, while Tom Papley (two goals, 17 touches) was instrumental in the huge win.
For the Dockers, Luke Ryan (24 touches, 22 kicks) was back at his best, while Will Brodie (24 disposals, five tackles) and Bailey Banfield (two goals, 14 touches) toiled hard for the home side.
Fremantle travels to Richmond on Friday night in what will be a blockbuster clash as the Swans host Adelaide in the SCG.
Fremantle: 3.3, 6.5, 6.9, 9.11 (65)
Sydney: 1.1, 3.8, 6.12, 11.16 (82)
Fremantle: Banfield 2 Taberner 2 Schultz 2 Mundy Lobb Walters
Sydney: Papley 2, Gulden 2, Amartey 2, Franklin, Heeney, Hayward, Warner, Stephens
Fremantle: W Brodie, L Ryan, B Banfield, R Lobb
Sydney: C Warner, C Mills, E Gulden, J Lloyd, R Fox, O Florent
Sydney: Joel Amartey (left shoulder)