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Swans thrash Port by 67 points

  • Swans thrash Port by 67 points

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 06: Isaac Heeney of the Swans celebrates a goal with team mats during the round 20 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Port Adelaide Power at Sydney Cricket Ground on August 6, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Sydney have continued their charge to the AFL finals with a 67-point home rout of a Port Adelaide side whose faint playoff hopes have surely been obliterated.

The Swans piled up the first 54 points and 14 scoring shots of the game on their way to a 14.16 (100) to 4.9 (33) win at the SCG on Saturday afternoon, which shored up their top-four placing.

Sydney had 10 goal-kickers, with Lance Franklin, Isaac Heeney, Xavier Richards and Gary Rohan kicking two each.

Port didn't score until the 11th minute of the second quarter and looked anything but a team with their season on the line.

The Swans kicked six first quarter goals to lead 41-0 at the opening break.

Robbie Gray broke Port's drought with a classy turn and finish, but he touched the ball only seven times.

Sydney led by 49 at halftime and kicked the first three goals of the third quarter, which ended with them holding a 74-point advantage.

Luke Parker had 39 touches and Dan Hannebery 36 for Sydney, who had a 186-132 advantage in contested possessions and finished 69-36 ahead in inside-50 entries.

Ollie Wines had 32 touches for Port and Jasper Pittard 29.

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