I'll say this for the dragged out cricket season: It really makes me appreciate footy season. The 2016 season is certainly shaping up as an interesting one and the round 4 match between the Swans and Crows pitted two in-form teams and unlike Malcolm Turnbull's ascension to prime minister, it didn't disappoint.
The Swans looked good in the early minutes, with much of the play in their forward half. After a scramble near goals, Cunningham won a slightly tough free kick for holding the ball in front of goal and happily kicked his side's first. After the initial flurry of activity in the Swans’ forward half, which Sydney should probably have scored more from, most of the quarter was well-balanced, with both midfields using the ball well. The Crows' captain exerted himself with strong leading mark at half forward and soon after another mark inside 50. He never looked like missing either, opening the scoring for his team with a classy goal.
Sydney struck back with an exhilarating goal from the centre bounce. Parker blitzed his way through three Crows with speed and strength. He kicked long and Heeney gathered, showing poise and evasive skills before giving off a superbly timed hand pass to McGlynn who hit it at full pace, ran into space and kicked the goal. The teams continued to basically trade goals and a free kick was paid to Lynch for high contact in a marking contest that he duly converted. His teammates seemed fairly subdued afterwards when I had expected them to maybe get around the big ginger a bit more (maybe even forming a lynch mob- sorry couldn't help myself).