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Sydney Swans snatch victory from Essendon Bombers in dying seconds of preliminary final; AFL 2021




The Swans and the Bombers final.Credit:Joe Armao

But Sydney completely took over from the start of the second term, and the catalyst was its skipper Paul Kelly, who shrugged off Blumfield’s tag, then began to make short work of Chris Daniher.

It was Kelly who brought the Swans back within 12 points with a goal only two minutes into the term, Daryn Cresswell added another, then Essendon suffered another blow when Dean Wallis, who had handled Tony Lockett well, left the ground injured, forcing the Bombers to shift Dustin Fletcher back into defence.

Lockett took a strong mark and goalled minutes later to put Sydney in front, Troy Luff snapped another after Lockett had barged a path through a wall of defenders, and when Cresswell snapped…

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