Sydney 9.0. | 10.5 | 16.9 | 20.12 (132)
Western Bulldogs 1.1 | 3.1 | 4.5 | 5.10 (40)
An all-star performance from Jude Bolton saw Sydney demolish the Western Bulldogs by 92 points.
The midfielder, known more for his workhorse ability rather than his flair, found the wet to his liking as he gathered 41 disposals and kicked two goals as part of a totally dominant display from the Swans’ midfield.
It was not just Bolton who had a great day, with Rhyce Shaw, Daniel Hannebury and Kieran Jack all picking up over 30 touches and Josh Kennedy having 28 disposals.
The Swans totally dominated the Bulldogs’ midfield, with only Matthew Boyd and Ryan Griffin having any sort of impact, although Liam Picken did his best to restrict Lewis Jetta early before fruitlessly turning his attention to Bolton.
The Sydney control of the ball was reflected rapidly on the scoreboard, with the first four goals being scored by the Swans. Furthermore, it denied the Bulldogs any opportunity to return fire, with their scoring deficiencies reflected by the massive gap in uncontested possessions, with Sydney having over a hundred more.
As a result, nothing more than a Sydney victory was deserved.
Although the Swans did lose the second term, it was a profligacy in front of goal that caused such a result rather than a true upper hand being held by the Bulldogs.
In addition, the Swans will be hurt by the loss of Luke Parker with a suspected broken collarbone.
Sydney will face Essendon at Etihad in Round 11, while the Bulldogs havve the bye.
Sydney: Bolton, Hannebury, Jack, Shaw, Kennedy, Jetta, Richards, Dennis-Lane, Roberts-Thomson
Bulldogs: Boyd, Picken, Griffen
Sydney: Jetta 4, Dennis-Lane, McGlynn 3, Bolton, Jack, Reid, Roberts-Thomson 2, Kennedy, O’Keefe
Western Bulldogs: Picken 2, Cordy, Veszpremi, Wallis
13,505 at SCG
3) – Jude Bolton (Sydney)
2) – Kieran Jack (Sydney)
1) – Daniel Hannebury (Sydney)