First published in The Age on September 22, 1996
Swans snatch it in dying seconds
2nd Preliminary Final: the SCG
North Melbourne may beat Sydney in next Saturday’s grand final, but the Roos will want to be more than a few goals in front with fewer seconds left on the siren before they start popping the champagne corks.
The Swans overhauled Essendon’s five-goal lead at the SCG back in round six and scraped a draw. Last night against the Bombers, they pulled back a four-goal break early, then…