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Buddy’s Swans down Bombers in thriller


Essendon’s old nemesis Lance Franklin had the final and decisive say as Sydney continued their unbeaten start to the AFL season in eclipsing the Bombers in a thriller at the SCG.

With Sydney clinging to a four-point lead late in the game, Franklin took a mark and converted the set shot to record his third major of the night, the 950th of his career and his 73rd against Essendon, the most he has kicked against any club.

Essendon fought to the end, with Cale Hooker booting a late goal and Sydney defender Dane Rampe making a desperate touch to save another, but time ran out for the visitors as they went down by three points.

It was the fifth time in their past seven contests the game had been settled by 10 points or less, Sydney winning 11.17…



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