A stellar performance from games record-breaker Adam Goodes has helped Sydney cause an upset by easily beating Hawthorn by 37 points at Aurora Stadium this afternoon.
Goodes, who broke former team-mate Michael O’Loughlin’s games record for Sydney by reaching 304 senior matches today, booted three goals and finished with 21 possessions.
Josh Kennedy was the pick of the Swans players, kicking three goals straight on top of 28 possessions, while Craig Bird kicked two for the Swans, as did Jude Bolton and Ryan O’Keefe.
The final scores were Sydney 16.10 (106) to Hawthorn 10.9 (69) in front of a bumper crowd of 19,217 – the biggest crowd at the stadium in more than two years.
For Hawthorn, Jarryd Roughead kicked five goals – all in the first half – while Matt Suckling finished with 27 possessions, Shaun Burgoyne 26, Brad Sewell 22 and Shane Savage and Brendan Whitecross 21 each.
This article first appeared in Hangzhou Night Net.