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Swans Defeat Collingwood in One Point Thriller

The Swans are going to the Grand Final

The Sydney Swans survived a stirring comeback by Collingwood to claim a one point victory in an epic Preliminary final overnight at a sold-out Sydney Cricket Ground. In front of 45,608 screaming fans, Sydney looked to have the game comfortably in its keeping when it went out to a six goal lead when Logan McDonald kicked a goal early in the third term. Collingwood however, as it has all season, refused to go away, kicking three of the next four goals to remain within striking distance heading into the final stanza. 

The Magpies resurgence coincided with an injury to the most potent forward on the ground in Sam Reid, the Sydney forward suffering a groin injury that sent him to the bench for the rest of the game - and potentially missing next weekend’s Grand Final against a red hot Geelong.

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Preliminary Final Scores

And then there were two...

This game may well prove to be the perfect tune-up for Geelong's Grand Final next week. The Cats did not have everything their own way early in the game as the Bulldogs threw everything they could at the Cats. Through much of the first term, the pressure applied by the Dogs forced the Cats into uncharacteristic errors. It took several minutes before Stokes registered the first goal for the Cats and from there it went goal for goal until midway through the term

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