Humbled Sydney to reset throughout AFL bye

2021-06-12 00:32:36

The bye has come at time for Sydney ahead Will Hayward, who would in any other case be a assured enforced omission as per the AFL’s concussion protocols.

The Swans suffered a shock loss to Hawthorn on Friday night time, squandering an opportunity to climb into the highest 4.

John Longmire’s staff will now reset earlier than getting ready for a difficult stretch of clashes with Port Adelaide (away), West Coast (residence) and Western Bulldogs (away).

Hayward was substituted out of Friday night time’s 38-point defeat due to a head knock.

“He appears OK in the mean time,” Longmire stated.

“These issues occur in the middle of the sport, I am undecided that was the distinction within the match.

“We had been simply disappointing … we bought nicely overwhelmed in each space.

“It sits there within the pit of your abdomen for a couple of days then hopefully we come again on the finish of subsequent week and go once more.

“We have to ensure we’re in the precise house after we get again.”

Jake Lloyd and Harry Cunningham performed on, in apparent discomfort, after struggling accidents within the second quarter in opposition to the Hawks.

“These two boys had been fairly sore,” Longmire admitted.

Isaac Heeney (ankle) and Tom Hickey (knee), who each struggled in opposition to Hawthorn and are on restricted workloads at coaching, can even profit from the break.

Hayward’s absence – coupled with quiet nights for Heeney, Lance Franklin and Tom Papley – ensured the Swans completed with simply seven objectives complete within the loss.

However Sydney’s ahead line, which has been a powerful go well with in a promising begin to 2021, was additionally usually let down by the standard of supply from teammates.

“It is a bit of every little thing, it is by no means one factor,” Longmire stated.

“We did not get any stream on the ball however we additionally did not use the ball nicely going (ahead in) that 40 to 80 zone.

“We bombed the ball in a bit there and we could not win any actual contests in entrance of the ball.

“Hawthorn performed that a part of the sport fairly nicely.

“You possibly can have all of the theories on the earth (as to why) however the actuality is you must get it executed.”

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