Jaiden Magor. Photo by Matt Walker.

The Sydney Swans VFL side have suffered a 15-point defeat to Frankston at Kinetic Stadium on Friday, May 17 in Round 8 of the competition.

Another Luke Parker masterclass wasn't enough to get Sydney over the line against Frankston, going down 7.8.50 to 9.11.65.

A hotly contested opening half saw the Swans trail by four goals at the half-time break, and goals to kick off the final term brought the red and whtie within striking distance but it wasn't enough as their late fightback fell just short.

The veteran onballer collected 26 disposals, nine tackles and nine clearances in another best afield showing, but could come under scrutiny for an off-the-ball ball collision late in the game involving Frankston player Josh Smith.


Midfielder Angus Sheldrick was equally as brilliant, collecting a game-high 28 touches, seven clearances and six tackles in his return to the side, returning from concussion.

First-year ruckman William Green impressed with 35 hitouts, five clearances and six marks.

Young forward Jacob Konstanty kicked two goals to go with his 17 touches and Caleb Mitchell, who returned to the VFL side this week after serving as an emergency in the AFL last week, was prolific with 27 touches and six marks.

QBE Sydney Swans Academy product Indhi Kirk (16 disposals, six tackles), young defender Jaiden Magor (14, five marks) and Academy product and fellow draftee Caiden Cleary (13, four tackles) were among the action.

In his return, forward Jack Buller kicked three behinds from his 15 touches and five marks, while Cooper Vickery (12 disposals, four marks), Joel Hamling (10 disposals) and Patrick Snell (nine) were also solid contributors.


SYDNEY 7.8.50

Sydney: Harry Morrison (2), Jacob Konstanty (2), Willem Smit, Phil Moi Moi, Ben Edwards
Frankston: Matt Johnson (3), Josh Butland (2), Josh Smith, Lachie Sharp, George Grey, Angus Grant

The Swans currently sit 12th on the ladder, with three wins, three losses and a draw. They face the Northern Bullants at Tramway Oval on Friday, May 24 from 12:05pm.

All matches in the 2024 Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW seasons will again be live streamed free via the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL/W App. In a first, all VFL and VFLW matches will feature commentary this season.

Entry to Tramway Oval is free of charge.