The Sydney Swans VFL side suffered a 14-point defeat at Blacktown International Sportspark, going down in a tough fought contest against GWS.

The red and white led at the quarter time break, racing out of the blocks to kick four goals in the opening term before a reversal of momentum saw GWS have a dominant second quarter to take a 27-point lead at the halfway point of the contest.

The Swans rallied back in the third quarter, with five goals to one to see the contest hanging in the balance, including two to Corey Warner, with just a goal separating the two sides at the three-quarter break.

It was a tightly contested final term, with the Swans levelling the scores early thanks to a major from Joel Hamling, before the home side kicked the final three goals of the quarter to secure the 12.18.90 to 11.10.76 victory.


Midfielder Warner impressed in the loss, playing a huge role with 23 disposals, nine clearances and three goals.

Young defender Matt Roberts gathered 21 disposals and had four clearances as he returned to feature in the VFL competition for the first time this season.

Robbie Fox, who returned to play from a shoulder injury, had 15 touches and kicked a goal and Jacob Konstanty finished with 14 disposals and also booted a major.

Ruck duo Lachlan McAndrew (12 disposals, seven tackles and 19 hitouts) and William Green (14 disposals and 16 hitouts) were busy.

Joel Hamling, who has continued to shine in the forward line this season, kicked another two goals from his 14 disposals, while Jaiden Magor had 16 touches.

The Sydney Swans VFL side currently sit 12th on the ladder with 5 wins, five losses and a draw from their eleven games this season.

The side will host the first placed Werribee Tigers on Sunday, June 30 at Tramway Oval from 12:05pm.


Live streaming and broadcast

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. The Seven Network will continue to broadcast one Smithy’s VFL game live and free on Channel 7 in Victoria and on 7Plus nationally most weeks of the season.


Where Smithy’s VFL matches are ticketed, entry is $10 for adults, $5 for concession holders and kids under 15 are free. Some venues don't charge for entry including Tramway Oval. AFL ticketing prices apply for VFL matches played as curtain-raisers and curtain-closers to AFL matches.

Live scoring and stats

Live scoring and stats for all Smithy’s VFL and rebel VFLW matches will be available via the match centre on the AFL website, AFL Live Official App and VFL/W app.