A Chloe Molloy masterclass has propelled Sydney to a record-breaking 57-point AFLW thumping of the winless Western Bulldogs.
The Swans, who went winless of their debut AFLW season final yr, introduced up their greatest rating and biggest successful margin of their quick historical past with an thrilling show at Whitten Oval on Saturday.
After a five-goal second time period, which included a four-minute burst of three majors, Sydney had already introduced up their largest rating in an AFLW recreation by half-time.
The Bulldogs held their very own within the final quarter however the injury had already been carried out as the Swans ran out 14.12 (96) to six.3 (39) winners.
The whole was additionally the largest the Dogs have conceded of their historical past, topping the 83 Melbourne kicked towards them in round three.
The Swans stormed out of the blocks with the opening two objectives simply 5 minutes into the competition.
They went to a different degree within the second quarter, placing the consequence past doubt by the principle break to guide by a whopping 42 points to shock the Bulldogs and their robust residence crowd.
Molloy, the Swans’ star low season recruit, turned on top-of-the-line performances of her profession to demolish their injury-hit hosts.
The former Collingwood ace was a category above as she kicked 3.4 from her 28 possessions and performed a vital position in establishing quite a few different Sydney objectives.
Ruby Sargent-Wilson, Sofia Hurley and Cynthia Hamilton all kicked two objectives every within the Swans’ rout.
Sydney’s fourth win of the marketing campaign retains them in finals rivalry.
They might end this round outdoors of the highest eight on share solely forward of their ultimate two residence and away video games towards Collingwood (residence) and Fremantle (away).
The lopsided result’s certain to place extra strain on Bulldogs coach Nathan Burke, who has already confronted questions on his future past this season.
Captain Ellie Blackburn (30 possessions) and fellow star Kirsty Lamb (24 touches, one aim) labored onerous however the Bulldogs have been outclassed throughout the bottom.
In the opening recreation of the round on Friday evening, Richmond got here from behind to beat Hawthorn by 11 points, 6.5 (41) to 4.6 (30) in Cairns.
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