AFL live ScoreCentre: North Melbourne vs Sydney, Brisbane vs Carlton, West Coast vs Adelaide live scores, stats and results – Michmutters

AFL live ScoreCentre: North Melbourne vs Sydney, Brisbane vs Carlton, West Coast vs Adelaide live scores, stats and results

Brisbane welcome Carlton to the Gabba as both sides fight to keep their September aspirations on track.

Meanwhile West Coast fans will farewell champion key forward Josh Kennedy in his final AFL game against Adelaide.

Earlier, a big Sydney win over North Melbourne saw the Swans jump up to third on the AFL ladder.

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Swans back into top four with big win over North

The Sydney Swans have enhanced their AFL top-four prospects with a comfortable 38-point victory over lowly North Melbourne at Docklands Stadium.

The Swans predictably dominated Sunday’s contest but North, led by a career-high eight-goal haul from Nick Larkey, kicked accurately to prevent the visitors from streaking ahead in the first-half.

Lance Franklin puts his arm around Chad Warner
Lance Franklin and Chad Warner were both among the goals against North Melbourne.(Getty Images: Michael Willson)

Sydney put their foot down in the third quarter, however, kicking six goals to three before cruising to their fifth-straight victory, 18.18 (126) to 13.10 (88).

The result leaves the Swans (14-6) fourth on the ladder, just below reigning premiers Melbourne on percentage, leading into their last home-and-away games against Collingwood and St Kilda.

Sydney were too powerful across every area of ​​the ground, with young guns Chad Warner, Errol Gulden and Nick Blakey leading the charge.

But veterans like Tom Hickey, Sam Reid and dynamic forward-midfielder Tom Papley were also influential.

Superstar Lance Franklin, who on Saturday declared he was putting contract talks with the club on hold until the end of the season, ended with four goals after North defender Aidan Corr restricted the legendary goal-kicker early in the game.

North (2-18) suffered a pre-game blow when key defender Ben McKay (shoulder) was withdrawn and replaced by Josh Walker, who had been preparing to play in the Kangaroos’ VFL game at Arden St.

Larkey was clearly the Kangaroos’ best, while midfielder Luke Davies-Uniacke put in another outstanding performance in his career-best season.

While all ran smoothly for the Swans at Docklands, former co-captain Josh Kennedy suffered a suspected hamstring injury in the VFL game after he was on the cusp of a return to the AFL side.

The Swans are back at the SCG next Sunday for a mammoth clash with the red-hot Magpies in a crucial battle to make-up the top-four, while the Kangaroos travel to play Adelaide on Saturday to face the Crows.



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