What a preliminary final match-up! The Sydney Swans versus Collingwood under lights on a Friday night. These two clubs have played some tense battles in recent years even though the Magpies can boast the best current winning streak between any two AFL teams with an 11-0 record against the Swans.
LATEST SCORE: Sydney Swans 2.3 (15) Collingwood 1.2 (8)
Q1 - 12.54: MISS. McVeigh off-line with a shot on the run ....
Q1 - 9.48: GOAL. Magpies on the board. Dawes finds space and snaps truly from directly in front. His man Ted Richards went up as the third man in a ruck contest and paid the penalty.
Q1 - 8.19: GOAL! Swans are sharp. O'Keefe gets their second. Already it's a 14-point margin after just eight minutes.
Q1 - 4.40: MISS. Chance gone begging for Goodes. His set shot is off-line.
Q1 - 2.22: GOAL: Cracking start by the Swans. Kennedy snaps a goal and his teammates get around him. Early momentum.
7.45pm - Just a couple of minutes now .... Great crowd in attendance in Sydney's western suburbs.
7.35pm - A huge banner is being unveiled for Sydney veteran Jude Bolton, playing his 300th AFL match tonight. Well done Jude! A great career. You can read a great piece written by his uncle, Age sports journalist Martin Blake.
7.23pm - 'Get set for a low-scoring, high-tackling and full-on contest tonight when Sydney hosts Collingwood on the dead track. Both sides have good cases to present as to why they should win and go on to next week's grand final.' They're the words of wisdowm from Robert Walls ahead of tonight's keenly-awaited clash.
7.17pm - Luke Parker is Sydney's substitute. The other starters on the bench are Dan Hannebery, Nick Malceski and Craig Bird. Collingwood has Jamie Elliott as the sub with Ben Johnson, Sharrod Wellingham and Andrew Krakouer on the interchange.
7.10pm - No late changes for this clash. Magpies confident over the fitness of Chris Dawes. We're only 40 minutes away now.