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Demons topple Sydney Swans

By Tom Wald 23/04/2005 10:35:28 PM Comments (0)

The Melbourne express was on back on track on Saturday night as Sydney suffered two straight AFL losses at the SCG for the first time in three years.

The Demons outscrapped the home team to win 14.10 (94) to 7.18 (60) in balmy conditions in the harbour city.

The high-flying Russell Robertson jumped on top of Swans rookie Sean Dempster's shoulders to pull off a stunning mark and then booted a goal late in the match to secure the result.

The result keeps the Demons near the top of the ladder with a 4-1 win-loss record with their only blemish being last weekend's loss to St Kilda at Telstra Dome.

Meanwhile the Swans are 2-3, having dropped another match at home after falling to Adelaide last weekend. Sydney's remarkable come-from-behind victory in Brisbane in round three must feel like a long time ago now for Swans coach Paul Roos.

Melbourne tall forward Brad Miller was moved into defence and he had fine match restricting re-signed Sydney spearhead Barry Hall to two goals and four behinds.

Jared Rivers was also outstanding for the Demons in defence while Brock McLean gave a strong performance and Jude Bolton was again tireless for Sydney with 31 touches.

Sydney's Leo Barry had a hard day at the office in his 150th match against Melbourne full forward David Neitz who booted three goals despite Barry having the better of their contest.

The Swans play West Coast in Perth next weekend while the Demons host Fremantle at the MCG.

Melbourne blitzed the Swans in the opening quarter, scooting out to a three-goal lead before Nick Davis booted the home team's opening major of the match.

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