Swans veteran proves he’s got more to give in VFL masterclass

Sydney veteran Josh Kennedy has put together a dominant VFL performance against Frankston on Staurday morning as the Swans ran away 89-45 winners.

The 44-point victory sees the harbor city’s VFL side rise into the top-four of the VFL ladder with just four rounds left to play.

However, the most eye-catching facet of today’s game was the 37 disposals collected by Kennedy, the former captain.

The 34-year-old has had a difficult season with a hamstring injury causing havoc as well as being out of favor with coach John Longmire’s youthful midfield and as such has managed just 10 games.

The performance at Lakeside Oval today, though, would hold the star in good stead for a return to the senior side for the first time since Round 10, with eight tackles and seven clearances to go with his ball-winning prowess.

Currently sitting on 289 games, Kennedy would have to secure a contract extension to reach the illustrious milestone of 300 games, something few would argue the premiership player doesn’t deserve after a career averaging 25.5 disposals and 5.1 tackles a game.

Other notable performers on the day for the Swans were Lewis Taylor (one goal, 32 touches), Hayden McLean (three goals, 18 disposals), Braeden Campbell (two goals, 22 touches) and Harry Cunningham (26 touches, eight marks).

It sets up three more big matches in the VFL this Saturday, headlined by Footscray hosting the Casey Demons at Whitten Oval.


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