Marty Mattner has called on his Sydney team-mates to maintain their grip on the number-one spot on the AFL ladder and finish the season strong. Victory against St Kilda ensured the Swans reclaimed the top spot in the league, in a performance which summed up the team’s season so far. Maintaining their cool under pressure, Sydney looked like champions as they ran out 29-point victors against a brave St Kilda side at the SCG.
The victory means that the Swans have earned a home final and two chances at the play-offs, giving Sydney a great chance in the Aussie Rules betting of now going on to become title winners.
Not many could argue against the team going on to clinch the title, after a season which has shown this Sydney side to have that mixture of heart and talent needed to get a team into this position at this point in the season. Punters who bet on Aussie Rules certainly think they will be victorious.
Defender Mattner has been a key part of this Sydney side’s success this season, and the 29-year old has made it clear that the job is still far from being completed.
“You always want to finish the season on top to get that double chance home final and those sort of things,” Mattner said.
“It’s hard to win from outside the top four, that’s been shown from the last few years.
“If we can finish in the top two to get a home final it would be great, and that has to be our ultimate aim over the rest of the season.”
The Swans may be without the services of Shane Mumford following a knee injury sustained against St Kilda, however, there is more than enough back-up in the squad to make up for the loss of the influential ruckman.