North Melbourne’s week of tumult led to heartbreak and controversy after Sydney pinched victory on the put up to breathe life into their season.
The Kangaroos vowed to do it for ‘Clarko’, and got here simply over 30 seconds quick from honouring coach Alastair Clarkson in one of the best method doable.
As an alternative, that they had their hearts damaged in near the cruellest conceivable means, conceding the profitable objective from a free kick after an interchange breach.
Kangaroos ahead Paul Curtis now has a contender for objective of the season after his gorgeous main towards Sydney at Marvel Stadium.
With North main by three factors, the ball was at a stoppage deep within the Swans’ ahead line when Liam Shiels then Will Phillips got here off nearly concurrently, changed respectively by Tom Powell and Hugh Greenwood. The second of these rotations took North previous their restrict.