North Melbourne person officially claimed their archetypal woody spoon since 1972 aft going down to the Sydney Swans, 13.13 (91) to 12.5 (77) astatine Marvel Stadium.
Coming up against a Swans outfit who were determined to amend past week's nonaccomplishment to the Saints, beingness aboriginal connected was made pugnacious for the Kangaroos, who conceded 5 of the opening six goals earlier trailing by 31 points astatine the main break.
While the Kangaroos showed plentifulness of combat by reducing the borderline to little than a footwear midway done the 4th quarter, yet it was Swans who, adjacent without superstar Lance Franklin, had the answers erstwhile it mattered most.
After North Melbourne kicked 4 consecutive goals to get wrong striking region of taking the lead, the Swans responded by kicking the adjacent 3 goals to enactment the effect beyond doubt.
"You spell backmost to Round One, they knocked disconnected Brisbane who were considered a premiership favourite," AFL large Gerard Healy told Fox League.
"Then a triumph against the Crows and past a dismantling of Richmond successful Round Three, it truly signalled to everybody this was a antithetic Sydney Swans.
"I'm not definite we thought backmost past it was going to spell each the mode to September but it's been a truly beardown effort by this nine getting disconnected the bottommost of the ladder."
Regardless of whether North Melbourne defeats Adelaide adjacent week, the Kangaroos volition stay astatine the bottommost of the ladder.
Meanwhile, tonight's triumph for the Swans keeps them successful the sixth spot arsenic they hole for finals with conscionable 1 circular remaining successful the season.