Sydney have bounced back from consecutive losses on their home deck to thump Essendon by 58 points at the SCG.
Superstar forward Lance Franklin again haunted the Bombers and was instrumental when the match was on the line to help set up the 14.21 (105) to 6.11 (47) victory on Saturday night.
Franklin ended the match with 2.4 but had as much impact with his all-round display and passed off several shots on goal when well within his range.
He has now tormented the Bombers with 77 goals – the most he has kicked against any AFL club.
It was a disappointing performance from the Bombers who were unable to toast captain Dyson Heppell’s 200th match with a competitive effort.
Heppell finished with 23 disposals but didn’t have enough teammates in support.
The Bombers were on the back foot from early in the contest but were hammered 54-30 for tackles while being beaten 137-124 in contested…