An unherald player has made AFL history by breaking a unique record in Brisbane’s win over the Sydney Swans on Sunday.
Brisbane’s Darcy Fort has created AFL history by breaking the record for the most consecutive goals to start a career before kicking a behind.
The 28-year-old ruckman moved from Geelong to Brisbane at the end of last year and is enjoying more game time in his first season with the Lions.
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And Fort etched himself into AFL folklore when he kicked a goal in the second quarter of Brisbane’s clash with the Sydney Swans on Sunday.
He slotted a set shot from a slight angle to stretch his impressive streak to 12 goals without a behind to start his career.
He surpassed Essendon duo Zach Merrett and Will Snelling, as well as former Swans and Crows player Ryan Fitzgerald, who were all tied on 11 goals.
Commentator Brenton Speed said on Fox Footy: “Will it ever be challenged? Will it ever be broken? Darcy Fort can extend that of course.
“Until he misses, he’ll add to that record that will be so hard to chase down.”
Fitzgerald, who played 18 AFL games before embarking on a successful media career, jokingly slammed Fort on social media for taking the unique record off him.
He tweeted: “FFS Darcy Fort. You’ll go on to have a decorated career. This is the only stat I could hang my hat on. Could’ve just tied with us mate.”
Fort kicked one goal and zero behinds for the game to keep his record in tact.
However, the milestone is tainted somewhat by the fact he has kicked a shot on goal out on the full earlier in the season.
Brisbane dominated the first half and took a 33-point lead into the main break.
The Swans fought back thanks to a four-goal masterclass from Buddy Franklin in the third quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
The Lions kept the Swans at an arms length and secured a 113 (17.11) to 89 (13.11) victory — their first at the SCG in 13 years.