The Sydney Swans will meet Essendon in week one of the AFL finals after Saturdays 81 point dismantling of Carlton.

It’s a remarkable feat for the club that was considered no chance of finals after losing the first six matches of the season.

Buddy Franklin was the star for the Swans with  10 goals to secure his fourth Coleman Medal   and Swans coach John Longmire (pictured) says the club will take plenty of confidence into the finals with Franklin really starting to hit his straps.