Sydney 16.11 (107) Brisbane 13.9 (87) UNWANTED former Brisbane Lion Daniel Bradshaw kicked six goals – including an epic 60-metre torpedo punt on the stroke of three-quarter-time – to remind those up north the kind of player they let go as the top-of-the-ladder Swans scored a momentum-building win over the highly fancied Lions last night.Bradshaw was replaced at the Lions by Brendan Fevola, but the controversial marksman’s formidable partnership with Jonathan Brown reaped only moderate rewards for the out-enthused visitors. They kicked four goals each as the Swans midfield starved them of possession.The Swans dictated most of the first half, including an extraordinary run of 9.1 between late in the first term and midway through the second, after which they led by seven goals, thrilling a vocal crowd of 30,975. The Lions hit back with three unanswered goals before the main break, including Fevola’s first, to leave the score at 9.5.59 to 5.3.33.The third term proved a vicious battle, but it was topped off by the goal of the season so far. With the Swans leading 15.8 to 11.4, Bradshaw marked about 55 metres from goal, deep on the right wing.The siren sounded and Bradshaw used the only option possible – a torpedo.He hit it sweetly and the ball seemed to take an eternity to travel the distance before sailing through the posts.All the Swans players ran to their new teammate, the crowd went wild and the Lions players stood stunned. The goal put the Swans ahead by 34 points and gave them the impetus they needed to remain on top in a nail-biting final quarter.The ingredients for a Bradshaw-Brown shootout were in place early. Brown scored twice in the first few minutes, including a silky free kick from 55 metres.But the Swans hit back heavily. On 14 minutes, Bradshaw marked strongly over Joel Patfull and converted from the arc.The Swans’ speed off half-back – a key to their early-season good form – hurt the Lions’ midfield and led to Bradshaw’s second, and his third moments later.Jarred Moore chipped in with a mark and goal after more frantic work over the ball, and Jude Bolton completed his comeback from a nasty concussion in the opening minutes by scoring to give the Swans a neat cushion at the first break. The rush continued in the second term. Bolton scored another from half-forward, Nick Smith picked up the crumbs to score a goal and Bradshaw took a brilliant one-handed mark in the forward pocket and then scored – all in the first five minutes.Daniel Hannebery left the field with a dislocated shoulder, but returned soon enough, as the Swans powered on, with Adam Goodes extending the lead to a commanding seven goals.But the Lions wouldn’t be tamed.Todd Banfield pulled one back midway through the term, before Fevola was awarded a free against his marker, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, and scored.The tussle grew in intensity and Lewis Jetta nearly brought the house down when he scooted down the left wing, shot from 45 metres … and shaved the post. Instead, five minutes later – off just one step – Brown punted a 55m goal to give the Lions some joy at half-time. Fevola had only four touches in the first half, but scored two goals in the first five minutes after the break to close the gap to just 14 points.The tension roused the Swans, who hit back with goals to Goodes and Smith.But the Lions again crept back. Fevola kicked another off the ground, Banfield kicked his second and when Matthew Leuenberger crumbed another goal, and the difference was only 10 points.The Swans responded.The in-form Kieren Jack snapped a goal, Bradshaw kicked his fifth and Nick Malceski wandered up the ground to mark strongly, score and restore a 29-point lead.Brown and Goodes swapped majors before Bradshaw produced his epic torpedo.A third goal to Banfield, and one to James Polkinghorne kept the final term anxious for the Swans, but after an all-round superb effort, they weren’t going to let the game slip out of their grasp.