Swans not thinking about hot streak
Lewis Jetta. Pic: Getty Images

Sydney will ignore the looming record for consecutive wins and simply focus on beating West Coast this week, according to star wingman Lewis Jetta.

The Swans have won their past 10 games and are closing in on the 12-match streak set by South Melbourne teams during 1918, 1933, 1934 and 1935.

Those teams made the grand final and the Swans won premierships in 1918 and 1933. But Jetta said the Swans couldn't afford to look beyond each game because the season was so close.

Sydney are third on the ladder, equal on wins with Hawthorn and Port Adelaide, but just one loss from being joined by Fremantle and Geelong.

Jetta said the round-13 win over the Power, when Port Adelaide held a two-win buffer on top of the table, was the perfect lesson for any players thinking too far ahead.

"Port Adelaide are having a cracker of a season but one or two wins can even up the competition. The main thing we have to do is keep winning and keep having a good season," Jetta said.

"A lot of people are getting too worked up on how many we've won. As a team, we're not worried about that.

"We don't think about how many we've won or the streak. All we think about is the next week or the next game that is coming up. This week it is West Coast."

Jetta has been in good form but is frustrated by his inaccurate goal kicking. The Swan Districts product famously kicked 19 consecutive behinds in his first season before finally kicking a goal in round 15 against Hawthorn.

He was extremely accurate after that, kicking 71.34 until the end of last season. But this year, Jetta has booted 10.14.

"This year I haven't made the most of my chances in front of goals," Jetta said.

"I've been in some good spots for set shots and they should be easy shots to kick. I'm not going through my routine or falling off it at the last minute.

"With my running shots, I'm not staying over the ball or I'm leaning off to the left a bit."

Jetta was looking forward to playing at Patersons Stadium where he can use the space to his advantage.

He'll also have a large group of family in the crowd and plans to make the most of his trip by watching his older brother Graham play his 100th game for Swan Districts.

"Graham has been there with me from day one," Jetta said.

"It's a good achievement. He stuck around, got himself fit and has been a State player twice. Playing his 100th game is a massive achievement for him.

"He was there for me and (Melbourne's) Neville Jetta. He drove us to training three nights a week when we lived in Bunbury.

"That's what he did for us so I'm glad I can be there to see his 100th game."

We don't think about how many we've won … " *Lewis Jetta *

The West Australian

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