Review- Round Four 2018 (AFL)
Round Four was full of surprises and some major disappointments. One of the highlights of the round was the close game between the Bulldogs and the Swans and Essendon’s win over Port Adelaide. The big disappointments were the Lions and the Blues.
Crows v Magpies Review
The Crows were comprehensively outplayed by the Magpies. It started in the middle with Brodie Grundy giving the Magpies another midfield option. Taylor Walker, Eddie Betts and Rory Sloane appeared to be injured as they offered little resilience and didn’t give the home crowd much to cheer about.
Crows Game Changer: Bryce Gibbs
Magpies Game Changer: Brodie Grundy
Giants v Dockers Review
Both teams had won two out of their first three matches. The Giants went into the game without gun midfielder, Josh Kelly and ruckman Rory Lobb. This game was rather lack lustre for the neutral and monotonous.
Giants Game Changers: Callan Ward
Dockers Game Changer: David Mundy
Tigers v Lions Review
This game was a one sider, with the Lions spirit and endeavour from their game against the Power not being replicated. The game was a forgone conclusion from the first few minutes with the Lions not giving their fans anything to cheer about. Dustin Martin was a revelation with six goals. Even though the Tigers have their star players, they worked as a team.
Tigers Game Changer: Dustin Martin
Lions Game Changer: Stefan Martin
Bulldogs v Swans Review
The Bulldogs were the big winners of the weekend in my opinion, despite failing to collect the four points on offer. They played some quality footy and can hold their heads up high.
Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Kangaroos v Blues Review
From the time that Marc Murphy was ruled out with an injury, it was doom and gloom for the Blues. There weren’t any positives to take out of the game for the Blues, with the game looking like a training drill for the Kangaroos.
Kangaroos Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
Blues Game Changer: Ed Curnow
Eagles v Suns Review
The Eagles appear to be in ominous form, while the Suns first two wins of the Season may be classified as an aberration.
Eagles Game Changer: Elliot Yeo
Suns Game Changer: David Swallow
Bombers v Power Review
The Bombers responded well to their critics collecting the four points on offer. The ball movement and team work led them to an upset over the in form Power line up. Stringer played as if he had a point to prove, playing his best game for the Bombers so far this Season.
Bombers Game Changer: Michael Hurley
Power Game Changer: Robbie Gray
Hawks v Demons Review
The Demons performed well in the first quarter. From then on, the Hawks dominated the game and the result was never in doubt. It was one way traffic for three quarters and one of the most disappointing games in Simon Goodwin’s tenure.
Hawks Game Changer: Jaeger O’Meara
Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Cats v Saints Review
The result was a forgone conclusion from early on with the Cats by far and away the better side of the two. Dylan Roberton was the story of the day, collapsing on the field, hopefully it’s nothing serious. The Saints will need to improve to give their supporters some hope.
Cats Game Changer: Brendan Parfitt
Saints Game Changer: Luke Dunstan