AFL Round 18 Positives for every team
The Suns incredible victory against the Swans was remarkable. Who would have picked that! The round was highlighted by two games that had a winning margin of under a goal! That was what made AFL Round 18 so exciting to watch.
Saints v Tigers
Saints: Sebastian Ross came back into the Saints line up and managed to gather thirty-three possessions. Once again Jade Gresham was impressive; he gathered twenty-four possessions and kicked two goals. Tom Hickey showed great endeavour in the ruck.
Tigers: Dustin Martin was back to his best with plenty of don’t argues! Dion Prestia, Jayden Short and Toby Nankervis were all prolific.
Magpies v Kangaroos
Magpies: It was a team effort by the Magpies. They were ruthless in their execution of the game plan from start to finish.
Kangaroos: Ryan Clarke played a super game, while Shaun Higgins and Ben Cunnington won plenty of the ball.
Swans v Suns
Swans: Luke Parker displayed why he could be considered one of the elite players in the competition.
Suns: The entire Suns twenty-two; Everyone played their role for the team.
Bombers v Dockers
Bombers: The Bombers are back in form. Despite their hopes of playing in September being slim, they have something to build on at the very least.
Dockers: The Dockers were competitive for three quarters.
Lions v Crows
Lions: Despite losing the Lions have not only executed the game plan, but also put in a four quarter effort.
Crows: The Crows had a win interstate. They are a different team with the likes of Rory Sloane and Rory Laird back in the team.
Cats v Demons
Cats: Tom Hawkins was in sublime form with seven goals.
Demons: The Demons were the better team.
Blues v Hawks
Blues: Patrick Cripps continues to be a shinning light for the Blues. Matthew Kennedy, Marc Murphy, Matthew Lobbe, Nick Graham and Jacbob Weitering all had descent games.
Hawks: The Hawks had an even contribution. Tom Mitchell did what he does week in week out, which is to dominate winning plenty of possessions with forty-six.
Eagles v Bulldogs
Eagles: The Eagles structure wasn’t effected by the loss of key ruckman Nic Natainui.
Bulldogs: The Bulldogs started the game kicking well as they managed to kick the first two goals of the game.
Power v Giants
Power: Ollie Wines, Jared Polec and Robbie Gray were outstanding.
Giants: Dawson Simpson was extremely good in the ruck despite being in the wilderness for a long time. Maybe another positive for the Giants like winning at the Power home ground.