AFL Round 19 Positives for every team
The Blues notched their second victory of the campaign, against the Suns, the week after the Suns caused the biggest upset of the season against the Swans. In other news the Bombers are back in contention for a top eight spot, at least mathematically! Above all else the Tigers are still the team to beat!
Friday Night Game
Bombers v Swans
Bombers: It was tough to find a bad player in the Bombers twenty-two. Dyson Heppell led from the front, while Darcy Parish surprised.
Swans: Harry Cunningham played a good second half. There is only one way for the Swans and that is up.
Tigers v Magpies
Tigers: The whole team; every player played their role. They play team football first and foremost; no player had more than twenty-two possessions, which proves that statistics and possessions aren’t everything! The goal of Jack Higgins was freakish!
Magpies: Levi Greenwood did a reasonable job tagging Dustin Martin. Josh Thomas was outstanding as he managed to kick four goals.
Cats v Lions
Cats: The Cats controlled the contest from the second quarter onwards. Tom Hawkins kicked seven goals for the second week in a row.
Lions: Despite having relinquished the captaincy, Dayne Beams led from the front.
Giants v Saints
Giants: Once again the Giants structure was solid, in spite of not having their two key forwards. Lachie Whitfield, Josh Kelly and Heath Shaw were outstanding.
Saints: They were in the contest for most of the game. Once again Sebastian Ross was outstanding, so was Jarryn Geary, Jack Steven and Jade Gresham.
Saturday Night Games
Suns v Blues
Suns: Jarryd Lyons, Will Brodie, Touk Miller and Jarrod Harbrow all had respectable performances. The Suns were leading on the scoreboard. At full time they had nineteen scoring shots, the same amount as the Blues.
Crows v Demons
Crows: Matt Crouch, Bryce Gibbs, Wayne Milera and Rory Laird all performed well. The Crows started well kicking the first three goals of the game.Demons: The Demons managed to win interstate, despite giving up a fairly big early lead. Clayton Oliver had thirty-one possessions, Max Gawn somehow conjured up sixty-six hit outs, while Alex Neal-Bullen notched up an impressive twelve tackles.
Kangaroos v Eagles
Kangaroos: The Kangaroos showed great endeavour and application from start to finish.
Eagles: Shannon Hurn performed admirably, while Elliot Yeo played his role for the team.
Dockers v Hawks
Dockers: Lachie Neale and David Mundy both accumulated over thirty possessions.
Hawks: The Hawks had a comfortable victory for the second year in a row.
Bulldogs v Power
Bulldogs: The Bulldogs were extremely competitive for the first half.
Power: Jared Polec and Ollie Wines were solid, while Charlie Dixon was fantastic with five goals.