AFL Round 22 Positives for every team
Seven of the nine games had a margin of twenty points or less. When you have games which are that close then you know the competition is in good shape.
Friday Night Game
Tigers v Bombers
Tigers: The Tigers won without some of their key players. Every player played their role, the system was fantastic. The Tigers were well coached.
Bombers: The Bombers should take a lot of belief into preseason as they performed admirably against the best team in the competition. They played well, despite not winning the match.
Magpies v Power
Magpies: All players apart from Jaidyn Stephenson had more than ten possessions. It was a complete performance from the Magpies.
Power: The Power were competitive for three out of four quarters. Paddy Ryder managed to kick three goals, despite the fact that he played with soreness.
Cats v Dockers
Cats: The Cats won by over one hundred points, despite no player having more than thirty possessions. Tom Hawkins and Brendon Parfitt had ten goals between them.
Dockers: The Dockers were leading at quarter time. Nat Fyfe collected thirty-seven possessions in his first game back from injury.
Giants v Swans
Giants: The Giants led on the scoreboard for the first three quarters.
Swans: The Swans managed to win by twenty points in spite of trailing for the first three quarters. Lance Franklin was impressive as he managed to kick five goals.
Saturday Night Games
Suns v Lions
Suns: Brayden Fiorini had thirty-two disposals, while Alex Sexton kicked four goals. The Suns were competitive all night.
Lions: The Lions won a tight game, despite the loss of key player Alex Witherden through injury.
Saints v Hawks
Saints: The Saints played an outstanding game of football. They had twenty-two contributors. Allan Richardson outcoached Alistair Clarkson. The Saints had twenty-one scoring shots to the Hawks twenty.
Hawks: The Hawks won without playing their best footy. Jack Gunston was outstanding with four goals.
Blues v Bulldogs
Blues: The Blues led on the scoreboard at quarter and half time. Kade Simpson was a stand out.
Bulldogs: The Bulldogs won their third game in a row. They had four players who accumulated over thirty possessions.
Eagles v Demons
Eagles: The Eagles managed to kick fourteen goals without their two injured key forwards in Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling.
Demons: The Demons won the game, with twenty-eight scoring shots to twenty-one. They led on the scoreboard at the end of every quarter.
Crows v Kangaroos
Crows: Rory Laird and Matt Crouch were outstanding as they both managed to gather over forty possessions. The Crows won despite not playing well in the fourth quarter.
Kangaroos: Jarrad Waite and Todd Goldstein kicked five goals between them. They nearly pinched the game in the final quarter, which would be pleasing for them; the fact that they didn’t loss their spirit and get blown away.