AFL Round 23 Positives for every team
There were two extremely close games on Saturday, one involving the Tigers and the Bulldogs and the other one between the Dockers and Magpies. The Demons were impressive, while the Cats and Crows had comfortable victories.
Friday Night Game
Power v Bombers
Power: Justin Westhoff led from the front with five goals. The Power kept the margin to a respectable twenty-two points when it looked like it would be a blowout.
Bombers: Dyson Heppell, David Zaharakis, Jayden Laverde and Kyle Langford kicked ten goals between them. Devon Smith, Zach Merrett and Langford had thirty-two tackles between them. The performance of the Bombers showed that the future is bright and their morale will be high in the next preseason.
Cats v Suns
Cats: The Cats dominated the game from start to finish. They led at every change. Patrick Dangerfield was outstanding with four goals.
Suns: Michael Barlow was solid with thirty-five disposals, the most of anyone on the field. Jarryd Harbrow and Jack Bowes both played to an optimum level.
Tigers v Bulldogs
Tigers: The Tigers won despite trailing on the scoreboard at quarter time and half time. Jack Riewoldt and Dustin Martin led from the front with quality displays.
Bulldogs: Jack Macrae showed why he was one of the Brownlow favourites earlier in the season, prior to getting injured. The Bulldogs had twenty-five shots on goal to the Tigers twenty-three.
Dockers v Magpies
Dockers: The Dockers had one more scoring shot than the Magpies. The Dockers only trailed at the end of the quarter at the end of one of the four, at the completion of the last.
Magpies: The Magpies had to fight to get the win; they showed a lot of character. Youngsters Brody Mihocek and Jaidyn Stephenson kicked five goals between them.
Saturday Night Games
Blues v Crows
Blues: Patrick Cripps was outstanding once again. Harry Mckay was a solid performer with three goals.
Crows: The Crows dominated the game from start to finish. Rory Laird, Matt Crouch and Josh Jenkins were all outstanding.
Swans v Hawks
Swans: The Swans one more scoring shot than the Hawks, in spite of being without possibly their two best players in Luke Parker and Lance Franklin.
Hawks: The Hawks had five players with twenty possessions or more.
Lions v Eagles
Lions: Tom Cutler, Allen Christensen and Nick Robertson took twenty-seven marks between them. Zac Bailey was impressive with twenty possessions and two goals.
Eagles: Jack Darling and Jamie Cripps kicked seven goals between them. The Eagles led at every change.
Demons v Giants
Demons: It was a four quarter effort from the Demons. It was a complete performance from the Demons. They showed great endeavour and application.
Giants: Stephen Coniglio, Callan Ward and Dylan Shiel all showed great endeavour, with Coniglio being a stand out for the Giants with thirty-two disposals and two goals.
Saints v Kangaroos
Saints: Jack Steele and Jack Steven had sixty-nine possessions and four goals between them.
Kangaroos: The Kangaroos had eight more shots at goal than the Saints.