AFL Round 4 Review (Season 2020)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 57.44 points per team; fairly low scoring, despite the shorter quarters.
Average Winning Margins: 18.11 points per game, which is surprising as there 4 out of 9 games decided by under a goal!
Round 4 (In a Nutshell): There was a mixture of one sided games and close contests. It’s a Round that will be remembered as possibly the best of AFL Season 2020. The standard of footy that was played was excellent on the whole. Find out why Round 4 should be in the memory bank for a long time!

Thursday Night Game

Sydney Swans (39) v Western Bulldogs (67)
Swans Fail to Fire
Facts and Figures: Josh Kennedy played his 250th AFL game.
Marcus Bontempelli was in a class of his own!
Sam Lloyd, Aaron Naughton and Sam Naismith were all injured.
Pivotal Moment: Jack Macrae soccered the ball through for a goal in the 4th quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Marcus Bontempelli, Tim English

Friday Night Game

Greater Western Sydney Giants (66) v Collingwood Magpies (64)
Giants Get Giant Escape
Facts and Figures: The game was the 1st time this Season anyone has got to 40 points against Collingwood this Season! It’s also the 1st time anyone has kicked a goal against Collingwood in the 4th quarter this Season!
Jeremy Howe suffered a knee injury!
Pivotal Moment: Jeremy Cameron kicked a goal from outside 50 on a tough angle that gave the Giants an 8 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Greater Western Sydney Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Collingwood Magpies Game Changer: Scott Pendlebury

Saturday Afternoon Game

Eagles Fail to Fly!
Port Adelaide (89) v West Coast (41)
Facts and Figures: Jeremy McGovern was a late out, due to an ankle injury, with Will Schofield taking his place.
Brad Ebert played his 250th AFL game!
Charlie Dixon kicked 6 goals!
For the 3rd game in a row the West Coast have only kicked 6 goals for the game!
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Dixon kicked the 1st goal of the game from fifty just after the midway point of the 1st quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Charlie Dixon
West Coast Game Changer: Brad Sheppard

Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

St Kilda (93) v Richmond (67)
Tigers Fail to Claw!
Facts and Figures: Dan Butler kicked St Kilda’s 1st goal against his old team.
Tom Lynch kicked 2 goals in the 1st quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Dan Butler kicked a freakish goal from the boundary line to give St Kilda a 22 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
St Kilda Game Changers: Tim Membrey, Dan Butler
Richmond Game Changer: Trent Cotchin

Saturday Night Games

Essendon (51) v Carlton (52)
Blues Give the Bombers the Blues
Facts and Figures: The team that deserved to win, won the game!
Pivotal Moment: Levi Casboult levelled the scores in the 4th quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Adam Saad
Carlton Game Changer: Levi Casboult

Gold Coast (64) v Fremantle (51)

The Sun Continues to Shine on the Gold Coast!
Facts and Figures: It was 7 goals straight to 6 goals straight at half time! Nat Fyfe suffered a hamstring injury!
Pivotal Moment: Jack Lukosius kicked a freakish goal in the 4th quarter.
Gold Coast Game Changer: Matthew Rowell
Fremantle Game Changer: Darcy Tucker

Sunday Afternoon Games

Brisbane (83) v Adelaide (46)
Crows Stagnant, Lions Rampant!
Facts and Figures: Dayne Zorko of Brisbane and Will Hamill of Adelaide both suffered injuries in the 2nd quarter. Taylor Walker kicked 2 goals in a row in the 3rd quarter to make the deficit 29 points. Brisbane had 33 shots on goal to Adelaide’s 11.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel Rich gave Brisbane a 5 goal lead in the 4th quarter with a goal on the run from outside fifty!
Brisbane Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
Adelaide Game Changer: Taylor Walker

Melbourne (44) v Geelong (47)
Cats win Tight Tussle (Demons only have themselves to blame)
Facts and Figures: Tom Stewart suffered a broken collarbone in the 1st quarter. It was the lowest scoring 1st half of the 2020 Season with both teams combining for 29 points, the previous lowest was 36 points.
Pivotal Moment: Angus Brayshaw kicked a goal with an intelligent snap in the 4th quarter to make the deficit 4 points, after forcing a turnover. That goal meant that Melbourne lost a game they should’ve won.
Melbourne Game Changer: Angus Brayshaw
Geelong Game Changer: Sam Menegola

Sunday Night Game

Hawthorn (58) v North Melbourne (54)
Hawks Survive a Major Scare!
Facts and Figures: North Melbourne had 2 debutants: Tristan Xerri and Jack Mahony, but were without Ben Cunnington. Jack ZIebell suffered a hamstring injury.
Pivotal Moment: Cameron Zurhaar made the deficit 12 points in the 4th quarter.
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Worpel
North Melbourne Game Changer: Shaun Higgins

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