Facts and Figures
Average Score: 61.61 points per team; fairly low scoring, despite the shorter quarters.
Average Winning Margins: 30.11 points per game, which indicates there were quite a lot of one sided games
Round 5 (In a Nutshell): There were predominantly one sided games with the closest game between Collingwood and Essendon with a margin of 15 points! The footy that was played was of a decent standard, despite those facts that would suggest otherwise.
Thursday Night Game
Carlton (55) v St Kilda (73)
Saints Show Character
Facts and Figures: Carlton fought back from a poor start. Daniel Hannebery suffered a hamstring injury in the 3rd quarter, which was a big loss for St Kilda from a leadership perspective.
Pivotal Moment: Jack Billings kicked a set shot from a tough angle from about fifty in the 3rd quarter to help St Kilda lead by 23 points. Dean Kent kicked a long set shot from a relatively tough angle to make the margin 35 points in the 4th quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Patrick Cripps
St Kilda Game Changer: Rowan Marshall
Friday Night Game
Collingwood (48) v Essendon (63)
Bombers Put in Four Quarter Effort!
Facts and Figures: Jaidyn Stephenson kicked the 1st 2 goals of the game from a tough angle. Collingwood kicked the 1st 3 goals of the game, while Essendon kicked the next 8 goals of the game. Jake Stringer suffered an injury that will mean he won’t be playing for a while.
Pivotal Moment: Jacob Townsend kicked a goal that gave Essendon a 9 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Collingwood Game Changer: Brayden Maynard
Essendon Game Changer: Andrew Phillips
Saturday Afternoon Game
West Coast (77) v Sydney Swans (43)
Swans Fail to Fire!
Facts and Figures: Sam Gray played his 100th AFL game. The Swans controlled the game early in the contest getting the 1st 2 goals of the game. Luke Shuey suffered a hamstring injury and wasn’t available after quarter time.
Pivotal Moment: Dom Sheed gave the West Coast the lead for the 1st time in the game in the 2nd quarter.
West Coast Game Changer: Nic Naitanui
Sydney Game Changer: Luke Parker
Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
Geelong (89) v Gold Coast (52)
Cats Embarass Suns
Facts and Figures: Joel Selwood played his 300th game, while Gary Ablett Jr played hist 350th.
Matthew Rowell suffered a shoulder injury in the 1st quarter.
Pivotal Moments: Lachie Weller kicked a freakish goal from outside fifty, which also happened to be the 1st goal of the game. The same thing occurred when he kicked the 1st goal of the 2nd quarter. Gary Ablett Jr kicked a set shot from outside fifty.
Geelong Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Gold Coast Game Changer: Jarrod Witts
Saturday Night Games
Western Bulldogs (87) v North Melbourne (38)
Dogs Destroy Roos
Facts and Figures: Josh Bruce kicked 6 goals.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Wallis kicked an amazing goal with a snap in the last quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce
North Melbourne Game Changer: Robbie Tarrant
Brisbane (85) v Port Adelaide (48)
Lions Cause Power Outage
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide struggled with the tempo of which Brisbane played at.
Pivotal Moment: Lincoln McCarthy kicked an intelligent goal to give Brisbane a 35 point lead at half time.
Brisbane Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Travis Boak
Sunday Afternoon Games
Adelaide (34) v Fremantle (54)
Longmuir Claims First Win as Senior Coach!
Facts and Figures: Fremantle kicked the opening 4 goals of the game.
Pivotal Moment: Darcy Tucker kicked a goal in the 4th quarter.
Adelaide Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Fremantle Game Changer: Darcy Tucker
Melbourne (52) v Richmond (79)
Tough Tigers Display Resilience
Facts and Figures: The Score Review correctly overruled a goal for Richmond in the 2nd quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Hannan kicked a quality goal, which was Melbourne’s 1st of the game.
Melbourne Game Changer: Max Gawn
Richmond Game Changer: Kane Lambert
Sunday Night Game
Giants (83) v Hawthorn (49)
Giants Make Giant Statement!
Facts and Figures: Jeremy Finlayson kicked 3 goals in the 1st half. Mitch Lewis and Jack Scrimshaw were out of the game in the 2nd half due to injury. Jeremy Finlayson and Harry Himmelberg kicked 4 goals each prior to 3 quarter time.
Pivotal Moment: Jeremy Finlayson kicked the 3rd goal of the game from a tough angle. Shane Mumford kicked an amazing goal out of the ruck to give the Giants a 23 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
Giants Game Changers: Lachie Whitfield, Nick Haynes
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell