AFL Round 7 Review (Season 2020)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 63.06 points per team; Reasonably low scoring considering Carlton scored over 100 points!
Average Winning Margins: 33.63 points per game, which indicates there were quite a few one sided games
Round 7 (In a Nutshell): There were 5 out of 9 games with a margin of 5 goals or more. It’s something that the AFL will want to decrease as closer games on the scoreboard often make for more entertaining footy. Nevertheless, Round 7 was a good spectacle on the whole, find out why!

Thursday Night Game

Geelong (35) v Collingwood (57)
De Goey Injury Takes the Gloss off Magpies Win
Facts and Figures: Collingwood were to good in the key moments when the game was there to be won. Geelong did suffer 2 injuries; Joel Selwood injured his hamstring and Jordan Clark injured his shoulder. Jordan De Goey was unstoppable with 5 of 13 goals scored in the game kicked by De Goey.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan De Goey kicked a fantastic opening goal near fifty from a set shot.
Geelong Game Changer: Patrick Dangerfield
Collingwood Game Changer: Jordan De Goey

Friday Night Game

Essendon (51) v Western Bulldogs (93)
Bulldogs Claim Dominant Win Over Bombers!
Facts and Figures: Kyle Langford missed an easy goal early on, but Josh Bruce missed 2 goals in the 1st quarter for the Western Bulldogs. The Western Bulldogs
Pivotal Moment: Bailey Dale kicked the Western Bulldogs 14th goal of the game with an intelligent dribbling kick.
Essendon Game Changer: Andrew McGrath
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Tim English

Saturday Afternoon Game

GWS (68) v Brisbane (88)
Brisbane Prove They are Contenders!
Facts and Figures: The game was played at an extremely high intensity. The game ebbed and flowed. In the end Brisbane won the game, because they took more risks. They were willing to use the corridor. It was possibly the highest intensity game of AFL Season 2020 thus far.
Pivotal Moment: Chris Rayner gave Brisbane a 20 point lead in the 4th quarter with a clever dribbling goal from the pocket.
GWS Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Brisbane Game Changer: Harris Andrews

Saturday Evening Game

Swans (60) v Gold Coast (92)
The Sun is Shining!
Facts and Figures: Aliir Aliir kicked the 3rd goal of his career. Gold Coast controlled the balance of play and tempo of the game. Ben King kicked an important goal to give the Gold Coast a 16 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Izak Rankine kicked a freakish goal, which also happened to be the 1st goal of the game.
Swans Game Changer: Tom Papley
Gold Coast Game Changer: Izak Rankine

Saturday Night Game

Richmond (77) v North Melbourne (23)
Tigers Had Too Much Class for Woeful Kangaroos!
Facts and Figures: Richmond controlled the tempo of the game in the 1st half. They kicked the 1st 6 goals of the game. There were 2 notable injuries for North Melbourne.
Pivotal Moment: Marlion Pickett kicked the opening goal of the game with a snap from near fifty.
Richmond Game Changer: Derek Eggmolesse-Smith
North Melbourne Game Changer: Shaun Higgins

Sunday Afternoon Games

Carlton (61) v Port Adelaide (64)
Carlton Throw it Away!
Facts and Figures: Carlton lost a game that they should’ve won.
Pivotal Moment: Robbie Gray won the game with a goal after the siren from the forward pocket!
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Charlie Dixon

Hawthorn (48) v Melbourne (91)
Hawthorn Left Lost for Answers!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne controlled the game and embarrassed Hawthorn.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Hannan kicked Melbourne’s 1st goal of the game to level the scores.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Ricky Henderson
Melbourne Game Changer: Max Gawn

Sunday Evening Game

Fremantle (32) v West Coast (62)
Dockers Destroyed!
Facts and Figures: Michael Fredrick kicked his first goal of his career. The game opened up more in the 2nd half of the 2nd quarter. The game was Josh Kennedy’s 250th game.
Pivotal Moment: Jake Waterman kicked a fantastic snap that was West Coast’s 6th goal of the game in the 2nd quarter.
Fremantle Game Changer: Michael Walters
West Coast Game Changer: Josh J. Kennedy

Monday Night Game

Crows (55) v St Kilda (78)
Saints Successful on the Road!
Facts and Figures: Dan Butler kicked St Kilda’s 1st 2 goals of the game. Taylor Walker kicked the Crows opening 2 goals of the game.
Pivotal Moment: Dan Butler snapped a goal, which was the 1st of the game.
Crows Game Changer: Tom Doedee
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Steele

 

 

 

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