Facts and Figures
Average Score: 65.61 points per team; Reasonably low scoring considering six teams kicked 83 points or more.
Average Winning Margins: 39.44 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t many close games.
Round 9 (In a Nutshell): There were only two games that had a margin separating the two teams involved of two goals or less. Incredibly, both of those games involved the West Australian teams. Despite the big margins, it was exciting to watch St Kilda and North Melbourne play some scintillating football. Find out why Round 9 was so intriguing!
Wednesday Night Game
Western Bulldogs (49) v Richmond (90)
Tigers Too Good for All at Sea Bulldogs
Facts and Figures: The margin was over 41 points at half time and full time! It was Caleb Daniel’s 100th game and Jack Macrae’s 150th game.
Pivotal Moment: Dustin Martin kicked Richmond’s third goal in a row with an outstanding snap from almost 50 metres out in the 1st quarter. That gave Richmond the momentum.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
Thursday Night Game
Melbourne Demons (31) v Port Adelaide (83)
The Demons Fail to Turn Up!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne Demons were their own worst enemy; it was a disappointing performance as well as effort. Travis Boak led from the front with a quality performance.
Pivotal Moment: Sam Mayes kicked the sixth goal of the game from a set shot. It also happened to be the sixth goal of the game as the Demons were goalless for the majority of the first half.
Melbourne Demons Changer: Max Gawn
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Travis Boak
Friday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
Carlton (58) v Hawthorn (89)
The Blues Given the Blues!
Facts and Figures: Carlton kicked the first five goals of the game in the first quarter. From then on it was all Hawthorn as far as control of the game was concerned.
Pivotal Moments: Levi Casboult kicked Carlton’s third goal of the game from the forward pocket. Isaac Smith kicked an outstanding goal, which was on a tough angle from outside 50 metres in the second quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Levi Casboult
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Friday Night Game
Essendon (28) v Brisbane (91)
The Lions Control One Sided Contest!
Facts and Figures: The game was Mitch Robinson’s 200th of his career. It only ever appeared to be one team that could win this game from start to finish and that’s Brisbane.
Pivotal Moments: Devon Smith kicked Essendon’s first goal of the game from outside 50! Eric Hipwood kicked a freakish goal, which was fairly late in the third quarter. Darcy Parish kicked an extremely good goal from a near on impossible angle in the third quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Devon Smith
Brisbane Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Saturday Afternoon Game
North Melbourne (119) v Adelaide Crows (50)
Kangaroos Embarrass the Crows!
Facts and Figures: Adelaide Crows were goalless in the first quarter. Majak Daw kicked a goal in his 50th AFL game!
Pivotal Moments: Aaron Hall kicked an outstanding goal from a set shot approximately 50 metres out from an angle. The goal was North Melbourne’s fourth goal in a row. Rory Laird kicked Adelaide Crows sixth goal of the game with a freakish snap in the third quarter.
North Melbourne Game Changers: Jed Anderson, Todd Goldstein
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Saturday Evening Game
St Kilda (101) v Sydney Swans (48)
Saints Simply Have too much Polish for Swans!
Facts and Figures: Max King kicked three goals. St Kilda proved that they are genuine contenders at the very least to feature in the finals in AFL Season 2020.
Pivotal Moment: Tom Papley made it one goal each thanks to a clever snap.
St Kilda Game Changers: Jade Gresham, Nick Hind
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Luke Parker
Saturday Night Game
West Coast (73) v Geelong (64)
Eagles Fight Back to Claim Unlikely Victory!
Facts and Figures: This was the game of the Round as far as the fast tempo that the game was played at. Seven of the last nine goals were kicked by West Coast!
Pivotal Moments: Mitch Duncan kicked Geelong’s third goal of the game from outside 50 metres on an angle! Josh Kennedy kicked the first goal of the fourth quarter to make the deficit two points.
West Coast Game Changer: Josh Kennedy
Geelong Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
Sunday Afternoon Game
Gold Coast (35) v GWS (61)
Gold Coast Outclassed by Giants!
Facts and Figures: Ben Ainsworth kicked a goal in his 50th game.
Pivotal Moments: Tim Taranto kicked a clever snap, which was the first goal of the game. Toby Greene injured a right hamstring in the first quarter. Jeremy Cameron kicked the first goal of the fourth quarter with a clever kick on the boundary line.
Gold Coast Game Changer: Jack Lukosius
GWS Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Sunday Evening Game (Perth Time)
Fremantle v Collingwood
Fremantle Outwork the Magpies!
Facts and Figures: The game was in the a balance for the majority of the game.
Pivotal Moments: Brody Mihocek kicked Collingwood’s second goal of the game from a set shot outside 50 metres. Lachie Schultz kicked Fremantle’s second goal of the game with a clever kick on the ground. Nat Fyfe kicked Fremantle’s sixth goal of the game. Matt Taberner kicked his third goal of the game from a tough angle.
Fremantle Game Changer: Matt Taberner
Collingwood Game Changer: Brayden Maynard