Facts and Figures
Average Score: 60.64 points per team; fairly low scoring considering four teams had a final score of 74 points or more.
Average Winning Margins: 22.71 points per game, despite the fact there were four out of the seven games that were close games.
Round 10 (In a Nutshell): There were four teams that had the bye: Carlton, Fremantle, Hawthorn and West Coast. It was an entertaining Round of footy. Find out why!
Monday Night Game
Port Adelaide (55) v Western Bulldogs (42) Dogs Squander Golden Opportunity!
Facts and Figures: It was 17 scoring shots to 15 in the Western Bulldogs favour. Incredibly, Tom Rockliff had 15 tackles! Port Adelaide won a game they could have lost had the Western Bulldogs kicked straight!
Pivotal Moment: Boyd Woodcock kicked his first goal of his AFL career in his first game. His youthful exuberance helped Port Adelaide weather the storm, as the Western Bulldogs outplayed Port Adelaide at times.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Zak Butters
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Tuesday Night Game
Richmond (82) v Brisbane Lions (41)
The Lions Lose the Game Due to Poor Goal Kicking!
Facts and Figures: Richmond had 22 scoring shots to Brisbane Lions 21 scoring shots. Richmond had six goal kickers to Richmond’s four.
Pivotal Moment: Eric Hipwood kicked a set shot from approximately 50 metres, which also happened to be the first goal of the game. Dustin Martin had a pivotal moment pretty much every time he touched the footy!
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Lachie Neale
Wednesday Night Games
Geelong (90) v North Melbourne (57)
Geelong Too Composed for Disjointed North Melbourne!
Facts and Figures: Gryan Miers kicked four goals for the game!
Pivotal Moment: Tom Hawkins kicked a snap on his left foot, that was Geelong’s first goal of the game.
Geelong Game Changer: Cameron Guthrie
North Melbourne Game Changer: Shaun Higgins
Adelaide Crows (37) v Melbourne Demons (88)
The Crows Capitulate in the Second Half!
Facts and Figures: The Adelaide Crows stayed in the game until the last quarter.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Thursday Night Games
Collingwood (50) v Sydney Swans (41)
Collingwood Too Good!
Facts and Figures: Two debutants kicked their first goal of their career.
Pivotal Moment: Josh Daicos kicked a freakish goal.
Collingwood Game Changer: Josh Daicos
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jordan Dawson
Gold Coast (74) v St Kilda (78)
Saints Win Classic!
Facts and Figures: The game was in the balance throughout. It was Paddy Ryder’s 250th game.
Pivotal Moments: Dan Butler kicked an amazing goal in the fourth quarter, not like Izak Rankine’s though!
Gold Coast Game Changer: Izak Rankine
St Kilda Game Changer: Dan Butler
Friday Night Game
Essendon (55) v GWS (59)
Bombers Throw Away a 29 Point Lead!
Facts and Figures: At quarter time it was two points all! Then there were eight goals kicked in the second quarter!
Pivotal Moments: Dylan Shiel kicked a long goal from inside the centre square, that was their fifth goal! Harry Himmelberg kicked an outstanding snap in the third quarter. Adam Saad kicked a long goal, but it was too late.
Essendon Game Changers: Michael Hurley, Zach Merrett
GWS Game Changer: Tim Taranto