Facts and Figures
Average Score: 64.69 points per team; Reasonably low scoring considering nine teams kicked 72 points or more.
Average Winning Margins: 27.88 points per game, which implies there were some close games.
Round 11 (In a Nutshell): There were two teams that had the bye: GWS and the Sydney Swans. Therefore, eight games were played instead of the usual amount of nine games. The Round had everything, appropriately finishing with a draw.
Saturday Afternoon Game
Port Adelaide (93) v Richmond (72)
Powerful Port Power On!
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide won the game playing a good brand of footy in the first quarter and the fourth quarter. Richmond worked their way back into the game in the second quarter.
Pivotal Moments: Peter Ladhams kicked the opening goal of the game with a freakish goal! Dustin Martin put Richmond in the lead by four points in the second quarter. Charlie Dixon kicked a superb goal in the third quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changers: Travis Boak, Robbie Gray
Richmond Game Changer:
Saturday Night Game
Brisbane Lions (96) v Western Bulldogs (72)
Bulldogs Gallant in Defeat!
Facts and Figures: Mitch Wallis kicked the first two goals of the game.
Pivotal Moments: Jack Macrae kicked the third goal of the game with an exquisite kick on the run from nearly 50 metres. Callum Ah Chee kicked Brisbane Lion’s opening goal of the game and kicked their third goal after a fantastic mark! Lachie Neale scored a freakish goal in the third quarter.
Brisbane Lions Game Changers: Eric Hipwood, Lachie Neale
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
West Coast (72) v Carlton (50)
Blues Find a way to Lose!
Facts and Figures: Zac Fisher kicked four goals in his first game back from injury.
Pivotal Moments: There were too many to report on! The West Coast Eagles worked their way into the contest and eventually were victorious.
West Coast Game Changer: Dom Sheed
Carlton Game Changer: Zac Fisher
Sunday Night Game
Melbourne Demons (92) v North Melbourne (35)
Demons Demolish Woeful Kangaroos!
Facts and Figures: Melbourne dominated the game; they should have won by more than 57 points, which was the final margin! Four of the North Melbourne players suffered injuries!
Pivotal Moment: There were too many from a Melbourne Demons perspective!
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Monday Night Games
St Kilda (34) v Geelong (93)
Cats Destroy Poor Saints!
Facts and Figures: It was a completely one sided contest.
Pivotal Moment: Sam Menegola scored the first goal of the game, which set the scene.
St Kilda Game Changer: Sam Menegola
Geelong Game Changer: Jack Steele
Fremantle (48) v Hawthorn (32)
Low Scoring Affair!
Facts and Figures: James Sicily took a contender for mark of the year in the fourth quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Nat Fyfe kicked Fremantle’s second goal of the game, with a clever snap.
Fremantle Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Tuesday Night Game
Adelaide Crows (38) v Collingwood (62)
Collingwood Have Lucky Escape!
Facts and Figures: The first quarter was one way traffic, with the Adelaide Crows controlling the game. Tom Lynch was injured in the first half. Jordan Roughead also suffered an injury.
Pivotal Moment: Shane McAdam took a great mark in the last quarter reducing the margin to 11 points. Tom Doedee suffered a hamstring injury.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Collingwood Game Changer: Taylor Adams
Wednesday Night Game
Gold Coast (73) v Essendon (73)
Facts and Figures: The game ebbed and flowed; it was a tough contest.
Pivotal Moment: Brayden Fiorini kicked an outstanding goal from a tough angle, that happened to be the first goal of the game.
Gold Coast Game Changer: Ben King
Essendon Game Changer: David Zaharakis