Facts and Figures
Average Score: 53.22 points per team; Reasonably high, considering the Western Bulldogs were the highest scoring with a total of 80 points.
Average Winning Margins: 19.55 points per game, which indicates that there were a lot of close games.
Round 13 (In a Nutshell): There were four games with a margin of 12 points or less, with the highest margin 33 points. That’s why Round 13 was so exciting.
Friday Night Game
Gold Coast (27) v Carlton (60)
Gold Coast Curtailed by Carlton
Facts and Figures: Carlton completely dominated the game and should have won by more. The only aspect of the game that would concern them was their goal kicking accuracy.
Gold Coast Game Changer:
Carlton Game Changer: Zac Fisher
Saturday Afternoon Game
Western Bulldogs (80) v Melbourne Demons (52)
Beveridge Alteration Helps Bulldogs to Valuable Win!
Facts and Figures: The game was in the balance at half time, but the Western Bulldogs were too good in the second half.
Pivotal Moments: Mitch Wallis kicked the Western Bulldogs second goal in a row in the first quarter. Marcus Bontempelli scored the first goal of the third quarter with a brilliant goal.
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Mitch Wallis
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Christian Petracca
Saturday Afternoon Game (Adelaide Time)
Port Adelaide (68) v Hawthorn (58)
Power win Tight Contest!
Facts and Figures:
Pivotal Moments: Oliver Hahnrahan made the deficit 11 points in the third quarter. Shaun Burgoyne made the deficit four points in the last quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Travis Boak
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Worpel
Saturday Night Games
Essendon (61) v Richmond (73)
Richmond Too Good!
Facts and Figures: Richmond would have won easily, but they were inaccurate.
Pivotal Moment: Irving Mosquito kicked his first goal in his first AFL game in the first quarter.
Essendon Game Change: Zach Merrett
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
Fremantle (50) v Sydney Swans (19)
Fremantle Obliterate Swans
Facts and Figures: Matt Taberner kicked the last goal of the second quarter and the first goal of the third quarter.
Pivotal Moment: It was a monotonous game after quarter time.
Fremantle Game Changer: Matt Taberner
Sydney Swans Game Changer:
Sunday Afternoon Games
Adelaide Crows (37) v Geelong (65)
Geelong Claim Hard Fought Win!
Facts and Figures: The game was a close contest, until the fourth quarter.
Pivotal Moments: Tom Hawkins kicked Geelong’s first goal of the game midway through the first quarter.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Matt Crouch
Geelong Game Changer: Tom Hawkins
Brisbane Lions (50) v St Kilda (48)
Lions Inaccuracy Nearly Costs Them!
Facts and Figures: St Kilda gallant in defeat.
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Cameron kicked a goal from a snap in the second quarter.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Harris Andrews
St Kilda Game Changer: Rowan Marshall
Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
West Coast (61) v GWS (49)
Gallant Giants Leave Fightback too late!
Facts and Figures: The game should have been over in the first half, but GWS fought back.
Pivotal Moment: Jeremy McGovern took an incredible mark in the second quarter.
West Coast Game Changer: Jeremy McGovern
GWS Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Monday Night Game
Collingwood (65) v North Melbourne (35)
Collingwood Too Classy for Wasteful North Melbourne
Facts and Figures:
Pivotal Moments: Collingwood were extremely accurate and had too many to recall!
Collingwood Game Changer: Scott Pendlebury
North Melbourne Game Changer: Shaun Higgins