Facts and Figures
Average Score: 65.25 points per team; Reasonably high, considering no team scored over 100 points.
Average Winning Margins: 26 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games.
Round 14 (In a Nutshell): There were two games with a margin of 11 points or less, with the highest margin 63 points. Find out what made Round 14 so intriguing.
Thursday Afternoon Game
Hawthorn (71) v Essendon (87)
Hawthorn Their Own Worst Enemies!
Facts and Figures: Hawthorn led by 36 points, but lost the game. Something must be done; they have to rectify their mentality as they put in a two quarter effort.
Pivotal Moments: The first goal of the game was scored by James Worpel from outside 50 metres. Joe Daniher kicked his third goal of the goal, which was the last goal of the game.
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Worpel
Essendon Game Changer: Joe Daniher
Thursday Night Game
Richmond (88) v West Coast (61)
Richmond System Too Good for Poor West Coast
Facts and Figures: Richmond only kicked one behind, as three of their four behinds were rushed!
Pivotal Moments: Nic Naitanui kicked West Coast’s third goal of the game with plenty of pressure put on him from Richmond players. Dustin Martin kicked a freakish goal in the third quarter. Noah Balta kicked an outstanding goal in the fourth quarter to give Richmond a 26 point lead.
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin
West Coast Game Changer: Liam Ryan
Friday Night Game
Western Bulldogs (61) v Geelong (72)
Bulldogs Fade Away!
Facts and Figures: The Western Bulldogs kicked the first six goals of the game and then Geelong kicked the next three goals. The game ebbed and flowed after quarter time.
Pivotal Moments: Josh Dunkley kicked the first goal of the game from almost 50 metres. Luke Dahlhaus kicked a good goal in the fourth quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Lachie Hunter
Geelong Game Changer: Patrick Dangerfield
Saturday Afternoon Game
Port Adelaide (73) v Sydney Swans (47)
Power Too Powerful for Gallant Swans
Facts and Figures: Robbie Gray kicked two first quarter goals.
Pivotal Moment: Tom Papley kicked a freakish goal, which was the Sydney Swans first goal of the game. Charlie Dixon snapped an amazing goal, which was Port Adelaide’s third goal of the game, on his left foot! Justin Westhoff kicked a match winning goal in the fourth quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Charlie Dixon
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Ryan Clarke
Saturday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
Fremantle (53) v GWS (91)
Facts and Figures: It was GWS’s 200th game in their history. They kicked the opening four goals of the game. It was Fremantle’s biggest loss of the Season.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Himmelberg kicked the opening goal of the game from a tough angle.
Fremantle Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
GWS Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Saturday Night Game
Melbourne Demons (52) v St Kilda (49)
Demons Scrape Home!
Facts and Figures: The game ebbed and flowed, with plenty of lead changes.
Pivotal Moments: Max King kicked St Kilda’s first goal of the game. Tim Membrey kicked a long goal to make the deficit four points late in the game.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Steven May
St Kilda Game Changer: Bradley Hill
Sunday Afternoon Game
Carlton (48) v Collingwood (72)
Carlton Given the Blues!
Facts and Figures: First time since Round 6 Eddie Betts kicked more than one goal.
Pivotal Moment: Eddie Betts kicked Carlton’s fifth goal of the game to give them the lead in the second quarter. Josh Daicos kicked a goal in the fourth quarter to give Collingwood a 13 point lead.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Collingwood Game Changer: Brodie Grundy
Sunday Night Game
Gold Coast (91) v North Melbourne (28)
Gold Coast Obliterate North Melbourne!
Facts and Figures: Alex Sexton was back in the team and played his role well, hitting the scoreboard.
Pivotal Moments: Ben King kicked the Gold Coast’s fourth goal of the game to make the margin 16 points. Noah Anderson kicked the Gold Coast’s tenth goal of the game.
Gold Coast Game Changer: Alex Sexton
North Melbourne Game Changer: