AFL Round 17 Review (Season 2020)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 59.44 points per team; Reasonably high, considering six teams scored 100 points or less.
Average Winning Margins: 29.55 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games.
Round 17 (In a Nutshell): The Round was an intriguing Round of footy to watch and assess. Find out why!

Thursday Night Game

St Kilda (50) v West Coast (65)
West Coast Win Tough, Tight Contest!
Facts and Figures: Liam Duggan played his 100th game.
Pivotal Moments: Paddy Ryder kicked the first goal of the game from a difficult set shot. Nic Naitanui had many pivotal hit outs in the ruck!
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Steele
West Coast Game Changer: Nic Naitanui

Friday Night Game

Geelong (31) v Richmond (57)
Richmond Are Now Officially Contenders!
Facts and Figures: Both teams kicked a combined total of 11 goals and 22 behinds!
Pivotal Moments: Esava Ratugolea kicked a couple of goals in the fourth quarter! Jason Castagna kicked a match winning goal.
Geelong Game Changer: Esava Ratugolea
Richmond Game Changer: Jack Riewoldt

Saturday Afternoon Games

North Melbourne (35) v Fremantle (99)
Fremantle Totally Destroy a Hapless North Melbourne!
Facts and Figures: It was a one sided contest!
Pivotal Moments: Michael Walters took an outstanding mark in the second quarter, which gave Fremantle a 22 point lead.
Fremantle Game Changer: Michael Walters
North Melbourne Game Changer:

Port Adelaide (79) v Essendon (29)
Port Adelaide Outplay Essendon
Facts and Figures: After quarter time it was a one sided contest!
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Dixon took an amazing one handed mark!
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Tom Rockliff
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett

Saturday Night Game

GWS (74) v Melbourne Demons (79)
Melbourne Demons Keep Finals Dream Alive!
Facts and Figures: This was possibly the best game of AFL Season 2020. It was tough and tight at a decent standard.
Pivotal Moments: Oscar Baker kicked an outstanding, which happened to be the first goal of the game! Christian Petracca kicked an outstanding goal; the fifth Melbourne Demons goal of the first quarter. Brett Daniels kicked a freakish goal; the first of the second quarter.
GWS Game Changer: Brent Daniels
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Max Gawn

Sunday Afternoon Games

Carlton (56) v Adelaide Crows (72)
Crows Make it Three in a Row!
Facts and Figures: Adelaide Crows kicked eight goals to one goal at half time!
Pivotal Moments: Lachlan Sholl kicked an outstanding goal, which was the 2nd goal of the game.
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird

Hawthorn (40) v Western Bulldogs (76)
Bulldogs into the Top 8!
Facts and Figures: Caleb Daniel kicked quite possibly the goal of the year.
Pivotal Moments: Bailey Smith kicked the Western Bulldogs sixth goal of the game in the 2nd quarter.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Liam Shiels
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Caleb Daniel

Sunday Night Game

Sydney Swans (41) v Brisbane Lions (73)
Lions Showed Their Class!
Facts and Figures: Put simply; the Brisbane Lions did what they had to do to win the game.
Pivotal Moment: Cam Ellis-Yolmen kicked an important goal in the fourth quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jake Lloyd
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel Rich

Monday Night Game

Collingwood (68) v Gold Coast (46)
Collingwood Survive Tough Challenge!
Facts and Figures: Alex Sexton and Jordan De Goey both kicked three goals in the first half.
Pivotal Moments: Alex Sexton kicked an outstanding goal, which was his third goal of the first quarter. Jordan De Goey kicked an unbelievable goal in the third quarter. Josh Corbett kicked the opening goal of the fourth quarter. Mason Cox kicked a freakish goal in the fourth quarter.  
Collingwood Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
Gold Coast Game Changer: Alex Sexton

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