AFL Round 18 Review (Season 2020)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 60.11 points per team; Reasonably low, considering Hawthorn scored 108 points.
Average Winning Margins: 27.77 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games.
Round 18 (In a Nutshell): Despite the fact that Round 18 was the last Round of the Season.

Thursday Night Game

North Melbourne (34) v West Coast (49)
West Coast Survive
Facts and Figures: Both teams had 14 scoring shots.
Pivotal Moments: Shaun Higgins kicked the opening goal of the game from a good set shot. Jack Darling kicked a freakish goal from the forward pocket in the second quarter. Liam Ryan kicked an outstanding goal to give West Coast the lead in the second quarter.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jed Anderson
West Coast Game Changer: Oscar Allen

Friday Night Game

St Kilda (82) v GWS (30)
One Way Traffic
Facts and Figures: St Kilda put in a four quarter effort to obliterate GWS. There were just two multiple goal kickers in the game; Jack Steele, Jack Lonie.
Pivotal Moments: Tim Membrey kicked a fantastic set shot, which was the first goal of the game. Josh Battle’s second goal of the game was outstanding.
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Steele
GWS Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield

Saturday Afternoon Game

Essendon (49) v Melbourne Demons (68)
The Better Team Won!
Facts and Figures: Essendon were goalless in the second quarter and kicked just one goal in the third quarter!
Pivotal Moments: Alex Neal-Bullen kicked an outstanding snap, which was the opening goal of the second quarter. James Stewart made the deficit less than five goals at three quarter time. Dylan Shiel made the deficit seven points late in the fourth quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: James Stewart
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Steven May

Saturday Evening Game (Adelaide Time)

Adelaide Crows (33) v Richmond (77)
Richmond Display Their Class!
Facts and Figures: Taylor Walker became the leading goal kicker in the Adelaide Crows history!
Pivotal Moments: Shane McAdam kicked a clever goal with a soccer, which was the first goal of the game. Josh Caddy kicked an outstanding goal, which was also Richmond’s first goal. Dustin Martin kicked a freakish goal in the second quarter. Darcy Fogarty kicked a crucial goal in the third quarter from a set shot.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin

Saturday Night Game

Brisbane Lions (78) v Carlton (61)
Lions Have Too Much Polish!
Facts and Figures: It was 23 scoring shots for the Brisbane Lions to 11 scoring shots for Carlton.
Pivotal Moments: Daniel Rich kicked an incredible goal on the run outside 50 in the first quarter. Kade Simpson kicked the first goal of the third quarter, with an exceptional goal on the run.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel Rich
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh

Sunday Afternoon Games

Hawthorn (108) v Gold Coast (57)
Hawthorn Simply Too Good!
Facts and Figures: Hawthorn performed exceptionally well, while Gold Coast were poor!
Pivotal Moment: Paul Puopolo kicked the second goal of the game from the forward pocket!
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jack Gunston
Gold Coast Game Changer: Alex Sexton

Sydney Swans (63) v Geelong (69)
Geelong Survive!
Facts and Figures: Sydney Swans kicked the first three goals of the game!
Pivotal Moments: Patrick Dangerfield kicked three goals in a row!
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jordan Dawson
Geelong Game Changer: Sam Menegola

Sunday Night Game

Fremantle (44) v Western Bulldogs (74)
Western Bulldogs Get Deserved Finals Spot!
Facts and Figures: The Western Bulldogs won a game that they were challenged in.
Pivotal Moments: Sean Darcy kicked a freakish goal from a throw in, that was the first goal of the game! Mitch Wallis answered immediately, with a soccer goal!
Fremantle Game Changer: Nat Fyfe
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Lachie Hunter

Monday Night Game

Collingwood (45) v Port Adelaide (61)
Port Adelaide Survive Slight Scare
Facts and Figures: It was 16 scoring shots to ten in favour of Port Adelaide.
Pivotal Moments: Adam Treloar made the deficit one point in the first quarter, after conceding the first two goals. Steven Motlop kicked a long set shot goal, which gave Port Adelaide the lead in the second quarter.
Collingwood Game Changer: Taylor Adams
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Tom Rockliff

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