AFL Round 2 Review (Season 2021)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 83.33 points per team; reasonably low, considering four teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 28.11 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games.
Round 2 (In a Nutshell): In Round 2 I correctly predicted three out of nine results. Despite the fact that Round 2 had some one sided games, there were some close games too. Those games were entertaining and enthralling to watch!

Thursday Night Game

Carlton (85) v Collingwood (106)
Carlton their Worst Enemies!
Facts and Figures: It was 55 hitouts to 21 in favour of Collingwood. Despite that, Carlton had 17 centre clearances to 12.
Pivotal Moment: Taylor Adams gave Collingwood a 27 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay
Collingwood Game Changer: Taylor Adams

Friday Night Game

Geelong Cats (81) v Brisbane Lions (80)
Cats Have Lucky Escape, as they Get a Lucky Break!
Facts and Figures: Geelong Cats had 379 disposals to 270 disposals for the game in its entirety. There were only 11 centre clearances to ten in the Geelong Cats favour, just! Oscar McInerney battled manfully through an ankle injury; yet only subbed off in the 4th quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Mark Blicavs appeared to be caught holding the ball late in the game, but no free kick was given.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Eric Hipwood
Carlton Game Changer: Joel Selwood

Saturday Afternoon Games

Sydney Swans (121) v Adelaide Crows (88)
The Crows Throw the Game Away with Poor Goal Kicking!
Facts and Figures: It was 33 scoring shots to 31 in favour of the Adelaide Crows, but they lost by 33 points! The Adelaide Crows had just three goal kickers, with Taylor Walker kicking six goals!
Pivotal Moment: Lance Franklin made the margin six goals in the Sydney Swans favour in the 3rd quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker

Port Adelaide (119) v Essendon (65)
Essendon Not at the Races!
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide kicked the 1st five goals of the game. They controlled the game with 39 clearances to Essendon’s 28. It appeared as if the players at Essendon weren’t as prepared as the Essendon players.
Pivotal Moment: Peter Ladhams made the score 31 to nil in the 1st quarter; the game was effectively over.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Zak Butters
Essendon Game Changer: Jordan Ridley

Saturday Night Games

St Kilda (73) v Melbourne Demons (91)
Demons Simply Too Good!
Facts and Figures: It was 52 hitouts to 17 in the Melbourne Demons favour. Both teams had 33 clearances!
Pivotal Moment: Ed Langdon made the margin two goals in the Melbourne Demons favour in the 3rd quarter!
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Steele
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver

Gold Coast Suns (98) v North Melbourne (39)
North Melbourne Annihilated by a Quality Suns Team Effort!
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 14 in the Gold Coast Suns favour!
Pivotal Moment: Oleg Markov made the score 19 points to one point in favour of the Gold Coast Suns! The goal was kicked in the 1st quarter.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Noah Anderson
North Melbourne Kangaroos Game Changer: Jed Anderson

Sunday Afternoon Games

Hawthorn (49) v Richmond (78)
Richmond Far Too Good!
Facts and Figures: It was 23 scoring shots to 14 in Richmond’s favour. The fact is that Richmond were superior when the game was on the line.
Pivotal Moment: Dustin Martin gave Richmond a four goal lead near half time.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Richmond Game Changer: Dustin Martin

Western Bulldogs (100) v West Coast Eagles (93)
Bulldogs Win an Epic Game of Footy!
Facts and Figures: This game was an outstanding spectacle. It will be difficult to find a better game this Season.
Pivotal Moment: Bailey Williams won a contest where there was three West Coast Eagles players around him in the 4th quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae
West Coast Eagles Game Changers: Nic Naitanui, Dom Sheed

Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)

Fremantle Dockers (87) v GWS Giants (56)
Scoreboard Flatters GWS Giants, as the Dockers Dominate!
Facts and Figures: The Fremantle Dockers deserved to win by more than 31 points. The scoreboard flattered the GWS Giants
Pivotal Moment: Andrew Brayshaw made the margin 33 points in the 3rd quarter, in the Fremantle Dockers favour.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changers: Andrew Brayshaw, David Mundy
GWS Giants Game Changer: Harry Himmelberg

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