AFL Round 3 Review (Season 2021)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 88.11 points per team; reasonably low, considering six teams scored 100 points or more. That’s a third of the teams kicked 100 points or more!
Average Winning Margin: 42.22 points per game, which indicates that there weren’t a lot of close games. Despite that, two games had a margin of less than a goal!
Round 3 (In a Nutshell): In Round 3 I correctly predicted four out of nine results. Round 3 had plenty of points to discuss. Find out in the Round 3 Review!

Thursday Night Game

Collingwood (72) v Brisbane Lions (73)
Brisbane Lions Win a Thriller!
Facts and Figures: The fact that Collingwood had 63 hitouts to Brisbane Lions four meant Collingwood should’ve won the game.
Pivotal Moment: Zac Bailey kicked a goal after the siren, which meant that Brisbane Lions won!
Collingwood Game Changer: Brodie Grundy
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel Rich

Friday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

North Melbourne (39) v Western Bulldogs (167)
Bulldogs Annihilate the Kangaroos!
Facts and Figures: It was an utterly one sided contest. The template of how to play was displayed by the Bulldogs. The antithesis was showed by North Melbourne.
Pivotal Moment: Adam Treloar made the margin 37 points in the Bulldogs favour with his 2nd goal in the 2nd Quarter.
North Melbourne Game Changer: None
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Bruce

Friday Night Game

Adelaide Crows (95) v Gold Coast Suns (85)
Crows Claim Win in Tight, Entertaining Contest!
Facts and Figures: The Suns lost the game, despite the fact that they lost the clearances. The suns ruckman Jarrod Witts was subbed out with a knee injury at 3 quarter time.
Pivotal Moment: Ned McHenry gave the Crows a ten point lead in the 4th quarter. The goal ensured the Crows won the game.
Adelaide Crows Game Changers: Reilly O’Brien, Rory Sloane, Taylor Walker
Gold Coast Suns Game Changers: Hugh Greenwood, Ben King

Saturday Afternoon Game

Richmond (72) v Sydney Swans (117)
Swans Obliterate Hapless Richmond
Facts and Figures: It was one traffic; the scoreboard flattered Richmond. They deserved to lose by more than 45 points.
Pivotal Moment: Isaac Heeney made the margin 51 points in the 3rd quarter in the Swans favour!
Richmond Game Changer: None
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Sam Wicks

Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

Essendon (143) v St Kilda (68)
St Kilda Not at the Races!
Facts and Figures: It was 56 to 53 inside 50s in Essendon’s favour yet they won comprehensively. They did have 117 more disposals than St Kilda. Despite having 31 hitouts to 21, St Kilda were obliterated.
Pivotal Moment: Alec Waterman made the margin 56 points in Essendon’s favour in the 3rd quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Jordan Ridley
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Steele

Saturday Night Game

West Coast Eagles (108) v Port Adelaide (71)
Another One Sided Contest in Round 3!
Facts and Figures: It was 57 inside 50s to 40 in the Eagles favour. It was 32 hitouts to 30 in their favour as well! Despite that, Port Adelaide had 51 tackles to the Eagles 43! The Eagles led by 52 points at half time.
Pivotal Moment: The Eagles kicked the opening four goals of the game. The fourth goal was kicked by Josh Kennedy and gave the Eagles momentum.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Port Adelaide Game Changer: None

Sunday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)

Carlton (109) v Fremantle (64)
No Fyfe, No Fremantle!
Facts and Figures: It was 64 hitouts to 43 in Carlton’s favour. They also led the clearances 43 to 29.
Pivotal Moment: Ed Curnow made the margin 11 points in Carlton’s favour early in the 2nd quarter.
Carlton Game Changers: Sam Walsh, Harry McKay
Fremantle Game Changer: None

Sunday Night Game (Melbourne Time)

GWS Giants (68) v Melbourne Demons (102)
Giants Lose Must Win Game
Facts and Figures: The Demons had 67 inside 50s to the Giants 49. The Demons had 41 hitouts to the Giants 32. The Giants suffered three injuries to: Stephen Coniglio, Phil Davis and Matt de Boer!
Pivotal Moment: Bayley Fritsch gave the Giants a 17 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
GWS Giants Game Changers: Tim Taranto, Toby Greene
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Max Gawn, Kysaiah Pickett

Monday Afternoon Game

Geelong Cats (69) v Hawthorn (64)
Cats Win Tough, Tight Contest
Facts and Figures: It was 53 inside 50s to 44 in the Cats favour. Hawthorn had 38 hitouts to the Cats 28. There were 37 clearances to 33 in favour of Hawthorn.
Pivotal Moment: Jordan Clark gave the Cats a 17 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Geelong Cats Game Changers: Mitch Duncan, Cameron Guthrie
Hawthorn Game Changer: Changkuoth Jiath




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