Facts and Figures
Average Score: 78.66 points per team; fairly low, considering six teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 40 points per game, that correctly substantiates that there were plenty of one sided games.
Round 6 (In a Nutshell): In Round 6 I correctly predicted six out of nine results. Round 6 had plenty of intriguing story lines. Find out what transpired in the Round 6 Review!
Friday Night Game
GWS Giants (65) v Western Bulldogs (104)
Dogs Class Shines Through!
Facts and Figures: The Bulldogs had 29 scoring to the Giants 20. It was 45 hit outs to 27 in favour of the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had 46 contested possessions to the Giants 32.
Pivotal Moment: Bailey Dale of the Bulldogs made the margin 27 points in the 4th quarter.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Lachie Ash
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Jack Macrae, Tom Liberatore
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Geelong Cats (136) v West Coast Eagles (39)
Facts and Figures: It was 31 scoring shots to 14 in favour of the Cats. The Eagles had 45 hitouts to Geelong’s 28, which showed that stats can be deceiving. The Cats obliterated the Eagles in general play, that was reflected on the scoreboard.
Pivotal Moment: Rhys Stanley of the Cats made the deficit five points late in the 1st quarter.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Mitch Duncan
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: None
Gold Coast Suns (100) v Sydney Swans (60)
The Suns Season Revived!
Facts and Figures: It was 25 scoring shots to 15 in favour of the Suns. It was 76 hitouts to 20 in the Swans favour! The Swans had 53 inside 50s to the Suns 52! Despite that, the scoreboard was a true reflection of the balance of play being controlled by the Suns.
Pivotal Moment: Nick Holman gave the Suns a seven point lead at quarter time.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Ben King
Sydney Swans Game Changer: None
Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
Carlton (85) v Brisbane Lions (103)
Carlton Gallant in Defeat!
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 25 in favour of the Lions. They also had three more inside 50s and one more hitout than Carlton. It was a tough tussle, but the Lions were just too good, in the end. Plenty of positives for Carlton to take from the game, though.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Daniher gave the Lions a four goal lead late in the 4th quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Harry Mckay
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Daniel Rich
Saturday Night Games
Melbourne Demons (48) v Richmond (82)
Demons Outplay Tough Tigers!
Facts and Figures: It was a total of 22 scoring shots to 18 in favour of the Demons. They also had more hitouts with 42 compared to Richmond’s 20. Richmond had 60 inside 50s to the Demons 56.
Pivotal Moment: Christian Salem kicked the Demons 1st goal of the game made the deficit seven points.
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Christian Salem, Ed Langdon
Richmond Game Changer: Toby Nankervis
Fremantle Dockers (99) v North Melbourne (48)
The Dockers Cruise, While North Melbourne Need to Improve!
Facts and Figures: It was 29 scoring shots to 18 in favour of the Dockers. It was 33 hitouts to 30 in favour of North Melbourne. Despite that, it was 38 clearances to 25 in favour of the Dockers.
Pivotal Moment: David Mundy gave the Dockers a one point lead close to quarter time.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: David Mundy
North Melbourne Game Changer: None
Sunday Afternoon Games
Hawthorn (101) v Adelaide Crows (98)
Hawthorn Claim Comeback Win!
Facts and Figures: It was 27 scoring shots to 19 in favour of the Crows. The Adelaide Crows lost the game despite kicking 15 goals before they registered their 1st behind.
Pivotal Moment: Jacob Koschitzke of Hawthorn kicked a goal to make the deficit 20 points in the 3rd quarter.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jacob Koschitzke
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Collingwood (85) v Essendon (109)
Collingwood Final’s Hopes Over, While Essendon’s Season is Still Alive!
Facts and Figures: It was 29 scoring shots to 20 in favour of Essendon. They also had more inside 50s; 54 to Collingwood’s 43. Collingwood had 140 contested possessions to 126 in favour of Collingwood, that shows how deceptive stats can be.
Pivotal Moment: Peter Wright gave Essendon a 12 point lead near 3 quarter time.
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Crisp
Essendon Game Changers: Anthony McDonald-Tipingwuti, Darcy Parish
Sunday Night Game (Adelaide Time)
Port Adelaide (93) v St Kilda (39)
Port Adelaide Obliterate St Kilda
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide had 23 scoring shots to St Kilda’s 14. Both teams had 52 inside 50s. The result was a forgone conclusion after Steven Motlop kicked Port Adelaide’s 1st goal. It was an extremely disappointing display by St Kilda. Port Adelaide had 314 uncontested possessions to St Kilda’s 172!
Pivotal Moment: Steven Motlop kicked Port Adelaide’s opening goal of the game. That was after St Kilda kicked their only goal of the 1st quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Karl Amon
St Kilda Game Changer: None