Facts and Figures
Average Score: 84.66 points per team; fairly low, considering six teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 37.55 points per game, that correctly substantiates that there were plenty of one sided games. Four out of nine games had a margin 49 points or more.
Round 7 (In a Nutshell): In Round 7 I correctly predicted three out of nine results. Round 7 had plenty of interesting points to dissect. Find out what transpired in the Round 7 Review!
Friday Night Game
Richmond (77) v Western Bulldogs (55)
Richmond Claim Upset Win
Facts and Figures: It was 22 scoring shots to 20 in favour of Richmond. The Bulldogs losing this game may be a blessing in disguise as they can work on rectifying their flaws.
Pivotal Moment: Shai Bolton of Richmond made the margin 17 points in the 4th quarter.
Richmond Game Changer: Shai Bolton
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Collingwood (55) v Gold Coast Suns (79)
Suns Too Good for Woeful Collingwood
Facts and Figures: Collingwood had 20 scoring shots to the Suns 19, but lost the game by four goals.
Pivotal Moment: Ben King made the margin ten points in the Suns favour in the 3rd quarter.
Collingwood Game Changer: None
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Hugh Greenwood
Adelaide Crows (39) v GWS Giants (106)
The Crows Fail to Fly
Facts and Figures: It was 31 scoring shots to 19 in favour of the Giants. The Giants only had six more inside 50s than the Crows.
Pivotal Moment: Harry Himmelberg kicked the Giants 3rd goal of the game in the 2nd quarter. It gave them the lead by 15 points.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: None
GWS Giants Game Changers: Tim Taranto, Lachie Whitfield
Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
St Kilda (128) v Hawthorn (59)
Clarko Outcoached; Who would’ve Thought?
Facts and Figures: It was a one sided contest for its entirety. Hawthorn should be embarrassed with their performance. Contrastingly, St Kilda didn’t have a passenger. The scoring shots were 33 to 14 in favour of St Kilda.
Pivotal Moment: Rowan Marshall made the margin eight goals in St Kilda’s favour in the 2nd quarter!
St Kilda Game Changer: Zak Jones
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Saturday Night Games
Brisbane Lions (93) v Port Adelaide (44)
Port Fail, Lions Prevail
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots for the Lions to Port’s 19. Port Adelaide had 58 inside 50s to the Lions 55, but Port still lost comprehensively.
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Cameron gave the Lions a 54 point lead in the 3rd quarter.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Hugh McCluggage
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Oliver Wines
Sydney Swans (90) v Geelong Cats (88)
Swans Grab Tight Win
Facts and Figures: The Cats had 28 scoring shots to the Swans 20. It was 65 for the Cats compared to the Swans 39.
Pivotal Moment: Tom Papley gave the Swans a two point lead in the 4th quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changers: Hayden McLean, Tom Papley
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Jeremy Cameron
Sunday Afternoon Games (Melbourne Time)
North Melbourne (73) v Melbourne Demons (103)
North Melbourne Play Well as the Demons Need a Spell!
Facts and Figures: It was 23 scoring shots to 18, in favour of the Demons. Both teams kicked seven behinds. North Melbourne was ahead on the scoreboard by 19 points at half time; it was a 59 point turnaround.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Brown kicked his 2nd goal of the game in the 3rd quarter that gave the Demons the lead.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Ben Cunnington
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Bailey Fritsch
Essendon (107) v Carlton (123)
Both Teams Attack in Exciting Affair!
Facts and Figures: Carlton had 28 scoring shots to Essendon’s 26. Despite that, Essendon had six more inside 50s than Carlton.
Pivotal Moment: Matthew Owies gave Carlton the lead in the 3rd quarter with his third goal of the game. It was his 1st game at AFL level.
Essendon Game Changer: Cale Hooker
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Sunday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
West Coast Eagles (132) v Fremantle Dockers (73)
Eagles Bounce Back, While Dockers Look Flat!
Facts and Figures: It was 32 scoring shots to 18 in favour of the Eagles.
Pivotal Moment: Zac Langdon kicked a goal that gave the Eagles the lead in the 2nd quarter.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Tim Kelly
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: None