Facts and Figures
Average Score: 83.77 points per team; a fairly accurate depiction of a reasonably high scoring Round of footy., considering six teams scored 90points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 30.88 points per game, that correctly substantiates that there were two extremely one sided games and three games that had a margin of under a goal! It was a highly entertaining Round of footy.
Round 10 (In a Nutshell): In Round 10 I correctly predicted seven out of nine results. Round 10 had plenty of intriguing story lines. Find out what transpired in the Round 10 Review!
Friday Night Game
Brisbane Lions (102) v Richmond (74)
Lions Too Good for Reigning Premiers
Facts and Figures: It was 27 scoring shots to 19 in favour of the Lions. The Lions had 13 more inside 50s than Richmond. The hitouts were 42 to 28 in the Lions favour.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Daniher gave the Lions a 17 point lead late in the 3rd quarter.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Mitch Robinson
Richmond Game Changer: Noah Balta
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Carlton (63) v Hawthorn (86)
Carlton Outplay Hawthorn Where It Matters
Facts and Figures: It was 21 scoring shots to 18 in Carlton’s favour. They had 60 inside 50s compared to Hawthorn’s 49. Carlton had nine more hitouts than Hawthorn. Despite having five more contested possessions, Hawthorn had ten more turn overs than Carlton.
Pivotal Moment: Harry McKay gave Carlton a 21 point lead late in the game.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Geelong Cats (91) v Gold Coast Suns (57)
Cats Should’ve Won by More!
Facts and Figures: It was 21 scoring shots to 17 in favour of the Cats. They had 20 more inside 50s than the Suns, so the scoreboard didn’t tell the entire story; the Cats should have won by more. There’s no surprise that it was 59 hitouts to 20 in the Cats favour
Pivotal Moment: Tom Hawkins of the Cats kicked the opening goal of the game.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Joel Selwood
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: None
Saturday Evening Game (Adelaide Time)
Adelaide Crows (96) v Melbourne Demons (95)
Crows Win Morale Boosting Thriller!
Facts and Figures: It was 25 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Demons. They had 54 inside 50s to 47, also in the Demons favour. They also had 21 more clearances than the Crows. The Crows willed themselves to a win.
Pivotal Moment: Taylor Walker gave the Crows a one point lead near the end of the game.
Adelaide Crows Game Changers: Paul Seedsman, Taylor Walker
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Saturday Night Games
Western Bulldogs (144) v St Kilda (33)
Bulldogs in a League of Their Own!
Facts and Figures: It was a thoroughly entertaining performance from the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had 31 more scoring shots than St Kilda. There was 27 more inside 50s in the Bulldogs favour. St Kilda had 32 more hitouts than the Bulldogs, but the Bulldogs had 13 more clearances.
Pivotal Moment: Josh Bruce gave the Bulldogs a 29 point lead in the 2nd quarter, which gave them momentum.
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Marcus Bontempelli, Jack Macrae, Aaron Naughton
St Kilda Game Changer: None
Fremantle Dockers (86) v Sydney Swans (84)
Dockers Grab Crucial Tight Win
Facts and Figures: The Dockers were inaccurate as they had seven more scoring shots than the Swans, but only won by two points. The Dockers had 24 more inside 50s than the Swans and double the amount of hitouts, with 58 as opposed to the Swans 29. Despite that the Dockers had just two more clearances than the Swans.
Pivotal Moment: Nat Fyfe gave the Dockers a two point lead late in the game.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changers: Nat Fyfe, Rory Lobb
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Lance Franklin
Sunday Afternoon Games (Melbourne Time)
GWS Giants (93) v West Coast Eagles (77)
Giants take a Giant Leap!
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 22 in favour of the Giants. They also had five more inside 50s and ten more clearances than the Eagles. Despite that, the Eagles had 25 more hitouts than the Giants; that’s what made the win impressive for the Giants and shows that some stats can be deceiving. The Giants deserved the win and stay in the finals race.
Pivotal Moment: Bobby Hill gave the Giants a ten point lead late in the game.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Andrew Gaff
Collingwood (58) v Port Adelaide (59)
Port Adelaide Didn’t Win, Collingwood Lost
Facts and Figures: Collingwood led by 15 points at half time. They had three more inside 50s for the game as well as 31 more hitouts and six more clearances than Port Adelaide. Despite Port Adelaide having performed poorly they had one more scoring shot and won the game, some might say undeservedly.
Pivotal Moment: Robbie Gray of Port Adelaide made the deficit 20 points near the midway point of the 2nd quarter. The goal was Port Adelaide’s 1st goal of the game.
Collingwood Game Changer: Darcy Moore
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Robbie Gray
Sunday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
Essendon (141) v North Melbourne (69)
Essendon Keep Finals Hopes Alive
Facts and Figures: Essendon led by North Melbourne by 50 points at half time. For the game it’s entirety Essendon had 31 scoring shots to North Melbourne’s 19. North Melbourne had one more inside 50, remarkably, as they lost by 12 goals. They also had three more clearances as well as three more hitouts.
Pivotal Moments: Kyle Langford gave Essendon a 14 point lead near the midway point of the 1st quarter. The goal gave Essendon the momentum. Nick Hind game Essendon an unassailable 45 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
North Melbourne Game Changer: Tarryn Thomas