Facts and Figures
Average Score: 83.94 points per team; fairly high, considering seven teams scored 71 points or less.
Average Winning Margin: 30.11 points per game, which accurately displays that there was a mixture of tight and one sided games.
Round 11 (In a Nutshell): In Round 11 I correctly predicted three out of nine results. Round 11 had plenty of intriguing story lines. Find out what transpired in the Round 11 Review!
Friday Night Game
Western Bulldogs (59) v Melbourne Demons (87)
The Bulldogs have an Off Night, While the Demons give the Competition a Fright!
Facts and Figures: The Demons had 21 scoring shots to the Bulldogs 19. The Demons had six less inside 50s than the Bulldogs, but the Demons defence led by Jake Lever were superb. The Bulldogs also had nine more clearances than the Demons.
Pivotal Moment: Tom McDonald gave the Demons a 41 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Jack Macrae
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Clayton Oliver, Jake Lever
Saturday Afternoon Games (Eastern Time)
Collingwood (51) v Geelong Cats (61)
Cats Get the Job Done, in a Game that was far from Fun
Facts and Figures: Collingwood found it tough to kick goals as they failed to kick a goal in the 1st half. They kicked just one goal up until 3 quarter time.
Pivotal Moment: Luke Dahlhaus of the Cats kicked the opening goal of the game.
Collingwood Game Changers: Jordan De Goey, Chris Mayne
Geelong Cats Game Changers: Tom Hawkins, Brandan Parfitt
Brisbane Lions (129) v GWS Giants (65)
Lions Better than the Rest, when they are at Their Best!
Facts and Figures: It was an outstanding display by the Lions; they would’ve beaten any opponent in the AFL with their outstanding performance against the Giants. The Lions did so without last Season’s Brownlow Medal winner, Lachie Neale. It was 34 scoring shots to 15 in favour of the Lions.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Robinson kicked a goal after the 3 quarter time siren that gave the Lions a 61 point lead.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Mitch Robinson
GWS Giants Game Changer: None
Saturday Evening Game (Melbourne Time)
St Kilda (88) v North Melbourne (68)
St Kilda Survive Fade Out
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 18 in St Kilda’s favour. Also, it was 52 inside 50s to 41 in St Kilda’s favour. Despite that, North Melbourne had 14 more hitouts and one more clearance than St Kilda. North Melbourne won the last quarter five goals to St Kilda’s one.
Pivotal Moment: Mason Wood kicked his 3rd goal of the game for St Kilda in the 3rd quarter. The goal all but sealed a valuable win for St Kilda.
St Kilda Game Changer: Mason Wood
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jack Ziebell
Saturday Night Games
Gold Coast Suns (113) v Hawthorn (76)
Suns Too Good from Start to Finish
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Suns. They had 14 more inside 50s as well as seven more clearances than Hawthorn.
Pivotal Moment: Izak Rankine kicked the goal of the game for the Suns that set the scene for a fairly comprehensive win.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changers: Izak Rankine
Hawthorn Game Changer: None
West Coast Eagles (71) v Essendon (87)
Essendon Claim Epic Comeback Victory
Facts and Figures: It was 27 scoring shots to 16 in favour of Essendon. They led the inside 50s stats 57 to 45. Despite that, they had 14 hitouts compared with the Eagles 52. The fact was that Essendon took risks and won the game through sheer character.
Pivotal Moment: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of Essendon made the deficit 23 points near half time.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Tom Barrass
Essendon Game Changer: Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Sunday Afternoon Games Eastern Time)
Richmond (111) v Adelaide Crows (83)
Richmond Claim Exhilarating Comeback Win!
Facts and Figures: Richmond won a game that they trailed by 20 points at quarter time! Richmond had just three more scoring shots than the Crows. Despite that, the Crows had two more inside 50s, five more hitouts and 13 more clearances than Richmond!
Pivotal Moment: Jack Riewoldt took a brilliant, brave mark in a pack in the 4th quarter. At the time Richmond led by just nine points. He converted the resultant kick that made the margin 15 points in Richmond’s favour.
Richmond Game Changer: Jack Riewoldt
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Ben Keays
Sydney Swans (100) v Carlton (78)
Swans Too Good in the Final Quarter
Facts and Figures: The highest margin for the 1st 3 quarter breaks was when Carlton led by a goal at quarter time. At the end of the day the Swans had too much class; they won the 4th quarter 28 points to Carlton’s nine. The Swans had just two more scoring shots than Carlton. The Swans led the important stats with 14 more inside 50s and four more clearances. Remarkably, Carlton had 14 more hitouts than the Swans, to no avail though.
Pivotal Moment: Isaac Heeney’s 2nd goal of the Swans made the deficit 10 points fairly late in the 2nd quarter. The goal halted Carlton’s momentum as it prevented them from having an unassailable lead.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
Carlton Game Changer: Patrick Cripps
Sunday Evening Game (Adelaide Time)
Port Adelaide (115) v Fremantle Dockers (69)
Kicking Straight was the Difference in the Game!
Facts and Figures: It was 25 scoring shots to 24 in favour of Port Adelaide. They had just two more inside 50s than the Dockers. Regardless of that, the Dockers had five more hitouts and two more clearances than Port Adelaide.
Pivotal Moment: Sam Powell-Pepper gave Port Adelaide a 22 point lead with his 2nd goal of the 1st quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ollie Wines
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: None