Facts and Figures
Average Score: 77.93 points per team, which is fairly low considering eight out of 14 teams scored 80 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 16.14 points per game, which accurately displays that most of the games were close. There was a draw and the highest margin was 38 points, with the team winning that game the underdogs!
Round 13 (In a Nutshell): In Round 13 I correctly predicted four out of six results, with one of the seven games a draw, which I didn’t include as I don’t predict draws in footy. Round 13 had plenty of intriguing story lines. Find out what transpired in the Round 13 Review!
Teams with the Bye in Round 13:
Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Essendon and Western Bulldogs
Thursday Night Game
Port Adelaide (91) v Geelong Cats (112)
Cats Survive Port Adelaide Onslaught
Facts and Figures: It was 27 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Cats. Port Adelaide fought hard, but in the end the Cats were too good. The Cats may have had seven more inside 50s, but the game was there for Port Adelaide to win it. The hitouts and clearances were the same for each team.
Pivotal Moment: Isaac Smith gave the Cats a three point lead relatively early in the 4th quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changers: Travis Boak, Connor Rozee
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Jeremy Cameron, Gary Rohan
Friday Night Game
Sydney Swans (51) v Hawthorn (89)
Hawthorn Produce a Prodigious Performance
Facts and Figures: It was 19 scoring shots to 16 in Hawthorn’s favour. They had nine more inside 50s than the Swans. Hawthorn also had 16 more hitouts and five more centre clearances.
Pivotal Moment: Liam Shiels gave Hawthorn a 28 point lead in the 4th quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Callum Mills
Hawthorn Game Changers: Jonathon Ceglar, Sam Frost, Tom Mitchell, Changkouth Jiath
Saturday Afternoon Game (Perth Time)
Fremantle Dockers (76) v Gold Coast Suns (49)
Suns Fail to Kick Straight
Facts and Figures: The Suns kicked more than double the amount of behinds than goals. They scored just six goals from their 17 scoring shots.
Pivotal Moment: Rory Lobb gave the Dockers a 27 point lead near the midway point of the 4th quarter.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Sean Darcy
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Touk Miller
Saturday Night Game
St Kilda (60) v Adelaide Crows (66)
Adelaide Crows Prevail, Somehow
Facts and Figures: St Kilda kicking the opening five goals of the game and the Crows kicked the last seven goals of the game. Despite that, St Kilda had three more inside 50s and ten more hitouts than the Crows. Regardless, the Crows had 16 more clearances than St Kilda.
Pivotal Moment: Riley Thilphorpe of the Crows gave them a five point lead near the end of the game.
St Kilda Game Changer: Brad Crouch
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Saturday Afternoon Game
North Melbourne (94) v GWS Giants (94)
It’s a Draw!
Facts and Figures: North Melbourne led by 28 points at 3 quarter time. The Giants had two more inside 50s. Despite that North Melbourne had nine more hitouts and four more clearances than the Giants.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel Lloyd of the Giants levelled the scores late in the game.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
Sunday Night Game
West Coast Eagles (85) v Richmond (81)
The Eagles Win an Absolute Thriller!
Facts and Figures: Richmond had one more scoring shot. Despite that the Eagles had five more inside 50s, 21 more hitouts and seven more clearances.
Pivotal Moment: Josh Kennedy J. Kennedy gave the Eagles a four point lead in the 4th quarter, late on.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Josh J. Kennedy
Richmond Game Changer: Nathan Broad
Monday Afternoon Game
Melbourne Demons (63) v Collingwood (80)
The Magpies Send Buckley out on a High!
Facts and Figures: It was Nathan Buckley’s last game as coach for Collingwood and it ended positively for him. Collingwood had 25 scoring shots to the Demons 18.
Pivotal Moment: Scott Pendlebury gave Collingwood a 19 point lead near the midway point of the 4th quarter.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Max Gawn
Collingwood Game Changers: Jordan De Goey, Brayden Maynard, Scott Pendlebury