Facts and Figures
Average Score: 71.30 points points per team; fairly high, considering two out of ten teams scored a combined total of 76 points!
Average Winning Margin: 25.40 per game, which accurately displays that most of the games were relatively one sided. Despite that two out of five games had a combined margin of 18 points.
Round 14 (In a Nutshell): In Round 14 I correctly predicted one out of five results. Round 14 had plenty of intriguing story lines. Find out what occurred in the Round 14 Review!
Teams with the Bye in Round 14:
Adelaide Crows, Collingwood, Fremantle Dockers, Melbourne Demons, Richmond, St Kilda, Sydney Swans and West Coast Eagles
Friday Night Game
Geelong Cats (83) v Western Bulldogs (78)
Cats Win, just!
Facts and Figures: The Cats had four more inside 50s, as well as nine more hitouts than the Bulldogs. Despite that, the Bulldogs had six more clearances than the Cats.
Pivotal Moment: Gary Rohan gave the Cats a five point win after the siren.
Geelong Cats Game Changers: Gary Rohan, Tom Stewart
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Tom Liberatore
Saturday Afternoon Game (Eastern Time)
Gold Coast Suns (31) v Port Adelaide (81)
Suns Fail to Turn Up!
Facts and Figures: It was 21 scoring shots to 11 in favour of Port Adelaide. They also had five more inside 5os, 11 more hits and four more centre clearances than the Suns.
Pivotal Moment: Steven Motlop gave Port Adelaide a seven point lead in the 1st quarter, which gave them the momentum.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: None
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ollie Wines
Saturday Afternoon Game (Tasmanian Time)
North Melbourne (45) v Brisbane Lions (68)
Lions Had Too Much Class!
Facts and Figures: It was 23 scoring shots to 15 in favour of the Lions. In the 4th quarter it was eight scoring shots to four in favour of the Lions. They also had 24 more inside 50s and four more centre clearances than North Melbourne. Despite that, North Melbourne had 28 more hitouts!
Pivotal Moment: Lincoln McCarthy of the Lions kicked his 2nd goal of the game in the 4th quarter to give the Lions the ascendency.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Jarryd Lyons
Saturday Night Game (Tasmanian Time)
GWS Giants (102) v Carlton (66)
Carlton Inaccuracy Telling
Facts and Figures: It was 22 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Giants. They also had three more inside 50s than Carlton. Remarkably, despite the fact that Carlton had five more hitouts than the Giants, Carlton had less clearances than the Lions.
Pivotal Moment: Jeremy Finlayson gave the Giants a 23 point lead near the midway point of the 4th quarter.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Jeremy Finlayson
Carlton Game Changer: Matthew Kennedy
Sunday Afternoon Game
Hawthorn (73) v Essendon (86)
Stringer is a Winner!
Facts and Figures: Jake Stringer of Essendon kicked four goals and had 29 disposals. He was composed in the key moments in the game. Hawthorn had two more scoring shots than Essendon. Despite that Hawthorn had three more inside 50s and 15 more hitouts. Importantly Essendon had 13 more clearances than Hawthorn.
Pivotal Moment: Jake Stringer of Essendon gave them a two point lead in the 4th quarter with a brilliant snap. He initially controlled the ball with one hand!
Hawthorn Game Changer: Luke Breust
Essendon Game Changer: Jake Stringer