AFL Round 19 Review (Season 2021)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 83.44 points per team, which is high, when taking into account only three out of 18 teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 28.11 points per game, which indicates there were a lot of games with big margins. Despite that, four out of nine games had a margin of 20 points or less!
Round 19 (In a Nutshell): In Round 19 I correctly predicted the results in five out of nine matches. There were was a mix of some monotonous games and some nail biters; take a look at the games more in depth!

Friday (Game One of Nine)

Port Adelaide (97) v Collingwood (69)
Port Adelaide Win in Boak’s Milestone Game
Facts and Figures: Travis Boak played his 300th game. It was 27 scoring shots to 19 in favour of Port Adelaide. They also had 19 more inside 50s as wells seven more hitouts and clearances than Collingwood. Remarkably, Collingwood had two more centre clearances than Port Adelaide.
Pivotal Moment: Dan Houston of Port Adelaide kicked an outstanding goal in the 2nd quarter. He gave Port Adelaide a 13 point lead.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Dan Houston
Collingwood Game Changer: Brodie Grundy

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

Carlton (77) v North Melbourne (116)
North Melbourne on Fire!
Facts and Figures: It was 26 scoring shots to 22 in favour of North Melbourne. They also had five more inside 50s as well as 18 more hitouts, 15 more clearances and 13 more centre clearances than Carlton! Nick Larkey kicked seven goals to show what he is capable of.
Pivotal Moment: Todd Goldstein of North Melbourne gave them a nine point lead in the 3rd quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Patrick Cripps
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

Brisbane Lions (120) v Gold Coast Suns (71)
A Game of Two Halves
Facts and Figures: It was 35 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Lions. They came back from a 27 point deficit at half time. They had 32 more inside 50s, as well as 27 more hitouts, 12 more clearances and five more centre clearance than the Suns.
Pivotal Moment: Lincoln McCarthy of the Lions gave them a one goal lead late in the 3rd quarter.
Brisbane Lions Game Changers: Lincoln McCarthy, Jarryd Lyons
Gold Coast Suns Game Changers: Jack Lukosius, Jeremy Sharp

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

West Coast Eagles (94) v St Kilda (86)
West Coast Win the Game, as St Kilda Feel the Pain!
Facts and Figures: It was 24 scoring shots to 21 in favour of the Eagles. They had three more inside 50s, to go with nine more clearances and seven more centre clearances than St Kilda. Despite that, St Kilda had two more hitouts and nearly won the game.
Pivotal Moment: Dom Sheed gave the Eagles a 25 point lead in the 4th quarter.
West Coast Eagles Game Changers: Dom Sheed, Tim Kelly
St Kilda Game Changers: Max King, Zak Jones

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Melbourne Demons (65) v Western Bulldogs (85)
The Dogs Class Shines Through
Facts and Figures: Both teams had 20 scoring shots. The Bulldogs had four more inside 50s. Despite that, they had 49 less hitouts and three less centre clearances than the Demons. The Bulldogs still had eight more clearances.
Pivotal Moment: Marcus Bontempelli gave the Bulldogs a ten point lead late in the game.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Clayton Oliver
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Marcus Bontempelli, Caleb Daniel, Jack Macrae

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Adelaide Crows (102) v Hawthorn (83)
The Crows Grab Morale Boosting Win
Facts and Figures: It was 22 scoring shots to 18 in favour of the Crows. Despite that, the Hawks had 11 more inside 50s as well as 16 more hitouts and eight more clearances than the Crows. Remarkably both teams had the same amount of centre clearances, with 13 each!
Pivotal Moment: Darcy Fogarty of the Crows gave them an 11 point lead in the 1st quarter.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Rory Laird
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Worpel

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Sydney Swans (98) v Fremantle Dockers (58)
Swans All Quality, Against Wounded Dockers
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 18 in favour of the Swans. They had 12 more inside 50s. Despite that, they had 15 less hitouts, six less clearances and six less centre clearances than the Dockers. The Dockers had two key players injured; Nat Fyfe and Michael Walters. Isaac Heeney of the Swans made the deficit ten points near the midway point of the 2nd quarter.
Pivotal Moment: Isaac Heeney of the Swans made the deficit ten points near the midway point of the 2nd quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Adam Cerra

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Geelong Cats (95) v Richmond (57)
Tigers Finals Hopes All But Gone
Facts and Figures: It was 20 scoring shots to 17 in favour of the Cats. They had six more inside 50s as well as 19 more hitouts than Richmond. The Cats had eight more clearances and six more centre clearances. The Cats were much better than Richmond.
Pivotal Moment: Rhys Stanley gave the Cats a ten point lead at a quarter time.
Geelong Cats Game Changers: Cameron Guthrie, Tom Hawkins, Esava Ratugolea
Richmond Game Changer: None

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Essendon (53) v GWS Giants (66)
The Giants Jump into the Top 8
Facts and Figures: The Giants had just two more scoring shots than Essendon. Both teams had 43 inside 50s. Essendon had 12 more hitouts than the Giants, but Essendon had three fewer clearances. Both teams had eight centre clearances!
Pivotal Moment: Harry Himmelberg of the Giants made the deficit three points early in the 3rd quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Jordan Ridley
GWS Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield



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