AFL Preliminary Finals Review (Season 2021)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: There was an average score of 82 points per team.
Average Winning Margin: Both games were one sided; an average margin of 77 points per game!
Preliminary Finals (In a Nutshell): In the Preliminary finals of season 2021 I correctly predicted one out of two matches.

Friday (Game One of Two- The Story)

Melbourne Demons (125) v Geelong Cats (42)
Cats Season Done, Demons Make Playing Footy Look Fun
Facts and Figures: It was 30 scoring shots to 12 in the Demons favour. They had 13 more inside 50s as well as three more hitouts than the Demons. Remarkably, the Cats had four more clearances and five more centre clearances; stats can be deceiving!
Pivotal Moment: Ben Brown gave the Demons a 35 point lead early in the 3rd quarter.
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Max Gawn, Clayton Oliver, Christian Petracca
Geelong Cats Game Changer: None

Friday (Game One of Two- Trials and Tribulations)

  • After Jeremy Cameron kicked the opening goal of the game, the Cats were obliterated. Somehow, they had more clearances than the Demons.
  • It was extremely difficult to decipher whether the Demons were ‘flawless’ or the Cats didn’t come to play; to put it simply they weren’t at the races.
  • Remarkably, Jeremy Cameron the first and last goal of the game! We will only know how good the Demons are in two weeks, but win, lose or draw season 2021 has been a success for the Demons.

Saturday (Game Two of Two- The Story)

Port Adelaide (45) v Western Bulldogs (116)
Bulldogs Make Sure Port Adelaide Have a Tough Night
Facts and Figures: The Bulldogs had 12 more inside 50s as well as eight more clearances than Port Adelaide. Remarkably, Port Adelaide had 23 more hitouts and one more centre clearance than the Bulldogs.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Hannan gave the Bulldogs a 37 point lead at quarter time.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: None
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Mitch Hannan, Jack Macrae, Josh Schache, Bailey Smith

Saturday (Game Two of Two- Trials and Tribulations)

  • The Bulldogs performed superbly; every player played their role; they didn’t have any passengers.
  • It was a remarkable display.
  • Playing Stefan Martin paid off and Josh Schache curtailed the impact of Port Adelaide’s main intercept mark player; Aliir Aliir.
  • There’s no doubt that at their best the Bulldogs are tough to be competitive against!

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