AFL Round 5 Review (Season 2022)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 89.16 points per team, which is fairly low, when taking into account five out of 18 teams scored over 100 points in a game.
Average Winning Margin: 34.77 points per game, which indicates there weren’t many close games. Despite that, four out of nine games had a margin of less than 20 points!
Round 5 (In a Nutshell): In Round 5 I correctly predicted five out of nine matches. Find out what transpired in Round 5.

Thursday (Game One of Nine)

Brisbane Lions (98) v Collingwood (91)
Lions Too Classy
Facts and Figures: Collingwood had 15 more hitouts than the Lions, but they had 17 less contested possessions.
Pivotal Moment: Daniel McStay gave the Lions a 22 point lead with nine minutes left.
Brisbane Lions Game Changers: Joe Daniher, Lachie Neale
Collingwood Game Changer: Jordan De Goey

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

North Melbourne (71) v Western Bulldogs (139)
North Melbourne Outplayed
Facts and Figures: The Bulldogs had too much quality for North Melbourne.
Pivotal Moment: Cody Weightman of the Bulldogs kicked the opening goal of the game.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Nick Larkey
Western Bulldogs Game Changers: Bailey Smith, Cody Weightman

Friday (Game Three of Nine)

West Coast Eagles (58) v Sydney Swans (121)
Eagles Not at the Races
Facts and Figures: The Eagles didn’t offer much as they were completely outplayed by a ruthless Swans team.
Pivotal Moment: Hayden McLean of the Swans kicked the opening goal of the game; it set the scene for the Swans to have a dominant win.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: None
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Isaac Heeney

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

St Kilda (87) v Gold Coast Suns (61)
St Kilda Too Good
Facts and Figures: St Kilda were too good in the key moments for a Suns team that put in a brave effort.
Pivotal Moment: Jade Gresham gave St Kilda a 25 point lead late in the game.
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Higgins
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Touk Miller

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Adelaide Crows (101) v Richmond (82)
The Crows Flying High
Facts and Figures: The Crows were deserved winners in what was a good game of footy to watch. The game just flowed and Richmond stayed in the contest until late in the game.
Pivotal Moment: Josh Rachele gave the Crows a 21 point lead early in the fourth quarter.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker
Richmond Game Changer: Dion Prestia

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Melbourne Demons (120) v GWS Giants (53)
Demons Demolish Giants
Facts and Figures: There’s no doubt that the Demons were more efficient than the Giants.
Pivotal Moment: Bayley Fritsch gave the Demons a 21 point lead late in the first quarter.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Max Gawn
GWS Giants Game Changer: None

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Carlton (94) v Port Adelaide (91)
Blues Nearly have the Blues!
Facts and Figures: Carlton led by 50 points at one stage, but Port Adelaide showed plenty of character.
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Curnow gave Carlton a nine point lead with just over six minutes left in the game.
Carlton Game Changer: Charlie Curnow
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Ryan Burton

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Essendon (59) v Fremantle Dockers (107)
Dockers are Contenders
Facts and Figures: The Dockers were simply too good for the Bombers
Pivotal Moment: Matt Taberner gave the Dockers a ten point lead early in the third quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: None
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Matt Taberner

Monday (Game Nine of Nine)

Hawthorn (92) v Geelong Cats (80)
Hawks Prevail in a Classic!
Facts and Figures: Hawthorn started the game well, but they lost their ruckman in the second quarter to a shoulder injury.
Pivotal Moment: Mitch Lewis gave Hawthorn a two goal lead late in the game.
Hawthorn Game Changer: Jai Newcombe
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Tom Stewart

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