Facts and Figures
Average Score: 75.72 points per team, which is fairly low, when taking into account five out of 18 teams scored 97 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 35.88 points per game, which indicates there weren’t many close games. Despite that, four out of nine games had a margin of 22 points or less!
Round 6 (In a Nutshell): In Round 6 I correctly predicted one out of nine matches. Find out what transpired in Round 6.
Friday (Game One of Nine)
GWS Giants (60) v St Kilda (77)
The Giants Go One and Five
Facts and Figures: St Kilda were the better team. They had six more scoring shots than the Giants. Jack Higgins was a standout for St Kilda with three goals in the third quarter. They won the third quarter by 26 points.
Pivotal Moment: Brad Crouch kicked a superb goal with six minutes left in the second quarter to make the deficit for St Kilda six points.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Josh Kelly
St Kilda Game Changer: Jack Higgins
Saturday (Game Two of Nine)
Western Bulldogs (62) v Adelaide Crows (63)
Facts and Figures: The team that deserved to win the game won. There’s little disputing the Crows were more efficient with their ball use. They finished with six more scoring shots than the Bulldogs.
Pivotal Moment: Taylor Walker gave the Crows a seven point lead late in the game.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Tom Liberatore
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien
Saturday (Game Three of Nine)
Port Adelaide (117) v West Coast Eagles (33)
Eagles Go Missing!
Facts and Figures: The scores were level at quarter time. From then on it was all Port Adelaide.
Pivotal Moment: Jeremy Finlayson gave Port Adelaide a six point lead early in the second quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Connor Rozee
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: None
Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)
Fremantle Dockers (97) v Carlton (62)
Carlton Have the Blues!
Facts and Figures: The Dockers were simply too good for Carlton, despite trailing at quarter time.
Pivotal Moment: Will Brodie made the deficit for the Dockers four points early in the second quarter.
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Andrew Brayshaw
Carlton Game Changer: Patrick Cripps
Sunday (Game Five of Nine)
North Melbourne (61) v Geelong Cats (121)
The Cats Make North Melbourne Look Flat
Facts and Figures: The Cats controlled the game for the most part. North Melbourne did win the last quarter by four points, but it made no difference.
Pivotal Moment: Cameron Guthrie gave the Cats a 17 point lead at quarter time.
North Melbourne Game Changer: None
Geelong Cats Game Changers: Jeremy Cameron, Zach Tuohy
Sunday (Game Six of Nine)
Gold Coast Suns (80) v Brisbane Lions (132)
Bad Kicking is Bad Football
Facts and Figures: The Suns lost a game by 52 points, despite only having two less scoring shots than the Lions. Zac Bailey of the Lions finished the game with six goals.
Pivotal Moment: Joe Daniher of the Lions kicked the opening goal of the game, which set the scene for the Lions to control the rest of the game.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Sam Collins
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Zac Bailey
Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)
Richmond (54) v Melbourne Demons (76)
The Demons Should’ve Won by More
Facts and Figures: The Demons had 31 scoring shots to the Tigers 14.
Pivotal Moment: Sam Weideman made the deficit for the Demons two points early in the third quarter.
Richmond Game Changer: Nick Vlastuin
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Ed Langdon
Monday (Game Eight of Nine)
Hawthorn (68) v Sydney Swans (109)
Swans Claim Comeback Win
Facts and Figures: Hawthorn led by 32 points before Hawthorn had even scored a point!
Pivotal Moment: Errol Gulden made the deficit for the Swans 14 points at quarter time!
Hawthorn Game Changer: Tom Mitchell
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Callum Mills
Monday (Game Nine of Nine)
Essendon (82) v Collingwood (93)
Collingwood Kicked Straighter
Facts and Figures: Essendon lost the game, despite having four less scoring shots than Essendon.
Pivotal Moment: Brodie Grundy gave Collingwood a 17 point lead late in the game.
Essendon Game Changer: Darcy Parish
Collingwood Game Changer: Jack Ginnivan