AFL Round 15 Review (Season 2022)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 81.5 points per team, which is fairly low, when taking into account four out of 18 teams scored 107 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 30.11 points in nine games per game, which indicates there were relatively one sided games. Despite that, there were four games, which had a margin of 11 points or less, which indicates that there were plenty of close games.
Round 15 (In a Nutshell): In Round 15 I correctly predicted the results in four out of nine matches. Find out what transpired.

Thursday (Game One of Nine)

Melbourne Demons (117) v Brisbane Lions (53)
After Quarter Time, Demons were Sublime!
Facts and Figures: The Lions were completely outplayed after quarter time. The Demons excelled despite being without Max Gawn due to injury!
Pivotal Moment: Bayley Fritsch gave the Demons a 39 point lead near three quarter time.
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Luke Jackson, Jake Lever
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: None

Friday (Game Two of Nine)

Western Bulldogs (125) v Hawthorn (83)
That’s the Template for the Bulldogs
Facts and Figures: After trailing at quarter time, the Bulldogs controlled the game. Like the Demons, they were without their number one ruckman, Tim English; yet both teams won comfortably!
Pivotal Moment: Aaron Naughton gave the Bulldogs a 47 point lead early in the fourth quarter.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Rhylee West
Hawthorn Game Changer: Mitch Lewis

Friday (Game Three of Nine)

West Coast Eagles (107) v Essendon (97)
Facts and Figures: For the third game in a row in Round 15 the team that won trailed at quarter time! Essendon lost the game due to not taking their opportunities; bad kicking is bad football!
Pivotal Moment: Josh J. Kennedy gave the Eagles a 19 point lead midway through the fourth quarter.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Josh J. Kennedy
Essendon Game Changer: Dylan Shiel

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Carlton (81) v Fremantle Dockers (50)
Carlton Were Simply Too Good
Facts and Figures: For the fourth game in a row the team that won trailed at quarter time! Despite that, Carlton thoroughly deserved the win.
Pivotal Moment: Charlie Curnow gave Carlton a 19 point lead late in the third quarter.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Will Brodie

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Geelong Cats (89) v Richmond (86)
Facts and Figures: The Cats obliterated Richmond early, but were outplayed for a large portion of the game and Richmond can consider themselves unlucky to lose as they did so without Dion Prestia for the majority of the game.
Pivotal Moment: Jack Henry gave the Cats a three point lead late in the game.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Tyson Stengle
Richmond Game Changer: Liam Baker

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Sydney Swans (83) v St Kilda (32)
St Kilda Left Embarrassed
Facts and Figures: St Kilda were thoroughly outplayed for the game in its entirety.
Pivotal Moment: Tom Papley gave the Swans a 22 point lead early in the third quarter.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Jake Lloyd
St Kilda Game Changer: None

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

North Melbourne (58) v Adelaide Crows (115)
The Crows are Improving
Facts and Figures: The Crows won a game that they were expected to win, but they did so by a comfortable margin.
Pivotal Moment: Darcy Fogarty gave the Crows a 31 point lead at three quarter time.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Taylor Walker

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Collingwood (88) v GWS Giants (77)
Collingwood Squandered Chances, but had all the Answers!
Facts and Figures: The only aspect of the game that Fly would be disappointed in would be that they kicked 11 goals from 33 scoring shots!
Pivotal Moment: Darcy Cameron gave Collingwood a 37 point lead near three quarter time.
Collingwood Game Changer: Darcy Cameron
GWS Giants Game Changer: Stephen Coniglio

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

Port Adelaide (93) v Gold Coast Suns (91)
Port Adelaide Survive
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide started well leading by three goals at quarter time. After that they struggled to get into the game.
Pivotal Moment: Todd Marshall gave Port Adelaide a ten point lead midway through the fourth quarter.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Connor Rozee
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Ben Ainsworth



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