AFL Round 23 Review (Season 2022)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 84 points per team, which is fairly low, when taking into account five out of 18 teams scored 100 points or more.
Average Winning Margin: 43.33 points per game, which indicates there were relatively one-sided games. Despite that, four games had a margin of 23 points or less, which indicates that there were plenty of close games.
Round 23 (In a Nutshell): In Round 23 I correctly predicted the results in five out of nine matches. Find out what transpired.

Friday (Game One of Nine)

Brisbane Lions (57) v Melbourne Demons (115)
The Lions All at Sea!
Facts and Figures: The Lions were obliterated, despite having eight more Inside 50s than the Demons. It’s difficult to decipher whether the Demons were good or the Lions were poor; probably a combination.
Pivotal Moment: Ben Brown gave the Demons a 66-point lead at half time.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: None
Melbourne Demons Game Changers: Ben Brown, Kysaiah Pickett

Saturday (Game Two of Nine)

GWS Giants (69) v Fremantle Dockers (89)
Dockers Too Good
Facts and Figures: The Dockers trailed by 31 points at one stage; it was a 51-point turnaround. Sam Taylor of the Giants, kept them in the game.
Pivotal Moment: David Mundy gave the Dockers a one-point lead at three quarter time.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Sam Taylor
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Caleb Serong

Saturday (Game Three of Nine)

North Melbourne (47) v Gold Coast Suns (114)
The Suns Shine
Facts and Figures: Alex Sexton was a stand out with six goals, which helped the Suns win the game comprehensively.
Pivotal Moment: Noah Anderson of the Suns kicked the opening goal of the game, which set the scene for a one-sided win.
North Melbourne Game Changer: Jy Simpkin
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Alex Sexton

Saturday Game (Game Four of Nine)

Geelong Cats (131) v West Coast Eagles (46)
Cats Obliterate Woeful Eagles
Facts and Figures: Tom Hawkins and Tyson Stengle kicked four goals each for the Cats. Jamie Cripps and Jack Darling kicked five of the Eagles seven goals.
Pivotal Moment: Gryan Miers gave the Cats an eight-point lead midway through the first quarter.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Tyson Stengle
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: None

Saturday (Game Five of Nine)

Essendon (75) v Richmond (141)
A Tumultuous end to a Tumultuous for Essendon
Facts and Figures: Essendon were obliterated in what was a tough week for the footy club.
Pivotal Moment: Trent Cotchin gave Richmond a 25-point lead early in the third quarter.
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
Richmond Game Changer: Dion Prestia

Saturday (Game Six of Nine)

Port Adelaide (111) v Adelaide Crows (55)
Port Adelaide Too Classy for the Crows
Facts and Figures: It was 31 scoring shots to 20 in favour of Port Adelaide.
Pivotal Moment: Ollie Wines levelled the scores near quarter time with a great goal.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Connor Rozee
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Reilly O’Brien

Sunday (Game Seven of Nine)

Hawthorn (64) v Western Bulldogs (87)
Bulldogs Sneak into the Finals
Facts and Figures: It was 71 Inside 50s 39 in favour of the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs had 27 scoring shots to 14 for Hawthorn, so the Bulldogs should’ve won by more.
Pivotal Moment: Sam Darcy gave the Bulldogs a one-point lead midway through the second quarter.
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Sicily
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Josh Dunkley

Sunday (Game Eight of Nine)

Carlton (74) v Collingwood (75)
Collingwood Win Another Close Game
Facts and Figures: It was 24 scoring shots to 20 in favour of Carlton. Along with that Carlton finished with 21 more Inside 50s than Collingwood, but when the game was there to be won Collingwood were too good.
Pivotal Moment: Jamie Elliott kicked a goal that gave Collingwood a one-point lead near the end of the game.
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Docherty
Collingwood Game Changer: Josh Daicos

Sunday (Game Nine of Nine)

St Kilda (74) v Sydney Swans (88)
The Swans were Simply Too Good
Facts and Figures: St Kilda put up a good fight, but they were simply outclassed.
Pivotal Moment: Will Hayward gave the Swans a 13-point lead late in the game.
St Kilda Game Changer: Max King
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Will Hayward






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