AFL Round 11 Review (Season 2023)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 77.50 points per team, which is fairly high, when taking into account only Collingwood scored over 100 points.
Average Winning Margin: 18.78 points per game. Despite that, three games had a margin of seven points, which indicates that there were plenty of close games.
Round 11 (In a Nutshell): In Round 11 I correctly predicted the results in seven out of nine matches. Find out what transpired.

Game One of Nine

Sydney Swans (77) v Carlton (51)
Carlton deficient
Facts and Figures: Carlton kicked the ball poorly inside 50. The Swans had 22 scoring shots compared to 21 for Carlton.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Nick Blakey
Carlton Game Changer: Sam Walsh

Game Two of Nine

St Kilda (78) v Hawthorn (88)
Hawthorn claim morale boosting win
Facts and Figures: Hawthorn won the fourth quarter by 30 points.
St Kilda Game Changer: Brad Crouch
Hawthorn Game Changer: James Sicily

Game Three of Nine

Melbourne Demons (72) v Fremantle Dockers (79)
Wayward Demons only have themselves to blame
Facts and Figures: The Demons had 22 scoring shots, compared to 19 for Fremantle.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Kysaiah Pickett
Fremantle Dockers Game Changer: Luke Jackson

Game Four of Nine

Geelong Cats (74) v GWS Giants (81)
Another game decided by goal kicking accuracy
Facts and Figures: The Cats had 24 scoring shots, compared to the Giants 21.
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Gryan Miers
GWS Giants Game Changer: Toby Greene

Game Five of Nine

Gold Coast Suns (84) v Western Bulldogs (77)
The Suns silence their doubters, for now
Facts and Figures: It was 22 scoring shots to 19 in favour of the Bulldogs.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Charlie Ballard
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Marcus Bontempelli

Game Six of Nine

West Coast Eagles (46) v Essendon (96)
The Eagles struggle
Facts and Figures: It was 26 scoring shots to 16 in favour of Essendon.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Jayden Hunt
Essendon Game Changer: Nic Martin

Game Seven of Nine

Richmond (67) v Port Adelaide (77)
Port Adelaide move into second on AFL ladder!
Facts and Figures: Both teams kicked inaccurately; Richmond kicked nine goals from 22 scoring shots. Port Adelaide kicked ten goals from 27 scoring shots. Despite Richmond losing, Tim Taranto kicked four goals.
Richmond Game Changer: Tim Taranto
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Zak Butters

Game Eight of Nine

Collingwood (105) v North Melbourne (70)
North Melbourne brave in defeat
Facts and Figures: North Melbourne wasted chances, as they kicked just two goals from ten scoring shots at half time. Josh Daicos kicked three goals for Collingwood. Nick Larkey of North Melbourne kicked five goals. North Melbourne won the fourth quarter by 18 points.
Collingwood Game Changer: Jordan De Goey
North Melbourne Game Changer: Hugh Greenwood

Game Nine of Nine

Adelaide Crows (95) v Brisbane Lions (78)
Lions fail to take chances
Facts and Figures: It was 28 scoring shots to 25 in favour of the Lions. Taylor Walker kicked three goals for the Crows. Charlie Cameron of the Lions kicked four goals.
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Izak Rankine
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Charlie Cameron

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