AFL Round 12 Review (Season 2023)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 94.14 points per team, which is fairly high, when taking into account five out of 14 teams scored 75 points or less.
Average Winning Margin: 27.71 points per game, which indicates there were relatively one-sided games. Despite that, two games had a margin of six points.
Round 12 (In a Nutshell): In Round 12 I correctly predicted the results in three out of seven matches. Find out what transpired.

Round 12 (Teams with a Bye)

Brisbane Lions, Fremantle Dockers, St Kilda and Sydney Swans

Game One of Seven

Melbourne Demons (61) v Carlton (44)
Carlton in a spot of bother
Facts and Figures: It was 21 scoring shots to 14 in favour of the Demons. Carlton had just four goal kickers, with Harry McKay kicking three of their six goals.
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Christian Petracca
Carlton Game Changer: Jacob Weitering

Game Two of Seven

Port Adelaide (151) v Hawthorn (96)
Port Adelaide are a force to be reckoned with
Facts and Figures: Port Adelaide led by 82 points at half time. Hawthorn won the second half and made the score line a bit more respectable. Luke Breust kicked his 500th goal.
Port Adelaide Game Changer: Jeremy Finlayson
Hawthorn Game Changer: None

Game Three of Seven

West Coast Eagles (57) v Collingwood (120)
A tough day at the office for both teams
Facts and Figures: The Eagles played well for three quarters, as they only trailed by 26 points at three quarter time. Collingwood were challenged and the final score flattered them. Unfortunately, there were more injuries for the Eagles, with Tom Barrass a late withdrawal. Collingwood would be concerned with Jordan De Goey reported.
West Coast Eagles Game Changer: Liam Duggan
Collingwood Game Changer: Tom Mitchell

Game Four of Seven

Western Bulldogs (75) v Geelong Cats (97)
Bulldogs waste too many chances
Facts and Figures: It was 25 scoring shots to 22 in favour of Western Bulldogs. They were leading by two points at half time. They didn’t have a multiple goal kicker.
Western Bulldogs Game Changer: Caleb Daniel
Geelong Cats Game Changer: Tom Stewart

Game Five of Seven

Gold Coast Suns (112) v Adelaide Crows (87)
Great fight back from the Suns
Facts and Figures: The Suns trailed by 17 points at half time. Jack Lukosius of the Suns kicked five goals. They had five multiple goal kickers.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Jack Lukosius
Adelaide Crows Game Changer: Ben Keays

Game Six of Seven

GWS Giants (104) v Richmond (110)
Richmond claim first win under interim coach
Facts and Figures: It was a great contest. Richmond only had one more scoring shot than the Giants.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Lachie Whitfield
Richmond Game Changer: Jack Riewoldt

Game Seven of Seven

Essendon (105) v North Melbourne (99)
North Melbourne gallant in defeat
Facts and Figures: North Melbourne lost two of their best players to concussion; captain Jy Simpkin and midfielder Hugh Greenwood. Despite that, they nearly won.
Essendon Game Changer: Zach Merrett
North Melbourne Game Changer: Ben McKay


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