AFL Opening Round (Season 2024)

Facts and Figures

Average Score: 84.5 points per team, with only one team GWS Giants the only team to score over 100 points. At the other end of the scale Richmond scored 60 points, while the Melbourne Demons only scored 64 points.
Average Winning Margin: 23.5 points per game, as there was one game with a margin of 39 points, while another contest had one-point separating the two teams.
Opening Round (In a Nutshell): Opening Round was entertaining. Check out what transpired.

Teams that had the Bye

Adelaide Crows, Essendon, Fremantle Dockers, Geelong Cats, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, West Coast Eagles, Western Bulldogs

Game One of Four

Sydney Swans (86) v Melbourne Demons (64)
Facts and Figures: The Demons lost the game, because of their poor goal kicking in the first half, as they had ten scoring shots, compared with the Swans who had seven, but the Demons trailed by seven points. They scored just two goals from ten scoring shots in that half. Ultimately the Swans wrestled back momentum in the fourth quarter, which they won by 20 points.
Sydney Swans Game Changer: Brodie Grundy
Melbourne Demons Game Changer: Steven May

Game Two of Four

Brisbane Lions (85) v Carlton (86)
Facts and Figures: The Lions led by 46 points at one stage, but Carlton managed to fight their way back into the contest and win thanks to Harry McKay kicking what proved to be the winning goal late in the game. Unfortunately, Kaidean Coleman of the Lions and Sam Docherty both suffered season ending knee injuries.
Brisbane Lions Game Changer: Darcy Wilmot
Carlton Game Changer: Harry McKay

Game Three of Four

Gold Coast Suns (99) v Richmond (60)
Facts and Figures: Gold Coast dominated the first half, as it was 19 scoring shots to three in their favour at half time. Richmond won the third quarter by 35 points, but to no avail, as they failed to comeback, but their new coach Adam Yze will take some positives out of the game.
Gold Coast Suns Game Changer: Matt Rowell
Richmond Game Changer: Jacob Hopper

Game Four of Four

GWS Giants (114) v Collingwood (82)
Facts and Figures: Collingwood had 16 scoring shots at half time, compared with the Giants who had 15, but Collingwood trailed 19 points. Collingwood need to improve their goal kicking if they’re going to be successful in season 2024.
GWS Giants Game Changer: Jesse Hogan
Collingwood Game Changer: Darcy Cameron

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