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AFL Round 1 Review: Adelaide big winners, Freo and Port slog out a close one

Round 1

Richmond V Carlton

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The opening game of the season had it all. Brett Deledio was reported inside the first minute for rough conduct. From Carlton we started well but got overran by the tigers after the first quarter. There was some good performances from Richmond the best player was a debutant McIntosh who gathered 23 possessions and kicked a goal. For Carlton Docherty did well creating heaps off half back. There was one bad injury to Dale Thomson and he has dislocated his left shoulder and will be out for 8-12 weeks.

  1. McIntosh (Tigers)
  2. Riewoldt (Tigers)
  3. Taylor Hunt (Tigers)

 

Melbourne v Gold Coast Suns

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The Demons have finally won a first round match after a 10 year drought. They were a different team on Saturday with the run and carry and also 11 different goal scorers. What was good to see was seeing Jack watts and Jesse Hogan working together they combined for 5 goals. One big moment out of the match was Matt Shaw hit on Dean Kent that saw Kent off the ground with the blood rule.

  1. VanderBerg (Demons)
  2. N.Jones (Demons)
  3. Watts (Demons)

Sydney v Essendon

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After the week that Essendon had you could forgive them for to be beaten big from the Swans. But they come out and they court the swans by surprise and got out to a lead as big as 41 points. They turned that deficit with a 7 goals in the last quarter while also keeping Essendon scoreless as well. In a game with very little highlights one was the goal to seal the win by young Heeney. For Essendon Adam Cooney he was good kicking 3 goals and helping with creating that 41 points deficit.

  1. Parker (swans)
  2. Jack (swans)
  3. Cooney (Essendon)

 

 

Brisbane v Collingwood

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The Magpies come away from this match with the win but with a big injury to Sidebottom who will miss 4 weeks of footy with a broken thumb. The lions were without their own big injuries with Tom Rockliff breaking 3 ribs and a punctured lung. They almost turned a deficit of 53 points to only lose by 12 points. One good thing out of the game was seeing the Brothers Claye and Dayne Beams playing together against Daynes former team.

  1. Adams (Collingwood)
  2. Sidebottom (Collingwood)
  3. Swan (Collingwood)

 

Western Bulldogs v West Coast

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In a clash that had momentum swings and was an entertaining clashes between 2 lower teams in the competition. There was some good performances from the dogs young players Jack Macrae had 31 possessions and Bontempelli had 22 touches and one goal. One sour point of the match was the injury to Eagle Mitch Brown who will likely miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury. One good thing out of the game that the eagles can be happy with is the performance of forward Jack Cripps who kicked 5 goals and kept his side in the contest for most the night.

  1. Macrae (Bulldogs)
  2. Bontempelli (Bulldogs)
  3. Cripps (Eagles)

 

St Kilda v GWS

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In another game that featured two lower ranked teams that featured young teams with the added experience also at the clubs. Nick Riewoldt payed tribute to his late sister with a memento for his sister on his boots and he also kicked a goal in the last quarter but he was taken from the field after a sickening incident with Giants midfielder Tomas Bugg. Dylan Shiel was one of the Giants best gathering 28 possessions and kicked a goal, also good were Jeremy Cameron who kicked 4 goals and second gamer Cam McCathy kicked 3 goals. For St Kilda it was a new look forward line that all kicked 2 goals apiece.

  1. Shiel (GWS)
  2. Treloar (GWS)
  3. Cameron (GWS)

 

Adelaide v North Melbourne

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Taylor Walker show us why Coach Phil Walsh and the Adelaide playing group selected him as Captain of the Crows. He kicked 6 goals and was all over opponent Joel Tipplett who was subbed off at Half-time, Paddy Dangerfield was also good with 25 touches and 2 goals Ricky Douglas was also a good attack forward with 28 touches. One good thing out of the trashing was the performance of former Bulldogs forward Shaun Higgins who kicked 4 goals.

  1. Walker (Adelaide)
  2. Dangerfield (Adelaide)
  3. Douglas (Adelaide)

Fremantle v Port Adelaide

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In a game that saw two premiership contenders played out a good old Easter Sunday slog. They went back and forth in the first quarter and it was the theme for most of the night until Fremantle young Gun Lachie Neale kicked a goal to put Fremantle in front by six and then port came back then Fremantle leader Matthew Pavlich kicked his 4th and gave fremantle a lead by 7 points.

  1. Fyfe (Freo)
  2. Pavlich (Freo)
  3. Ebert (Port)

 

Hawthorn v Geelong

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This game showed us that the Hawks had no premiership hangover with a 13-2 goal deficit after Quarter time until mid-way through the third quarter.  Luke Breust kicked 5 goals and Jordan Lewis had 35 touches. For the Cats but Steven Moplop and Jimmy Bartel both were influence in the sloppy Geelong side. The match was dominated by the Hawks Mitch Clark showed us a snippet of what to expect during the year.

  1. Lewis (Hawks)
  2. Mitchell (Hawks)
  3. Bruest (Hawks)

 

 

 

AFL Ladder Round 1
Pos. Team P W L D B F A % Pts
1 Adelaide Crows 1 1 0 0 0 140 63 222.22 4
2 Hawthorn 1 1 0 0 0 123 61 201.64 4
3 Richmond 1 1 0 0 0 105 78 134.62 4
4 Melbourne 1 1 0 0 0 115 89 129.21 4
5 Sydney Swans 1 1 0 0 0 72 60 120.00 4
6 Collingwood 1 1 0 0 0 86 74 116.22 4
7 GWS Giants 1 1 0 0 0 87 78 111.54 4
8 Western Bulldogs 1 1 0 0 0 97 87 111.49 4
9 Fremantle 1 1 0 0 0 75 68 110.29 4
10 Port Adelaide 1 0 1 0 0 68 75 90.67 0
11 West Coast Eagles 1 0 1 0 0 87 97 89.69 0
12 St Kilda 1 0 1 0 0 78 87 89.66 0
13 Brisbane Lions 1 0 1 0 0 74 86 86.05 0
14 Essendon 1 0 1 0 0 60 72 83.33 0
15 Gold Coast Suns 1 0 1 0 0 89 115 77.39 0
16 Carlton 1 0 1 0 0 78 105 74.29 0
17 Geelong Cats 1 0 1 0 0 61 123 49.59 0
18 North Melbourne 1 0 1 0 0 63 140 45.00 0

 

 

 

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