Spherical 14 – the final week of the six-game rounds – offered just one actual upset: Port Adelaide’s stirring defeat of Geelong.
Then once more, for these believers of the bye hoodoo that afflicts the Cats the place they lose the primary sport after a bye, even this was not an ideal upset, whereas many might have tipped Fremantle to defeat Melbourne.
All the opposite video games of the spherical went as anticipated and many of the losers (Essendon, Hawthorn and St Kilda) had been disappointing whereas Western Bulldogs had been very gallant (and unfortunate) in defeat.
In Recreation 1, West Coast Eagles’ Josh Kennedy kicked three objectives, taking his spectacular file of getting kicked at the least one purpose in consecutive video games to 86. Six different elite purpose scorers on the membership kicked at the least one purpose with Elliott Yeo drawing degree with Mark Seaby and Dom Sheed passing Adam Selwood, David Haynes and Troy Ugle to match Dwayne Lamb in 63rd place on the Eagles’ all-time purpose scorers listing. Jarod Cameron scored two objectives on debut.
For Essendon, Anthony Tipungwati was the one elite purpose scorer with one purpose to Match Gary O’Donnell and Stephen Copping.
Melbourne’s stirring win over Fremantle injected new perception into the struggling membership and noticed Tom McDonald regain type with three objectives that took him previous Tony Elshaug and present teammate Jack Viney’s dad Todd to degree with Alan Johnson.
Christian Petracca kicked one which implies he now sits alone in 100th place on the Demon’s all-time prime 100 purpose scorers and twin 1960s premiership participant Bryan Kennally and Andrew Moir (1977-1981) are now not prime 100 purpose scorers on the membership.
Michael Walters continued his excellent type for the Dockers with three objectives however will miss subsequent week because of a suspension. Brendon Matera additionally kicked three objectives and continued his climb up the decrease reaches of the membership’s elite purpose scorers.
St Kilda’s abysmal third quarter in opposition to the Lions can have ramifications for the membership’s coach Alan Richardson. In the meantime, Tim Membrey kicked one purpose to convey up his 150 objectives within the Saints’ colors whereas Josh Bruce’s two objectives means he’s solely three objectives behind Membrey. Jack Gresham additionally kicked a purpose.
For Brisbane, Charlie Cameron – to not be outdone by little brother Jarod on the Eagles – led the best way with 5 objectives, the perfect effort of the spherical. Dayne Zorko equalled Ashley McGrath in ninth place of membership’s all-time top-ten purpose scorers. Daniel Wealthy matched Chris Johnson’s efficiency and Allen Christianson handed Richard Champion.
Port Adelaide’s spectacular win in Adelaide over Geelong noticed the Charlie Dixon’s return the place he added one purpose to his tally and Sam Grey additionally do the identical, and each moved up the purpose kicking ladder with Dixon equalling Che Cockatoo-Collins in 15th place and Grey equalling Josh Mahoney.
For Geelong, two elites had been among the many purpose kickers: Gary Ablett took his whole of objectives on the Cats to 302 and Patrick Dangerfield handed Tom Brownlees to now sit in 76th place on Geelong’s all-time prime 100 purpose scorers.