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For the second one time in as a few years, West Coast beats Port Adelaide in Adelaide with a kick after the siren, whilst the Hawks held off the Cats in a ripper and the injury-pillaged Giants beat the Crows.
McGovern’s nerves of metal give Energy acquainted sinking feeling
Similar to remaining yr’s removal ultimate, the Eagles beat Port Adelaide with a function after the siren. (AAP: David Mariuz)
West Coast’s Jeremy McGovern has kicked a function after the overall siren to thieve a four-point AFL win towards an injury-cursed Port Adelaide.
McGovern transformed a group shot from about 40 metres to ship a nine.eight (62) to nine.four (58) victory on Saturday at Adelaide Oval.
McGovern’s function got here from a nearly similar spot to teammate Luke Shuey’s match-winner towards Port after the overall siren of extra-time in remaining yr’s removal ultimate.
The Eagles booted the remaining 4 aims of Saturday’s sport to over-run a depleted Port facet which misplaced 3 avid gamers to damage within the 3rd quarter.
Ruckman Paddy Ryder harm a hip, key ahead Charlie Dixon’s proper ankle twisted horribly in a marking contest and Dan Houston was once knocked out.
Dixon and Houston’s accidents came about inside 30 seconds — the previous was once helped from the bottom via running shoes because the latter was once being stretchered off after colliding with Eagle Brendon Ah Chee.
Port’s Aidyn Johnson, who kicked 3 aims, may additionally face event overview scrutiny for a past due hit which floored Tom Cole with seconds closing within the dramatic 3rd time period.
Johnson’s indiscretion was once penalised with a unfastened kick, simply as his teammate Chad Wingard scored a function which might have put the Energy 21 issues up at 3 quarter-time.
As an alternative, a depleted Port took a 15-point lead into the overall quarter after which attempted to repel waves of Eagle assaults.
West Coast blew a chain of scoring probabilities ahead of a Mark LeCras function put them inside two issues with 43 seconds closing.
And McGovern then marked a Scott Lycett kick with 20 seconds to head, ahead of changing after the siren.
The victory way the second-placed Eagles can not drop out of the tip 4 getting into the finals.
The Energy grasp to 7th place however may slide out of doors the tip 8 via spherical’s finish.
Port’s spate of accidents had been telling: the house facet led via 28 issues 10 mins into the 3rd quarter ahead of shedding the trio.
From that point, the Energy mustered simply two issues as West Coast charged.
Eagle Jamie Cripps booted 3 aims and Shuey accumulated a game-high 31 disposals in an influential show.
His teammates Elliot Yeo (26 touches), LeCras (24 disposals), Jack Redden (24 possessions) and Dom Sheed (22 disposals) had been additionally distinguished.
Port winger Jared Polec (24 disposals) persisted his stellar season, midfielder Ollie Wines (27 possessions) was once exceptional, as was once defender Tom Jonas (30 touches).
Giants’ damage disaster worsens in tricky win over Crows
There have been Giants losing like flies, however GWS nonetheless controlled to weigh down the Crows. (AAP: Rohan Thomson)
An injury-hit GWS has consolidated its spot within the AFL peak 4 whilst finishing Adelaide’s season in Canberra via 14 issues.
The Giants’ 13th victory of the season was once hard-fought because the Crows’ slender finals hopes had been at the line, however Leon Cameron’s held directly to win 15.16 (106) to 13.14 (92).
However GWS’ cursed run with damage has persisted as veteran defender Heath Shaw (knee), All-Australian midfielder Josh Kelly (concussion) and Sam Reid (hamstring) all failed to look out the event.
Kelly was once knocked out after a heavy take on from Crows’ skipper Taylor Walker within the 3rd quarter this is sure to attract consideration from the event overview officer.
However Shaw’s damage seems to be the worst of the lot.
Shaw went down halfway in the course of the ultimate quarter and was once taken from Manuka Oval on a medicab in a relating to signal for the 32-year-old.
In spite of being down to at least one have compatibility participant at the bench, GWS was once ready to carry out a made up our minds Crows group, determined to keep away from lacking the top-eight following a grand ultimate look remaining yr.
Not anything separated the perimeters within the first half of, however a Jacob Hopper function simply ahead of three-quarter time noticed the Giants take an 11-point lead into the overall alternate.
After a stressful ultimate time period, Hopper once more popped as much as kick the sealer with 5 mins to head, taking the Giants to a 21-point lead.
Former primary draft pick out Lachie Whitfield (30 possessions) and co-captain Callan Ward had been shining lighting for the Giants, whilst Jeremy Cameron, Harry Himmelberg, Aiden Bonar, Stephen Coniglio and Hopper booted two aims every.
A big sure for the Crows was once the efficiency of Brodie Smith, who accumulated 29 touches in his moment sport again from ACL surgical procedure, whilst spearhead Josh Jenkins completed with 3 aims.
Pies overrun Lions after half-time
The Lions ran Collingwood shut for the primary half of, however could not stay alongside of the Pies. (AAP: Julian Smith)
Celebrity ahead Jordan De Goey has returned from damage in taste, booting 4 aims to lend a hand Collingwood to a 31-point AFL win over Brisbane.
The Magpies made a slow get started however ruled the wayward Lions in Saturday night time’s moment half of to cruise to a 14.20 (104) to 11.7 (73) victory.
High movers Taylor Adams (33 disposals, 8 clearances) and Steele Sidebottom starred within the midfield whilst Brody Mihocek (3 aims) and Jaidyn Stephenson (two) additionally inspired.
The win leaves Collingwood 5th at the ladder forward of a large sport towards seventh-placed Port Adelaide on the MCG subsequent week.
Brisbane went a person down halfway in the course of the first time period when key defender Darcy Gardiner dislocated his shoulder in an harmless marking contest with De Goey.
Nick Robertson was once passed the activity on De Goey after Gardiner went down and was once well-beaten via the Magpies younger gun, who performed a deep-forward position after lacking the previous two video games with a tension damage in his decrease leg.
A have compatibility De Goey looms because the Magpies’ maximum necessary participant in September given his skill to affect video games up ahead and within the midfield.
Brisbane had via a ways the simpler get started however had been made to pay for his or her wasteful ball use and widespread turnovers out of its defensive-50.
The Lions had the primary two aims of the sport and led the inside-50 rely 14 to at least one halfway in the course of the opening time period.
Collingwood ramped up its ahead drive in the second one time period and was once rewarded with a three-point lead at half-time.
Turnovers persisted to kill the Lions with most often dependable veteran Luke Hodge accountable for some obtrusive mistakes.
The 3rd time period was once performed virtually solely in Collingwood’s forward-50 and the Lions by no means gave the look of recuperating in spite of their promising get started.
Best draft selections Cam Rayner and Hugh McCluggage each confirmed glimpses in their skill right through the Lions’ stable first half of.
The bullocking Rayner smothered a clearing kick, then adopted up via profitable his personal ball and dishing a handball to Daniel McStay who kicked really.
McCluggage then refrained from his guy with a trendy sidestep ahead of nailing a pinpoint move to McStay for a set-shot function to increase the Lions’ lead.
Dayne Beams (33 touches) fought a lone hand within the midfield for the Lions whilst Harris Andrews racked up 11 marks and held Mason Cox goalless.
Hawks dangle on to overcome Cats in but every other mystery
It was once but every other heartstopper, however this time the Hawks completed with their noses in entrance. (AAP: David Crosling)
Hawthorn is eyeing a top-four AFL end after protecting off a past due Geelong rally to attain a nail-biting 11-point win on the MCG.
Hawks famous person Jaeger O’Meara sealed the 10.11 (71) to eight.12 (60) win in entrance of 59,529 enthusiasts via kicking the remaining function of the day with just below a minute closing.
The Cats trailed via 26 issues at three-quarter time on Saturday however slashed the margin to 8 issues with 8 mins closing to arrange a frantic finale.
Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins had the risk to make it a one-point sport with simply greater than 3 mins left however overlooked a group shot from nicely within 50.
The slender consequence leaves the Cats out of doors the 8 and in a dogfight to make the finals.
Hawks ball magnet Tom Mitchell needed to cope with some shut checking from Scott Selwood however was once influential with 32 possessions.
Evergreen veteran Shaun Burgoyne was once additionally exceptional with 20 touches and 13 tackles.
Patrick Dangerfield starred for the Cats with 40 possessions, with Gary Ablett necessary with 32 disposals and 3 aims.
The Hawks suffered a blow ahead of the hole jump when skipper Jarryd Roughead was once dominated out with a sore ankle.
His absence from the attacking 50 was once obvious early as Hawthorn went goalless within the first time period.
Hawkins lifted a lacklustre get started with the primary function 18 mins in, serving to the Cats to a 12-point lead on the first wreck.
Geelong ruckman Rhys Stanley limped out of the sport in the second one quarter, which coincided with a large elevate in depth from Alastair Clarkson’s males.
Isaac Smith led the rate with two majors in a five-goals-to-nil quarter that put the Hawks up via 20 issues at half-time.
Ablett added two aims within the 3rd however the Hawks prolonged their result in 26 issues on the remaining alternate.
However as is so regularly the case within the storied competition between those golf equipment, an exhilarating finale ensued as Geelong completed filled with operating.
Hawthorn will tackle St Kilda at Docklands Stadium in spherical 22 and the Cats will host Fremantle at Kardinia Park.
Riewoldt runs rampant towards Suns
Jack Riewoldt bagged 10 aims as Richmond strolled to a very simple 74-point AFL victory over a hapless Gold Coast.
The Tigers had been unbackable favourites heading into Saturday’s conflict and, true to shape, regarded a category or two above the struggling with Suns in spite of by no means truly taking part in at complete throttle.
An totally dominant Riewoldt led the best way, completing with 10.6 to simply outscore Gold Coast off his personal boot.
The largest haul from any AFL participant this season noticed Riewoldt leapfrog North Melbourne’s Ben Brown into first position at the Coleman Medal leaderboard, together with his tally for the yr now 58.
He had 26 disposals all up and grabbed 12 marks within 50 to comprehensively towel up his direct opponent Steven Might.
Riewoldt kicked Richmond’s first 4 aims of the event and may have had seven within the first quarter by myself had he been somewhat extra correct.
His teammates set him up for his 10th with a series of handballs with handiest seconds left at the clock.
Former Suns midfielder Josh Caddy chipped in with 4 aims, one in all them at once assisted via Riewoldt.
The 19.11 (125) to 7.nine (51) win is the primary for the reigning premiers out of doors of Victoria this season — their 4 defeats have all come interstate.
No longer that this one felt adore it was once interstate — many of the 18,102-strong crowd was once dressed in yellow and black and lapping up each second, specifically those involving Riewoldt.
Gold Coast wasn’t disgraced however merely did not have the firepower to stick with Richmond in spite of its easiest efforts.
The Suns trailed via 30 issues on the primary wreck however the floodgates had been damaged open within the 3rd time period because the Tigers kicked seven aims — 3 of them thru Riewoldt — whilst protecting the Suns goalless.
As an alternative of losing off, Gold Coast saved up with Richmond’s scoring tempo within the ultimate quarter to verify the wear wasn’t as dangerous as it might had been.