AFL Round 16 – Fearless Review: Plasterers on notice! Clarko’s back in the box.



Having been torched by the media all week, North decided to show their worth against the injury-hit ladder leaders of Glenferrie. A fierce four quarter effort by the Roos saw them win by 20pts. Hawk Lake had either a Brian fade or Brian damage. Petrie kicked 5. More Hawk injuries (Hill, Sewell) but Hawks overall effort was down.


Richmond hosted the Brisbane Lions at the G, aiming for 2 wins in a row. Coach Hardwick was not impressed with the effort but was happy to take a 25pt win. Brisbane got their first look at the G for 2014 – always an education especially for a young team. Vickery kicked 4. Cotchin, Martin, Ellis and Lions Rockliff, Hanley all 30+.


Adelaide headed to Rooty Hill to play a GWS hellbent on kicking themselves out of the game. 2.10 at the main break could hardly be called a home ground advantage, trailling by 47pts. Eddie Betts brought his own footy and shared it with Sloane and the Jpod. GWS bashed up by inaccuracy and the Crows – Adelaide cruised by 68pts.


2 rotations in the last qtr (comp avg: 30) was all the Suns could muster against Collingwood at Club Metricon. Ablett, Dixon, McKenzie and Lemmens filled the bench with icepacks. Gold Coast turned it on to produce its most meritorious win in its short history. For the Pies, only Ben Kennedy stood up. The Suns held on by 5pts.


After nearly 1400 days in recuperation due to 3 knee recos, Anthony Morabito took the field for Fremantle up in Darwin against Melbourne. Planet of the Apeness got subbed off to allow Morabito’s dream to come true. All that rehab and finally…his Freo teammates had put the Demons to the sword by this stage, a big win by 63pts.


It would have been robbery had Port stolen the game against Essendon at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday night. The Bombers led for over 90% of the game and just when Port looked like charging home, the Bombers managed to find something to keep the game in their control. Port suddenly are looking a bit slippery. Dons by 2pts.


Carlton went into snooze mode against the Saints at Etihad as 1 /2 time came. Four unanswered goals and the Saints were back in it, having trailed by 44pts earlier. Nick Riewoldt had suffered the “Richos” (a high level of emotion due to poor delivery) It amounted to nought. The Blues got % – 14 goals to 3 in the 2nd half. Blues by 85pts.


Sydney headed far west to take on the Eagles, who were still keen on finals action in 2014. Once 6PR actually realised there was 2 Josh Kennedys running around, the game was over and the Eagle one was reported for an errant bump. The Eagles weren’t a match for the Swans who had the Goodes (3goals) by 28pts. Parker best.


The Dogs headed down the highway to a wet Cattery to take on the game’s best exponents of wet weather footy. The man formerly known as Matthew Egan, Harry Taylor played his 150th, a tribute to the void filled by a lanky WAFL wingman who transformed into a Premiership AFL defender. Motlop stars, Dogs brave. Cats 13pts.

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