Almanac Weekend Sports Results 2/5/16

AFL  Round 6

Round 6 witnessed the Giants flexing their muscles against the Hawks and showing that lack of contested possession will hurt you against a quick running opposition (GWS), Kangas hopped over the gritty dogs and finally supporters showed up in numbers. It is a welcome sight to behold when the blue and white are out in force. St Kilda remain Melbourne’s bogey team with a 13th straight win  where Hogan and Membrey put on a goal kicking display, Adelaide finally pulled away against a Freo determined to bring back tight contested footy while the Crows just wanted to run and score. Port did what many didn’t expect, win although it was against a toothless tiger outfit. Geelong showed off against the Suns and scored a big margin, Swannies held on against a determined Brisbane side that with more accurate kicking could have pulled off the second upset of the round. In a low scoring and ambivalent game, Carlton finally outscored Essendon although the Bombers did make a match of it at the end and West Coast doubled the Magpies score in a contest that tantalised only the West Coast supporters.

 

Winners and losers? Who were your picks for best losers and worst winners?

Brisbane 14.10 (94) v Sydney 15.7 (97)

Carlton 10.12 (72) v Essendon 8.9 (57)

West Coast 18.16 (124) v Collingwood 9.8 (62)

Geelong 25.18 (168) v Gold Coast 7.6 (48)

Richmond 8.11 (59) v Port Adelaide 13.16 (94)

Greater Western Sydney 24.14 (158) v Hawthorn 12.11 (83)

Adelaide 14.13 (97) v Fremantle 8.16 (64)

Melbourne 15.6 (96) v St Kilda 20.15 (135)

North Melbourne 9.7 (61) v Western Bulldogs 6.9 (45)

 

SANFL

North Adelaide 17.8 (110)              v Glenelg 11.11 (77)

South Adelaide 14.7 (91) v Adelaide Football Club  13.12 (90)

Sturt 18.15 (123)               v Port Adelaide 9.6 (60)

Central District 12.10 (82) v Norwood 4.10 (34)

 

WAFL

East Perth 8.8 (56) v East Fremantle 13.15 (93)

Peel Thunder 19.9 (123) v Perth 7.4 (46)

South Fremantle10.15 (75) v Subiaco 15.16 (106)

West Perth 15.11 (101) v Claremont 15.4 (94)

 

VFL

Williamstown 8.4 (52) v Port Melbourne 5.15 (45)

Essendon 7.12 (54) v Casey 10.11 (71)

Geelong 15.12 (102) v Coburg 10.7 (67)

Box Hill 14.14 (98) v Frankston 5.9 (39)

Richmond 7.12 (54) v Sandringham 16.15 (111)

North Ballarat 13.13 (91) v Collingwood 14.16 (100)

Footscray 12.13 (85) v Werribee 19.13 (127)

 

NEAFL

Brisbane 3.7 (25) v Sydney 20.15 (135)

UWS Giants 9.11 (65) v NT Thunder 11.12 (78)

Aspley 14.12 (96) v Sydney Uni.  7.11 (53

 

TSL

Glenorchy 17.9 (111) v Hobart 6.5 (41)

Lauderdale 9.10 (64) v Burnie 18.16 (124)

Norts L. 14.18 (102) v Clarence 9.10 (64)

Devonport 20.13 (133) v Kingborough 9.2 (56)

 

VFL Women’s Round 4

Diamond Creek  10.14 (74) v Cranbourne  3.10 (28)

Melbourne Uni 8.9 (57) v Eastern Devils 6.3 (39)

Seaford 8.8 (56)  v Geelong 5.6 (36)

Knox 2.2 (14) v VU Western Spurs 22.19 (151)

St Kilda 4.8 (32) v Darebin 6.13 (49)

 

NRL Round 9

New Zealand v St.George Illawarra 26 : 10

Gold Coast v  Melbourne 0 : 38

Cronulla v Brisbane 30 : 28

Manly Sea v North Queensland 18 : 34

Sydney v Newcastle 38 : 0

Penrith v Canberra 19 : 18

Parramatta v Canterbury 20 : 12

South Sydney v Wests 22 : 30

 

Super Rugby XV – Round 10

Lions v Hurricanes  17 : 50

Stormers v Waratahs 30 : 32

Jaguares v Southern Kings 73 : 27

Reds v Cheetahs 30 : 17

Highlanders v ACT Brumbies 23 : 10

Blues v Rebels 36 : 30

Force v Bulls 20 : 42

Chiefs v Sharks 24 : 22

 

Australian Conference

  1. Rebels 23
  2. ACT Brumbies 21
  3. Waratahs 21
  4. Reds 12
  5. Force 6

 

A-League: Grand Final – Battle for the Dunny Seat

Adelaide has been given the Royal Dunny seat for which to sit on the throne of A-League Football. In a game of perennial losers (in GFs) one of the two sides was finally going to break the drought with a GF and it was the team of Bruce’s that prevailed.

You could describe the match as one of two contrasts, Red for Adelaide and yellow for the cards (4) that Western Sydney collected. Adelaide scored the first two goals. Western Sydney fought back hard to score in the 58th minute only to see the Red close the game in the 90th minute.

Adelaide v Wanderers 3 : 1

Reds: Kamau B. Isaias Sanchez P

Wanderers: Neville S.

 

Netball Round 5

Melbourne Vixens v Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic  57 : 34

Central Pulse  v Canterbury Tactix 57 : 58

Queensland Firebirds v New South Wales Swifts 61 : 51

Southern Steel v West Coast Fever 69 : 62

 

Boxing

Almanac’s own Zac “Dynamite” Dunn scored a comprehensive knockout victory against Les “Lock and Load” Sherrington in three rounds on Saturday night.

Remaining undefeated with a record of 21 fights with 17 knockouts, Dunn must surely be close to fighting for the WBC super middleweight world title. With power body punching, Dunn proved too strong for the Queenslander.

 

English Football – EPL

Everton  2 – 1 Bournemouth

Newcastle 1 – 0 Crystal Palace

Stoke 1 – 1 Sunderland

Watford 3 – 2 Aston Villa

West Brom 0 – 3 West Ham

Arsenal 1 – 0 Norwich

Swansea 3 – 1  Liverpool

Manchester Utd 1 – 1 Leicester

Southampton v Manchester City

Chelsea v Tottenham

 

England Championship

Brentford 3 – 0 Fulham

Bristol City 4 – 0 Huddersfield

Ipswich 3 – 2 Milton Keynes

Leeds 1 – 2 Charlton

Nottingham 1 – 1 Wolves

Reading 1 – 2 Preston

Rotherham 0 – 1 Blackburn

Sheffield Wed 3 – 0 Cardiff

Bolton 1 – 0 Hull

Birmingham 2 – 2 Middlesbrough

 

Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen 4 – 1 Motherwell

Ross County 0 – 1 St. Johnstone

Hamilton 0 – 4 Kilmarnock

Partick 1 – 4 Inverness

Hearts 1 – 3 Celtic

 

Bundesliga

Leverkusen 2 – 1 Hertha

Bayern 1 – 1 Monchengladbach

Darmstadt 1 – 2 Frankfurt

Dortmund 5 -1 Wolfsburg

Hannover 1 – 3 Schalke

Hoffenheim 2 – 1 Ingolstadt

Mainz 0 – 0 Hamburger SV

Augsburg 0 – 0 1. FC Koln

 

Primera Division

Real Sociedad  0 – 1 Real Madrid

Atl. Madrid 1 – 0 Vallecano

Betis 0 – 2 Barcelona

Granada 3 – 2 Las Palmas

Ath. Bilbao 1 – 1 Celta Vigo

Gijon 2 – 0  Eibar

 

NBA – Playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers 4 d  Detroit Pistons  0

Atlanta Hawks  4 d Boston Celtics 2

Miami Heat 3 v  Charlotte Hornets 3

Toronto Raptors 3 v Indiana Pacers 3

Golden State Warriors 4 d Houston Rockets 1

Los Angeles Clippers 2 d.by Portland Trail Blazers 4

Oklahoma City Thunder 4 d Dallas Mavericks 1

San Antonio Spurs 4 d Memphis Grizzlies 0

 

NHL – Playoffs

Tampa Bay Lightning 4 – 1 New York Islanders

Washington Capitals 1 – 2  Pittsburgh Penguins

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