FEARLESS 2019 – Round 2: Do it now…the early wins are critical. 8 ball otherwise…

Collingwood repeated the dosage against the now Rance-less Richmond, a win by 44pts. Jordan de Goey highlighted his importance to the Pies 5.1. Now a scaphoid has sidelined Jumping Jack and Dusty was quite, held by the glove of Greenwood. Treloar brought his own ball and Grimes will earn a breather. Cox, however, that was rubbish!


Adelaide travelled to Sin City to take on the Swannies. Buddy was a shining light for the hosts, but the Crows rediscovered their mojo under lights at the SCG. Despite Swan ball magnets Kennedy and Lloyd getting leather poisoning, Tex’s Crows got an even spread of contributors and Seedsman’s torp goal a beauty. The horse furrows his brow.


Essendon hosted St. Kilda. At the same home ground. Were it not for inaccuracy in the first, the Saints might’ve had it iced by quarter time. A strange lethargy surrounds the Bombers and yet by 3/4 time there was only 10pts in it. The Saints managed to hold on by 11pts with Josh Bruce still seeking permission to land. All not lost at Tullamarine.


Carlton travelled to the City of Churches to see if they could unplug the Power. A better 4 quarter effort was required. Mitch McGovern returning with sizeable local knowledge also something to watch. Port seemed to have the edge and not even the terrible injury to Watts curtailed it. Carlton valiant, Tom Rockliff, 37 stats, inspired Port to a 16pt win.


Melbourne made the trek to a wet GMHBA Lingy Stadium to play the reborn Cats. At least that was what the fixture said. I think they ended up at Geelong West’s Oval, an oval that hadn’t had a mow since the glory days of the Roosters’ VFL tenure. The Cats did as they pleased and the Dees were left to chase Cats. 80pts the deficit. Oliver 44.


GWS travelled far west to take on the Eagles and like the Dees the Giants ended up at Subi, as Denis Cometti liked to call it. As the Eagles unfurled the Premiership flag with Ricky the backward flying Eagle, Simmo’s charges got cracking in the 2nd   quarter and kept the Giants at bay, home by 52pts. Darling 4, Allen 3, Lachie Whitfield 33 stats.


After a forensic review of an insipid round 1 loss, North regrouped against Brisbane at Marvel and started well. Leading for most of the day wasn’t enough for the Roos, as the Lions ran  away with the game late to a 20pt win. Lachie Neale led the Lions, ably assisted by Cameron and McInerney up forward. Higgins, Cunnington solid for Roos.


After an even first half at the G on Sunday, the Hawks opened up their contest with the Bulldogs in the 3rd qtr with a 7 goals to 2 effort. Not to be outdone, the Bulldogs ran away with the game with a 9.3 last qtr to 1.2. Injuries to Shiels and Burgoyne hampered the Hawks’ efforts but credit to the Dogs. The Sicilian’s temper costly. Dogs by 19pts.


Fremantle travelled far east to Club Metricon to meet the Suns in the Lachie Weller Cup. Widely tipped (unfairly) to finish last in 2019, the Suns were more than happy to crash expectations. Despite woeful inaccuracy (4.16 at 3 /4time), the Suns were able to withstand Freo’s efforts to win by 3pts. Sexton 4.5 and Sam Collins’ last mark top class.


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