FEARLESS 2019 Round 3 – 666…so far so good; It’s definitely opened up the game.

Geelong took on the Crows in the Paddy Dangerfield Cup at Adelaide Oval on yet another Thursday night game. The exciting Cats remodel got off to a flyer, a quarter time lead morphed into a lead at the half. Little Rat Platten Miers bobbed up everywhere with 3 goals and the Cats withstood the Crouch-led Crows fightback for a 4 goal win.


Despite the edicts of the Prophets of Doom, Melbourne and Essendon played an entertaining game at the ‘G on Friday Night. A final score line of 112 to 130 might suggest as such. The Bombers got off to a flyer and the Dees found their spark in the second quarter to turn a 21 point deficit into a 7 point lead at the half. The Dons prevailed after a 7 goal third quarter.


The Swans migrated south to take on Carlton at Marvel on Saturday. A free flowing first quarter had the scores at 34-37 at the break. The scoring dried up over the rest of the game as both teams defended stoutly. Isaac Heeney kicked 4, matched the other Curnow (Ed, the short one). Swans edged ahead through the class gulf but the Blues were brave. Young Blue Walsh had 28 touches.


Jeremy spoke in class today…and how! Cameron 7 goals, 30 stats and Finlayson 5.1. It was Giant steps forward for GWS against Richmond at Giants Stadium on twilight Saturday footy. Tigers’ injury curse gets Cotchin – a hammy tweaked in the last and Dusty deBOARed to death and going to the MRP…gestures amusing,  GWS by 49.


The Grand Final rematch took place at the G and this time no last minute heroics from Dom Sheed required. A disciplined West Coast team had all the answers to the Magpie challenge. Cripps 4, Sheed 3. On return Gaff had 35 touches, like he missed nothing. The Pies were good, the Eagles better. That’s where it’s at but the season is only young. Eagles by 22 points.


Brisbane managed to pull the rabbit out of the hat yet again, this time against Port at the Gabba. Winning form is good form and sure to be sought from Lions coach Fagan. Power led by 10 points at the 20 minute mark of the last quarter, but 4 Lions goals sealed the deal. A young side getting confidence. Long overdue. For Ken Hinkley, Rozee kicked 5 goals – a gun.


Gold Coast managed to gain long overdue credibility by holding off the Bulldog charge at the death. Certainly Prez Tony Cochrane’s spruiking might be finally seeping through. It’s all about belief from the top down. And an even team effort, led by new captains Witts and Swallow. Tick. Bulldogs’ first loss. Take stock. Picken had a lap to a club salute.


North started well against the Hawks and led by 19 points at the first break. 4 goals in the first and 6 for the rest, leading to an eventual tale of woe. As the Hawks started to wrest momentum away, the Roos lost composure and it permeated through their decision making. It impacted their skills, leading to errors and a lack of forward 50 effectiveness. Chad Wingard kicked 3 – a new Hawk star.


Bang. The Freo skipper out cold as Josh Battle and Nat Fyfe’s heads clash. Fortunately Freo managed to retain composure as the Saints got to within 5 points. Freo names like McCarthy, Taberner and boom crash Luke Ryan popped up to save the day when it mattered. Jack Billings’ goal at the 26 minute mark of the last quarter gave the Saints a chance but…


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