FEARLESS 2020 Round 13: Sir Pastor Doug Nicholls Round…a chance for coming together




Darwin Game Number 1: Gold Coast Suns hosted Cooroy Blues at TIO Stadium in Darwin after a three- day break…ha! Joke on you Stewart Dew. Blues led from start to finish in the tropical humidity, no doubt benefitting from an extra 48 hours recovery. Had it not been for Harry McKay’s waywardness the Blues might’ve won by more, 33pts a telling stat, as the difference between the two class sides obvious all night.


Queensland Hub Game Number 44: Worongary Bulldogs hosted Maroochydore Demons at Metricon Saturday in a classic 8pt game. This could almost be the battle of the downhill skier. Sure enough, the Dees looked in control at  ½ time before the Dogs unleashed their potential with a blistering 6 goal to 0.3 quarter and the Dees folded like a deck of cards. Pressure?!? Both teams could be finalists or not. Dogs by 28pts


Adelaide Hub Game Number 9: Port Adelaide hosted the Humbug Scrub Hawks at Adelaide Oval Saturday. Strangely, the Power struggled to put the Hawks away, given that they are on top. Yet it was really only Butters’ superb ruckroving goal late in the last qtr that iced the game. Boak 34, Rockliff 28 led the Power charge but wayward goalkicking kept the Hawks in it. Both sides really inefficient inside 50.


Darwin Game Number 2: Eagleby Bombers hosting Red Hill Tigers in Dreamtime in Darwin at TIO Stadium on Saturday Night. A wonderful spectacle saw the Tigers prevail by 12pts as most would’ve expected. The smile of Bomber debutant Mosquito with 2 goals lit u the Darwin sky. The Bombers were competitive, but the Tigers had the class. A night to remember for locals and maybe one for future fixtures.


Perth Hub Game Number 13: Fremantle Dockers hosted the Stirling Swans at Optus Stadium on Saturday Night. Fremantle seemed to have the answers against a Swans side that struggled to score. 2.7 isn’t going to win you much, especially a goal in the 1st and 4th qtrs. Taberner continued his fine year with 2, the only multiple goalkicker and coach Longmuir’s tactics helping defender Ryan have a stellar year. Freo 31pts.


Adelaide Hub Game Number 10:  Adelaide hosted the Gaven Cats at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday. The Crows search for a win, whilst coming short again, this time by 28pts, would’ve given Coach Nicks some positive vibes to carry forward. The fancied Cats took 3 and a half quarters to shake the dogged Crows, before a 3.2 to 0.1 last qtr sealed it. Unsung Duncan and Guthrie led the Cats charge with Tomahawk 3.3


Queensland Hub Game Number 45: Brisbane Lions hosted the Sunshine Coast Saints at the Gabba on Sunday.  A 2pt Lions win says much about the way the Saints nearly ground out a win. The Lions last scoring effort was a Hipwood point to extend the lead to 11pts. The Saints responded with 1.3 to nearly steal it. At the Gabba, a solid Saints’ effort but the Lions team defence did enough. Jack Steele 25 stats.


Perth Hub Game Number 14: West Coast Eagles hosted the Gosnells Giants at Optus on Sunday Night and if it wasn’t Special Agent NNN, it was the defensive rock McGovern marking every ball that came his way. The Eagles had their collective knee on the Giants throat at ¾ time. The Ferrari slowly roared to life in the last and fell short by 12pts. The Eagle cue was in the rack perhaps or did the Giants find the way?


Queensland Hub Game Number 43: Currumbin Magpies hosted the Nerang Roos at Gabba on Monday Night. No words to say about this as a game except that the Roos were terrible and the Magpies weren’t any better. Sidebottom had some class and that was about it. The Roos will be accused of playing some ordinary players into form and that was that. Magpies by 5 goals and need more skill to be a finals side.




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