Fearless Round 7 – Mother’s Day preceded by a Super Six Games on Saturday. Good Thinking!

Moments of truth come in footy every so often. Friday night was for Richmond against a Hawks team hellbent on revenge. For three quarters, the Tigers gave a good account of themselves before falling away. A 9 goal 4th qtr burst sealed the Tigers fate, despite the best efforts of Dusty Neck-Tatts, Ellis and Miles. Hawk forward Breust kicked 6 and the Hawks powered to a 46pt win. Tigers’ woe continues.

Old foes Carlton and Collingwood took to the G with the Magpies holding a winning streak that stretched to 6 games. An even start soon gave way to the Blues holding the upper hand, led by Bryce Gibbs and evergreen defender Simpson. Blues forward setup seemed to be more efficient, despite Fasolo and young Moore proving to be good targets for the Magpies. Carlton broke hoodoo by 15pts.

The Eagles continued to battle their own demons travelling away from WA. A trip to the Cattery was the task and despite a good start. Andrew Gaff led from the front, amassing a swag of 26 stats but to little avail. As the main break approached, the cats started to take a stranglehold on the game courtesy of a Motlop-inspired forward 50. A 6 goal last qtr buried the Eagles. Cats at home by 44pts. Motlop 4.

Essendon travelled to the SCG to take on the Swans, a task big enough for full strength opposition, but a massive task for the patchwork Bombers. Mitchell and Kennedy had the ball on a string and Buddy kicked 6 and Heeney 5. Zaka and BJ led from the front for the Bombers and Leuenberger battled gamely in the ruck. In the end an 81 pt win for the Swans. The Bombers not disgraced but outgunned.

Melbourne travelled to Club Metricon to see if there was any life left in the Gold Coast Sunnyboys whose season had started off in a blaze of glory. The 1st ½ was an even affair with the home side holding sway. A 16 goal to 6 2nd half by the Dees put paid to any contest, dominated by an even forward spread for the visitors. The Suns wilted and it was a Dee-stroyification by 73pts. The Coast was toast.

Bevo’s Bullies hosted the Custard Crows or was it the Lemon Tart Crows, the visitors wearing a jumper that invoked images of the Brissy Bears! That aside it was a cracker between two top 8 sides, marred only by a lopsided free-kick count of 28-12 in favour of the Bullies. However the Dogs out-possessed, out handballed and out-clearanced the Crows. Big Crow Jenkins kicked 8, the Package 4, Dogs 15pts.

GWS flew to WA in search of the fledgling franchise sought their first ever win in Perth. Standing in their way were the Freo Dockers, hellbent on opening the win-loss ledger for 2016. After an even 1st qtr, the Giants began to draw away led by ex-WA boy Coniglio, the Skipper Ward, Kelly and Shaw. Freo’s ruckman Griffin gave the Mummy a good run but Freo failed to capitalise. Giants by 18pts.

Mother’s day footy saw the Saints hosted the Roos under the Etihad tinlid. Leigh Matthews on ch7 ended by saying it was an entertaining game. Scores level with 1 min to go, the Saints had whittled away a 26pt deficit. St.Nick’s aerobic capacity still great. Controversy re umpiring decision – was it there? Vanilla Ice (Mason Wood) iced the shot clock for North – home by 7pts. The Saints are coming…

Brisbane started competitively against the Power from Port at the Adelaide Oval. Coach Leppa suggested the Lions midfield was approaching full strength with Dayne Beams in. Then Rockliff’s hammy goes pop, as do Brisbane’s collective effort. Port careered away to a 77pt win, powered by Charlie Dixon’s 5 goals and a dominant display across the whole team. Port are the yo-yo’s of the AFL.

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  1. Earl O'Neill says

    Great summary. Brief, insightful, entertaining, onya lad!

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