Adelaide’s Taylor Walker may be off to the Tribunal again after a sling tackle went badly wrong on Saturday night. Giants midfielder Josh Kelly was out cold for a spell after colliding heavily with Captain Tex. Could it be time for the dreaded Red Card? Despite having numerous players out with injuries, GWS still managed to defeat the Crows by 2 goals. That win puts them into third place on the ladder. 2018 is basically over for the Crows.
Giants 15.16.106 v Adelaide 13.14.92
West Coast sent Port Adelaide packing with a narrow 4 point win at the Adelaide Oval. Jeremy McGovern's’ after-siren goal secured the win for the Eagles in what must be a classic deja vu moment. The Power fans were left stunned. The Eagles are sitting comfortably at Number 2 spot.
WCE 9.8.62 v PA 9.4.58
Despite a slow start, Collingwood managed to beat the Lions by 31 points at Etihad on Saturday. A top four spot is still in sight for the Pies. Next week the Pies host the Power.
Brisbane 11.7.73 v Collingwood 14.20.104.
If you were looking for a classic game of footy on the weekend, then Geelong v Hawthorn was the place to be. It looked like a sure thing for the Hawks after three quarter-time, but their lead of 26 points vanished into thin air in the last quarter. Ablett and Dangerfield made short work of the Hawks with O’Meara sealing the win.
Can the Cats make it back to the eight?
Geelong 10.11.71 v Hawthorn 8.12.60
And finally up in Carrara, the GCS are probably still smarting from the walloping given to them by Richmond. In front of mostly Tigers fans, the visitors showed why they’re number one. Riewoldt kicked 10 goals which puts him in the lead spot for the Coleman Medal.
Tigers 19.11.125 v Suns 7.9.51
One last thing: Over in the SANFL, the Redlegs have won 12 in a row, they saw off Centrals with a decisive 12.13.85 to 6.6.42 victory on Saturday afternoon. Carn the ‘Legs.
Friday August 10
Essendon 18.14.122 v St Kilda 11.13.79
Saturday August 11
Hawthorn 10.11.71 v Geelong 8.12.60
Gold Coast 7.9.51 v Richmond 19.11.125
Port Adelaide 9.5.58 v West Coast 9.8.62
Collingwood 14.20.104 v Brisbane 11.7.73
GWS 15.16.106 v Adelaide 13.14.92
Sunday August 12
North Melbourne 12.13.85 v Western Bulldogs 13.14.92
Melbourne 10.18.78 v Sydney 13.9.87
Fremantle 15.11.101 v Carlton 10.12.72
Upcoming: Round 22
Friday, August 17th
Richmond v Essendon (MCG)
Saturday, August 18th
Collingwood v Port Adelaide (MCG)
Geelong v Fremantle (GMHBA Stadium)
GWS v Sydney (Spotless Stadium)
Gold Coast v Brisbane (Metricon Stadium)
St Kilda v Hawthorn (Etihad Stadium)
Sunday, August 19th
Carlton v Western Bulldogs (Etihad Stadium)
West Coast v Melbourne (Optus Stadium)
Adelaide v North Melbourne (Adelaide Oval)
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