Harvey was best on ground and Aaron Edwards created a nomination for mark of the year. It was another
gloomy day of few highlights for the embattled Melbourne, and although Aaron Davey tried hard, too few of
his team-mates appeared to show the same intensity.
Kangaroos                 4.8        8.11        13.15        18.19 (127)
Melbourne                  1.0        3.6            5.10          11.13 (79)
Goals : Kangaroos -
N Thompson 5, A Edwards 3, L Thomas 3, M Campbell 2, C Jones 2, S Grant, B
Harvey, Jesse Smith.
Melbourne -  Robertson 3, A Wonaeamirri 2, A Davey, L Dunn, M Jamar, B McLean, P
Wheatley, J White.
Best : Kangaroos - B Harvey, D Wells, B Rawlings, N Thompson, A Edwards, S Power, M Campbell, M
Firrito.
Melbourne - A Davey, J McDonald, B Green.
Injuries : Kangaroos - J Gibson (knee).
Reports : Melbourne - S Miller for charging N Thompson in the first quarter.
Umpires - L Farmer, J Armstrong, S McInerney
Crowd - 23,427 at MCG.

Sydney were untroubled in recording a comfortable 62-point win over West Coast at ANZ Stadium, but the
talking point of the game will forever be the sickening blow landed by Swans forward Barry Hall on West
Coast defender Brent Staker. Hall found himself reported, and subsequently rubbed out for 7 weeks; and
although it was his first suspension since 2002 it brought back memories of the bad-boy image from his
St Kilda days that he had worked so hard to rid himself of. Hall is suspended for 7 weeks, but ironically is
likely to not have been able to play for that long anyway after injuring his wrist in a collision with the
boundary fence during the final quarter.
Away from that incident, the Swans were far too good for the depleted Eagles. In a contrast to the low-
scoring close encounters of recent seasons, the Swans dominated from start to finish and recorded an
easy 62-point win. Michael O'Loughlin with 4 goals was the Swans' top scorer, while 4 of the Eagles 5
goals came from the boot of Ben McKinley, who played a lone hand up forward.
Click here to see Harboursport's photo gallery from this match.
Sydney                  4.2        8.6        12.8        16.11 (107)
West Coast         1.2        2.3          4.5            5.15 (45)
Goals : Sydney -
M O'Loughlin 4, J McVeigh 2, E Barlow 2, B Hall, M Mattner, A Goodes, R O'Keefe,B  Kirk, J.
Bolton, D Jolly, K Jack.
West Coast - B McKinley 4, M Armstrong
Best : Sydney - M Mattner, B Kirk, T Kennelly, A Goodes, M O'Loughlin. West Coast - M Rosa, B McInley, C
Masten.
Injuries : Sydney - B Hall (wrist), H Grundy (foot) replaced in selected side by L Brennan. West Coast - B
Staker (jaw)
Reports : Sydney - B Hall for striking B Staker in the first quarter
Umpres - C Donlon, H Kennedy, S Wenn.
Crowd - 44,235 at ANZ Stadium.

For much of Saturday night's match at AAMI Stadium it appeared that Port Adelaide were set to win their
first match for 2008. The Power led at every change, and by late in the third quarter the lead was 47 points
with a wet ground and a parochial Power crowd. But somehow the Lions managed to jump off the canvas
and work their way into the contest, stunning the locals with a 9 goals to 1 final quarter to take an
unexpected win. Daniel Bradshaw with 5 second-half goals was the catalyst, in what was a remarkable
turnaround that raises hopes that this season will produce something special for Brisbane but leaves last
year's grand finallists still without a win.
Brisbane                       2.2        4.6        9.10        18.16 (124)
Port Adelaide              6.3       10.5       15.7         16.8 (104)
Goals : Brisbane -
D Bradshaw 5, J Brown 4, A Corrie, R Hooper, T Johnstone, J Adcock, T Notting, S
Black, W Mills, C Stiller, M Rischitelli.
Port Adelaide - W Tredrea 2, D Rodan 2, C Cornes 2, J Surjan 2, S
Burgoyne, B Ebert, S Salopek, D Pearce, K Cornes, D Brogan, D Cassisi, J Westhoff.
Best : Brisbane - D Bradshaw, J Brown, T Johnstone, S Black, A Corrie, J McDonald, L Power. Port
Adelaide -
D Rodan, C Cornes, B Lade, S Salopek, J Surjan.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - D Margetts, H Ryan, S Ryan.
Crowd - 25,205 at AAMI Stadium.

The Buddy Franklin show travelled to Tasmania as Hawthorn took on Adelaide at Aurora Stadium and took
out a comfortable 44-point victory.  Lance Franklin was best on ground with 6 goals, and was well
supported by an enthusiastic Hawks lineup who continued their unbeaten run in 2008. For the Crows, it
was a disappointing chapter in what has been an inconsistent season to date; but the South Australian
side had no answers to the seemingly relentless Hawks juggernaut that at this stage of the season looks
to be the only side capable of challenging the all-powerful Geelong.
Hawthorn                 3.4        8.5        14.8        17.12 (114)
Adelaide                   2.2        5.5          8.7         10.10 (70)
Goals : Hawthorn -
L Franklin 6, M Williams 3, C Bateman 2, J Roughead, S Crawford, C Young, L Hodge,
T Clarke, C Rioli.
Adelaide - B Burton 2, S Stevens 2, S Thompson, T Edwards, B Symes, K McGregor, B
Vince, S Goodwin.
Best : Hawthorn - L Franklin, B Guerra, C Bateman, L Hodge, C Rioli, C Young. Adelaide - T Edwards, M
Doughty, B Burton, N Bock, S Goodwin, B Symes.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, M Nicholls, J Schmitt.
Crowd - 15,124 at Aurora Stadium.

The Carlton losing streak is finally over, and it happened when the Blues took out a 23-point win over arch-
rivals Collingwood at the MCG. The Blues raced out of the blocks, and although both sides had 12 scoring
shots to half-time, that stat gave an impression the game was closer than it was. Instead, it was Carlton
who showed the greater pace, the greater determination, and in Brendan Fevola they had a target to
concentrate their attacking efforts towards. It's been a long time between drinks for the Blues, but finally
the long-suffering Carlton side have had something to celebrate.
Carlton                            6.0        10.2        12.6        17.9 (111)
Collingwood                   3.4         6.6           7.9         13.10 (88)
Goals : Carlton -
B Fevola 7, B Fisher 2, B Gibbs, N Stevens, S O’hAilpin, E Betts, D Pfeiffer, R Hadley, S
Grigg, K Simpson.
Collingwood - N Brown 2, L Davis 2, D Thomas 2, A Didak, S Pendlebury, T Cloke, P
Medhurst, D Swan, M Clarke, A Rocca.
Best : Carlton - B Fevola, J Waite, M Murphy, P Bower, M Jamison, H Scotland, B Thornton. Collingwood -
H Shaw, D Swan, A Didak, T Lockyer.
Injuries : Collingwood - S Burns (calf) replaced in selected side by D Stanley.
Reports : Carlton - N Stevens for striking A Didak in the third quarter.
Umpires - S McBurney, D Sully, S Jeffery
Crowd - 77,873 at the MCG.

With the home ground advantage, and having had a win to get their 2008 campaign on track the week
before, Fremantle were expected to have little trouble disposing of the struggling Richmond. But someone
forgot to give the Tigers a copy of the script, with the Victorian side winning every quarter to cruise to a 64-
point demolition. Matthew Richardson kicked 4 in a welcome return to form for the Tigers, while Matthew
Pavlich kicked 3 in what was a disappointing performance from the inconsistent Dockers.
Richmond               5.7        10.11        14.13         20.17 (137)
Fremantle               3.3           6.7             8.9           10.13 (73)
Goals : Richmond -
M Richardson 4, R Tambling 3, C Hyde 3, M Morton 2, N Brown 2, C Newman, G Polak,
J McMahon, B Deledio, S Edwards, S Tuck.
Fremantle - M Pavlich 3, L McPharlin 2, C Tarrant, C Mayne, J
Farmer, R Crowley, P Bell.
Best : Richmond - M Richardson, N Foley, K Johnson, N Brown, T Simmonds, J McMahon, R Tambling.
Fremantle - P Bell, D Gilmore, M Pavlich, L McPharlin, C Mayne.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - G Fila, M Ellis, T Keating.
Crowd - 37,541 at Subiaco Oval.
The Bulldogs continued their unbeaten run on Friday night, but were made to fight it out against a determined and
injury-depleted Essendon side that never gave in. Without Lloyd and Lucas, and losing McVeigh to a hamstring
injury early in the contest, the Bombers were blown away by the Bulldogs as the undefeated side ran to a 26-point
quarter time break. The Bombers fought hard, and hit the front to lead by 2 points; but with no interchange players
to draw from, they had no answer against the fresh legs of the fitter Bulldogs, who displayed their pace in the last
term to take out a 30-point win.
Western Bulldogs            5.4        10.6        13.8        19.14 (128)
Essendon                           1.2          7.7       14.12        14.14 (98)
Goals : Bulldogs -
S Welsh 3, J Akermanis 2, W Minson 2, R Griffen 2, J Harbrow 2, D Giansiracusa 2, A Cooney,
B Johnson, M Hahn, N Eagleton, B Lake, R Murphy.
Essendon - D Stanton 3, M McVeigh 2, D Hille 2, A Davey 2, J
Winderlich, A Lovett, N Lovett-Murray, K Reimers, J Laycock.
Best : Bulldogs - J Akermanis, R Griffen, D Cross, W Minson, B Lake, A Cooney. Essendon -  M McVeigh, D
Fletcher, B Stanton, A Davey, D Hille
Injuries : Essendon - S Lonergan (hamstring), M McVeigh (hamstring)
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, M Head, S McLaren
Crowd - 47,641 at Telstra Dome.

When will Geelong's winning streak end? St Kilda in the first quarter gave some hope that this would be the
game to break the run, dominating possession and creating 11 scoring chances to 4. Had the Saints been more
accurate, they may have established enough of a lead to put the Cats under pressure, but instead the margin
was just 7 points at the first change; and within 5 minutes of the restart the Cats had taken the lead and never
looked back. Brownlow Medallist Jimmy Bartel was at his brilliant best, and was well supported by Matthew
Scarlett and Joel Corey in another brilliant Cats' display.
Geelong                     4.0        10.6        7.9        21.10 (136)
St Kilda                      4.7         7.8      10.11        13.16 (94)
Goals : Geelong -
S Johnson 4, C Mooney 3, T Hawkins 3, J Kelly 2, M Stokes 2, D Wojcinski 2, R Gamble, P
Chapman, C Ling, J Selwood, J Hunt.
St Kilda - N Riewoldt 3, J Koschitzke 3, S Gilbert 2, S Milne 2, F Gehrig 2, S
Fisher.
Best : Geelong - M Scarlett, J Corey, J Kelly, J Bartel, C Ling, J Selwood, G Ablett, S Hunt. St Kilda - L Hayes, N
Riewoldt, L Ball, L Montagna, B Goddard.
Injuries : St Kilda - X. Clarke (concussion), R Harvey (corked thigh).
Reports : Geelong - R Gamble for striking N Dal Santo in the second quarter.
Umpires - B Rosebury, R Chamberlain, S Meredith
Crowd - 44,368 at Telstra Dome.

The original fixture had the Kangaroos drawn to play Melbourne on the Gold Coast, but following the decision by
the Kangaroos to remain based in Melbourne the game was transferred to the MCG; but the Kangaroos would
have been disappointed that only 23,000 fans turned out for the game - a bigger crowd than they would have
received on the Gold Coast but without the corporate backing and AFL payouts.
But on the field, there were few grounds for disappointment from the Kangaroos' camp, as they comfortably
accounted for the Demons by 48 points. Nathan Thompson was back to his best with a bag of 5, while Brent
ROUND 5 MATCHES
(Michael Shillito's tips in bold - Season to date 19/32):
Friday 18th April
St Kilda v Essendon (Telstra Dome, 7:40pm)
Saturday 19th April
Geelong v Sydney (Skilled Stadium, 2:10pm)
Adelaide v Fremantle (AAMI Stadium, 3:10pm)
Brisbane v Hawthorn (Gabba, 7:10pm)
Collingwood v Kangaroos (MCG, 7:10pm)
Sunday 20th April
Melbourne v Carlton (MCG, 1:10pm)
Western Bulldogs v Richmond (Telstra Dome, 2:10pm)
West Coast v Port Adelaide (Subiaco Oval, 4:40pm)

All times shown are Sydney time.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
Hawthorn
4
4
0
0
482
303
16
159.1
W4
Geelong
4
4
0
0
503
323
16
155.7
W4
Western Bulldogs
4
4
0
0
540
374
16
144.4
W4
Sydney
4
3
0
1
390
245
12
159.2
W3
Collingwood
4
2
0
2
415
370
8
112.2
L1
Adelaide
4
2
0
2
411
376
8
109.3
L1
Kangaroos
4
2
0
2
407
389
8
104.6
W1
Richmond
4
2
0
2
410
401
8
102.2
W1
Brisbane
4
2
0
2
367
378
8
97.1
W1
St Kilda
4
2
0
2
357
395
8
90.4
L2
Essendon
4
2
0
2
421
479
8
87.9
L1
Carlton
4
1
0
3
409
472
4
86.7
W1
Fremantle
4
1
0
3
342
433
4
79.0
L1
West Coast
4
1
0
3
267
403
4
66.3
L3
Port Adelaide
4
0
0
4
357
460
0
77.6
L4
Melbourne
4
0
0
4
277
554
0
50.0
L4
Photo Galleries:
Sydney v PortAdelaide(20/5/07)
Sydney v Essendon (2/6/07)
Sydney v Carlton (15/7/07)
Melbourne v Sydney (5/8/07)
Sydney v St Kilda (11/8/07)
Sydney v Port (Trial, 23/2/08)
St Kilda v Sydney (22/3/08)
Kangaroos v Essendon(24/3/08)
Sydney v Port Adel (30/3/08)
Sydney v West Coast (12/4/08)
Sydney v Essendon (18/5/08)
Sydney v Richmond (1/6/08)
Richmond v Adelaide (7/6/08)
Sydney v St Kilda (14/6/08)
Melbourne v Sydney (22/6/08)
Sydney v Collingwood (5/7/08)
Sydney v Adelaide (26/7/08)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (3/8/08)
Sydney v Fremantle (9/8/08)
Sydney v Geelong (16/8/08)
Elim Final - Syd v Kang (6/9/08)
Grand Final Parade (26/9/08)
Blacktown Update (31/12/08)
NAB - Port v Sydney (22/2/09)
Trial - Sydney v B'dogs(7/3/09)
Sydney v Hawthorn (4/4/09)
Carlton v Essendon (11/4/09)
Sydney v Carlton (18/4/09)
Sydney v Richmond (3/5/09)
Blacktown Update (9/5/09)
Sydney v West Coast (16/5/09)
Sydney v Port Adel (24/5/09
Essendon v Adelaide (10/6/09)
Blacktown Update (5/7/09
Sydney v Essendon (11/7/09)
Sydney v Geelong (15/8/09)
Sydney v Brisbane (29/8/09)
Grand Final Parade (25/9/09)
NAB - Sydney vCarlton(20/2/10)
Trial - Sydny v Ess'don (6/3/10)
Sydney v St Kilda (27/3/10)
Essendon v Fremantle (4/4/10)
Sydney v Richmond (10/4/10)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (15/5/10)
Essendon v Geelong (12/6/10)
Sydney v Collingwood (26/6/10)
Sydney v Nth Melb (10/7/10)
Sydney v Hawthorn (7/8/10)
NAB - GWS/Syd/GCst (19/2/11)
Essendon v Coll'wood (25/4/11)
Sydney v Richmond (12/6/11)
Sydney v Collingwood (25/6/11)
GWS Giants v Sydney (23/7/11)
Sydney v W Bulldogs (23/7/11)
GWS Giants v NT T'dr (6/8/11)
GWS Giants v Sydney (24/3/12)
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A Tale of Two Matches
Round 20 2010 Scoreboard
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2010 GRAND FINAL
GWS Giants Launch - Nov10
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Opener 2012 - GWS v Syd