HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
Essendon v Hawthorn - B Stanton (Ess) 5, A Monfries (Ess) 4, C Rioli (Haw) 3, J Winderlich (Ess) 3, G Birchall (Haw) 2, M Lloyd (Ess) 2, S
Mitchell (Haw) 1.
Geelong v Sydney - S Johnson (Geel) 5, J Corey (Geel) 4, A Goodes (Syd) 3, J Selwood (Geel) 3, J Bolton (Syd) 2, M Stokes (Geel) 2, J
Bartel (Geel) 1.
Richmond v Brisbane - J Brown (Bris) 5, J Bowden (Rich) 4, L Power (Bris) 4, A Graham (Rich) 3, S Black (Bris) 2, B Deledio (Rich) 1, D
Bradshaw (Bris) 1.
North Melbourne v Port Adelaide - A Simpson (NthM) 4, T Boak (Port) 4, A Swallow (NthM) 3, K Cornes (Port) 3, D Petrie (NthM) 2, D
Cassisi (Port) 2, M Firrito (NthM) 1, T Chaplin (Port) 1.
Carlton v Fremantle - A Sandilands (Freo) 4, B Gibbs (Carl) 4, P Haselby (Freo) 3, M Murphy (Carl) 3, D Mundy (Freo) 2, J Waite (Carl) 1, M
Pavlich (Freo) 1, H Scotland (Carl) 1.
Adelaide v Western Bulldogs - L Gilbee (WBul) 5, T Walker (Adel) 4, N Eagleton (WBul) 4, R Murphy (WBul) 3, C Knights (Adel) 2, S
Thompson (Adel) 1, A Cooney (WBul) 1.
West Coast v Melbourne - M LeCras (WCE) 4, C Morton (Melb) 4, D Cox (WCE) 3, N Jones (Melb) 3, A Selwood (WCE) 2, J Grimes (Melb)
2,  A Embley (WCE) 1, C Bruce (Melb) 1.
Collingwood v St Kilda - L Hayes (St K) 6, N Riewoldt (St K) 5, N Dal Santo (St K) 4, S Pendlebury (Coll), L Montagna (St K) 2, B Goddard (St
K) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
26 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
24 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
24 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
23 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
21 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
21 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
20 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
20 - Warren Tredrea (Port)
20 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
19 - Eddie Betts (Carl)
18 - Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
17 - Daniel Motlop (Port)
16 - Stephen Milne (St K)
ROUND 8 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (41/54 to date)

Friday 15th May
Fremantle v Hawthorn (8:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
Saturday 16th May
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs (2:10pm, MCG)
Geelong v North Melbourne (2:10pm, Skilled Stadium)
Brisbane v Adelaide (7:10pm, Gabba)
Sydney v West Coast (7:10pm, ANZ Stadium)
Sunday 17th May
Port Adelaide v Richmond (1:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
Collingwood v
Carlton (2:10pm, MCG)
St Kilda v Essendon (4:40pm, Docklands)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Nick Dal Santo (St K) - 21
Dean Cox (WCE) - 20
Brett Stanton (Ess) - 20
Nick Riewoldt (St K) - 20
Leigh Montagna (St K) - 19
James Bartel (Geel) - 18
Adam Simpson (NthM) - 17
Gary Ablett (Geel) - 17
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 16
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 15
Luke Power (Bris) - 15
Dane Swan (Coll) - 15
Paul Chapman (Geel) - 15
Friday night saw a boilover when Essendon defeated Hawthorn for the first time since 2005, the Bombers
finishing full of running to take the game by 44 points at Docklands.
Starting the game full of running, and helped by the Hawks' inaccuracy, the Bombers got off to a flying start to
lead by 12 points at the opening break. The highlight of the first term was a spectacular mark by Pat Ryder,
climbing over Sam Mitchell to take a sure contender for Mark of the Year. But the Hawks kicked straighter and
attacked the ball more in the second term, taking the lead late in the quarter to hold a one- point advantage at
half time.
The premiership quarter saw the Bombers get on top, a 6 goals to 3 quarter handing them a handy break. Sam
Longeran and Heath Hocking scored early goals, before Angus Monfries flew up for a speckie just as good as
Ryder's first quarter grab. By now the Bombers were playing with confidence and flair, and when Tom
Bellchambers took a superb pack mark 15 metres out to add another goal, the scent of an upset was in the air.
Having got a sniff, Essendon weren't letting go. 5 goals to 1 in the final term, with the Bombers backing
themselves in tight situations and showing a greater desire and determination than the Hawks, were at their
best. The final margin was 44 points, with Matthew Lloyd and Nathan Lovett-Murray scoring 3 goals while Brett
Stanton with 36 possessions was a key driving force. For the Hawks, Lance Franklin scored 5 goals but too few
of his team-mates made a meaningful contribution against an Essendon side whose confidence is building.
Essendon                        4.2        6.7        12.10        17.14 (116)
Hawthorn                       1.8        6.8          9.11          10.12 (72)
Goals : Essendon - M Lloyd 3, N Lovett-Murray 3, A Monfries 2, D Zaharakis 2, J Neagle 2, A
Lovett, B Stanton, H Hocking, S Longeran, T Bellchambers.
Hawthorn - L Franklin 5, J Roughead
2, C Rioli, M Williams, S Dew.
Best : Essendon - B Stanton, A Monfries, J Winderlich, M Lloyd, P Ryder, P Zaharakis. Hawthorn
-
C Rioli, G Birchall, S Mitchell, B McGlynn, B Sewell, L Franklin.
Injuries : Essendon - Nil. Hawthorn - C Bateman (calf).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, R Chamberlain, S Grun.
Crowd - 50,475 at Docklands.

Geelong were without Gary Ablett for their match against Sydney at Skilled Stadium on Saturday, but they barely
missed him as, even without the Brownlow favourite, there was still far too much class in the Cats' lineup to
give the Swans a chance; the Cats running out 51-point winners.
The Swans had a dip early, holding the Cats goal-less until the final stages of the first term. But the Cats hit
their straps in the second quarter, running through the first 6 goals of the quarter to open up a strong 28-point
lead.
But the Swans continued fighting, goals early in the third term to Jarred Moore and Michael O'Loughlin reducing
the margin to just 15 points. But, just as the Swans looked to be getting back into the contest, the Cats shut
down the challenge, a grubber from Matthew Stokes and a pack mark from Steven Johnson restoring the
half-time margin. There would be no way back for the Swans, as the unbeaten Cats continued to dominate for
the remainder of the game.
Geelong                           1.5        8.7        12.10        17.14 (116)
Sydney                            1.2        4.3           7.4           10.5 (65)
Goals : Geelong - S Johnson 4, C Mooney 3, M Stokes 3, T Hawkins 2, J Bartel, J Kelly, M Rooke,
S Byrnes.
Sydney - M O'Loughlin 3, A Goodes 2, H Grundy 2, B Meredith, J Bolton, J Moore.
Best : Geelong - S Johnson, J Corey, J Selwood, M Stokes, J Bartel, C Mooney. Sydney - A
Goodes, J Bolton, R O'Keefe, A Buchanan, R Shaw, B Kirk.
Injuries : Geelong - Nil. Sydney - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, S McLaren, J Armstrong.
Crowd - 22,050 at Skilled Stadium.
Brisbane achieved their first win on the road for 2009 when the Lions broke away during the final term to
record a 26-point win over Richmond at the MCG on Saturday.
The Tigers had the better of the opening term to lead by 17 points at the first change, and led by 32 points
midway through the second. But a run of 5 unanswered goals to Brisbane cut the margin to 1 point at
half-time. The third quarter was tight, but successive goals to the Lions gave them the lead before a late
Richmond goal cut the margin to 3 points at the final change. During the quarter, a sickening head clash
between Richmond's Alex Rance and Brisbane's Troy Selwood saw both players crash to the ground.
Selwood recovered immediately, but Rance was severely concussed and was unable to play any further
part in the match.
The game was in the balance, but when the match was there to be won it was the Lions who put their
hands up. A 6 goals to 2 quarter blew the margin out to 26 points. Jonathan Brown scored 4 goals and
Daniel Bradshaw 3, while Luke Power and Simon Black were prominent around the ground. For the
Tigers, although badly beaten, Joel Bowden could hold his head high after accumulating 35 touches.
Brisbane                           1.4        7.5        9.7        15.7 (97)
Richmond                         4.5        7.6       8.10      10.11 (71)
Goals : Brisbane - J Brown 4, D Bradshaw 3, J Brennan 2, M Rischitelli 2, J Adcock, J
Sherman, S Black, S Harding.
Richmond - T Simmonds 3, A Graham, B Cousins, B Deledio, J
Schulz, M White, R Nahas.
Best : Brisbane - J Brown, L Power, S Black, D Bradshaw, J Drummond, J Brennan.
Richmond - J Bowden, A Graham, B Deledio, R Tambling, N Foley, D Jackson.
Injuries : Brisbane - Nil. Richmond - A Rance (cheek bone, concussion), N Brown (groin)
replaced in selected side by S Edwards, A Pattison (hamstring) replaced in selected side by
J Schulz.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - H Kennedy, R Findlay, M Avon.
Crowd - 34,646 at MCG.

A disappointing crowd at Docklands on Saturday night will likely see North Melbourne take a massive
financial loss from their match against Port Adelaide. But the fans that were there would witness a
high-scoring and entertaining match that would go down to the wire.
Aided by accuracy in the goalkicking which enabled them to take full advantage of the opportunities that
were presented, the Kangaroos got a 7 goals to 2 break during the second term to lead by 31 points at
half time. The Power fought back in the third term to cut the deficit to 13 points, but the Kangaroos again
pulled away in the last.
With 5 minutes remaining on the clock and North leading by 30 points, they appeared to be cruising to
victory. But the fatigued Kangaroos had nothing more to give, while Port continued to fight to the end. 4
goals within 3 minutes left the result up for grabs; and the Power continued to press in the final minutes.
But after forcing ball-ups inside Port's attacking 50 zone during the final stages of an epic 37-minute
quarter, the Kangaroos were saved by the bell.
North Melbourne               5.1        12.1        15.3        20.5 (125)
Port Adelaide                    4.1          6.6        12.8       18.12 (120)
Goals : North Melbourne - A Edwards 3, M Campbell 3, B Warren 2, D Hale 2, L Harding 2,
L Thomas 2, A Simpson, A Swallow, D Petrie, E Lower, J Ziebell, M Firrito.
Port Adelaide - W
Tredrea 2, B Ebert, B Lade 2, D Motlop 2, D Rodan 2, T Boad 2, C Cornes, D Brogan, J
Davenport, N Krakouer, T Chaplin.
Best : North Melbourne - A Simpson, A Swallow, D Petrie, M Firrito, L Harding, M Campbell.
Port Adelaide - T Boak, K Cornes, D Cassisi, T Chaplin, C Cornes, D Brogan.
Injuries : North Melbourne - M Campbell (hamstring), B Rawlings (leg) replaced in
selected side by E Lower, G Urquhart (illness) replaced in selected side by S Power.
Port
Adelaide -
K Cornes (shoulder), S Salopek (shoulder).
Reports : North Melbourne - A Simpson for making forceful front-on contact on K Cornes in
the fourth quarter.
Umpires - T Pannell, C Kamolins, S McInerney.
Crowd - 14,342 at Docklands.

Carlton took their home game against Fremantle to the Gold Coast, but would return home without the
points after the Blues were stunned by a resurgent Fremantle side who took their first win east of the
Nullabor this season.
After an even first quarter, the Dockers took the ascendancy in the second term with a 7-goal quarter, to go
to a 13-point lead at the long break. The lead was 15 points at the last change, and when Dean Solomon
snapped truly the lead was out to 21 points. But the Blues came back hard in the final stages, goals to
Fevola and Joseph cutting the margin back to single figures. But the deficit was too much to make up, as
the Dockers steadied with tight defence during the final stages to take out the match.
Fremantle                        3.4        10.5        12.7        13.10 (88)
Carlton                            3.2         8.4         9.10        11.15 (81)
Goals : Fremantle - B Schammer 2, D Mundy 2, R Murphy 2, A Sandilands, B Peake, D
Solomon, L McPharlin, R Hayden, S Hill, S Thornton.
Carlton - J Waite 3, A Joseph, B Fevola,
C Cloke, S Judd, C Yarran, E Betts, M Murphy, R Hadley.
Best : Fremantle - A Sandilands, P Haselby, D Mundy, M Pavlich, B Schammer, G Ibbotson.
Carlton - B Gibbs, M Murphy, J Waite, H Scotland, B Thornton, C Judd.
Injuries : Fremantle - Nil. Carlton - Nil.
Reports : Fremantle - B Schammer for striking M Murphy in the third quarter.
Umpires - S McBurney, J Mollison, M Nicholls.
Crowd - 10,294 at Gold Coast Stadium.

The Western Bulldogs broke a 3-match losing streak when they defeated Adelaide by 32 points at AAMI
Stadium on Sunday.
The premiership quarter was the pivotal one for the fortunes of this game. There was only a point in it at
half time, but the Bulldogs kicked 8 goals to 1 in the third term to convert the lead to a 45-point lead by
three-quarter time; and although the Crows won the last quarter it was too little too late.
For the Bulldogs, Robert Murphy kicked 4 goals and Jason Akermanis 3, while Brownlow Medallist Adam
Cooney picked up 29 possessions. Young gun Taylor Walker kicked 4 for the Crows and Chris Knights
scored 3.
The Bulldogs' return to form sees them climb to third place on the ladder, while the Crows find
themselves falling down the ladder. Surprisingly, the Crows are undefeated away from AAMI Stadium, but
are yet to win a home game.
Western Bulldogs            2.4        5.10        13.15        17.16 (118)
Adelaide                          3.5         5.9          6.12          12.14 (86)
Goals : Bulldogs - R Murphy 4, J Akermanis 3, J Hill 2, N Eagleton 2, A Cooney, B Johnson,
D Giansiracusa, M Hahn, L Gilbee, W Minson.
Adelaide - T Walker 4, C Knights 3, J Porplyzia
2, K Tippett, S Goodwin, T Edwards.
Best : Bulldogs - L Gilbee, N Eagleton, R Murphy, A Cooney, J Harbrow, B Johnson.
Adelaide - T Walker, C Knights, S Thompson, G Johncock, N Van Berlo, J Porplyzia.
Injuries : Bulldogs - R Griffen (corked buttock), S Higgins (groin) replaced in selected side
by S Welsh.
Adelaide - S Goodwin (ankle).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, C Hendrie, M James.
Crowd - 31,472 at AAMI Stadium.

The bottom two sides from last season played off at Subiaco, and it was West Coast who showed the
most hope of lifting themselves off last year's disappointing season when the Eagles took out a narrow
8-point victory against a plucky Melbourne lineup.
West Coast led for much of the day, but the Demons kept chipping away, in several instances scoring
against the run of play, to keep themselves in the contest. Although the Eagles had 30 scoring shots to 17;
Melbourne remained competitive throughout the game, and the Demons had more goals. But, although
the Demons hung in there all day, they were never able to take the lead and the Eagles managed to hang
on to keep the points, taking out their third win of the season while the Demons remain stuck on the
bottom.
West Coast                     2.4        7.7        11.12        12.18 (90)
Melbourne                      1.1        7.3         10.3          13.4 (82)
Goals : West Coast - M LeCras 4, A Hunter 2, A Cockie, A Selwood, B McKinley, C Masten, D
Cox, J McNamara.
Melbourne - B Miller 3, A Maric 2, R Petterd 2, R Robertson 2, C Bartram,
C Bruce, M Bate, N Jones.
Best : West Coast - M LeCras, D Cox, A Selwood, A Embley, S Hurn, S Butler. Melbourne -
C Morton, N Jones, J Grimes, C Bruce, B Moloney, B Miller.
Injuries : West Coast - D Kerr (groin). Melbourne - J Rivers (ankle ligaments).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - J Schmitt, J Dalgleish, D Margetts.
Crowd - 35,209 at Subiaco Oval.

Docklands was the venue for a rare Monday night fixture, and St Kilda were far too good for Collingwood,
cruising all the way en route to a comfortable 88-point win.
Tarkyn Lockyer scored the opening goal of the match, but it would be the only highlight for the Magpies
during a dismal first half. The Saints got a quick reply when Adam Schneider on the run banged a goal
through, and when Stephen Milne weighed a grubber to perfection the Saints were well on their way. In the
second quarter, the height of Nick Riewoldt provided plenty of marking power, the tall number 12 kicking 3
for the quarter to see the Saints race to a 49-point lead at the long break.
From there it was all one-way traffic, the Saints finding Collingwood's resistance minimal; and the final
margin was 88 points. It was enough to see the Saints' percentage back over 200 for the season, a sign
of their dominant opening to their 2009 campaign. Adam Schneider and Nick Riewoldt kicked 5 for the
Saints, while Leigh Montagna and Nick Dal Santo dominated around the ground with 38 possessions
apiece.
St Kilda                         3.3        9.7        15.8        20.8 (128)
Collingwood                 1.4        1.6          3.7         5.10 (40)
Goals : St Kilda - A Schneider 5, N Riewoldt 5, S Milne 4, A McQualter 2, B Goddard, C
Jones, J Gram, J Koschitzke.
Collingwood - S Wellingham 2, A Rocca, S Pendlebury, T
Lockyer.
Best : St Kilda - L Hayes, N Riewoldt, N Dal Santo, L Montagna, B Goddard, S Gilbert.
Collingwood - S Pendlebury, H Shaw, S O'Bree, N Maxwell, S Sidebottom, S Wellingham.
Injuries : St Kilda - R Eddy (omitted) replaced in selected side by B McEvoy. Collingwood -
J Fraser (knee), D Swan (knee), L Davis (illness) replaced in selected side by S Sidebottom,
P Medhurst (ankle) replaced in selected side by D Stanley.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Ryan, S Meredith, B Rosebury.
Crowd - 46,880 at Docklands.
HARBOURSPORT  
AFL
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
7
7
0
0
797
378
28
208.2
W7
Geelong
7
7
0
0
825
535
28
154.2
W7
Western Bulldogs
7
4
0
3
714
661
16
108.0
W1
Port Adelaide
7
4
0
3
705
672
16
104.9
L1
Essendon
7
4
0
3
625
630
16
99.2
W1
Brisbane
7
4
0
3
609
627
16
97.1
W1
Carlton
7
3
0
4
764
651
12
117.4
L2
Collingwood
7
3
0
4
643
645
12
99.7
L1
Hawthorn
7
3
0
4
668
712
12
93.8
L1
Sydney
7
3
0
4
618
664
12
93.1
L1
West Coast
7
3
0
4
611
657
12
93.0
W1
Adelaide
7
3
0
4
565
658
12
85.9
L2
North Melbourne
7
3
0
4
562
668
12
84.1
W1
Fremantle
7
3
0
4
569
736
12
77.3
W3
Richmond
7
1
0
6
547
714
4
76.6
L3
Melbourne
7
1
0
6
505
709
4
71.2
L3
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