HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
Fremantle v Hawthorn - S Mitchell (Haw) 5, M Pavlich (Freo) 4, B Sewell (Haw) 4, B Schammer (Freo) 3, B McGlynn (Haw) 2, P Duffield
(Freo) 1, C Bateman (Haw) 1.
Melbourne v Western Bulldogs - M Boyd (WBul) 4, B McLean (Melb) 4, J Akermanis (WBul) 3, C Morton (Melb) 3, L Gilbee (WBul) 2, B
Moloney (Melb) 2, D Giansiracusa (WBul) 1, P Johnson (Melb) 1.
Geelong v North Melbourne - J Bartel (Geel) 6, J Kelly (Geel) 4, H McIntosh (NthM) 3, S Johnson (Geel) 3, M Scarlett (Geel) 2, J Gibson
(NthM) 1, J Selwood (Geel) 1.
Brisbane v Adelaide - J Sherman (Bris) 5, D Mackay (Adel) 4, T Johnstone (Bris) 4, S Black (Bris) 3, T Edwards (Adel) 2, B Vince (Adel)
1, D Bradshaw (Bris) 1.
Sydney v West Coast - J Bolton (Syd) 4, D Cox (WCE) 4, R O'Keefe (Syd) 3, Q Lynch (WCE) 3, R Shaw (Syd) 2, J Kennedy (WCE) 2, A
Goodes (Syd) 1, A Embley (WCE) 1.
Port Adelaide v Richmond - W Tredrea (Port) 4, S Tuck (Rich) 4, T Boak (Port) 3, M Coughlan (Rich) 3, D Pearce (Port) 2, D Jackson
(Rich) 2, D Cassisi (Port) 1, B Deledio (Rich) 1.
Collingwood v Carlton - K Simpson (Carl) 5, C Judd (Carl) 4, D Swan (Coll) 3, B Gibbs (Carl) 3, S Pendlebury (Coll) 2, M Murphy (Carl)
2, M Robinson (Carl) 1.
St Kilda v Essendon - L Hayes (St K) 5, J Watson (Ess) 4, R Dyson (Ess) 3, L Montagna (St K) 3, C Dempsey (Ess) 2, B Goddard (St K)
2, N Riewoldt (St K) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
27 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
27 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
27 - Warren Tredrea (Port)
26 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
25 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
25 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
24 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
23 - Eddie Betts (Carl)
22 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
20 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
20 - Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
18 - Daniel Motlop (Port)
ROUND 9 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (49/64 to date)

Friday 22nd May
Geelong v Western Bulldogs (7:40pm, Docklands)
Saturday 23rd May
North Melbourne v Fremantle (2:10pm, Docklands)
Adelaide v
Carlton (3:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
West Coast v Collingwood (7:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
Richmond v
Essendon (7:40pm, MCG)
Sunday 24th May
Sydney v Port Adelaide (1:10pm, SCG)
St Kilda v Brisbane (2:10pm, Docklands)
Hawthorn v Melbourne (4:40pm, MCG)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
James Bartel (Geel) - 24
Dean Cox (WCE) - 24
Leigh Montagna (St K) - 22
Nick Riewoldt (St K) - 21
Nick Dal Santo (St K) - 21
Brett Stanton (Ess) - 20
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 19
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 19
Dane Swan (Coll) - 18
Steven Johnson (Geel) - 17
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 17
Adam Simpson (NthM) - 17
Gary Ablett (Geel) - 17
Hawthorn's title defence finally gained some sort of momentum when the Hawks overcame Fremantle by 22
points at Subiaco on Friday night.
The game was evenly poised early, and Hawthorn led by 6 points at the first change. But the Hawks took control
of the game in the latter period of the second term. It took 13 minutes for either side to produce a goal, and
when Ryan Murphy marked strongly 30 metres out and converted scores were level. But that was to be the only
Fremantle goal of the quarter, as the Hawks began to hit their straps, scoring five unanswered goals before
half-time. Mark Williams flew into action with two quick goals; and then during time-on, Lance Franklin, who had
been well held until then, shook off the Fremantle defensive effort to score two quick goals and extend the
margin to 30 points at the long break.
The Dockers tried hard to work their way back into the contest during the third term. But, although they won the
quarter, poor finishing and a Hawthorn defence that had tightened considerably, was to deny them any realistic
hopes of getting back into the contest. Playing catch-up football would take its toll, with the Hawks managing to
score enough goals against the run of play to deny Fremantle any hopes of a comeback.
Lance Franklin would score 4 goals for the Hawks, while Sam Mitchell accumulated 34 possessions. For the
Dockers, Matthew Pavlich picked up 30 possessions while ruckman Aaron Sandilands picked up an amazing
41 hit-outs to dominate the ruck contests.
Hawthorn                        3.2        8.4        11.6        13.9 (87)
Fremantle                        2.2        3.4         7.8         9.11 (65)
Goals : Hawthorn - L Franklin 4, C Rioli 2, M Williams 2, C Bateman, G Moss, J Roughead, M
Osborne, S Dew.
Fremantle - A Sandilands 2, R Murphy 2, L McPharlin, M Johnson, M Pavlich, P
Duffield, S Thornton.
Best : Hawthorn - S Mitchell, B Sewell, B McGlynn, C Bateman, G Birchall, J Lewis. Fremantle - M
Pavlich, B Schammer, P Duffield, A Sandilands, D Solomon, P Haselby.
Injuries : Hawthorn - Nil. Fremantle - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Hendrie, M Stevic, S McLaren.
Crowd - 39,135 at Subiaco Oval.

Melbourne were outsiders before their match against the Western Bulldogs at the MCG on Saturday, but the
underdogs gave the favourites a hard time. In the end the Bulldogs took the match by a narrow 7 points, but the
Demons showed a determination and resolve that caught the highly-fancied Bulldogs by surprise.
The Demons came racing out of the blocks, and despite a late flurry by the Bulldogs led by 11 points at quarter
time. The second quarter was a high-scoring shootout, with the Bulldogs kicking 6 goals to the Demons' 5 to
cut the margin to 3 points at half time. The Bulldogs hit the front during the third term, and when Lindsay Gilbee
kicked the first goal of the final quarter the lead was out to 18 points. The Demons refused to concede, and
Matthew Bate chipped in with a quick reply. But although Melbourne continued to press hard all the way, the
Bulldogs had enough in reserve to hold out the Demon challenge and take the points.
Western Bulldogs              3.3        9.6        12.10        15.14 (104)
Melbourne                         5.2       10.3        11.4           15.7 (97)
Goals : Bulldogs - J Akermanis 4, S Welsh 3, L Gilbee 2, A Cooney, B Johnson, D Addison, M
Boyd, M Hahn, R Murphy.
Melbourne - M Bate 4, R Robertson 3, A Maric 2, A Davey, B McLean, C
Sylvia, N Jones, R Petterd, S Valenti.
Best : Bulldogs - M Boyd, J Akermanis, L Gilbee, D Giansiracusa, S Welsh, A Cooney. Melbourne
-
B McLean, C Morton, B Moloney, P Johnson, A Davey, C Sylvia.
Injuries : Bulldogs - R Murphy (hamstring), R Hargrave (thigh) replaced in selected side by D
Addison.
Melbourne - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Hay, M Nicholls, S McInerney.
Crowd - 28,279 at MCG.
Geelong haven't won at Skilled Stadium since 2007, and haven't lost any games so far this season, and
that record was to be maintained when the Cats were untroubled in a comfortable 70-point win over a
disappointing North Melbourne.
The Kangaroos won the toss and kicked with the wind in the first term, but failed to take any advantage of
the wind. Instead, it was the Cats who played strong possession football, denying the Kangaroos any use
of the ball and kicking 5 goals to 1 into the wind. With the change of ends after the first break, the Cats
opened the floodgates in the second term, kicking 7 goals to 2 to blow the margin out to 56 points by half
time.
With the game safely in their keeping, Geelong eased some of the pressure in the second half; but still
won both remaining quarters while locking the hapless Kangaroos out of the contest. The Cats remain
undefeated and full of confidence, while the Kangaroos remain stranded on 3 wins, with a poor
percentage and at risk of falling out of reach of the top 8.
Geelong                           5.3        12.5        15.9        18.11 (119)
North Melbourne             1.2          3.3          6.6            7.7 (49)
Goals : Geelong - J Bartel 3, S Byrnes 3, A Mackie 2, C Mooney 2, M Stokes 2, T Varcoe 2, C
Ling, D Wojcinski, M Rooke, T Hawkins.
North Melbourne - D Hale 2, H McIntosh 2, A
Swallow, L Thomas, S Wright.
Best : Geelong - J Bartel, J Kelly, S Johnson, M Scarlett, J Selwood, J Corey. North
Melbourne -
H McIntosh, J Gibson, B Ross, L Thomas, D Petrie, T Goldstein.
Injuries : Geelong - D Milburn (ankle), P Chapman (back) replaced in selected side by T
Longeran.
North Melbourne - B Rawlings (calf) replaced in selected side by M Riggio, D
Wells (hip) replaced in selected side by N Grima.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - J Schmitt, H Kennedy, J Mollison.
Crowd - 20,873 at Skilled Stadium.

Adelaide made the early front-running in their match against Brisbane at the Gabba, but the Lions lifted
their intensity as the game wore on, taking the lead during the third quarter on their way to a 36-point
victory that sees the Lions consolidate their position in the top 8.
It was especially a night to remember for Lions forward Daniel Bradshaw, who overtook Alistair Lynch's
club record to become Brisbane's all-time highest goalkicker. Bradshaw's 5-goal haul included 3 in a
devastating third-quarter burst, when the Lions came from 10 points down at the long break to lead by 22
points by the last change.
Daniel Bradshaw scored 5 for the Lions, while Albert Proud and Justin Sherman scored 3. Sherman was
dominant around the ground with 35 possessions, while Travis Johnstone touched the ball 34 times. For
the Crows, Tyson Edwards had 32 possessions and David Mackay 30.
Brisbane                          3.4        6.4        13.7        18.11 (119)
Adelaide                          5.5        7.8          9.9         12.11 (83)
Goals : Brisbane - D Bradshaw 5, A Proud 3, J Sherman 3, J Brown 2, J Polkinghorne 2, D
Rich, M Clark, S Black.
Adelaide - C Knights 2, J Porplyzia 2, T Walker 2, B Moran, B Reilly, D
Mackay, K Tippett, P Dangerfield, T Edwards.
Best : Brisbane - J Sherman, T Johnstone, S Black, D Bradshaw, M Clark, D Rich. Adelaide -
D Mackay, T Edwards, B Vince, J Porplyzia, S Goodwin, M Doughty.
Injuries : Brisbane - D Merrett (ankle), J Patfull (broken jaw). Adelaide - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, H Ryan, J Armstrong.
Crowd - 27,767 at Gabba.

Sydney and West Coast have had an amazing record for close matches in recent years, and Saturday
night at Homebush was to be another installment of the decade's hottest on-field rivalry.
The Swans for most of the night, but were unable to shake off the determined Eagles. In both the first and
second quarters the Swans ran out to 3-goal leads but the Eagles pegged the margin back to within a kick
by the end of the quarter. The third quarter was a high-scoring shootout, but Sydney gained the upper
hand with 7 goals to 5 to lead by 19 points at the last change.
But the Eagles weren't done yet, and came fighting back hard in the last term. Kicking 4 of the first 5 goals
of the quarter, West Coast hit the front when Scott Selwood on the run snapped truly. The clock continued
to run as the ball moved from end to end. But at the 24 minute mark, Kieran Jack became the hero for the
Swans, gathering the ball 40 metres from goal and snapping truly to restore the lead for Sydney.
Sydney took out the match by 5 points, moving a game clear of West Coast on the ladder and keeping
their undefeated home record for 2009 intact. Barry Hill kicked 5 for the Swans, while Ben McKinley
contributed 4 for the Eagles.
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Sydney                            5.2        7.4        14.7        16.10 (106)
West Coast                      4.2        6.6        11.6        15.11 (101)
Goals : Sydney - B Hall 5, A Goodes 3, J Bolton 2, D Jolly, J Moore, K Jack, L Ablett, M
Mattner, M O'Loughlin.
West Coast - B McKinley 4, J Kennedy 3, J Cox 2, Q Lynch 2, A
Cockie, B Jones, J McNamara, S Selwood.
Best : Sydney - J Bolton, R O'Keefe, R Shaw, A Goodes, D Jolly, J McVeigh. West Coast - D
Cox, Q Lynch, J Kennedy, A Embley, S Butler, B McKinley.
Injuries : Sydney - L Roberts-Thompson (buttock). West Coast - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, T Keating, M Avon.
Crowd - 33,079 at ANZ Stadium.

Port Adelaide maintained their grip on a top-4 position, but had to do it the hard way with a hard-fought
3-point thriller against a desperately unlucky Richmond at AAMI Stadium.
The Power led by 18 points at half time, but the Tigers came out fighting in the third term, a 7 goals to 3
run wiping out the deficit and giving the Tigers a 5-point advantage at the last change. Richmond
continued to lead for much of the last quarter, and went to a 9-point advantage with just 2 minutes
remaining on the clock. But as they did against North Melbourne last week, the Power came storming
home in the final moments; Daniel Motlop putting through a spectacular goal before Warren Tredrea
marked and converted his 7th goal with just seconds left on the clock.
Warren Tredrea had been the star, and it was fitting that he could kick the match-winner for Port, in a
season that has marked a welcome return to form for the former captain. The Power remain among the
top contenders, but defeat was a bitter pill to swallow for Richmond, who remain with just a solitary win for
the season and their finals hopes are already fast slipping away.
Port Adelaide                  5.4        7.8        10.13        14.18 (102)
Richmond                       4.1        5.2          12.5          15.9 (99)
Goals : Port Adelaide - W Tredrea 7, B Ebert, C Cornes, D Cassisi, D Motlop, D Pearce, R
Gray, T Boak.
Richmond - R Nahas 5, M Morton 2, N Brown 2, A Collins, K Pettifer, N Foley,
R Tambling, T Cotchin, T Simmonds.
Best : Port Adelaide - W Tredrea, T Boak, D Pearce, D Cassisi, B Ebert, P Burgoyne.
Richmond - S Tuck, M Coghlan, D Jackson, B Deledio, B Cousins, R Tambling.
Injuries : Port Adelaide - K Cornes (virus). Richmond - B Cousins (broken hand).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - T Keating, S Meredith, M Avon.
Crowd - 22,034 at AAMI Stadium.

A massive crowd of 82,834 was on hand at the MCG on Sunday afternoon for the traditional Collingwood v
Carlton blockbuster; and in a crunch game the Blues had all the answers, taking out a comfortable
51-point victory.
The Blues had the better of the start, kicking 5 unanswered goals in the first term, and by half time had
extended the lead to 33 points. The Magpies came out firing after the long break, kicking the first two goals
to kindle hopes of a comeback, but the Blues steadied and with the final 4 goals of the quarter erased any
doubt that this was to be their day.
Brendan Fevola was kept quiet and goal-less, but Eddie Betts stood up and scored 4 goals for the Blues.
Chris Judd was a dominant force in midfield with 32 possessions, while Kade Simpson managed 29
touches. In a disappointing day for Collingwood, Scott Pendlebury and Dane Swan fought it out all the way,
accumulated 30 possessions apiece.
Carlton                             5.1        7.3        11.6        16.8 (104)
Collingwood                     0.4        1.7          3.9         7.11 (53)
Goals : Carlton - E Betts 4, J Waite 3, M Murphy 2, C Judd, C Yarran, M Austin, M Kreuzer,
M Robinson, N Stevens, S Hampson.
Collingwood - J Anthony 2, T Lockyer 2, B Reid, D
Beams, L Davis.
Best : Carlton - K Simpson, C Judd, B Gibbs, M Murphy, M Robinson, J Waite. Collingwood -
D Swan, S Pendlebury, N Maxwell, T Lockyer, H Shaw, L Davis.
Injuries : Carlton - S Wiggins (hamstring tightness) replaced in selected side by S Browne.
Collingwood - P Medhurst (ankle) replaced in selected side by A Toovey.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Ryan, S Grun, M James.
Crowd - 82,834 at MCG.

A blistering first quarter was enough to ensure St Kilda maintained their unbeaten status and top spot on
the table; but for the remaining three quarters the Saints had to hang on against a determined Essendon
side that gave the Saints some anxious moments.
Everything seemed to be going to script when the Saints dominated the first quarter, 11 scoring shots to 3
a reflection of the one-sided nature of play during that term. It was looking like a blowout at quarter time,
but the Bombers came back hard in the remainder of the match, winning each of the last 3 quarters.
The Bombers tried hard, but a combination of some missed shots under pressure and the ferocious,
miserly defence of the Saints gave the Bombers no hope of snatching the game back. They continued
their comeback attempt until the end of the match, giving St Kilda their closest contest of the year so far
and forcing the Saints' percentage below 200. But the efforts of playing catch-up football took their toll, with
the Saints scoring enough goals under pressure, sometimes against the run of play, to maintain the
buffer and ensure there would be no miracle Bomber comeback.
St Kilda                            6.5        8.8        11.11        13.12 (90)
Essendon                         2.1        5.1          8.6          10.11 (71)
Goals : St Kilda - J Koschitzke 4, N Riewoldt 3, A McQualter, J Geary, J Gram, L Ball, L
Hayes, S Milne.
Essendon - J Neagle 3, M Lloyd 3, C Dempsey, D Myers, H Slattery, J
Winderlich.
Best : St Kilda - L Hayes, L Montagna, B Goddard, N Riewoldt, A Schneider, S Gilbert.
Essendon - J Watson, R Dyson, C Dempsey, A McPhee, A Lovett, J Winderlich.
Injuries : St Kilda - Nil. Essendon - Nil.
Reports : Essendon - A Davey for rough conduct against N Dal Santo in the second quarter.
Umpires - T Pannell, S McBurney, R Chamberlain.
Crowd - 45,594 at Docklands.
HARBOURSPORT  
AFL
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
8
8
0
0
877
449
32
195.3
W8
Geelong
8
8
0
0
944
584
32
161.6
W8
Western Bulldogs
8
5
0
3
818
758
20
107.9
W2
Port Adelaide
8
5
0
3
807
771
20
104.7
W1
Brisbane
8
5
0
3
728
710
20
102.5
W2
Carlton
8
4
0
4
868
704
16
123.3
W1
Hawthorn
8
4
0
4
755
777
16
97.2
W1
Essendon
8
4
0
4
696
720
16
96.7
L1
Sydney
8
4
0
4
724
765
16
94.6
W1
West Coast
8
3
0
5
712
763
12
93.3
L1
Collingwood
8
3
0
5
696
749
12
92.9
L2
Adelaide
8
3
0
5
648
777
12
83.4
L3
North Melbourne
8
3
0
5
611
787
12
77.6
L1
Fremantle
8
3
0
5
634
823
12
77.0
L1
Richmond
8
1
0
7
646
816
4
79.2
L4
Melbourne
8
1
0
7
602
813
4
74.0
L4
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