Collingwood's relentless push towards the finals continued on Friday night, as the Magpies extended their
winning streak to 6 with a comfortable 35-point win over Essendon in front of a blockbuster crowd of 77,699 at
the MCG. Anzac Day had seen a dramatic last-minute win for the Bombers, but there were to be no repeat of the
Essendon heroics this time, only a clinical, polished performance by the Magpies that Essendon were unable
to counter.
An even opening term saw the Bombers lead by 3 points at the first change; but the Magpies took control in the
second quarter, their 7 goals to 1 burst giving them a 34-point lead at the long break; and although the
Bombers would work hard in the second half they were unable to make any reduction in the deficit.
Travis Cloke was in form with 4 goals for the Magpies; while around the ground they were well served by 36
possessions from Alan Didak and 30 from Dane Swan. Scott Lucas was Essendon's top goalkicker with 3
goals while Adam McPhee and Brett Prismall were their top ballwinners.
Collingwood                        2.3        9.6        12.10        15.12 (102)
Essendon                            2.6        3.8          6.10          9.13 (67)
Goals : Collingwood - T Cloke 4, D Beams 2, D Thomas 2, B Dick, D Swan, J Anthony, J Fraser, L
Davis, P Medhurst, T Lockyer.
Essendon - S Lucas 3, M Lloyd 2, A Davey, A Lovett, A Monfries, K
Riemers.
Best : Collingwood - J Fraser, T Cloke, A Didak, D Beams, D Swan, N Maxwell. Essendon - B
Prismall, S Lucas, J Winderlich, A Lovett, B Stanton, A McPhee.
Injuries : Collingwood - Nil. Essendon - A Monfries (hamstring).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - H Kennedy, S Ryan, S Meredith.
Crowd - 77,699 at MCG.

In a season of few highlights, Melbourne captured a rare moment when things ran their way to defeat West
Coast by 20 points at the MCG to record their second victory of the season.
The Eagles came out strongly and dominated possession in the early stages, but their inaccurate finishing
prevented them from building any worthshile lead. And when the Demons got on a roll late in the quarter, they
were able to take a 7-point lead into the quarter time break. By half time, even though the Eagles had more
scoring shots, the Demons held an 18-point lead.
With a sniff of victory, Melbourne weren't letting go. By the last change the lead was out to 24 points, with the
Demons then defending steadily to prevent any hope of an Eagle last quarter revival.
Melbourne                          6.1        11.2        16.6        17.10 (112)
West Coast                         4.6         7.8        11.12        13.14 (92)
Goals : Melbourne - R Robertson 4, B Green 2, L Jurrah 2, M Bate 2, R Petterd 2, A Davey, C
Sylvia, M Jamar, N Jones, S Martin.
West Coast - J Kennedy 4, M LeCras 3, A Selwood 2, C
Masten, D Wirrpanda, M Spangler, S Butler.
Best : Melbourne - J Grimes, B McLean, B Moloney, B Green, C Bruce, M Bate. West Coast - Q
Lynch, A Embley, J Kennedy, S Hurn, M LeCras, D Glass.
Injuries : Melbourne - Nil. West Coast - B Jones (hamstring), E McKenzie replaced in selected
side by A Cockie.
Reports : Melbourne - A Davey for striking C Masten in the first quarter, R Petterd for abusive
language in the first quarter.
Umpires - C Donlon, J Mollison, M Nicholls.
Crowd - 23,149 at MCG.
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Port Adelaide's season had been threatening to unravel after indifferent form in recent weeks, but the
Power made a key step to getting their season back on track with a 48-point win over Brisbane at AAMI
Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
After an even first quarter, the game fluctuated through the remainder of the day. The Power opened up the
game with an 8 goals to 4 second quarter to lead by 22 points at the long break. But the Lions came back
hard in the third quarter and by three quarter-time the lead was back to 7 points. But when the game
looked to be in the balance, the home side pulled away in the last quarter, while the Lions were unable to
keep up and unable to manage a goal.
It was an opportunity lost for Brisbane to challenge for a top 4 position. But for Port, it gave some hopes
that their recent disappointments would be put behind them and that the campaign to return to finals
action in 2009 was getting back on track.
Port Adelaide                   2.2        10.3        13.6        19.14 (128)
Brisbane                          2.4          6.7       11.11        11.14 (80)
Goals : Port Adelaide - B Ebert 4, K Westhoff 3, R Gray 3, W Tredrea 2, B Lade, D Brogan,
D Pearce, K Cornes, N Krakouer, S Salopek, T Logan.
Brisbane - A Proud 2, D Bradshaw 2,
J Brown 2, D Rich, J Sherman, R Hooper, S Black, T Johnstone.
Best : Port Adelaide - T Chaplin, B Ebert, D Pearce, N Krakouer, S Salopek, R Gray.
Brisbane - J Adcock, M Clark, J Sherman, A McGrath, L Power, T Johnstone.
Injuries : Port Adelaide - Nil. Brisbane - D Rich (head knock).
Reports : Port Adelaide - T Chaplin for charging D Rich in the third quarter. Brisbane - J
Brennan for misconduct on J Carr in the fourth quarter.
Umpires - S McLaren, C Kamolins, D Margetts.
Crowd - 20,293 at AAMI Stadium.

Gold Coast Stadium hosted its last match before the upcoming redevelopment which will turn it to a
25,000 seat stadium in time for Gold Coast's admission to the AFL in 2011. In this match, Adelaide kept
themselves within reach of the top 4 with a comfortable win over Richmond; although a late charge by the
Tigers saw the final margin reduced to just 17 points.
With Ivan Maric dominating the ruck, and Graham Johncock and Bernie Vince both accumulating more
than 30 touches, the Crows dominated most of the match. By half time the lead was 27 points, and after
going on with the job in the third quarter the lead had been extended to 40 points at the last change. The
fadeout by the Crows could prove to be costly in the final analysis if finals positions come down to
percentages; but Richmond were too far behind to challenge for the game.
Kurt Tippett, a Gold Coast junior, kicked 5 goals for the Crows? Will he return in 2011 and call the ground
home when it re-opens? Time will tell.
Adelaide                         5.3        9.6        14.9        15.12 (102)
Richmond                       2.1        5.3         8.5           13.7 (85)
Goals : Adelaide - K Tippett 5, C Knights 2, D Mackay 2, S Stevens 2, A McLeod, J Porplyzia,
R Douglas, S Thompson.
Richmond - R Nahas 4, D Jackson 2, M Morton 2, A Graham, B
Deledio.
Best : Adelaide - S Thompson, G Johncock, T Edwards, B Vince, N Bock, S Stevens.
Richmond - S Tuck, R Tambling, D Jackson, B Deledio, R Nahas, B Cousins.
Injuries : Adelaide - Nil. Richmond - N Foley (calf).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Wenn, T Pannell, D Sully.
Crowd - 11,174 at Gold Coast Stadium.

Rarely has a defending premier been so comprehensively outplayed as was the fate of Hawthorn at
Docklands on Saturday night when the Hawks were flogged by 88 points by a red-hot Western Bulldogs
team. The Bulldogs got off to a flying start to lead by 58 points at the first change, with the Hawks unable to
manage a goal until midway through the third term.
By then the lead was close to 100 points, and despite the Hawks winning the third quarter it was too late
to prevent the night from being anything other than an embarrassment for the defending champions.
But the Bulldogs could do no wrong, putting in a dominant display; and although the talk around the
competition is of runaway leaders St Kilda and Geelong, the Bulldogs are well placed to take advantage if
either of the top fancies falls over when the business end of the season comes around.
Matthew Boyd, Ryan Hargrave, Adam Cooney and Ryan Griffen all racked up over 30 touches, while
veteran Brad Johnson was taking marks at will.
Western Bulldogs          9.6        13.10        15.14        19.19 (133)
Hawthorn                      0.2          0.4            4.6              6.9 (45)
Goals : Bulldogs - B Johnson 3, S Higgins 3, S Welsh 3, J Akermanis 2, J Hil 2, M Boyd 2, L
Gilbee, M Hahn, R Griffen, W Minson.
Hawthorn - J Lewis 3, J Roughead 2, R Ladson.
Best : Bulldogs - B Johnson, M Boyd, R Griffen, J Akermanis, S Higgins, R Hargrave.
Hawthorn - J Lewis, L Hodge, B Sewell, B Dowler, C Brown, X Ellis.
Injuries : Bulldogs - S Reid (groin soreness). Hawthorn - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, S McBurney, S Grun.
Crowd - 36,827 at Docklands.

Sydney snapped their 4-match losing streak and kept their finals hopes alive when the Swans recorded a
15-point win over North Melbourne at the SCG. It wasn't by any means a convincing display by the Swans,
who struggled to shake off the defensive efforts of their lowly opponents.
The Kangaroos after a strong second term led by 5 points at the long break, and although the Swans took
the lead during the third term there were only 7 points in it at the last change. In the end the Swans fell
over the line and grabbed the vital 4 points, but with key forward Barry Hall serving a suspension were
without some key firepower in front of goal.
But despite struggling in front of goals, the midfield was creating enough opportunities that the Swans
were able to manage some scoring. Premiership players Brett Kirk and Ryan O'Keefe, with 37 touches
apiece, were in magnificent form, while Darren Jolly was again dominant in the ruck with a staggering 36
hitouts.
Sydney                         3.4        7.6        11.7        15.10 (100)
North Melbourne          3.3        8.5        10.6          13.7 (85)
Goals : Sydney - A Goodes 2, C Bird 2, E Barlow 2, J Bolton 2, M O'Loughlin 2, L Roberts-
Thompson, P Veszpremi, R O'Keefe, R Shaw, T Richards.
North Melbourne - C Jones 3, A
Swallow 2, L Hansen 2, L Harding 2, M Firrito 2, B Ross, D Harris.
Best : Sydney - R O'Keefe, B Kirk, D Jolly, J McVeigh, R Shaw, C Bird. North Melbourne - J
Gibson, A Simpson, A Swallow, M Firrito, S Thompson, B Rawlings.
Injuries : Sydney - J McVeigh (hamstring). North Melbourne - B Harvey (toe).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - J Schmitt, H Ryan, M James.
Crowd - 21,929 at SCG.

The much-anticipated clash of the undefeated teams saw St Kilda take on Geelong in front of a capacity
crowd at Docklands. And the match was to live up to the hype, being an epic contest that would go down to
the wire and be decided in the final minute of the game.
The Saints got off to a flying start, kicking 5 unanswered goals in the opening 15 minutes of the match. But
the Cats then began to peg back the Saints' advantage, and took the lead moments before the half time
break. The Saints quickly restored the lead in the third term, a low scoring affair in which only 2 goals were
kicked.
The last quarter was a classic, as the Cats again pegged back the lead, and it was goal for goal. As the
clock ticked deeper into time on, and scores were level, it appeared the draw was a distinct possibility.
But cometh the hour, cometh the man. Michael Gardiner, previously sacked by West Coast and struggling
for the past couple of years to establish himself as a regular senior player for St Kilda, marked over the
pack and went back to kick his 4th goal, the biggest of his career. The goal gave St Kilda the win, and
finally the Cats had tasted defeat. But the Saints' unbeaten run remains intact.
St Kilda                         5.3        8.4        10.5        14.7 (91)
Geelong                        2.2        8.5          8.7        13.7 (85)
Goals : St Kilda - M Gardiner 4, N Riewoldt 3, J Koschitzke 2, A McQualter, A Schneider, D
Jones, S Fisher, S Milne.
Geelong - C Mooney 2, D Milburn 2, G Ablett 2, A Mackie, J Corey, J
Selwood, M Rooke, M Stokes, P Chapman, T Varcoe.
Best : St Kilda - L Hayes, S Gilbert, L Montagna, J Blake, M Gardiner, C Jones. Geelong - P
Chapman, J Bartel, G Ablett, J Selwood, J Corey, A Mackie.
Injuries : St Kilda - Nil. Geelong - H Taylor (concussion), S Johnson (hip) replaced in
selected side by S Hogan.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, R Chamberlain, B Rosebury.
Crowd - 54,444 at Docklands.

Hopes were high of an upset early in Fremantle's clash against Carlton at Subiaco Oval. The Dockers
jumped the Blues at the start to lead by 28 points at quarter time, playing inspired football and confidence
was growing.
The Blues came back in the second term, and the deficit was back to 11 points at the long break. But the
Dockers again took the initiative in the third term, while the Blues squandered a few golden chances to get
back into the contest. At the last change, the lead was 18 points to Fremantle and it appeared an upset
was in the offing.
But it wasn't to be, as the Blues stepped up in the last term and the Dockers had no answers. 7 goals to 2
saw the Blues take the lead, and Fremantle had no higher gear they were able to lift to. Chris Judd, back
at his former happy hunting ground of Subiaco, was still dominant there with 35 possessions, while
Andrew Carrazzo and Bryce Gibbs both racked up 33. It was a disappointing fadeout in the last quarter for
Fremantle, but Greg Broughton with 31 possessions continued his development while Antoni Grover was
a tower of strength in the backline with 16 defensive marks.
Carlton                         1.4        7.8        9.14        16.19 (115)
Fremantle                     6.2        9.7        13.8        15.10 (100)
Goals : Carlton - S O'hAilpin 4, B Fevola 3, A Carrazzo 2, B Gibbs 2, C Johnson, J Garlett, J
Russell, M Kreuzer, S Grigg.
Fremantle - H Ballantyne 3, L McPharlin 3, A Sandilands, B
Schammer, D Headland, D Mundy, K Bradley, M De Boer, N Suban, S Hill, S Thornton.
Best : Carlton - B Gibbs, C Judd, A Carrazzo, J Russell, M Murphy, C Johnson. Fremantle -
A Grover, G Broughton, B Schammer, P Haselby, L McPharlin, D Mundy.
Injuries : Carlton - Nil. Fremantle - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Jeffery, R Findlay, M Avon.
Crowd - 34,720 at Subiaco Oval.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
14
14
0
0
1,447
849
56
170.4
W14
Geelong
14
13
0
1
1,594
1,099
52
145.0
L1
Western Bulldogs
14
10
0
4
1,584
1,215
40
130.4
W5
Collingwood
14
9
0
5
1,384
1,169
36
118.4
W6
Adelaide
14
9
0
5
1,243
1,208
36
102.9
W6
Brisbane
14
8
0
6
1,298
1,235
32
105.1
L1
Carlton
14
7
0
7
1,428
1,324
28
107.8
W1
Essendon
14
7
0
7
1,339
1,321
28
101.4
L1
Port Adelaide
14
7
0
7
1,305
1,417
28
92.1
W1
Sydney
14
6
0
8
1,234
1,295
24
95.3
W1
Hawthorn
14
6
0
8
1,217
1,383
24
88.0
L3
West Coast
14
4
0
10
1,201
1,352
16
88.8
L1
North Melbourne
14
4
0
10
1,042
1,350
16
77.2
L5
Richmond
14
3
0
11
1,148
1,481
12
77.5
L2
Fremantle
14
3
0
11
1,161
1,508
12
77.0
L7
Melbourne
14
2
0
12
1,051
1,470
8
71.5
W1
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
Collingwood v Essendon - J Fraser (Coll) 5, B Prismall (Ess) 4, T Cloke (Coll) 4, A Didak (Coll) 3, S Lucas (Ess) 2, J Winderlich (Ess) 1, D
Beams (Coll) 1.
Melbourne v West Coast - J Grimes (Melb) 5, Q Lynch (WCE) 4, A Embley (WCE) 3, M McLean (Melb) 3, J Kennedy (WCE) 2, B Moloney
(Melb) 2, B Green (Melb) 1.
Port Adelaide v Richmond - T Chaplin (Port) 5, B Ebert (Port) 4, J Adcock (Bris) 3, D Pearce (Port) 3, M Clark (Bris) 2, N Krakouer (Port) 2, J
Sherman (Bris) 1.
Richmond v Adelaide - S Thompson (Adel) 5, S Tuck (Rich) 4, R Tambling (Rich) 3, G Johncock (Adel) 3, D Jackson (Rich) 2, T Edwards
(Adel) 2, B Vince (Adel) 1.
Western Bulldogs v Hawthorn - B Johnson (WBul) 6, M Boyd (WBul) 5, R Griffen (WBul) 4, J Lewis (Haw) 2, J Akermanis (WBul) 2, S
Higgins (WBul) 1.
Sydney v North Melbourne - R O'Keefe (Syd) 5, J Gibson (NthM) 4, A Simpson (NthM) 3, B Kirk (Syd) 3, A Swallow (NthM) 2, D Jolly (Syd) 2,
J McVeigh (Syd) 1.
St Kilda v Geelong - L Hayes (St K) 4, P Chapman (Geel) 4, S Gilbert (St K) 3, J Bartel (Geel) 3, L Montagna (St K) 2, G Ablett (Geel) 2, J
Blake (St K) 1,  J Selwood (Geel) 1.
Fremantle v Carlton - B Gibbs (Carl) 5, A Grover (Freo) 4, G Broughton (Freo) 3, C Judd (Carl) 3, B Schammer (Freo) 2, A Carrazzo (Carl) 2,
J Russell (Carl) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
45 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
43 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
42 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
42 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
40 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
37 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
35 - Warren Treadrea (Port)
34 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
34 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
33 - Justin Koschitzke (St K)
32 - John Anthony (Coll)
31 - Barry Hall (Syd)
ROUND 15 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (85/112 to date)

Friday 10th July
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood (7:40pm, D'lands)
Saturday 11th July
Sydney v Essendon (2:10pm, SCG)
Carlton v Richmond (2:10pm. MCG)
Brisbane v
Geelong (7:10pm, Gabba)
Adelaide v Fremantle (7:40pm, AAMI Stadium)
Sunday 12th July
Hawthorn v North Melbourne (1:10pm, Aurora Stad)
Melbourne v
Port Adelaide (2:10pm, MCG)
West Coast v
St Kilda (4:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Dane Swan (Coll) - 42
Leigh Montagna (St K) - 38
Gary Ablett (Geel) - 35
Lenny Hayes (St K) - 33
Dean Cox (WCE) - 32
James Bartel (Geel) - 31
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 29
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 28
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 28
Brett Stanton (Ess) - 26
Luke Power (Bris) - 26
Nick Riewoldt (St K) - 26
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