For most of Friday night's clash Collingwood loked to be headed for a comfortable victory, but a persistent
Western Bulldogs saw the match go down to the wire.
With a 7-goal opening quarter getting the Magpies off to a flying start, they held a 29-point lead at half time
and by three-quarter time the margin had extended to 41 points. But the last term saw the Bulldogs spring to
life, a run of quick goals seeing the margin suddenly eroded to single figures. There were still 5 minutes left
on the clock when the margin was reduced to a point, and hopes of a miracle comeback were in the air.
But ultimately it was not to be, as Collingwood got the ball forward and a spiralling mongrel punt found Dale
Thomas 30 metres out. Thomas's kick went through, giving them some much-needed breathing space;
which was needed as the Bulldogs found another goal through a 50m penalty to Ryan Griffin. But the final
goal, which would have completed the miracle comeback, was not to be and the Magpies hung on to win by
the narrowest of margins.
Western Bulldogs    3.4     6.6     10.9    16.14 (110)
Collingwood            7.2    11.5    16.7     17.9  (111)
Goals : Collingwood - L Davis 4, P Medhurst 2, D Swan 2, B Thomas 2, D Beams, J Fraser, T
Goldsack, B Johnson, T Lockyer, S Pendlebury, A Toovey.
Bulldogs - M Hahn 3, S Higgins 3, J
Akermanis 2, L Gilbee 2, L Picken 2, M Boyd, A Cooney, R Griffin, R Murphy.
Best : Collingwood - A Didak, D Swan, L Davis, N Maxwell, S Pendlebury, H O'Brien. Bulldogs
-
R Murphy, R Hargrave, J Akermanis, A Cooney, M Boyd, D Cross.
Injuries : Collingwood - Nil. Bulldogs - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - B Rosebury, S McLaren, S Ryan
Crowd - 51,382 at Docklands.

Essendon's dramatic improvement in 2009 continued, and the Swans' finals hopes were placed in jeopardy,
when the Bombers completed a 35-point win on a rare Saturday afternoon SCG match.
After an even first quarter, the Bombers got on top during the time-on period of the second term, pulling away
with 3 goals in the closing moments of the quarter to lead by 18 points at the long break. The premiership
quarter saw the Bombers continue their run, 4 goals to 2 extending the margin to 31 points and the game
was all but safe.
Sydney farewelled retiring former premiership captain Barry Hall during this match, and the Swans would
have loved to have had some of his firepower, but try as they might they were unable to find consistent ways
through the Essendon defence, the Bombers growing in confidence as the match continued as their
unbeaten run on the ground since 1997 continued.
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Essendon            4.6     8.8    12.12     15.17 (107)
Sydney                4.2     5.8     7.11      10.12 (72)
Goals : Essendon - M Lloyd 3, S Lucas 3, J Winderlich 3, R Dyson 2, A Welsh, S Lonergan, K
Reimers, A Welsh.
Sydney - M O’Loughlin 3, P Veszpremi 2, R O’Keefe, A Goodes, L Roberts-
Thomson, E Barlow, J Crouch .
Best : Essendon - B Stanton, A Welsh, J Winderlich, A Lovett, P Ryder, J Watson. Sydney - R
O'Keefe, R Shaw, M O'Loughlin, A Goodes, J Crouch, E Barlow.
Injuries : Sydney - J McVeigh replaced in selected side by M Pyke.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, S Meredith, T Pannell.
Crowd - 30,924 at the SCG.
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Carlton maintained their position in the top 8, but were far from impressive as the Blues were pushed all
the way by a determined Richmond side who played significantly stronger than their lowly position on the
ladder would suggest.
The Blues pulled away in the second quarter to lead by 20 points at half time, and a 4 goals to 1 third
term extended the lead to 31 points at the last change before the Tigers salvaged some respectability in
the last term. With a few minutes to go the margin was cut to 14 points, but the overall deficit was too
great for the Tigers to bridge and the Blues were able to steady and take out the match.
The Blues were helped out by a 9-goal haul from full-forward Brendan Fevola, while the clash of former
Eagles Chris Judd and Ben Cousins was also a highlight. Both accumulated over 30 possessions for
the game, Cousins playing his best game for Richmond to date, but it was Judd who had the last laugh
as his side took out victory.
Carlton                         3.3        9.8        13.9        16.13 (109)
Richmond                     3.4        6.6        7.14          12.17 (89)
Goals : Carlton - B Fevola 9, A Carrazzo, B Fisher, B Gibbs, E Betts, G Bentley, M Kreuzer,
M Murphy.
Richmond - J Riewoldt 3, B Deledio 2, R Nahas 2, T Vickery 2, C Newman, J King,
M Morton.
Best : Carlton - B Fevola, J Russell, A Carrazzo, C Judd, S Grigg, B Gibbs. Richmond - B
Cousins, D Jackson, R Tambling, B Deledio, T Cotchin, J Riewoldt.
Injuries : Carlton - S O'hAilpin (soreness) replaced in selected side by J Anderson.
Richmond - K Moore (calf).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - H Kennedy, J Dalgleish, S McInerney.
Crowd - 50,784 at MCG.

Geelong only lost one home & away match during their 2008 campaign, but such lofty heights would not
be repeated in 2009 after the Cats lost their second game in 6 days, going down to Brisbane by 43 points
at the Gabba.
A devastating second-quarter burst set the platform for Brisbane's win. After the Cats kicked the opening
2 goals of the term to lead by 11 points, the Lions then hit their straps with a run of 7 unanswered goals.
The twin towers of Jonathan Brown and Daniel Bradshaw were unstoppable on the forward line, while
Luke Power and Simon Black were back to their dominant form.
The Cats' evening got worse in the third quarter when Jimmy Bartel was reported. From there the Lions
continued to dominate, and spurred on by a vocal home crowd refused to give the Cats any opportunity to
make their way back into the match.
Brisbane                     3.4        10.7        12.10        16.12 (108)
Geelong                      3.2         6.5           7.9             9.11 (65)
Goals : Brisbane - J Brown 4, D Bradshaw 3, J Polkinghorne 2, M Clark 2, S Black 2, T
Notting 2, J Redden.
Geelong - M Rooke 2, C Mooney, M Blake, R Gamble, S Byrnes, S
Hogan, S Mumford, T Hawkins.
Best : Brisbane - J Brown, A McGrath, L Power, S Black, J Macdonald, M Clark. Geelong - P
Chapman, J Corey, S Byrnes, C Mooney, J Selwood, S Hogan.
Injuries : Brisbane - J Adcock (knee). Geelong - A Mackie (thigh) replaced in selected side
by J Laidler.
Reports : Geelong - J Bartel for engaging in rough conduct in the third quarter.
Umpires - J Schmitt, S McBurney, M Nicholls.
Crowd - 34,274 at Gabba.

Adelaide celebrated veteran defender Simon Goodwin's 250th game in style, dominating over a pathetic
Fremantle by 117 points at AAMI Stadium.
Adelaide played a solid game, their defence standing up magnificently while forwards Kurt Tippett and
Jason Porplyzia were both in outstanding form up forward, kicking 5 goals apiece. In contrast, the
Dockers were dreadful, with a string of turnovers, dropped ball and missed tackles. With Aaron
Sandilands out injured, even their normal advantage in the ruck was denied them.
Fremantle's score of 1.7 was their lowest score ever; and the lowest score by any team since 1989. The
Dockers had managed only a point to half time, their only goal for the match coming late in the third term.
By then, the Crows had already established an unassailable lead, their big win giving them a percentage
boost that may come in valuable when we come to the business end of the season.
Adelaide                     5.4      10.9   12.14   19.16 (130)
Fremantle                   0.1       0.1      1.5        1.7 (13)
Goals : Adelaide - K Tippett 5, J Porplyzia 5, P Dangerfield 3, S Stevens 2, C Knights 2, A
McLeod, R Shirley.
Fremantle - R Murphy.
Best : Adelaide - J Porplyzia, K Tippett, N Bock, G Johncock, S Thompson, C Knight.
Fremantle - G Broughton, P Duffield, A Grover, S Dodd, L McPharlin, S Hill.
Injuries : Adelaide - Nil. Fremantle - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, S Hay, S Jeffery.
Crowd - 32,451 at AAMI Stadium

Hawthorns's title defence, although frequently hitting hurdles, isn't dead yet; with the Hawks getting back
on the winning list with a narrow 9-point win over North Melbourne in Launceston.
In a low-scoring match played in driving rain on a muddy ground, the Kangaroos looked for much of the
day to be headed for victory, leading by 21 points late in the third term and by 15 points at the last change.
But the last quarter was Hawthorn's best, as they came from nowhere to get back into the contest. With
Buddy Franklin hitting his straps at full-forward on his way to a 4-goal haul, the Hawks had an attacking
option to exert scoreboard pressure. 5 goals to 1 for the quarter was enough, the final siren seeing the
Hawks just one game out of the finals, their losing streak over. But it was bad news for the struggling
Kangaroos, the loss being their 6th in succession and all hopes of finals action this year have become a
distant memory.
Hawthorn                   1.3        2.6        5.9        10.13 (73)
North Melbourne        1.2        4.3        8.5         9.10 (64)
Goals : Hawthorn - L Franklin 4, J Roughead 2, L Hodge 2, L Shiels, M Osborne. North
Melbourne -
L Adams 2, A Simpson, B Harvey, C Jones, D Hale, L Anthony, L Harding, L
Thomas.
Best : Hawthorn - B Sewell, L Franklin, J Lewis, L Hodge, B McGlynn, L Shiels. North
Melbourne -
L Anthony, H McIntosh, A Swallow, D Hale, L Harding, M Firrito.
Injuries : Hawthorn - S Mitchell (shoulder). North Melbourne - G Urquhart (adductor), T
Goldstein replaced in the selected side by L Greenwood.
Reports : Hawthorn - L Franklin for rough conduct against D Petrie in the third quarter.
Umpires - M Vozzo, S Stewart, S Grun.
Crowd - 15,080 at Aurora Stadium.

Melbourne climbed off the bottom of the ladder when the Demons defeated Port Adelaide by 11 points at
the MCG on Sunday, a result that may cost the Power a position in this year's finals.
Slowly but surely as the game unfolded, the Demons asserted themselves. There was no patch of
dominance in which the Demons got a run-on and the scores blew out. Instead it was a slow and steady
progression, Melbourne outscoring the Power by one goal each quarter to lead by 19 points at the last
change. And although the Power sprung to life in the last quarter, reducing the margin to just 5 points at
the 26-minute mark, a late steadier ensured the Demons would take the points.
Aboriginal rising star nominee Liam Jurrah continued his stellar debut season with a bag of 4 goals, as
well as a spectacular mark that will rank among the best this season. Ricky Petterd also kicked 4, while
Cameron Bruce with 34 touches was prominent around the ground.
Melbourne                 4.2        9.6        13.9        15.11 (101)
Port Adelaide             3.3        7.6        10.8         13.12 (90)
Goals : Melbourne - L Jurrah 4, R Petterd 4, M Bate 2, R Robertson 2, B McLean, B
Moloney, L Dunn.
Port Adelaide - B Lade 2, J Westhoff 2, K Cornes 2, D Brogan, D Pearce,
D Rodan, J Davenport, R Gray, S Salopek, W Tredrea.
Best : Melbourne - C Bruce, B Moloney, R Petterd, C Morton, B Green, B McLean. Port
Adelaide -
D Cassisi, K Cornes, J Davenport, S Salopek, T Thurstans, J Surjan.
Injuries : Melbourne - D Bell (ac joint). Port Adelaide - D Rodan (corked thigh).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Wenn, M James, D Sully.
Crowd - 15,888 at MCG.

St Kilda moved 2 games clear on top of the ladder when they maintained their unbeaten run, but the
Saints were pushed all the way by a determined West Coast side that, during the third quarter, threatened
to cause the upset of the season.
St Kilda's midfield was winning plenty of the footy, especially Leigh Montagna who got a staggering 43
possessions, but were unable to make regular raids on the goals. The persistent Eagles kept chipping
in with goals to stay wihin reach, the margin being just 10 points at the long break, and early in the third
term the Eagles took the lead. By 20 minutes the Eagles had a 12-point advantage, but two late goals
levelled the scores at the last change. The last quarter saw West Coast's brave resistance come to an
end, as the Saints ran through 5 quick goals to silence the home fans and put the result beyond doubt.
St Kilda                   3.4        5.7        8.9        13.12 (90)
West Coast             2.1        4.3        9.3         11.4 (70)
Goals : St Kilda - S Milne 4, N Dal Santo 3, A McQualter 2, R Eddy 2, F Ray, N Riewoldt.
West Coast - A Embley 3, A Hansen 3, J Kennedy 2, M LeCras 2, A Cockie.
Best : St Kilda - L Montagna, N Dal Santo, N Riewoldt, J Gram, C Jones, F Ray. West Coast
-
Q Lynch, D Wirrpanda, M Priddis, A Selwood, C Masten, S Hurn.
Injuries : St Kilda - Nil. West Coast - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Kamolins, R Chamberlain, D Margetts.
Crowd - 36,259 at Subiaco Oval.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
15
15
0
0
1,537
919
60
167.25
W15
Geelong
15
13
0
2
1,659
1,207
52
137.45
L2
Western Bulldogs
15
10
0
5
1,694
1,326
40
127.75
L1
Collingwood
15
10
0
5
1,495
1,279
40
116.89
W7
Adelaide
15
10
0
5
1,373
1,221
40
112.45
W7
Brisbane
15
9
0
6
1,406
1,300
36
108.15
W1
Carlton
15
8
0
7
1,537
1,413
32
108.78
W2
Essendon
15
8
0
7
1,446
1,393
32
103.80
W1
Port Adelaide
15
7
0
8
1,395
1,518
28
91.90
L1
Hawthorn
15
7
0
8
1,290
1,447
28
89.15
W1
Sydney
15
6
0
9
1,306
1,402
24
93.15
L1
West Coast
15
4
0
11
1,271
1,442
16
88.14
L2
North Melbourne
15
4
0
11
1,106
1,423
16
77.72
L6
Richmond
15
3
0
12
1,237
1,590
12
77.80
L3
Melbourne
15
3
0
12
1,152
1,560
12
73.85
W2
Fremantle
15
3
0
12
1,174
1,638
12
71.67
L8
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood - A Didak (Coll) 4, R Murphy (WBul) 4, D Swan (Coll) 3, R Hargrave (WBul) 3, L Davis (Coll) 2, J
Akermanis (WBul) 2, N Maxwell (Coll) 1, A Cooney (WBul) 1.
Sydney v Essendon - B Stanton (Ess) 5, R O'Keefe (Syd) 4, A Welsh (Ess) 4, J Winderlich (Ess) 3, R Shaw (Syd) 2, M O'Loughlin (Syd) 1, A
Lovett (Ess) 1.
Carlton v Richmond - B Fevola (Carl) 5, B Cousins (Rich) 4, D Jackson (Rich) 3, J Russell (Carl) 3, R Tambling (Rich) 2, A Carrazzo (Carl)
2, C Judd (Carl) 1.
Brisbane v Geelong - J Brown (Bris) 5, A McGrath (Bris) 4, P Chapman (Geel) 3, L Power (Bris) 3, J Corey (Geel) 2, S Black (Bris) 2, S
Byrnes (Geel) 1.
Adelaide v Fremantle - K Tippett (Adel) 6, J Porplyzia (Adel) 5, N Bock (Adel) 4, G Johncock (Adel) 3, S Thompson (Adel) 2.
Hawthorn v North Melbourne - B Sewell (Haw) 4, L Anthony (NthM) 4, L Franklin (Haw) 3, H McIntosh (NthM) 3, J Lewis (Haw) 2, A Swallow
(NthM) 2, L Hodge (Haw) 1, D Hale (NthM) 1.
Melbourne v Port Adelaide - C Bruce (Melb) 5, D Cassisi (Port) 4, K Cornes (Port) 3, B Moloney (Melb) 3, J Davenport (Port) 2, R Petterd
(Melb) 2, C Morton (Melb) 1.
West Coast v St Kilda - L Montagna (St K) 5, Q Lynch (WCE) 4, D Wirrpanda (WCE) 3, N Dal Santo (St K) 3, M Priddis (WCE) 2, N Riewoldt
(St K) 2, J Gram (St K) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
55 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
51 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
46 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
46 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
44 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
39 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
39 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
38 - Warren Tredrea (Port)
37 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
36 - Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
35 - Justin Koschitzke (St K)
33 - John Anthony (Coll)
33 - Matthew Lloyd (Ess)
ROUND 16 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (91/120 to date)

Friday 17th July
Essendon v Western Bulldogs (7:40pm, Docklands)
Saturday 18th July
Carlton v Sydney (2:10pm, Docklands)
Geelong v Melbourne (2:10pm, Skilled Stadium)
Collingwood v Hawthorn (7:10pm, MCG)
Fremantle v
Brisbane (7:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
Sunday 19th July
Port Adelaide v West Coast (1:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
Richmond v
North Melbourne (2:10pm, MCG)
St Kilda v Adelaide (4:40pm, Docklands)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Dane Swan (Coll) - 45
Leigh Montagna (St K) - 43
Gary Ablett (Geel) - 35
Lenny Hayes (St K) - 33
Dean Cox (WCE) - 32
James Bartel (Geel) - 31
Brent Stanton (Ess) - 31
Luke Power (Bris) - 29
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 29
Nick Riewoldt (St K) - 28
Brad Sewell (Haw) - 28
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 28
Scott Pendlebury (Haw) - 28
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