Collingwood returned to the winners’ list and ended Carlton’s 3-match winning run when the Magpies
dominated from start to finish to defeat the Blues by 54 points at the MCG on Friday night in front of a bumper
crowd of over 84,000.
The Magpies dominated every facet of the game. Their midfield was a dominant force, with Dane Swan
accumulating a massive 38 possessions, while Scott Pendlebury with 28 touches of the footy was also a
prominent contributor. From the opening quarter, when the Magpies ran through 5 goals to 1 to open up a
lead that the Blues never looked a chance to make up, it was a Collingwood exhibition; and the last quarter
turned it into a percentage-booster with a 6 goals to 1 burst. The Blues were thoroughly outplayed, only able
to manage 1 goal per quarter while the relentless tackling and pressure their forward line was under was a
key factor behind their inaccurate scoreline.
Collingwood          5.4        7.6          8.8        14.10 (94)
Carlton                  1.5        2.9         3.13         4.16 (40)
Goals : Collingwood - L Davis 3, D Beams 2, A Didak, A Toovey, C Dawes, D Swan, D Thomas,
J Anthony, J Barham, T Cloke, T Lockyer.
Carlton - E Betts 2, B Fevola, G Bentley.
Best : Collingwood – D Swan, T Cloke, L Davis, T Lockyer, H Shaw, D Beams. Carlton – M
Murphy, H Scotland, A Carrazzo, B Thornton, P Bower, B Gibbs.
Injuries : Collingwood - Nil. Carlton - C Johnson (hamstring).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Wenn, S Ryan, S McLaren.
Crowd - 84,938 at MCG.

The Grand Final replay at the MCG was a thriller and was not over until after the final siren had gone; but the
final result gave Geelong a 1-point victory, the Cats’ second victory over their Grand Final nemesis this
season.
For much of the afternoon the Hawks looked to have the game under control. Leading by 14 points at the
long break and 22 points at three quarter time, the Hawks looked home when Brent Guerra scored the first
goal of the final quarter to put the Hawks 28 points clear. But the Cats steadied, scoring the last 5 goals of
the game to level the scores at the 24 minute mark. For 6 nervous minutes the ball travelled from one end of
the field to the other and back again, neither side able to make the deadlock. But with just a few seconds left
on the clock, Jimmy Bartel took a mark on the forward pocket, 30 metres out on a tight angle. As Bartel went
back the siren sounded, but although his kick missed the goal, the behind was enough to give the Cats the
win.
Joel Selwood was magnificent with 42 possessions, while Gary Ablett did his Brownlow chances no harm
with 33 touches. For the Hawks, Sam Mitchell gained 38 possessions while Lance Franklin was a handy
target up forward with 5 goals.
Geelong                 4.2        6.5        10.6        15.9 (99)
Hawthorn              3.3        8.7       13.10      14.14 (98)
Goals : Geelong - M Rooke 3, C Mooney 2, T Hawkins 2, C Ling, G Ablett, J Corey, J Selwood,
M Stokes, P Chapman, S Hogan, T Varcoe.
Hawthorn - L Franklin 5, C Brown 2, J Roughead 2,
B Guerra, C Bateman, C Rioli, J Lewis, M Osborne.
Best : Geelong – J Selwood, G Ablett, J Corey, A Mackie, J Bartel, D Milburn. Hawthorn – S
Mitchell, L Franklin, B Guerra, C Brown, B Sewell, C Rioli.
Injuries : Geelong - H Taylor (groin), M Scarlett (groin). Hawthorn - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Jeffery, R Chamberlain, S McInerney.
Crowd - 64,803 at MCG.
HARBOURSPORT  
AFL
Fremantle climbed off the bottom of the ladder and brought their 9-game losing streak to an end with a
thrilling 5 point win over local rivals West Coast in the WA derby in front of nearly 40,000 fans at Subiaco
on Saturday afternoon.
The standard of play never reached any great heights between two teams that have long fallen out of
finals contention. But the passion and desperation was there for all to see, and combined with a close
finish made for great entertainment. The Dockers led by 12 points at quarter time, the biggest lead that
either side had at any stage during the game. By the last change the margin had been reduced to one
point, and early in the last quarter the Eagles hit the lead before the Dockers steadied.
The Eagles wasted too many opportunities; while the Dockers, with a sniff of victory finally in their nostrils,
made every post a winner to take out their fifth straight WA derby. In a season of few highlights for
Fremantle, the Dockers at least have maintained bragging rights over their local rivals.
Fremantle                 3.4        6.8        7.9        10.11 (71)
West Coast               1.4        5.9       6.14        8.18 (66)
Goals : Fremantle - J van Berlo 2, T Ruffles 2, A Grover, A Sandilands, C Pearce, D Mundy,
H Ballantyne, N Suban.
West Coast - M LeCras 2, A Hansen, A Selwood, B Ebert, J
Kennedy, M Priddis, M Rosa.
Best : Fremantle – M Pavlich, A Sandilands, G Broughton, P Haselby, S Dodd, N Surban.
West Coast – A Selwood, M Priddis, Q Lynch, M Rosa, T Houlihan, A Embley.
Injuries : Fremantle - B Peake (ankle), P Duffield (shoulder), T Ruffles (knee), L McPharlin
(hand) replaced in selected side by S Thornton.
West Coast - Nil.
Reports : Fremantle - D Solomon for charging A Embley in the first quarter.
Umpires - T Keating, D Margetts, M James.
Crowd - 39,536 at Subiaco.

St Kilda continued on their winning ways, extending their unbeaten run in 2009 to 17 games, the best
winning streak since Essendon in 2000 when the Saints completed a 45-point win over the Western
Bulldogs at Docklands on Saturday night.
It was tight and tough early, but the Saints pulled away late in the first term to lead by 13 points at quarter
time, and by half time the lead was out to 31 points. But the Bulldogs fought back in the third term, holding
the Saints to just one goal to reduce the margin to 18 points. But hopes of a comeback win came
crashing down in the opening minute of the final term, when an interchange infringement handed Nick
Riewoldt an easy shot at goal. That goal was the steadier which killed the Bulldogs’ momentum, with the
Saints then taking control in the last quarter.
Nick Riewoldt and Stephen Milne were in strong form for the Saints, kicking 5 goals apiece, while Nick
Dal Santo with 39 touches and Brendon Goddard with 37 ensured that plenty of attacking opportunities
would be created. For the Bulldogs, Matthew Boyd accumulated 39 touches while Ryan Hargrave counted
31.
St Kilda                       4.3        9.5        10.7        16.10 (106)
Western Bulldogs        2.2        4.4         7.7            9.7 (61)
Goals : St Kilda - N Riewoldt 5, S Milne 5, J Gwilt 2, A Schneider, J Gram, R Eddy, S
Dempster.
Bulldogs - C Ward 2, M Hahn 2, D Addison, M Boyd, N Eagleton, R Griffen, R
Murphy.
Best : St Kilda – B Goddard, J Blake, N Dal Santo, N Riewoldt, S Gilbert, J Gram. Bulldogs –
M Boyd, R Hargrave, D Cross, N Eagleton, R Griffen, B Johnson.
Injuries : St Kilda - Nil. Bulldogs - R Murphy (hamstring), S Higgins (hamstring).
Reports - Nil. Umpires – S Meredith, B Rosebury, S Grun.
Crowd - 45,082 at Etihad Stadium.

Brisbane moved a step closer to their first finals campaign since 2004 when the Lions were 41 points too
good for a disappointing North Melbourne at the Gabba on Saturday night.
The Lions led all night, kicking the first three goals of the match and leading by 12 points at quarter time
and by 16 points at the long break. Lindsay Thomas kicked the opening goal of the third term to cut the
margin to 10 points, but from then on Jonathan Brown took control of the match. With Daniel Bradshaw
out injured, Jonathan Brown took responsibility as the sole spearhead, kicking the next 4 goals on his
way to an 8 goal haul. The Lions kicked 7 goals to 3 in the premiership quarter, and by the last change
the lead had been stretched to 39 points and victory was only a matter of time.
Jonathan Brown kicked 8 for the Lions, while Simon Black was their top ball-winner with 30 disposals.
For the Kangaroos, Adam Simpson with 34 possessions was their most prolific ball gatherer, while
Corey Jones contributed 4 goals to the Kangaroo cause.
Brisbane                 5.2        7.8        14.9        17.14 (116)
North Melbourne     3.2        5.4         8.6           11.9 (75)
Goals : Brisbane - J Brown 8, J Polkinghorne 2, J Redden 2, J Brennan, J Sherman, S Black,
S Sheldon, T Notting.
North Melbourne - C Jones 4, L Thomas 2, B Harvey, L Hansen, M
Campbell, M Firrito, T Goldstein.
Best : Brisbane – J Brown, M Clark, J Redden, J Sherman, S Black, J Drummond. North
Melbourne –
A Simpson, C Jones, G Urquhart, J Gibson, A Swallow, B Harvey.
Injuries : Brisbane - T Collier (knee). North Melbourne - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - H Kennedy, R Findlay, C Kamolins.
Crowd - 25,509 at Gabba.

Just 7,311 fans, the smallest attendance at an AFL fixture this season, braved the bitterly cold conditions
in Canberra as Melbourne hosted Sydney. Those who did attend saw the Swans keep their slim finals
hopes alive while the Demons were dropped to last place on the ladder; after the Swans won a lacklustre
game by 18 points.
From the outset the Swans looked the stronger team, dominating possession in the first term but some
poor work across the half forward line saw the Swans lead by just 14 points when the flow of play
indicated they should be leading by more. By half time the lead was 24 points.
Melbourne fought back in the third term, and but for some wasteful finishing in front of goals could have
taken the lead. The Demons had 7 scoring shots to 1 for the quarter but were unable to turn their
opportunities into enough goals to put the Swans under pressure. And with the Swans off the hook, the
last quarter saw both teams play out time before the Swans took the points.
Sydney                 3.4        6.6        7.6        10.8 (68)
Melbourne            1.2        2.6       4.11       6.14 (50)
Goals : Sydney - D Jolly 3, J McVeigh 2, J Bolton, J Moore, J White, M Mattner, R O'Keefe.
Melbourne - A Davey, B Miller, B Moloney, L Jurrah, M Newton, M Whelan.
Best : Sydney – J Bolton, D Jolly, J McVeigh, R O’Keefe, M Mattner, H Grundy. Melbourne –
B Miller, A Davey, B Moloney, R Petterd, M Newton, C Bruce.
Injuries : Sydney - M Mattner (ankle), A Buchanan (knee) replaced in the selected side by
C Bird.
Melbourne - K Cheney (calf), L Jurrah (ankle).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, J Mollison, M Nicholls.
Crowd - 7,311 at Manuka Oval.

Richmond moved themselves away from the wooden spoon danger zone when the Tigers recorded their
fourth victory of the season, a thrilling 5-point win over Essendon at the MCG. The Tigers twice got out to a
4-goal lead, the first time in the second quarter before the Bombers took the lead midway through the
third term. Richmond regained the initiative to lead by 12 points at the last change, and again led by 24
points during the final quarter. But the Bombers weren’t done yet, kicking the last 3 goals of the game and
continuing to place the ball up forward; but the Tigers’ defence held firm.
Jack Riewoldt was the star for the Tigers with 6 goals, while Ben Cousins continued his return to form
with 31 possessions. For Essendon, Brent Prismall recorded 34 possessions; but it was a
disappointing loss for the Bombers, their inconsistency this season threatens to deny them a finals berth.
Richmond                 3.2        8.4        12.9        15.11 (101)
Essendon                  2.5        5.6        10.9         14.12 (96)
Goals : Richmond - J Riewoldt 6, J Post 2, M Morton 2, B Deledio, D Jackson, J King, M
White, N Brown.
Essendon - A Lovett 2, K Reimers 2, P Ryder 2, S Lucas 2, A McPhee, B
Stanton, C Dempsey, J Winderlich, M McVeigh, R Dyson.
Best : Richmond – J Riewoldt, B Deledio, D Jackson, B Cousins, R Nahas, B Cotchin.
Essendon – B Prismall, A Welsh, H Slattery, B Stanton, P Ryder, A Lovett.
Injuries : Richmond - J Silvester (knee). Essendon - A Davey (leg), J Watson (corked
thigh), M Lloyd (heel), M McVeigh (corked thigh).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, C Hendrie, S McBurney.
Crowd - 47,412 at MCG.

Adelaide strengthened their grip on a finals berth, while putting cross-town rivals Port Adelaide’s finals
ambitions in jeopardy, when the Crows recorded a 70-point win in the Sunday twilight Showdown at AAMI
Stadium.
The damage was done in the second quarter, when the Crows kicked 7 unanswered goals to turn a 7
point deficit into a 33 point lead. Inaccuracy was to haunt the Crows in the third term, their return of 3.8
only enough to extend their lead by 1 point. But, changing back into their kicking boots for the last quarter,
the Crows scored 7 goals to 1 to turn the game into a blowout.
Brett Burton was in spectacular form for the Crows, kicking 4 goals and pulling down some entertaining
marks. Brent Reilly was a prolific ball-winner with 32 touches, while Andrew McLeod and Bernie Vince
both managed 30. Kane Cornes with 28 possessions was the Power’s top ball-getter; but the result was
a chance gone begging for Port. With Essendon and Hawthorn having both lost, a win would have put
Port back in the top 8; but instead they copped a loss and a hit to their percentage that may cost them
dearly.
Adelaide                         2.5        9.7        12.15        19.18 (132)
Port Adelaide                 4.0        4.4           8.5             9.8 (62)
Goals : Adelaide - B Burton 4, C Knights 3, A McLeod 2, K Tippett 2, M Doughty 2, S
Goodwin 2, B Vince, J Porplyzia, N Bock, P Dangerfield.
Port Adelaide - R Gray 3, D Cassisi,
D Pearce, J Davenport, J Westhoff, K Cornes, T Boak.
Best : Adelaide – A McLeod, C Knights, S Goodwin, B Reilly, B Vince, N Bock. Port Adelaide
D Cassisi, K Cornes, S Salopek, J Davenport, J Westhoff, T Boak.
Injuries : Adelaide - A Otten (corked thigh), B Martin (knee). Port Adelaide - D Brogan
(ribs/flu) replaced in selected side by M Broadbent, T Boak (corked thigh), J Surjan (calf), T
Chaplin (bruised shin), C Cornes (knee knock).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, M Avon, H Ryan.
Crowd - 46,859 at AAMI Stadium.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
17
17
0
0
1,748
1,028
68
170.0
W17
Geelong
17
15
0
2
1,875
1,376
60
136.3
W2
Western Bulldogs
17
11
0
6
1,858
1,502
44
123.7
L1
Collingwood
17
11
0
6
1,665
1,440
44
115.6
W1
Adelaide
17
11
0
6
1,553
1,388
44
111.9
W1
Brisbane
17
11
0
6
1,584
1,422
44
111.4
W3
Carlton
17
9
0
8
1,701
1,570
36
108.3
L1
Essendon
17
8
0
9
1,612
1,597
32
100.9
L2
Hawthorn
17
8
0
9
1,509
1,622
32
93.0
L1
Port Adelaide
17
8
0
9
1,569
1,726
32
90.9
L1
Sydney
17
7
0
10
1,437
1,576
28
91.2
W1
Richmond
17
4
1
12
1,423
1,771
18
80.4
W1
North Melbourne
17
4
1
12
1,266
1,624
18
78.0
L1
West Coast
17
4
0
13
1,413
1,625
16
87.0
L8
Fremantle
17
4
0
13
1,292
1,766
16
73.2
W1
Melbourne
17
3
0
14
1,273
1,745
12
73.0
L2
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
Carlton v Collingwood - D Swan (Coll) 5, T Cloke (Coll) 4, M Murphy (Carl) 3, L Davis (Coll) 3, H Scotland (Carl) 2, T Lockyer (Coll) 2, H
Shaw (Coll) 1.
Geelong v Hawthorn - J Selwood (Geel) 4, S Mitchell (Haw) 4, G Ablett (Geel) 3, L Franklin (Haw) 3, J Corey (Geel) 2, B Guerra (Haw) 2, A
Mackie (Geel) 1, C Brown (Haw) 1.
Fremantle v West Coast - M Pavlich (Freo) 4, A Selwood (WCE) 4, A Sandilands (Freo) 3, M Priddis (WCE) 3, G Broughton (Freo) 2, Q
Lynch (WCE) 2, P Haselby (Freo) 1, M Rosa (WCE) 1.
St Kilda v Western Bulldogs - B Goddard (St K) 5, J Blake (St K) 4, M Boyd (WBul) 3, N Dal Santo (St K) 3, R Hargrave (WBul) 2, N Riewoldt
(St K) 2, D Cross (WBul) 1.
Brisbane v North Melbourne - J Brown (Bris) 5, M Clark (Bris) 4, A Simpson (NthM) 3, J Redden (Bris) 3, C Jones (NthM) 2, J Sherman
(Bris) 2, G Urquhart (NthM) 1.
Melbourne v Sydney - J Bolton (Syd) 5, B Miller (Melb) 4, A Davey (Melb) 3, D Jolly (Syd) 3, B Moloney (Melb) 2, J McVeigh (Syd) 2, R O’Keefe
(Syd) 1.
Essendon v Richmond - J Riewoldt (Rich) 4, B Prismall (Ess) 4, B Deledio (Rich) 3, A Welsh (Ess) 3, D Jackson (Rich) 2, H Slattery (Ess)
2, B Cousins (Rich) 1, B Stanton (Ess) 1.
Adelaide v Port Adelaide - A McLeod (Adel) 6, C Knights (Adel) 4, D Cassisi (Port) 3, S Goodwin (Adel) 3, B Reilly (Adel) 2, K Cornes (Port)
1, B Vince (Adel) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
63 – Jonathan Brown (Bris)
61 – Brendan Fevola (Carl)
56 – Lance Franklin (Haw)
55 – Nick Riewoldt (St K)
48 – Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
43 – Mark LeCras (WCE)
40 – Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
40 – Warren Tredrea (Port)
37 – Steven Johnson (Geel)
37 – Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
36 - John Anthony (Coll)
36 - Kurt Tippett (Adel)
36 - Justin Koschitzke (St K)
35 - Matthew Lloyd (Ess)
ROUND 18 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (101.5/136)

Friday 31st July
North Melbourne v Carlton (7:40pm, Docklands)
Saturday 1st August
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle (2:10pm, Docklands)
Geelong v Adelaide (2:10pm, Skilled Stadium)
Sydney v
St Kilda (7:10pm, SCG)
Collingwood v Brisbane (7:10pm, MCG)
Sunday 2nd August
Melbourne v Richmond (1:10pm, MCG)
Port Adelaide v Hawthorn (3:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
West Coast v Essendon (4:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Dane Swan (Coll) – 53
Leigh Montagna (St K) – 43
Gary Ablett (Geel) – 41
Brent Stanton (Ess) – 36
Lenny Hayes (St K) – 35
Sam Mitchell (Haw) – 32
Dean Cox (WCE) – 32
Nick Riewoldt (St K) – 31
Marc Murphy (Carl) – 31
James Bartel (Geel) – 31
Paul Chapman (Geel) – 31
Nick Dal Santo (St K) – 30
Brendon Goddard (St K) - 30
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