Retiring North Melbourne veteran Adam Simpson was to miss out on going out with a win after his
Kangaroos went down to Carlton by 10 points on Friday night at Docklands.
After an even first quarter, the Kangaroos played with spirit and determination to hold a surprise 11-point
lead at the long break. But the Blues came storming back in the third term, a 6 goals to 4 haul restoring the
lead to Carlton by the last change. The last quarter saw a desperate North Melbourne throw everything at the
Blues defence, but poor kicking and tight defence was to cost them dearly. The Kangaroos could manage
only 9 behinds and were unable to penetrate the Carlton line for a goal; while the Blues scored 2 goals
against the run of play to ensure a narrow victory.
Liam Anthony with 33 possessions and Brent Harvey with 32 tried hard all night, but it wasn’t enough to hold
out the Carlton juggernaut. For the Blues, Marc Murphy kicked 4 while Nick Stevens and Bryce Gibbs were
prominent possession winners.
Carlton                         3.4        6.4        12.7        14.10 (94)
North Melbourne          3.4        7.9        11.9        11.18 (84)
Goals : Carlton - M Murphy 4, B Fevola 3, B Gibbs 2, B Thornton 2, N Stevens 2, S O'hAilpin.
North Melbourne - L Thomas 4, D Petrie 2, L Harding 2, A Swallow, B Harvey, H McIntosh.
Best : Carlton – B Gibbs, N Stevens, M Murphy, B Fevola, C Judd, P Bower. North Melbourne
B Harvey, D Petrie, A Swallow, H McIntosh, L Thomas, L Anthony.
Injuries : Carlton - B Thornton (shoulder), M Jamison (groin) replaced in selected side by R
Hadley.
North Melbourne - A Simpson (calf), L Greenwood (knee), L Harding (hamstring), N
Grima (corked thigh).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S McBurney, B Rosebury, H Ryan.
Crowd – 38,554 at Docklands.

Brad Johnson’s 341st game, a new club record, saw his Western Bulldogs untroubled in recording a
comfortable win over Fremantle at Docklands. It wasn’t a game that reached any great heights, but the
Bulldogs were always in control; maintaining Fremantle’s record of having not won at Docklands since 2006.
Kicking the first five goals of the game against an inaccurate Fremantle, the Bulldogs always had the edge,
the Dockers’ first goal not coming until after the quarter time siren. By half time the lead had blown out to 38
points before the Bulldogs put their cue back in the rack, enabling the Dockers to at least win the second half.
Jason Akermanis kicked 5 goals for the Bulldogs and Brendan Stack 4; while Daniel Cross accumulated 35
possessions and Adam Cooney had 30. For the Dockers, Chris Mayne kicked 3 while Greg Broughton had
33 touches and Matthew Pavlich got 30.
Western Bulldogs         5.2        12.4        14.6        17.9 (111)
Fremantle                     1.6         5.8         8.11        11.14 (80)
Goals : Western Bulldogs - J Akermanis 5, B Stack 4, C Ward 2, M Hahn 2, W Minson 2, D
Cross, J Hill.
Fremantle - C Mayne 3, K Bradley 2, M Pavlich 2, A Grover, A Sandilands, H
Ballantyne, M De Boer.
Best : Western Bulldogs – J Akermanis, D Cross, B Johnson, A Cooney, R Hargrave, C Ward.
Fremantle – G Broughton, M Pavlich, S Dodd, D Headland, A Sandilands, G Ibbotson.
Injuries - Nil.
Reports : Fremantle - H Ballantyne for rough conduct against L Picken in third quarter.
Umpires - S Meredith, J Mollison, M Avon.
Crowd - 19,065 at Docklands.
HARBOURSPORT  
AFL
For the second week in a row Geelong just fell over the line in another thriller, this time edging out
Adelaide by 2 points to stretch their unbeaten run at Skilled Stadium to 15 matches.
The Cats led by 18 points at the long break, and as the clock ticked into time-on in the third term the lead
had extended to 27 points. But the Crows weren’t finished yet and came storming back into the contest,
kicking the last four goals of the quarter to see the margin shrink to just 8 points by the last change. The
visitors then kicked the first three goals of the quarter to take the lead, and were 10 points ahead with 5
minutes to go before two late goals to Paul Chapman got the Cats home.
The Cats honoured veteran defender Darren Milburn, who was playing his 250th game, and Milburn was a
solid contributor. Paul Chapman was the star of the show with a 6-goal haul, while Jimmy Bartel had 34
possessions and Corey Enright had 30. For the Crows, Brett Burton and Kurt Tippett each contributed 4
goals, while Simon Goodwin with 35 touches was magnificent.
Geelong                        3.3        7.7        11.7        14.9 (93)
Adelaide                       3.2        4.7         9.11       13.13 (91)
Goals : Geelong - P Chapman 6, C Mooney 2, G Ablett 2, J Bartel, J Selwood, M Stokes, S
Johnson.
Adelaide - B Burton 4, K Tippett 4, B Reilly, C Knights, G Johncock, M Doughty, S
Stevens.
Best : Geelong – P Chapman, J Bartel, J Selwood, J Corey, C Enright, C Johnson. Adelaide
S Goodwin, B Reilly, M Doughty, B Vince, K Tippett, C Knights.
Injuries : Geelong - T Lonergan (groin soreness) replaced in the selected side by T Gillies.
Adelaide - N Bock (bruised heel).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Stevic, S McLaren, M Nicholls.
Crowd - 21,686 at Skilled Stadium.

Heartbreak for Sydney, but St Kilda’s unbeaten run stretched to 18 games when the Saints edged out the
Swans by one point at the SCG on Saturday night.
An upset looked a chance at the long break when the Swans, showing grit and determination and
contesting every possession, held a shock 7-point lead. But the Swans were unable to manage a goal
during the premiership quarter, as the Saints took control to lead by 19 points at the last change and were
seemingly on track to maintain their unbeaten run.
But the Swans had other ideas, and the last term would go down to the wire. Early goals to Jarrad
McVeigh and Jesse White saw the Swans within reach, and the Swans found some drive to put the Saints
under pressure. The Saints scored two goals, but the Swans continued to surge; and at the 28 minute
mark a goal by Jesse White saw them one point ahead.
The Saints moved forward, and a behind by Brendon Goddard levelled the scores. The clock continued to
run, and the game appeared headed for a draw until 33 minutes where Leigh Montagna found some
space to snap the winning behind and break the Swans’ hearts. The loss was possibly their last shot at
the finals, and to go so close but yet so far against the undefeated leader was frustrating for the Swans.
Leigh Montagna with 34 possessions, including the winning point, was a key contributor for the Saints.
For the Swans, Jesse White continued his rise as an up-and-coming forward with a 3-goal haul in a low-
scoring game.
St Kilda                 4.4        7.8        11.13        13.16 (94)
Sydney                  3.4        8.9         8.12         13.15 (93)
Goals : St Kilda - A McQualter 2, A Schneider 2, N Riewoldt 2, B McEvoy, J Gram, J Gwilt, J
Koschitzke, N Dal Santo, S King, S Milne.
Sydney - J White 3, A Goodes 2, L Ablett 2, C Bird,
E Barlow, J McVeigh, K Jack, M Mattner, M O'Loughlin.
Best : St Kilda – L Montagna, F Ray, B Goddard, A Schneider, N Dal Santo, N Riewoldt.
Sydney – E Barlow, J Bolton, K Jack, L Ablett, J McVeigh, H Grundy.
Injuries : St Kilda - S King (shoulder). Sydney - C Bird (shoulder), D Jolly (hamstring), R
O'Keefe (rib/back).
Reports : St Kilda - S Milne for striking J Crouch in the first quarter.
Umpires – C Donlon, S Wenn, R Findlay.
Crowd – 27,805 at SCG.

Collingwood tightened their grip on a top 4 position, moving a game clear when the Magpies defeated
Brisbane by 40 points at the MCG on Saturday night. The Lions came into the game determined to pull off
an upset, and led by 14 points at the long break, but were unable to manage another goal until time-on in
the last quarter; and despite some wasteful finishing by the Magpie forwards, once they hit the lead there
was never any suggestion the Lions would get back into the contest.
Daniel Merrett provided a highlight for the Lions shortly before half-time with a spectacular mark that will
be among the contenders for the best of the season. But, like too many of his team-mates, he went
missing in the second half while the Magpie players stood and delivered when the game was there to be
won.
Dane Swan and Scott Pendlebury were again ball magnets, picking up 36 possessions apiece. For the
Lions, 250th gamer Simon Black had plenty of the footy while Jonathan Brown kicked 5 goals. But it was
Collingwood’s night, their grip the double chance looking stronger.
Collingwood                 2.4        4.8        9.14        12.23 (95)
Brisbane                       4.1        7.4         7.6           8.7 (55)
Goals : Collingwood - D Thomas 3, D Beams 2, L Davis 2, A Didak, J Anthony, P Medhurst,
S O'Bree, S Pendlebury.
Brisbane - J Brown 5, D Merrett, J Sherman, M Rischitelli.
Best : Collingwood – S Pendlebury, T Cloke, D Swan, L Davis, A Didak, D Thomas.
Brisbane – J Brown, A McGrath, M Clark, J Macdonald, S Black, J Sherman.
Injuries : Collingwood - S Prestigiacomo (head knock), C Dawes replaced in selected side
by T Goldsack.
Brisbane - D Bradshaw (hamstring) replaced in selected side by J Roe.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, R Chamberlain, S Grun.
Crowd – 47,268 at MCG.

In a season where victories have been hard to come by, Richmond achieved a morale-boosting win when
the Tigers edged out Melbourne by 4 points in a thriller at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.
The lead and momentum fluctuated wildly all day. Melbourne led by a point at quarter time, Richmond had
the advantage by 5 points at half time and the Demons were back in front by 3 points at the last change.
And the lead continued to switch during the last quarter, and when Ricky Petterd goaled to give the
Demons the advantage with just minutes to go, it appeared the Demons were heading for victory. But the
Tigers moved the ball forward again, where Jordan McMahon marked 40 metres out on a tough angle.
The siren sounded as McMahon went back to take his kick, but holding his nerve he drilled the goal
through to give Richmond the win. The Tigers celebrated hard while the Demons slumped to the ground
in disbelief. For all the media talk about teams tanking for draft picks, this was a win that all players on the
field desperately wanted, and it was the Tigers who took the points.
Richmond                 1.5        4.8        7.10        12.14 (86)
Melbourne                2.0        4.3         8.7         12.10 (82)
Goals : Richmond - N Brown 3, B Deledio 2, M Morton 2, J McMahon, J Riewoldt, R Nahas, T
Hislop, T Vickery.
Melbourne - B Miller 2, L Dunn 2, R Petterd 2, A Davey, J Grimes, M Bate,
M Newton, N Jetta, N Jones.
Best: Richmond – B Deledio, J McMahon, N Brown, B Cousins, D Jackson, M Morton.
Melbourne – J McDonald, R Petterd, M Bate, J Grimes, L Dunn, M Newton.
Injuries : Richmond - J Riewoldt (concussion). Melbourne - J Bennell (knee), M Whelan
(foot), S Martin (corked calf), C Morton (heel) replaced in the selected side by J Spencer.
Reports : Richmond - J King for wrestling A Davey in the first quarter. Melbourne - A
Davey for wrestling J King (Richmond) in the first quarter.
Umpires - T Keating, M James, L Farmer.
Crowd - 37,438 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Port Adelaide returned to the top 8, putting the defending champions’ finals hopes in jeopardy, when the
Power recorded an 18 point win over Hawthorn at AAMI Stadium.
In a free-flowing and high-scoring game, the Power gained the advantage after an even first quarter,
running through 7 goals to 5 to take a half-time lead, and as the game tightened in the second half the
Power scored 3 goals to 1 to put the game out of Hawthorn’s reach. Although the Hawks created plenty of
opportunities, and finished with more scoring shots than Port, too many of those shots went wide to keep
the Hawks in the contest. Buddy Franklin with 2.7 was the worst culprit, shots being missed that would
normally have been comfortably converted.
Travis Boak with 35 touches was in sensational form for the Power, while Robert Gray’s bag of 4 goals
was also an important contribution to the Port cause. For Hawthorn, Grant Birchall and Sam Mitchell with
28 touches were their best possession winners.
Port Adelaide         5.1        12.5        15.8        18.13 (121)
Hawthorn              5.3        10.9        11.14       14.19 (103)
Goals : Port Adelaide - R Gray 4, J Westhoff 3, W Tredrea 3, D Rodan 2, N Salter 2, D
Pearce, S Burgoyne, T Boak, T Logan.
Hawthorn - B Guerra 2, J Roughead 2, L Franklin 2, L
Hodge 2, B McGlynn, B Sewell, B Whitecross, C Bateman, J Kennedy, S Taylor.
Best : Port Adelaide – T Boak, S Burgoyne, D Brogan, D Pearce, D Rodan, J Surjan.
Hawthorn – B McGlynn, C Bateman, L Franklin, B Sewell, L Hodge, B Guerra.
Injuries : Port Adelaide - D Cassisi (concussion). Hawthorn - Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Ryan, T Pannell, S McInerney.
Crowd - 25,154 at AAMI Stadium.

Essendon let an opportunity to consolidate a position in the top 8 slip when they lost to West Coast by 27
points in the late game at Subiaco on Sunday. The Bombers had hopes of defeating the Eagles at
Subiaco for the first time since 2001, but those hopes were blown away during a devastating 4-goal burst
by West Coast that handed the home team a 29-point lead at the long break. Despite long periods in the
second half where the ball was camped on the Bombers’ forward line, the Bombers were unable to
manage enough goals to put the Eagle lead under any sort of pressure; the Eagles finally snapping their
8-game losing streak.
Essendon’s rising injury toll, losing Matthew Lloyd, Jason Winderlich and Mark McVeigh in the lead-up to
the game and then losing Andrew Lovett to a leg injury in the opening minutes of the game, is additional
cause for concern for the Bombers; who have lost their position in the top 8 with less than a month to go
before the finals. Although the Eagles have long been out of the running for a top 8 position this season,
the win will do wonders for their morale and with some quality young players establishing themselves in
the Eagles’ lineup in recent weeks, it shouldn’t be too many years before West Coast are again an AFL
powerhouse.
West Coast                 4.2        8.6        11.7        14.11 (95)
Essendon                    2.1        4.1         7.6          10.8 (68)
Goals : West Coast - B McKinley 4, M LeCras 3, C Wilson 2, D Wirrpanda 2, T Swift 2, J
Kennedy.
Essendon - J Neagle 3, K Reimers 2, A Welsh, B Prismall, C Dempsey, H Hocking,
P Ryder.
Best : West Coast – M LeCras, M Priddis, A Embley, B Ebert, A Selwood, T Swift. Essendon
J Watson, R Dyson, B Stanton, D Fletcher, A Monfries, P Ryder.
Injuries : West Coast - M Spangher replaced in selected side by E Mackenzie. Essendon -
A Lovett (corked thigh).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - J Schmitt, C Hendrie, S Jeffery.
Crowd - 35,765 at Subiaco.
 
Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
St Kilda
18
18
0
0
1,842
1,121
72
164.3
W18
Geelong
18
16
0
2
1,968
1,467
64
134.2
W3
Western Bulldogs
18
12
0
6
1,969
1,582
48
124.5
W1
Collingwood
18
12
0
6
1,760
1,495
48
117.7
W2
Adelaide
18
11
0
7
1,644
1,481
44
111.0
L1
Brisbane
18
11
0
7
1,639
1,517
44
108.0
L1
Carlton
18
10
0
8
1,795
1,654
40
108.5
W1
Port Adelaide
18
9
0
9
1,690
1,829
36
92.4
W1
Essendon
18
8
0
10
1,680
1,692
32
99.3
L3
Hawthorn
18
8
0
10
1,612
1,743
32
92.5
L2
Sydney
18
7
0
11
1,530
1,670
28
91.6
L1
Richmond
18
5
1
12
1,509
1,853
22
81.4
W2
West Coast
18
5
0
13
1,508
1,693
20
89.1
W1
North Melbourne
18
4
1
13
1,350
1,718
18
78.6
L2
Fremantle
18
4
0
14
1,372
1,877
16
73.1
L1
Melbourne
18
3
0
15
1,355
1,831
12
74.0
L3
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR :
North Melbourne v Carlton – B Gibbs (Carl) 4, B Harvey (NthM) 4, N Stevens (Carl) 3, D Petrie (NthM) 3, M Murphy (Carl) 2, A Swallow
(NthM) 2, B Fevola (Carl) 1, H McIntosh (NthM) 1.
Western Bulldogs v Fremantle – J Akermanis (WBul) 5, G Broughton (Freo) 4, D Cross (WBul) 4, B Johnson (WBul) 3, M Pavlich (Freo) 2,
S Dodd (Freo) 1, A Cooney (WBul) 1.
Geelong v Adelaide – P Chapman (Geel) 4, S Goodwin (Adel) 4, J Bartel (Geel) 3, B Reilly (Adel) 3, J Selwood (Geel) 2, M Doughty (Adel) 2,
J Corey (Geel) 1, B Vince (Adel) 1.
Sydney v St Kilda – L Montagna (St K) 4, E Barlow (Syd) 4, F Ray (St K) 3, J Bolton (Syd) 3, B Goddard (St K) 2, K Jack (Syd) 2, A Schneider
(St K) 1, L Ablett (Syd) 1.
Collingwood v Brisbane – S Pendlebury (Coll) 5, T Cloke (Coll) 4, J Brown (Bris) 4, D Swan (Coll) 3, A McGrath (Bris) 2, L Davis (Coll) 1, M
Clark (Bris) 1.
Melbourne v Richmond – B Deledio (Rich) 4, J McDonald (Melb) 4, J McMahon (Rich) 3, R Petterd (Melb) 3, N Brown (Rich) 2, M Bate
(Melb) 2, B Cousins (Rich) 1, J Grimes (Melb) 1.
Port Adelaide v Hawthorn – T Boak (Port) 5, B McGlynn (Haw) 4, C Bateman (Haw) 3, S Burgoyne (Port) 3, L Franklin (Haw) 2, D Brogan
(Port) 2, D Pearce (Port) 1.
West Coast v Essendon – M LeCras (WCE) 5, J Watson (Ess) 4, M Priddis (WCE) 4, R Dyson (Ess) 3, A Embley (WCE) 2, B Stanton (Ess)
1, B Ebert (WCE) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
68 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
64 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
58 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
57 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
50 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
46 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
43 - Warren Tredrea (Port)
40 - Kurt Tippett (Adel)
40 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
38 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
37 - John Anthony (Coll)
37 - Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
37 - Justin Koschitzke (St K)
ROUND 19 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (108.5/144)

Friday 7th August
Carlton v Geelong (7:40pm, MCG)
Saturday 8th August
Western Bulldogs v West Coast (2:10pm, Docklands)
Hawthorn v
St Kilda (2:10pm, Aurora Stadium)
Essendon v Brisbane (7:10pm, MCG)
Adelaide v
Collingwood (7:40pm, AAMI Stadium)
Sunday 9th August
North Melbourne v Melbourne (1:10pm, Docklands)
Richmond v
Sydney (2:10pm, MCG)
Fremantle v
Port Adelaide (4:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Dane Swan (Coll) – 56
Leigh Montagna (St K) – 47
Gary Ablett (Geel) – 41
Brent Stanton (Ess) – 37
Lenny Hayes (St K) – 35
Paul Chapman (Geel) - 35
James Bartel (Geel) - 34
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 34
Marc Murphy (Carl) - 33
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 33
Brendon Goddard (St K) - 32
Dean Cox (St K) - 32
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 32
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