Defending champions Hawthorn’s season is in tatters after a 27-point home loss to Adelaide on Friday
night sees them languishing in 11th place; and with just two rounds to go the Hawks’ finals prospects are
in severe jeopardy.
But it wasn’t looking that way early. The Hawks got off to a quick start, kicking the first five goals of the
game, and at that stage it was looking like the Hawks of 2008 had returned. Cyril Rioli was magnificent, a
ferocious tackle setting up the opening goal before a stunning individual effort resulted in the second.
With Buddy Franklin looking dangerous up forward, it was looking good for the Hawks; and the Crows
would not manage a goal until the final minute of the first quarter.
But as quickly as the Hawthorn show began, it ended. The Crows would kick five unanswered goals in the
second term, taking the lead as the clock ticked into time-on and holding a 9-point advantage during the
long break.
Lance Franklin, with a chest mark and goal in the opening minute of the third term, cut the margin to within
a kick. His fourth goal of the game, his 300th of his career, would also come during the quarter. But the
Crows quickly rallied, and a 6 goals to 3 quarter would see the lead extend to 23 points at the last change.
And although inaccuracy would prevent the Crows from adding significantly to the lead during the last
term, it would be their night. The four points ensures the Crows are still a chance to pick up a top-4
position for the finals.
Brett Hentschel kicked 4 goals for the Crows, while Bernie Vince with 33 possessions was a prominent
ball-winner. For the Hawks, Lance Franklin with 4 goals and Ben McGlynn with an imposing 38 touches
tried hard all night, but too many Hawks were badly beaten around the ground.
Adelaide                 1.2        6.8        12.9        13.16 (94)
Hawthorn               5.3        5.5        8.10         9.13 (67)
Goals : Adelaide - T Hentschel 4, J Porplyzia 2, S Thompson 2, B Vince, C Knights, K
Tippett, M Doughty, R Douglas.
Hawthorn - L Franklin 4, B McGlynn, B Sewell C Rioli, J
Lewis, J Morton.
Best : Adelaide – B Vince, M Doughty, B Reilly, T Edwards, R Douglas, S Thompson.
Hawthorn – B McGlynn, C Bateman, S Mitchell, S Gilham, J Kennedy, J Lewis.
Injuries : Adelaide – Nil. Hawthorn – R Campbell (hand).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - S McBurney, S Meredith, R Chamberlain.
Crowd - 32,583 at MCG.

Collingwood extended their winning streak to four games and virtually guaranteed themselves a top 4
berth when the Magpies demolished Richmond by 93 points at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.
Few experts gave the struggling Tigers a chance of beating Collingwood, but they had a dip early with two
of the first three goals. But their resistance ran out after 10 minutes, and from there it was one-way traffic.
7 goals to 2 in the opening term saw the Magpies lead by 37 points at quarter time, and by the long break
the lead had blown out to 70 points. By the last change it was out to 97, and the only interest remaining
was whether the Magpies would win by 100. But, opting to preserve their energy for tougher contests
ahead, they would put their cue in the rack for the last term, giving the Tigers the chance to at least win the
final quarter.
On a dominant day when there were plenty of goals to go round, 13 Collingwood players got themselves
onto the goalkickers’ list; Leon Davis helping himself to 4. With a glut of possession around the ground,
Dane Swan, Shane O’Bree, Scott Pendlebury and Dayne Beams all passed the 30 possession mark. It
was a comprehensive all-round team performance by the Magpies, sending a message to the rest of the
competition in the lead-up to the finals that they mean business and that they intend to challenge the
strong St Kilda and Geelong sides when the premiership is up for grabs.
Collingwood               7.8        13.13        20.18        22.20 (152)
Richmond                   2.1          3.3            6.5            8.11 (59)
Goals : Collingwood - L Davis 4, J Anthony 3, A Didak 2, B Dick 2, D Swan 2, T Cloke 2, B
Johnson, D Beams, H O’Brien, H Shaw, P Medhurst, S Pendlebury, T Lockyer.
Richmond - R
Nahas 2, T Hislop 2, B Deledio, J Riewoldt, M Morton, R Tambling.
Best : Collingwood – T Cloke, D Swan, S O’Bree, A Didak, T Lockyer, D Beams. Richmond –
B Deledio, R Nahas, C Newman, M Morton, J Bowden, D Jackson.
Injuries : Collingwood – Nil. Richmond – P White (hamstring soreness) replaced in
selected side by M Coughlan.
Reports : Richmond – J King for striking A Didak in the second quarter, T Hislop for rough
conduct against S O'Bree in the fourth quarter.
Umpires - C Donlon, M Avon, M James.
Crowd - 63,366 at MCG.
West Coast’s late season revival continued to gain momentum when the Eagles won their third game on
the trot, defeating North Melbourne by 38 points at Subiaco on Saturday.
The opening quarter was nothing special, with errors and poor play on display. But the Eagles hit their
straps in the second term, and with 5 goals to 3 went out to an 11 point lead at half time. But it was in the
premiership quarter when the Eagles put the game seemingly out of North Melbourne’s reach, a 7 goals
to 2 burst stretching the margin to 40 points at the last change.
But the Kangaroos had other ideas and came out strongly in the final quarter. Goals to Drew Petrie, Brent
Harvey and Leigh Adams cut the margin in half at the 14 minute mark, and with the Eagles down to 20 fit
players the Kangaroos looked to have the momentum and a chance to steal an unlikely victory. But their
hopes were to be dashed when Michael Firrito was penalised for walking over the mark, the 50 metre
penalty to Matthew Priddis being the steadying influence the Eagles needed.
For the Eagles, David Wirrpanda, Ben McKinley and Callum Wilson all scored 3 goals, while Adam
Selwood with 33 touches of the football was a magnificent performer all day. The Kangaroos were well
served by 3 goals from Leigh Adams and a solid 31 possessions from veteran Brent Harvey.  
West Coast                    1.2        6.3        13.7        17.8 (110)
North Melbourne           1.4        4.5          6.9        10.12 (72)
Goals : West Coast – D Wirrpanda 3, B McKinley 3, C Wilson 3, J Kennedy 2, M LeCras 2, M
Priddis 2, A Embley, A Selwood.
North Melbourne – L Adams 3, M Campbell, T Goldstein, M
Hansen, C Jones, H McIntosh, D Petrie, A Swallow.
Best : West Coast – A Selwood, M Priddis, T Houlihan, Q Lynch, S Butler, P McGinnity.
North Melbourne – L Anthony, A Swallow, B Rawlings, B Harvey, L Adams, D Petrie.
Injuries : West Coast – Brown (foot), Masten (knee). North Melbourne - Nil.  
Reports – Nil. Umpires – B Rosebury, C Hendrie, T Keating.
Crowd - 32,472 at Subiaco Oval.

The match between Bisbane and the Western Bulldogs at the Gabba shaped up to be critical in the race
for a top-4 finish. And it was the Bulldogs who, with a strong first half, prevailed by 18 points to put
themselves in the box seat for the double chance in the upcoming finals series.
After kicking the last four goals of the first quarter, the Bulldogs held a 17 point lead at the first change, and
another 5 goals to 2 quarter in the second saw the margin blow out to 33 points at half time. And when the
Lions had only been able to recover one point of their deficit by three quarter time, the Bulldogs looked to
be cruising to victory.
But suddenly the Lions came to life in the early stages of the last quarter. With the tightness of the
Bulldogs’ defence preventing the Lions from presenting targets close to goal, the Lions went for long
bombs early in the last quarter, and the move paid dividends. A double from Josh Drummond and a
massive torp from Jonathan Brown saw the margin suddenly cut to 12 points; and the Gabba crowd had
found their voice.
But as quickly as the challenge was raised, it came to an end. Jason Akermanis, back on his old
stomping ground but this time in opposition colours, weaved a brilliant goal through from the tightest of
angles and the Bulldogs had breathing space. Again the defences dominated the latter stages of the
game, and although each side scored one more goal, the Lions were unable to recover enough ground to
steal the game.
Western Bulldogs           5.2        10.5        13.10        15.12 (102)
Brisbane                         2.3         4.8           8.8           12.12 (84)
Goals : Bulldogs - N Eagleton 3, J Akermanis 2, B Johnson 2, L Gilbee 2, S Welsh 2, W
Minson 2, S Reid, M Hahn.
Brisbane – J Brown 3, D Bradshaw 3, J Drummond 3, C Stiller, J
Polkinghorne, M Rischitelli.
Best : Bulldogs – J Harbrow, B Johnson, N Eagleton, M Boyd, M Hahn, J Akermanis.
Brisbane – S Black, J Drummond, M Clark, J Sherman, J Brown, D Bradshaw.
Injuries : Bulldogs – B Johnson (corked thigh), L Gilbee (hamstring). Brisbane – Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires – M Nicholls, J Schmitt, S McInerney.
Crowd - 33,421 at Gabba.

Sydney’s finals hopes for 2009 are over, after being ended in heartbreaking fashion with a 5-point loss to
second placed Geelong at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night.
While the Cats led at every change, the game fluctuated during a tense second half. Geelong led by 6
points at half time, but the Swans soon took the lead after kicking the first two goals of the quarter, the
second being a long bomb from debutant Dan Hannebery. But the lead was to be short-lived as Cam
Mooney and Tom Hawkins restored the lead for the Cats and they would take a 10-point advantage into
the final term.
Two early Geelong goals stretched the lead out to 22 points, but the Swans weren’t done yet, goals to
Goodes and O’Loughlin cutting the margin in half. Sydney’s hopes looked to be over when a 50m penalty
set up Shannon Byrnes, but Ryan O’Keefe found some space to run in for a reply; and at the 20 minute
mark the margin was back to 6 points. But although the Swans managed a point during time on to cut the
margin to less than a kick, the Geelong defence held firm to take the game.
The Cats have wrapped up a top-2 position despite indifferent form in recent weeks, with a few shock
losses and only just falling over the line in other games. But it was a heartbreaking result for the Swans,
who have lost to both of the ladder-leading teams by a kick, results that could be the difference between
making the finals and missing out.
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Geelong                 3.4        6.5        9.11         13.14 (92)
Sydney                  2.3        5.5         8.7           13.9 (87)
Goals : Geelong - C Mooney 3, S Byrnes 3, T Hawkins 2, G Ablett, J Corey, J Selwood, S
Johnson, T Lonergan.
Sydney - M O’Loughlin 3, A Goodes 2, M Mattner 2, B Kirk, D
Hannebery, J Bolton, J Moore, J White, R O’Keefe.
Best : Geelong – G Ablett, J Corey, J Bartel, C Ling, A Mackie, C Mooney. Sydney – J
Bolton, A Goodes, R O’Keefe, M Mattner, M O’Loughlin, D Jolly.
Injuries : Geelong – T Varcoe (shoulder). Sydney – L Ablett (knee).
Reports – Nil. Umpires - M Vozzo, M Stevic, S Jeffery.
Crowd - 40,261 at ANZ Stadium.

In a dismal season for Melbourne, the Demons finally found something to cheer about when they took out
a 63-point win over Fremantle at the MCG; a result that sees the Demons still retain some chance of
avoiding their second straight wooden spoon.
After an evenly contested first quarter, the Demons broke away in the second term, a haul of 5 goals to 1
opening up a 27 point lead at half time. And from there, with a sniff or a rare victory, there was no looking
back. By three quarter time the lead was 38 points, and a 7 goals to 3 last quarter took the final margin
beyond 10 goals for Melbourne’s biggest win of the season.
Aboriginal dynamo Liam Jurrah further enhanced his growing reputation as a talent in the game with a 4-
goal haul; while Aaron Davey with 31 touches and Brent Moloney and Shane Valenti with 30 were also key
contributors. In a day to forget for the Dockers, Paul Haselby tried hard with 27 possessions while Luke
McPharlin contributed 3 goals from limited opportunities.
Melbourne                 4.0        9.4        13.5        20.7 (127)
Fremantle                  3.4        4.7         6.9          9.10 (64)
Goals : Melbourne - L Jurrah 4, M Bate 3, R Robertson 3, A Davey 2, B McLean 2, B Miller, C
Sylvia, P Johnson, R Petterd, S Valenti, T McNamara.
Fremantle - L McPharlin 3, C Mayne 2,
D Headland, K Bradley, N Suban, S Hill.
Best : Melbourne – S Valenti, M Bate, A Davey, B McLean, J McDonald, L Dunn. Fremantle
M Pavlich, A Sandilands, C Mayne, D Mundy, P Duffield, D Headland.
Injuries : Melbourne - Nil. Fremantle - D Solomon (knee).
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Wenn, H Ryan, D Sully.
Crowd - 13,004 at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Carlton have kept their top 4 hopes alive while Port Adelaide will have some work to do to qualify for this
year’s finals after the Blues recorded a 54 point win at AAMI Staddium on Sunday.
The Power led by 8 points at quarter time, but the Blues asserted themselves in the second quarter, a
haul of 6 goals to 1 giving them the other hand by 26 points at the long break. Port then dominated play
through the third quarter, but broke down around the half-forward line and struggled to find the scores that
would get them back into the contest. It had been one goal apiece until the 25 minute mark, but two quick
goals in the dying minutes of the third term saw the margin cut to just 7 points, and with the home crowd
behind them the Power were very much still in the contest.
But all Port’s good work in the third quarter was undone in the last. The Power were second to the ball
throughout the quarter, while the Blues lifted their intensity up a notch and ran away with the game. 9
goals to 1 in the last quarter was a dominant performance, one which crushed Port’s spirit but one which
ensured the Blues would be competing in the finals, and their hopes of a top-4 finish are still alive.
Carlton                        2.4        8.8        9.11        18.13 (121)
Port Adelaide               3.6        4.7        8.10          9.13 (67)
Goals : Carlton – B Fevola 6, M Murphy 3, B Gibbs 2, E Betts 2, C Judd, A Walker, A
Carrazzo, M Robinson, N Stevens.
Port Adelaide – W Tredrea 2, R Gray 2, D Brogan 2, J
Westhoff, M Thomas, B Lade.
Best : Carlton – B Fevola, M Murphy, B Gibbs, H Scotland, N Stevens, M Kreuzer. Port
Adelaide –
D Brogan, W Tredrea, M Thomas, T Boak, S Burgoyne, P Burgoyne.
Injuries : Carlton – S Hampson replaced in selected side by C Cloke. Port Adelaide – J
Carr (ankle), J Surjan replaced in selected side by P Stewart.
Reports – Nil. Umpires – H Kennedy, S McLaren, C Kamolins.
Crowd - 27, 221 at AAMI Stadium.

No team has ever gone through an AFL season undefeated, and that record would remain intact when St
Kilda suffered their first loss of the season. The Saints, after winning their first 19 games of the season,
were looking to equal the Bombers’ record of 20 wins at the start of a season, but would denied by a
determined and plucky performance of the Bombers.
Honours were even after the first quarter, but the Bombers got on top after quarter time with a 7 goals to 3
quarter to lead by 20 points at the long break. Playing with spirit and passion, the Bombers looked
determined to put in a big performance, and extended their lead into the third quarter. Kicking the first 4
goals, the Bombers held a 43 point lead and looked poised to pull off a remarkable upset.
But a string of injuries and a committed St Kilda pressured Essendon all the way; and the Saints began to
work their way back into the contest. At three quarter time the lead was down to 29 points; and the Saints
pressed hard the last quarter as the Bombers tried to hang on for dear life.
Essendon had no interchange bench left after Fletcher, Ryder, Watson  and Stanton were forced off the
field by injuried. And the fresh legs would be an advantage for the Saints during a hard-fought under 18s
The Saints would kick the only 5 goals of the last quarter, turning a game that looked beyond their reach
into one that was very much up for grabs. And at 33 minutes it all came down to one kick, as Nick
Reiwoldt  had a set shot from 30 metres out on a tough angle. His kick, taken as the final siren sounded,
missed and the Bombers had pulled off the upset win, a result that sees the Bombers return to the top 8
while the Saints’ winning streak is over.
Essendon                 3.3        10.6        16.9        16.14 (110)
St. Kilda                   4.2          7.4       11.10       16.12 (108)
Goals : Essendon – A Monfries 4, J Neagle 2, P Ryder 2, B Prismall 2, D Fletcher, M Hurley, A
McPhee, J Watson, J Atkinson, A Lovett.
St Kilda – S Milne 3, J Koschitzke 3, A Schneider 3,
S Fisher 2, N Riewoldt 2, D Armitage 2, N Dal Santo.
Best : Essendon – J Watson, A Monfries, B Prismall, B Stanton, M Hurley, A Lovett. St Kilda
N Dal Santo, L Hayes, L Montagna, N Riewoldt, J Gram, J Koschitzke.
Injuries : Essendon – K Reimers (general soreness) replaced in selected side by A Davey,
D Fletcher (hamstring), C Dempsey (hamstring), B Stanton (quad/hip), P Ryder (knee), J
Watson (leg soreness).
St Kilda – Nil.
Reports - Nil. Umpires – S Stewart, S Grun, H Ryan.
Crowd - 41,410 at Docklands.
St Kilda
Western Bulldogs
Port Adelaide
West Coast
North Melbourne
Hawthorn v Adelaide – B Vince (Adel) 5, B McGlynn (Haw) 4, M Doughty (Adel) 4, C Bateman (Haw) 3, B Reilly (Adel) 2, S Mitchell
(Haw) 1, T Edwards (Adel) 1.
Richmond v Collingwood – T Cloke (Coll) 6, D Swan (Coll) 5, S O’Bree (Coll) 4, A Didak (Coll) 3, B Deledio (Rich) 1, T Lockyer (Coll) 1.
West Coast v North Melbourne – A Selwood (WCE) 5, L Anthony (NthM) 4, M Priddis (WCE) 4, T Houlihan (WCE) 3, A Swallow (NthM)
2, B Rawlings (NthM) 1, Q Lynch (WCE) 1.
Brisbane v Western Bulldogs – J Harbrow (WBul) 5, S Black (Bris) 4, J Drummond (Bris) 3, B Johnson (WBul) 3, M Clark (Bris) 2, N
Eagleton (WBul) 2, M Boyd (WBul) 1.
Sydney v Geelong – G Ablett (Geel) 4, J Bolton (Syd) 4, J Corey (Geel) 3, A Goodes (Syd) 3, J Bartel (Geel) 2, R O’Keefe (Syd) 2, C Ling
(Geel) 1, M Mattner (Syd) 1.
Melbourne v Fremantle – S Valenti (Melb) 6, M Bate (Melb) 4, M Pavlich (Freo) 3, A Davey (Melb) 3, B McLean (Melb) 2, A Sandilands
(Freo) 1, J McDonald (Melb) 1.
Adelaide v Carlton – B Fevola (Carl) 5, M Murphy (Carl) 4, D Brogan (Port) 3, B Gibbs (Carl) 3, W Tredrea (Port) 2, H Scotland (Carl) 2,
N Stevens (Carl) 1.
Essendon v St Kilda – J Watson (Ess) 4, N Dal Santo (St K) 4, A Monfries (Ess) 3, L Hayes (St K) 3, B Prismall (Ess) 2, L Montagna (St
K) 2, B Stanton (Ess) 1, N Riewoldt (St K) 1.
74 - Brendan Fevola (Carl)
71 - Jonathan Brown (Bris)
62 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
59 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
51 - Jarryd Roughead (Haw)
51 - Mark LeCras (WCE)
47 - Warren Tredrea (Port)
45 - Daniel Bradshaw (Bris)
43 - John Anthony (Coll)
42 - Jason Porplyzia (Adel)
41 - Kurt Tippett (Adel)
40 - Justin Koschitzke (St K)
38 - Steven Johnson (Geel)
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (117/160)

Friday 21st August
Western Bulldogs v Geelong (7:40pm, Docklands)
Saturday 22nd August
Carlton v Melbourne (2:10pm, Docklands)
Adelaide v West Coast (3:10pm, AAMI Stadium)
Brisbane v Port Adelaide (7:10pm, Gabba)
Richmond v
Hawthorn (7:10pm, MCG)
Sunday 23rd August
St Kilda v North Melbourne (1:10pm, Docklands)
Collingwood v Sydney (2:10pm, MCG)
Fremantle v
Essendon (4:40pm, Subiaco Oval)
THE YEAR - Leader Board
Dane Swan (Coll) – 62
Leigh Montagna (St K) – 49
Gary Ablett (Geel) – 45
Brent Stanton (Ess) – 39
Bryce Gibbs (Carl) - 38
Lenny Hayes (St K) – 38
Brad Johnson (WBul) - 37
Marc Murphy (Carl) - 37
James Bartel (Geel) - 36
Matthew Priddis (WCE) - 35
Brendan Fevola (Carl) - 35
Paul Chapman (Geel) - 35

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