West Coast
St Kilda
North Melbourne
Port Adelaide
Western Bulldogs
Gold Coast
GWS Giants
Carlton v Collingwood – M Murphy (Carl) 8, B Gibbs (Carl) 6, M Robinson (Carl) 5, S Sidebottom (Coll) 4.5, C Judd (Carl) 4, H Scotland
(Carl) 3, D Swan (Coll) 2.
Richmond v Melbourne – S Tuck (Rich) 9.5, S Grigg (Rich) 8.5, J Howe (Melb) 6, R Conca (Rich) 6, N Foley (Rich) 4.5, M Jamar (Melb) 2, B
Deledio (Rich) 2, T Cotchin (Rich) 1.
Port Adelaide v Sydney – Brad Ebert (Port) 6, D Hannebery (Syd) 5, J Kennedy (Syd) 4, D Cassisi (Port) 3.5, L Parker (Syd) 2, A Goodes
(Syd) 1.5, K Cornes (Port) 1.
Fremantle v Brisbane – P Duffield (Freo) 6.5, C Pearce (Freo) 5, J Drummond (Bris) 4, T Rockliff (Bris) 3, G Broughton (Freo) 2.5, D Merrett
(Bris) 1, A Sandilands (Freo) 1.
Gold Coast v Essendon – G Ablett (GCst) 10, S Crameri (Ess) 5, M Rischitelli (GCst) 3, T Pears (Ess) 3, B Matera (GCst) 2, M Hibberd (Ess)
2, J Watson (Ess) 1.
Western Bulldogs v St Kilda – S Dempster (St K) 8, M Boyd (WBul) 7, L Hayes (St K) 6, L Montagna (St K) 4, B Goddard (St K) 3, A Cooney
(WBul) 1, T Simpkin (St K) 1.
GWS Giants v West Coast – S Selwood (WCE) 11, C Masten (WCE) 7, L Shuey (WCE) 6, C Ward (GWS) 5, A Gaff (WCE) 2, S Hurn (WCE) 1.
Hawthorn v Adelaide – J Gibson (Haw) 10, B Whitecross (Haw) 6, L Franklin (Haw) 4, K Tippett (Adel) 3, J Roughead (Haw) 3, S Jacobs
(Adel) 2, D Hale (Haw) 1.5.
North Melbourne v Geelong – J Ziebell (NthM) 8.5, J Selwood (Geel) 4, B Harvey (NthM) 4, J Corey (Geel) 3, J Podsiadly (Geel) 2, R
Bastinac (NthM) 2, L Anthony (NthM) 1.
12 - James Podsiadly (Geel)
11 - Aaron Edwards (NthM)
11 - Tom Hawkins (Geel)
10 - Lance Franklin (Haw)
10 - Josh Kennedy (WCE)
9 - Jarrad Waite (Carl)
9 - Eddie Betts (Carl)
9 - Mitch Clark (Bris)
8 - Nick Riewoldt (St K)
8 - Jay Schulz (Port)
8 - Quinten Lynch (WCE)
8 - Taylor Walker (Adel)
8 - Lewis Jetta (Syd)
7 - Stephen Milne (St K)
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (20/27 to Date)

Friday 20th April
St Kilda v Fremantle (7:50pm, Etihad Stadium)
Saturday 21st April
Carlton v Essendon (1:45pm, MCG)
Collingwood v Port Adelaide (2:10pm, Etihad Stadium)
Adelaide v GWS Giants (4:40pm, AAMI Stadium)
West Coast v
Hawthorn (7:40pm, Patersons Stadium)
Brisbane v Gold Coast (7:40pm, Gabba)
Sunday 22nd April
Geelong v Richmond (1:10pm, Simonds Stadium)
Sydney v North Melbourne (3:15pm, SCG)
Melbourne v
Western Bulldogs (4:40pm, MCG)
THE YEAR - Standings
Matthew Boyd (WBul) - 24
Gary Ablett (GCst) - 24
Scott Selwood (WCE) - 22
Marc Murphy (Carl) - 21
Scott Thompson (Adel) - 21
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 20
Lance Franklin (Haw) - 19
Brett Deledio (Rich) - 18
Brendan Goddard (St K) - 17
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 17
Jobe Watson (Ess) - 16
Joel Selwood (Geel) - 16
Brent Stanton (Ess) - 16
A massive Friday night crowd at the MCG saw Carlton take on Collingwood. A close contest was expected, but
it turned out to be a dominant performance by the Blues, as they took control from the start to cruise to a 60-
point win.
Carlton wasted no time in controlling proceedings around the ground, keeping the ball on their forward line with
regularity. With seven goals to three in the first quarter, it was a 23-point lead to the Blues at quarter time. But
the Blues, although clearly the superior side, squandered numerous chances. Thanks to the Blues kicking 2.6 for
the quarter, Collingwood made up one point of the deficit; but the Blues still held a 22-point lead at half time.
The second half was even more one-sided than the first. The Blues, regained their radar on the forward line,
and their relentless drive forward left the Magpies constantly chasing the game. A run of six goals to two for
the quarter saw the lead blow out to 47 points at the last chance; and there was no let-up in the last quarter
as the Magpies were held to a single goal as the final margin was stretched to 60 points.
For the Blues, their undefeated opening to the season remains intact; as they look to contend for their first
premiership since 1995. Marc Murphy was unstoppable, with 39 possessions; while Heath Scotland and Chris
Judd picked up 35 touches apiece. Eddie Betts continued his stellar form on the forward line to kick five goals.
But it was a shock result for Collingwood, despite 31 possessions from Brownlow Medallist Dane Swan, who
after back-to-back Grand Final appearances in the last two seasons, have won just one out of three games so
far in 2012.
Carlton                                               7.1         9.7         15.11         18.14 (122)
Collingwood                                       3.2         6.3           8.6               9.8 (62)
Goals : Carlton – E Betts 5, J Waite 3, J Garlett 2, M Murphy 2, S Hampson 2, Z Tuohy, A
Carrazzo, C Yarran, C Judd.
Collingwood – S Sidebottom 2, T Cloke, A Fasolo, D Beams, T
Goldsack, C Dawes, H Shaw, D Thomas.
Best : Carlton – M Murphy, B Gibbs, M Robinson, C Judd, H Scotland, J Waite. Collingwood – S
Sidebottom, D Swan, D Beams, D Thomas, H O’Brien, H Shaw.
Injuries : Carlton – Nil. Collingwood – B Reid (quad), L Ball (knee).
Substitutions : Carlton - K Lucas replaced by N Duigan in the fourth quarter. Collingwood - B
Reid (quad) replaced by B Sinclair in the second quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Donlon, Farmer, Meredith.
Crowd - 84,259 at MCG.

Richmond and Melbourne were looking for their first win of the season when they clashed at the MCG on
Saturday afternoon. And it would be the Tigers who broke through to open their 2012 account, with a
comfortable 59-point win over a dismal Melbourne.
The first half never reached any great heights, as both sides made plenty of errors and kept turning the ball
over. The Tigers led by 13 points at quarter time, before the Demons fought back to take the lead midway
through the second term before two late goals to the Tigers saw them leading by eight points at the long
The game was still on the line when the premiership quarter commenced, but by the last change there was no
doubt who was the stronger side. The Tigers dominated the quarter, with the midfield that had struggled in
the first half driving the ball forward with regularity. Nine goals to one was a reflection of the Richmond
dominance, as the lead was extended to 59 points at the last change. Five goals apiece in the final quarter
maintained that margin.
The Tigers were through for their first win of the year. Competitive performances for long periods of
their games against Carlton and Collingwood weren’t met with reward for effort as they were blown
away during short bursts in both those games. But the Tigers, with their third quarter performance,
made an important step towards getting their season back on track. But for Melbourne, it was another
poor performance; another chapter in the tale of woe that has been their season to date.
Richmond                                  4.4         6.8         15.11         20.13 (133)
Melbourne                                 2.3         5.6           6.6             11.8 (74)
Goals : Richmond – T Cotchin 3, B Miller 3, R Conca 2, R Nahas 2, B Deledio 2, I Maric, S
Martin, J Riewoldt, B Houli, T Vickery, S Grigg, D Jackson, S Tuck.
Melbourne – M Clark 2, J
Howe 2, J Trengove 2, L Dunn 2, J Watts, N Jones, J Sellar.
Best : Richmond – S Tuck, S Grigg, R Conca, N Foley, B Deledio, T Cotchin. Melbourne – J
Howe, M Jamar, J Watts, J Trengove, J Grimes, J Frawley.
Injuries : Richmond – Nil. Melbourne – J Grimes (Concussion).
Substitutions : Richmond – T Vickery replaced by A Maric in the fourth quarter. Melbourne
S Martin replaced by L Dunn in the third quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Schmitt, Armstrong, Mitchell.
Crowd - 49,826 at MCG.

Sydney were given a scare by Port Adelaide, with the Power taking the fight up to the Swans when the
two sides clashed at AAMI Stadium on Saturday afternoon. There was only a kick in it at three-quarter
time; but the Swans got on top in the last quarter to win by 22 points and maintain their unbeaten run
in 2012.
The Power started brightly with two goals in the first three minutes of the game, but the Swans then
got themselves going and wasted little time in pegging back the deficit. Hitting the front midway
through the first quarter, the Swans got to a 12-point lead at quarter time.
In the second quarter, Swans’ dual Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes came in late to contest a ball
against Jacob Surjan, with the late hit not only giving away a free kick and 50 metre penalty but seeing
Goodes’ name appear in the umpire’s report book. Surjan converted his 50 metre penalty into a goal as
the Power kept pace with the Swans through the second quarter; but the Swans were 16 points ahead
at the long break.
But the Power weren’t going to go down without a fight, and with some hard work in the third quarter
they got themselves into contention. Four goals to two for the quarter saw the margin reduced to just
three points at three-quarter time; and when Brad Ebert lined up a set shot from 40 metres out early in
the last quarter, the Power had a chance to hit the front.
But Ebert’s shot hit the post. The Swans, from the kick-in, raced the ball to the forward line with no
Port player touching the ball, for Sam Reid to goal. Adam Goodes steered one through a few minutes
later, and the Power challenge was over. The Swans would go on to kick six goals to three for the
quarter and take out the game by 22 points.
It had been a brave fight by the Power, but again they came up short. The Swans have now won their
last eight games against Port, with the Power not having beaten the Swans since they spoiled the
Swans’ flag unfurling ceremony in 2006.
Sydney                                           5.2         8.4         10.6         16.9 (105)
Port Adelaide                   
               3.2         5.6          9.9          12.11 (83)
Goals : Sydney – L Jetta 3, C Bird 2, J White 2, A Goodes 2, R O'Keefe 2, J Bolton, B
McGlynn, J McVeigh S Reid, S Mumford.
Port Adelaide - D Stewart 3, J Schulz 2, Brad Ebert
2, J Westhoff 2, J Surjan, M Broadbent, M Thomas.
Best : Sydney – D Hannebery, J Kennedy, A L Parker, A Goodes, C Bird, S Mumford. Port
Adelaide –
Brad Ebert, D Cassisi, K Cornes, J Westhoff, J Trengove, T Boak.
Injuries : Sydney – Nil. Port Adelaide – Nil.
Substitutions : Sydney – B McGlynn replaced by A Everitt in the third quarter. Port
Adelaide –
A Carlile replaced by Cameron O'Shea in the fourth quarter.
Reports : Sydney - A Goodes for rough conduct on J Surjan in the second quarter. Port
Adelaide –
Umpires - Nicholls, Hay, Pannell.
Crowd - 19,032 at AAMI Stadium.

A scrappy, defensive clash at Subiaco on Saturday afternoon saw Fremantle squander countless chances
but still record an unconvincing 29-point win over a poor Brisbane Lions side.
The Lions, with two goals to one in the first quarter, led by three points at quarter time. But Clancee
Pearce put the Dockers in front in the opening minute of the second term, and the Dockers would not
be headed again for the day. It was the first of three goals for the Dockers in the second quarter, with
the Dockers holding an 11-point lead at half time.
But although the Dockers had the lead, the injury toll hung like the sword of Damocles over the team.
Nathan Fyfe had been subbed off with a shoulder injury, and no sooner had the sub been activated than
Josh Mellington also went down with a hamstring injury. The Lions had injury worries of their own, with
ruckman Matthew Leuenberger injuring his leg, forcing the visitors to also activate their sub during the
second term.
It was two goals apiece in the third quarter, but that stat was misleading compared to the trend of play
around the ground. The Dockers had been easily the better side around the ground, and had the ball
inside their forward 50 far more than the Lions did; but some poor accuracy and some costly turnovers
prevented the Dockers from achieving reward for effort. The margin was 16 points at the last change,
but the Dockers should have been further in front.
The scrappy, poor-standard football continued in the last quarter. The Lions had hung in there for three
quarters, despite being outplayed; but were unable to make a dent in the deficit in the final term. The
Dockers could only manage two goals, but it was enough to ensure a win. It had been a case of winning
ugly for the Dockers, but the four points are valuable in the context of this season.
Fremantle                                         1.4         4.7         6.13         8.16 (64)
Brisbane                                           2.1         3.2          5.3           5.5 (35)
Goals : Fremantle – C Pearce 3, P Duffield, M Pavlich, D Mundy, Z Clarke, J Mellington.
Brisbane – J Polec 2, T Banfield, D Rich, D Merrett.
Best : Fremantle – P Duffield, C Pearce, G Broughton, A Sandilands, M Johnson, M Barlow.
Brisbane – J Drummond, T Rockliff, D Merrett, J Polkinghorne, J Polec, J Adcock.
Injuries : Fremantle – N Fyfe (shoulder), J Mellington (hamstring). Brisbane – M
Leuenberger (achilles/calf).
Substitutions : Fremantle – N Fyfe replaced by D Mundy in the second quarter. Brisbane –
M Leuenberger replaced by J Polec in the second quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Dalgleish, Rosebury, Bannister.
Crowd - 33,473 at Patersons Stadium.

Veteran Essendon defender Dustin Fletcher celebrated his 350th game on Saturday night; but the
Bomber party went close to being spoiled by a plucky and determined Gold Coast side at Metricon
The only previous meeting between the two clubs saw Essendon score 15 goals in the first quarter to
humiliate the Suns; and with four goals in the first ten minutes, there were danger signs for the Suns.
But the home side fought back, defending grimly for the remainder of the first quarter and ensuring the
Bombers were only 21 points ahead at quarter time.
The home side began to get on top around the ground in the second quarter. Rugby league convert
Karmichael Hunt, putting in his best game in his AFL career to date, picked up nine possessions in the
second term, and showed his tackling skills from his NRL days were still there when he landed a
crunching tackle on Angus Monfries. But the star for the Suns, once again, was Gary Ablett; who was
once again a ball magnet, picking up a total of 44 touches for the game, believed to be the first time
ever that a player has got 40 touches in each of the first three games of a season.
By half time, the margin had been cut to five points. And the Suns would take the lead during the third
quarter. Five-goal hauls in the second and third terms would put the Suns seven points at the last
change, and the scent of an upset was in the air.
But in the end it wasn’t to be, as Stuart Crameri kicked two goals in the final quarter to bring his total
for the game to four. And Pat Ryder put in a sensational checkside set shot from next to the boundary
line in the forward pocket, sneaking the goal through from the most acute of angles to put the Bombers
back in front.
A run of five goals to one in the final quarter was enough to get the Bombers over the line, and
maintain their unbeaten start to the season. But although the Suns were again beaten, yet to record a
win this season and still looking for their first Metricon Stadium win in the club’s history; the Suns showed
they are a side on the up, led by a true champion in Gary Ablett and with the potential to go on to
bigger and better things in the next few seasons.
Essendon                                  5.6         7.10         10.12         15.15 (105)
Gold Coast             
                    2.3          7.5           12.7           13.10 (88)
Goals : Essendon – S Crameri 4, M Hurley 2, L Jetta 2, P Ryder 2, J Watson 2, T
Bellchambers, A Davey, K Reimers.
Gold Coast – G Ablett 2, N Bock 2, A Hall 2, J Brennan, J
Caddy, J Harbrow, B Matera, M Rischitelli, L Russell, M Shaw.
Best : Essendon – S Crameri, T Pears, M Hibberd, J Watson, B Stanton, A Monfries. Gold
Coast –
G Ablett, M Rischitelli, B Matera, D Swallow, J Harbrow, N Bock.
Injuries : Essendon – C Dempsey (hamstring). Gold Coast – Nil.
Substitutions : Essendon - C Dempsey replaced by R Dyson in the second quarter. Gold
Coast -
S Day replaced by T McKenzie in the third quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Ritchie, Stewart, Grun.
Crowd - 17,069 at Metricon Stadium.

St Kilda maintained their dominance in recent years against the Western Bulldogs; with the Saints
recording their seventh straight win over the Bulldogs, a 63-point result at Docklands on Saturday night.
A scrappy opening 20 minutes of the game saw the two sides kick one goal apiece, before the Saints
took a stranglehold on the game during time-on in the first quarter, with three late goals to open up a
22-point lead at quarter time. The St Kilda backline was at their miserly best, and the Bulldogs were
unable to manage a goal in the second term; with the Saints ahead by 31 points at half time.
The Bulldogs hit back in the opening minute of the third term, with Daniel Giansiracusa kicking the
Bulldogs’ second goal. But it was a brief respite for the Bulldogs, as the Saints turned on a more efficient
and more ruthless game than they had showed in the first half. Seven unanswered goals to the Saints
would cover the remainder of the third term, the Saints leading by 68 points at three-quarter time. And
the first two goals of the last quarter would see the Saints 82 points ahead.
The Bulldogs would salvage some modicum of respectability late in the game by scoring the last three
goals. But even with the Saints clocking off early, the final margin was still comfortably over ten goals; a
reflection of St Kilda’s superiority and the dismal football on display by the Bulldogs.
Matthew Boyd was the one shining light for the Bulldogs, picking up 39 touches in a best on ground
performance. But Boyd aside, the Bulldogs were slow, flat, undisciplined and uncompetitive against the
relentless drive of the Saints. Lenny Hayes and Leigh Montagna picked up 30 possessions apiece, with
plenty of Saints making meaningful contributions around the ground.
St Kilda                                         4.5         6.6         13.9         15.13 (103)
Western Bulldogs           
               1.2         1.5          2.6            5.10 (40)
Goals : St Kilda – S Milne 3, N Riewoldt 2, B Goddard 2, N Dal Santo, D Polo, R Stanley, J
Koschitzke, B McEvoy, L Montagna, D Armitage, J Steven.
Bulldogs – L Jones, D
Giansiracusa, R Griffen, A Cooney.
Best : St Kilda – S Dempster, L Hayes, L Montagna, B Goddard, T Simpkin, J Geary.
Bulldogs – M Boyd, A Cooney, W Minson, S Higgins, L Picken, D Cross.
Injuries : St Kilda – S Gilbert (back). Bulldogs – Nil.
Substitutions : St Kilda – S Gilbert replaced by J Cripps in the third quarter. Bulldogs – T
Liberatore replaced by N Djerrkura in the third quarter.
Reports : Bulldogs - B Lake for striking T Simpkin in the last quarter.
Umpires - Donlon, Farmer, Meredith.
Crowd - 28,971 at Etihad Stadium.

With GWS Giants’ home ground at Skoda Stadium still under construction, the Giants’ game against
West Coast was taken to the heart of Sydney’s west and played at Blacktown International Sportspark.
The ground was far from full; and the Eagles put in a dominant first quarter to lay the foundations for a
convincing 81-point victory.
The Giants had been unable to score a goal in the first half last week, but didn’t take long to get on the
board in this clash, with Callan Ward finding the big sticks. But it was a rare highlight for the Giants in the
first term as the Eagles opened up a match-winning break. Getting the ball out of the centre with ease
and pumping the ball forward with regularity, the Eagles kicked 11 goals in the first term to open up a
58-point lead at quarter time.
The Giants defended more resolutely in the second term to hold the Eagles to four goals; but the Eagles
were still 73 points up at half time. And the Eagles kept going through the third term, adding six goals
to two to lead by 94 points at the last change.
The Giants had been well beaten, but managed to turn things around to a small degree in the last term,
persevering to win the quarter; and were thus the first term to win a quarter against the Eagles so far
this season. Callan Ward accumulated 36 possessions, working hard to stem the Eagle tide as the Giants
kicked the highest score in the club’s history to date.
But this was a dominant performance by the Eagles, widely tipped as premiership contenders in 2012.  
Luke Shuey kicked five goals for the Eagles, while Scott Selwood and Chris Masten picked up 31
possessions apiece to create countless chances for the red-hot West Coast side.
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West Coast                               11.4         15.8         21.9         23.12 (150)
Greater Western Sydney            2.0           4.1           6.5            10.9 (69)
Goals : West Coast – L Shuey 5, C Masten 3, Q Lynch 3, N Naitanui 2, J Kennedy 2, S
Selwood, A Smith, B Dalziell, D Cox, J Hill, J Darling, A Hams, P McGinnity.
GWS Giants – J
Giles 3, R Palmer 2, C Ward, T Bugg, A Treloar, A Tomlinson, J Townsend.
Best : West Coast – S Selwood, C Masten, L Shuey, A Gaff, S Hurn, A Selwood. GWS
Giants –
C Ward, T Bugg, R Palmer, D Smith, T Scully, J Hombsch.
Injuries : West Coast – B Dalziell (knee), D Kerr (corked calf). GWS Giants – J Cameron
(corked thigh).
Substitutions : West Coast - B Dalziell replaced by P McGinnity at half time. GWS Giants - J
Cameron replaced by C Hampton in the third quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Foot, Ryan, Wenn.
Crowd - 6,875 at Blacktown International Sportspark.

Hawthorn handed Adelaide their first loss of 2012, with the Hawks returning to their best form to record
a convincing 56-point win over the Crows at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.
The first quarter was high-scoring, with the Hawks getting out to an early three-goal break before the
Crows fought back to trail by six points at quarter time. And when the Crows kicked the first goal of the
second quarter, scores were level and a close contest was in prospect. But the Hawks stepped up a
gear later in the quarter, with the last three goals of the term going out to a 23-point lead at half time.
The Hawks had got the edge, forcing the Crows into playing catch-up football. And although the Crows
did manage three goals in the third and fourth quarters, the Hawks had the quick reply every time and
won both quarters, further extending their lead as the game progressed until the final margin of 56
points was reached.
Josh Gibson accumulated 30 possessions in a best-on-ground performance; while Lance Franklin and Luke
Bruest kicked three goals apiece. But a lowlight for the Hawks was the departure of Luke Bruest after
being concussed in the final quarter. Kurt Tippett, with 27 touches and eight marks, was Adelaide’s best.
Hawthorn                                  5.3         10.7         15.9         21.14 (140)
                      4.3          6.8          9.10          12.12 (84)
Goals : Hawthorn – L Breust 3, L Franklin 3, M Suckling 2, D Hale 2, J Lewis 2, C Rioli 2, B
Whitecross, S Burgoyne, K Cheney, J Gunston, M Osborne, L Shiels, S Mitchell.
Adelaide – K
Tippett 3, I Callinan 3, T Lynch 2, J Porplyzia, M Doughty, B Vince, B Reilly.
Best : Hawthorn – J Gibson, B Whitecross, L Franklin, J Roughead, D Hale, M Suckling.
Adelaide – K Tippett, S Jacobs, P Dangerfield, N Van Berlo, D Mackay, I Callinan.
Injuries : Hawthorn – B McCauley (stomach virus) replaced in selected side by C Young, G
Birchall (calf), L Breust (concussion), D Hale (dislocated finger).
Adelaide – R Henderson
(soreness) replaced in selection side by S Kerridge.
Substitutions : Hawthorn - G Birchall (corked knee) repaced by S Savage at three-quarter
Adelaide – T Lynch replaced by S Kerridge in the third quarter
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Margetts, Leppard, McInerney.
Crowd - 33,524 at MCG.

The Sunday twilight game saw defending champions Geelong stunned by North Melbourne, with the
Kangaroos recording a shock 17-point win at Docklands.
With the Scott twins sitting in the respective coaching boxes of the two clubs, it was Brad who walked
on the happier at quarter time. The Kangaroos had out-muscled the Cats around the ground and
created the better opportunities on the forward line to take a surprise 20-point lead into quarter time.
The Cats were spurred into action, and lifted around the ground in the second term. But some poor
finishing would let them down. The Cats would have nine scoring shots to five for the quarter, but
against the odds it would be North who would win the quarter. All of the Kangaroos’ scores were goals,
while the Cats missed the big sticks more often than they would kick accurately.
With a 21-point lead at half time, the Cats tried desperately to get back in the contest. But the
Kangaroos had all the answers. The third term was a shoot-out, an attacking passage of play in which 11
goals were scored. But the Kangaroos, with seven of them, led by 36 points at three quarter time, and
early in the final term the lead was out to 43 points.
The Cats came back hard in the latter stages of the game, finally getting the run of goals that had
threatened earlier. But the strains of playing catch-up was too much for them; and although the Cats
got back to less than three goals, they could go no closer as the Kangaroos steadied to take a hard-
fought but well-earned win.
The Kangaroos had multiple targets up forward, with Aaron Edwards, Jack Ziebell and Ryan Bastinac
finishing with four goals apiece; while veteran midfielder Brent Harvey picked up 38 touches. The
Kangaroos maintain their early-season position in the top eight. But Geelong’s title defence had come to
a rough start, with the Cats winning just one of their first three games, and that one was falling over
the line by a kick.
North Melbourne                           4.5         9.5         16.8         20.11 (131)
             1.3         5.8         9.14         16.18 (114)
Goals : North Melbourne – A Edwards 4, R Bastinac 4, J Ziebell 4, L Adams 2, H McIntosh 2,
L Anthony, L Thomas, B Harvey, K Harper.
Geelong – J Podsiadly 5, T Hawkins 4, S Motlop
2, T Gillies, G Horlin-Smith, S Byrnes, H Taylor, C Guthrie.
Best : North Melbourne – J Ziebell, B Harvey, R Bastinac, L Anthony, H McIntosh, D Wells.
Geelong – J Selwood, J Corey, J Podsiadly, J Bartel, T Hunt, O Stephenson.
Injuries : North Melbourne – Nil. Geelong - A Mackie (cut lip).
Substitutions : North Melbourne – B Cunnington replaced by K Harper in the fourth
Geelong – A Mackie replaced by G Horlin-Smith in the third quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Stevic, Jennings, Mollison.
Crowd - 29,630 at Etihad Stadium.
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Sydney v Essendon (2/6/07)
Sydney v Carlton (15/7/07)
Melbourne v Sydney (5/8/07)
Sydney v St Kilda (11/8/07)
Sydney v Port (Trial, 23/2/08)
St Kilda v Sydney (22/3/08)
Kangaroos v Essendon(24/3/08)
Sydney v Port Adel (30/3/08)
Sydney v West Coast (12/4/08)
Sydney v Essendon (18/5/08)
Sydney v Richmond (1/6/08)
Richmond v Adelaide (7/6/08)
Sydney v St Kilda (14/6/08)
Melbourne v Sydney (22/6/08)
Sydney v Collingwood (5/7/08)
Sydney v Adelaide (26/7/08)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (3/8/08)
Sydney v Fremantle (9/8/08)
Sydney v Geelong (16/8/08)
Elim Final - Syd v Kang (6/9/08)
Grand Final Parade (26/9/08)
Blacktown Update (31/12/08)
NAB - Port v Sydney (22/2/09)
Trial - Sydney v B'dogs(7/3/09)
Sydney v Hawthorn (4/4/09)
Carlton v Essendon (11/4/09)
Sydney v Carlton (18/4/09)
Sydney v Richmond (3/5/09)
Blacktown Update (9/5/09)
Sydney v West Coast (16/5/09)
Sydney v Port Adel (24/5/09
Essendon v Adelaide (10/6/09)
Blacktown Update (5/7/09
Sydney v Essendon (11/7/09)
Sydney v Geelong (15/8/09)
Sydney v Brisbane (29/8/09)
Grand Final Parade (25/9/09)
NAB - Sydney vCarlton(20/2/10)
Trial - Sydny v Ess'don (6/3/10)
Sydney v St Kilda (27/3/10)
Essendon v Fremantle (4/4/10)
Sydney v Richmond (10/4/10)
W Bulldogs v Sydney (15/5/10)
Essendon v Geelong (12/6/10)
Sydney v Collingwood (26/6/10)
Sydney v Nth Melb (10/7/10)
Sydney v Hawthorn (7/8/10)
NAB - GWS/Syd/GCst (19/2/11)
Essendon v Coll'wood (25/4/11)
Sydney v Richmond (12/6/11)
Sydney v Collingwood (25/6/11)
GWS Giants v Sydney (23/7/11)
Sydney v W Bulldogs (23/7/11)
GWS Giants v NT T'dr (6/8/11)
NAB - GWS/WBul/Coll (18/2/12)
NAB - Sydney v NMelb (3/3/12)
GWS Giants v Sydney (24/3/12)
Sydney v Fremantle (7/4/12)
GWSGiants v WCoast (15/4/12)
2012 Grand Final - Pre-Game
2012 Grand Final - Game Pics
2012 Grand Final - Post Game

Round 10 2007 Scoreboard
Round 11 2007 Scoreboard
Round 12 2007 Wk1 S'bd
Round 12 2007 Wk2 S'bd
Round 13 2007 Scoreboard
Round 14 2007 Scoreboard
Round 21 2007 Scoreboard
Round 22 2007 Scoreboard
2008 Pre-Season Week 1
2008 Pre-Season Week 2
2008 Pre-Season Week 3
2008 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2008 Scoreboard
Round 2 2008 Scoreboard
Round 3 2008 Scoreboard
Round 4 2008 Scoreboard
Round 5 2008 Scoreboard
Round 6 2008 Scoreboard
Round 7 2008 Scoreboard
Round 8 2008 Scoreboard
Round 9 2008 Scoreboard
Round 10 2008 Scoreboard
Round 11 2008 Scoreboard
Round 12 2008 Scoreboard
Round 13 2008 Scoreboard
Round 14 2008 Scoreboard
Round 15 2008 Scoreboard
Round 16 2008 Scoreboard
Round 17 2008 Scoreboard
Round 18 2008 Scoreboard
Round 19 2008 Scoreboard
Round 20 2008 Scoreboard
Round 21 2008 Scoreboard
Round 22 2008 Scoreboard
2008 Finals Week 1
2008 Finals Week 2
2008 Preliminary Finals
2009 Pre-Season Week 1
2009 Pre-Season Week 2
2009 Pre-Season Week 3
2009 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2009 Scoreboard
Round 2 2009 Scoreboard
Round 3 2009 Scoreboard
Round 4 2009 Scoreboard
Round 5 2009 Scoreboard
Round 6 2009 Scoreboard
Round 7 2009 Scoreboard
Round 8 2009 Scoreboard
Round 9 2009 Scoreboard
Round 10 2009 Scoreboard
Round 11 2009 Scoreboard
Round 12 2009 Scoreboard
Round 13 2009 Scoreboard
Round 14 2009 Scoreboard
Round 15 2009 Scoreboard
Round 16 2009 Scoreboard
Round 17 2009 Scoreboard
Round 18 2009 Scoreboard
Round 19 2009 Scoreboard
Round 20 2009 Scoreboard
Round 21 2009 Scoreboard
Round 22 2009 Scoreboard
2009 Finals Week 1
2009 Finals Week 2
2009 Preliminary Finals
2010 Pre-Season Week 1
2010 Pre-Season Week 2
2010 Pre-Season Week 3
2010 Pre-Season Week 4
Round 1 2010 Scoreboard
Round 2 2010 Scoreboard
Round 3 2010 Scoreboard
Round 4 2010 Scoreboard
Round 5 2010 Scoreboard
Round 6 2010 Scoreboard
Round 7 2010 Scoreboard
Round 8 2010 Scoreboard
Round 9 2010 Scoreboard
Round 10 2010 Scoreboard
Round 11 2010 Scoreboard
Round 12 2010 Scoreboard
Round 13 2010 Scoreboard
Round 14 2010 Scoreboard
Round 15 2010 Scoreboard
Round 16 2010 Scoreboard
Round 17 2010 Scoreboard
Round 18 2010 Scoreboard
Round 19 2010 Scoreboard
A Tale of Two Matches
Round 20 2010 Scoreboard
Round 21 2010 Scoreboard
Round 22 2010 Scoreboard
GWS Giants Launch - Nov10
2011 Pre-Season Week 1
2011 Pre-Season Week 2
2011 Pre-Season Week 3
2011 Pre-Season Week 4
2011 Pre-Season Week 5
Round 1 2011 Scoreboard
Round 2 2011 Scoreboard
Round 3 2011 Scoreboard
Round 4 2011 Scoreboard
Round 5 2011 Scoreboard
Round 6 2011 Scoreboard
Round 7 2011 Scoreboard
Round 8 2011 Scoreboard
Round 9 2011 Scoreboard
Round 10 2011 Scoreboard
Round 11 2011 Scoreboard
Round 12 2011 Scoreboard
Round 13 2011 Scoreboard
Round 14 2011 Scoreboard
Round 15 2011 Scoreboard
Round 16 2011 Scoreboard
Round 17 2011 Scoreboard
Round 18 2011 Scoreboard
2012 Pre-Season Week 1
2012 Pre-Season Week 2
2012 Pre-Season Week 3
2012 Pre-Season Week 4
2012 Pre-Season Week 5
Opener 2012 - GWS v Syd
Round 1 2012 Scoreboard
Round 2 2012 Scoreboard
Round 3 2012 Scoreboard
Round 4 2012 Scoreboard
Round 5 2012 Scoreboard
Round 6 2012 Scoreboard
2013 Pre-Season Week 1
2013 Pre-Season Week 2