Play
Won
Draw
Lost
For
Agnst
Pts
%age
Strk
West Coast
5
5
0
0
610
354
20
170.87
W5
Sydney
5
5
0
0
518
347
20
149.28
W5
Carlton
5
4
0
1
545
372
16
146.51
W1
Adelaide
5
4
0
1
509
413
16
123.24
W2
Essendon
5
4
0
1
508
435
16
116.78
L1
St Kilda
5
3
0
2
490
334
12
146.71
W1
North Melbourne
5
3
0
2
620
478
8
129.71
W1
Geelong
5
3
0
2
461
432
8
106.71
W2
Fremantle
5
3
0
2
399
374
8
106.68
L1
Collingwood
5
3
0
2
439
475
8
92.42
W2
Hawthorn
5
2
0
3
482
448
8
107.59
L2
Brisbane
5
2
0
3
369
421
8
87.65
L1
Western Bulldogs
5
2
0
3
383
450
8
85.11
W2
Richmond
5
1
0
4
440
466
4
94.42
L2
Port Adelaide
5
1
0
4
422
508
4
83.07
L4
Melbourne
5
0
0
5
343
590
0
58.14
L5
Gold Coast
5
0
0
5
342
619
0
55.25
L5
GWS Giants
5
0
0
5
272
633
0
42.97
L5
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Collingwood v Essendon – D Swan (Coll) 11, D Heppell (Ess) 5, D Beams (Coll) 5, B Howlett (Ess) 3.5, S Pendlebury (Coll) 3, J Watson
(Ess) 2, D Zaharakis (Ess) 1, S Sidebottom (Coll) 1.
Fremantle v Carlton – K Simpson (Carl) 8, H Scotland (Carl) 5, M Barlow (Freo) 4, M Murphy (Carl) 3, D Mundy (Freo) 3, T Mzungu (Freo) 2, M
Pavlich (Freo) 1.5, M Robinson (Carl) 1.
GWS Giants v Western Bulldogs – R Griffen (WBul) 7, L Power (GWS) 5, M Boyd (WBul) 5, D Cross (WBul) 3, T Bugg (GWS) 2.5, M Wallis
(WBul) 2.5, J Cameron (GWS) 1.
North Melbourne v Gold Coast – H McIntosh (NthM) 7, J Brennan (GCst) 6, D Petrie (NthM) 5.5, L Thomas (NthM) 3, K Horsley (GCst) 2, D
Swallow (GCst) 1.5, B Cunnington (NthM) 1.
Melbourne v St Kilda – D Armitage (St K) 7, J Grimes (Melb) 5, L Hayes (St K) 4, N Jones (Melb) 3.5, C Morton (Melb) 2, J Steven (St K) 2, N
Dal Santo (St K) 1.
Brisbane v Geelong – T Rockliff (Bris) 7, P Chapman (Geel) 5, A Christensen (Geel) 4, T Hawkins (Geel) 3, S Black (Bris) 2, H Taylor (Geel)
1, B Hudson (Bris) 1.
Hawthorn v Sydney – J Kennedy (Syd) 9, D Hannebery (Syd) 5, B Guerra (Haw) 4, C Bird (Syd) 4, B Sewell (Haw) 2, J Lewis (Haw) 1, A
Goodes (Syd) 1.
Richmond v West Coast – T Cotchin (Rich) 5, S Selwood (WCE) 4, A Gaff (WCE) 3, N Foley (Rich) 3, M Priddis (WCE) 2, D Martin (Rich) 2, N
Naitanui (WCE) 1, B Deledio (Rich) 1.
Adelaide v Port Adelaide – P Dangerfield (Adel) 9.5, S Thompson (Adel) 6, J Westhoff (Port) 4, T Chaplin (Port) 3, T Walker (Adel) 3, K
Cornes (Port ) 2, S Jacobs (Adel) 1.
LEADING GOALKICKERS :
18 - Tom Hawkins (Geel)
15 - Taylor Walker (Adel)
14 - Eddie Betts (Carl)
14 - Aaron Edwards (NthM)
13 - James Podsiadly (Geel)
13 - Travis Cloke (Coll)
12 - Josh Kennedy (WCE)
12 - Jack Darling (WCE)
12 - Kurt Tippett (Adel)
12 - Justin Westhoff (Port)
12 - Lewis Jetta (Syd)
12 - Stewart Crameri (Ess)
WEEK 6 FIXTURES
Michael Shillito's tips in bold (33/45 to Date)

Friday 4th May
Western Bulldogs v Collingwood (7:50pm, Etihad Stad)
Saturday 5th May
Essendon v Brisbane (1:45pm, Etihad Stadium)
Geelong v Melbourne (2:10pm, Simonds Stadium)
Gold Coast v
Fremantle (4:40pm, Metricon Stadium)
Sydney v Adelaide (7:40pm, SCG)
St Kilda v
Hawthorn (7:40pm, MCG)
Sunday 6th May
Carlton v GWS Giants (1:10pm, Etihad Stadium)
Port Adelaide v Richmond (3:15pm, AAMI Stadium)
West Coast v North Melbourne (4:40pm, Patersons Stad)
HARBOURSPORT PLAYER OF
THE YEAR - Standings
Scott Thompson (Adel) - 32
Tom Rockliff (Bris) - 31
Matthew Boyd (WBul) - 29
Marc Murphy (Carl) - 28
Brent Stanton (Ess) - 28
Dane Swan (Coll) - 27
Gary Ablett (GCst) - 27
Scott Pendlebury (Coll) - 26
Scott Selwood (WCE) - 26
Sam Mitchell (Haw) - 26
Kade Simpson (Carl) - 23
Josh Kennedy (Syd) - 23
Joel Selwood (Geel) - 23
The traditional Anzac Day clash between Collingwood and Essendon was a thriller; and after a day of fluctuating
fortunes, just one point separated the two sides. But it was Collingwood who would emerge with the spoils,
handing the Bombers their first loss for 2012.
A massive crowd stood in respectful silence through the Anzac commemorations, before coming into full voice
for an electric atmosphere all day. And during the early exchanges, it looked like it would be Collingwood’s day.
The Bombers suffered an early blow when Michael Hibberd’s hamstring gave way, forcing them to use their sub
and bring Cory Dell’Olio into the game. The Magpies were seven points ahead at quarter time, and early in the
second term the lead had blown out to 17 points. But the Bombers worked hard to stop the scoreboard
blowing out any further, and although they were unable to regain the lead, they had reduced the deficit to 12
points at the long break.
A low-scoring contest saw the Magpies twice get out to a three-goal lead during the third term before the
Bombers fought back both times to cut the margin to 12 points at the last change.
The Magpies had led all day, but with quick-fire goals to David Zaharakis and Heath Hocking to start the last
quarter, the margin was suddenly back to one point. The Magpies hit back with Dane Swan kicking his third.
Alex Fasolo and Ben Sinclair had golden chances to make the game safe but missed shots from 30 metres out.
At the other end, Alwyn Davey took a sensational mark and kicked truly; and when Brett Stanton kicked long
and straight at the 22 minute mark, the Bombers had taken the lead for the first time.
But with just seconds remaining on the clock, the ball had dribbled to Collingwood’s forward line; and Jarryd Blair
became the Magpie hero as he soccered the ball through. The video referee was called into action to check if
the ball had hit the post, but the all-clear was given and the Magpies had snatched the win.
Collingwood                                                2.4        5.6        9.8        11.14 (80)
Essendon                    
                                 1.3        3.6        7.8        11.13 (79)
Goals : Collingwood - D Swan 3, T Cloke 3, J Blair 2, D Beams, D Jolly, S Sidebottom. Essendon -
A Davey 3, D Zaharakis 2, A Monfries, B Howlett, B Stanton, C Dell'Olio, H Hocking, S Lonergan.
Best : Collingwood – D Swan, D Beams, S Pendlebury, S Sidebottom, B Johnson, D Jolly.
Essendon – D Heppell, B Howlett, J Watson, D Zaharakis, R Dyson, S Longeran.
Injuries : Collingwood – Nil. Essendon – M Hibberd (hamstring).
Substitutions : Collingwood – P Seedsman replaced by K Ugle in the fourth quarter. Essendon –
M Hibberd (hamstring) replaced by C Dell’Olio in the first quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - C Donlon, M Stevic, S Meredith.
Crowd - 86,932 at MCG.

Friday night at Subiaco Oval saw Carlton looking comfortable for much of the evening against Fremantle; but a
late surge from the Dockers put a scare in the Carlton camp, with the Blues just managing to hang on to
complete a hard-fought eight point win.
An evenly-contested first quarter saw the Blues lead by five points at quarter time. But the second quarter saw
the Blues open up a handy lead.
The Dockers were getting plenty of the ball, and creating scoring opportunities, but some wasteful finishing
would cost them dearly. The Dockers kicked an inaccurate 2.7 for the quarter; and although they had enjoyed
more scoring shots than the Blues, some more efficient finishing at the other end saw the Blues kick four goals
to two for the quarter and lead by 11 point at the long break.
The Blues opened up a match-winning break in the first ten minutes of the third term. Goals to Jeff
Garlett, Andrew Walker and Mitch Robinson in quick succession saw the lead stretch to 30 points, and
the Blues looked set to cruise to victory. Even though the Dockers’ defence belatedly tightened,
preventing the Blues from adding to their score over the remainder of the quarter, a 24-point lead at
the last change looked too big a gap for the Dockers to bridge.
And so it would prove. The Dockers would play their best football in the last quarter, and with eight
scoring shots to two outplayed the Blues for the quarter. But too many shots early in the quarter sailed
wide of the big sticks; and even with a late surge, the Blues had enough of a buffer to hold the Dockers
out to claim a valuable win in the west.
Carlton                                               2.1         6.2         9.4         10.5 (65)
Fremantle                                           1.2         3.9        4.10        7.15 (57)
Goals : Carlton - A Walker 2, J Garlett 2, M Robinson 2, E Betts, J Waite, K Simpson, S
Hampson.
Fremantle - C Mayne, H Ballantyne, L McPharlin, M Pavlich, R Crowley, S Hill, Z
Clarke.
Best : Carlton – K Simpson, H Scotland, M Murphy, M Robinson, B Gibbs, J Russell.
Fremantle – M Barlow, D Mundy, T Mzungu, M Pavlich, C Pearce, N Fyfe.
Injuries : Carlton – Nil. Fremantle – N Fyfe (shoulder).
Substitutions : Carlton - Z Tuohy replaced by K Lucas in the fourth quarter. Fremantle - J
Anthony replaced by L Neale in the third quarter.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - J Dalgleish, D Margetts, L Farmer.
Crowd - 38,847 at Patersons Stadium.

The Western Bulldogs won their second game for the season at Manuka Oval on Saturday afternoon,
but had to withstand an early challenge from newcomers GWS Giants before they could claim a 42-point
victory.
Famous Bulldogs fan, Prime Minister Julia Gillard, was in the stands watching on; but she would have
been far from happy with the first quarter. The Bulldogs found themselves trailing the enthusiastic young
Giants. With a spring in their step and with Jeremy Cameron looking dangerous up forward, the Giants
stunned the Bulldogs as they held them goal-less in the opening quarter to open up an 11-point lead at
quarter time.
But the Bulldogs lifted their intensity in the second quarter, and the Giants were unable to keep up. The
young Giants had worked hard, and still managed three goals for the quarter, but were blown away by
an eight-goal burst by the Bulldogs, turning the deficit into a 22-point lead.
To the Giants’ credit, they never capitulated and fought the game out to the end, putting in their best
performance so far since entering the AFL. It wasn’t enough to win either the third or fourth quarters,
as the final margin was extended to 42 points. But it showed that the Giants are a side with potential;
enthusiastic, quick around the park, and eager to learn.
Ryan Griffen was best on ground for the Bulldogs, while Matthew Boyd and Daniel Cross also played
strong games. But worthy of note was up-and-coming GWS forward Jeremy Cameron, who continued
his meteoric rise to AFL class with a five-goal haul to show he will be a player to watch as the Giants
mature in the future.
Western Bulldogs                          0.5        8.9        12.12        15.14 (104)
Greater Western Sydney      
          2.4        5.5          8.6             9.8 (62)
Goals : Bulldogs - S Higgins 2, A Cooney 2, L Dahlhaus 2, A Cordy, N Djerrkura, M Boyd, R
Griffen, L Jones, J Sherman, M Wallis, L Picken, J Grant.
GWS - J Cameron 5, C Hampton 2, J
Bruce, T Adams.
Best : Bulldogs – R Griffen, M Boyd, D Cross, M Wallis, J Sherman, W Minson. GWS – L
Power, T Bugg, J Cameron, J McDonald, T Greene, J Giles.
Injuries : Bulldogs – Nil. GWS – S Coniglio (head knock).
Substitutions : Bulldogs – J Roughead replaced by T Liberatore in the third quarter. GWS
S Coniglio replaced by D Smith in the third quarter.
Reports : Bulldogs – P Veszpremi for making contact with the head of T Bugg in the fourth
quarter.
Umpires - C Fleer, M Leppard, G Fila.
Crowd – 9,128 at Manuka Oval.

North Melbourne were the hottest of favourites when they hosted the winless Gold Coast Suns at
Etihad Stadium on Sunday evening. But the Kangaroos found themselves under the pump when they
trailed the Suns at half time, but took over in the second half to record a 34-point win.
The Kangaroos were having the better of play around the ground in the first quarter, but didn’t have
everything their own way as poor kicking would let them down. Despite amassing 13 scoring shots for
the quarter, an inaccurate forward structure would see them kick 4.9 for the quarter, leading by 16
points at the first change.
The second quarter saw both sides throw caution to the wind and go on the attack, in a 36-minute
term that would be a high-scoring shootout. A run of five unanswered goals by the Suns during time-on
warmed the hearts of the Gold Coast faithful, as they hit the front in the dying seconds of the quarter,
leading by a point at the long break.
Rugby league convert Karmichael Hunt made his presence felt, picking up plenty of possessions and
showing himself to be greatly improved in his second year at the top level. And early in the third quarter,
a heavy collision with Andrew Swallow saw the Kangaroo forced from the field, although he would return
to action late in the quarter.
Despite some more appalling missed shots, the Kangaroos would manage 6.9 for the quarter, enough to
regain the initiative as the Suns were held to a solitary goal for the premiership quarter. With a 34-point
lead at the last change, the Kangaroos were safe; but the Suns refused to capitulate and prevented the
scoreline from blowing out any further during the final quarter.
The Kangaroos had won the game, maintaining their position in the top eight. But the Suns had lost no
respect, after a fighting effort that shows plenty of promising signs for the young team.
North Melbourne                      4.9         8.13         14.22         17.25 (127)
Gold Coast                    
            2.5          9.8          10.12          13.15 (93)
Goals : North Melbourne - A Edwards 3, D Petrie 3, L Thomas 3, K Harper 2, L Adams 2, B
Cunnington, B Harvey, H McIntosh, J MacMillan.
Gold Coast - H Bennell 3, C Brown 2, C
Dixon 2, S Day 2, D Swallow, L Russell, S Iles, T Lynch.
Best : North Melbourne – H McIntosh, D Petrie, L Thomas, B Cunnington, A Swallow, J
MacMillan.
Gold Coast – J Brennan, K Horsley, D Swallow, H Bennell, B Matera, T Lynch.
Injuries : North Melbourne - Nil. Gold Coast - M Shaw (head knock), M Rischitelli (ankle)
replaced in selected side by M Weller.
Substitutions : North Melbourne – D Wells replaced by L Greenwood at three-quarter
time.
Gold Coast – M Shaw replaced by L Russell in the third quarter.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - J Schmitt, M Jennings, H Ryan.
Crowd - 17,680 at Etihad Stadium.

St Kilda won their third game for the season to maintain their position in the top eight, but it was far
from a convincing performance; as the Saints were pushed all the way by a determined Melbourne side,
eventually falling over the line by 18 points at the MCG on Saturday night.
Conditions at the MCG were slippery, but both sides made light work of the tricky conditions in the first
quarter as they moved the ball around and played attacking footy. The lead changed hands several times
during a quarter in which the Saints kicked five goals to four to lead by quarter time.
But as the ball became greasier, handling errors became more frequent and the game degenerated into
a scrap. The Demons, still looking for their first win for the season, kept working hard and hit the front
late in the second term before Stephen Milne brought up his 500th career goal, the 50th player in the
history of the AFL, to do so.
The Saints led by two points at the long break, and with two quick goals to start the third term the lead
blew out to 16 points. But the Demons refused to concede, and kept working hard to get two goals
back and reduce the deficit to just three points at the last change.
But that was as close as the Demons could get. The St Kilda defence held tight during the last quarter,
and the Demons were unable to score. The Saints were also restricted in their scoring chances, but
managed to eke out two goals in the increasingly tricky conditions; enough to get them over the line by
18 points.
David Armitage was best on ground, while Lenny Hayes and Jack Steven were also prominent for the
Saints. For the Demons, Jack Grimes, Nathan Jones and Cale Morton worked hard all night.
St Kilda                                              5.4        8.5        10.9        12.12 (84)
Melbourne                     
                     4.1        8.3        10.6         10.6 (66)
Goals : St Kilda - B Wilkes 3, J Steven 2, N Riewoldt 2, S Milne 2, L Hayes, L Montagna, R
Stanley.
Melbourne - N Jones 2, R Bail 2, A Davey, B Moloney, C Bartram, J Watts, L Dunn,
M Bate.
Best : St Kilda – D Armitage, L Hayes, J Steven, N Dal Santo, L Montagna, B McEvoy.
Melbourne – J Grimes, N Jones, C Morton, B Moloney, M Bate, J Magner.
Injuries : St Kilda - Nil. Melbourne - J Frawley (calf) replaced in selected side by L Tapscott.
Substitutions : St Kilda – B Wilkes replaced by D Polo in the third quarter. Melbourne – C
Sylvia replaced by L Dunn in the third quarter.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - T Pannell, J Mollison, A Mitchell.
Crowd - 24,798 at MCG.

Goals were hard to come by for Brisbane in appalling conditions on Saturday night at the Gabba, with the
Lions unable to get a goal in the first half. By then, Geelong had already built up a match-winning lead,
before coasting through the second half to record a 38-point win.
The match was triple premiership player and Brownlow Medallist Simon Black’s 300th at AFL level; but
with only a small crowd on hand in torrential rain and the Lions unable to get any sort of coherent play
going, it was far from a celebration.
The Cats scored the only goals of the first half, leading by 20 points at the first change and extending
the margin to 40 points at the long break. Brisbane had struggled to get the ball inside 50, and when
they did get in the attacking zone were forced to blaze away from a long way out, managing just seven
behinds.
It was tricky conditions for most forwards, but Geelong’s Tom Hawkins didn’t seem to be at all adversely
affected, with a return of five goals in the first half on his way to a total of six for the night.
The Cats had ten unanswered goals in time-on in the third term before the Lions finally broke their duck;
and although the Lions managed another three goals in the final quarter and actually won the last term,
it did little to break the dismal mood for the Brisbane club, comprehensively beaten in miserable weather.
A gloomy night for the Lions got even worse in the final stages as Andrew Raines landed a heavy hit on
Joel Selwood, and although he wasn’t reported at the time, it’s likely the video review will scrutinise the
incident in more detail during the week.
Finally the siren sounded and the players departed for hot showers and dry clothes. The Cats at least
had four points on the road to show for their toil on the slushy ground. Brisbane had nothing.
Geelong                                            4.1         7.5         10.6         12.7 (79)
Brisbane                                           0.5         0.7          1.9          4.17 (41)
Goals : Geelong - T Hawkins 6, P Chapman 2, J Corey, J Selwood, M Duncan, S Motlop.
Brisbane - A McGrath, J Brown, S Black, T Rockliff.
Best : Geelong – P Chapman, A Christensen, T Hawkins, H Taylor, T West, M Scarlett.
Brisbane – T Rockliff, S Black, B Hudson, J Adcock, J Redden, D Merrett.
Injuries : Geelong - Nil. Brisbane - J Polkinghorne (ankle) replaced in selected side by S
Sheldon.
Substitutions : Geelong – M Stokes replaced by B Smedts in the fourth quarter. Brisbane
J Drummond replaced by P Karnezis in the third quarter.
Reports - Nil.
Umpires - B Ryan, C Kamolins, S McInerney.
Crowd - 15,528 at Gabba.

Tasmania is normally a happy hunting ground for Hawthorn. But the Hawks’ island fortress was breached
on Sunday afternoon, when they were stunned by 37 points by a red-hot Sydney side.
There were few signs that such a result was coming in the first quarter. Everything looked to be going
to script when Jarryd Roughead kicked three first quarter goals to help the Hawks to a 19-point lead at
quarter time. And the Hawks would maintain that lead through the second term; leading by 20 points at
the long break and looking good.
But, as if the teams had changed jumpers during the half time break, the momentum of the game
changed during the third quarter. The Hawthorn midfield, so dominant early, were missing in action and
the Swans were driving the ball forward with regularity. Former Hawk Josh Kennedy in particular was
looking in dangerous touch. At the Hawthorn end, the Sydney defence were magnificent, clearing the
ball out of danger time and again. The Swans kicked four goals for the quarter, while holding the Hawks
scoreless; the Swans hitting the front during time-on and leading by seven points at the last change.
The momentum had swung Sydney’s way, and confidence was high as a shock result was scented. The
Swans could do no wrong, and with a haul of seven goals to two for the quarter, the margin blew out
to 37 points.
It was a result especially memorable for dual Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes. Breaking the club record
in his 304th appearance, Goodes kicked three goals and was among the Swans’ best to celebrate his
milestone game in style as the Swans maintained their unbeaten start to 2012.
Sydney                                           2.2         5.4         9.7         16.10 (106)
Hawthorn                                       5.3         8.6         8.6           10.9 (69)
Goals : Sydney - A Goodes 3, J Kennedy 3, C Bird 2, J Bolton, 2 R O'Keefe 2, D Hannebery,
J McVeigh, K Jack, L Jetta.
Hawthorn - J Roughead 5, D Hale 2, J Lewis 2, C Rioli.
Best : Sydney – J Kennedy, D Hannebery, C Bird, A Goodes, R O’Keefe, J Bolton. Hawthorn
B Guerra, B Sewell, J Lewis, J Roughead, S Savage, B Whitecross.
Injuries : Sydney - L Roberts-Thomson (head), N Malceski (knee). Hawthorn - J Gibson
(ankle).
Substitutions : Sydney – N Malceski (knee) replaced by N Smith at half time. Hawthorn – J
Gibson replaced by P Puopolo in the third quarter.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S Wenn, R Findlay, B Rosebury.
Crowd - 19,217 at Aurora Stadium.

West Coast maintained their unbeaten start to the 2012 season, but were given a scare by a
determined Richmond side at the MCG at the MCG before scraping home for a 10-point win.
The lead fluctuated several times in the first quarter, with the Eagles kicking five goals to four in the first
term and leading by seven points at the first change. The Eagles then steadied in the second term, with
six goals to five in a high scoring quarter in which the visitors looked in control but were unable to shake
off the persistent Tigers.
And the Tigers kept coming in the third term. The Eagles squandered some scoring chances, but found
themselves under pressure as the Tigers came surging. Three goals to one for the quarter saw the
Tigers cut the margin to just two points at the last change.
But the Tigers were never able to take the lead, although they kept coming perilously close. Even with
the clock in time-on during the final term there was only a kick in it. But the Eagles were able to not
concede the lead, and the Tigers kept trying but were unable to find the goal that could have taken
them to an unlikely victory.
For the Eagles, the emotion on the final siren was one of relief rather than jubilation. Although remaining
undefeated, it had been a nervous game as the Tigers refused to surrender. But for the Tigers, it was
another opportunity missed, as for the second week in a row they came perilously close to knocking off
a premiership contender but fell agonisingly short.
West Coast                               5.3         11.6         12.11         16.11 (107)
Richmond                  
                4.2          9.4           12.9           14.13 (97)
Goals : West Coast - J Darling 4, J Hill 3, A Hams 2, C Masten 2, Q Lynch 2, D Cox, J
Kennedy, S Selwood.
Richmond - B Miller 3, D Jackson 2, D Martin 2, J Riewoldt 2, T Vickery
2, B Ellis, I Maric, T Cotchin.
Best : West Coast – S Selwood, A Gaff, M Priddis, N Naitanui, D Kerr, Q Lynch. Richmond –
T Cotchin, N Foley, D Martin, B Deledio, I Maric, S Grigg.
Injuries : West Coast - J Kennedy (ankle), M Brown (concussion, poke in eye), E Mackenzie
(ear infection) replaced in selected side by M Brown.
Richmond - M Dea (head knock), B
Deledio (knee).
Substitutions : West Coast – M Brown replaced by A Selwood in the first quarter.
Richmond – B Ellis replaced by M White in the third quarter.
Reports - Nil. Umpires - S McBurney, J Armstrong, J Bannister.
Crowd - 28,464 at Etihad Stadium.

The first South Australian showdown for 2012 was closer than most experts predicted before the game,
and when Port Adelaide took a shock lead into the last change, there was a strong possibility of an
upset. But the Crows steadied in the last quarter to take out a hard-fought 19-point win.
The first quarter was closely contested, goal for goal, and the Crows led by a point at the first change.
But the Crows made a dramatic breakaway at the start of the second term. Taylor Walker gave the
Crows the upper hand with three goals in the first three minutes of the second quarter, that burst
being the difference between the two sides through the first half as the Crows took a 19-point lead into
the half time break.
With the first goal of the third term, the Crows looked set to run away with the contest. But suddenly,
out of nowhere, the Power began to lift around the ground and work their way back into the game.
Players who had struggled to make an impact suddenly became influential as the Power kicked six of the
remaining seven goals for the quarter, hitting the front deep in time on and leading by three points at
the last change.
For the first nine minutes of the last quarter, the ball travelled from end to end, but neither side was
able to manage a goal. But Ian Callinan played on and blazed away from outside the 50 metre arc to
break the deadlock and restore the lead for the Crows; and a minute later Graham Johncock went long
to get another.
That was enough to break the Port resistance, and the Crows went on to record a 19-point win. Taylor
Walker finished with six goals, while Patrick Dangerfield and Scott Thompson were among the Crows’
best. John Butcher and Justin Westhoff completed four goals apiece.
Adelaide                                      4.3         10.4         12.7         16.14 (110)
Port Adelaide        
                       4.2          7.3          13.4           14.7 (91)
Goals : Adelaide – T Walker 6, G Johncock 2, J Petrenko 2, I Callinan, K Tippett, M Wright, S
Jacobs , S McKernan, S Thompson.
Port Adelaide – J Butcher 4, J Westhoff 4, Brad Ebert 2,
M Broadbent 2, B Jacobs, J Schulz.
Best : Adelaide – P Dangerfield, S Thompson, T Walker, S Jacobs, R Sloane, G Johncock.
Port Adelaide – J Westhoff, T Chaplin, K Cornes, Brad Ebert, T Boak, T Rodan.
Injuries : Adelaide – J Porplyzia (back muscle) and S Shaw (hamstring) replaced in
selected side by A Otten and R Henderson, N van Berlo (corked thigh).
Port Adelaide – P
Stewart replaced in selected side by D Rodan, J Schulz (eye).
Substitutions : Adelaide – N van Berlo replaced by R Henderson in the third quarter. Port
Adelaide –
J Schulz replaced by A Young at half time.
Reports – Nil. Umpires - Stewart, Hay, Nicholls.
Crowd - 41,649 at AAMI Stadium.
Photo Galleries:
Sydney v PortAdelaide(20/5/07)
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
ALSO IN AFL:

Round 10 2007 Scoreboard
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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
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2008 Pre-Season Week 3
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Round 1 2008 Scoreboard
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Round 15 2008 Scoreboard
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Round 18 2008 Scoreboard
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2008 Finals Week 1
2008 Finals Week 2
2008 Preliminary Finals
2008 GRAND FINAL
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
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Round 19 2009 Scoreboard
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Round 21 2009 Scoreboard
Round 22 2009 Scoreboard
2009 Finals Week 1
2009 Finals Week 2
2009 Preliminary Finals
2009 GRAND FINAL
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
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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
2010 GRAND FINAL
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
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Round 5 2011 Scoreboard
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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