Toyota AFL Finals Week 1 Season 2018

Toyota AFL Finals Week 1 Season 2018

Richmond’s Strength Shows In Finals Week 1

Victor P Taffa

Richmond Tigers strength and depth in Finals Week 1 showed up Hawthorn’s weaknesses in what was Dustin Martin’s 200th game.

 

Finals Week 1 Summary

Richmond v Hawthorn

Richmond showed in season 2018 that they have lost none of their momentum and drive with a solid display against Hawthorn. Richmond won with 8 different goal kickers that did not include 3 times Coleman Medallist Jack Riewoldt.

Lucky for Hawthorn Jack Riewoldt did not kick a bag of goals.

Richmond has the week off while Hawthorn meets Melbourne next week.

Melbourne v Geelong

Melbourne started the match kicking 5 goals in the first quarter and did not maintain goal kicking pressure which was a relief for Geelong. Melbourne booted 4 goals in the last quarter to meet Hawthorn next week. Hawthorn will struggle to match Melbourne’s intensity however the Demons will have to kick goals in all 4 quarters to make it to the Grand Final.

Geelong are eliminated for season 2018 while Melbourne meets Hawthorn next week.

Melbourne Demons and Geelong Cats Football Clubs are two of the oldest football clubs in the world. Melbourne began in 1858 and Geelong began in 1859.

Sydney v Greater Western Sydney

In a match that Sydney would rather forget Greater Western Sydney outplayed and outclassed Sydney at the SCG.

Sydney are eliminated for season 2018 while Greater Western Sydney takes on Collingwood next week.

Greater Western Sydney will go from strength to strength over the next few years however ANZ Stadium must be maintained with a round playing surface as their current home ground will shrink as Club Membership and crowd attendances grow.

West Coast v Collingwood

Collingwood lost nothing in their encounter against West Coast despite losing the match. Scores changed constantly and it was only a last quarter flurry of 5 goals from West Coast that sunk Collingwood.

West Coast has the week off while Collingwood meets Greater Western Sydney next week.

 

Quarter By Quarter Scores

Richmond v Hawthorn

RICHMOND

Q1.      2.2

Q2.      5.7

Q3.      10.13

Q4.      13.17 (95)

HAWTHORN

Q1.      2.3

Q2.      3.5

Q3.      5.8

Q4.      9.10 (64)

Goals

Richmond:

McIntosh 3, Rioli 3, Caddy 2, Martin, Prestia, Higgins, Edwards, Graham

Hawthorn:

Roughead 3, Shiels, Nash, Impey, Mitchell, Breust, Smith

Official Crowd: 91,446 at the MCG

 

Melbourne v Geelong

MELBOURNE

Q1.      5.3

Q2.      5.9

Q3.      6.13

Q4.      10.15 (75)

GEELONG

Q1.      0.2

Q2.      2.4

Q3.      3.8

Q4.      6.10 (46)

Goals

Melbourne:

Weideman 3, Harmes, Gawn, Melksham, T. McDonald, Jones, Hannan, Neal-Bullen

Geelong: Hawkins 2, Kelly, Tuohy, Murdoch, Duncan

Official Crowd: 91,767 at the MCG

 

Sydney v Greater Western Sydney

SYDNEY

Q1.      1.4

Q2.      2.4

Q3.      2.6

Q4.      4.6 (30)

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Q1.      2.3

Q2.      4.7

Q3.      7.11

Q4.      10.19 (79)

Goals

Sydney:

Papley 2, Parker, Ronke

Greater Western Sydney:

Greene 3, Cameron 2, Himmelberg 2, Coniglio, de Boer, Ward

Official Crowd: 40,350 at the SCG

 

West Coast v Collingwood

WEST COAST

Q1.       3.3

Q2.      6.7

Q3.      7.11

Q4.      12.14 (86)

COLLINGWOOD

Q1.      1.3

Q2.      7.4

Q3.      9.9

Q4.      10.10 (70)

Goals

West Coast:

Ryan 2, Darling 2, Kennedy 2, Vardy, Jetta, Sheed, Cripps, Rioli, Redden

Collingwood:

Adams 2, De Goey 2, Mihocek 2, Stephenson, Thomas, Varcoe, Mayne

Official Crowd: 59,585 at Optus Stadium

 

G         Goals worth 6 Points

B         Behinds worth 1 Point

T         Total Score

 

Season 2018 Finals Series Week 2 Matches

Hawthorn v Melbourne

Friday 14 September, 2018

7.50 pm at the MCG

 

Collingwood v Greater Western Sydney

Saturday 15 September, 2018

7.25 pm at the MCG

 

Toyota AFL Season 2018 Final Standings

Position          Club                Played      Win     Loss    Draw  Bye      Points

1          Richmond                  22                 18        4                      1          72

2          West Coast                 22                16        6                      1          64

3          Collingwood               22               15        7                      1          60

4          Hawthorn                   22               15        7                      1          60

5          Melbourne                 22                14        8                      1          56

6          Sydney                        22                 14        8                      1          56

7          GWS                           22                   13        8          1          1          54

8          Geelong                      22                 13        9                      1          52

9          North Melbourne         22                   12        10                    1          48

10        Port Adelaide              22                     12        10                    1          48

11        Essendon                     22                      12        10                    1          48

12        Adelaide                     22                       12        10                    1          48

13        Western Bulldogs       22                    8          14                    1          32

14        Fremantle                    22                    8          14                    1          32

15        Brisbane                      22                    5          17                    1          20

16        St. Kilda                      22                    4          17        1          1          18

17        Gold Coast                  22                    4          18                    1          16

18        Carlton                        22                    2          20                    1          8

Wins worth 4 Premiership Points

Draws worth 2 Premiership Points

 

Abbreviations:

AFL                Australian Football League

GWS               Greater Western Sydney

MCG               Melbourne Cricket Ground

SCG                Sydney Cricket Ground

Gabba              Brisbane Cricket Ground in suburb of Woolloongabba and known as Gabba