Toyota AFL Finals Week 2 Season 2018

Toyota AFL Finals Week 2 Season 2018

Melbourne Demons Football Dream Continues

Victor P Taffa

Football dream of Melbourne Demons continues who have not won a VFL/AFL Premiership since 1964 as they systematically dismantled Hawthorn in the First Semi-Final.

VFL Competition began in 1897 and became the AFL Competition in 1990.

 

Finals Week 2 Summary

Hawthorn v Melbourne

Hawthorn with all their star players and recent Premiership success gave themselves a good chance of defeating Melbourne yet the Demons threw out the script and played the match on their terms.

Scores were level at Quarter Time however the Demons were just warming up. Melbourne kicked 3 goals against no goals for Hawthorn by Half Time. Melbourne constantly hustled and bustled against Hawthorn who were just waiting for set shots at goal that did not come. Melbourne did not give Hawthorn a look in.

By Three Quarter Time Melbourne had doubled the number of goals that Hawthorn had kicked and sensed victory with the final quarter yet to be played.

Both Hawthorn and Melbourne kicked 4 goals each in the last quarter however as the final siren sounded Melbourne had booked themselves into a Preliminary Final against West Coast in Western Australia next week.

In Round 22 Melbourne defeated West Coast in Western Australia. That result will weigh on the minds of West Coast as much as what they will do with their suspended player Andrew Gaff next season.

In Round 20 West Coast player Andrew Gaff broke the jaw of Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw.

Andrew Brayshaw’s brother Angus Brayshaw plays for Melbourne who will look forward to repeating the football dose that Melbourne handed out to West Coast in Round 22.

 

Collingwood v Greater Western Sydney

Collingwood easily defeated Greater Western Sydney who only managed to kick 2 behinds in the first quarter.

In the second quarter Greater Western Sydney decided to get into the game by kicking 4 goals to trail Collingwood by 7 points at Half Time.

Collingwood had the edge on Greater Western Sydney in the third quarter even though Greater Western Sydney kicked 3 goals against 2 goals for Collingwood in the third quarter.

Fourth quarter saw Collingwood’s confidence grow as they maintained possession and outplayed Greater Western Sydney. Collingwood continually made large gains into their forward 50 that put Greater Western Sydney under much pressure.

Even though the final margin was only 10 points Collingwood gained much confidence ahead of next week’s Preliminary Final against arch-rival and reigning Premiers Richmond.

 

Toyota AFL Week 2 Finals Season 2018

Quarter By Quarter Scores

First Semi-Final

Hawthorn v Melbourne

Friday, September 14 at the MCG, 7.50 pm AEST

HAWTHORN

Q1.      3.1

Q2.      3.7

Q3.      6.9

Q4.      10.11 (71)

MELBOURNE

Q1.      3.1

Q2.      6.2

Q3.      12.5

Q4.      16.8 (104)

Goals

Hawthorn:

Gunston 3, Schoenmakers 2, Roughead 2, Worpel, Puopolo, Smith

Melbourne:

T. McDonald 4, Weideman 2, Brayshaw 2, Melksham 2, Spargo 2, Petracca, Gawn, Neal-Bullen, Hannan

Official Crowd: 90,152 at the MCG

 

Second Semi-Final

Collingwood v Greater Western Sydney

Saturday, September 15 at the MCG, 7.25 pm AEST

COLLINGWOOD

Q1.      3.6

Q2.      4.9

Q3.      6.12

Q4.      9.15 (69)

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY

Q1.      0.2

Q2.      4.2

Q3.      7.3

Q4.      9.5 (59)

Goals

Collingwood:

De Goey 3, Thomas 2, Hoskin-Elliott 2, Mihocek, Varcoe

Greater Western Sydney:

Coniglio 2, Griffen, Himmelberg, Lobb, Cameron, Langdon, De Boer

Official Crowd: 72,504 at the MCG

 

G         Goals worth 6 Points

B         Behinds worth 1 Point

T         Total Score

 

Toyota AFL Week 3 Finals Season 2018

Friday, September 21

First Preliminary Final

Richmond v Collingwood at the MCG, 7.50 pm

Saturday, September 22

Second Preliminary Final

West Coast v Melbourne at Optus Stadium, 1.20 pm AWST (3.20 pm AEST)

 

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:

AEST              Australian Eastern Standard Time

AWST             Australian Western Standard Time

AFL                Australian Football League

VFL                Victorian 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