Toyota AFL Round 23 Season 2018

Toyota AFL Round 23 Season 2018

Reigning Premiers Richmond Defeats Western Bulldogs To Claim Minor Premiership

Victor P Taffa

Reigning Premiers Richmond has defeated Western Bulldogs in the final round of the Home and Away Series to leave them 2 wins clear of West Coast.

 

Final Round Summary

Port Adelaide v Essendon

Both Port Adelaide and Essendon were playing for pride as many players will now have the off-season to reflect on what could have been in season 2018.

Geelong v Gold Coast

Geelong won a percentage boosting win over Gold Coast by 102 Points that is not a good reflection on AFL in Queensland. Geelong’s large win simply ensured that they will play finals football in season 2018.

Richmond v Western Bulldogs

With no disrespect to any other team in the Top 8 the fact that Richmond finished 2 wins clear of West Coast shows the talent and depth that Richmond has. Over many decades Richmond v Western Bulldogs matches have always been hard fought contests.

Fremantle v Collingwood

Fremantle were also playing for pride as many players will now have the off-season to reflect on what could have been in season 2018. Collingwood won a tightly fought match to claim a doubles chance in the finals and a possible Grand Final appearance against Richmond.

Carlton v Adelaide

Carlton won the wooden spoon and with 16 Premierships to their name are in the longest Premiership Drought in the club’s history. Carlton last won the Premiership in 1995. Adelaide supporters must be very disappointed with their team’s performance in season 2018 despite their 104 Point win over Carlton.

Sydney v Hawthorn

Hawthorn showed what a class act they are against Sydney. Richmond should not underestimate Hawthorn in season 2018 finals series. Sydney have their work cut out for them in season 2018.

Brisbane v West Coast

Brisbane showed up Jaw Breakers West Coast who do not deserve to have finished in second place on the ladder in season 2018.

Melbourne v Greater Western Sydney

Melbourne will perform far better in the finals than anyone else besides Melbourne players and supporters will care to admit. Melbourne performed strongly against Greater Western Sydney who were expected to show up Melbourne. Geelong meets Melbourne in the finals and Melbourne’s win against Greater Western Sydney will hold them in far better stead against Geelong who met a weak opponent in the Gold Coast.

St. Kilda v North Melbourne

Only real point of interest in this match for Richmond’s Jack Riewoldt and Richmond members and supporters was to see if North Melbourne’s Ben Brown could have kicked 8 goals to win the Coleman Medal for leading goalkicker in the Home and Away series. Ben Brown kicked 3 goals which allowed Jack Riewoldt to claim his 3rd Coleman Medal.

 

Quarter By Quarter Scores

Port Adelaide v Essendon

PORT ADELAIDE

Q1.      1.1

Q2.      5.6

Q3.      9.7

Q4.      13.11 (89)

ESSENDON

Q1.      6.4

Q2.      9.7

Q3.      15.8

Q4.      17.9 (111)

Goals

Port Adelaide:

Westhoff 5, Ebert 2, Farrell, Gray, Polec, Frampton, Ryder, Boak

Essendon:

Laverde 3, Brown 3, Langford 3, McDonald-Tipungwuti 2, Heppell 2, Zaharakis 2, Baguley, Myers

Official Crowd: 39,168 at the Adelaide Oval

 

Geelong v Gold Coast

GEELONG

Q1.      4.6

Q2.      12.8

Q3.      17.8

Q4.      22.10 (142)

GOLD COAST

Q1.      2.3

Q2.      3.2

Q3.      4.8

Q4.      5.10 (40)

Goals

Geelong:

Dangerfield 4, Kelly 3, Hawkins 2, Ablett 2, Menzel 2, Menegola 2, Murdoch 2, Abbott, Blicavs, S. Selwood, Tuohy, Duncan

Gold Coast:

Sexton, Scheer, Schoenfeld, Crossley, Lyons

Official Crowd: 28,004 at GMHBA Stadium

 

Richmond v Western Bulldogs

RICHMOND

Q1.      5.1

Q2.      7.7

Q3.      12.8

Q4.      15.8 (98)

WESTERN BULLDOGS

Q1.      6.0

Q2.      8.3

Q3.      11.6

Q4.      14.11 (95)

Goals

Richmond:

Riewoldt 5, Graham 3, Castagna 2, Rioli, Martin, Caddy, Nankervis, McIntosh

Western Bulldogs:

Gowers 3, Dunkley 2, Lynch 2, Schache, Greene, Trengove, Macrae, Richards, Williams, Walli

Official Crowd: 56,998 at MCG

 

Fremantle v Collingwood

FREMANTLE

Q1.      5.2

Q2,      6.6

Q3.      8.8

Q4.      9.13 (67)

COLLINGWOOD

Q1.      3.2

Q2.      6.3

Q3.      8.8

Q4.      11.10 (76)

Goals

Fremantle:

Ballantyne 4, Fyfe, Mundy, Taberner, Neale, Switkowski

Collingwood:

Mihocek 3, Stephenson 2, Pendlebury, Adams, Phillips, Thomas, Crisp, Cox

Official Crowd: 41,320 at Optus Stadium

 

Carlton v Adelaide

CARLTON

Q1.      1.4

Q2.      5.4

Q3.      7.8

Q4.      8.13 (61)

ADELAIDE

Q1.      5.4

Q2.      13.6

Q3,      20.8

Q4.      26.9 (165)

Goals

Carlton:

McKay 3, Polson 2, Mullett, Kerridge, Simpson

Adelaide:

Jenkins 7, Gallucci 4, Atkins 3, Betts 3, Knight 2, Gibbs, Seedsman, Himmelberg, Lynch, Milera, Laird, Kelly

Official Crowd: 17,000 at Etihad Stadium

 

Sydney v Hawthorn

SYDNEY

Q1.      2.3

Q2.      6.7

Q3.      8.8

Q4.      10.14 (74)

HAWTHORN

Q1.      2.4

Q2.      3.6

Q3.      7.8

Q4.      12.11 (83)

Goals

Sydney:

Heeney 2, Papley 2, McCartin, Jack, Kennedy, Florent, Cunningham, Sinclair

Hawthorn:

Puopolo 3, Gunston 2, Henderson 2, Schoenmakers, Worpel, Breust, Roughead, Morrison

Official Crowd: 39,660 at the SCG

 

Brisbane v West Coast

BRISBANE

Q1.      4.0

Q2.      4.2

Q3.      7.6

Q4.      11.6 (72)

WEST COAST

Q1.      5.4

Q2.      9.7

Q3.      12.12

Q4.      14.14 (98)

Goals

Brisbane:

Bailey 2, Beams 2, Berry, Hipwood, Mathieson, McInerney, McStay, Robertson, Taylor

West Coast:

Darling 4, Cripps 3, Rioli 2, Ryan 2, Venables 2, Hutchings 

Official Crowd: 16,367 at the Gabba

 

Melbourne v Greater Western Sydney

MELBOURNE

Q1.      4.2

Q2.      7.6

Q3.      12.9

Q4.      15.12 (102)

GWS GIANTS

Q1.      4.1

Q2.      5.5

Q3.      5.8

Q4.      8.9 (57)

Goals

Melbourne:

T. McDonald 3, Petracca 3, Neal-Bullen 2, Harmes, vandenBerg, Brayshaw, Gawn, Jones, Weideman, Melksham

GWS Giants:

Coniglio 2, Tomlinson, Lobb, Cameron, Himmelberg, Langdon, Finlayson

Official Crowd: 37,285 at the MCG

 

St. Kilda v North Melbourne

ST. KILDA

Q1.      3.3

Q2.      6.4

Q3.      11.6

Q4.      14.10 (94)

NORTH MELBOURNE

Q1.      6.7

Q2.      11.9

Q3.      14.11

Q4.      17.15 (117)

Goals

St. Kilda:

Steven 2, Steele 2, Membrey 2, Gilbert, Lonie, Geary, Marshall, Billings, Paton, Sinclair, Newnes

North Melbourne:

Ziebell 3, Brown 3, Waite 3, Goldstein 2, Wood, Simpkin, Higgins, Daw, Dumont, Hrovat

Official Crowd: 19,866 at Etihad Stadium

 

G         Goals worth 6 Points

B         Behinds worth 1 Point

T         Total Score

 

Season 2018 Finals Series Week 1 Matches

Richmond v Hawthorn

7.20 pm Thursday 6 September 2018 at the MCG

Melbourne v Geelong

7.50 pm Friday 7 September 2018 at the MCG

Sydney v Greater Western Sydney

4.20 pm Saturday 8 September 2018 at the SCG

West Coast v Collingwood

6.10 pm Saturday 8 September 2018 at Optus Stadium

 

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:

GWS               Greater Western Sydney

MCG               Melbourne Cricket Ground

SCG                Sydney Cricket Ground

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

AFL                Australian Football League