Round 15 Review

Written by Dane on September 5 2020

Round 15

Hawthorn (7.6.48) defeated by Adelaide (12.11.83)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Hawthorn: Gunston (3), Wingard (2)

Adelaide: Jones, Fogarty, Walker, Schoenberg (2)

  1. Matt Crouch (162). Led Adelaide’s inside midfield to a drought breaking win on Tuesday afternoon, with his 32 touches and 5 tackles leading to a career high score. Now averaging 109, he is within a point of his career best average, it’s actually been a really good year if you were an owner of him, he’s only gone below 90 once since round 1.
  2. Reilly O’Brien (141). A season average of 105 is a great return for the Crows number one ruckman. Has only gone below 80 once, this latest score his second best of the year thanks to 19 touches, 8 marks and 26 hitouts.
  3. Tom Mitchell (120). Back to his dominant best after a year out of the game, Mitchell racked up his fourth score in a row of 120 or better thanks to 23 disposals (11 contested) and 5 tackles.
  4. Jack Scrimshaw (118). A career best return for the young Hawk and former Sun. Led all players for metres gained in the game with 521, overall finishing with 22 disposals and 6 marks across half-back.
  5. Ben Keays (111). Back in the triple figure scoring range for the fourth time this year. Keays had 22 touches and 1 goal playing through the middle of the ground, he’s been a decent pick up for the Crows from the latest rookie draft!




Other notable scorers: Only two more players cracked the ton here, with a pair of Adelaide midfielders by the name of Rory Laird and Brodie Smith scoring their sixth and fifth tons respectively. Laird played central midfield again and finished with 25 touches and 304 metres gained, while Smith had 22 touches and over 500 metres gained. In the 90’s were blonde haired Crow Rory Sloane, exciting young forward McAdam, former Crow Gunston and finally young Hawks midfielder Cousins, who’s 97 was a career best. Brad Crouch (85) played his first game since round 8 and finished with 27 touches and 8 clearances in a solid return, while every Adelaide rookie played well and will continue to make money. In fact, it was only Poholke (13) who didn’t register at least 50 points for his side, a score eight Hawks failed to hit. 

Disappointment: Jon Ceglar (73) hasn’t delivered on his pre-season hype through injury and constant changing of positions, only averaging 77 thus far.

West Coast (9.6.60) defeated Essendon (6.9.45)

Multiple Goal Kickers:

West Coast: Ryan (4), Darling (2)

Essendon: McDonald-Tipungwuti (4)

  1. Jordan Ridley (136). The tenth triple figure score of the season for possibly the most improved player in the competition. Produced this career best score thanks to 25 touches, 13 marks, 457 metres gained and a great DE of 88%.
  2. Zach Merrett (125). Five times in six games now that Merrett has picked up at least 30 touches. He had 33 this week, while also laying 3 tackles and gaining over 700 metres for his side, is just having a free roam throughout the middle of late. 
  3. Dylan Shiel/Kyle Langford (124). A couple of Bombers midfielders tied up here. Shiel continued his strong season with 32 touches, 5 clearances and 4 tackles for his fourth ton in five games, while Langford made it two in two weeks thanks to 29 touches, 5 clearances and 4 tackles, a career best for him.
  4. Brad Sheppard (121). Season best return here for Sheppard, while also making it four tons in a row. Had 20 touches and 9 marks while running at 95% DE across half-back, playing a number of roles across the backline.
  5. Andrew Gaff/Darcy Parish (115). A second tie here for the game. Gaff made it three tons in a row, after only having one in the previous seven games, thanks to 23 touches, 8 marks and 87% DE, while Parish had a season best return from 23 disposals, 6 tackles and 6 clearances.  




Other notable scorers: Still plenty of other good scores from this game, with another six players reaching the magical figure. The only other Bomber to do it was speedy backman Saad (108), who, despite a tag, had 21 touches running off half-back to score his eighth ton of the year, taking his season average to 99. I may have gone the early crow saying that his premium days were past him, because Shannon Hurn (112) was the next best for the Eagles for his 20 touch (95% DE), 12 mark effort, while just below him was fellow defender Tom Barrass (110), who had 11 touches, 6 marks and an even better DE of 100%. Another defender in Duggan (102) scored his fourth ton in five games on the back of 17 touches and 8 marks, he looks to be an option in years to come. Up forward it was Darling (105) having 10 touches and kicking 2 goals, and Ryan (109), having 14 touches, 8 marks and 4 goals to round out the triple figure scorers. Even with the high scores in this game, there were still some players in the  90’s including Redden, Smith and the 4 goal effort of McDonald-Tipungwuti. Mosquito (76) was good and finished a solitary point above his returning skipper Heppell, while rookie ruckman Draper returned to the side with 64 points. For the Eagles, Bailey Williams (46) was solid again, as was O’Neill (44) and both will continue to make money. Unfortunately injuries went to important players Shuey (hamstring) and McGrath (ankle). Daniher (33) wasn’t as good in his second game back, and no, I didn’t leave the C on Zerk-Thatcher this week, thank goodness I was more prepared!

Disappointment: A couple of disappointments here with Naitanui (72) and Kelly (57) both having season worst scores.

Richmond (8.8.56) defeated Fremantle (4.5.29)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Richmond: Lynch (3)

Fremantle: Crowden (2)

  1. Nat Fyfe (132). After back-to-back 80’s, Fyfe responded in a typical Fyfe sort of game. His stats were what you’d expect of him, 21 touches (12 contested) and 9 clearances, but his DE was better than usual, running at 87%.
  2. Blake Acres (129). In his first game since round 8, the Freo midfielder returned a season best score thanks to 27 touches, 5 tackles and 463 metres gained, by far his best game for Fremantle.
  3. Jack Graham (115). The hard at it Tiger scored his third ton in four games (the other being a 96) courtesy of 18 touches (10 contested), 1 goal and 395 metres gained. Averaging 106 in the past month of football since returning from injury.
  4. Jayden Short (114). Hasn’t gone below 75 all season, for an overall average of 98. Typically used the ball well (82% DE) coming out of defence, finishing Wednesday nights game with 23 disposals and 8 marks.
  5. Luke Ryan/Rory Lobb (104). A tie up to finish here from a couple of Fremantle’s most important players. Ryan had 16 touches (87% DE) with 6 marks in defence, while Lobb played a variety of roles to finish with 10 touches, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 5 hitouts and 3 clearances.




Other notable scorers: Only hard-running Tiger Kamdyn McIntosh (100) went into triple figures here, his third of the year. Running across the wings, he grabbed 16 touches of the football as well as 7 marks, 1 goal and 441 metres gained. In the 90’s for Richmond was the 1 goal, 10 disposal effort of Jack Riewoldt, emerging defender Noah Balta and the 19 disposal game of Marlion Pickett, who also gained over 350 metres for his club. For Fremantle, youngsters Caleb Serong (96) and Adam Cerra (97) continued their strong 2020 campaigns. Serong had 22 touches, 5 tackles, 440 metres gained and 5 clearances, while Cerra had 17 touches (11 contested), 6 clearances and 4 tackles. With these two, plus Brayshaw, Fremantle has the core of a very strong midfield for years to come. Not much else to mention here with scores being very spread between both teams. Second gamer Thomson Dow (19) couldn’t get near it unfortunately, only getting 4 handballs and 2 tackles throughout the game.

Disappointment: A season worst score of Dustin Martin, who was tagged by an old teammate in Conca, finishing the game with just 11 touches and 54 Supercoach points. Walters (49) also deserves a mention.

Sydney (10.7.67) defeated Melbourne (6.10.46)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Sydney: Parker, McInerney (2)

Melbourne: Zilch

  1. Max Gawn (150). His sixth score of 150 or above in eleven games this season, resulting in a ridiculous average of 141. Had 15 touches, 6 marks and 37 hitouts against the Swans duo of Sinclair and McLean.
  2. Jake Lloyd (143). Almost getting sick of writing his name at this point! Lloyd had another stellar game, picking up 28 touches at 78% DE across half-back for his thirteenth ton in a row, a league leading streak if I’m not mistaken!
  3. Clayton Oliver (130). Another great game for Clarry through the midfield, performing his usual role at the coalface, ultimately finishing with 28 touches (17 contested), with 8 tackles and 8 clearances. 
  4. Luke Parker (127). His equal second best return of the season. Parker played a starring role through the Swans midfield, finishing up with 24 touches (11 contested), 6 clearances, 5 tackles and 2 goals.
  5. Ed Langdon (121). Has hit some red hot form in the past 4 weeks of footy, averaging 117 over that time. Picked up another 26 touches and 9 marks here in this game, while also contributing 495 metres gained for his club. 




Other notable scorers: A single point below Langdon was young Swan’s midfielder Justin McInerney, who had the best game of his short career with 14 touches and 2 goals to be one of the Swans best on the day. Josh Kennedy (110) was at a discounted price this week and showed exactly what he could do with 24 touches, 5 tackles and 5 clearances, while another midfielder in Ryan Clarke (102) notched the first hundred of his 2020 campaign thanks to 22 disposals, 5 tackles and 1 goal. For Melbourne, Steven May (102) kept his ripping form going with 17 touches and 1 goal, while James Harmes (103) scored his first ton of the season with 12 touches, 7 tackles and 1 goal, in what has been a disappointing season for him, dropping his average by 31 points. Adam Tomlinson (95) was the only player in the 90’s in his 150th game thanks to 18 touches and 8 marks, with Angus Brayshaw (89) being the next closest despite spending time on the bench due to an ankle concern. Other players who spent time on the bench included Neal-Bullen, May and Nathan Jones, the final one of those three the most serious with a thigh issue. The majority of rookies performed well enough to earn some cash in this game, with Wicks (73) and Rivers (66) being the best of them.

Disappointment: Thankfully it doesn’t matter as much this week but 53 from Petracca was by far his worst of 2020. A price drop is on the way though for anyone who doesn’t own him.  

GWS (6.12.48) defeated Carlton (5.9.39)

Multiple Goal Kickers

GWS: Riccardi (2)

Carlton: Zilch

  1. Nick Haynes (139). Sitting at just 484K coming into the round, Haynes produced his second best score of the season on the back of a dominant performance across half-back. Had 21 touches, 536 metres gained and 8 marks, as well as 13 intercept possessions for his ninth ton of the year.
  2. Sam Walsh (132). Seemingly just getting better as the season goes on! Picked up 23 touches, laid 4 tackles and kicked 1 goal for his second best score of the year. Has the potential to average 120+ in the future. 
  3. Sam Docherty (126). Why did I ever doubt this guy? This scores backs up his 124 from the previous round and was compiled from 21 touches, 7 marks and 435 metres gained. 
  4. Ian Hill (106). The exciting Giants small forward had the best score of his short career on Friday night. His stats read along the lines of 1 goal, 5 marks and 13 disposals.
  5. Toby Greene (105). Rounding out the top 5 was good old Toby for his 19 touch, 7 mark, 1 goal performance. His first hundred since round 8 and fourth overall.




Other notable scorers: Only Harry Perryman (103) cracked the ton here for his 14 disposal and final quarter goal effort, his third ton in four games. In the 90’s was Carlton’s skipper Patrick Cripps (95), who despite copping the dreaded De Boer tag, still had 13 touches (11 contested) and 5 tackles. Ed Curnow joined him in the 90’s thanks to his 17 disposal, 4 tackle effort, while for the Giants, there 90’s scorers were the unheralded Hopper (94) and pick 4 in last years draft, Ash (93). Heaps of players scoring in the 70-80 range here, the most popular of those being Whitfield (83), Pittonet (79), Williamson (86) and Coniglio (71). Will Setterfield (88) continued his solid run of form, while young gun Jake Riccardi (68) booted 2 last quarter goals for his score of 68. No injuries or debuts in this game as far as I could see, a very spread scorecard in terms of Supercoach points.

Disappointment: A number of players worthy here but I’ll throw it out to Jack Martin (72), who has the game style of a great scorer but seems to always throw in a couple of disappointing scores throughout the year.

Brisbane (6.6.42) defeated Collingwood (5.4.34)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Brisbane: Hipwood (2)

Collingwood: Cox (2)

  1. Jarrod Berry (141). His average has just peaked its head over triple figures with this latest score! All of his six hundreds have gone over 120 points this season, this latest one thanks to 1 goal, 24 touches (10 contested) and 3 tackles.
  2. Jarryd Lyons (138). Second best score of Lyons extremely good season. Picked up 27 touches, including 17 contested possessions, 7 clearances and 1 goal, and best of all, didn’t record a single clanger.
  3. Scott Pendlebury/Jack Crisp (134). A couple of left footed Pies couldn’t be split here. Pendlebury was typical Pendlebury, picking up 29 touches, 6 tackles, 8 clearances and over 500 metres gained, while Crisp has a season best score off half-back, thanks to 30 touches and 6 tackles.
  4. Lachie Neale (113). Was quiet to start but really picked up as the game went on, finishing up with 27 touches through the middle of the ground. The first time in 2020 he’s scored in triple figures without going above 130.
  5. John Noble/Hugh McLuggage/Jack Madgen (112). Another tie here to finish up the round of footy. Noble’s score was the best of his career from 23 touches at 87% DE, Madgen had his second ton of the year from his 19 touches, while McLuggage also had 19 touches and 1 goal.




Other notable scorers: No other triple figure scores for the Lions here since they were all mentioned above, but for the Pies it was Brodie Grundy (104) and Josh Daicos (100) also joining the club. The Pies big ruckman had his thirteenth hundred of the year from 11 touches, 3 tackles and 29 hitouts, while Daicos continues to improve, this week just scraping into the exclusive club with 25 touches (12 contested) and 6 clearances. In the 90’s were premium Pies Adams (23 touches, 7 tackles), Maynard (14 touches, 5 marks) and Lions superboot Rich (18 disposals, 7 marks). Plenty of middle ranged scores here but thankfully there were some debuts. For Brisbane, Keidean Coleman (59) was extremely exciting with 12 disposals (7 contested) and 4 tackles to fare a little better than Collingwood debutant Lynch (22), who had 2 touches, 5 hitouts and 2 tackles. Injuries went to second gamer Fullarton (6) with a quad, Phillips (74) with a hamstring and finally, to extremely important defender Andrews (49) with a hamstring as well. 

Disappointment: Skipper Zorko has been in red hot form but his 11 touch, 6 tackle game only resulted in 61 points. 





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