Round 16 Review

Written by Dane on September 10 2020

North Melbourne (6.6.42) defeated by Port Adelaide (11.12.78)

Multiple Goal Kickers

North Melbourne: Zilch

Port Adelaide: Wines, Dixon (2)

  1. Travis boak (149). Boak’s second best score of the season came from a game high 34 disposals (12 contested) and 485 metres gained, as well as 9 clearances and 1 major. Another stellar return for his owners.
  2. Luke Davies-Uniacke (129). By far thes best score of his young career. Despite being up against a very good and experienced Port Adelaide midfield, the former number 4 pick was dominant at the contest, picking up 23 touches (16 contested) with 5 clearances and no clangers throughout the game. Another couple of performances like that and he’ll have 2021 breakout contender written all over him.
  3. Ollie Wines/Karl Amon (128). A tie up for third spot. Wines has produced a career best Supercoach season this year, this being his eighth hundred of the year thanks to 30 disposals, 7 clearances and 2 goals, while Amon produced his second ton of the year due to 18 disposals, 1 goal and 5 tackles.
  4. Robbie Gray (120). Is averaging 111 in the past 6 games, pushing his season average into the 90’s! Typical game of Gray really, using his 20 disposals smartly between the midfield and the forward line, while also contributing 1 goal.
  5. Tom Rockliff (119). 30 touches and 9 tackles for Tom in this game, pushing his season average into triple digits for the first time since 2016! Now has three tons in a row and six in seven games.

Other notable scorers: There were still another eight players hitting the ton here, a very high scoring Supercoach game. The next best after the above mentioned players was Sam Powell-Pepper (114), producing his fourth ton of the year with 18 touches, 4 tackles and 1 goal. Under him for Port were the 14 touch, 7 tackle, 1 goal game of Connor Rozee (109), big-forward Charlie Dixon’s (106) effort of 11 touches, 3 tackles and 2 goals, emerging midfielder Butters (104), who may miss a game for a high bump, and finally reliable half-back flanker Darcy Byrne-Jones (101), who had 20 touches at 80% DE for his first triple figure score since round 1. Jed Anderson (108) continued his strong 2020 season for North Melbourne with 24 touches and 6 tackles through the middle of the ground, with plenty of those opportunities for disposals coming from Todd Goldstein’s (101) 23 hitouts. The final hundred point scorer for this game was defender Robbie Tarrant (104), who had his third ton in four games thanks to 20 touches, 5 marks and 408 metres gained. Even with all the high scores, Dan Houston’s effort of 15 disposals and 6 tackles got him as close as one could get, finishing on 99 points. After that, no one went above 85 for either team. Ryan Burton’s putrid luck with injury continued with an early game quad injury, while for North, gun midfielder Simpkin (48) was on the receiving end of Butters bump and was ruled out with concussion. Rookie forward Hosie (18) didn’t get much of a chance on Saturday night, but the debut of Perez (50) was promising, picking up 9 touches and 3 tackles across the backline. 

Disappointment: Nothing overly substantial here if you omit Simpkin’s concussion related score. I’ll throw it to Luke McDonald then, who’s 84 wasn’t horrible but it was his lowest return since round 7.

St Kilda (11.14.80) defeated Hawthorn (9.12.66)

Multiple Goal Kickers

St Kilda: Lonie, Marshall (2)

Hawthorn: Bruest (2)

  1. Nicholas Coffield (128). Not even 21 yet and has really established himself in St Kilda’s backline this year, increasing his average by 24 points. This was a career best score from 21 touches and 11 marks that ultimately ran at a great 95% DE.
  2. Zak Jones (123). His sixth ton of the year and equal second best return. Jones played midfield to finish the game with 1 goal, 22 touches and 6 marks.
  3. Jack Steele/Chad Wingard (111). Another tie in third spot for this game. One of this year’s best Supercoach players in Steele continued his impressive scoring run, playing an all-round game of 21 disposals, 6 tackles and 1 goal, while Wingard brought up his fifth hundred this year from 20 disposals and 8 tackles.
  4. James Cousins (106). A career best score for the young Hawks midfielder after a couple of weeks in the 90’s. Had 22 touches and 4 clearances through the middle of the ground with no recorded clangers, looks to be a solid player.
  5. Rowan Marshall (105). Scoring exactly his season average to round out the top 5 was Marshall, who seems to have adapted well to his new forward role. Had 14 touches, 8 marks and 2 goals.

Other notable scorers: The other hundred club members came from St Kilda to finish this game, and they were both defenders. Ben Long (102) hasn’t been the worst this year, increasing his average by 20 points to 72, this latest score coming courtesy of 18 disposals, while tall defender Dougal Howard (100) ran at 100% DE from his 15 touches and 6 marks to score his second ton of the year. Numerous players for both clubs finished in the nervous 90’s, the most popular of them being Tom Mitchell (94), who’s 27 touches and 1 goal couldn’t help him notch his eighth ton in a row. Others in that scoring range included the hard running Scully (91), Saints ruckman Patrick Ryder (92), midfielders Billings and Ross (both 93) and forward Kent (90). First-gamer Damon Greaves bettered all of them though, finishing with 17 disposals, 7 marks, 429 metres gained while running at a great disposal efficiency of 94% to record a Supercoach score of 97 in his first game. Another first-gamer (club debut this time) from this game was Ryan Abbott, but he didn’t fair as well as Greaves, only recording 3 touches (although an important goal from one of those) and 34 points. The only injury in this game went to Hawks gun midfielder Worpel (74), who sustained a shoulder injury early in the third term.

Disappointment: Not much here for the disappointments either so rookie forward Morris will cop it here for his score of 20. Won’t be making much late season cash with that!

Geelong (17.6.108) defeated Essendon (5.12.42)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Geelong: Hawkins (4), Miers (3), Menegola, Blicavs, Bews, Dangerfield (2)

Essendon: Zilch

  1. Sam Menegola (193). What a game! Menegola picked up his tenth hundred for the season from 30 touches (12 contested), 2 goals, 426 metres gained and 8 clearances. Now averaging 108, which is even more impressive when you consider he scored 35 and 55 in rounds 1 and 3.
  2. Tom Hawkins (173). 114 point average for the Tomahawk now, and with his 4 goals, all but wrapped up his first Coleman medal. Along with his 4 goals, he had 17 touches (12 contested) and 8 marks. His third over 150 this season.
  3. Patrick Dangerfield (139). Five ton’s in a row now for Danger, the last two being 130+. Only had 17 touches (12 contested) but boosted his score with 2 goals.
  4. Tom Stewart (123). Another player who has had five tons in a row. Led the game with 476 metres gained from his 24 disposals, while also hauling in 10 marks playing his usual role down back.
  5. Zach Merrett (122). The top five is rounded out by the star Bombers midfielder. Ran at a solid DE of 75% from his 24 touches (13 contested) while also throwing in 6 clearances and 3 tackles. 

Other notable scorers: Geelong utility Mark Blicavs was the next best from this game, finishing with 15 hitouts, 7 touches (all contested), 4 clearances, 5 tackles and 2 goals for a score of 118, his seventh ton of the year. Up forward it was small forwards Luke Dahlhaus having 16 touches and 1 goal for his score of 101 and Gryan Miers using his 3 goals and 15 touches to boost his score to 106. Finishing on exactly 100 was defender Jed Bews, who ended the game with 2 goals, 12 touches and 8 marks, and consistent midfielder Duncan, who had 19 touches and 4 tackles. Even with such high scores, the 19 touch, 7 tackle game of Parfitt (98) came close, while in his first game for the Cats, Josh Jenkins (86) played quite well, having 14 touches, 4 tackles and 7 hitouts splitting his time between deep forward and in the ruck. The Bombers scoring was woeful, with Devon Smith (80) being the closest player to Merrett’s score. Unfortunately speedster Gary Rohan (54) tweaked a hamstring and was iced up at 3QT, while exciting young forward Mosquito (24) suffered a pretty bad looking knee injury that will end his season

Disappointment: Any Essendon player except for Merrett can mount a valid case here, so I’ll throw it to the audience, feel free to chuck in your disappointment in the comments section.

Western Bulldogs (6.13.49) defeated West Coast (7.5.47)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Western Bulldogs: Wallis (2)

West Coast: Kennedy, Waterman (2)

  1. Josh Dunkley (151). His best score of the season, and it came while he was at his lowest price. Was great in the contested situations for the Bulldogs, laying 9 tackles and having 12 contested possessions in his 24 disposals, while also kicking 1 goal on Sunday night to return the best score of the game.
  2. Tim English (132). Back into triple figures after back-to-back 50’s. Had some big contested marks late in the game which boosted his score, but when you throw in 10 touches (all contested) along with 4 tackles, 23 hitouts and 100% DE, he was on track for a good score all the same!
  3. Lachie Hunter (130). Second best score of the year for Hunter here, finishing with a game high for metres gained (471) thanks to his 24 touches. Also laid 4 tackles to take his season average to 112.
  4. Caleb Daniel (118). Back-to-back tons for the Dogs primary ball user across half-back. Had 25 typically constructive disposals while also running at 76% DE to get his season average back into triple figures.
  5. Jack Macrae/Liam Duggan (117). Finishing up the top 5 with a tie were a couple of left footers who are both in very good form. Everyone knows what Macrae is capable of, this week he 29 touches and 5 clearances, while Duggan now has five tons in 6 games thanks to his 18 touches that ran at 88% DE.

Other notable scorers: The typically high scoring Dogs still had some premium Supercoach players hitting the ton. Marcus Bontempelli (106) was one of them for his 21 touch, 1 goal, 4 clearance effort, while Bailey Smith (103) was another due to his 24 disposals, his third ton in four games. Toby McLean held almost premium status just a couple of years back but has had a variety of roles since, his latest score of 102 being his best of the season thanks to 20 touches and 9 tackles. For the Eagles, Tom Barrass (112) compiled a career best score from his 13 touches and 7 marks, while Liam Ryan showed his talent on multiple occasions, ultimately finishing with 11 touches, 5 marks, 1 goal and exactly 100 points, his second ton in a row. Multiple players in the 90’s with the 21 touch, 6 clearance game of Liberatore being the closest with a score of 98, two points above late in Hickey, who in the absence of Nic Nat had 8 touches and 28 hitouts. A triple treat of 94’s were next and all went to Eagles players, Lewis Jetta got there with 15 touches and 4 tackles, Sheed from 1 goal and 19 disposals and finally, Cole, who had 10 touches and 1 goal. Bit of a drop in any relevant scores from there, with only Tim Kelly (87) going above 80. Eagles tagger Hutchings was seemingly the only injury of the day, suffering a hamstring concern in the second quarter.

Disappointment: Andrew Gaff copped the tag from McLean and could only muster 61 points from 15 touches.

Melbourne (4.9.33) defeated by Fremantle (6.11.47)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Melbourne: Zilch

Fremantle: Walters (3)

  1. Christian Petracca (140). Game number 100 for the former number 2 draft pick who has shown his potential much more consistently in 2020. Had 25 touches (17 contested), with 4 tackles, 6 clearances and 449 metres for his fourth score of 140 or better this year.
  2. David Mundy (138). We’ve known of this guys potential for years and there is seemingly no end in sight. Produced a season best score from 20 touches (16 contested), 7 clearances and 7 tackles.
  3. Jack Viney (137). Despite almost having his head knocked off (worth seeing the vision if you haven’t, could’ve gone much worse!), Viney produced his second best score of the year and first ton since round 10 with a 27 touch (20 contested), 5 tackle, 7 clearance, 513 metres gaineds game, a splendid performance.
  4. Max Gawn (132). Another game and another massive score from Gawn, this week having 14 touches (10 contested), 5 marks, 4 clearances and 36 hitouts, which I’m presuming many of which went to advantage.
  5. Adam Cerra (121).Hundred number five for the year for Cerra, who is averaging 104 over the past eight weeks. 30 touches, a couple of tackles and a memorable banana goal meant he rounded out the top 5.

Other notable scorers: No other Melbourne player ventured into triple figures, but another five did for Fremantle, the best of them being premium forward Brayshaw (118) continuing his fine season, finishing with 21 touches and 7 tackles. Three points below him was premium defender Ryan, who used his disposals very effectively given the conditions, running at 85% across 21 touches, while Blake Acres (113) made it two tons in two weeks thanks to his 23 disposal effort. James Aish (108) played a bit of an outside game to finish with 22 disposals and 5 marks, while Ethan Hughes (100) was solid down back for 20 touches and 6 marks, leading to both men producing their best score for the season. Numerous scores in the 90’s here, with Clayton Oliver (94) being the most popular of them, he gathered 25 touches (16 contested) and 8 clearances but unfortunately committed 10 clangers to hold his score back. Micheal Walters (90) produced his best score since round 13 with a 3 goal, 11 touch, 4 tackle effort, while another forward in Fritsch kicked 1 goal and had 17 disposals after spending the first half down back to ultimately finish a point below triple figures. Sean Darcy (93) had 1 goal, 16 hitouts, 4 tackles and 11 touches for his 93, Brennan Cox (92) had 16 disposals, with youngster Caleb Serong rounding out the scores in that range with his 18 touch, 5 tackle effort allowing him 94 points. Overall eleven Demons players failed to reach 50 Supercoach points (compared to two Dockers), but fortunately rookie Trent Rivers (82) wasn’t one of them, producing his best score of the year.

Disappointment: He’s been in seriously good form but wet conditions didn’t help Steven May continue his big scoring, finishing with 11 touches and 58 points.

Adelaide (8.11.59) defeated GWS (7.5.47)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Adelaide: Himmelberg, McAdam (2)

GWS: Finlayson (2)

  1. Matt Crouch (148). Another huge score for Matt, taking his four round average to a huge 144. Kicked 1 goal from 27 touches but a huge 12 tackles really boosted his score.
  2. Sam Jacobs (127). His third hundred of the season from 14 touches (11 contested), with 4 marks, 1 goal, 7 tackles and 20 hitouts. Averaging 94 on the season but has only played seven games.
  3. Rory Laird (122). Another guy who is in super hot form, averaging 121 over his past six outings. 28 touches (18 contested) with 11 clearances and 9 tackles through the midfield! Let’s hope he doesn’t get midfielder status next year!
  4. Lachie Whitfield (121). Back in the hundred scores after an 80-odd last week. Was probably the best of the Giants with 29 touches, 7 tackles and a game high 533 metres gained.
  5. Elliot Himmelberg (119). Rounding out the top five was the young forward for Adelaide who notched a career best score. Had 14 touches (12 contested), 5 hitouts, 4 marks and 2 goals to lead the Crows forward line.

Other notable scorers: There were still multiple hundred-point scorers in this game, with the next best score of them coming from exciting young forward Shane McAdam. His career best score of 111 came from 14 touches, 7 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals. Another small forward by the name of Tyson Stengle had a career best score of 104 from 14 disposals, 3 tackles and 1 goal, which was a single point below fellow Crows players Brad Crouch (31 touches) and Reilly O’Brien (13 touches, 5 tackles, 43 hitouts). Joining them on 105 was Giants defender Heath Shaw , who produced his fourth ton of the year with 15 touches, 1 goal, 5 tackles and 6 marks. The only player who came close to the 100 club was premium defender Haynes (94), who picked up 17 touches and 6 marks across half-back, while running at 82% DE. No injuries or debuts here for either club with scores being quite spread from then on in.

Disappointment: Star forward Toby Greene hasn’t had his best year through a mixture of injury and poor form, this latest one was one his worst, only recording 63 points from 15 touches.

Carlton (8.9.57) defeated Sydney (8.4.52)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Carlton: McKay (2)

Sydney: Florent (2)

  1. Sam Walsh (161). His hot run of form has now pushed his season average into triple figures! Walsh was the star for the Blues with 25 disposals, 9 marks, 600 metres gained, 1 goal and a career best Supercoach score.
  2. Jake Lloyd (114). His ridiculous streak of scoring continued, this week compiling 24 touches and gaining 374 metres off half-back, and along with no clangers, he notched his fourteenth ton in a row. 
  3. Jordan Dawson (113). Another good score for Dawson who has really improved over the back end of the season. Had 15 touches, 1 goal, 414 metres gained and had a solid DE of 86%
  4. Sam Petrevski-Seton (112). His fourth hundred in an inconsistent season, where he has also gone below 50 four times. Had 22 touches, 6 marks and 3 tackles playing across halfback
  5. Tom De Koning (109). The young ruckman produced a great score to round out the top 5, which will help him gain some late season cash. Had 12 disposals, 19 hitouts and 3 tackles for the best score of his career. 

Other notable scorers: A fair few other Blues players hit the ton here, while one Swan joined them. That player was Ollie Florent (101), who notched his third ton of the year from 15 touches, 3 tackles, 2 goals and 444 metres gained. Carlton skipper Cripps (108) was the next best for the Blues, picking up 17 touches (10 contested), 5 clearances, 7 tackles and 1 goal, while another midfielder in Setterfield (107) had 16 touches and 8 tackles to take his six week average to 104. Spine players Casboult (103) and Weitering (106) had fantastic games with 14 and 16 touches respectively, with Weitering also hauling in 12 marks, while Casboult hit the scoreboard with 1 goal and also had 8 hitouts. Jack Newnes (106) was solid with 1 goal, 17 touches (10 contested) and a great DE of 82%, while down back, Kade Simpson (103) keeps producing with another 18 touch, 4 tackle game off half-back. The only player in this game that got close to the ton was Ed Curnow (93) from 16 touches (9 contested), 4 clearances and 5 tackles, with plenty of scores from there being in the 60-80 range. Jack Martin (36) unfortunately picked up a calf problem late in the game, while first-gamer Owies (15) only picked up 5 touches and 1 tackle.

Disappointment: After back-to-back 120’s, Sam Docherty (77) couldn’t keep it going. 

Brisbane (13.10.88) defeated Gold Coast (6.7.43)

Multiple Goal Kickers

Brisbane: Rayner (3), Cameron, Zorko (2)

Gold Coast: Corbett, King (2)

  1. Dayne Zorko (159). Second best score of the season for the Lions skipper, who produced a stellar stateline of 24 touches, 2 goals, 9 marks, 4 tackles, 4 clearances and 512 metres gained. Averaging just below 100 in 2020.
  2. Lachie Neale (151). His seventh score above 150 for the season! Another 33 touches (19 contested) with 5 clearances and a near 500 metres gained.
  3. Brandon Ellis (135). Third ton of the year for Ellis but by far his best return. He played a hard running outside game and finished with 25 touches, 6 marks and 444 metres gained, all while running at a very solid DE of 80%.
  4. Charlie Cameron/Hugh Greenwood (128). Charlie’s first score in triple figures since round 9, he was dangerous up forward for the Lions, kicking 2 goals from 15 touches, as well as having 7 marks and 5 tackles, while Greenwood had a typical Greenwood game in the middle of the ground. Notched his eighth ton of 2020 from 25 touches (18 contested), 4 tackles and 5 clearances.
  5. Cameron Rayner (125). A career best score for the former number 1 pick! Rounded out the five due to 3 goals, 12 touches, 6 marks and 4 tackles up forward.

Other notable scorers: Plenty of other Lions made it into the desired scoring range. Hugh McLuggage (119) was the best of them, picking up 28 touches, 1 goal and a couple of clearances for his ninth triple figure score of the season, while fellow midfielder Lyons (113) continued his ridiculously good season with another 23 touches, 4 tackles and 7 clearances. Up forward, Eric Hipwood (112) hauled in 10 marks and kicked 1 goal from 14 touches, while down back, the booming left foot of Daniel Rich (107) had 22 touches and 6 marks across the backline. Mitch Robinson (95), Jarrod Witts (95) and Noah Anderson (90) were all in the 90’s, while they were joined by second-gamer Jack Payne (93) had 11 touches (9 contested) and 6 marks playing across the backline. Spread scores from there on in, but unfortunately injuries soured the Lions win, with Starcevich (7) having a concussion, and Berry (48) popping out his shoulder. 

Disappointment: He’s been spectacular this season, and with 19 disposals and 627 metres gained, you’d think Lukosius would’ve scored more than 35. But that’s what 9 clangers will do to your score!


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  1. alot of food for thought there for next year.

    LDU showing some form. and gives them something different in the middle

    Cerra might have room left to grow scoring wise next year too.

    And Dunkley what could have been, was my M3 at the start of the year.



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