AROUND THE GROUNDS Round 22

It’s the last week of the home and away season and that also means it’s the last week of Supercoach Finals. Some of you may be in the Grand Final of your leagues, others will be pushing purely for rank, whatever way you’re going I wish you the best of luck in the final round. We’ll take another quick look at what happened in the state leagues, but more of a broader look this week and not just rookies.

Around the Grounds

Victoria

Carlton

The Northern Blues had an 86-52 win over the Sandringham Zebras in Round 20 of the VFL season. Cam O’Shea had 25 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles, Angus Schumacher had 16 disposals, 4 marks and a goal while Pat Kerr booted 2 goals with 8 disposals, 2 marks and 3 hitouts.

Collingwood

Collingwood thumped the Frankston Dolphins, keeping them to 1 goal for the game and winning 137-10. Sam McLarty had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 11 hitouts and 2 goals, Callum Brown hit the scoreboard for a goal with 14 disposals and 9 tackles and Ben Crocker kicked 2.3 with 14 disposals and 7 marks.

Essendon

Essendon had an 85-40 win over the Footscray Bulldogs on Saturday with Dylan Clarke grabbing 26 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles, Jordan Ridley had 23 disposals and 9 marks and Kobe Mutch finished with 22 disposals, 4 marks and 9 tackles.

Geelong

Geelong defeated Coburg 129-48. Quinton Narkle led the Cats with 34 disposals and 3 tackles, Charlie Constable had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and a goal and Gyran Miers also kicked a goal with 28 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles. Some nice performances from those 3, with the later two potential worth watching out for in 2019.

Hawthorn

The Box Hill Hawks defeated the Casey Scorpions 91-46. James Cousins had a game high 35 disposals with 6 marks, 8 tackles and also kicked 1.3 and David Mirra kicked 3.1 with 16 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles.

 Melbourne

The Casey Demons were defeated by the Box Hill Hawks 91-46 on Saturday. Tim Smith kicked 4 behinds with 13 disposals, 7 marks and 4 hitouts while Max King had 30 hitouts with 7 disposals.

North Melbourne

North Melbourne had a bye in the VFL this week.

 Richmond

Richmond also had a bye in the VFL this week.

St Kilda

The Sandringham Zebras lost to the Northern Blues 86-52. Ed Phillips had 34 disposals and 10 marks while Luke Dunstan finished with 33 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles. Hunter Clark had 20 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Nathan Freeman had 14 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles

 Western Bulldogs

Footscray lost to Essendon 85-40 on the weekend with Mitch Honeychurch nabbing 26 disposals, 5 marks and 9 tackles, Tim English had 15 disposals, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 15 hitouts and a gaol and Tom Campbell had 10 disposals, 4 marks and 30 hitouts.

South Australia

Adelaide

Adelaide lost to Glenelg 126-69 on Saturday in Round 18 of the SANFL season. Cam Ellis-Yolmen led the game with 30 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles and a goal, Patrick Wilson had 33 disposals, 9 marks, 5 tackles and a goal and Darcy Fogarty spent his time down back in defence and had 17 disposals, 2 marks and a tackle.

Port Adelaide

The Port Magpies lost to Central Districts 88-66. Will Snelling had 29 disposals, 3 marks and 10 tackles, Jack Trengove finished with 24 disposals, 6 marks and 8 tackles and Jake Patmore kicked 3 goals with 19 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

Western Australia

Fremantle

The Peel Thunder lost to Claremont 80-72. Mitch Crowden had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and a goal, Harley Bennell had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles and Scott Jones had 6 disposals, 4 tackles and 38 hitouts.

 West Coast

East Perth lost to West Perth 106-88 in their Round 20 match in the WAFL. Luke Partington had 26 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Matthew Allen had 23 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles, Brayden Ainsworth had 21 disposals and 3 marks and Hamish Brayshaw kicked 1.2 with 19 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles.

 New South Wales

GWS

The UWS Giants lost to Sydney 108-52 in Round 20 of the NEAFL season. Zac Williams made his return and had 30 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles, 7 inside 50’s and 6 rebound 50’s, Isaac Cumming had 26 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles and Zach Sproule had 15 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles, 12 hitouts and a goal.

Sydney

Sydney defeated the UWS Giants 108-52. Colin O’Riordan had 30 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, Darcy Cameron finished with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles, 53 hitouts and a goal and Dean Towers kicked 1.2 with 30 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles. 

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane had a big win in the NEAFL, defeating the Gold Coast 117-26. Ben Keays had 34 disposals, 11 marks, 9 tackles and kicked 1.4, Corey Lyons had 34 disposals, 9 marks and 5 tackles and Liam Dawson kicked 3.2 with 14 disposals and 7 marks.

Gold Coast

The Suns lost the NEAFL derby, going down to Brisbane 117-26. Jacob Dawson had a game high 40 disposals with 11 marks and 6 tackles while Joshua Schoenfeld had 35 disposals, 8 marks and 5 tackles and Darcy McPherson had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Top 5 under 200K

DEF

  1. Connor Nash – $123,900 – 70 SCPoints
  2. Ryan Garthwaite – $123,900 – 61 SCPoints
  3. Nathan Murphy – $117,300 – 48 SCPoints
  4. Ben Patton – $117,300 – 42.5 SCPoints
  5. Hugh Goddard – $123,900 – 42 SCPoints

MID

  1. Jack Madgen – $154,100 – 60 SCPoints
  2. Brandon Starcevich – $163,900 – 54.3 SCPoints
  3. Mark O’Connor – $165,700 – 57 SCPoints
  4. Kane Farrell – $165,300 – 44.2 SCPoints
  5. Cameron Polson – $160,100 – 31.7 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Ryan Abbott – $123,900 – 105 SCPoints
  2. Lewis Pearce – $125,300 – 78.5 SCPoints
  3. Tom De Koning – $117,300 – 58 SCPoints
  4. Marc Pittonet – $129,700 – 54 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Brandon Starcevich – $163,900 – 54.3 SCPoints
  2. Tom De Koning – $117,300 – 58 SCPoints
  3. Nathan Murphy – $117,300 – 48 SCPoints
  4. Sam Weideman – $197,900 – 47.1 SCPoints
  5. Fergus Greene – $175,00 – 45.7 SCPoints

 

And that’s it from me this week. As usual, you can either leave a comment in the section below or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow. For all of you who read and contributed this year, you have my many thanks and hopefully we’ll see you back here next season!

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  1. GeorgeS says:

    Hi all. In my league GF and have1 trade and $121K to spend. Had hoped to go Hurley to Menegola via DPP though ~ $1 K short, so love advice on which option is best…..

    Hurley to Hawkins (via DPP), or
    McLean (playing Tiges) to Menegola or Hawkins

    Thanks all for advice throughout the year. Always really helpful

    • Derek says:

      If you use the DPP swing, who replaces Hurley onfield in defence and who gets pushed to the bench on the forward line?

      Put up full team

      • George S says:

        Hi Derek.
        Tom McD moves from forward to defence, replaced by Hawkins in forward line in option 1 above.

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey George, yeah could pay off, Hurley to Hawkins..could also backfire but you never know if you don't have a go!…Hurley has posted average scores last 5 games so could be tired and at least Hawk can go big if he kicks a bag.

  2. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Well done BVC this week and all year.

    Nice game back from Williams first up.
    Be a nice little addition to the GWS backline come finals time esp if shaw doesnt get back in time.

  3. NEIL DEMONSDELIGHT says:

    Always a great read Baron . your articles have help this coach enormously Thanks BVC

  4. Daveyboy says:

    Gidday community need help in the GF with one trade left and 11K in Bank. Not enough for upgrade but interested if any of you SC guns can advise what is the best use of my final trade ( assuming no late outs from the likes of Buddy or Gray).

    Loyde, yeo, Simpson, Laird, TMac, A Kennedy.

    Titch, Danger, Cripps, Oliver, Zerrett, Cogs, Dusty, JPK

    Gawn, Grundy

    Menegola, Buddy, D Smith, R Gray, Heeney, McClean (westhoff)

    If Westhoff scores OK I plan to
    Loop McLean into Mid using Spargo the loop McLean with JPK ( if needed)

    Love to hear other suggestions and what to do with my trade. I was thinking Harmes to one of the fwds. Thoughts???

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