Around the Grounds – Round 14
The bye rounds are officially over! It’s now back to our regularly scheduled program and we’re now into the home stretch with just 5 more weeks to run until Supercoach Finals are upon us. For a lot of us, the next few weeks will be the time where we look to lock in our final upgrades and start to conserve our last trades for emergencies. Others may be trading like crazy, but no matter where your team is at, we’re always on the lookout for where we can generate points and cash from. So let’s go take a look at what Round 14 provided for us.
The Pies moved closer to top spot on the AFL ladder after a 82-73 win over the Western Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon. Darcy Moore had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 7 rebound 50’s for 64 SCPoints. He lost a slight amount of cash this week, but has a very achievable BE of 77. His average score is 76.6 SCPoints for the year, which is good, but it’s clear at this point he’ll need to be upgraded at some point in time.
In the VFL Collingwood defeated Footscray 81-58. John Noble made his Collingwood VFL debut and had 20 disposals, 5 marks and 5 rebound 50’s and Isaac Quaynor had 21 disposals, 4 marks, 4 rebound 50’s, 3 inside 50’s and a goal.
Carlton had the bye in the AFL, as did the Northern Blues in the VFL.
The Bombers were saved a bit by some inaccurate goal kicking by the Eagles, but still had a 106-71 loss to West Coast. Josh Begley hit the scoreboard again this week, kicking 3 goals with 15 disposals and 5 marks for 95 SCPoints. Dylan Clarke had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles with 5 clangers for 59 SCPoints.
Essendon had a big win in the VFL, defeating Port Melbourne 128-59. Will Snelling booted 3 goals with 28 disposals, 5 marks and 8 tackles. Brayden Ham had 26 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.2, Kobe Mutch had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles and Noah Gown kicked 1.1 with 9 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and a hitout.
The Cats had just their second loss this year after a 67-56 loss to Port Adelaide in Adelaide on Saturday night. Tom Atkins had 15 disposals and 5 tackles for 82 SCPoints. Jordan Clark finished with 14 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles fro 46 SCPoints. Darcy Fort returned to the side and had 7 disposals, 2 marks, 7 hitouts and 2 goals for 53 SCPoints and Gryan Miers had 6 disposals, 2 tackles and a goal for 27 SCPoints.
Geelong made easy work of the Frankston Dolphins in the VFL, winning 127-38. Charlie Constable had a game high 33 disposals with 16 marks while Nathan Kreuger had 2 goals with 9 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 3 hitouts.
The Hawks could only manage 2 goals in the second half and they went down to Sydney 82-63. Conor Glass finished with 20 disposals and 3 marks for 73 SCPoints. Dylan Moore had 14 disposals and 4 marks with 3 goal assists for 68 SCPoints.
The Box Hill Hawks had a 83-46 win over Sandringham in their VFL match. James Cousins had 30 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles, Harrison Jones finished with 29 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal and Damon Greaves had 21 disposals and 6 marks.
4 goals to 1 in the final quarter gave Melbourne the edge against Fremantle, winning 85-71. Marty Hore had just 13 disposals and 5 marks with 5 rebound 50’s for 49 SCPoints. That poor score has moved his BE to 108, but he’s currently coming off a 5 round average of 84.6 SCPoints, so he’s humming along OK for now. Harrison Petty finished with 10 disposals and 4 marks for 39 SCPoints and Oskar Baker had 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 55 SCPoints.
Not the highest scoring game, but Casey still pulled out a 65-50 win over Coburg. Austin Bradtke kicked 1.2 with 8 disposals, 2 tackles and 11 hitouts, Kyle Dunkley kicked a goal with 16 disposals and 3 tackles and Brayden Preuss had 14 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles a goal and 55 hitouts.
North had the bye in both the AFL and the VFL.
No football last week for Richmond, with the bye in both the AFL and VFL.
St Kilda were blown away in the second half, with a 9 goal to 1 third quarter doing all the damage and leading them to a 115-59 loss against Brisbane. Josh Battle finished with 16 disposals, 8 marks, 7 tackles, 6 rebound 50’s and 87 SCPoints. Callum Wilkie had 16 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 9 rebound 50’s and 65 SCPoints. Nick Hind did what he could in front of goals, booting 3 with 13 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 90 SCPoints. Matthew Parker had 12 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 61 SCPoints and Jonathon Marsh had just 5 disposals for 26 SCPoints.
Sandringham had a 83-46 loss to the Box Hill Hawks in their VFL match last week. Darragh Joyce had a team high 21 disposals with 5 marks, 2 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s.
Inaccurate goal kicking hurt the Bulldogs, kicking 10.13 to 13.4, which lead to a 82-73 loss to Collingwood. Bailey Smith had a quiet one this week with the 11 disposals and 2 marks with 3 clangers for 36 SCPoints.
Footscray had a 23 point defeat in the VFL, losing 81-58 to Collingwood. Rhylee West finished with a team high 22 disposals, with 2 marks and 5 tackles and Lewis Young had 16 disposals, 9 marks, 7 rebound 50’s and 5 hitouts.
Adelaide had the bye in the AFL and the bye in the SANFL as well due to the split round fixture.
Port Adelaide had a great win at home over the top of the ladder Geelong, defeating them 67-56. Xavier Duursma had 20 disposals and 5 marks for 75 SCPoints. Connor Rozee had 16 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 91 SCPoints. Zak Butters had 13 disposals and 4 marks for 43 SCPoints. Joel Garner moved onto the bubble with his second game in which he had 12 disposals and 3 marks for 50 SCPoints and Kane Farrell had 4 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 24 SCPoints
Duursma has a BE of 89, Rozee has a BE of 91 and Butters HE sits at 90, so they’re all in similar positions this week being in the $350K-$390K range with high BE’s. There’s some cheap options in the middle this week, even a Power teammate like Robbie Gray who is running with a 4 round average of 112.3 SCPoints will cost less than $100K to upgrade to from where they sit.
The Port Adelaide Magpies had the week off, thanks to the Round 11 split round fixture in the SANFL.
It was a close game for the majority, but Melbourne pulled away in the end, handing Fremantle a 85-71 loss at the MCG on Saturday afternoon. Griffin Logue was again the highlight with 17 disposals and 7 marks for 103 SCPoints. Brett Bewley had 16 disposals and 4 marks for 68 SCPoints.
The Peel Thunder had a 84-42 win over Perth in the WAFL. Lachlan Schultz had 23 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and a goal, Tom North finished with 21 disposals, 4 tackles and a goal and Harley Bennell had just 4 disposals and a goal before unfortunately suffering another lower leg injury which was later identified as a calf tear.
West Coast started their weekend early, defeating Essendon 106-71 on Thursday night football. Jarrod Cameron made his AFL debut and had a good game with 7 disposals, 7 tackles, 2 marks and added 2.2 on the score board for 69 SCPoints. Jack Petrucelle also added 2.2 with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 59 SCPoints, while Oscar Allen missed the 2 goals, but had 2 behinds with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles, 4 hitouts and 72 SCPoints.
West Coast had a big win in the WAFL, defeating East Fremantle 105-33. Keegan Brooksby had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles, 10 hitouts and 2 goals and Jarrod Brander had a big game with a equal team high 28 disposals, with 9 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals. Brayden Ainsworth also had 28 disposals, with 4 marks and 1 goal.
New South Wales
Both GWS and the UWS Giants had a bye last week.
Sydney had a 3 goal lead at the end of the first quarter and it was pretty much the same at the end of the game, with the Swans defeating Hawthorn 82-63 on Friday night. James Rose had 17 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 67 SCPoints. Nick Blakey booted 2 goals with 11 disposals and 7 marks for 76 SCPoints and Colin O’Riordan had 14 disposals and 9 marks for 82 SCPoints.
Sydney had a close win over Canberra, defeating the Demons 87-79. James Rowbottom booted 3 goals with 31 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles, James Bell had 18 disposals and a goal and Justin McInerney had 22 disposals and 7 marks.
Brisbane got on a roll in the third quarter, taking them to a 115-59 win over St Kilda at Marvel Stadium. Noah Answerth was quiet with just 8 disposals and 4 marks for 38 SCPoints and Jacob Allison played his second game and had 13 disposals and 3 marks with 5 clangers, which sunk his score down to 18 SCPoints.
Brisbane made easy work of Sydney Uni in the NEAFL, with a big 165-37 win. Corey Lyons had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 9 inside 50’s, Thomas Fullarton kicked 3 goals with 23 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 hitouts, Toby Wooler kicked 1.2 with 13 disposals and 11 marks and Zac Bailey had 2 goals with 25 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles.
The Suns had the week off due to the bye at both AFL and NEAFL levels.
TOP 5 UNDER $250K
- Griffin Logue – 98.0 SCPoints – $164,300
- Patrick Naish – 72.5 SCPoints – $123,900
- Joel Garner – 57.5 SCPoints – $123,900
- Harrison Petty – 42.3 SCPoints – $174,900
- Conor Glass – 52.8 SCPoints – $241,800
- Nick Hind – 66.5 SCPoints – $117,4300
- Jarrod Cameron – 69.0 SCPoints – $117,300
- Dylan Clarke – 78.0 SCPoints – $213,400
- Brett Bewley – 55.3 SCPoints – $190,700
- Oskar Baker – 54.4 SCPoints – $225,100
- Darcy Fort – 69.7 SCPoints – $179,800
- Jarrod Cameron – 69.0 SCPoints – $117,300
- James Rose – 57.0 SCPoints – $165,000
- Josh Begley – 56.8 SCPoints – $230,500
- Dylan Moore – 57.8 SCPoints – $243,400
- Cam Rayner – 46.2 SCPoints – $235,500
And that’s it for me this week, as usual whack your comments in the selection below or hit me up on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!