Suns captain Gary Ablett made a successful return to Kardinia Park in an impressive display, which included a miraculous goal that was kicked from tight in the forward pocket that set the crowd alight – even Geelong fans.
Of the other standouts from round 10, Dane Swan was brilliant as he picked up his usual bevvy of disposals, whilst his teammate in Scott Pendlebury should rival him for top votes in what was a dominant performance.
Brisbane vs. Collingwood
Dane Swan was back to his accumulative best in this Friday night fizzer, as Collingwood ran all over Brisbane. Swan racked up 36 disposals (10 contested), five clearances, seven inside-50s and two goals.
His partner in crime, Scott Pendlebury was also dominant for the Pies, finishing with 28 disposals (nine contested) and three clearances.
Whilst it was a dark night for Brisbane, veteran Simon Black was a standout with 33 disposals (13 contested), six clearances and six inside-50s.
3. D. Swan
2. S. Pendlebury
1. S. Black
Carlton vs. GWS
Andrew Walker was the clear best for Carlton in a match where nearly all of his side’s players could somehow vouch for votes. In a dominant display, he finished with 34 disposals (11 contested), four clearances and six inside-50s.
Up forward for Carlton, both Garlett (four goals) and Armfield (two goals) proved lethal with their goal presence and defensive pressure.
3. A. Walker
2. J. Garlett
1. D. Armfield
Adelaide vs. Fremantle
In a seesawing affair, it was the brilliance of particular Fremantle players that helped them get over the line against Adelaide.
One such player was Michael Barlow, who kicked a crucial goal late in the final quarter to all but seal the win for his side. He also picked up 32 disposals (22 contested), 11 clearances and eight tackles.
For Adelaide, Rory Sloane was his side’s best with 30 disposals (15 contested), seven clearances and five tackles.
3. M. Barlow
2. N. Fyfe
1. R. Sloane
Sydney vs. Essendon
With 37 disposals (20 contested), eight clearances and one goal, Josh Kennedy was highly influential to stand out as one of Sydney’s best.
Meanwhile, Adam Goodes was effective in the middle and up forward kicking four goals, whilst for Essendon Brent Stanton was dominant with 36 disposals (18 contested), seven clearances and eight inside-50s.
3. J. Kennedy
2. A. Goodes
1. B. Stanton
Western Bulldogs vs. Port Adelaide
The Western Bulldogs upset Port in a shock win, and it was the midfield brilliance of both Ryan Griffen and Tom Liberatore that helped seal the victory.
Griffen finished with 40 disposals (20 contested), eight clearances, nine tackles, eight inside-50s and a goal, whilst ‘Libba’ accumulated 35 disposals (24 contested) and 13 clearances.
Also for the Dogs, Will Minson obliterated the Power’s ruck stocks with a whopping 57 hit-outs.
3. R. Griffen
2. T. Liberatore
1. W. Minson
Geelong vs. Gold Coast
Gold Coast was impressive for much of the night, going toe-to-toe with Geelong before they were blown away in the last quarter. It was the brilliance of Gary Ablett who helped keep the Suns in the contest, as he finished with 34 disposals (16 contested), 10 clearances, six tackles, six inside-50s and 2.2.
Jimmy Bartel was in fine form both in the middle and up forward, racking up 30 disposals (11 contested), eight inside-50s and kicking 3.1.
Mitch Duncan was another who shone for the Cats with 30 disposals (10 contested), eight marks, seven tackles, six inside-50s and one goal.
3. J. Bartel
2. G. Ablett
1. M. Duncan
Melbourne vs. Hawthorn
Brad Sewell set the tone early for Hawthorn, as he racked up 14 first-quarter disposals to eventually finish on 31 disposals (11 contested), five clearances, six tackles and eight inside-50s.
Luke Breust was a driving force for the Hawks up forward, kicking 5.3 in a dominant display.
Whilst in the middle, Jordan Lewis was also prominent with 29 disposals (11 contested), five clearances, six tackles and eight inside-50s.
3. B. Sewell
2. L. Breust
1. J. Lewis
North Melbourne vs. St. Kilda
In his 350th game, Brent Harvey was everywhere, running rampant with 23 disposals and kicking 4.4 – one of which included an impressive four-bounce sprint down the wing.
Up forward for the Roos, Drew Petrie was unstoppable, kicking 4.4, whilst Aaron Black was equally as potent with 5.3
3. B. Harvey
2. D. Petrie
1. A. Black
West Coast vs. Richmond
Brett Deledio was sensational all night in the middle against West Coast, running rampant with 25 disposals (10 contested), seven clearances and six inside-50s.
Whilst the stats may not reflect his dominance, youngster Vlastuin was also impressive for Richmond, kicking three crucial goals.
Meanwhile, for the Eagles, Scott Selwood tried valiantly all night, finishing with 31 disposals (15 contested), 11 clearances, 11 tackles, eight inside-50s and 1.2.
3. B. Deledio
2. N. Vlastuin
1. S. Selwood
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