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Power outlasts Giants

CHARLIE Dixon booted four goals as Port Adelaide gave their top-four hopes a massive boost by outlasting GWS to win a hard-fought contest by 27 points at Marvel Stadium. Both sides had a disrupted build-up to the crucial contest, with the Giants making a mad dash to Melbourne on Saturday from...

Dockers put Tigers on the canvas

FREMANTLE goalsneak Lachie Schultz has snared a mark-of-the-year contender to help inspire his team to a pulsating four-point AFL win over Richmond at Optus Stadium. Richmond trailed by 18 points in the third quarter of Sunday’s match but booted five of the next six goals to take a nine-point lead with...

Swans claims arm-wrestle against Bombers

SYDNEY is knocking on the door of the AFL top four after beating Essendon by seven points to snare their fifth win on the bounce. The Swans’ and Bombers’ four previous clashes had been decided by 10 points or less and Sunday’s clash at the MCG was a similarly fierce arm-wrestle,...

Hawks stun Lions

HAWTHORN has overcome distractions surrounding the Alastair Clarkson-Sam Mitchell coaching handover to produce a stunning 12-point upset of finals-bound Brisbane in Launceston. After a tumultuous few weeks off the field, it was confirmed on Friday that master coach Clarkson will pass the reins to Mitchell at the end of the season...

Brown bags four as Dees thrash Suns

LUKE Jackson and Ben Brown combined for eight goals as Melbourne regained its scoring mojo in a 98-point thrashing of hapless Gold Coast at Marvel Stadium. The Demons entered Sunday’s match with big question marks about their scoring potency after averaging just 69 points over their past six games. Saturday’s flight debacle...

Pies too good for Eagles

WEST Coast has suffered another Victorian nightmare with lowly Collingwood smashing the Eagles by 45 points at the MCG. As former captain Shannon Hurn became the first Eagles player to reach 300 games, West Coast produced another diabolical effort on the road to go down 14.6 (90) to 6.9 (45). The seventh-placed...

Cats edge out plucky Roos

GEELONG has overcome some anxious moments in Hobart to beat dogged North Melbourne by 20 points and extend its AFL winning run to five games. The high-flying Cats trailed by four points at quarter time at Blundstone Arena on Saturday afternoon before eventually squeezing the life out of their opposition. The 8.14...

Top Dogs outclass Adelaide

THE Western Bulldogs have taken another step in their march towards a first-ever AFL minor premiership with a comprehensive 49-point win over lowly Adelaide. Jack Macrae, Bailey Smith and Caleb Daniel spearheaded a dominant midfield display as the Bulldogs overpowered their opponents in a 15.15 (105) to 8.8 (56) victory, played...

Carlton takes down dismal Saints

A DEADLY accurate Carlton has produced its best performance of the AFL season to smash a dismal St Kilda by 31 points and ease some pressure on under-fire coach David Teague. Six days after being thrashed by lowly North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium, the Blues hit back at the same venue...

Clarko set for early departure

LEGENDARY coach Alastair Clarkson will reportedly depart Hawthorn by the end of the AFL season, a year earlier than originally planned. The Age reported on Friday the club had agreed to part ways with their four-time premiership coach, with Clarkson set to receive a full payout. It comes a week after Clarkson...

Dunkley back, Treloar close

THE Western Bulldogs’ premiership prospects are getting better by the week with Josh Dunkley out of quarantine and fellow star midfielder Adam Treloar eyeing a long-awaited AFL return. Dunkley missed the Bulldogs’ top-of-the-table victory over Melbourne last Saturday night after he was forced into quarantine because he attended a COVID-19 exposure...