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Saints dent Freo’s finals hopes

ST KILDA has dumped Fremantle out of the AFL finals race, Josh Bruce kicking the winner with less than a minute left to hand his side a thrilling three-point victory at Marvel Stadium. Play restarted with 39 seconds left on the clock, but Josh Battle ended the Dockers’ frantic final forward thrust...

Bombers embarrassed by Bulldogs

ESSENDON’S premiership campaign is in tatters after the Western Bulldogs embarrassed the Bombers, who capitulated in a stunning 104-point demolition at Marvel Stadium. The ballistic Bulldogs smashed their opponents in a midfield masterclass on Saturday night that saw them boot 21 goals in a row in a 21.11 (137) to 4.9 (33)...

Cats stifle Roos in 55-point win

GEELONG has held North Melbourne to the lowest score in the Kangaroos’ 95-year VFL/AFL history to win by 55 points at GMHBA Stadium and regain top spot on the ladder. The Cats have been well below their best since the mid-season bye – winning four of eight games – and they didn’t...

Lions rout Suns to go top

CHARLIE Cameron has kicked a career-high six goals to inspire Brisbane’s record 91-point thumping of the Gold Coast at the Gabba on Saturday night, lifting the Lions provisionally to the top of the AFL table. What was billed as a Q-Clash became the Charlie Cameron Show as the Lions livewire shone in...

Port sink Swans to rise into top eight

PORT Adelaide forwards Connor Rozee and Charlie Dixon have slotted three goals each in a 47-point thumping of Sydney which lifts the Power into the AFL’s top eight. Port replace home-town rivals Adelaide in eighth spot after a vital 15.13 (103) to 7.14 (56) triumph on Saturday at Adelaide Oval. The Power...

Magpies down Demons, in top-four hunt

COLLINGWOOD remains in the hunt for a top-four AFL finish after consigning Melbourne to more misery with a 17-point defeat at the MCG. Midfield leaders Scott Pendlebury and Steele Sidebottom were the key architects of Saturday’s 10.10 (70) to 7.11 (53) victory, which lifted the Magpies to fourth on the ladder. Pendlebury...

Snow falls as Hawks ice Giants

IT was billed as the coldest AFL game of the season and the forecast delivered with snow falling as Hawthorn thrashed GWS by 56 points in Canberra on Friday night. The crowd roared as the snow began to fall at the end of the first quarter in remarkable scenes at Manuka Oval...

Thompson calls time

BY his own admission, Scott Thompson has annoyed many opponents over his AFL journey but to dismiss the retiring North Melbourne defender as a serial pest wouldn’t do justice to his achievements over a 12-year career. Thompson, who has played 238 AFL games after debuting as a 21-year-old, will finish up at...

Dogs lose Libba for key clash

TOM Liberatore faces the prospect of further surgery on the troublesome knee that will see him miss the Western Bulldogs’ virtual AFL elimination final against Essendon. Liberatore, who missed most of the 2018 season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, dodged a bullet in round 13 when initial...

Young Sun facing ban for Cocaine

GOLD Coast Suns’ Brayden Crossley faces a four-year ban after reportedly testing positive to cocaine. The Suns on Thursday confirmed the 19-year-old had produced an “adverse analytical finding” in a test that was believed to be taken after a NEAFL match in May. Crossley has not played senior football this year after 10...

Veteran Roos in the spotlight

WITH just three matches left in the AFL season, it could be that North Melbourne pair Todd Goldstein and Scott Thompson are facing the end of their time at Arden Street. Goldstein, 31, and Thompson, 33, are the oldest and most experienced names on the Kangaroos list and both out of contract. Towering...