Broome’s Jack Martin back on form with three-goal display
A number of Kimberley players were back in AFL action over the weekend, with Broome’s Jack Martin slotting three goals for Carlton for the first time since round two.
Despite Martin’s efforts, Melbourne snatched a last-gasp victory from the Blues by five points, 11.13 (79) to 10.14 (74).
The Fremantle Dockers won the Derby against cross-town rivals West Coast Eagles at Optus Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Broome’s Bailey Banfield was placed on the emergencies bench this round and replaced Rory Lobb late into the fourth quarter, but didn’t get much of a chance to make a play, coming away with just two disposals.
Halls Creek’s Sam Petrevski-Seton was on the interchange bench for West Coast and got some game time, making nine disposals.
It was neck-and-neck until the second half, when the Dockers hit their stride, defeating the Eagles by 24 points, 9.17 (71) to 7.5 (47).
The Adelaide Crows had a solid victory over North Melbourne on Saturday afternoon at Adelaide Oval.
Halls Creek’s Shane McAdam returned to form this round, slotting two goals for the Crows during the last half and making 11 disposals before retiring with a hamstring injury.
The two teams were tied at three-quarter time, but the Crows proved too slick for the Kangaroos, kicking the last five goals of the match and winning 15.13 (103) to 10.14 (74).
The Gold Coast Suns suffered a huge defeat to Geelong at Metricon Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Halls Creek’s Jy Farrar made a solid 18 disposals in the full back position but the Cats had no problem breaking through the Suns’ defence, winning 18.11 (119) to 9.5 (59).
The Sydney Swans struck down the Collingwood Magpies on Sunday afternoon.
Halls Creek’s Ash Johnson continued his goal streak, scoring a goal and a behind. Johnson has now scored in every match he has played.
But the Swans proved to be the better side, defeating the Magpies by 27 points, 11.11 (77) to 7.8 (50).
Derby’s Callum Ah Chee, out with concussion, was absent in the Brisbane Lions’ 12.9 (81) to 9.12 (66) win against St Kilda.
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