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AFL finals – week 1 results & week 2 preview

Posted by redracer on September 9, 2007

Quite an interesting set of results from week 1 of the finals, where all the higher placed teams won ….

As the weekend went on, the results kept getting bigger !!!

  • QF2 – Port Adelaide beat West Coast by 3 points – 9.14 – 9.11
  • EF1 – Hawthorn beat Adelaide by 3 points  – 15.15 – 15.12
  • EF2 – Collingwood vs Sydney by 38 points – 18.17 – 13.9
  • QF1 – Geelong vs Kangaroos by 106 points – 23.18 – 8.2

Both of the first two games came down to thrilling last minute goals, but the Pies manages to win comfortably over an error-prone Swans, and the Cats completely thrashed the Kangaroos in a record-breaking demolition.

Collingwood really out-played Sydney, and their high pressure tactics caused the Swan’s defenders to make many mistakes. Big name players like Peter ‘Spider’ Everitt & Barry Hall did not contribute at all and the only really good players for the Swans were the Aboriginals Adam Goodes & Michael O’Loughlin. In contrast, the Pies had many match winners, including veteran Nathan Buckley in his second game back after injury, a big return to form for full forward Anthony Rocca with 6 goals, second in the Rising Star Award Scott Pendlebury, new forward Sean Rusling, Irishman Martin Clarke & Travis Cloke. Now we face the trip to Perth to meet the injury-prone West Coast in an elimination Semi Final.

Eliminated from the competition are two of the interstate teams – Adelaide & Sydney, and next week will see 2 elimination Semi Final games, with the two top placed winners, Geelong and Port Adelaide, getting a week’s rest before their preliminary Final game.

  • Semi Final 1 – winner to play Geelong in Preliminary Final 1, loser eliminated
  • Semi Final 2 – winner to play Port Adelaide in Preliminary Final 2, loser eliminated

Week 2 next week will be the following …

  • SF1 – Kangaroos vs Hawthorn – Saturday night at the MCG
  • SF2 – West Coast vs Collingwood – Friday night at Subiaco Oval

CARN THE PIES !!!!

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