Friday’s (03/07/2015) only AFL 2015 Round 14 match is between Collingwood Magpies and Hawthorn Hawks. The opening bounce is set to commence at 19:50 local time with the game to be played at MCG. The away team Hawthorn Hawks are the favourites for the match. View our preview and teams for the game between Sydney Swans and Collingwood Magpies and Hawthorn Hawks.
When: 19:50 | Friday 03/07/2015
Tip: Hawthorn Hawks at $1.34
Value Tip: First Goalscorer: Elliott, Hamie at $11.00
B Tom Langdon, Nathan J. Brown, Marley Williams
HB Alan Toovey, Jack Frost, Brayden Maynard
C Adam Oxley, Dane Swan, Steele Sidebottom
HF Jamie Elliott, Jesse White, Tim Broomhead
F Jarryd Blair, Travis Cloke, Darcy Moore
FOL Jarrod Witts, Jack Crisp, Scott Pendlebury
I/C Alex Fasolo, Taylor Adams, Travis Varcoe, Jordan De Goey
EMG Ben Kennedy, Jonathon Marsh, Paul Seedsman
IN Darcy Moore, Brayden Maynard
OUT Paul Seedsman, Tyson Goldsack.
B Ben Stratton, Brian Lake, Taylor Duryea
HB Grant Birchall, Josh Gibson, Luke Hodge
C Isaac Smith, Shaun Burgoyne, Jordan Lewis
HF Cyril Rioli, Matt Spangher, Luke Breust
F David Hale, Jack Gunston, Paul Puopolo
FOL Jonathon Ceglar, Liam Shiels, Sam Mitchell
I/C Matthew Suckling, Ryan Schoenmakers, Bradley Hill, Will Langford
EMG Billy Hartung, Ben McEvoy, Angus Litherland
IN Matt Spangher, Cyril Rioli, Ryan Schoenmakers
OUT Jarryd Roughead, James Frawley, Billy Hartung.
Paul Puopolo and Jack Gunston have fired Hawthorn back inside the AFL top four with a 38-point win over Essendon.
The Hawks engine coughed and spluttered during the first half before roaring into life as the reigning premiers claimed a 16.18 (114) to 11.10 (76) win.
Essendon brought strong effort early against their traditional rivals, shutting down the Hawks trademark fast ball movement.
After half-time the Hawks were able to break the disciplined Bombers down, kicking clear through Puopolo (4.1) and Gunston (3.4).
The win wasn’t without a cost.
James Frawley dislocated his shoulder shortly after quarter-time in his second serious injury this season against the Bombers.
But led by Liam Shiels and Sam Mitchell – and with Josh Gibson a standout in defence – the Hawks regained bragging rights over their arch-rivals after losing earlier in the year.
The Hawks’ final margin was built entirely off their second-half domination.
Essendon set up well early to frustrate the Hawks, forcing them wide and backwards at every turn.
Merrett and Shaun McKernan surged Essendon to an early lead which would have been greater if not for inaccuracy.
In a first-quarter slog, Jobe Watson and Joe Daniher both hit the post, allowing Hawthorn back into the contest.
The Hawks were reduced to opportunistic goals by Puopolo and Gunston.
Despite dominating the hit-outs, Hawthorn failed to have a centre clearance in the first half.
Gunston’s sharpshooting allowed the Hawks to sneak a one-point half-time lead but it felt like Essendon’s half.
Then it all changed.
Hawthorn’s midfield changed gears to win the contested ball and clearances, repeatedly laying siege to the Bombers goal.
A pair of high tackles allowed Puopolo to kick two goals from either pocket, with the tiny forward capping a six-goal Hawks term with a fine long-range set shot.
After ceding ownership of the corridor during the first half, the Hawks seemed to push forward with ease.
The contest was over when Luke Breust and Will Langford kicked goals inside the final term’s first three minutes.
Key forward Jarryd Roughead, kept goalless in his last seven quarters, looked a relieved man to break his streak late in the match, condemning the Bombers to a fourth-straight loss.
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