Sam Durham kicked the dramatic winner with just seven seconds remaining as Essendon came from behind to beat Richmond by just one point.
In what proved to be a thrilling Dreamtime G blockbuster, the result saw the Dons end a 13-game losing streak against the Tigers dating back to 2014.
Speaking to the club’s website about his big moment in the rooms, the young midfielder said: they’re the ones you think about in the back yard, so it’s good that it finally came to fruition.”
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Bombers skipper Zach Merrett (pictured above) was superb and led by example with a very impressive display which earned him the Yiooken (a word from the Wurundjeri people’s Woiwurrung language meaning ‘dream’) award with 12 votes.
Not only was the crowd of 78,300 treated to such an exciting contest, but also a wonderful pre-show featuring Fred Leone, Mo’Ju and Djirri Djirri and Bandok Tati dance groups. all were supported by a light show.
There were a few close finishes over the weekend, but none of them would come close to the odd finish that allowed Sydney to beat North Melbourne.
With just a minute left, genuine upset was evident after the Kangaroos looked set to end a seven-game losing streak against last year’s Grand Finalists.
However, a very costly exchange error from the bench that put them over the limit on 75 resulted in a penalty being awarded to the Swans’ goal; Hayden McLean managed to hold his nerve as he went back, nailed it and nailed it. help them click it.
Forward Lance ‘Buddy’ Franklin (pictured below) made three big saves to take his career tally to 1,057, which now ties him for fourth on the competition’s all-time goaltending list.
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Darcy Moore created AFL history as the Collingwood captain led his table-top outfit to a deserved win over arch-rivals Carlton at a sold-out MCG.
The guard (pictured below) finished with 11 shots, his most ever in a single game, and also collected 25 assists, 17 steals, 12 points, 10 contested possessions, 8 rebounds on 50 shots and five blocks in a game. really amazing show.
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Speaking to the press, Magpies coach Craig McRae admired his captain. he said. The way he’s playing right now, he’s at the top of his game.”
“Sometimes you can think he’s the striker. He just reads opponents out and plays on unbelievable players, they’re not bowls in the game and he just puts them in.”
He continued. “Kernow is a great striker of the game. he is athletic and jumps on the ball. We thought it was a good match for Darcy. It was really nice to get out first in that game.”
Three clubs are rebranding as Indigenous names in the next two weeks, with two locking horns in Adelaide, where Yartapulti (the traditional name given by the Kaurnai to the land around the Port River) has crossed the line to Narmee (the traditional name). for Melbourne in the Woiwurrung language).
An absorbing, back-and-forth match, played in pouring rain, saw the hosts manage to get their noses in front before putting in some good defensive work.
Zach Butters just had the night of his life and made history by becoming the first power player to have at least 40 disposals and multiple goals in the same game.
Walyalup (the traditional name for the Noongar country around Fremantle) silenced their critics over whether they could make finals this year with arguably their biggest win of the season so far at the expense of reigning Premiers Geelong.
In the final quarter of games, the Dockers showed their metal, finally managing to shake off the Cats and pull away in the latter stages, scoring their third 100-plus in a row to the delight of the crowd. the faithful of the house.
Joe Daniher continued his red-hot form in front of the big sticks with another four as Brisbane took the honors by defeating crosstown rivals Gold Coast in the Q-Clash.
It makes it seven in a row and the ninth in a row in the Queensland derby for the Lions, who are well settled in second place and cementing themselves as genuine contenders.
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Midfielder Lachie Neal (game-high 35 disposals and 10 clearances) claimed the Marcus Ashcroft Medal (pictured above) for the second best ground effort of his career.
After the Lions TV taping, he said: Marcus was a great player for this football club. This sounds really cliché, but I thought our team’s play in midfield was really good. So I kind of benefited from their hard work and getting a good result. it was a tough game. I’m really happy for the victory.”
The Hawthorns moved from the bottom of the ladder and pounced on the West Coast in the process, putting their friends to the sword with a 116-point hammering.
Mitch Lewis had a career-high six goals as the Hawks scored 20+ goals for the first time since 2016 in a truly confidence-boosting afternoon.
It is the second-biggest win by a bottom side in AFL/VFL history and only the third by more than 100 points, while condemning the Eagles to their biggest loss since 2008.
Despite appearing to have left their shooting boots at home, the Western Bulldogs still had too much for a disappointing Adelaide in windy Ballarat.
The Doggies rallied 19 back and really should have won by a much bigger margin but still enjoyed a very clear and uneventful afternoon.
Max King marked his return from a shoulder recovery by kicking four goals as St Kilda traveled interstate to secure a hard-fought success over GWS.
It was a first for the Saints outside of Victoria, with Jack Sinclair (game-high 37 disposals, 26 tackles, 11 handballs, eight marks and two goals) playing a prominent role.
Results of the 10th round
Yartapoulty (Port Adelaide) 11.14 (80)
Narm (Melbourne) 11.10 (76)
North Melbourne 14.6 (90)
Sydney 14.9 (93)
Western Bulldogs 11.19 (85)
Adelaide 5.10 (40)
Walyalup (Fremantle) 16.10 (106)
Geelong 11.11 (77)
Brisbane 16.11 (107)
Gold Coast 9.10 (64)
Essendon 10.11 (71)
Richmond 10.10 (70)
Hawthorn 22.10 (142)
West Coast 4.2 (26)
Carlton 7.15 (57)
Collingwood 13.7 (85)
GWS 12.8 (80)
St Kilda 13.14 (92)
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