Ten-goal Bruce, Bailey Brilliance, Cats Edge Hawks
Sydney have put the remainder of the competitors on alert as they produced a scintillating show within the 45-point drubbing of reigning Premiers Richmond on the MCG.
It makes it three from three for John Longmire’s facet – the primary time since their 2016 Grand Final marketing campaign – who established a slight first quarter lead after which merely blew the Tigers away within the second and third enroute to a really spectacular victory.
Speaking after the sport to SwansTV, three-goal Sam Wicks stated “Unbelievable win, absolutely stoked. They have been the best team over the last few years so them on the MCG was a real benchmark. It’s a great feeling to go out there and get the win.”
Josh Bruce booted ten majors because the Western Bulldogs take over high spot, on the ladder, on share. They hammered a woeful North Melbourne by 128-points within the Good Friday Appeal encounter, which helps elevate funds for kids in Australia.
Naturally the 28-year-old was elated when he spoke to Bulldogs TV; he stated “I think it was the biggest win in our history. Our mids were unbelievable and it was my day, today. The fans were amazing, so great to put on a performance for all of them.”
Zac Bailey was the hero, kicking the winner after the siren, for Brisbane as they overcame Collingwood, by the smallest of margins, in an absolute cracker at Marvel.
The 21-year-old midfielder marked 45 metres out after which held his nerve, regardless of having all of the stress on him, to place the ball by and spark wild celebrations.
It was the right finish to what had been a troublesome week for the Lions within the lead up. They had been unable to return residence, following their recreation at Geelong final week, because of the newest COVID-19 restrictions imposed by the Queensland Government.
Over in WA, West Coast demonstrated their excellent residence kind, as soon as extra, as they lead for the entire night in knocking over Port Adelaide at Optus Stadium.
Unfortunately, their triumph was soured with the most recent harm to captain Luke Shuey – one other hamstring challenge. He had solely simply returned to the facet, so an actual blow for the Norm Smith medallist as he will likely be out once more for at the very least a number of weeks.
A dominant four-quarter show by Essendon handed Ben Rutten his first success as senior coach with the Bombers thrashing a really poor St.Kilda outfit by 75 factors.
It was a very depressing day for the Saints with their coach Brett Ratton labelling the efficiency “embarrassing”. He then confirmed, the worst fears, that they’re more likely to be with out key participant Jade Gresham for the remainder of the season. The 23-year-old midfielder suffered an Achilles tendon harm and left the stadium on crutches.
Up in Canberra, Melbourne got here from behind with a powerful second half displaying, sustaining their 100% begin to the season, to see off the winless GWS Giants.
It was a positive, all-round crew efficiency, Kysaiah Pickett scoring 4 objectives, though coach Simon Goodwin was eager to level out “We need to keep improving”.
Tex Walker continued his sensational opening to the 2021 marketing campaign, grabbing one other six majors as Adelaide defeated Gold Coast in a decent contest on the Oval.
It places the Crows’ former skipper high of the Coleman Medal desk with 17 from simply 3 video games – there have been additionally notable showings from captain Rory Sloane (35 touches, 11 clearances), Rory Laird (28 possessions) and Brodie Smith (26 disposals).
Carlton picked up their first factors of the yr, with younger ahead Harry McKay booting a career-high seven objectives, as they swept apart an injury-hit Fremantle.
Eddie Betts scored on his 2 hundredth look in a Blues shirt whereas captain Patrick Cripps (33 disposals, 11 clearances and two objectives) showcased his expertise within the win.
Closing out the spherical was the standard Easter Monday conflict wherein Geelong managed to carry on to defeat rivals Hawthorn in entrance of a 50,000+ crowd on the ‘G’.
However, they have been actually given a scare by a Hawks facet that hit again strongly within the fourth quarter to get inside a purpose and arrange an thrilling and really tense finale.
Round 3 Results
Collingwood 11.6 (72)
Brisbane 11.7 (73)
North Melbourne 5.9 (39)
Western Bulldogs 25.17 (167)
Adelaide 14.11 (95)
Gold Coast 12.13 (85)
Richmond 10.12 (72)
Sydney 17.15 (117)
Essendon 22.11 (143)
St.Kilda 9.14 (68)
West Coast 16.12 (108)
Port Adelaide 11.5 (71)
Carlton 16.13 (109)
Fremantle 9.10 (64)
GWS 11.2 (68)
Melbourne 15.12 (102)
Geelong 10.9 (69)
Hawthorn 9.10 (64)