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Axed Roo responds, fringe Sun’s day out, potential No.1 on fire

State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Central District v Adelaide at Adelaide Oval, Saturday August 13, 5.30pm ACST

Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch has continued to dominate in the SANFL, picking up 30 touches in its big win over Central District on Saturday night.

Crouch, who has played just one game in the AFL since round 14 amid speculation he’ll seek a trade at season’s end, dominated in midfield along with Jackson Hately (31 disposals, eight tackles and a goal) and Lachlan Sholl (26 possessions) as Adelaide won by 55 points.

It’s the sixth time in seven SANFL games this season that Crouch has picked up 30 or more possessions.

Key forward Elliott Himmelberg, who was dropped from the senior Crows side during the week, led all players on the ground with 10 marks to go with his 22 disposals, while fellow tall Billy Frampton finished with 23 possessions and five marks.

Lachlan Gollant (five) and Tariek Newchurch (three) were the only multiple goalkickers for Adelaide.

Other AFL-listed players on show included Kieran Strachan (45 hitouts, 20 disposals and a goal) and Fischer McAsey (1.3 from nine touches).

State league affiliate: Brisbane (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Brisbane at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Saturday August 13, 11.05am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Brisbane’s clash

Potential No.1 draft pick Will Ashcroft has dominated in Brisbane’s 25-point win over Sandringham.

Ashcroft picked up a game-high 29 disposals, had six clearances and booted a goal in the victory that sends the Lions into second spot on the ladder.

Ashcroft is the son of former Brisbane star and triple premiership player Marcus, and has nominated as a father-son pick for the Lions.

Young forward Kai Lohmann kicked an equal game-high three goals to go with his 24 disposals and four marks.

Tom Fullarton (14 disposals) and Henry Smith (13 disposals) both booted three majors for the winners.

Deven Robertson (23 disposals, seven tackles) was also impressive.

State league affiliate: Carlton (VFL)
This weekend: Casey v Carlton at Casey Fields, Sunday August 14, 12pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Carlton’s clash

 

State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Sydney v Collingwood at the SCG, Sunday August 14, 11.35am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Collingwood’s clash

 

State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Essendon v Werribee at Windy Hill, Sunday August 14, 12.05pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Essendon’s clash

 

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Peel v South Fremantle at Lane Group Stadium, Saturday August 13, 2.10pm AWST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Peel’s clash

Peel made it three wins on the bounce after a hard-fought 14-point victory over South Fremantle.

The Thunder are now in the top six, percentage clear of seventh-placed Swan Districts.

Jye Amiss and Travis Colyer were in the action up forward, finishing with two goals each.

Ruckman Lloyd Meek dominated with 40 hitouts, along with 22 disposals, four tackles and five marks.

Midfielder Connor Blakely had a game-high 31 disposals, while Mitch Crowden (28 disposals) and Neil Erasmus (20 disposals) were also strong contributors.

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Geelong at Box Hill City Oval, Saturday August 13, 2.05pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Geelong’s clash

It was a tough day at the office for Geelong, outclassed by Box Hill to go down by 43 points.

NAB AFL Mid-Season Draft pick-up Zane Williams was busy, finishing with a team-high 25 touches and nine marks.

Young key forward Shannon Neale kicked two goals and had seven hitouts in another strong performance.

Ruckman Toby Conway led the way in the middle with 18 hitouts and three clearances.

Nick Stevens (20 disposals), Shaun Higgins (19 disposals), and Quinton Narkle (18 disposals, seven clearances) were also among the action.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (VFL)
This weekend: Gold Coast v Southport at Metricon Stadium, Saturday August 13, 12.35pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Gold Coast’s clash

The often-overlooked Brayden Fiorini was massive in the Suns’ nine-point win over local rival Southport on Saturday, picking up a ‘triple double’ with 17 clearances, 14 tackles and 32 disposals along with two goals.

Jack Bowes had an impressive seven clearances, six tackles and 18 touches, while former Cat Charlie Constable laid nine tackles and gathered 20 disposals.

Goals came from Josh Corbett (four), Chris Burgess (three) and Alex Sexton (three goals and 15 disposals).

Rookie ruckman Ned Moyle dominated at ball-ups with 43 hitouts and five clearances of his own, while mid-season draftee Oskar Faulkhead may have had a modest 11 touches but did plenty of grunt work with four clearances and five tackles.

Other senior-listed Suns included Rory Atkins (16 disposals, seven tackles), Jez McLennan (eight and five) and Oleg Markov (11 disposals).

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Box Hill v Geelong at Box Hill City Oval, Saturday August 13, 2.05pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Box Hill’s clash

Hawks big man Max Lynch collected 14 disposals and four clearances to go with his 22 hitouts in Box Hill’s dominant 43-point victory over Geelong.

After being omitted from the senior side this week, Sam Butler collected 11 disposals and kicked one goal.

Young forward Jack Saunders had 24 disposals and 11 marks along with one goal, and midfielder Ned Long had 16 touches. Daniel Howe was impressive with 26 disposals and four tackles.

VFL-listed former Bulldog Fergus Greene booted five goals, with a further nine individual goalkickers rounding out the strong team performance.

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey v Carlton at Casey Fields, Sunday August 14, 12pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Carlton’s clash

 

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: Coburg v North Melbourne at Piranha Park, Saturday August 13, 12.35pm AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from North Melbourne’s clash

The Kangaroos enjoyed a 58-point win over Coburg with Tarryn Thomas leading the way.

Missing from the senior team since round 15, Thomas excelled again at state league level with 29 disposals and three goals.

Dumped No.1 draft pick Jason Horne-Francis made his own statement, also finishing with 29 touches of which nine were clearances.

Jack Mahony kicked four goals from 16 disposals and Charlie Comben slotted three from nine possessions while also helping out in the ruck.

Last year’s top mid-season draft pick Jacob Edwards was handy with 13 disposals and five clearances.

Journeyman defender Josh Walker took 10 marks and gathered 19 disposals, Josh Goater also had 19 touches, Flynn Perez picked up 26, Aiden Bonar gathered 21 and Kyron Hayden had a team-high seven tackles.

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide Magpies (SANFL)
This weekend: South Adelaide v Port Adelaide at Flinders University Stadium, Sunday August 14, 2.05pm ACST

 

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: No match

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Brisbane at Trevor Barker Beach Oval, Saturday August 13, 11.05am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Sandringham’s clash

A 40-hitout masterclass from Tom Campbell wasn’t enough to get Sandringham over the line with the Zebras going down to the Lions by 25 points.

Campbell was a standout, recording 20 disposals and 12 clearances to go with his ruck domination.

Ryan Byrnes had 25 disposals, seven tackles and six marks, Jack Bytel finished with 27 disposals, 13 clearances and seven tackles.

Dean Kent booted three majors in the loss, while VFL-listed player Oliver Lowe led the way with four majors.

State league affiliate: Sydney (VFL)
This weekend: Sydney v Collingwood at the SCG, Sunday August 14, 11.35am AEST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from Sydney’s clash

 

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: Swan Districts v West Coast at Steel Blue Oval, Saturday August 13, 2.10pm AWST

MATCH CENTRE Check out all the stats from West Coast’s clash

It was a day to forget for West Coast after it suffered an 85-point defeat to Swan Districts.

Defender Alex Witherden was kept busy with the onslaught and finished with 26 disposals and four marks, while Isiah Winder had a team-high 30 touches.

Bailey Williams battled hard in the middle, finishing with 26 hitouts as well as 22 dispoals.

The Eagles booted a solitary goal for the match, thanks to Logan Young.

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: No match

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