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GWS Giants4.38.413.617.11113Brisbane Lions2.
Port Adelaide1.86.99.1311.1682St Kilda3.35.58.611.672
North Melbourne2.36.47.712.981Adelaide5.511.916.1220.18138
Fremantle4.47.610.914.1195Western Bulldogs3.
Gold Coast2.37.513.717.1112West Coast3.17.28.312.375

Highlighting the Round:

  • Hawthorn vs Sydney: The Swans emerged victorious at the MCG, continuing their form surge with a comprehensive team performance that kept the Hawks on the back foot throughout the game. Sydney’s ability to execute under pressure and capitalize on opportunities was evident, setting a strong precedent for the upcoming rounds.
  • Geelong vs Carlton: At the same venue, Geelong edged out Carlton in a closely contested match. The Cats’ resilience was on full display as they overcame a determined Carlton side. This win helps maintain Geelong’s top-tier status and showcases their capability to clinch tight games, a valuable trait as the season heats up.
  • Port Adelaide vs St Kilda: Over at the Adelaide Oval, Port Adelaide secured a crucial victory against St Kilda. The Power’s midfield proved too strong for the Saints, with key players stepping up to swing the momentum in crucial phases of the match. This result keeps Port Adelaide firmly in the hunt for a top-eight spot.
  • Essendon vs Collingwood: The traditional Anzac Day clash at the MCG was a spectacle, with Essendon nearly pulling off an upset. Despite the loss, the Bombers displayed great heart and resilience, suggesting that they could be a difficult team to beat as they continue to build cohesion and experience.
  • Richmond vs Melbourne: The Tigers faced off against Melbourne in what was a high-stakes game for both teams. Melbourne’s efficiency in the midfield and forward line allowed them to overcome Richmond, emphasizing their status as one of the teams to watch this season.
  • GWS vs Brisbane: At Manuka Oval, the Giants took on Brisbane in a pivotal clash for both sides. GWS’s strategic gameplay and strong defensive efforts were crucial in thwarting Brisbane’s attempts to dominate, positioning the Giants as serious contenders.
  • North Melbourne vs Adelaide: North Melbourne’s struggles continued as they faced Adelaide at Blundstone Arena. The Crows capitalized on North Melbourne’s errors, cruising to a comfortable win that could be a morale booster for the team.
  • Fremantle vs Western Bulldogs: Closing the round at Optus Stadium, Fremantle faced a tough challenge against the Western Bulldogs. The Dockers’ ability to execute in key moments led to a win that solidifies their position in the upper half of the ladder.

Key Takeaways:

  • Sydney’s and Geelong’s victories underscore their consistency and threat as potential finalists.
  • Port Adelaide’s win is a testament to their depth, even when key players are sidelined.
  • Essendon’s spirited display against Collingwood indicates that they are on the right track, despite the narrow defeat.
  • Melbourne continues to impress with their structured and efficient gameplay, making them one of the standout teams this season.
  • The ongoing struggles of teams like North Melbourne highlight the challenges facing sides at the lower end of the ladder.

Overall, Round 7 of the AFL 2024 was a demonstration of the fierce competition across the league, with teams stepping up to make their mark. The results from this round will have significant implications for the standings as teams begin to position themselves for the mid-season push. Each game provided insights into the tactical adjustments teams are making, setting the stage for an exciting continuation of the season.