Walyalup/Fremantle prevail over Euro-Yroke/St Kilda despite a wayward night in front of goals, while Brisbane utterly demolish Richmond by 119 points at the Gabba.

Earlier, Collingwood survived a massive scare against Kuwarna/Adelaide Crows and the Western Bulldogs beat GWS.

Check out the match reports below:

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That’s it from the blog tonight!

A big day! Some good footy, some close footy, some big scores and everything in between. I’ll be back on the blog tomorrow as we see out round 10, and I hope to have your company again then.

Until then, goodnight!

Match report: Brisbane: 26.7 (163) def Richmond 6.8 (44)

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Richmond have copped another AFL hammering, the Brisbane Lions re-writing the record books as they filled their boots in a 119-point Gabba mauling.

The injury-ravaged Tigers conceded the first 10 goals on Saturday night, the hosts in no mood for sympathy as they amassed a percentage-boosting 26.7 (163) to 6.8 (44) win.

It was the Lions’ biggest score since coach Chris Fagan arrived in 2017 and second-largest victory since the club merger, behind a 141-point drubbing of Adelaide in 2004.

Lions forwards Charlie Cameron (five goals), Kai Lohmann (five goals) and Joe Daniher (three goals, two assists) feasted, and Dayne Zorko (35 disposals) continued his prolific season.

The hosts kicked four goals in the first 12 minutes, Lachie Neale (36 disposals, six goal assists) picking the Tigers apart with ease.

There was no relenting from a side that had lost their first three Gabba games this season and were 2-5 before two wins and a draw from their past three games.

Cameron played on to kick his third as Brisbane passed 100 points midway through the third term, before two straight Tigers goals brought brief respite in front of 27,200 fans.

The Lions rattled away again, Daniher’s third major totally accidental when his attempt to pop a pass to Hugh McCluggage bounced through an open goal.

Already nursing 15 men on their injury list, Richmond will hope Mykelti Lefau and Rhyan Mansell aren’t the latest to join them.

Lefau kicked a goal then copped a stray knee to the face as he descended from a marking contest, the former NRL hopeful subbed out before halftime.

Mansell then came off second-best in a four-way, mid-air collision, his hulking captain Toby Nankervis the culprit in friendly fire that sent him wobbling to the bench.

The second of Cam Rayner’s three goals made it a 102-point margin at the final break, teenage rookie Logan Morris (two goals) among 12 individual Brisbane goalkickers.

Dustin Martin (16 touches, three tackles, two clearances) spent most of the final quarter on the bench and had little to work with when on the ground, bizarrely handballing in the second quarter when a clear path to goal opened.

Daniel Rioli (25 touches) was the Tigers’ top ball-winner, the visitors winning centre clearances but being outmarked 164-66.

Defeat dropped the Tigers to 1-9, with in-form Essendon their next test at the MCG on Saturday.


Match report: Euro-Yroke 8.7 (55) def by Walyalup 9.18 (72)

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Walyalup/Fremantle have overcome terrible inaccuracy in front of goal to improve their AFL finals hopes with a dour 17-point win over Euro-Yroke/St Kilda.

In a game that never reached any great heights, the Dockers broke clear with the first three goals of the final quarter to seal a 9.18 (72) to 8.7 (55) victory at Docklands Stadium on Saturday night.

It gave the Dockers a 6-4 record ahead of a huge home clash with Collingwood next Friday night.

But it came at a cost when Michael Frederick was substituted out with concussion following a heavy mid-air collision with Saints defender Jimmy Webster.

Webster served a seven-match ban this year for a brutal bump on North Melbourne’s Jy Simpkin but was contesting the ball and effected a spoil when he crashed into Frederick during the first term.

Jordan Clark (29 disposals), Hayden Young (27) and Caleb Serong (30) all had influence for Walyalup and Andrew Brayshaw (26) lifted after halftime, while captain Alex Pearce held Saints spearhead Max King goalless.

Dockers full-forward Jye Amiss finished with 2.5 as one of two multiple goalkickers for his side, with Jaeger O’Meara adding two majors in the final quarter.

Fellow key forward Patrick Voss (1.3) was also wayward in front of the big sticks.

Luke Jackson (25 disposals, 10 clearances, 40 hit-outs) was involved in an entertaining ruck battle with Rowan Marshall (31, eight, 38) as both players went about their own business.

The Saints lacked the “sizzle” coach Ross Lyon has been looking for, posting their second-lowest score of the season after managing just 53 points against Hawthorn last week.

Mitch Owens kicked three goals, all in the first half, and Anthony Caminiti added two.

Nasaiah Wanganeen-Milera (30 touches), Jack Sinclair (29) and Riley Bonner (26) won plenty of the ball but few Saints players looked capable of breaking the game open.


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FT: Lions celebrate a 119-point win over Tigers at the Gabba

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First thing’s first — the Lions have fallen one point short of Gold Coast’s total of 164 on Thursday night. I’m sure that will sting them to their core.

But in better news, the Lions have just recorded the third biggest win in their history and have kept their finals hopes flickering. The percentage will get a healthy kick from a win like this, as will the confidence after a slow start to the season.

It’s tough times for Richmond though, and they are stuck in a hole that will take some time to get out of. There are premiership heroes out there unfamiliar with a feeling like this, but there are also young players who are learning lessons the hard way. It won’t be this bad every week, but with their list profile and injury list more tough times are on the way.

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FT: Walyalup still alive in 2024 after 17-point win over Euro-Yroke

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There is life in the Dockers, who aren’t giving up on their September dreams without a serious fight. They were their own worst enemy tonight with their inaccuracy in front of goal, but their domination couldn’t be denied in the end.

The Saints fall victim to familiar issues, as one of the worst scoring teams in the league again max out at eight goals and 55 points. Their finals hopes are long gone, and their confidence seems pretty spent as well.

Walyalup will head home with smiles on faces. It’s been a topsy-turvy year and a seriously tough couple of weeks for the club, but wins like this are extra sweet.

Another for Jaeger O’Meara, and that’s that! Dockers will win

They left the door ajar all night, but the Saints were unable to walk through it.

O’Meara’s two late goals have sent the Saints fans heading for the early train, as they are left to rue another disappointing evening in 2024.

Jaeger O’Meara might have just iced it for the Dockers!

It looks like it’s going to be Walyalup’s night after all! The Saints had a few half-chances to make something happen at the other end but they just don’t have the firepower to hurt teams at the moment.

Eventually the Dockers had to put a few of those looks away, and O’Meara’s sweet set shot from a tight angle makes up for a few previous wayward efforts. It’s 17 points now with six minutes to play, and surely all but done.

Josh Treacy makes no mistake! The Dockers are closing in now!

An absolute calamity at the back for the Saints, with Bonner’s kick in going over Hill’s head and straight into Treacy’s arms. He bends his snap back and finally puts a goal on the board.

The lead is nine, and the Dockers might only be a goal away. They are running all over the Saints right now.

Jeremy Sharp breaks the drought … or does he? It’s touched!

My goodness. Sharp had for all money finally broken through with an incredible goal on the run, but the ARC has a belated look at it and finds Marshall got a fingertip on it on the line.

That is 11 straight behinds across both teams in this game.

The Dockers are diabolical in front of goal

They are dominating this quarter so far. They’ve gone inside 50 seven times to the Saints’ nil. They have kicked three behinds.

If they lose this game, goalkicking will be the culprit.

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3QT: It’s not pretty. Brisbane lead Richmond by 102 points

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Charlie Cameron and Kai Lohmann have four each, Joe Daniher has three. Dayne Zorko and Lachie Neale have their own footy, and the Tigers have pretty much given up on trying to defend at this point.

There’s not much more to say. It’s an absolute shellacking in Brisbane tonight. Men against boys.

Match report: GWS 6.7 (43) def by Western Bulldogs 8.22 (70)

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The Western Bulldogs have won a low-scoring battle of attrition against a slumping GWS side, who have crashed to a fourth loss in five AFL games.

Both sides struggled to score in wet and slippery conditions on Saturday, with the Bulldogs grinding their way to an 8.22 (70) to 6.7 (43) win.

It was the Bulldogs’ first win outside Melbourne this season and only the second time they have logged successive victories in 2024.

Despite their low conversion rate they were still too efficient for a Giants team playing at their main home ground for the first time since round one in mid-March.

While the Bulldogs squandered plenty of opportunities, the Giants struggled to create them and the “tsunami football” they played in their 6-1 start to the season was rarely sighted.

They had just two goalkickers, with Jesse Hogan booting three in his 150th game and captain Toby Greene bagging the other three.

It was the Giants’ lowest score in coach Adam Kingsley’s tenure and they kicked just two goals after half-time.

For the Bulldogs, Adam Treloar, Ed Richards and Jack McRae won plenty of ball, and James Harmes followed up his four-goal haul last week with two, and Sam Darcy also kicked two majors.

Bulldogs gun Marcus Bontempelli was limited to 10 touches In the first three quarters, but finished with 18.


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3QT: The Saints and Dockers can’t be split at the final change

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You can feel how high the stakes are with every contest in this game. Both sides are throwing everything at it, but are just missing the little bit of composure and quality needed to take charge.

Will accuracy in front of goal decide this game? It’s pretty even everywhere else, so it may well come down to conversion of chances in the end.

Could very well be season on the line for both teams here.

The Dockers have the yips in front of goals

The ball has lived inside the Dockers’ attacking 50 for the last 10 minutes, but the goals just aren’t coming. Some of the misses have been pretty poor, and could end up being very costly come the final siren.

Still, all the behinds have added up and given them a slender lead late in the term.

The Lions bring their hundred up

Raise the bat, Brisbane. A Gabba ton Steve Smith would be proud of.

Charlie Cameron has the honours with his third, but the goal before that to Bruce Reville might have brought the biggest celebrations of the night for the Lions.

The lead is 83 and is only going one way.

Anthony Caminiti kicks two quick ones for the Saints

Two big time goals in a minute from the Saints’ forward, and now they lead by 10 points.

Still feels like this one is going to go the distance. It’s such an intriguing battle, but the Saints are starting to make the Dockers hurt on the scoreboard.

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HT: It’s party time at the Gabba for the Lions, who lead by 65

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Mercy rule?

Brisbane aren’t exactly easing up here, and in fact are now in a contest among each other as to who can take the biggest hanger or kick the best goal.

The Tigers are giving it a crack but are just completely outmatched all over the ground, and will do well to keep this margin somewhere near respectable. They’re in a tough spot right now, and you’ve just got to hope the young players can learn something from it.

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HT: Dockers lead an arm-wrestle by three points

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We’ve got a tight one on our hands here. The Saints are still well up in the inside 50s but they’re kicking into a congested forward line and struggling to score as a result.

When the Dockers spring forward with speed they are finding a lot more space inside 50, and if not for some bad misses in front of goal could be further in front.

But it’s a good battle in the clinches with some tasty individual contests brewing too, most notably King vs Pearce. Very tough to pick a winner from here.

Dusty has been busy, but just a step off

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Dustin Martin has nine touches and has been lively inside 50 for the Tigers, but just a touch short of his most damaging best. He’s almost been too unselfish at times, looking to bring teammates into the game when the better option would be for him to have the shot.

After a week of rumours about his future, I’m sure he’s happy just to be out on the grass doing his thing.

In saying that, the 59-point margin isn’t ideal.

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