R6: Dingos down Demons in a shootout, Wildcats fire against Gargs, Hawks grind out win over Blues
Round Six in the AFLO saw some predictable results and a classic shootout between the Dingos and Demons.
In the Men's, the Rebels still look to be the team to beat as they stay undefeated, with Swans and Eagles right behind them. Although the Hawks and Roos are sitting in foruth and fifth with a record of 3-3, there's six teams vying for those final two spots on 2-4 or 2-3 (with a make up game coming).
In the Women's the Roos are well clear with a 6-0 record with the Wildcats 0-6. The Demons and Blues (both 3-3) are the next best Premiership contenders.
Here's how Round Six went down:
Rebels 13.8 (86) def Roos 4.5.(29)
The undefeated Rebels lead at every change to record a 57-pt win over the Roos. It was a clinical win as the reigning Premiers were able to switch gears when they needed to. The Roos weren't able to spread their scoring options with Rigney and Studham heavily relied on; on the flip side, the Rebels had 10 goal kickers. For the Rebels Fabbri, Roche and Keegan had two goals each. The Roos had great service from Rigney with three goals and Studham with one.
Wildcats 12.14 (86) def Gargoyles 5.8 (38)
The Wildcats move to 2-3 with a convincing 48-pt win over the Gargoyles. The Gargs were still in the game by three-quarter time, trailing by 22-pts. But a six-goal final quarter by the Wildcats secured the important win. Walsh and Kitney were for the Wildcats with three goals each. Moning and Wilson chipped in with two majors. For the Gargoyles, Mathews booted two goals, with Millar and Martin named in the best.
Demons 11.8 (74) lost to Dingos 14.2 (86)
In a game of multiple lead changes, the Dingos were able to kick clear late in the fourth quarter for a 12-pt win to stop the Demons from winning their second match in as many seasons. After a tight first quarter where the Dingos held on to a 1-pt lead, the Demons fought back the lead to be ahead by 7-pts at half time. The second half went goal for goal as the Dingos restored control and dominated the final quarter. McNaughton proved the difference with seven goals for the Dingos, with Tinkler adding three majors. For the Demons Hayes booted four, Tyrrell three and Jones two. Gilbert was given best on ground for the Dingos while Horreard was stellar for the Demons.
Blues 5.4 (34) lost to 10.10 (70) Hawks
The Hawks kicked away in the second half to rack up their third win against the Blues, winning by 36-pts. Dullard was a key target in front of goals booting five majors, and had help from Cragg with two goals. Mentiplay was instrumental and included in the their best. The Hawks now move to 3-3 while the Blues' record stands at 2-4.
Swans v Eagles – (Rained Out | points shared)
Blues 0. 0 (0) lost to Roos 18.26 (134)
The winning streak continues for the Roos. This week it was the Blues on the receiving end of a hulking 134-pt loss which included 44 scoring shots. For the Roos, Kirwan (7) and Amaral (5) combined for 12 goals. The Roos' streak is now at six. The Blues are 3-3.
Wildcats 2.11 (23) lost to Demons 12.9 (81)
The Demons recorded their third win of the season with a commanding 58-pt win over the Wildcats. The defining moment in the game came in the third term as the Demons piled on 5.3 to 0.3, taking a 52-pt lead into three-quarter time. For the Demons Moore kicked four, while Stevens and Sriranganathan booted three each.