AFL Round 4: Mind the Gap

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Round 4 of this season’s AFL competition had some very big winning margins.

Port Adelaide defeated Brisbane by 113 points, Hawthorn defeated Gold Coast by 99, Adelaide defeated St Kilda by 86, and Geelong defeated West Coast by 75.

Melbourne and Adelaide had their first wins of the season. Carlton and Brisbane are yet to win.

The Western Bulldogs overcame an eight point deficit at the end of the Third Quarter to defeat GWS.

West Coast scored 32 points in their defeat and did not kick a goal after the First Quarter.

The profile of average points scored by winners and losers in each Quarter in Round 4 was:

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Over the four Rounds played to date, the average winning and losing scores at the end of each Quarter are:

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The average gap between winners and losers widened in Round 4 compared to earlier Rounds. The margin was 62 points.

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Photo Credit

Dockers scored a goal (Kelly Underwood, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

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