This is my weekly update of AFL point scoring performance.
Scoring in Round 13
Geelong were the leading points scorers in Round 13. They scored 133 points against St Kilda. The margin of their victory was 96 points.
There were four closely contested games:
- A 6 point win for the Western Bulldogs over Collingwood (106-98)
- A 4 point win for Sydney over Port Adelaide (98-94)
- A 3 point win for West coast over the Gold Coast (103-100)
- A 1 point win for Melbourne over Essendon (78-77)
Melbourne overcame an end of Third Quarter deficit of 12 points to win their game.
Average Winning and Losing Profiles 2014
Round 13 saw the highest losing average score of the season, 82 points.
The gap between the average winning score and losing score for each of the Rounds in the 2014 season has been:
MCG Melbourne (Garry Chapman, CC BY-ND-NC 2.0)
This is my weekly update of AFL performance. In addition to sharing some features of overall performance, I take a look at Richmond’s season.
Scoring in Round 12
Round 12 started with a high scoring, close game between Geelong (107) and Carlton (102). Geelong overcame a two point deficit at the end of the Third Quarter to win the game.
Four other winning teams scored over 100 points with Port Adelaide’s 129 total being the highest of the Round.
Melbourne’s 28 points against Collingwood was the lowest score by a losing team in the 2014 season.
The gap between the average winning score and losing score for each of the Rounds in the 2014 season is:
Richmond: Performance Against 2013 Ranking
All teams in Round 12, with the exception of Richmond, played to their 2013 ranking. Their defeat to North Melbourne was the sixth time this season they have lost to a lower ranked team.
Their scoring pattern to date (including the Bye week) is:
Richmond has defeated three lower ranked teams this season.
First Showdown at Adelaide Oval (Adriano Rotolo, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
This was the first full Round of AFL games since Round 7.
Sydney scored the highest points in the Round, 148, in their defeat of Geelong. Collingwood scored 140 points in their win over St Kilda. Geelong scored the fewest points in the Round, 38. West Coast were the second lowest with 44 points.
Brisbane overcame an end of Third Quarter deficit of 5 points to defeat Carlton and register the team’s first win since Round 6 and the first home win of the season.
The gap between the average winning score and losing score for each of the Rounds is:
By Quarter over 11 Rounds and in Round 11, the average scores for winners and losers are:
Rocca Prepares to Kick (Drew Douglas, CC BY-NC 2.0)