As we inch closer to the finals with the stakes rising higher and higher, we witnessed another round of memorable moments. What were our top five in no particular order.
Darcy helps settle it.
The Blues continued their late season renaissance under interim coach David Teague. After a hard fought afternoon, the match hung in the balance late in the final term with the Swans set to begin an attacking thrust from half back. Just as it looked as though the home team might create a scoring opportunity, Darcy Lang interrupted the play. The 23-year-old had experience a quiet afternoon but his desperation in this moment helped set up team mate Harry McKay to kick the Blues clear.
Hunter nails the left foot banana.
There were a number of fantastic goals over the weekend but don’t let the ease with which Lachie Hunter kicked this one fool you into believing this was an easy kick.
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Another addition to Stack’s highlight reel.
Fifteen games into his career and Sydney Stack is already one of the most reliable highlight makers in the competition. Injecting himself into a Richmond handball chain, Stack displayed a sharp step to create space before nailing the goal.
Bruce moves it on.
Josh Bruce as been the Saints most dangerous forward the last two weeks which explains why two Cats descended upon him as the ball was driven forward by the Saints in the second quarter. Rather than attempt to take the mark, Bruce took the hit and tapped the ball onto his team mate Jack Lonie who kicked a much need goal.
Walla wins it.
With the time keeper readying himself to blow the final siren, North Melbourne were clinging to their newly minted one point lead over the Bombers. With the ball deep in Essendon’s attacking zone the ball found it’s way into the hands of Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti. Despite the goals shrinking in front of him as he looked to find space, he managed to thread the needle to give his team a hard fought win.