As we inch closer to the finals with the stakes rising higher and higher, we witnessed another round of memorable moments and performances. Here are our top five performances in no particular order.
After a slow start, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti was an ever present danger for Essendon against North Melbourne on Saturday. He produced a few pieces of magic on the day not least of all the goal above he scored in the third quarter. He would finish the day with four majors including the match winner in the final minute of the game.
Some might question the quality of his opponent, but you can only compete with what is put in front of you. It’s not everyday you collect 20 possessions and kick six goals so regardless of what you think about the performance of the Suns in this match, you can’t fault the performance of the Crows star.
Needing to overcome an early shoulder injury, Nat Fyfe kicked the Dockers back into the match after a slow start with three goals in the second term. Unfortunately Fyfe’s heroics weren’t enough to get his team the premiership points against the Hawks, but they might have been enough for him to earn three votes on Brownlow night.
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How on earth did the Suns let this guy go for free? Against the Power, Lyons again staked his claim for recruit of the year honours with a best on ground showing that helped lift Brisbane into the top three. The Power will be happy to see the back of him after he collected 36 touches, had five inside 50’s, laid nine tackles and kicked a goal.
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Josh Dunkley (WB), Rd 17 v Melbourne
Is there anything more you need to know about how special Josh Dunkley was against the Demons? If that wasn’t enough, he also had the chance to stand the mark when his brother kicked his first AFL goal for Melbourne.