It took 10 years, but the Melbourne Demons would say that the 14th time’s the charm after they took down the defending premier Hawthorn Hawks 110 – 81 on Saturday, surprising themselves along with the 39,000 spectators in the MCG.
The Richmond Tigers beat the Collingwood Magpies 92 – 77 in one of the who cares matches, yet they still had the largest crowd of the week on Friday evening when almost 50,000 turned out to see and be seen.
The Swans had little trouble with the Power, coasting to a 100 – 33 victory.
The other Sydney side, GWS took care of Gold Coast 92 – 84, in what was probably the most compelling game of the week, yet there were only just over 9,000 witnesses at Metricon Stadium.
The Western Bulldogs and the North Melbourne side apparently left their boots at home in a 61 -47 win for the Doggies.
The Crows were merciless at the Adelaide Oval, running up a 177 – 39 score against the Brisbane Lions that should have been halted out of mercy early in the match.
The Saints were less than charitable to the Carlton Blues, winning 122 – 51, but their prayers of a finals spot remain unanswered.
The Cats took care of Essendon 100 – 34 and West Coast extended the Docker’s losing streak in a week of AFL play that head very little to recommend it.