People are starting to get on the Carlton bandwagon
Carlton were able to bounce back against North Melbourne with an upset win against top 4 favourites Geelong. Led by Bryce Gibbs and Sam Docherty, Carlton were able to put Geelong under pressure and play a fast flowing game which resulted in a win. People are now starting to jump on the bandwagon as they are making their move up the ladder.
They sit 5-5 and now face the lowly Brisbane Lions at Etihad Stadium. By last game’s form, Carlton should be up to notch up their 6th win of the season and give themselves a chance in sneaking into the 8 which would have been unheard of before the the start of the season.
Eddie Betts has a knack of scoring freakish goals
Eddie Betts has a way of scoring amazing goals. He once again put up a contention for goal of the year after his brilliance on the boundary line and snapping truly against GWS last round. This has been compared to his goal of the year last season against Fremantle where he kicked a left foot banana from the boundary line. Both goals share a common theme; they were both on Indigenous round where he shines.
Coming off a few quiet weeks, he bagged 5 goals in the win against GWS and showed what he can produce. He will likely get another chance to kick another bag as they face St Kilda at Adelaide Oval where he can show off his goalkicking skills once again. Don’t be surprised if he score another freakish goal because he is one player that can do it regularly.
Jordan Lewis has still got it
Coming into his 250th game, Jordan Lewis was not in the best from and there were questions about him being able to reach that elite standard that he had over the years. Those doubts were swept away as he was dominant in their win against Brisbane. Lewis gathered 42 disposals, 25 kicks, 17 handballs, 18 contested possessions, 9 clearances and a goal.
He has been a warrior for Hawthorn and proved that he still has the skills for AFL. He will be looking to build on that game and get his side another win when they take on Melbourne at the MCG.
The next month will show how good are North Melbourne
North Melbourne suffered their first defeat against Sydney last round but are still one game clear on top of the ladder. However, the next month of footy will tell if North Melbourne are a top 2 side or not.
They face Richmond in Hobart this week. Then they have Geelong at Etihad Stadium. Then Hawthorn at Etihad and finish off with Adelaide at Adelaide Oval before the bye. This is a big month for North Melbourne and could potentially lose all of these matches. On the other hand, if they win 2 or more of the next 4 games, then they are the front runners to finish in the top 2 to get a home final and a double chance which is valuable to gaining a spot in the grand final.