MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 3

GOLD COAST

V

HAWTHORN

Gold CoastGC WIN BY 86
21.13
139
FT
7.11
53
Metricon Stadium
2017-04-09T06:40:00Z

Preview

Jaeger O'Meara comes up against his former side for the first time this weekend but all eyes will be on one particularly bald man on Sunday afternoon.

Gary Ablett has copped a lot of media criticism this past week on the back of his performances so far this season and will be out to prove a point this weekend.

For the Suns as a team, they may as well have gone home after quarter time in each of the first two games because that's when the game has been put to bed. They've been terrible - barring a 45 minute stretch in the second half against Brisbane - and Rodney Eade will be simply looking for his side to compete.

The experienced Jarrod Harbrow could return this week while talented youngster Brandon Matera is also a chance following a four-goal haul in the NEAFL.

Touk Miller has been their best player so far this season while Jack Martin was also good last weekend with three goals.

For the Hawks, they've started 0-2 and a lot of people have jumped off them as a premiership contender but surely you have to have some faith in a four-time premiership coach!

Recruits O'Meara and Tom Mitchell have found enough of the ball, now it's just a matter of putting it to better use.

Grant Birchall suffered a fractured jaw last week and will miss a month of football with Billy Hartung, James Sicily and Taylor Duryea all impressing for Box Hill last week.

The Hawks should be too good for the Suns and continue their perfect record against the expansion outfit however they will be a lot more that comes out of this game than the result.

Hawks by 35.

Team Line-Ups


Gold Coast

Hawthorn


Team Stats


Gold Coast

Hawthorn

Disposals
MATCH
348
2024 AVG.
3828
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
345
2024 AVG.
3795
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
136.7
2024 AVG.
1504
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
132.1
2024 AVG.
1453
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
209.3
2024 AVG.
2302
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
204.5
2024 AVG.
2250
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
138.7
2024 AVG.
1526
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
140.5
2024 AVG.
1545
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
21.8
2024 AVG.
240
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
17.8
2024 AVG.
196
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
37.7
2024 AVG.
415
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
34.6
2024 AVG.
381
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
13.3
2024 AVG.
146
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.5
2024 AVG.
105
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
24.5
2024 AVG.
269
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
25.1
2024 AVG.
276
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
57.9
2024 AVG.
637
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
51.1
2024 AVG.
562
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
82.5
2024 AVG.
908
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
86.8
2024 AVG.
955
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
9.8
2024 AVG.
108
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
12
2024 AVG.
132
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
8.3
2024 AVG.
91
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
7.3
2024 AVG.
80
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
62.8
2024 AVG.
691
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
61
2024 AVG.
671
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
43.5
2024 AVG.
479
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
38
2024 AVG.
418
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats


Gold Coast

Hawthorn


Summary


Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
3.3
21
7.8
50
17.10
112
21.13
139
2.3
15
3.6
24
6.10
46
7.11
53

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