Here are five things you may have missed in an exciting round of football.
1. Bulldogs almost knock off Magpies
Central Districts will rue the one that got away in round nine after they lost to the Magpies by eight points.
Even though they dominated the first half, the inexperienced Bulldogs couldn’t capitalise on this as a poor second half cost them a win.
Despite getting back to within one point late in the final term, the Magpies captain Steve Summerton sealed the win for his team with a late goal.
For the Bulldogs, Bryce Retzlaff was outstanding as he racked up 23 touches, 11 marks, and two goals.
2. Norwood establish pecking order in top of the table clash
In the top of the table clash between Norwood and West Adelaide, the Redlegs came out on top with a six-point win.
After a back and forth arm wrestle for most of the game, three late goals in a row to the Bloods weren’t quite enough as they fell six points short.
For the Redlegs, James Allan was terrific as he gathered 31 disposals, had 10 marks, and seven clearances.
Former Adelaide Crow Jason Porplyzia tried his hardest to get the Bloods over the line with 23 possessions and seven clearances.
3. Crouch and Douglas help Adelaide reserves claim first win
Round nine was a great one for the Adelaide Crows with their reserves side winning their first game of the year.
Another big positive was the return of injured pair Brad Crouch and Richard Douglas, with both looking ready to get back into the AFL side.
Crouch was huge with 33 disposals and nine clearances, while Douglas was also impressive with 23 touches, six clearances, and two goals.
Reigning Magarey Medallist Zane Kirkwood was good in his team’s 49-point loss, as he registered 31 possessions, nine clearances, and a goal.
4. Glenelg score first win
Although they weren’t lucky enough to welcome back some AFL stars, Glenelg also scored their first victory of the 2015 season.
After a number of momentum swings during the game, the Tigers took advantage of the momentum in the final stanza as they kept the Rooster goalless to seal a 35-point win.
Speedy duo Jake Johansen and Terry Milera were important for the Tigers as they booted seven majors between them.
5. Eagles roll on
The Eagles continued their impressive run of form in 2015 with a 29-point victory over South Adelaide.
The Panthers poor goal kicking kept the door open for the Eagles and they gladly stepped through with a big second term setting up their lead.
Lachlan McGregor maintained his Ken Farmer Medal hopes with a crucial three goal haul.
Panthers midfielder Joel Cross was a standout for his team by racking up 31 touches, six marks, and six clearances.
Written by: Joe Schwab @Meadowswidget