Norwood Oval hosted its first AFL game, while Adelaide was nearly as full as it was on day one, as day two of Gather Round was played in South Australia.
Fremantle v Gold Coast
In match one of day two, Fremantle came from behind to take a 10-point win over Gold Coast.
The Suns, who were the ‘visitors’ for the game, had the first goal on the board within three minutes of the game through Jack Lukosius.
Two minutes later, the Dockers responded with a goal to Michael Walters.
The rest of the quarter was tight with only 10 points in it at the break.
The Suns found something deep within that pushed them to have a 23-point lead at half time, 6.2 (38) to 9.7 (61).
But it was the Dockers’ time to turn on the afterburners in the third quarter, kicking five goals to two to trail by just a goal at three-quarter time.
Fremantle stormed home as Gold Coast ran out of puff, and the ‘home’ side won, 15.10 (100) to 13.12 (90).
Fremantle’s Walters was the game’s biggest goal-kicker with four, and teammates Lachie Schultz and Jye Amiss kicked three each.
For the Suns it was David Swallow who was strongest up forward with three goals to his name, and Ben King and Noah Anderson slotted two each.
Fremantle’s Caleb Serong has another bout of leather poisoning, racking up 37 possessions, and his next-closest teammate on the disposals list was Schultz with 20.
Gold Coast’s Touk Miller was his team’s highest possession-getter with 26, closely followed by Anderson with 25.Richmond v Sydney
Richmond v Sydney
Match two saw Richmond take on Sydney at Adelaide Oval.
Joel Amartey kicked off the Swans party by slotting his first goal within the first minute of the match, but his side did not score for another 10 minutes.
Amartey was the last goal kicker of the first quarter, which finished with a Swans lead.
It was six minutes before the first goal of the second quarter was scored by the Swans, and the Tigers kicked themselves out of the game with points flowing through instead of goals.
At half time, Sydney was up, 3.8 (26) to 7.5 (47).
Richmond lifted its game in the third quarter, especially Jack Riewoldt who slotted two majors for the quarter, and they made it a seven-point game with one quarter to play.
That hope was short-lived for Tigers fans, as Sydney turned the dial up to 11, resulting in a seven goals to one final quarter - four of those kicked by Tom Papley.
In the end it was a comfortable win for the Swans, 11.12 (78) to 18.14 (122).
Papley led the way for his Swans with six goals, and his teammates Isaac Heeney and Amartey had two each.
For the Tigers, Riewoldt finished with four goals and Noah Cumberland kicked two. Three Tigers led the highest disposals list: Liam Baker had 35, Tim Taranto had 34, and Jacob Hopper had 32.
For the Swans, Nick Blakey racked up 30 disposals and Chad Warner had 26.
Day Three of Gather Round sees Brisbane faces North Melbourne at Mount Barker’s Summit Sport and Recreation Park at 12.40pm, then Essendon takes on Melbourne at Adelaide Oval at 3.40pm, before Port Adelaide hosts the Western Bulldogs at Adelaide Oval at 7.20pm.
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