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AFL Round 17 Wrap

  • AFL Round 17 Wrap

Highlights from another great round of footy

Crows come from 50 points down to snatch draw after the siren

It was thee third draw of the season with an after-the-siren goal.

Collingwood led by as many as 50 points early in the third term before the Crows sprung into life.

Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern clunked a monster mark at the hot spot in the final second and levelled the scores after the bell.

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Robbie Gray breaks Saint hearts with last-gasp goal Port Adelaide won a thriller over the Saints.

St Kilda led by 10 points with a minute remaining, before Aaron Young dribbled one home to make it four.

“I’d be putting a lot of effort into stopping Robbie Gray,” Mark Bickley said on 3AW Football.

The Saints should have listened – it was Gray who broke free from a late stoppage to kick the winner with just seven seconds on the clock.

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North puts paid to tank talk with gutsy win over Melbourne

North Melbourne clung on for a gutsy four-point win.

Melbourne hit the front at the 14-minute mark of the final term and were running home with a strong wind, but North ground it out for the win.

It makes seventeen wins in a row for North over the Demons, and should put paid to any accusation of tanking.

Several players – including key forwards Jesse Hogan and Jarrad Waite – sustained injuries of varying degrees during the match.

Doc Larkins said Hogan’s season is likely to be over.

“He looks like he has a deformed collarbone,” Doc said.

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Hawks beat Swans after a contentious score review Hawthorn has beaten Sydney by six at the MCG. It’s the same margin that the Hawks won by in their Round 10 clash – which was the last time Sydney lost.

The Swans took the lead early in the final term with a running goal to Tom Papley.

But Liam Shiels put Hawthorn in front at the 14-minute mark with a contentious goal that appeared to be touched on the line. However, the review was deemed inconclusive, and the umpires’ initial call of six points stood.

Hawthorn’s Will Langford is in the spotlight after planting a cheeky kiss on the face of opponent Jarrad McVeigh.

But his skipper Jarryd Roughead told 3AW he has no issue with it. “It’s Langers’ way trying to get under the skin of an opposition player,” Roughead said on Saturday afternoon.

Roughead said Hawks fans can be excited by the young players driving the team forward at the moment.

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