The AFL kicked off its 2015 season on Thursday, April 2nd when the Carlton Blues dropped a 27-point decision to the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in front of 83,493 fans. Carlton finished the match at 4.7 6.9 6.12 11.12 (78) while Richmond was 2.3 7.10 9.13 15.15 (105). Brett Deledio of the Blues was reported for rough conduct on Simon White in the first quarter. Fans and bettors can get behind their favourite players and clubs this season with a CrownBet Bonus Bet.
On Saturday, April 4 at the MCG the Melbourne Demons stunned the Gold Coast Suns by 26 points. It was Melbourne’s first round-one victory since the 2005 campaign which means fans will long remember the Melbourne vs Gold Coast 2015 result for quite some time. Melbourne went 2.5 7.7 12.9 17.13 (115) on the day while the Suns were 1.2 3.6 8.8 13.11 (89). Matt Shaw of the Suns was reported for rough conduct on Dean Kent and the attendance was 27,013.
The Sydney Swans met the Essendon Bombers the same day at ANZ Stadium in front of 23,274 fans and came out of the clash with a 12-point win. The Swans were 0.1 2.7 3.8 10.12 (72) while the Bombers went 4.3 5.5 9.6 9.6 (60). The Swans were trailing by 41 points, but booted seven goals in the last term for the win. Sydney can be backed this year with one of several CrownBet Promotions offers.
The Brisbane Lions were beaten by Collingwood Magpies by 12 points on April 4 in front of 31,240 spectators at the Gabba. The Magpies were leading by 53 points in the third quarter, but the Lions fought back before falling just short. The Lions went 2.3 3.5 7.6 11.8 (74) while the Magpies were 3.3 7.6 12.11 12.14 (86).
The Western Bulldogs beat the West Coast Eagles by 10 points on Saturday at Etihad Stadium with 22,366 fans in attendance. The Bulldogs were 4.0 7.5 11.6 14.13 (97) while West Coast was 3.1 7.1 12.2 14.2 (86). Fans can back the Bulldogs this season by visiting the CrownBet Promotions wagers.
Easter Sunday got off with a game between St Kilda and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at the Etihad with 18,794 fans on hand. Greater Western Sydney held on for a nine-point win by going 3.5 7.9 9.12 12.15 (87) with St Kilda finishing up at 3.0 5.2 7.5 11.12 (78)
The Adelaide Crows and North Melbourne Kangaroos clashed on Sunday as well with the Crows hammering their opponents by 77 points at the Adelaide Oval in front of 46,491 supporters. Adelaide was 6.4 12.10 15.12 21.14 (140) with the Roos going 2.1 3.1 9.4 9.9 (63). The Crows may be worth a look when it’s time to make a bet on the AFL Grand Final.
There was one other contest on Easter Sunday and this saw the Fremantle Dockers edge the Port Adelaide Power by seven points in an epic contest. The heavyweight tilt took place at Domain Stadium with 34,099 fans in the stands. The game came down to the final term with Fremantle going 2.1 5.3 7.5 11.9 (75) and Port Adelaide at 2.5 5.5 7.8 10.8 (68). Port Adelaide’s Brad Ebert was reported for tripping Cameron Sutcliffe in the last quarter. The Dockers vs Power 2015 result was one of the tightest of the opening round.
The final match of the opening round took place on Easter Monday kicked off with Hawthorn Hawks dominating the Geelong Cats by 63 points at the MCH with 74,584 fans in the crowd. The back-to-back flag winners Hawthorn went 3.3 9.7 16.13 17.21 (123) while the Cats answered with 4.3 5.3 6.6 8.13 (61). Steve Johnson of Geelong was reported for rough conduct on Sam Mitchell during the second quarter. Hawthorn will definitely garner a lot of attention this year with bettors when it comes to an AFL Grand Final Bet and a CrownBet Bonus Bet.
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