The three things we learned from Round 11.
Even sickness can’t stop English
Despite missing the past five matches, Tim English didn’t miss a beat on return against the Eagles. 25 disposals, 28 hit-outs, seven clearances and four marks, English found himself in everything in his home city. The ruckman was supported well by Jordon Sweet and at times felt like another midfielder with his ground ball ability and elite kicking skills.
16 of the best
Naughton, Dunkley, Keath, Weightman, West, Williams, Bontempelli, Dale, Duryea, English, Khamis, Liberatore, McComb, McNeil, Scott and Treloar. The score sheet was shared around on Saturday with a record-equalling 16 individual goal scorers for the Dogs. Aaron Naughton kicked four, while eight players kicked multiple goals.
Alex Keath the goal kicker?
Defender Alex Keath isn’t noted for his goal kicking prowess, but on Saturday night at Optus Stadium that all changed. Keath kicked one of the goals of the season taking the ball from defensive 50 across the entire ground with a gut busting run resulting in a fantastic snap from 30 metres out. Keath followed it up with a 100m penalty, kicking a goal from the square to make it multiple goals for the first time in his career.