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Hawthorn Hawks vs Melbourne Demons live scores, blog

15th April, 2018

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Hawthorn vs. Melbourne

MCG
AFL Home and Away April 15, 2018
Hawthorn 115, Melbourne 48
Hawthorn Melbourne
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q13523   5535
Q27547   5939
Q311773   51141
Q4187115   61248
When: 3:20pm AEST
Where: MCG
TV: Seven/Fox Footy
Betting: Hawthorn $2.10, Melbourne $1.74

Hawthorn Hawks
B Conor Glass, James Frawley, Blake Hardwick
HB Taylor Duryea, Ben Stratton, Tim O'Brien
C Ricky Henderson, Jarman Impey, Isaac Smith
HF Luke Breust, Jack Gunston, James Sicily
F Paul Puopolo, Jarryd Roughead, Cyril Rioli
FOL Ben McEvoy, Tom Mitchell, Liam Shiels
I/C Harry Morrison, David Mirra, Daniel Howe, Jaeger O'Meara
EMG Brendan Whitecross, Ryan Burton, James Cousins, Mitch Lewis

Melbourne Demons
B Christian Petracca, Oscar McDonald, Neville Jetta
HB Michael Hibberd, Jake Lever, Bernie Vince
C James Harmes, Nathan Jones, Jordan Lewis
HF Alex Neal-Bullen, Sam Frost, Tomas Bugg
F Jake Melksham, Jesse Hogan, Dean Kent
FOL Max Gawn, Christian Salem, Clayton Oliver
I/C Angus Brayshaw, Bayley Fritsch, Jeff Garlett, Josh Wagner
EMG Billy Stretch, Mitch Hannan Sam Weideman, Jayden Hunt
Tom Mitchell of the Hawks. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)
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Match result:

What promised to be a close contest turned out to be anything but, Hawthorn flattening Melbourne by more than eleven goals on Sunday.

Final score
Hawthorn 18.7 (115)
Melbourne 6.12 (48)

Match preview:

Sunday arvo football takes us to the home of footy, as Hawthorn host Melbourne in a potentially mouth-watering clash at the ‘G. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match, starting from 3:20pm AEST.

After missing the finals last year, there were a lot of alarm bells around this new iteration of the Hawks, but as Hawthorn does, they’ve begun to prove the pundits wrong.

They’re 2-1, with wins against the Pies and Cats under their belts, and their only blight being last weekend’s loss to the premiers.

The Demons, too, are 2-1, but are honestly a pretty middling 2-1 side. A loss to Geelong and wins against Brisbane and North are on the board, but they were challenged at various levels of severity in that latter pair of results.

So, all this adds up to a big, big clash this afternoon. Hawthorn’s on-ball brigade has been stellar this year – their two biggest names, Mitchell and O’Meara, have been in great touch, and Ben McEvoy is thriving, albeit a little under the radar.

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They’re also gaining James Sicily back from suspension, which is a important in for their defensive structure.

The Dees, despite question marks over their form, have been well served by the likes of Jesse Hogan, Christian Petrracca (finally providing some great, relatively consistent form!) and, of course, Max Gawn.

Gawn versus Ben McEvoy will probably make or break this game, whilst the Demons’ midfield will also have to be in great touch to overcome the Hawks powerful midfield.

A few changes for both sides, with Hawks dropping three: Kaidan Brand, Will Langford and, surprisingly, Ryan Burton have been dropped.

Irishman Conor Glass, Sicily and David Mirra (debuting) will all feature. The Demons have lost an ill Dom Tyson, and selected Angus Brayshaw for the first time this season.

Prediction
Tough one to tip, really. The Hawks have been in good form in the early stages of this season, whilst the Demons are also in pretty good nick.

Agonising decision, and it’ll probably be a match that ends up with a few points in it in the final stages. I’ll go Hawthorn, just.

Hawthorn by 5 points

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