North Melbourne Kangaroos’ fill-in head coach Darren Crocker said his team’s strong performance in their victory against the Great Western Sydney Giants proves they can compete with the league’s top squads. The visiting Kangaroos earned a big 56-point win over the Giants in front of Spotless Stadium after kicking half a dozen goals in the first quarter. The Kangaroos are now even at 6-6 on the season and will enjoy a bye as the campaign heads into the second half in the next round. There’s still a long way to go, but don’t forget to make a CrownBet AFL Grand Final Bonus Bet this ear.
Crocker claimed his team has played well recently with a big win in Hobart over the West Coast Eagles and a lose defeat to the Sydney Swans. He feels they’re on the right track after a poor outing in round nine against the Collingwood Magpies. Following the win over Greater Western Sydney, Crocker told the press, “To get the job done today should give the guys some belief and evidence that we are a good team. Now the guys can go away, freshen up with next weekend off and really re-launch in the second half of the year.” Be sure to lay a CrownBet AFL Grand Final Bonus Bet once you’ve made your picks.
According to Crocker, his side had a few sloppy moments early in the third quarter against the Giants, but played a lot better in the final term to wrap up the victory. The coach believes the team still needs to put together a solid effort for all four quarters of their contests if they want to keep the momentum going. He said they just have to keep striving for a complete effort each week. During the game against the Giants, North Melbourne Todd Goldstein set a new VFL/AFL record when he recorded 80 hit-outs. The entire Giants’ team had just 23 and the Kangaroos won the clearance battle by 57-31. Be sure to look over the odds and wagering options prior to making your CrownBet AFL Grand Final Bonus Bet.
Goldstein, Jarrad Waite and Robbie Tarrant all suffered minor injuries in the match, but the Kangaroos feel they’ll all be ready to play the next contest. There was some bad news though as Andrew Swallow of the Kangaroos was reported in the third quarter for tripping Josh Kelly of the Giants. The Kangaroos will enjoy a bye next week and then travel to the Gold Coast where they’ll square off against the Suns. Fans and bettors can have a punt on the big game each season with a CrownBet AFL Grand Final Bonus Bet.