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Around the Grounds in China - Part 2: Shanghai AFL

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The Shanghai AFL has returned for 2011, with two rounds being played in April so far. A number of new faces have been signed up to all three teams, including a number of young Chinese students, as well as recently retired North Melbourne player, Shannon Watt.

So far the Dockers, who have still yet to win a title in their two seasons, have looked the goods and are favourites to claim the Spring Season cup.

Read on for full scores and photos of the action from the Shanghai AFL's first two rounds for 2011.

Shanghai AFL: Round 1 – 9th April 2011

DOCKERS:1.3.96.4.40
EAGLES:2.2.143.3.21

GOALS: Dockers - A Smith 3, S Watt 2, Kel 1
Eagles - J Grant 3

BEST: Dockers - A Unsworth, S Watt, P James, A Esakoff
Eagles - J Grant, P Lineham, W Abbott

EAGLES:0.1.12.3.15
CROWS:2.6.18 5.8.38

GOALS: Eagles - J Grant, S Scott
Crows - D Young, Kennen, Rock, LL Xing, Lucas

BEST: Eagles - W Abbott, S O’K, J Grant
Crows - D Young, Kennen, A Leochel

CROWS:3.1.19 4.3.27
DOCKERS:4.1.25 9.3.57

GOALS: Crows - D Young 3, D Lucas
Dockers - A Unsworth, S Watt, A Esakoff, A Smith 2, T Muse

BEST: Crows - D Young, D Prunty, Kennen
Dockers - A Esakoff, S Watt, B Mitchell, A Unsworth

Round 2 – 16th April

DOCKERS:4.5.295.7.37
CROWS:0.2.22.5.17

GOALS: Dockers - A Unsworth, O Ward, M Parasol, T Muse
Crows – P King, Kennen

BEST: Dockers - S Watt, O Ward, B Mitchell
Crows - A Loechel, M Taylor, Kennen, Liang

EAGLES:1.0.63.0.18
DOCKERS:4.3.276.6.42

GOALS: Eagles - J Grant, S Scott, P Hunter
Dockers – B Mitchell 2, S Watt, O Ward, A Unsworth, A Esakoff

BEST: Eagles - J Grant, Song, P Lineham
Dockers – S Watt, B Mitchell, A Unsworth, O Ward

CROWS:3.6.245.7.37
EAGLES: 2.2.142.4.18

GOALS: Crows – Gideum, A Leochel 2, T Eggleston
Eagles - J Grant, P Hunter

BEST: Crows - A Loechel, T Eggleston, Gideum, M Taylor, Kennen
Eagles - J Grant, P Hunter, S Scott

SHAFL Ladder after Round 2

P W D L Points For Against Perc
Dockers 4 4 0 0 16 176 83 212%
Crows 4 2 0 2 8 119 125 95%
Eagles 4 0 0 4 0 70 157 45%

Some of the locally-grown players show their colours



Actions from the Eagles vs Dockers



Andrew Loechel being chaired off after playing his last game before a knee reconstruction and return to Australia