St Kilda sets a bunch of records…against the Bulldogs

Why did all of this have to be against the Bulldogs?

St Kilda set up a ridiculous comeback against the Bulldogs on Saturday, coming from 55 points down early in the third quarter to win. They came close to setting a few records, though. These are two of them:

Biggest half-time comeback

St Kilda had scored just two goals in the entire first half, including one point in the second quarter. They were behind by 49 points. They then went on to win.  That was the third biggest comeback in AFL history.

  1. Collingwood, 52 points v St Kilda, 1970
  2. Melbourne, 50 points v Fremantle, 2008
  3. St Kilda, 49 points v W Bulldogs, 2015
  4. Hawthorn, 49 points v Geelong, 1989
  5. Geelong, 49 points v Collingwood, 1972

Most disposals in a game

David Armitage played like a house on fire, racking up 45 disposals and 144 AFL Fantasy points. This was the equal 31st most disposals in AFL history, but other stats are more impressive. These include:

Most disposals in a game by a St Kilda player

  1. Leigh Montagna, 47, v Fremantle, 2013
  2. Jack Steven, 47, v Fremantle, 2013
  3. David Armitage, 45, v W Bulldogs, 2015
  4. Robert Harvey, 45, v W Bulldogs, 1999
  5. Robert Harvey, 44, v Footscray, 1992

Most disposals in a game at Etihad Stadium

  1. Leigh Montagna, 47, v Fremantle, 2013
  2. Jack Steven, 47, v Fremantle, 2013
  3. Ryan Griffen, 47, v Sydney, 2012
  4. Nathan Buckley, 46, v Fremantle, 2001
  5. David Armatige, 45, v W Bulldogs, 2015

Most disposals in a game for 2015

  1. David Armitage, 45, v W Bulldogs, R6
  2. Lachie Neale, 42, v West Coast, R3
  3. Jordan Lewis, 41, v W Bulldogs, R3
  4. Dylan Shiel, 39, v Gold Coast, R4
  5. Dane Swan, 39, v St Kilda, R3

Most disposals for 2015 (total)

  1. David Armitage, 201
  2. Nat Fyfe, 182
  3. Jordan Lewis, 175
  4. Dan Hannebery, 175
  5. Scott Pendlebury, 172
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