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  • GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns
  • Round 5 - 13:45 AEST, Apr 27, 2013
  • Manuka Oval
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14th
  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 104

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  • Goals 21
  • Behinds 22
  • Total 148

Dixon's day out

Charlie Dixon comes of age against the Giants in Canberra

Match Videos

GWS Giants

  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    7.4
    (46)
  • Q3
    12.6
    (78)
  • Q4
    16.8
    (104)
  • Q1
    3.3
    (21)
  • Q2
    10.11
    (71)
  • Q3
    13.18
    (96)
  • Q4
    21.22
    (148)

Gold Coast Suns

Stats

  • 337
  • 200
  • 137
  • 8
  • 27
  • 16
  • 11
  • 47
  • 9
  • 110
  • 53
  • 22
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 386
  • 243
  • 143
  • 19
  • 33
  • 19
  • 14
  • 61
  • 26
  • 149
  • 46
  • 29
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 32:46

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 31:34

    GOALGiants (Tomas Bugg)

  • Q4 29:54

    GOALSuns (Jared Brennan)

  • Q4 28:50

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q4 26:20

    BEHINDSuns (Jarrod Harbrow)

  • Q4 24:53

    BEHINDSuns (Jaeger O'Meara)

  • Q4 23:37

    GOALGiants (Devon Smith)

  • Q4 21:41

    GOALSuns (Danny Stanley)

  • Q4 19:21

    GOALSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q4 18:40

    BEHINDGiants (Rushed)

  • Q4 17:17

    GOALSuns (Brandon Matera)

  • Q4 15:41

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q4 13:55

    GOALSuns (Zac Smith)

  • Q4 08:56

    GOALGiants (Rhys Palmer)

  • Q4 07:10

    GOALGiants (Setanta O'hAilpin)

  • Q4 06:04

    BEHINDSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q4 04:48

    BEHINDSuns (Zac Smith)

  • Q4 02:27

    GOALSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q4 00:59

    BEHINDGiants (Tom Scully)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 30:33

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 29:27

    GOALGiants (Jeremy Cameron)

  • Q3 28:10

    BEHINDSuns (Trent McKenzie)

  • Q3 27:45

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q3 23:19

    BEHINDSuns (Jarrod Harbrow)

  • Q3 22:40

    BEHINDSuns (Steven May)

  • Q3 20:43

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q3 19:48

    BEHINDSuns (David Swallow)

  • Q3 19:20

    BEHINDSuns (Matt Shaw)

  • Q3 18:08

    BEHINDGiants (Setanta O'hAilpin)

  • Q3 16:34

    GOALSuns (Dion Prestia)

  • Q3 12:42

    GOALGiants (Stephen Coniglio)

  • Q3 10:01

    GOALGiants (Adam Tomlinson)

  • Q3 08:29

    GOALGiants (Setanta O'hAilpin)

  • Q3 06:47

    GOALSuns (Jaeger O'Meara)

  • Q3 05:41

    BEHINDGiants (Dylan Shiel)

  • Q3 02:32

    BEHINDSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q3 00:54

    GOALGiants (Devon Smith)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:25

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:53

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q2 28:09

    BEHINDGiants (Jeremy Cameron)

  • Q2 26:07

    GOALGiants (Dylan Shiel)

  • Q2 24:41

    GOALGiants (Tom Scully)

  • Q2 23:33

    GOALGiants (Jeremy Cameron)

  • Q2 22:02

    BEHINDSuns (Jared Brennan)

  • Q2 21:00

    BEHINDSuns (Jaeger O'Meara)

  • Q2 19:20

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q2 17:33

    GOALSuns (Zac Smith)

  • Q2 16:15

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q2 15:00

    BEHINDSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q2 13:49

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q2 12:24

    BEHINDSuns (Trent McKenzie)

  • Q2 10:44

    GOALGiants (Devon Smith)

  • Q2 08:40

    GOALSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q2 08:24

    BEHINDSuns (Brandon Matera)

  • Q2 06:46

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q2 04:24

    BEHINDSuns (Jaeger O'Meara)

  • Q2 02:19

    GOALSuns (Zac Smith)

  • Q2 00:21

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 28:26

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 26:31

    BEHINDGiants (Rushed)

  • Q1 22:33

    GOALSuns (Jaeger O'Meara)

  • Q1 19:52

    GOALGiants (Setanta O'hAilpin)

  • Q1 17:07

    BEHINDGiants (Devon Smith)

  • Q1 15:43

    BEHINDSuns (Dion Prestia)

  • Q1 14:34

    GOALGiants (Jeremy Cameron)

  • Q1 13:11

    GOALSuns (Steven May)

  • Q1 10:16

    BEHINDSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 08:17

    GOALGiants (Rhys Palmer)

  • Q1 07:00

    BEHIND SUNS: Harbrow nearly competes a carbon copy of Dixon's goal but the ball bounces wrong side of the post. Seems to be a breeze heading toward the Suns' end

  • Q1 06:17

    BEHINDSuns (Jarrod Harbrow)

  • Q1 06:00

    BEHIND GIANTS: Devon Smith takes on his opponent, slips over, recovers and banana's the ball through for a point from a tight angle

  • Q1 05:30

    BEHINDGiants (Devon Smith)

  • Q1 04:00

    GOAL SUNS: Dixon launches the ball from 70m out and it bounces over the pack and dribbles through for a goal. First blood for the Suns

  • Q1 03:50

    GOALSuns (Charlie Dixon)

  • Q1 00:01

    And the ball has been bounced in the nation's capital!!

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to StarTrack Oval in Canberra for the battle of the expansion teams: GWS versus Gold Coast Suns. Great opportunity for both teams to get three points on the board!!

  • Q1 00:00

    No late changes for either side! Tomas Bugg is the GWS sub while Jack Hutchins dons the vest for the Suns

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Suns: J.Wilkinson (Omitted), M.Warnock (Omitted), L.Russell (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Suns: T.McKenzie, T.Lynch, D.Stanley

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Giants: S.Gilham (Omitted), J.Townsend (Omitted), L.Sumner (Omitted), S.Frost (Omitted), A.Miles (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Giants: B.Thornton, A.Tomlinson, D.Smith, Z.Williams, L.Plowman

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Manuka Oval for the GWS Giants v Gold Coast Suns Round 5 clash.

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Suns tower over Giants in big win

Rob Forsaith  April 27, 2013 4:30 PM

Highlights: GWS v GCS The Giants and Suns clash in round 5
CHARLIE Dixon came of age and stole the show as Gold Coast eclipsed Greater Western Sydney by 44 points at StarTrak Oval on Saturday.

Dixon, spending time both in the ruck and up forward, booted 6.2 as the Suns won a shootout between the AFL's expansion sides, 21.22 (148) to 16.8 (104).

The 22-year-old's haul was the greatest individual effort by a Gold Coast player, bettering Nathan Krakouer's 5.1 in the inaugural QClash with the Brisbane Lions.

When the Queensland product popped through his sixth goal halfway through the final quarter from a difficult position, it extended the visitors' lead to 25 points and finally snuffed out GWS's resistance.

Click here to vote for the three best Gold Coast Suns players from this game

Dixon's haul was one of four records to fall for the Suns, who recorded their second win of the year.

The visitors booted their highest score and posted their greatest winning margin, while the 7.8 (second quarter) and 8.4 (fourth quarter) represented their two best terms ever.


As usual, Gary Ablett was no slouch and finished with 32 possessions and three goals, despite tallying just two disposals in the third quarter when he spent most of the time in the forward line.

Jaeger O'Meara (14 contested possessions and a game-high 11 clearances) was also outstanding for Gold Coast, while Dylan Shiel, Devon Smith and Callan Ward worked tirelessly in the middle for the Giants.
 



Charlie Dixon grabs the ball in front of Jonathan Giles and Gary Ablett. Picture: AFL Media

The match was locked up at 21 points apiece at quarter-time, but Gold Coast took control after the first break.

The Suns led by 37 points midway through the second term, only for the Giants to fight back and reduce their buffer to 25 points at half-time.

Click here to vote for the three best Greater Western Sydney players from this game

GWS trailed by only seven points early in the third quarter, but couldn't continue its resurgence in the decisive final quarter.


GWS embarrassed the Suns in the corresponding fixture last year, the first AFL clash between the expansion sides resulting in the Giants' maiden AFL win after a terrible final-quarter fadeout from Gold Coast.

This time around, fast-finishing Gold Coast looked too strong up forward and too smart with the ball in hand and it was only inaccurate kicking that prevented a genuine thumping.

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY     3.3     7.4       12.6       16.8 (104)
GOLD COAST                                     3.3    10.11   13.18     21.22 (148)
   
GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: Cameron 3, O'hAilpin 3, Smith 3, Palmer 2, Coniglio, Shiel, Scully, Tomlinson, Bugg
Gold Coast: Dixon 6, Smith 3, O'Meara 3, Ablett 3, Lynch 2, Prestia, May, Stanley, Brennan

BEST 
Greater Western Sydney: Ward, Smith, Palmer, Shiel, Cameron, O'hAilpin
Gold Coast: Dixon, O'Meara, Ablett, Shaw, Lynch, Harbrow, Smith

INJURIES 
Greater Western Sydney: Nil
Gold Coast: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Greater Western Sydney: Tom Bugg replaced Adam Tomlinson (tactical) at three-quarter time
Gold Coast: Jack Hutchins replaced Aaron Hall (tactical) during the third quarter
 
Reports: Nil
 
Umpires: Schmitt, Armstrong, Mitchell
 
Official crowd: 6832 at StarTrack Oval 

The views in this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of the AFL or its clubs

GWS Giants

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Devon Smith 18 8 26 3 0 2 0 4 3 2 117
2 Callan Ward 16 15 31 8 2 0 0 2 0 0 112
3 Rhys Palmer 11 11 22 4 0 1 0 6 2 0 104
4 Dylan Shiel 10 14 24 5 0 0 0 4 1 1 96
5 Tim Mohr 18 2 20 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 89
6 Toby Greene 14 7 21 3 0 0 2 6 0 0 83
7 Stephen Coniglio 12 5 17 6 0 1 0 3 1 0 83
8 Bret Thornton 12 2 14 11 1 0 1 0 0 0 71
9 Sam Reid 7 6 13 7 0 0 2 5 0 0 68
10 Lachie Whitfield 7 10 17 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 68
11 Jeremy Cameron 10 3 13 8 0 0 4 0 3 1 67
12 Tom Scully 8 7 15 5 0 0 2 3 1 1 66
13 Setanta O'hAilpin 9 4 13 2 1 0 0 0 3 1 61
14 Jonathan Giles 9 3 12 0 18 2 1 2 0 0 58
15 Adam Tomlinson 5 3 8 4 0 1 0 3 1 0 52
16 Lachie Plowman 8 6 14 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 51
17 Adam Treloar 4 11 15 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 48
18 Zachary Williams 5 8 13 2 0 0 1 3 0 0 46
19 Phil Davis 7 6 13 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 37
20 Nicholas Haynes 5 2 7 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 34
21 Adam Kennedy 3 4 7 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 30
22 Tomas Bugg 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 17

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gary Ablett 19 13 32 5 0 2 0 3 3 1 131
2 Charlie Dixon 13 3 16 9 6 1 2 2 6 2 119
3 Jaeger O'Meara 17 8 25 5 0 2 0 4 2 3 115
4 Trent McKenzie 19 5 24 9 0 0 0 4 0 2 112
5 Matt Shaw 17 9 26 9 0 2 0 0 0 1 99
6 Dion Prestia 13 8 21 7 0 0 0 4 1 1 99
7 Zac Smith 10 4 14 4 21 2 0 1 3 1 96
8 Tom Lynch 11 4 15 8 2 2 1 3 2 1 91
9 Tom Murphy 13 4 17 7 0 1 0 4 0 0 85
10 Jarrod Harbrow 15 11 26 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 84
11 Michael Rischitelli 8 14 22 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 83
12 David Swallow 13 11 24 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 80
13 Danny Stanley 8 7 15 6 0 0 1 2 1 0 67
14 Jared Brennan 8 7 15 4 0 1 0 1 1 1 62
15 Karmichael Hunt 8 7 15 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 61
16 Rory Thompson 9 3 12 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 54
17 Steven May 7 6 13 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 53
18 Sam Day 7 5 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 50
19 Greg Broughton 7 7 14 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 50
20 Aaron Hall 6 3 9 1 0 2 0 5 0 0 49
21 Brandon Matera 9 4 13 3 0 0 2 0 1 1 45
22 Jack Hutchins 6 0 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 31

GWS Giants

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Devon Smith 10 18 8 26 8 17 76 0 3 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 4 2 1 5 3 2 0 60 82 117
2 Callan Ward 8 16 15 31 14 17 74 3 8 1 0 2 6 2 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 6 0 0 2 0 87 112
3 Rhys Palmer 7 11 11 22 10 12 77 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6 1 0 3 2 0 0 66 87 104
4 Dylan Shiel 5 10 14 24 6 18 66 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 1 7 1 1 2 25 80 96
5 Tim Mohr 39 18 2 20 1 12 90 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 94 89
6 Toby Greene 4 14 7 21 7 15 52 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 83
7 Stephen Coniglio 3 12 5 17 4 13 76 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 2 0 2 1 0 1 100 84 83
8 Bret Thornton 46 12 2 14 2 12 92 1 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 88 71
9 Sam Reid 23 7 6 13 4 9 69 4 7 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 68
10 Lachie Whitfield 6 7 10 17 3 15 100 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 81 68
11 Jeremy Cameron 18 10 3 13 3 10 84 5 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 7 3 1 2 75 91 67
12 Tom Scully 9 8 7 15 4 11 66 6 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 3 1 1 1 50 83 66
13 Setanta O'hAilpin 37 9 4 13 8 4 84 0 2 0 2 1 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 1 75 82 61
14 Jonathan Giles 26 9 3 12 5 4 66 3 0 0 0 18 3 3 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 88 58
15 Adam Tomlinson 20 5 3 8 2 6 75 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 67 52
16 Lachie Plowman 30 8 6 14 7 6 57 1 5 1 2 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 51
17 Adam Treloar 17 4 11 15 4 11 73 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 48
18 Zachary Williams 51 5 8 13 4 9 84 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 80 46
19 Phil Davis 1 7 6 13 6 8 92 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 37
20 Nicholas Haynes 19 5 2 7 5 4 57 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 34
21 Adam Kennedy 40 3 4 7 2 6 100 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 30
22 Tomas Bugg 14 2 0 2 1 2 100 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 100 25 17

Gold Coast Suns

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Gary Ablett 9 19 13 32 14 18 81 0 5 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 2 0 3 1 0 6 3 1 1 75 95 131
2 Charlie Dixon 23 13 3 16 9 8 81 3 9 4 6 6 1 1 0 0 1 2 2 4 0 3 6 2 1 66 85 119
3 Jaeger O'Meara 1 17 8 25 14 12 56 2 5 0 1 0 11 5 6 1 2 0 4 0 1 4 2 3 2 40 72 115
4 Trent McKenzie 18 19 5 24 6 17 75 1 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 84 112
5 Matt Shaw 26 17 9 26 10 17 69 2 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 2 5 0 1 1 0 76 99
6 Dion Prestia 10 13 8 21 6 15 76 3 7 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 2 3 1 1 2 50 76 99
7 Zac Smith 2 10 4 14 8 6 71 1 4 2 2 21 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 0 2 3 1 0 75 88 96
8 Tom Lynch 19 11 4 15 8 6 73 1 8 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 1 0 2 2 1 2 66 93 91
9 Tom Murphy 29 13 4 17 3 14 82 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 85 85
10 Jarrod Harbrow 5 15 11 26 8 15 57 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 3 1 0 86 84
11 Michael Rischitelli 35 8 14 22 9 13 72 3 5 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 86 83
12 David Swallow 24 13 11 24 10 14 75 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 89 80
13 Danny Stanley 25 8 7 15 4 11 80 2 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 50 79 67
14 Jared Brennan 3 8 7 15 8 7 80 0 4 0 1 0 6 5 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 1 1 50 68 62
15 Karmichael Hunt 7 8 7 15 5 10 66 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 83 61
16 Rory Thompson 16 9 3 12 4 8 91 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 54
17 Steven May 17 7 6 13 4 10 69 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 3 1 1 1 33 96 53
18 Sam Day 12 7 5 12 4 8 100 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 100 50
19 Greg Broughton 36 7 7 14 5 9 92 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 92 50
20 Aaron Hall 33 6 3 9 5 4 66 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 50 49
21 Brandon Matera 32 9 4 13 5 7 76 5 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 50 84 45
22 Jack Hutchins 34 6 0 6 0 5 100 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 38 31

Team Lineups

GWS Giants

B

  • Adam Kennedy,
  • Tim Mohr,
  • Bret Thornton

HB

  • Nick Haynes,
  • Phil Davis,
  • Sam J. Reid

C

  • Tom Scully,
  • Callan Ward,
  • Lachie Whitfield

HF

  • Rhys Palmer,
  • Jeremy Cameron,
  • Adam Tomlinson

F

  • Devon Smith,
  • Setanta O'hAilpin,
  • Zac Williams

Fol

  • Jonathan Giles,
  • Adam Treloar,
  • Stephen Coniglio

I/C

  • Toby Greene,
  • Dylan Shiel,
  • Lachie Plowman

Sub

  • Tomas Bugg

No Late Change

In

  • Bret Thornton,
  • Adam Tomlinson,
  • Devon Smith,
  • Zac Williams,
  • Lachie Plowman

Out

  • Samuel Frost (Omitted),
  • Stephen Gilham (Omitted),
  • Jacob Townsend (Omitted),
  • Anthony Miles (Omitted),
  • Liam Sumner (Omitted)

New

  • Bret Thornton,
  • Zac Williams

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Trent McKenzie,
  • Steven May,
  • Matt Shaw

HB

  • Tom Murphy,
  • Rory Thompson,
  • Greg Broughton

C

  • Michael Rischitelli,
  • Gary Ablett,
  • Jarrod Harbrow

HF

  • David Swallow,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Aaron Hall

F

  • Zac Smith,
  • Sam Day,
  • Brandon Matera

Fol

  • Charlie Dixon,
  • Karmichael Hunt,
  • Jaeger O'Meara

I/C

  • Jarred Brennan,
  • Dion Prestia,
  • Danny Stanley

Sub

  • Jack Hutchins

No Late Change

In

  • Trent McKenzie,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Danny Stanley

Out

  • Joel Wilkinson (Ankle),
  • Luke Russell (Omitted),
  • Matthew Warnock (Arm)

Last updated: 4:34pm Saturday, April 27, 2013