FOOTY'S trip down memory lane comes to a close in our Toyota Fixture Throwback series.
In the absence of live action, we have aired classic matches from years gone by featuring the teams that were initially set to do battle in the early stages of the 2020 Toyota AFL Premiership Season.
However, with footy returning on June 11, it's time to refresh our memories and revisit exactly what happened earlier this year.
Via AFL.tv and the AFL Live Official App, we will air the round one matches from the 2020 season in full starting on Friday afternoon and rolling throughout the entire weekend before concluding on Sunday evening.
>> No screen size restrictions apply to these matches, so you can watch full screen on your TV via the website and App
>> AFL Live Pass Holders can watch the game here on AFL.com.au
Sunday, June 7
12pm AEST: Hawthorn 14.6 (90) defeated Brisbane 9.8 (62) at the MCG
It was a dominant round one performance from the Hawks, who put a talented young Lions outfit to the sword at the MCG. Alastair Clarkson's side made its control over the contest count after quarter-time, gradually extending the margin to win by 28 points. Tom Mitchell was fantastic in his return match, while Chad Wingard was explosive in front of goal.
Stat stars: Tom Mitchell (25 disposals, nine clearances), Chad Wingard (20 disposals, three goals), Lachie Neale (26 disposals, one goal), Eric Hipwood (16 disposals, three goals)
2pm AEST: North Melbourne 8.8 (56) defeated St Kilda 7.12 (54) at Marvel Stadium
The Saints had restricted the Kangaroos to just two goals in the first half and led by 31 points early in the third term, before the comeback started. Rhyce Shaw's side kicked six of the last seven goals of the game to completely overwhelm the Saints, claiming an unlikely lead midway through the final term and holding firm throughout a tense final few minutes.
Stat stars: Ben Cunnington (25 disposals, two goals), Jy Simpkin (23 disposals, one goal), Jack Steele (22 disposals, one goal), Jack Billings (18 disposals, two goals)
4pm AEST: West Coast 12.6 (78) defeated Melbourne 7.9 (51) at Optus Stadium
A dominant first term, in which the Eagles kicked the first five goals unanswered, was virtually enough to end this match as a contest before quarter-time. In a bizarre match played after football was officially suspended, the hosts then headed into cruise control to retain their significant advantage over the contest and comfortably win by 27 points.
Stat stars: Andrew Gaff (30 disposals, one goal), Liam Ryan (14 disposals, three goals), Jack Viney (34 disposals, one goal), Ed Langdon (31 disposals, four marks)
>> Continue to find ways to cheer on your side. If you're a Telstra AFL Live Pass subscriber, tune in over the weekend to watch Toyota Fixture Throwback matches.
Saturday, June 6
12pm AEST: GWS 17.3 (105) defeated Geelong 11.7 (73) at Giants Stadium
It was a show of control from the Giants, who put last year's Grand Final humiliation behind them to comfortably overcome the Cats. The Giants won every quarter, extending their lead at each break to cruise to a 32-point victory. Harry Perryman and Toby Greene were the main threats in front of goal, while Jeremy Cameron was also in ominous form.
Stat stars: Harry Perryman (20 disposals, four goals), Toby Greene (16 disposals, four goals), Gary Ablett (24 disposals, one goal), Mitch Duncan (21 disposals, three goals)
2pm AEST: Collingwood 13.8 (86) defeated Western Bulldogs 5.4 (34) at Marvel Stadium
The Dogs might have entered the season as one of the most hyped sides in the competition, but the Pies quickly showed them who was boss. Nathan Buckley's side piled on eight of the game's first nine goals to end the match as a contest in its early stages. But the pain wasn't over, as the Dogs were restricted to just one major after the break in a demoralising loss.
Stat stars: Chris Mayne (29 disposals, seven marks), Taylor Adams (26 disposals, one goal), Bailey Smith (23 disposals, seven tackles), Jack Macrae (22 disposals, four clearances)
4pm AEST: Essendon 9.9 (63) defeated Fremantle 8.9 (57) at Marvel Stadium
The Dons were forced to survive a late scare against a reinvigorated young Dockers side in round one. Trailing by 26 points at three-quarter time, the visitors kicked four of the game's last five goals as the margin was cut to within a kick in its dying stages. However, Andrew Brayshaw's late miss in front of goal would prove costly as the Bombers just held on.
Stat stars: Dylan Shiel (35 disposals, nine clearances), Jacob Townsend (nine disposals, three goals), Nat Fyfe (26 disposals, four tackles), Sam Sturt (10 disposals, three goals)
Friday, June 5
3.20pm AEST: Port Adelaide 10.16 (76) defeated Gold Coast 4.5 (29) at Metricon Stadium
It was a convincing Power display in round one, as a hot start helped Ken Hinkley's side record the biggest victory of the weekend to see them sit top of the ladder. The visitors led by 40 points at half-time, before heading into cruise control after the main break to win comfortably. Young duo Todd Marshall and Mitch Georgiades impressed in attack.
Stat stars: Tom Rockliff (26 disposals, six clearances), Travis Boak (25 disposals, seven clearances), Touk Miller (22 disposals, five marks), David Swallow (17 disposals, one goal)
5.20pm AEST: Richmond 16.9 (105) defeated Carlton 12.9 (81) at the MCG
The reigning premiers flexed their muscle in the season-opener. However, were forced to survive a late scare from the Blues. They led by 50 points midway through the third quarter, before conceding seven of the next eight goals as the margin was reduced to just 15 points. But they regained their composure to once again extend their lead and secure victory.
Stat stars: Dion Prestia (25 disposals, one goal), Shai Bolton (13 disposals, three goals), Patrick Cripps (31 disposals, 10 clearances), Jack Martin (17 disposals, four goals)
Thursday, June 4
5pm AEST: Sydney 11.8 (74) defeated Adelaide 11.5 (71) at the Adelaide Oval
After a slow start, the Swans recovered to record a convincing win over the Crows on the road. The visitors conceded six goals in the first term alone, then only five more for the remainder of the match to secure their slender victory. Taylor Walker's late shot from beyond 50m drifted wide as John Longmire's young side held on to win by three points.
Stat stars: Luke Parker (30 disposals, 12 clearances), Isaac Heeney (16 disposals, four goals), Brad Crouch (20 disposals, five clearances), Tom Lynch (14 disposals, two goals)