My Team of the Week in the AFL Round 12
This team consists of players that performed well enough to make my team of the week.
B: Jake Lloyd (Swans), Harris Andrews (Lions), Zach Merrett (Bombers)
HB: Jayden Short (Tigers), Nathan Wilson (Dockers), Lachie Whitfield (Giants)
C: Jared Polec (Power), Ollie Wines (Power), Dylan Shiel (Giants)
HF: Josh Kelly (Giants), Justin Westhoff (Power), Jordan de Goey (Magpies)
FF: Sam Gray (Power), Mason Cox (Magpies), Jeremy Cameron (Giants)
Foll: Callum Sinclair (Swans), Sam Powell-Pepper (Power), Gary Ablett (Cats)
Int: Stefan Martin (Lions), Alex Witherden (Lions), Jake Stringer (Bombers), David Myers (Bombers)
Backs: Jake Lloyd has to be one of the most underrated players in the competition, often collecting a lot of possessions playing in the Swans backline. Harris Andrews was a good performer for the Lions with twenty four possessions, twelve marks and an impressive five tackles. Zach Merrett played in the back line and still managed to get nearly thirty disposals. Jayden Short has to be one of the most improved players in the competition; he was one of the Tigers better players against the Power on Friday night. Nathan Wilson played his role to perfection gathering twenty-two disposals on centre half back. Lachie Whitfield has been a revelation for the Giants, he collected thirty-six possessions this weekend, playing on a half back flank.
Midfielders: Jared Polec played one of his best games for the Power; he was instrumental in helping his team collect the four points. Ollie Wines showed why the Power need to resign him with an outstanding performance. Dylan Shiel was back to his best picking up an impressive thirty-five possessions.
Forwards: Josh Kelly managed to hit the scoreboard twice and had an outstanding forty disposals. Justin Westhoff set the tone for the Power with a magnificent display in the first quarter; he showed great on field leadership getting a lot of the ball and hitting the scoreboard. Jordan de Goey displayed what he is capable of with an outstanding performance. Sam Gray got twenty possessions and kicked two pivotal goals, which made him a significant part of the Power being victorious. Mason Cox played possibly his best game in his AFL career kicking five goals; the Magpies forward structure looks better with Cox at his best. Jeremy Cameron picked up twenty-six possessions along with six goals.
Followers: Callum Sinclair was outstanding, he even managed to go forward and kick a few goals! Sam Powell-Pepper ensured that he used the ball well and therefore was an imperative part of the victory for the Power. Gary Ablett was back to his best, using the ball efficiently and even going forward and hitting the scoreboard.
Interchange: Stefan Martin has to be close to the Lions best player this season, his work around the ground is particularly impressive. Alex Witherden was outstanding for the Lions with thirty disposals; he is one of the most impressive young players in the competition. Jake Stringer showed why the Bombers recruited him with three quality goals; he was instrumental in the Bombers claiming victory. David Myers displayed why he deserves to be a regular member of the Bombers best twenty- two.
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