My Team of Surprise Packets in the AFL Round Thirteen
This team consists of players that achieved more than I thought they would in Round thirteen of the AFL.
B: Aliir Aliir (Swans), Dylan Grimes (Tigers), Tom Stewart (Cats)
HB: Zac Tuohy (Cats), Jake Kelly (Crows), Nick Vlastuin (Tigers)
C: Oliver Florent (Swans), David Armitage (Saints), Daniel Howe (Hawks)
HF: George Hewett (Swans), Shane Edwards (Tigers), Jaeger O’Meara (Hawks)
FF: Shaun Burgoyne (Hawks), Charlie Dixon (Power), Robbie Gray (Power)
Foll: Rhys Stanley (Cats), Kane Lambert (Tigers), Jack Redden (Eagles)
Int: Connor Blakely (Dockers), Jack Sinclair (Saints), Reece Conca (Tigers), Dan Houston (Power)
Backs: Aliir Aliir played possibly his best game for the Swans. Dylan Grimes stepped up in the absence of key defender David Astbury with a solid performance in the back line. Tom Stewart collected an impressive twenty-four possessions providing run out of defence for the Cats. Zac Tuohy played reasonably kicking the ball well on Sunday. Jake Kelly won plenty of the ball, in spite of being in the losing side. Nick Vlastuin was just about the best player on the ground in the Sunday game.
Midfielders: Oliver Florent played an outstanding game for the Swans on Friday night. David Armitage showed that he deserves to be a permanent part of the Saints best twenty-two. Daniel Howe has been a fringe player for the Hawks, but he will be a regular part of the Hawks line up if he can play like he did on Saturday night week in week out.
Forwards: George Hewett got a lot of the ball and made a good contribution to the Swans victory on Friday night. Shane Edwards played a quality game to help the Tigers collect the four points on Sunday. Jaeger O’Meara was back to his best with a solid display in an important game for the Hawks. Shaun Burgoyne won over twenty possessions, despite starting in the forward pocket. Charlie Dixon managed to kick three goals, playing better than I expected him to. Robbie Gray was instrumental in the Power winning the game on Friday night, getting a lot of the ball despite starting in the forward line.
Followers: Rhys Stanley has been battling to keep his spot, but should do so if his performance in Sunday’s game is any indication. Kane Lambert made every possession count in a good display against a star studded Cat’s midfield. Jack Redden was impressive collecting twenty-eight possessions on Friday night.
Interchange: Connor Blakely appears to have cemented himself in the Dockers line up. Jack Sinclair picked up twenty-five disposals, in spite of starting on the bench for the Saints. Reece Conca was a pivotal part of the Tigers win on Sunday. Dan Houston was a good contributor for the Power.