My Team of the Week in the AFL Round Fourteen
This team consists of players that performed well enough to make my team of the week.
B: Zach Merrett (Bombers), Tom Jonas (Power), Luke Hodge (Lions)
HB: Adam Saad (Bombers), Tom Cutler (Lions), Daniel Rich (Lions)
C: Dyson Heppell (Bombers), Brendon Goddard (Bombers), Andrew Gaff (Eagles)
HF: Devon Smith (Bombers), Charlie Curnow (Blues), Angus Brayshaw (Demons)
FF: Dylan Shiel (Giants), Ben Brown (Kangaroos), Billy Gowers (Bulldogs)
Foll: Brodie Grundy (Magpies), Liam Shiels (Hawks), Josh Kelly (Giants)
Int: Jaeger O’Meara (Hawks), Dayne Beams (Lions), Hayden Crozier (Bulldogs), Lachie Hunter (Bulldogs)
Backs: Zach Merrett excelled in a role playing in the backline collecting a lot of the ball. Tom Jonas showed why he is a contender for an All Australian spot. Luke Hodge displayed exactly why the Lions recruited him accumulating thirty possessions. Adam Saad illustrated why the Bombers recruited him from the Suns. Tom Cutler Picked up twenty-one disposals and a season high twelve marks. Daniel Rich collected an impressive season high thirty possessions.
Midfielders: Dyson Heppell led from the front showing why he is the captain of the Bombers. Brendon Goddard repaid the faith that coach John Worsfold has had in him. Andrew Gaff was impressive despite the Eagles putting in one of the poorest performances for the season.
Forwards: Devon Smith continued on his good form managing to kick three goals. Charlie Curnow showed why the Blues resigned him with an impressive display in a competitive performance from the Blues. Angus Brayshaw proved that why he has become a permanent fixture in the Demons best twenty-two of late. Despite starting in a forward pocket Dylan Shiel collected plenty of the ball. Ben Brown stepped up in the absence of key forward Jarrod Waite with five goals. Billy Gowers put in a performance that proves he could become a part of the Bulldogs forward line.
Followers: Brodie Grundy got twenty possessions, doing some good work around the ground. Liam Shiels led from the front in a comfortable victory for the Hawks. Josh Kelly showed why he is such an important player for the Giants with thirty disposals and two goals.
Interchange: Jaeger’OMeara had ten tackles and kicked a goal for the Hawks. Dayne Beams was pivotal in the Lions being competitive against the Giants. Hayden Crozier played possibly his best game in his AFL career, while Lachie Hunter was instrumental in the Bulldogs nearly having an upset victory against the Kangaroos.
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