My Team of the Week in the AFL Round Fifteen
This team consists of players that performed well enough to make my team of the week.
B: Shane Savage (Saints), Daniel Mcstay (Lions), Jarrod Harbrow (Suns)
HB: Angus Brayshaw (Demons), Nick Vlastuin (Tigers), Jake Lloyd (Swans)
C: Tim Kelly (Cats), Tom Mitchell (Hawks), Andrew Gaff (Eagles)
HF: Callan Ward (Giants), Charlie Curnow (Blues), Sam Menegola (Cats)
FF: Luke Dahlhaus (Bulldogs), Jack Riewoldt (Tigers), Taylor Walker (Crows)
Foll: Max Gawn (Demons), Kane Lambert (Tigers), Marcus Bontempelli (Bulldogs)
Int: Josh Dunkley (Bulldogs), Patrick Cripps (Blues), Luke Parker (Swans), Toby Mclean (Bulldogs)
Backs: Shane Savage was a pivotal part of the Saints backline, especially in the first half where he was particularly prolific. Daniel Mcstay may have started at full back, but he managed to kick three goals and was an important part of the Lions victory. Jarrod Harbrow was outstanding for a relatively competitive Suns team, especially in the second half of the game. Angus Brayshaw nearly managed to get the Demons over the line, with an impressive performance. Nick Vlastuin was a key cog in the Tigers structure, despite getting suspended for a week. Jake Lloyd was a key part of a Swans team that lost to the table topping Tigers outfit.
Midfielders: Tim Kelly was a pivotal part of the Cats nearly collecting the four points on offer, especially in the last quarter with a dominant display. Tom Mitchell was outstanding; perhaps the best performance from a player in a losing side this season with fifty possessions and thirteen tackles. Andrew Gaff showed why he should be talked about in the conversation with regards to who is the best player in the competition.
Forwards: Callan Ward illustrated why he is one of the best leaders in the AFL. Charlie Curnow is an up and coming star for the Blues, managing to kick four goals in a competitive Blues team. Sam Menegola managed to collect twenty-one possessions and two crucial goals. Luke Dahlhaus played possibly his most influential game for the Bulldogs, as he was an instrumental aspect of their upset win over the Cats. Jack Riewoldt played the most complete game I have seen him play; every disposal he got was pivotal and he presented well, being the Tigers only key tall forward. Taylor Walker demonstrated why he is the captain of the Crows with a solid display.
Followers: Max Gawn nearly managed to get the Demons over the line with an impressive twenty-five possessions. Kane Lambert was one of the best players for the Tigers kicking three goals. Marcus Bontempelli kicked two important goals for the Bulldogs.
Interchange: Josh Dunkley accumulated season high twenty-seven disposals and kicked two goals. Patrick Cripps played his customary quality output, compiling thirty-three possessions. Luke Parker managed to kick two goals and had seven tackles. Toby Mclean stepped up in the absence of Jack Macrae with eleven tackles, providing elite pressure on the Cats.
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