My Team of Surprise Packets in the AFL Round Twenty
This team consists of players that achieved more than I thought they would in Round Twenty of the AFL.
B: Brad Sheppard (Eagles), James Frawley (Hawks), Ben Stratton (Hawks)
HB: Majak Daw (Kangaroos), Alex Johnson (Swans), Connor Mckenna (Bombers)
C: Ricky Henderson (Hawks), Stephen Coniglio (Giants), Alex Neal-Bullen (Demons)
HF: Jaeger O’Meara (Hawks), Harry Mckay (Blues), Jack Lonie (Saints)
FF: Brayden Sier (Magpies), Jesse Hogan (Demons), Bradley Hill (Dockers)
Foll: Ryan Abbott (Cats), Jarrod Berry (Lions), Cameron Guthrie (Cats)
Int: Jimmy Webster (Saints), Caleb Daniel (Bulddogs), Travis Colyer (Bombers), Travis Varcoe (Magpies)
Brad Sheppard won plenty of the ball. James Frawley and Ben Stratton played their role well in the Hawks back line. Majak Daw played one of his better games for the Kangaroos. Alex Johnson exceeded expectations in his first game back from injury. Connor Mckenna managed to kick two goals for the Bombers.
Ricky Henderson relished the opportunity that he got to play on the wing. Stephen Coniglio was outstanding. Alex Neal-Bullen played one of his better games, all be it in a one sided affair.
Jaeger O’Meara accumulated thirty possessions and had five tackles. Harry Mckay was arguably the Blues best player kicking three goals. Jack Lonie was one of the Saints best performers. Brayden Sier had over twenty disposals for the first time in his AFL career and was one of the better Magpies players on the field. Jesse Hogan managed to kick an impressive four goals. Bradley Hill had the ball thirty times and was effective from a defensive point of view with ten tackles.
Ryan Abbott kicked two goals in his first AFL game, shouldering the ruck work without the help of Rhys Stanley who was injured. Jarrod Berry had a season high twenty-eight disposals. Cameron Guthrie had twenty possessions and his most tackles for the season with eight.
Jimmy Webster played a descent game for the Saints in his first game back from injury. Caleb Daniel put in a solid performance, which could warrant recognition when the votes are given out for the Bulldogs round 20 game on Brownlow Medal night. Travis Colyer was a late in for the Bombers and didn’t disappoint, collecting the most possession than he has all year with twenty-three. Travis Varcoe managed to kick four goals.
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