The sons, brothers, nephews, cousins and relatives of yesterdays and today’s heroes are the players who make up AFL Bloodlines. Collectively, after each round of TAC Cup football, I’ll be providing statistical updates and game notes on each individual player so that you can track their process this season.
If you missed the overviews of eligible AFL Bloodlines players, click here.
Gippsland Power vs Dandenong Stingrays
With the Stingrays holding a number AFL Bloodlines players, including Bailey Rice (son of Dean) and 2015 eligible Melbourne Father/Son Jake Lovett both whom were missing on the weekend, there was still plenty to take out of the game.
Tom Lamb –
Best on ground by the length of the Flemington straight. Dandenong Stingrays were down by 47 points at one stage, but it was Lamb who dragged them back to win by a point in Morwell. His final stats included 25 disposals, 13 marks (six contested) and a whopping six goals.
Jack Lonie –
Lonie was really lively up front for the Stingrays, but his disposal let him down slightly at times. Usually a much better user, but the pressure of the game reflected in his disposal. He finished with 17 disposals, four marks and four tackles.
Tom Papley –
The grandson of South Melbourne royalty Max Papley, Tom was busy all afternoon and was key figure for Gippsland throughout the afternoon. He’s got a fantastic burst of speed and is really gutsy around the stoppages. He finished with 24 disposals and five marks.
Murray Bushrangers vs Bendigo Pioneers
All three AFL bloodlines players who could’ve played in this match, all featured for their respective sides on the weekend, with the Bushrangers taking home the four points over the Pioneers.
Tom Holman –
The brother of Carlton’s Nick finished with 18 disposals, six marks (two contested), five tackles and one goal for the afternoon in a strong disposal.
Nick Mellington –
Led by example as captain gaining 22 disposals, four marks, laying six tackles and kicking a goal to help his team over the line in a close finish.
James Coughlan –
Eligible as a father/son selection to the Saints, Coughlan didn’t have a massive game by his standards. Finished with 14 disposals, three marks and three tackles.
Western Jets vs Sandringham Dragons
Only a handful of AFL bloodlines players featured this weekend between these two sides, however Athol Jetta did not make selection for the Jets.
Anthony Daw –
The brother of North Melbourne’s Majak Daw had limited game time on the weekend which reflected in his stat line. He had just the one disposal and two tackles to go with his five hitouts. While he has the athleticism of his brother, he needs to work on his reading of the play and positioning.
Angus Brayshaw –
Continues to go from strength to strength in his final season of under-18 football. Finished with yet another captain’s game that read 20 disposals, two goals, three marks and four tackles. Brayshaw was again one of the best for Sandringham and while he had a slow start, bobbed up to help his team secure the win.
Tyler Roos –
The son of former Fitzroy player and current Melbourne coach Paul, was quite impressive on the weekend. He moved well and was able to win his own ball on the outside. He finished with 22 disposals, seven tackles and a goal.
Eastern Rangers vs Oakleigh Chargers
Both teams featured a famous relative on the weekend that is closely aligned with some of Collingwood Football Club’s greatest of all time.
Sam Weideman –
The grandson of premiership captain Murray Weideman is a real talent but consistency seems to be eluding him. The big lead-up forward finished with just one goal from four disposals, three marks and two tackles. He was reasonably well held, but led to the right spots.
Darcy Moore –
The eligible father/son selection to the Pies was always going to be closely contained by the Eastern Ranges after a match-winning performance in round one. Moore wasn’t as influential as he was last week, but still managed to finish with 10 disposals, four marks and two tackles, sacrificing the baulk of his game. It was mostly due to the delivery inside 50 that didn’t favour him, especially when he was often double and tripled-teamed.
North Ballarat vs Geelong Falcons
With the Falcons holding the most players with AFL Bloodlines in 2014, and North Ballarat unfortunately none, there was plenty to like despite the likes of Dylan Hodge, Harrison Kol and Lockey McCartney all missing for the Falcons.
Aaron Christensen –
The younger brother of Geelong star Allen Christensen had a blinder in his first game of the year, collecting 17 disposals including five handball receives, three marks, laying 10 tackles and kicking four goals.
Zaine Cordy –
Finished with four disposals, one mark and six tackles.
Charles Curnow –
The younger brother of Carlton’s Ed, Charles Curnow had an impressive day at full back. He finished with 16 disposals, six marks, and four tackles.
Hugh Goddard –
Was a star as a bottom-aged player in 2013, and will continue on that run in 2014. Goddard collected 11 disposals, six marks (two contested), four tackles and kicked three majors for the afternoon.
Teia Miles –
Good game from the son of Geoff Miles, Teia Miles kicked off his 2014 campaign with 16 disposals, six handball receives, three marks and five tackles.
Calder Cannons vs Northern Knights
Just the one player with AFL bloodlines played in round two for the Cannons with Tom Wallis, Luke Kennedy and Harvey Daniher all missing from the side. The Northern Knights had a number of players with AFL bloodlines out on the field.
Jayden Foster –
Not a massive game by his standards, and he’s taken a bit to get going early in the season so far. Finished with one goal to go along with six disposals, two marks and three tackles. He’s really improved his defensive side of his game which in the past has been a weakness.
Reece McKenzie –
The big forward/ruck with attitude had a sublime game, finishing with 12 disposals, six marks (four contested), two tackles and kicked three goals. Carlton fan’s would be disappointed he doesn’t qualify as a father/son selection as his father played just the 67 games for the club, despite a premiership.
Jake Wild –
Just the five disposals, three marks and two tackles off limited game time for the son of Collingwood 70-gamer, Jason Wild.
Connor Dalgleish –
Five disposals, two marks and two tackles, also off limited game time.
Darcy MacPherson –
Didn’t get much of a look in this week, but the bottom-ager still chipped in with four disposals, one mark and one tackle.