The bye rounds have begun, and at the halfway mark of the 2013 season it’s no surprise that the likes of Gary Ablett, Jobe Watson, Sam Mitchell dominant all talk surrounding the Brownlow.
Gary Ablett was at his scintillating best once again on the weekend, and with major bookmakers installing him as favourite at around $2.50, many think that he will be hard to beat – particularly if the Suns continue their promising run of form.
Essendon vs. Carlton
Carlton’s Jarrad Waite played a lone hand up forward for the
Mop-haired Dyson Heppell was a standout for Essendon, playing a key role in his side’s win over Carlton. Playing a multitude of roles, Heppell finished with 28 disposals (10 contested), 10 marks, three clearances, nine inside-50s and three behind.
Whilst utility Jake Carlisle was solid all night, it was his work in the last quarter that was most important, exemplified by his game-saving mark in defence with only seconds remaining before the final siren.
3. J. Waite
2. D. Heppell
1. J. Carlisle
GWS vs. Geelong
Whilst GWS pushed Geelong for most of the match, it was the effort of Joel Selwood that was the catalyst in snapping the Cats back into gear to run away with the game in the last quarter. The Geelong skipper finished with 29 disposals (12 contested), six marks, five clearances, seven tackles and 2.1.
Running through the middle alongside Selwood was James Kelly, who was overly effective with 28 disposals (12 contested), six marks, seven clearances, eight tackles and one goal.
Meanwhile, for GWS it was the solo effort of Jeremy Cameron that was most impressive. In a virtuoso performance, Cameron took nine marks and kicked 4.4.
3. J. Selwood
2. J. Kelly
1. J. Cameron
Adelaide vs. Sydney
The reigning premiers outmuscled the Crows by 77 points, and there whilst there were a bevvy of key contributors for the Swans, it was the performance of Dan Hannebery that stood out. After accumulating 28 disposals in the first half, he went on to finish with an equal career-high 42 disposals (10 contested), six marks, seven inside-50s and 1.1.
Also for Sydney, Kieren Jack stood out with 32 disposals (14 contested), six clearances, nine tackles, five inside-50s, and 1.2.
Veteran Ryan O’Keefe could also feature in the votes with 28 disposals (12 contested), five clearances, 15 tackles and seven inside-50s.
3. D. Hannebery
2. K. Jack
1. R. O’Keefe
Gold Coast vs. North Melbourne
Little more needs to be said about Gary Ablett. The Suns captain was nothing short of outstanding yet again, with his presence and leadership vital in helping his young side notch up their third win of the season. He racked up 33 disposals (20 contested), seven clearances, five tackles, seven inside-50s and kicked 2.3
Among the many Suns to have taken their game to another level this season, Dion Prestia stands among them. He accumulated 28 disposals (15 contested), 10 clearances, six tackles and four inside-50s.
Another Sun in Trent McKenzie was also quite prominent all night with 25 disposals, nine marks and six rebound-50s.
3. G. Ablett
2. D. Prestia
1. T. McKenzie
St Kilda vs. West Coast
Midfield duo Matt Priddis and Scott Selwood combined well at stoppages, and were the two main standouts in the Eagles’ win.
The former accumulated 27 disposals (14 contested), nine clearances, seven inside-50s and two goals, whilst the latter picked up 33 disposals (12 contested), eight clearances, five tackles and one goal.
The early work of Stephen Milne helped work St. Kilda into a commanding position for most of the match, as he kicked five goals and took six marks.
3. M. Priddis
2. S. Selwood
1. S. Milne
Melbourne vs. Collingwood
On the Queen’s Birthday clash, it was the dominance of the Collingwood midfield that helped give them the ascendency over the hapless Dees.
Dane Swan was a clear standout with 39 disposals (12 contested), six marks, eight clearances, four inside-50s and 1.1
Scott Pendlebury and Luke Ball were also prominent with 34 and 31 disposals apiece.
3. D. Swan
2. S. Pendlebury
1. L. Ball
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