It may appear as though Gary Ablett is mentioned every week, and that’s because he is.
The Suns captain is in a league of his own this year, and should poll votes once again in his side’s match against Essendon on the weekend. Such was the influence of the bald dynamo, not even the reigning Brownlow Medallist could better him in his head-to-head battle.
Carlton vs. Hawthorn
Bryce Gibbs was brilliant all night for Carlton, and should be in contention to poll maximum votes in his side’s loss to Hawthorn. He finished with 28 disposals (10 contested), five clearances, eight tackles, six inside-50s and a goal.
In his milestone game, Chris Judd was another who was superb for Carlton, as he racked up 29 disposals (16 contested), nine clearances, five tackles, six inside-50s and 1.1.
Meanwhile, for the Hawks, Sam Mitchell was immense in helping Hawthorn get over the top of Carlton in the second half, with his centre-clearance work a major catalyst. He finished with 24 disposals (nine contested), six clearances, five inside-50s and 1.2.
3. B. Gibbs
2. C. Judd
1. S. Mitchell
Richmond vs. Adelaide
Adelaide may have fallen short of Richmond, but it was the overly dominant performance of Patrick Dangerfield that caught the eye. He was almost unstoppable in the middle with 28 disposals (19 contested), eight clearances, six inside-50s and 2.4.
Dustin Martin was most impressive for Richmond, as he kicked four crucial goals to go with 19 disposals.
After accumulating 17 disposals to half time, Brett Deledio carried on to finish with 28 disposals in an impressive display.
3. P. Dangerfield
2. D. Martin
1. B. Deledio
Fremantle vs. Brisbane
David Mundy did as he pleased in a grinding match against Brisbane, gathering 27 disposals (11 contested), five clearances and 2.1.
Also for Fremantle, Michael Barlow’s contested work was crucial, as he picked up 32 disposals (14 contested), five clearances and two behinds.
Garrick Ibbotson was also impressive in the back half for the Dockers, accumulating 28 disposals and 11 marks.
3. D. Mundy
2. M. Barlow
1. G. Ibbotson
Essendon vs. Gold Coast
Essendon utility Brendon Goddard was best afield, dominating with 38 disposals, 12 marks, six inside-50s and a goal.
Suns captain Gary Ablett won his head-to-head battle with Jobe Watson, racking up 36 disposals (21 contested), 13 clearances, seven tackles and a goal.
Watson could still, however, feature in the votes for his performance of 31 disposals (13 contested) and five clearances.
3. B. Goddard
2. G. Ablett
1. J. Watson
GWS vs. Port Adelaide
Port Adelaide hit back after five consecutive losses with a resounding victory over the inexperienced GWS.
Captain Travis Boak was superb, leading the way for the Power with 29 disposals (nine contested), eight marks, five clearances, five inside-50s and three goals.
Whilst also for Port, Chad Wingard and Kane Cornes bobbed up with 31 and 34 disposals respectively.
3. T. Boak
2. C. Wingard
1. K. Cornes
Collingwood vs. Western Bulldogs
Dane Swan looked as though he had his own football all match, accumulating the footy as he pleased. He finished with 38 disposals (16 contested), eight clearances, and seven inside-50s.
The rebound work from Heath Shaw was immense for the Pies, with seven rebound-50s and 19 disposals.
Scott Pendlebury was another who was important around the stoppages for Collingwood, picking up 35 disposals (17 contested), 10 clearances, six tackles, four inside-50s and 1.1.
3. D. Swan
2. H. Shaw
1. S. Pendlebury
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