Joel Selwood looks to have put a little bit of space between himself and reigning Brownlow medallist Gary Ablett on top of the BFGN Brownlow Leaderboard, with a near certain three vote performance in his side’s massive win over against West Coast.
Meanwhile, Scott Pendlebury has made a move towards the top of the leaderboard, as he vies for maximum votes for his performance against Richmond.
Richmond vs. Collingwood
Scott Pendlebury was a key factor behind the dismantling of Richmond, doing as he pleased with an eye-catching performance consisting of 24 disposals (12 contested), three clearances, six tackles and 3.1.
Dayne Beams was another who was dominant in Collingwood’s midfield, picking up 30 disposals (15 contested), five marks, eight clearances, four tackles, seven inside-50s and 3.1.
With Cloke having another quiet match, Jesse White was left to shoulder the load whenever the ball was driven into Collingwood’s forward-50. He finished with a respectable 15 disposals, seven marks, four tackles and 3.2.
3. S. Pendlebury
2. D. Beams
1. J. White
Others in calculations: S. Sidebottom, D. Swan.
Carlton vs. Melbourne
In what was a surprise Melbourne win, it was Nathan Jones who led from the front and was the catalyst behind the victory, racking up 28 disposals (11 contested), three clearances, six rebound-50s, four tackles, three inside-50s and one goal.
James Frawley was an immense presence in an unusual role up forward for Melbourne. Marking nearly everything that was kicked in his direction, he finished with 24 disposals, 14 marks, six inside-50s and 2.1.
Unfortunately for Carlton, Kade Simpson was their only shining light, finishing with 27 disposals, nine marks, three rebound-50s and three inside-50s.
3. N. Jones
2. J. Frawley
1. K. Simpson
Others in calculations: E. Curnow.
Port Adelaide vs. Brisbane
With 41 disposals (16 contested), it seemed as though Travis Boak had the ball on a string, as he led his side to a monster win. He also gathered seven marks, eight clearances, four tackles and six inside-50s 1.1.
Up forward for Port Adelaide, Jay Schulz put in an enormous display, kicking 7.1 whilst gathering 12 disposals, seven marks and five tackles.
Also putting Brisbane to the sword in the middle was Brad Ebert, picking up 35 disposals (13 contested), nine marks, five clearances, eight tackles, six inside-50s and a goal.
3. T. Boak
2. J. Schulz
1. B. Ebert
Others in calculations: R. Gray, M. White, K. Cornes.
GWS vs. Western Bulldogs
Matthew Boyd will be the first in line for maximum votes, with his immense influence throughout the match. He finished with 39 disposals (19 contested), seven marks, eight clearances, three tackles, six inside-50s and 1.1.
Jackson Macrae was also just as lethal in the middle and around the ground, finishing with 30 disposals, 13 marks, four rebound-50s and four tackles.
Shaun Higgins also put in a solid performance consisting of 29 disposals, 12 marks, two tackles, five inside-50s and a goal.
3. M. Boyd
2. J. Macrae
1. S. Higgins
Others in calculations: S. Crameri.
Geelong vs. West Coast
Courageous Geelong captain Joel Selwood is showing no signs of slowing down, as he continued his blistering form with 27 disposals, nine marks, four clearances, three inside-50s and 3.1.
Another of his teammates in the same category is Steve Johnson who had another stellar performance. He finished with 37 disposals (11 contested), 11 marks, five clearances, eight tackles, four inside-50s and 1.1.
Youngster George Horlin-Smith also impressed, particularly in the forward half, finishing with 23 disposals (12 contested), five marks, four clearances, four tackles, five inside-50s and 3.1.
3. J. Selwood
2. S. Johnson
1. G. Horlin-Smith
Others in calculations: M. Stokes, J. Bartel, C. Guthrie.
Gold Coast vs. Hawthorn
With a well-rounded game, Sam Mitchell stood out and impressed with 36 disposals (13 contested), six marks, six clearances, four rebound-50s, four inside-50s and two goals.
Jack Gunston proved the most effective up forward, kicking five goals among 25 disposals, 10 marks and four inside-50s.
Captain Luke Hodge also helped stack on the pressure on the young Suns outfit, finishing with 32 disposals, nine marks, four clearances, five rebound-50s and six inside-50s.
3. S. Mitchell
2. J. Gunston
1. L. Hodge
Others in calculations: J. Gibson.
Sydney vs. North Melbourne
In a show of class and dominance, Scott D. Thompson blanketed Lance Franklin to hold him to 13 disposals and one behind, whilst also racking up some impressive numbers of his own with 24 disposals (11 contested), seven marks, nine rebound-50s and four tackles.
Ben Cunnington confirmed that he is ready to take his game to the next level, racking up 30 disposals (20 contested), five marks, 11 clearances, 10 tackles and three inside-50s.
Nick Dal Santo was also among those most effective with 28 disposals (12 contested), five marks, six clearances, six rebound-50s, five tackles and four inside-50s.
3. S. D. Thompson
2. B. Cunnington
1. N. Dal Santo
Others in calculations: D. Wells, J. Kennedy, M. McVeigh.
St Kilda vs. Adelaide
When it comes to best-on-ground honours, Rory Sloane must be among those considered. He finished with 30 disposals (13 contested), nine marks, six clearances, five tackles, seven inside-50s and 1.1.
Scott Thompson helped kick-start the Crows into demolition mode – racking up 11 disposals in the second quarter alone – to finish with 32 disposals (12 contested), eight marks, six clearances, seven tackles and five inside-50s.
Up forward, Josh Jenkins proved hard to handle, kicking 4.1 and racking up 16 disposals, 11 marks and five inside-50s.
3. R. Sloane
2. S. Thompson
1. J. Jenkins
Others in calculations: B. Smith
Fremantle vs. Essendon
Luke McPharlin had a day out against Essendon, commanding the back line whilst collecting an impressive 31 disposals, 13 marks, three rebound-50s, three inside-50s and a goal.
Captain Matthew Pavlich was the go-to man up forward, kicking 3.1 among 20 disposals, eight marks and four inside-50s.
The class of Stephen Hill was also on display in the middle, finishing with 22 disposals (11 contested), seven clearances, four inside-50s and two goals.
3. L. McPharlin
2. M. Pavlich
1. S. Hill
Others in calculations: M. Johnson, D. Pearce.
BFGN Brownlow Leaderboard:
10 – J. Selwood
6 – G. Ablett
6 – S. Pendlebury
6 – S. Johnson
5 – S. Mitchell
5 – B. Cunnington
5 – N. Dal Santo
5 – A. Sandilands
5 – N. Riewoldt
5 – A. Treloar