Big Daws dominates

Big Daws dominates

The Limestone Coast is well represented in the AFL with plenty of home-grown players starring on the national stage.

The SE Voice’s sports journo Will Boston takes a look at how our locals fared in Round 6.

Jordan Dawson

Jordan Dawson dominated this game and led by example all game.

The captain had 31 disposals, seven marks, nine tackles and 22 kicks in the heartbreaking loss.

To add to that, Dawson also had a season high two goals this game while also recording six score involvements too.

Defensively the Robian was great having 27 pressure acts and four intercepts marks.

Although the Crows have been having a rough season Dawson is still making the best of it and competing hard every week like a captain should.

This week the Crows play the Roos on Saturday afternoon in Hobart.

This will be a game the Crows should win given how bad the Roos have been this year.

Rowan Marshall

Last Thursday night Rowan Marshall and the Saints had a rough night against the Doggies.

Marshall finished with 11 disposals, seven kicks and 25 hit outs.

At stoppages Marshall had a season low two clearances in the game.

This is something Marshall has done really well this season after having 16 clearances last week, but on Thursday night it just was not working for him.

Although the Saints got smashed Marshall still did well at setting up teammates for goals as he recorded two score involvements and two score launches in the game.

This week Marshall and the Saints have another tough game as they play the Power at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

Mason Redman

This round Mason Redman had a very statistically similar game to last week.

Red Dog had 21 disposals, 18 kicks and three handballs, all the same as last week.

In this game he recorded three marks with two of them being intercepts.

Redman was a key player in the Bombers’ ball movement out of the backline, recording a season high 11 rebound 50s while also being involved in three goals for the Bombers.

This week Redman and the Bombers have one of the biggest games of the year as they play the Pies on Anzac day at the G.

Mitch Hinge

Once again Mitch Hinge had another solid game on Friday night and he continues to fly under the radar as he keeps building onto a good season.

Hinge had 26 disposals, 19 kicks and seven handballs while also having six rebound 50s.

Hinge was not as involved as he has been this season in the team’s scoring as he only recorded one score involvement.

Hinge had a solid game in defence, tallying five tackles and 15 pressure acts as well as five spoils.

Hinge should dominate this week against the Roos as they have been a team that has a lot of holes and have been struggling too.

Darcy Fogarty

Darcy Fogarty had a slight bounce back game against the Bombers on Friday with nine disposals, five marks, eight kicks and three tackles as well as a goal.

Fog did not kick the best in this game, having one goal out of three shots, but the fact that he’s having more shots at goal and being more active in the forward line is a good sign.

Although Fogarty has not been the consistent goal scorer for the Crows so far this year, he is still getting involved in the team’s goals.

The Fog had one goal assist as well as six score involvements and two score launches.

This has probably been Fogarty’s best part of his game this year as he continues to struggle kicking goals.

This week Fogarty needs to step up with the easy match up he has against the Roos.

Last time he played them he kicked four goals in what was probably his best game last year.

Lincoln McCarthy

Lincoln McCarthy had another solid game on Saturday night against the Cats.

McCarthy was one of the lucky few Lions players to kick a goal in their low scoring defeat.

McCarthy had 17 disposals, 13 kicks and seven tackles which was pretty solid.

This was an all-around bad game for the Lions and they will have to focus on their game against the Giants in Canberra which will be another tough challenge for them.

Lachie Neale

Lachie Neale had another great game on Saturday night even though the team had a rough night.

Neale finished with 28 disposals, 11 kicks, 17 handballs and a game high seven clearances.

Neale did a bit of everything in the game, having a goal assist and worked hard for the footy with 14 contested possessions and used the footy well with a 75% disposal efficiency.

This week Neale will have a tough task against a good Giants midfield that has been dominating games so far this year.

Jeremy Cameron

Jeremy Cameron had a bit of a down game compared to how he has been playing the last couple of weeks.

Cameron had 17 disposals, eight marks and nine kicks.

This was Jezza’s first game where he has gone goalless this year, which shows the Cats can win when he does not play as well, but at the same time the Cats only kicked 9.9 in the game in sloppy conditions at The Gabba.

Cameron had one shot at goal but could not connect on it for a score.

This “down” game should not be too alarming with how well he and the Cats are playing this year, but this week he will have to play his best as the Cats face the Blues at the G which should be a great game.

Brad Close

Brad Close had another underrated game against the Lions.

Close had 14 disposals, seven kicks and seven handballs as well as a goal.

The former Northie is now averaging 1.5 goals a game which is something you want from your half forward.

Close did well at stoppages, recording a season high four clearances which was another good thing to see.

Close also had a goal assist and three score involvements in the game which is also a solid effort.

This week Close has a tough challenge against the Blues which should be a good contest.

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