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Locals the pride of SA

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 9.

Toby Pink

Toby Pink remained in the North Melbourne team for round 11 as the Roos headed to Hobart to take on the Power.

Pink had another solid game with eight disposals, five marks and six kicks.

Out of those five marks Pink had two intercept marks which is a good sign to see.

He once again spent a bit of time up forward in this game, having a shot at goal but could not convert it.

Pink was also involved in the Roos’ limited scores as he had two score involvements and a score launch.

Pink and the Roos will not play this week as they have a bye.

Jeremy Cameron

It was a tough night for Jeremy Cameron and the Cats as they fell to the Suns by four points at home.

Cameron had somewhat of a solid game, finishing with 17 disposals, five marks, 13 kicks and a goal.

Over the past few weeks Jezza has struggled with his goal kicking as well in this game, having four shots at goal and only finishing with the single major.

Cameron was still heavily involved in the forward line as usual as he had a goal assist and five score involvements.

This week the Cats have another home game in Geelong as they face the Tigers.

Brad Close

Brad Close had a bit of a quiet game on Saturday, finishing the game with 14 disposals, four marks, three tackles and a goal.

Close was not kicking at his best in this game as he had two behinds with his goal.

Close was once again getting involved with the team’s scoring as he had eight score involvements in the game.

With the Cats now losing four games in a row this week’s game against the Tigers is a must win for the Cats.

Mason Redman

Mason Redman had a big game for the Bombers as they took on the Tigers on Saturday night in Dreamtime at the G.

Redman had 24 disposals, eight marks and 18 kicks in the win.

Out of his eight marks six were intercept marks which is quite impressive.

Red Dog was once again great at moving the footy for the Bombers as he had six rebound 50s.

This week the Bombers will head to the Gold Coast to take on the Suns on Sunday.

Lachie Neale

Lachie Neale had a decent game against the Hawks on Sunday with 29 disposals, four clearances, 18 kicks and 11 handballs.

In back to back weeks Neale has been amazing at setting up teammates for scores as he had a goal assist and 10 score involvements.

With only four clearances this was not Neale’s best game at getting the footy out of stoppages which he is normally much better at.

The Lions will be able to rest this week as they have the bye.

Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald had another solid game as the Dees took down the Saints, registering 16 disposals, nine marks and 14 kicks.

McDonald was great defensively as he had six spoils and five intercept marks.

McDonald was also great at moving the footy as he had six rebound 50s, he was also smart with the footy too as he finished with a 93.8% disposal efficiency.

This week McDonald and the Dees will head to Alice Springs to take on the Dockers on Sunday.

Rowan Marshall

Rowan Marshall did not have his best game against the Dees on Sunday with 13 disposals, five tackles, seven handballs and 16 hit outs.

It was a tough game for Marshall in the ruck as he had a tough opponent in Max Gawn.

A good sign in this game was Marshall’s marking ability, as three of his four marks were intercepts.

This week the Saints will head to the West to face the Eagles on Saturday.

Jordan Dawson

Once again Jordan Dawson had a huge game for the Crows as they took care of the Eagles on Sunday.

Dawson had 32 disposals, nine marks, 23 kicks and two goals in the big win.

To add to his two goals the captain also had two goal assists and 11 score involvements.

Over the past few weeks Dawson has been on a tear and has been leading by example well for the Crows as they push to make the top eight.

This week the Crows head to the G to take on the Hawks on Saturday.

Mitch Hinge

Mitch Hinge had another solid game for the Crows on Sunday, registering 24 disposals, nine marks and 17 kicks.

Hinge was involved a lot with the team’s scoring in this game as he had a season high six score involvements.

He was once again great at getting the ball out of the backline as he had five rebound 50s in the game.

Hinge will have a good matchup this week as the Crows face the Hawks.

Darcy Fogarty

Darcy Fogarty had a great game on Sunday against the Eagles with 20 disposals, eight marks, 17 kicks and two goals in the win.

Fogarty could have snagged more goals in this game as he had five shots at goal and only converted two.

The Fog was once again great at getting involved in the forward line as he had a season high 10 score involvements.

Over the past four games Fog has found some great form as he has kicked two or more goals in those games.

This week Fogarty will have to be at his best as the Crows take on the Hawks at the G.

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