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Season in full swing

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 10.

Brad Close

Brad Close and the Cats did not have their best game against the Suns on Thursday night.

Close had 14 disposals, nine handballs and a goal, once again hitting his goal a game standard as he’s only had one game where he has gone goalless.

As well as the goal, Close had two goal assists and three score involvements.

This week the Cats have another tough opponent as they face the Giants in Geelong on Saturday afternoon.

Jordan Dawson

Jordan Dawson’s elite form continued this week as he had another great game in the Crows’ tough loss to the Pies.

The captain had 29 disposals, seven tackles and four clearances.

Once again Dawson did a great job at setting up shots for the Crows, having two goal assists, five score involvements and one score launch.

All season the Robian has been heavily involved in the Crows’ scoring as he currently averages 6.2 score involvements per game.

This week Dawson and the Crows have an interesting match up as they face the Eagles in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon.

Mitch Hinge

Mitch Hinge probably had his best game this season against the Pies, with 26 disposals, a season high seven marks, two clearances and his first goal of the season.

Hinge once again was effective with the footy, having a 96.2% disposal efficiency and four rebound 50s.

This week Hinge will have a tough task against an Eagles forward line that is coming off a great win.

Darcy Fogarty

Darcy Fogarty had a solid game against the Pies on Saturday, registering nine disposals, four marks and two goals.

In the forward line the Fog was again a big contributor as he had six score involvements.

This week Fogarty will have to bring back the magic he had against the Lions and the Power as the Crows have a must win game against the Eagles if they still want to play finals footy.

Rowan Marshall

Rowan Marshall again had a huge game for the Saints as they took on Freo.

Marshall had 31 disposals, seven marks, nine tackles, eight clearances and 39 hit outs.

After a couple of rough games Marshall has been back to his best over the past few weeks.

He was solid in marking contests with two intercept marks.

With his eight clearances Marshall was good in every situation as he had four clearances coming from stoppages and the other four coming from the centre.

This week Marshall and the Saints have a tough match-up against Max Gawn and the Dees on Sunday afternoon.

Lachie Neale

Lachie Neale and the Lions had a dominant game on Saturday night against the Tigers.

Neale had 36 disposals, a season high 11 marks and five clearances in the win.

Neale was a major playmaker for the Lions in this game, having a season high six goal assists and 11 score involvements.

With his 36 disposals the co-captain had a season high 83.3% disposal efficiency.

This week the Lions head to the G to take on the Hawks on Sunday.

Mason Redman

Mason Redman had another solid game against the Roos on Sunday.

Redman had 22 disposals, four marks and 18 kicks in the win.

Red Dog had a goal assist, three score involvements and two score launches as well.

Once again Redman was the main ball mover for the Bombers with eight rebound 50s.

Defensively he was solid in the air as he had two intercept marks.

This week Redman and the Bombers have a big prime time game as they face the Tigers for Dreamtime at the G.

Toby Pink

Toby Pink worked his way back into the ones this week as the Roos took on the Bombers.

Pink had seven disposals, three marks and scored his first AFL goal.

Pink spent more time in the forward half as he had four score involvements and a score launch.

Although he kicked a goal, he still has a bit to work on as he had three shots at goal and finished with the solitary goal and a point.

If Pink can keep his spot in the team he will travel to Hobart to take the Power this week.

Tom McDonald

Tom McDonald had another solid game as the Dees fell to the Eagles in Perth.

McDonald had 15 disposals, four marks, three tackles and nine kicks.

McDonald was solid defensively as he had eight spoils and three intercept marks.

He was once again good at moving the footy, recording six rebound 50s.

McDonald and the Dees will face the Saints this week on Sunday.

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