Solid week for home-grown AFL stars

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Solid week for home-grown AFL stars

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 12.

Mitch Hinge
Mitch Hinge had his best game of the year against the Hawks on Saturday with a season high 31 disposals, nine marks and 19 kicks.

Once again Hinge was a key piece in the Crows backline as he had six rebound 50s as well as two intercept marks and two spoils.

Tonight Hinge and the Crows will play a young Tigers side at Adelaide Oval.

Jordan Dawson
Jordan Dawson did not have his best game against the Hawks on Saturday.
The captain only recorded 15 disposals, five marks and 12 kicks in the tough loss.

Dawson struggled a bit getting involved with the team’s scoring as he only had three score involvements.

This has been a big area for Dawson this season as he averages 6.3 a game.

Robe’s favourite son should have a good match up in the midfield tonight as he plays a Tiger side with a lot of inexperience.

Darcy Fogarty
Darcy Fogarty had a bit of a quiet game on Saturday with nine disposals, two marks and five kicks as well as two goals.

Although he is not making a big impact around the ground, the Fog has found some great goal kicking form as he has kicked two or more goals in the last five games.

He was still good at being involved in the forward line with two goal assists and five score involvements.

Tonight’s game against the Tigers is a great opportunity for Fogarty to have a big game.

Rowan Marshall
Rowan Marshall had a solid game against the Eagles on Saturday.

Marshall had 18 disposals, four marks, eight clearances and a season high 41 hit outs.

He has continued to be a solid aerial threat as he had two intercept marks and three contested marks.

This week Marshall and the Saints have a tough game against the Suns on Saturday night at Marvel.

Brad Close
Brad Close was again reliable on Saturday night against the Tigers, with 15 disposals, a season high seven marks and a goal.

The former Northie was once again great at sharing the ball as he had two goal assists and five score involvements.

This win should give Close and the Cats some confidence as they head to Sydney this week to take on the Swans at the SCG on Sunday.

Jeremy Cameron had a pretty good game on Saturday against the Tigers.
Jezza had 16 disposals, four marks, a season high four tackles and a goal in the win.

Cameron was clean with the footy as he had a season high 87.5% disposal efficiency.

This week Cameron will have a tough matchup against a very good Swans team.

Tom McDonald
Tom McDonald did well on an overall bad day for the Dees with 13 disposals, six marks, 10 kicks and two goals which were his first of the season.

As well as the two goals McDonald also had three score involvements and three rebound 50s.

Defensively he was solid, having an intercept mark and four spoils.

McDonald and the Dees have a big game against the Pies on Monday for the Big Freeze game.

Mason Redman
Mason Redman again showed his class against the Suns notching up 23 disposals, three marks, 10 kicks and 13 handballs.

Red Dog was once again great at sharing the ball as he had four score involvements and two score launches, along with a season high 95.7% disposal efficiency.

This week Redman and the Bombers have a tough game against the Blues on Sunday night.

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