Managed to get he morning off work very late in the piece so couldn’t commit to the BBQ, looked like you guys had a good day.
Full match simulation today with a few players not participating for various reasons. I have provided notes on each player below.
1 Andrew McGrath – Was absent - at AFLX training.
2 Tom Bellchambers – Dominate display, swapped teams at ¼ time as he was giving his team too much of an advantage.
3 Darcy Parish – One of the BOGs, hard in the packs and skills were very good.
4 Kyle Langford – Another one who had a great performance in midfield and kicked goals up fwd. Flying.
5 Devon Smith – Typical Smith performance
6 Joe Daniher – played ¾ quarters, matched up on Ambrose who wore him like a glove, did some good things.
7 Zach Merrett (vc) played the 3rd quarter only, got a bit of it, on his way back to full fitness.
8 Martin Gleeson – rehab oval doing drills with some of the other boys
9 Dylan Shiel – Was absent - at AFLX training.
10 Aaron Francis - Just okay, kicked out a few times, match up on Stringer, Stringer won the contest
11 David Zaharakis – Typical Zaka performance
12 Mark Baguley – A few goals and lead up marks, solid
13 Orazio Fantasia – played well, kicked a few.
14 Jordan Ridley – quiet, didn’t play well or poor just did what he was required
15 Jayden Laverde - mostly played as a mid, competed hard, caught to often for mine with the ball.
16 Josh Begley - rehab oval, continuing to build, not far away.
17 James Stewart - took some solid marks, presented well finished with some boxing
18 Michael Hurley - Was absent - at AFLX training.
19 Kobe Mutch - rehab oval, continuing to build, not far away.
21 Dyson Heppell © – played the 2nd half, great sign should be back for JLT
22 Irving Mosquito – Didn’t train.
23 David Myers – played most of the game in the middle, solid
24 Jordan Houlahan – was more aggressive than last season, but little impact.
25 Jake Stringer – BOG, dominated clearance when in there and kicked 3 or 4 up fwd.
26 Cale Hooker (vc) - rehab oval, continuing to build, not far away.
27 Mason Redman - rehab oval, continuing to build, not far away.
28 Mitch Brown – played fwd, quiet
29 Patrick Ambrose - wore Joe like a glove, very solid
30 Brandon Zerk-Thatcher – good performance at CHB on multiple opponents. Put on some muscle
32 Noah Gown – rehab oval
33 Brayden Ham – did some nice things, one to watch going fwd
34 Jake Long – impressed down back with leadership and marking.
35 Matt Guelfi – usual Guelfi game
36 Michael Hartley – solid down back, had Smack and Stewart at stages
37 Dylan Clarke – Okay without standing out
42 Adam Saad – great runs through defence, good game
43 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti - Was absent - at AFLX training.
44 Shaun McKernan – Better as the game went on, a few goals up fwd, not much ruck time.
45 Conor McKenna – see Saad. End up on rehab oval for extra work.
20 Zac Clarke – Bellcho won the contest but impressed with around the ground work
38 Sam Draper – See Clarke.
39 Trent Mynott - Okay without standing out
41 Ben McNiece (B) – played 2nd half, solid
46 Tuth Jok Jok - played on the wing, got the ball and ran with it, disposal needs work
49 Matt Dea – usual solid performance