Potential Brisbane father-son selection Will Ashcroft has only consolidated his prospects as the potential No.1 selection in this year's National Draft after a dazzling outing for the Lions' reserves on Saturday.

Ashcroft, who turned 18 this week, featured in his second VFL game this weekend as Brisbane hosted Coburg at Moreton Bay Central Sports Complex, with the hosts getting the job done with a 65-point win.

The highly-touted teenager collected 29 disposals, six clearances, four tackles, four inside 50s and a goal against Coburg, further solidifying his place toward the top of the 2022 draft rankings.

Ashcroft was among some of the Lions' best performers in the win, with AFL-listed onballers Rhy Mathieson (36 disposals) and Mitch Robinson (31) the only players to accumulate the Sherrin more in the match.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 31: (L-R) Mitch Szybowski of the Stingrays, Will Ashcroft of the Dragons and Elijah Tsatas of the Chargers pose for a photograph during a NAB League Boys Media Opportunity at RSEA Park on March 31, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/AFL Photos/Getty Images)

The game was Ashcroft's second in the maroon, blue and gold, having also played a part in the Lions' Round 6 win over Sydney at the SCG last Sunday.

His 24-disposal outing was sure to have impressed both the Lions and other talent scouts, with Ashcroft yet to confirm his allegiance with Brisbane as a father-son selection - being the son of triple premiership player Marcus.

The pair of Brisbane appearances only adds to a scintillating start to 2022 for Ashcroft, who has averaged 32 disposals, 14 contested possessions, nine clearances and 141 SuperCoach points across the opening five rounds of the NAB League season with the Sandringham Dragons.

Multiple weeks off in the NAB League has seen Ashcroft handed the chance to trial with the Lions, with the Dragons midfielder likely to have his stint away from the Sandringham prolonged.


The Dragons' next game in the NAB League comes against the Eastern Ranges on May 22, a day after the AFL Academy - which is likely to call on Ashcroft - face Collingwood's VFL side.

Other draft hopefuls will have the chance to flex their worth on Saturday as the Vic Metro U18 side faces the Young Guns squad - which will be made up of 19-year-old's who will be eligible for the 2022 Mid-Season Draft next month.