PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Jack Redden of the Eagles celebrates a goal during the AFL Preliminary Final match between the West Coast Eagles and the Melbourne Demons on September 22, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Collingwood star Steele Sidebottom has one hand on the Gary Ayres Award, after another best on ground performance in the Pies’ win over Richmond on Friday.

Sidebottom received eight out of a potential 10 votes, with Mason Cox and Taylor Adams grabbing seven each.

West Coast midfielder Jack Redden earned himself a perfect 10 votes after another strong performance this September, with the pair now the only players who can win the award.


8 Steele Sidebottom (Coll)
7 Mason Cox (Coll)
7 Taylor Adams (Coll)
5 Brodie Grundy (Coll)
3 Jack Riewoldt (Rich)


10 Jack Redden (WCE)
6 Josh Kennedy (WCE)
6 Shannon Hurn (WCE)
6 Jamie Cripps (WCE)
1 Jack Darling (WCE)
1 Scott Lycett (WCE)

AFLCA Leaderboard

23 Steele Sidebottom (Coll)
17 Jack Redden (WCE)
12 Taylor Adams (Coll)
10 Elliot Yeo (WCE)
10 Dylan Grimes (Rich)
10 Jack Viney (Melb)