With the Footy Frenzy finally coming to a close after a monstrous three-week slate of games, it’s time to look past the stars and focus on those performances that flew under the radar.
Here are 10 underrated performances of the Footy Frenzy!
Chol was one of Richmond‘s standout performers in their top-of-the-table clash with Port Adelaide in Round 11. Despite the Tigers 21-point loss to the ladder leaders, they were in the game for much of the contest with Chol proving crucial.
The big man set up a goal in the second quarter with a magnificent athletic effort, keeping the ball moving forward for around 75 meters. Chol also provided an athletic marking target, giving the Power defenders constant headaches and finishing the game with two majors and six score involvements.
Sharing ruck duties with Paddy Ryder, Marshall contributed 11 hitouts to go with Ryder’s 15, while containing the in-form Jarrod Witts to just 10 disposals and 25 hitouts. The young ruckman also led St Kilda with 3 conteted marks and contributed on the scoreboard with one goal and four score involvements.
The mature aged recurit racked up 15 disposals and kicked 2 goals, providing the Bulldogs with another scoring option to go along with 6-goal star Aaron Naughton. Cavarra also had seven score involvements and one contested mark inside 50, likely cementing his spot for the crucial clash against Melbourne on Saturday.
2019 No.3 draft pick Jackson showed glimpses of what he is capable of in the Demons’ big win over Adelaide in Round 10, providing Melbourne with a marking target up forward that has been missing for large chunks of the season.
The young big man finished with two majors and excited Dees fans with his aerial exploits on show, finishing with two contested marks. With forward-line partner Sam Weideman also contributing with three goals, Melbourne may have found their forward line duo to charge them towards the finals.
The young Swans got off to a blistering start in the first quarter and Sinclair’s ruck dominance over Sam Jacobs led to the Swans dominating the clearance battle 16-6 and impacted the scoreboard with 3 unanswered goals.
28 hitouts and two contested marks capped off a strong all-around game for the veteran.
With usual ruckman Sean Darcy spending extended time in the forward line, Lobb was tasked with containing Pies superstar Brodie Grundy. Lobb succeded in limiting his impact across the ground, limiting him to just 11 possessions.
Lobb contributed with 12 disposals, five inside 50s and two score involvements in a solid display.
The often-forgotten Pies onballer showed why he was a worthy ‘Phil Inn’ for the injury-ravaged side with a bulldozing display in their nine-point win over the Swans in Round 10.
Sier finished with 23 disposals, 11 contested at a solid 70% disposal efficiency. He was also strong up forward with 72% of his possessions coming in the forward half and contributing to the scoreboard with seven score involvements.
Dixon was held to just three possessions and no shots on goal as Geelong held the Power to their lowest score this season. Taylor did not get much of the ball himself with just eight possessions, put proved vital to the Cats’ win off the ball.
These possessions were at 100% efficiency however and the veteran also contributed with 10 one-percenters in a classic defender performance.
Davies-Uniacke impressed whenever he found the ball, with 15 disposals, seven contested possessions and strong work around the clearances, gaining six inside 50’s.
Stewart provided Essendon with a much-needed key forward target, finishing the game with three majors.
Stewart also proved strong on the lead, beating in-form Suns defender Sam Collins on two occasions. With star forward Joe Daniher still under an injury cloud, Stewart may yet prove crucial to the Bombers’ slim finals hopes.