5 Votes: Gryan Miers
Another week, another match and another set of votes collected by Gryan Miers – this time the full five.
Barring a few inaccurate shots a goal, the young Cat could have ended up having a massive day at the office.
Regardless, the 20-year-old still managed to put in a huge shift, collecting 22 disposals, seven score involvements and putting forward a stronger case for his Rising Star chances each and every week.
4 Votes: Marty Hore
The mature-age recruit just continues to justify why the Demons got their money’s worth by selecting the 23-year-old in last year’s National Draft.
In a scrappy affair at Metricon Stadium, Hore produced a gritty and stirring performance, picking up 19 disposals and four marks as a vital cog in the Demon defence.
Hore also scored a crucial last-minute goal which drew Melbourne level with the Suns.
The rest, as we know, is history.
3 Votes: Sydney Stack
Similar to Hore is Sydney Stack, who just seems to rarely put a foot wrong.
Stack impressed yet again in the Tigers’ demolition job against Fremantle, picking up 18 disposals (at 72% efficiency), seven marks and six tackles.
In a season of injury woes for the yellow and black, Stack continues to be a shining light for the Tiger army.
2 Votes: Nick Blakey
If you managed to watch any of Sydney’s thriller against Essendon on Friday night, you would have noticed the recurring raves for Sydney youngster Nick Blakey.
With good reason, too.
The son of John put in his best performance as a Swan to date, producing 17 disposals, five tackles and six score involvements.
Statistics aside, Blakey’s pure forward presence and constant threat was a massive factor in Sydney picking up the four points against the Bombers.
1 Vote: Jay Lockhart
Lockhart features again after stringing together an impressive four-quarter effort in Melbourne’s win over Gold Coast on Saturday evening.
Showing the poise of a veteran footballer, Lockhart was extremely polished with the ball in hand, recording 18 disposals (78% disposal efficiency), nine marks and four tackles, as the Demons scraped home to notch up their third win of the season.
If the likes of Lockhart are able to consistently fire for the rest of the season, then the Demons are likely to finish the season better than they started it.
18 – Sam Walsh (CARL)
14 – Gryan Miers (GEEL)
10 – Charlie Constable (GEEL)
9 – Connor Rozee (PORT)
8 – Jack Ross (RICH)
8 – Sydney Stack (RICH)
7 – Marty Hore (MELB)
6 – Jay Lockhart (MELB)
5 – Michael Gibbons (CARL)
5 – Xavier Duursma (PORT)
4 – Bailey Scott (NM)
4 – Bailey Smith (WBD)
4 – Jackson Hately (GWS)
4 – Zak Butters (PORT)
4 – Callum Wilkie (StK)
2 – Nick Blakey (SYD)
2 – Lachlan Schultz (FREM)
2 – William Drew (PORT)
1 – Matthew Parker (StK)
1 – Josh Rotham (WC)
1 – Tom Atkins (GEEL)
1 – Will Hayes (WBD)