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Halls Creek products McAdam and Farrar score in AFL round 20

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Gold Coast’s Jy Farrar celebrates a goal in the upset win over Brisbane.
Camera IconGold Coast’s Jy Farrar celebrates a goal in the upset win over Brisbane. Credit: Russell Freeman/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

A host of AFL players hailing from the Kimberley returned to the football field for AFL round 12, with the star prospects proving their prowess in front of goals.

Jy Farrar and Callum Ah Chee went head to head as the Gold Coast Suns and the Brisbane Lions clashed at Heritage Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Jy Farrar replaced fellow Gold Coast forward Elijah Hollands in the fourth quarter and wasted no time in making his mark, booting a goal after taking a mark 25 metres out from goal, locking in the Suns’ 12th goal for the match and helping them seal victory, 15.6 (96) to 7.13 (55).

Meanwhile Ah Chee put in strong efforts in the centre for the Lions making a total of 19 disposals and two clearances.

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In Adelaide’s clash with Port Adelaide, Halls Creek product Shane McAdam helped the Crows dominate the opening quarter, kicking a goal after the siren, leaving the Crows with a two-goal lead going into the second term.

McAdam also kicked a behind, made two goal assists and 13 disposals over the course of the match, with the Crows taking out the win, 16.16 (112) to 9.11 (65).

Joel Hamling played for the Dockers in his third game back since returning to the field, racking up 12 disposals in defence for Fremantle.

Unfortunately, there was no sign of fellow Broome local Bailey Banfield for the Dockers in their 10.11 (71) to 9.10 (64) win against Geelong.

There was also no sign of Ash Johnson for Collingwood in their 14.9 (93) to 10.16 (76) loss to Carlton despite re-signing with the Magpies for another two years.

Samo Petrevski-Seton didn’t play for West Coast in their 10.12 (72) to 10.7 (67) win against North Melbourne, their second win of the season, after copping a two-match suspension for a tackle on Carlton’s Alex Cincotta.

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