Kimberley players shine in round 12 AFL action
The Kimberley’s football factory reputation continues to shine through as a number of local boys had outstanding performances for their respective clubs in round 12.
Broome’s Bailey Banfield delivered another outstanding performance for the Fremantle Dockers in the clash against the Brisbane Lions at Optus Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The teams, second and third on the ladder, went head to head in a hard-fought and close match, with Banfield delivering the goods once again.
He kicked four goals, a career-best, making him the Dockers’ top goal scorer for the match.
Derby’s Callum Ah Chee also took to the field in the clash, managing to kick one goal for the Brisbane Lions in the final quarter.
However the Dockers proved to be the better team, taking the lead in the third term and defeating the Lions by 14 points, 15.9 (99) to 13.7 (85).
The West Coast Eagles chalked up yet another loss on the board after their defeat to the Adelaide Crows on Saturday, with Kimberley players Sam Petrevski-Seton and Shane McAdam facing each other down.
McAdam put in an impressive performance, tied with fellow Crows Darcy Fogarty and Taylor Walker for leading goal scorer of the match, kicking three goals.
Petrevski-Seton also showed off his skills during the match booting one of the Eagles’ five goals for the match.
The Eagles started slowly but regained some ground during the last quarter but it wasn’t enough to catch up to the Crows, losing by 31 points, 13.10 (88) to 8.9 (57).
The Gold Coast Suns moved into 11th on the ladder after stealing the win from the North Melbourne Kangaroos on Saturday afternoon.
Halls Creek’s Jy Farrar returned to the field after being out with a head injury but showed no signs that it had affected him, making an impressive 17 disposals throughout the match.
At quarter time the Suns were trailing by 17 points and it looked like they might be in for a loss.
However they came back firing in the second quarter, slotting seven goals and leading for the remainder of the match to triumph 15.19 (109) to 7.5 (47).
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