A last-second Irving Mosquito snap has helped Gippsland Power steal a couple of vital premiership points from its round four clash with Northern Knights. The Knights led the entire way, right up until the dying seconds, when Mosquito marked the ball inside 50, accidentally stepped off his line with 10 seconds remaining, snapped and luckily the ball sailed through. For most of the match, the Knights had held the Power at bay, but a second half of eight goals to five was the catalyst for the revival after Northern had booted five goals to two in the first half.

Mosquito was named best for his side with his 15 disposals, nine inside 50s and four goals, while Jake Van Der Pligt found plenty of the ball with 27 disposals, seven marks and a game-high 11 tackles. Riley Baldi continued his good form with 24 disposals, five marks and a goal, while Kyle Reid was strong in defence, taking nine marks from 20 disposals and seven rebounds. Overager Tyrone Hayes returned for his first game in more than 12 months, picking up 14 disposals, taking five marks and booting a goal, while Brock Smith was also good with 14 disposals, nine tackles and four clearances.

Peter Williams

AFL Draft Central

Match review excerpt take from article written by Peter Williams for AFL Draft Central. For full article visit https://www.afldraftcentral.com.au/2018/04/23/weekend-wash-up-tac-cup-round-4/

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