The Gippsland Power remain undefeated atop the NAB League ladder after downing the Murray Bushrangers for the second time this year, leading from the first goal and holding firm for a 20-point triumph.

Murray Bushrangers won the disposals (331-304), inside 50s (51-37), and marks (88-77)
Gippsland Power won the rebound 50s (41-23), tackles (58-52), and hitouts (37-25)

Cooper Vickery (Gippsland Power) – 25 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles, 9 rebound 50s
Jonti Schuback (Gippsland Power) – 19 disposals, 4 marks, 3 inside 50s, 1 goal
Jacob Konstanty (Gippsland Power) – 15 disposals, 9 tackles, 6 inside 50s, 3 goals

Excerpts taken from article published by Rookie Me Central, which can be viewed in full here.

#5 Bailey Humphrey

One that has just turned up and provided every week this season, Humphrey brought his usual crash and bash style of football to the game and stood out as he consistently threw himself into contest after contest. Whilst Humphrey has become somewhat renowned for this style of play, it was his contested marking that really caught the eye, winning a few one-on-ones in the forward half that led to goal scoring opportunities, including his own. Unsurprisingly, Humphrey’s aggression at the ball carrier was crucial through the midfield as he forced some mistakes from the opposition as he closed them down quickly.

#7 Jacob Konstanty

A really eye catching performance from the small forward, Konstanty ended the day with three goals as he showed off some impressive reading of the ball off of hands, and some keen goal sense on the run. Whilst goals are always impressive, especially when you kick three, Konstanty’s pressure work was a real standout for the game, as he registered a game high nine tackles to get his side a few goal scoring opportunities, or created a stoppage to get numbers into the forward 50.

#9 Zane Duursma

Playing his first half in the midfield, Duursma made an instant impact as he won the first centre clearance of the game, kicking long inside 50 and allowing Gippsland to kick the opening goal in the opening minute. His presence continued to be felt around stoppages, where he held his own well with his positioning and timing of his runs, allowing him to win a few more clearances despite the bigger bodies around him. He was moved back down forward for the second half, kicking two goals, with one being an impressive no look snap from roughly 40 meters out.

#10 Jonti Schuback

Moving further up the ground each week, Schuback played almost the entirety of the game from the wing or through the midfield, not looking out of place with his positioning. Schuback was arguably the classiest player on field, whether it was finding the best option by hand while being brought down, or composing himself through traffic to hit an impressive kick, he just found a way to keep the momentum rolling forward for his side.

Excerpts taken from article published by Rookie Me Central, which can be viewed in full here.


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