Midfielder Matt Rowell has capped off a sensational second game of league football by polling a perfect 10 AFL Coaches’ Association votes in Round 2.
Rowell was last year’s pick 1 in the national draft and was voted best on ground by the coaches after dominating in the midfield with 26 disposals (14 contested), seven tackles and two goals.
He was supported ably by Lachie Weller (seven votes), who started the game hot with 16 disposals in the first half.
Jack Lukosius received three votes for his work in defence, recording 13 disposals, six marks and a goal to go with his 355 metres gained.
Vice-captain Touk Miller was given the task of accounting for Tim Kelly in the midfield after quarter time and performed admirably while also gathering 22 disposals of his own to earn two votes.
Ben Ainsworth was the final SUN recognised with one vote for his 16 disposals and two goals.
For West Coast, Luke Shuey polled six votes while Elliott Yeo recorded one.
The AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award is an award voted by the 18 coaching panels on a 5,4,3,2,1 basis after each home and away game, acknowledging outstanding effort to an individual player in a season.
Round 2 votes:
10 - Matthew Rowell (GCFC)
7 - Lachie Weller (GCFC)
6 - Luke Shuey (WCE)
3 - Jack Lukosius (GCFC)
2 - Touk Miller (GCFC)
1 - Ben Ainsworth (GCFC)
1 - Elliot Yeo (WCE)