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South West AFL Watch: Busselton’s Jye Amiss pulls off miracle comeback in second career game

Busselton’s Jye Amiss has made a miracle comeback from a kidney injury to contributing to Fremantle’s chances of winning the 2022 AFL premiership flag.

After spending a number of weeks rising through the ranks in the WAFL for Peel Thunder, the 19-year-old made his triumphant AFL comeback in Saturday’s elimination final against Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

Despite managing a minor score during the second quarter, Amiss helped Fremantle fire back from a 41-point deficit with a goal, the fourth out of a flurry of majors that included Michael Walters, Andrew Brayshaw and Caleb Serong.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Jye Amiss of the Dockers happy with his team's win during the 2022 AFL First Elimination Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on September 3, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconJye Amiss celebrates his team’s win during the first elimination final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium. Credit: Daniel Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Amiss managed a second goal within the first four minutes of the final term to bring the scores level before Fremantle went on to win 11.7 (73) to 8.12 (60).

Along with the two goals, Amiss finished with seven disposals, six marks, a behind, three score involvements and four pressure acts.

In a post-match interview, Amiss told 7AFL it was “crazy” to return in an elimination final for his second game in his AFL career after having surgery several months ago.

Although Manjimup’s Marlion Pickett had a stellar performance in the midfield at the Gabba on Thursday night, it was not enough to help Richmond Tigers get over the line against Brisbane Lions, who won 16.10 (106) to 16.8 (104).

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Marlion Pickett of the Tigers is tackled by Keidean Coleman of the Lions during the 2022 AFL Second Elimination Final match between the Brisbane Lions and the Richmond Tigers at The Gabba on September 1, 2022 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconMarlion Pickett of the Tigers is tackled by Keidean Coleman of the Lions during the 2022 elimination final match between the Brisbane Lions and the Richmond Tigers at the Gabba. Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

The 30-year-old, who was named one of Richmond’s best players for the night, finished with 23 disposals, six marks, five tackles, six intercept possessions, a goal assist, five score involvements, 13 pressure acts and three clearances.

Despite not featuring for the Lions, Busselton’s James Tunstill remains a chance to play in next weekend’s semi-final against Melbourne.

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