From thrilling draws to tough losses, it was an interesting weekend out for the South West’s AFL stars.
Manjimup’s Marlion Pickett featured in the shock draw between Richmond and Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Friday night, with both teams stuck on 7.10 (52) at the final siren.
The 30-year-old made a modest contribution to the midfield, finishing with 13 disposals, three marks, three tackles, three intercept possessions, three score involvements, 17 pressure acts, two clearances and four inside 50s.
Former HBL Lion Ethan Hughes did not feature for Fremantle for the second week in a row, while Bunbury’s Connor Blakely is still yet to feature in Fremantle’s best 22 and Busselton’s Jye Amiss continues his recovery from a kidney injury.
Busselton’s James Tunstill did not feature for Brisbane for the second week in a row in their 16.14 (110) to 14.9 (93) win over Gold Coast at the Gabba on Saturday.
Harvey’s Brady Hough continued to show promise in the West Coast Eagles’ 14.6 (90) to 10.2 (62) loss to St Kilda at Optus Stadium on Sunday, playing through the midfield.
The 19-year-old finished with 14 disposals, six marks, an intercept possession, a goal assist, two score involvements, 11 pressure acts, and five inside 50s.
Bunbury’s Isiah Winder once again did not feature for the Eagles despite an impressive showing in the WAFL last weekend.