Recap

POSSIBLE number one draft selection Luke Davies-Uniacke stamped his authority as one of the best players in the 2017 draft pool, starring in Vic Country’s 12-point win over the Allies at Blacktown on Sunday.

In what was a high quality game and had a seesawing second half, 187cm and 85kg midfielder Davies-Uniacke used his strong frame in the contest to gather a game-high 34 disposals, 10 marks, five inside 50s and four clearances.

The AFL Academy member was a standout in their loss to the Northern Blues back in April and has continue to show his ball winning abilities at school football level for Haileybury College.

Fellow AFL Academy midfielders Paddy Dow (21 disposals, six clearances and one goal) and Hunter Clark (21 disposals) were also among Country’s best players in the second game of the NAB AFL Under 18 Championships.

Dow showed his burst from the stoppages, with his goal just before half time vital in giving Country the lead going into the main break. James Worpel had a game-high 11 tackles working hard on the inside.

Bendigo Pioneer Kane Farrell returned to form with 21 disposals after a quiet few weeks at TAC Cup level, while Murray Bushranger Ben Paton rebounded the ball well out of defence finishing with 22 disposals.

Geelong Falcons bottom-agers Ed McHenry (23 disposals and eight tackles) and Sam Walsh (22 disposals) were impressive through the midfield and up forward.

Tasmanian Hugh Dixon booted three third-quarter goals to kick start the Allies’ third term, seeing them boot four goals to one, to take the lead at three quarter time. But it was all Vic Country in the final quarter, where they booted four goals to none.

Likely top five selection Jarrod Brander shone at centre half back relishing in the new role compiling 20 disposals, rebounding it well out of defensive 50 on nine occasions.

GWS Academy midfielder Nicholas Shipley was the Allies highest disposal winner with 21 disposals, impacting the game through the midfield.

Tasmanian bottom ager and North Melbourne Next Generation Academy member Tarryn Thomas showed his class with 18 disposals and looms as an early pick in 2018.

Small midfielder Charlie Spargo finished the day with 18 disposals and six tackles, while small forward Jack Hardman was impressive early booting a goal in the first quarter for the Allies.

Sydney Swans Academy member Luke Robertson suffered a nasty broken leg in the opening quarter, with the game being halted while he was carried from the field.

The Allies will travel to play South Australia next Saturday in a televised match on Fox Footy at 10.10am, while Vic Country have the bye.

ALLIES                        2.2      4.3      8.5         8.8 (56)      
VIC COUNTRY           2.2       5.3     6.5       10.8 (68)                  

GOALS
ALLIES: Dixon 3, Simington 2, Hardman, Powell, Blakey
VIC COUNTRY: Barzen 2Handley, Meek, McHenry, Dow, Daniels, Butts, Ling, De Koning

BEST
ALLIES: 
Shipley, Brander, Thomas, Dixon, Spargo, Hardman
VIC COUNTRY: 
Davies-Uniacke, Dow, Walsh, McHenry, Clark, Paton

Details

DateTimeLeagueSeason
June 11, 201712:30 pmUnder 18s Championships2017

Venue

Blacktown International Sportspark

Results

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4GoalsBehindsTotal
Allies142753568856
Vic Country1433416810868

Allies

# PlayerPositionKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GL
1Charlie Spargo-117184811601200
2Jack Hardman-6915288203701
3Brodie Foster-114153412201120
5Zac Bailey-8412357602210
6Jack Powell-79161105404001
7Sam Davidson-347215700020
10James Bell-459136101420
11Brendan Myers-12416488001050
14Jack Clayton-6713376400010
18Jake Hinds-144189316100120
22Tarryn Thomas-711186811600610
23Luke Robertson-000000000010
24Kwaby Boakye-6612339200110
25Harry Simington-549627100002
26Nicholas Shipley-7142131111607100
31Tom Highmore-7613567300020
33Jarrod Brander-128204711100090
34Nicholas Blakey-123154312401401
35Hugh Dixon-58133113400113
36Jack Payne-7310528000110
38Connor Ballenden-628317240300
39Brayden Crossley-78151871195220
40Nathan Richards-66124752112100
 Total 1691363057912618265342837338

Vic Country

# PlayerPositionKHBDMCPUPTHOCLRI50R50GL
1Kane Farrell-183218317001260
2Samuel Walsh-10122231012401130
3Jye Caldwell-89171215101110
4Gryan Miers-109196217500400
5Ben Paton-148227317200140
6Aiden Quigley-911204814401100
9Luke Davies-Uniacke-17173410926304520
10Brent Daniels-612183135204401
12Edward McHenry-815235517801141
13Ethan Floyd-549327000100
15Paddy Dow-9122141211206311
16David Handley-127196513301521
17Zane Barzen-120127111200300
19Matthew Ling-69155512202101
20Tom De Koning-5914477093301
21Hunter Clark-1110212713500200
22Jordon Butts-115168214200401
25Oscar Clavarino-9514758000130
28James Worpel-410140871103110
33Changkuoth Jiath-6814367300110
36Cody Henness-75124395000100
37Joshua Jaska-4711256601000
38Lloyd Meek-581321134166101
 Total 20619540110413426874253547288
K
169
206
HB
136
195
D
305
401
M
79
104
CP
126
134
UP
182
268
T
65
74
HO
34
25
CLR
28
35
I50
37
47
R50
33
28
GL
8
8

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