Round 15 was on the most part highly competitive with three results within 27 points margins. As a result we see a wide range of representation with all but one club featuring.
Since suspension Thor Boscott has been in the last three Team of the Week sides! James Webb has also been a surprise packet for the resurgent Glenorchy and has been in the last three all star outfits, across different positions. Brayden Webb again appears, the Premiership pie doesn’t spend too many weeks outside of the best 22 in the competition.
Tom Mundy, Ben Reynolds and Haydn Smith are all newcomers to Team of the Week selection, getting their first gong after eye catching games in Round 15.
Jordon Arnold (Glenorchy)
Arnold continued his stellar 2017 campaign with another impressive performance in the back half. Arnold was again a fantastic user of the football and was instrumental in setting up the Magpies’ victory.
Josh McGuinness (Lauderdale)
McGuinness’s running game came to the fore throughout the second half when Lauderdale got on top of the Tigers. The absence of Tigers forward Daniel Archer freed up McGuinness and he put the Tigers to the sword.
Sherrin Egger (Devonport)
Showed class and maturity beyond his years from defence for the Pies, and even snuck forward to hit the scoreboard in the third term. One of the genuine young stars of the comp.
Tyran Mansell (North Launceston)
Underlined his status as an emerging star of the league with an excellent performance in defence for North Launceston. Rarely beaten in the contest and assured disposal by hand and foot.
Tom Mundy (Burnie)
Started the game up forward, but stayed in the same area of the ground with the Dockers kicking against the wind in the second quarter. Put on a superb display of reading the play and giving his team the drive forward they needed to stay in the game for as long as they did.
Tim Castle (Clarence)
In a severely undermanned backline, Tim Castle stood up for the ‘Roos, handling the difficult task of manning young gun Harrison Gunther with aplomb. Castle was successful in keeping Gunther goalless, while providing countless contests inside defensive 50.
Rhys Mott (Glenorchy)
Glenorchy’s victory came off the back of superior ball use under immense pressure, and Rhys Mott’s efforts were exemplary of this. Mott used his natural kicking ability sublimely against Clarence, with his ability to handle the pressure being thrown at him and to still use the ball cleanly a telling factor in this result.
Will Campbell (Hobart City Demons)
Provided run and dash through the midfield, but it was two long range goals in the second that really broke the game open. Clearance work was impressive.
Robbie McManus (Lauderdale)
One of Lauderdale’s on-field generals, McManus led from the front, kicking two majors playing off a wing and collecting close to 40 touches.
James Webb (Glenorchy)
James Webb had an electric afternoon at Blundstone Arena, finishing with five goals, including two in the opening term, to set the ball in motion for a memorable Glenorchy victory. Webb used the ball efficiently by foot and proved to be a handful for Clarence.
Thor Boscott (Lauderdale)
Boscott singlehandedly destroyed the Tigers with a massive bag of nine goals, playing predominantly through the midfield. Boscott had three goals to his name at half time, but kicked a further six throughout the final two terms to finish with a personal best haul.
Zac Webster (Glenorchy)
Webster delivered arguably his best performance in the black and white this season, kicking two goals in a role that saw him split his time between the wing and attacking 50. Webster was able to use his natural speed, sound decision-making and clean disposal use to seriously hurt the ‘Roos. A performance like this will leave the Glenorchy faithful licking their lips at what Webster may be able to do in the remainder of 2017.
Josh Williamson (Hobart City Demons)
Was very dangerous and lively throughout on a day where the footy was anything but. Followed a great mark with a very nice goal in the third in one of the highlights of the day.
Ben Reynolds (Glenorchy)
Reynolds provided a big marking target up forward for the Magpies all day, finishing with three majors in an impressive display. Reynolds’ seemed to have no troubles taking contested grabs and further stretched an already undermanned Clarence back six with his height and marking ability.
Bradley Cox-Goodyer (North Launceston)
Similar to Avent, Cox Goodyer showed the way for his younger teammates when it mattered most, regularly bullocking his way through the sticky West Park centre in the second half and capping off his good work with four goals.
Haydn Smith (Lauderdale)
Lauderdale’s primary big man won the ruck duel against Tigers FC counterpart Marcus Gardner. Was prolific around the ground, particularly throughout the second half as the Bombers took control.
Brayden Webb (Glenorchy)
Brayden Webb did as Brayden Webb does against the ‘Roos, finishing as the standout midfielder of the match. Webb’s work around stoppages was second-to-none, with his clearance efforts a decisive factor in the Magpie victory.
Jackson O’Brien (Clarence)
O’Brien did all he could to drag Clarence over the line on the weekend, with his work around midfield keeping the ‘Roos in the match after Glenorchy’s rampant opening term. O’Brien’s clearance work was highly impressive in a performance that pleased his coach Jeromey Webberley.
Harry Walters (Burnie)
Spent plenty of time in the forward half of the ground and played one of his best games for the season. Kicked one goal which could have easily been more and had a hand in a couple of others.
Hugh Williams (Hobart City Demons)
Part of a well organised and settled Demons’ defence, he was key in getting the ball out of Devonport’s forward-line as an extra number back there..
Jack Avent (North Launceston)
With North Launceston needing an improvement in the second half, it was Avent who answered the coach’s call with a dominant performance through the middle of the ground. Kicked 1.2 in the last quarter himself to help propel the Bombers to victory.
Rhys Sutton (Lauderdale)
The Bombers wingman once again had a standout performance, as he continues his strong form throughout season 2017. His use of the ball by foot in particular was a standout.
Big Callan Dell is very unlucky to miss the cut. The most dominant forward on the ground and seemingly got everything that came his way. Only a hamstring complaint that ended his day before three quarter stopped him from ending his day with a big bag.
Young Mitch Anderton again impressed for the Bombers. The backman was influential in restricting the away side to just 7 goals for the game.
Campbell Hooker had a good game for the Bombers as one of the fringe players making strides and snaring his opportunity in the best 22.
Bailey Boag was exceptional for the Burnie Dockers in another fine defensive performance from a star on the rise.
Lewis Hollmer kicked a couple of crucial goals and had an impact for the Northern Bombers.