Another big colts game from Tigers ruckman Kalin Lane to improve his draft chances

Taj StubberAlbany Advertiser
Claremont’s Kalin Lane handballs.
Camera IconClaremont’s Kalin Lane handballs. Credit: The Sunday Times/Daniel Wilkins

Highly touted draft prospect and Denmark-Walpole ruckman Kalin Lane impressed in Claremont colts’ first loss of the 2020 WAFL season on Saturday.

Lane’s draft stocks continue to rise after another stellar performance in the ruck and was named in the Tigers best as they went down to East Fremantle by 21 points in round seven.

The 202cm Great Southern ruckman had 29 hit-outs to go with 12 disposals and five tackles but his side was unable to stay undefeated.

Lane is averaging just over 22 hit-outs and 12 disposals in seven games this season.

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Former North Albany junior Alex Pearce again collected plenty of the ball in the middle of the ground.

The hard running midfielder had 22 touches, four inside-50s, three marks and two tackles for the Tigers.

Albany key forward Kieran Gowdie picked up nine possessions from four marks and seven hit-outs.

Tyron Smallwood responded to his omission from the Tigers league team with a strong performance in the reserves.

Smallwood, who played for Royals and Albany, was named in the best players in the Tigers reserves 26-point win over the Sharks.

He was joined in the best players by Borden tall Anthony Davis, who is also trying to push his way back into the team.

Ex-North Albany forward Corey Hitchcock kicked 1.2 in the win.

Fellow North Albany product Declan Mountford picked up 19 disposals in the Tigers thrilling five-point league win over the Sharks.

Royals product Tom Edwards booted two goals for Swan Districts reserves after being named a league emergency for the second week in a row.

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