Baker steps up in upset win over Power

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Richmond small forward Liam Baker.
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Pingaring-bred forward Liam Baker has made a solid return to Richmond’s senior side, helping the Tigers beat Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday night.

Playing his first AFL game of the season and fourth since being picked up in the 2018 rookie draft, Baker, who played for Lake Grace-Pingrup, kicked an important goal to go with 17 disposals in the Tigers’ front half. Baker had three inside 50s, three marks and two clearances in a pleasing performance. .

North Albany product Mitch McGovern kicked three goals for Carlton on Sunday but it was not enough to prevent his side from going down to Gold Coast in a thriller at Metricon Stadium.

McGovern had just six possessions and three marks but kicked three majors and helped the Blues hit the front.

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He limped from the ground but returned in the dying stages as the Blues lost by two points.

Carlton forward Mitch McGovern.
Camera IconCarlton forward Mitch McGovern. Credit: Getty Images

West Coast Eagles defender and North Albany junior Jeremy McGovern played his part in the Eagles’ victory over Fremantle in the Western Derby at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.

The older McGovern brother took nine marks, had four rebound 50s and collected 16 disposals in a polished display down back, as the Eagles held on by 13 points.

Railways product and Geelong first-year defender Jordan Clark re-signed with the Cats for two seasons last week, committing to the club until 2022.

Ex-North Albany ruckman Darcy Cameron impressed in his second game of the NEAFL season for the Sydney Swans as he works his way back from a knee injury. In his third season on the Swans’ list, Cameron was among their best players in the reserves as they beat Gold Coast by 38 points on Sunday. Cameron kicked two goals, gathered 17 possessions and took seven marks.

In the WAFL, livewire Perth forward Michael Bennell booted the winner for the Demons as they beat South Fremantle by three points in a round 2 thriller at Fremantle Community Bank Oval.

The Albany product kicked three goals, all of which came in the second half, and his final goal was the most important as the Demons won their second game of the season. Bennell had five touches and three marks and laid six tackles in the win.

North Albany junior Declan Mountford was among Claremont’s best players in their league win over West Perth.

Mountford, returning from a stint with North Melbourne, had 20 disposals, five marks and eight tackles to be part of a strong Tigers midfield that propelled their team to a 56-point win.

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