Career-best display from Magpie Darcy Cameron on Anzac Day

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Collingwood’s Darcy Cameron celebrates kicking the opening goal on Anzac Day.
Camera IconCollingwood’s Darcy Cameron celebrates kicking the opening goal on Anzac Day. Credit: Getty Images

Former North Albany big man Darcy Cameron has starred on the big stage, booting three goals in Collingwood’s Anzac Day defeat at the hands of Essendon at the MCG on Sunday.

It was a career-best performance from the 205cm ruckman as he finished with 22 disposals, three clearances, 400m gained, and kicked 3.1 to be among the Magpies’ best players.

Cameron’s day out began in the first 30 seconds of the blockbuster with the Bombers, as he pounced on a loose ball and snapped the opening goal of the match to give the Magpies a perfect start.

The 25-year-old is in his second season with the Magpies after being traded from Sydney.

Magpies’ Darcy Cameron celebrates kicking the first goal of the game.
Camera IconMagpies’ Darcy Cameron celebrates kicking the first goal of the game. Credit: Getty Images

Cameron forced his way back into the Magpies’ senior team in round five against the Eagles and was terrific for his side up forward on Anzac Day.

The Magpies, however, went down by 24 points in front of more than 78,000 fans, and it was his first appearance in the special fixture between the two clubs.

Since crossing from the Swans, where he played only one AFL game, Cameron has played 12 matches for the Magpies.

On a sour note, fellow North Albany product Jeremy McGovern went down with injury in round six as West Coast were thrashed by Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.

Acting Eagles skipper Jeremy McGovern leaves the field with a trainer in the loss to Geelong.
Camera IconActing Eagles skipper Jeremy McGovern leaves the field with a trainer in the loss to Geelong. Credit: Getty Images

McGovern was the acting Eagles skipper and was subbed out of the game with a groin injury in the second term.

The key defender had collected seven touches and four marks before he came from the field.

Railways juniorJordan Clarkwas the medical sub for the Cats and came on late in the game to grab five touches and three marks as his side finished 97-point winners.

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