Career-high effort for Mountford

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser

North Albany product Declan Mountford has again showed impressive signs for North Melbourne as one of their better performers in a heavy defeat to Collingwood at Etihad Stadium last Saturday night.

After playing just one game in the first 12 rounds of the AFL season, Mountford forced his way back into the Kangaroos line-up in round 13 and has played every game since. Drafted by the Kangaroos in 2015, Mountford has shone at VFL level and is now putting together a solid season at senior level, averaging almost 15 disposals in his nine games so far.

Against the Magpies, the hard-running midfielder collected 19 possessions, four marks, laid four tackles and kicked a goal, despite his side going down by 54 points.

His 19 disposals was a career-high effort.

Ex-North Albany junior Mitch McGovern was part of Adelaide’s emphatic showdown victory over Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Sunday night but he failed to kick a goal in the 84-point thumping.

McGovern finished with 10 touches, three marks and two inside 50s. The in-demand forward is also out of contract at the end of this season, as Fremantle and West Coast pursue the Claremont product in returning home.

Lake Grace star Nat Fyfe was among Fremantle’s best players in their victory over Gold Coast Suns at Domain Stadium on Saturday night.

Fyfe had 29 disposals, 10 marks, five clearances and six inside 50s in a dominant display from the 2015 Brownlow medallist.

Jeremy McGovern, who also hails from North Albany, played up forward for the Eagles in their eight-point loss to St Kilda at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The utility kicked an early goal to go with his 17 touches, six marks and six rebound 50s.

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