Collingwood’s Darcy Cameron finishes career best season in strong fashion despite going down to Essendon

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Darcy Cameron had a career best season with Collingwood.
Camera IconDarcy Cameron had a career best season with Collingwood. Credit: AFL Photos via Getty Images

Collingwood tall Darcy Cameron finished off the 2021 AFL premiership season in strong fashion despite the Magpies going down to Essendon in the final round of the regular season on Sunday.

The North Albany product played mostly forward in the 38-point loss at the MCG as their season came to an end. Cameron booted 1.1 from 14 disposals while taking nine marks and winning four hit-outs.

The 204cm Cameron has enjoyed a breakout season at AFL level, playing 18 games this season and kicking 22 goals.

Fellow North Albany product Mitch McGovern was a strong contributor for Carlton in their narrow 14-point defeat to Greater Western Sydney.

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McGovern kicked one goal to go with 13 touches, five marks and two tackles.

He managed just five games in a season derailed by injury.

Meanwhile, older brother and West Coast Eagles vice-captain Jeremy McGovern did not play for his side against Brisbane.

McGovern was omitted in the final round due to an ongoing hip injury, and the loss ended the Eagles’ faint finals hopes.

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