Denmark-Walpole ruckman Kalin Lane named in Claremont colts best players are impressing in front of AFL scouts

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Great Southern products Kieran Gowdie, Kalin Lane and Jacob Blight are their round one win for Claremont colts.
Camera IconGreat Southern products Kieran Gowdie, Kalin Lane and Jacob Blight are their round one win for Claremont colts.

Denmark-Walpole giant Kalin Lane impressed in front of several AFL talent scouts in round one of the WAFL colts competition, named in Claremont’s best players as they defeated Subiaco.

Lane was one of three Great Southern products to feature in their 13-point win on Saturday with Albany’s Keiran Gowdie and Railways junior Jacob Blight also playing.

As the Tigers first-choice ruckman, Lane’s follow-up work and contested marking around the ground was a highlight in just his second WAFL colts game.

He had nine disposals and nine hit-outs.

Blight played an important role in the Tigers defence, as he took seven marks and racked up 18 touches along with three tackles.

Gowdie kicked one goal from four disposals while he also had 14 hit-outs, as a back-up to Lane.

Kalin Lane and Cameron Dean contest the ruck in the colts.
Camera IconKalin Lane and Cameron Dean contest the ruck in the colts. Credit: Jackson Flindell

Jerramungup junior and Royals product Tom Baldwin made his league debut for Claremont along with Borden teenager Anthony Davis as they upset the reigning premiers.

The Tigers handed Subiaco just their second loss since the 2017 grand final.

Baldwin has played colts and reserves for the past three seasons for the Tigers while Davis was a part of the colts premiership last year before stepping up into the seniors this year.

Baldwin collected nine possessions and two marks in a lively display while Davis battled hard down back to finish with seven possessions, three marks and three tackles.

Tyron Smallwood gathered 12 disposals and five marks while older brother Dylan Smallwood was strong in defence with three marks and tackles from eight disposals.

Railways junior and second-year Geelong rising star Jordan Clark will not require surgery after dislocating his right shoulder against Collingwood on Thursday night.

The Cats are hopeful he can return this season.

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