Four-way tie sets up thrilling finish in Albany Advertiser footballer of the year award
A four-way tie at the top of the Albany Advertiser footballer of the year voting after nine rounds suggests this year’s Kleemann Medal race will be a thriller.
With six rounds remaining, star Royals midfielders Michael McGlade and Cameron Allison share the lead with Railways brothers Logan and Bodhi Stubber.
The two duos from the top two teams in the Great Southern Football League have guided their side to eight victories already this season.
Bodhi Stubber, Allison and McGlade have polled in five matches this season while Logan Stubber has earned votes in four games.
All four of them have 11 points to their name.
McGlade held the lead after the first five rounds of fixtures on eight votes ahead of the Stubber brothers, Railways’ Matt Palfrey and Denmark-Walpole star Jayden Woods all on six votes while Allison was on five.
But the Railways duo and Allison have closed the gap in the past four rounds.
Logan Stubber received three votes against Denmark-Walpole in round four, Albany in round five and Mt Barker in round eight.
He also polled two votes in his side’s victory against North Albany in round six.
Allison polled three votes in rounds four and six, secured two votes in rounds three and eight, plus one vote in the Lions’ win over the Kangas at the weekend.
Bodhi Stubber, the Tigers captain, has polled maximum votes in rounds one and seven, two votes in rounds three and nine, and one vote in round four.
McGlade started off the season in red-hot form with two best on ground performances in rounds two and three before polling two votes in rounds four and seven, and one vote in round eight.
The four-way tie sets up an intriguing finish to the award in the run to finals.
Hot on the heels of the leaders is Woods with 10 votes including three best-on-ground performances.
However, Woods could miss games after he injured his hamstring in the Magpies’ loss to the Tigers at the weekend.
Albany Advertiser Footballer of the Year
11: Logan Stubber (RAIL)
Cameron Allison (ROY)
Bodhi Stubber (RAIL)
Michael McGlade (ROY)
10: Jayden Woods (DW)
7: Jayden Scott (RAIL)
6: Brett Peake (ALB)
Matt Palfrey (RAIL)
5: Cameron Jones (ALB)
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