Jeremy McGovern made a smooth return from a broken thumb in the Eagles win against Hawthorn

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West Coast Eagles’ vice captain Jeremy McGovern gets his handball away while being tackled by Hawks’ Jack Gunston.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagles’ vice captain Jeremy McGovern gets his handball away while being tackled by Hawks’ Jack Gunston. Credit: Paul Kane

North Albany product Jeremy McGovern was named in West Coast’s best players in their 32-point win over Hawthorn on Sunday afternoon after returning from a four-game absence with a broken thumb.

McGovern returned to the Eagles side seamlessly, a team that has now won seven games in a row as he combined with fellow defender Tom Barrass for 17 marks and 19 intercept possessions.

The Eagles’ vice-captain took eight marks from 16 disposals and had 11 intercept possessions along with three inside-50s.

Marley Williams looks for options against Brisbane Lions on Saturday.
Camera IconMarley Williams looks for options against Brisbane Lions on Saturday. Credit: Matt Roberts/AFL Photos

North Melbourne went down in a nailbiter to Brisbane, with North Albany junior Marley Williams picking up 10 touches, three marks and five intercept possessions in the one-point loss.

Darcy Cameron, also from North Albany, had little impact in Collingwood’s 56-point loss to Melbourne.

Ex-North Albany midfielder Declan Mountford continued his strong form for Claremont’s senior team as the Tigers recorded a 31-point WAFL win over East Perth. Mountford gathered 19 touches and six tackles to be named in the Tigers’ best, while Tyron Smallwood was also solid with 16 disposals and a goal.

Borden junior Anthony Davis impressed again with 10 touches and four marks while fellow tall defender Dylan Smallwood, who hails from Albany, picked up 13 disposals.

Darcy Cameron takes a mark against Melbourne’s Steven May.
Camera IconDarcy Cameron takes a mark against Melbourne’s Steven May. Credit: Glenn Hunt

The Tigers colts remain undefeated after a 40-point win over East Perth, with North Albany’s Alex Pearce and Albany’s Kieran Gowdie starring.

Pearce collected 22 touches, while Gowdie booted two goals from nine disposals and also had 14 hit-outs.

Denmark-Walpole ruckman Kalin Lane recorded 23 hit-outs in the win while Railways junior Jacob Blight gathered 15 disposals and four marks.

Former Royals junior Tom Edwards was named in the best players for Swan Districts reserves, kicking three goals in their nine-point defeat at the hands of South Fremantle.

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