Litherland and Saunders named in WAFL squad

Cameron NewboldAlbany Advertiser
Ben Saunders accepting the Simpson Medal after his dominant display for WA last year.
Camera IconBen Saunders accepting the Simpson Medal after his dominant display for WA last year. Credit: Rob Prezioso/AFL Media

Great Southern pair Angus Litherland and Ben Saunders have been named in the initial WAFL squad of 33 players for the upcoming State game against the South Australian National Football League.

The game will be played at Adelaide Oval on Saturday, May 12, with Ongerup-raised Litherland in line to make his debut for the Black Swans if selected.

Mt Barker’s Saunders, who was played in the WAFL match in Albany on Saturday, won the Simpson Medal as WA’s best player in last year’s State win over Victoria after a brilliant six-goal haul.

If chosen, this would be Saunders’ fourth State outing and the mercurial forward has an outstanding record when representing WA.

Meanwhile former North Albany ruckman Darcy Cameron played his best game of the season, named in the best players for Sydney’s reserves team in their nine-point loss to Gold Coast last Saturday.

Pressing his claims for an AFL debut, Cameron finished with outstanding numbers as he gathered 27 possessions, 12 marks, nine tackles, 33 hit-outs, six clearances and seven inside-50s.

He also spent time forward, kicking two goals to cap a terrific day.

Gnowangerup’s Timm House continues to put his name up for an AFL debut as well, after a best-afield display for Geelong’s VFL team at the weekend.

The sturdy defender had 29 disposals, six marks and 12 rebound 50s in his side’s victory.

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