McGovern hard to stop in Eagles win

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West Coast Eagle Jeremy McGovern.
Camera IconWest Coast Eagle Jeremy McGovern. Credit: AFL Photos

Former North Albany defender Jeremy McGovern produced a stellar intercept display for the West Coast Eagles as they beat Carlton at Marvel Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

McGovern, a triple All-Australian, was back to his best as the Eagles won their 14th game of the season to leave three teams locked on 56 points.

The 27-year-old finished with a game-high 13 marks as he regularly cut off the Blues, patrolling half-back with aplomb.

McGovern also had 18 disposals at 94 per cent efficiency and seven rebound 50s.

The Eagles are in a strong spot to challenge for a top two finish and McGovern looms as a key once again for the reigning premiers.

Pingaring’s Liam Baker also used the ball well in Richmond’s win over Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday night.

Baker, who played juniors for Lake Grace-Pingrup, had just 10 touches but all of them came at 100 percent efficiency.

Great Southern pair Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands were both named in the best players as Fremantle upset ladder leaders Geelong at Optus Stadium on Saturday.

Lake Grace-bred Fyfe racked up 27 possessions, four marks, 11 clearances and kicked two goals in a super display.

Sandilands, who hails from Mt Barker, also had a great impact with 15 touches, 39 hit outs and six inside 50s.

In a return to his home State, Railways junior Jordan Clark kicked a goal for Geelong to go with seven disposals and three tackles.

North Albany’s Marley Williams was impressive again for North Melbourne, named in their best contributors in the Friday night thriller over Hawthorn.

Williams collected 18 disposals and had three inside 50s as his terrific season at AFL level continues.

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