McGovern lives dream for Eagles

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Jeremy McGovern marks before the siren against Port.
Camera IconJeremy McGovern marks before the siren against Port. Credit: Getty

North Albany product Jeremy McGovern has lived a childhood dream on Saturday afternoon after booting the winning goal for the West Coast Eagles after the final siren against Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval.

McGovern pushed forward late in the last quarter where he took a contested mark from ruckman Scott Lycett’s centre square clearance with less than 30 seconds remaining.

His winning goal has all but sown up second spot for the Eagles.

In other AFL action former North Albany midfielder Marley Williams collected 18 disposals and five marks in North Melbourne’s seven-point loss to the Western Bulldogs on Sunday.

In the WAFL former Railways junior Jordan Clark impressed in his league debut on Saturday as Claremont came away 46-point winners against Perth.

Clark finished with 16 touches, six marks and five tackles.

Claremont’s Jordan Clark.
Camera IconClaremont’s Jordan Clark. Credit: Trevor Collens

Michael Bennell,who played for Albany, continues to impress at senior level for the Demons, kickingthree goals in the loss.

Ongerup-bred Angus Litherland continues to help Subiaco stay on top of the ladder after being in the Lions’ best again on the weekend. The reliable defender gathered 17 touches and five marks as his side easily beat West Perth.

Royals junior Steven Edwards was terrificin South Fremantle’s 30-point win over Swan Districts.

Former North Albany ruckman and current Sydney Swan Darcy Cameron continues to push his claims for a senior recall after yet another best-on-ground performance which included 72 hit-outs.

At SANFL level ex-North Albany tall Mitch McGovern kicked two goals after being overlooked for senior selection by Adelaide.

Declan Mountford, another North Albany product, will be hoping to play his first senior game of the season with North Melbourne after playing a pivotal role in the Kangaroos’ 20-point VFL win.

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