McGovern takes a screamer for Crows

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Adelaide’s Mitch McGovern celebrates a goal .
Camera IconAdelaide’s Mitch McGovern celebrates a goal . Credit: James Elsby AFL Media/Getty Images

Former North Albany forward Mitch McGovern has booted a career-high five goals and taken a mark of the year contender in Adelaide’s convincing 55-point win over Carlton in round 7 of the AFL season.

McGovern, who was re-signed by the Crows last season, had kicked six goals in the first six rounds of the season before enjoying a break-out night at Adelaide Oval on Saturday.

The talented forward booted a career-best five goals to go with 16 possessions and nine marks, five of which came inside the forward 50.

McGovern soared above a pack in the third term to take a huge mark and went back to slot his third goal, and the grab has been recognised as a round 7 mark of the year nomination.

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Adelaide’s Mitch McGovern flies for a big mark against Carlton.
Camera IconAdelaide’s Mitch McGovern flies for a big mark against Carlton. Credit: AFL Media/Getty Images

Lake Grace product Nat Fyfe and Mt Barker’s Aaron Sandilands also impressed across the weekend, with both among Fremantle’s best players in their disappointing 77-point loss to Richmond at the MCG on Sunday.

Fyfe gathered 33 disposals, nine marks and 12 clearances, while Sandilands had 11 touches, 48 hit-outs and three inside-50s.

In the WAFL, former West Coast and St Kilda tall Beau Maister was among Claremont’s best players in their 20-point league loss to Peel Thunder on Saturday.

Maister, who hails from Railways, kicked four goals from nine disposals and six marks.

Ex-Royals midfielder Morgan Davies finished with 17 possessions and seven tackles for the Tigers.

Mt Barker’s Ben Saunders injured a hamstring after collecting eight touches for South Fremantle in their league win over Swan Districts.

In the reserves, North Albany junior Addison Dew was among the Tigers’ best players with 18 touches and six marks, while yet again Great Southern footballer Tyron Smallwood was influential for the Tigers’ colts team with 20 possessions and a goal.

In the NEAFL, former North Albany ruckman Darcy Cameron had another strong display for Sydney’s reserves side, again named in the best players.

Cameron kicked a goal and rucked strongly for the Swans in their one-point loss to Aspley.

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