North Albany junior Darcy Cameron impressed in Collingwood’s loss on Sunday, booting two goals including his first career goal

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Darcy Cameron celebrates one of his two goals he kicked against the West Coast Eagles on Sunday.
Camera IconDarcy Cameron celebrates one of his two goals he kicked against the West Coast Eagles on Sunday. Credit: Getty Images/Paul Kane

Former North Albany junior Darcy Cameron will not forget his first quarter against the West Coast Eagles, booting his first AFL career goal on Sunday afternoon at Optus Stadium.

The 204cm ruck-forward was recalled to the Magpies team and made an immediate impact, slotting his first AFL goal just over two minutes into the game after receiving a 50m penalty.

Just 10 minutes later, Cameron floated in from the side of the pack to take a strong mark and then calmly went back from 50m out and booted his second major to help the Magpies lead at quarter-time.

Cameron impressed for the Magpies in his first AFL match in WA, finishing with eight disposals and three marks along with his two goals as his side went down by 66 points, with the Eagles kicking 17 of the next 18 goals after quarter time.

Darcy Cameron is congratulated by teammates after kicking his first AFL goal.
Camera IconDarcy Cameron is congratulated by teammates after kicking his first AFL goal. Credit: Getty Images/Paul Kane

Fellow North Albany product and Eagles vice-captain Jeremy McGovern was a late withdrawal with a thumb injury.

Standing at the same height as Cameron, Denmark-Walpole ruckman Kalin Lane’s stocks keep rising after being named in Claremont colts’ best players again, this time in their 87-point win over Swan Districts in the WAFL on Saturday.

Lane dominated in the ruck and around the ground to finish with 16 touches, four marks, 29 hit-outs and three inside 50s along with a number of clearances.

Albany forward Kieran Gowdie also impressed in the win, booting two goals from 16 possessions, three marks and 14 hit-outs.

North Albany junior Declan Mountford returned to the Tigers league side that beat the Swans by 37 points.

He hit the ground running with 18 disposals, five marks and seven tackles.

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