Railways product Jordan Clark impresses in return for Geelong but Giants cause upset

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Geelong’s Jordan Clark gathers possession against Greater Western Sydney.
Camera IconGeelong’s Jordan Clark gathers possession against Greater Western Sydney. Credit: Getty Images

Albany speedster Jordan Clark made an impressive return to Geelong’s senior side but his team fell 19 points short against Greater Western Sydney in round 21 on Friday night.

The Cats fell to their fifth loss of the season and despite Clark’s strong showing, he missed a great opportunity to goal in the final term to get his side within three points of the Giants.

Clark, who hails from Railways, had a set shot from close range but his kick sprayed wide.

However, he finished the game with 18 possessions, five tackles, four marks, five score involvements and three inside-50s after not being used as the medical substitute last week.

North Albany’s Darcy Cameron kicked one goal from 11 touches, five marks and 10 hit-outs in Collingwood’s 19-point loss to Hawthorn on Sunday.

High-flying North Albany forward Mitch McGovern continues to find form after returning from injury, booting 2.4 from six marks and 15 disposals in Carlton’s 49-point win over Sandringham in the VFL on Saturday.

Claremont’s Declan Mountford looks for options against Subiaco.
Camera IconClaremont’s Declan Mountford looks for options against Subiaco. Credit: The West Australian/Justin Benson-Cooper

In the WAFL, Railways junior Jacob Blight made his league debut in round 18 for Claremont on Saturday but the Tigers fell five points short of Subiaco.

Blight played in defence and collected eight possessions and laid three tackles after some impressive reserves form in recent weeks.

Gnowangerup forward Timm House booted three goals to go with 14 touches and seven marks, named in the Tigers best players in his second league game.

North Albany’s Declan Mountford (14 disposals), Borden’s Anthony Davis (13 disposals, four marks and five tackles) and Jerramungup and Royals junior Tom Baldwin (10 possessions) also played league.

Ex-Royals forward Tom Edwards had a day out in the reserves as he kicked 5.3 to go with 16 touches and nine marks for Swan Districts as they thrashed Peel Thunder by 105 points.

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