Two goals from North Albany product Darcy Cameorn helps Collingwood upset Richmond
Albany’s Darcy Cameron stood tall in some crucial moments for Collingwood in their thrilling upset win against reigning premiers Richmond at the MCG on Sunday afternoon.
Cameron was pivotal in several contests in the last term as the Magpies won their first game under caretaker coach Robert Harvey and handed the two-time reigning premiers their fourth straight loss.
The North Albany product floated down towards the goal square in the opening few minutes of the last term and took a big pack mark before converting his second major to trim the margin to less than three goals.
Cameron took a big mark in the centre square as the Tigers looked to switch the ball.
With the game on the line, he soared above Tigers captain Trent Cotchin to reel in the mark and send his side inside forward 50.
With two minutes left in the game Cameron competed against four Tigers players in a marking contest, bringing the ball to ground which allowed teammate Josh Thomas to crumb and kick the goal that sealed the 16-point victory.
Harvey said Cameron’s mark in the middle of the ground was a pivotal moment.
“I think it was good just reading the kick because obviously they had to score so they’re always going to take that on,” Harvey said.
“I thought we could have done a few things a little bit better in the last three to four minutes but largely to get through with composure like that was pretty good.”
Cameron was influential in the win finishing with two goals from 13 touches and seven marks while he laid two tackles, had two clearances and five hit-outs.
It was a superb performance from the second-year Magpie, helping his club register their fifth win of the season.
Meanwhile Denmark-Walpole ruckman Kalin Lane finished with 16 hit-outs, six disposals, three tackles, two marks and kicked a behind for Brisbane Lions in their 109-point loss to Southport in the VFL on Sunday.
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