Williams again among Roos’ best

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North Melbourne’s Marley Williams (centre) sings the song after their win over the Western Bulldogs.
Camera IconNorth Melbourne’s Marley Williams (centre) sings the song after their win over the Western Bulldogs. Credit: Getty Images

Former North Albany midfielder Marley Williams produced another telling display in defence as his side North Melbourne won a thrilling match against the Western Bulldogs at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

Williams played at Collingwood before making the switch to the Kangaroos and has thrived in his defensive role there, playing every game thus far in 2018 and 13 games last season after the trade.

The rebounding defender won some pivotal one-on-one contests for his side in their epic two-point win that kept them inside the top eight.

Williams collected 16 disposals at 75 per cent efficiency to go with five marks, two tackles and four inside 50s.

Ex-North Albany key position player Jeremy McGovern stood tall for the West Coast Eagles in their loss to Essendon on Thursday night at Optus Stadium.

Meanwhile in the WAFL, Albany product Michael Bennell was again a stand-out performer for Perth in their league clash with West Perth.

Bennell’s remarkable start to his league career continued, booting three goals from 15 touches and three inside 50s, but his side went down by 21 points.

The livewire forward has now kicked 14 goals in his first four games at league level.

Ongerup-bred defender Angus Litherland kicked a goal and had 12 possessions for Subiaco as they were 82-point winners over Swan Districts in their league fixture.

Ex-Royals midfielder Morgan Davies returned to Claremont’s league side with a solid game as his side beat East Perth.

Albany’s Dylan Smallwood took nine marks across half-back to go with 15 touches.

Railways junior Bailey Bennett and Denmark-Walpole product Jesse Laurie were both named in the Tigers reserves’ best players.

Ex-Royals big man Hamish McMorran was named in the Tigers colts’ best.

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