Williams shines for Shinboners

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Rhyce Shaw hugs Marley Williams after Friday’s win.
Camera IconRhyce Shaw hugs Marley Williams after Friday’s win. Credit: Getty

Former North Albany midfielder Marley Williams played a vital role in North Melbourne winning their second game in a row, downing Richmond by 37 points at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

Williams, who has played 109 AFL games across stints at Collingwood and now the Kangaroos, helped give Rhyce Shaw a winning start to his time as interim coach.

The Claremont product had a team-high seven rebound 50s in the Kangaroos’ upset win over the Tigers, in Shaw’s first week in charge as head coach after the departure of Brad Scott. He was polished in the back half with 15 disposals and four marks to go with his constant rebound from defence which was a key part of the Kangaroos winning back-to-back games.

Pingaring’s Liam Baker collected 17 touches, six marks, four inside 50s and laid five tackles for the Tigers in the defeat.

Fremantle superstar and Lake Grace junior Nat Fyfe was terrific for the Dockers in their thrilling win over Collingwood at the MCG on Saturday.

He finished with 32 possessions, as the Dockers won by four points.

Talented former North Albany defender Jeremy McGovern was among the West Coast Eagles best in their comfortable win over the Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on Sunday. McGovern was rarely beaten, racking up 16 touches and eight marks.

In the NEAFL, North Albany product Darcy Cameron kicked two goals to go with his 15 disposals as the Sydney Swans reserves were beaten by the Brisbane Lions.

North Albany junior Declan Mountford had 21 touches and laid seven tackles for Claremont in their league victory against the West Coast Eagles in the WAFL on Sunday. Ongerup-bred Angus Litherland was also busy for Subiaco with 22 possessions and eight marks as his side beat Peel Thunder on Sunday.

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