Williams wins 100-game milestone thriller over Lions

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Milestone man Marley Williams.
Camera IconMilestone man Marley Williams. Credit: Jason O'Brien Getty Images

North Albany product Marley Williams celebrated his 100th AFL game with a thrilling three-point win over Brisbane on Saturday.

Williams, who began his career at Collingwood before moving to the Kangaroos at the end of the 2016 season, has been a rock in defence for the Kangaroos playing every game this season.

The shutdown defender impressed in his milestone match, collecting 13 disposals, laying five tackles and had two inside 50s.

Pingaring bred and Lake Grace-Pingrup junior Liam Baker played his second AFL gameand stood out again in Richmond’s tense three-point win over Geelong on Friday night.

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Baker was lively inside forward 50 for the Tigers kicking two behinds to go with 14 disposals.

Ongerup-bred defender Angus Litherland was named in Subiaco’s best on the weekend as they ran out comfortable 52-point winners over Swan Districts in the WAFL competition.

Litherland collected 16 disposals, four marks and two tackles as his side continue their march towards the finals.

Royals junior Steven Edwards impressed in South Fremantle’s five-point league win over West Perth on Saturday, collecting 15 disposals, three marks and four tackles.

Travis Abbott, who played for Albany, was named in South Fremantle reserves’ best as they fell five points short of the Falcons. Abbott reeled in seven marks to go with 19 disposals down back.

Claremont, East Fremantle and Perth all had a bye on the weekend.

In the NEAFL, former North Albany ruckman Darcy Cameron continuesto push his claims for a senior recall to the Sydney Swans after another dominant performance. He racked up 28 disposals, won 48 hit-outs, took 13 marks and booted two goals as his side went down by 61 points.

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