HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 20

HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 20

2nd August 2022

WITH the business end of the year approaching, the Hampden League’s AFL exports continue to produce strong displays, with numerous players recording big possession hauls and hitting the scoreboard in round 20 of the home and away season.

Sam Walsh

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Carlton Blues

Stats: 17 kicks, 23 handballs, 6 marks

Big numbers from the Cobden product with 40 touches, six clearances and six inside 50s but his Blues were upstaged by Adelaide.

Zach Merrett

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Essendon Bombers

Stats: 25 kicks, 13 handballs, 6 marks

Collected 38 possessions for the second successive week and was again easily one of the best players on the ground with 10 tackles, eight clearances, eight tackles and a goal in the Bombers victory over North Melbourne.

Rowan Marshall

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: St Kilda Saints

Stats: 21 kicks, 9 handballs, 9 marks

Producing a rich vein of form, with 30 disposals, 35 hit-outs, seven tackles, seven clearances and five inside 50s earning him best on ground honours in the Saints in their triumph over the Hawks.

Jamarra Ugle-Hagan

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Western Bulldogs

Stats: 6 kicks, 3 handballs, 6 marks

Backed up last week’s performance with 2.1 and six marks in the Bulldogs loss to Geelong.

Jamaine Jones

Home Club: Portland Tigers

AFL Club: West Coast Eagles

Stats: 10 kicks, 8 handballs, 1 mark

Continued his recent run of good form with a goal, three clearances and 18 possessions in the Eagles three point loss to the Gold Coast Suns.

Hugh McCluggage

Home Club: South Warrnambool Roosters

AFL Club: Brisbane Lions

Stats: 13 kicks, 13 handballs, 5 marks

Another 25 plus possession game from the South product, who also kicked a goal in the Lions defeat to Richmond.

Sean Darcy

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Fremantle Dockers

Stats: 7 kicks, 12 handballs, 2 marks

Undertook the task of taking on Max Gawn and won the hit-out battle 37-28 but Gawn’s Demons got the last laugh with victory.

Gary Rohan

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: Geelong Cats

Stats: 5 kicks, 2 handballs, 2 marks

Kicked two goals from seven touches but was subbed out of game after sustaining a concussion in the Cats victory over the Western Bulldogs.


Josh Corbett

Home Club: North Warrnambool Eagles

AFL Club: Gold Coast Suns

Kicked five goals from 17 touches in the Suns thrilling VFL win against Port Melbourne.

Lewis Taylor

Home Club: Terang Mortlake Bloods

AFL Club: Sydney Swans

Racked up 22 disposals in the Swans VFL win over Greater Western Sydney Giants.


Willem Drew

Home Club: Koroit Saints

AFL Club: Port Adelaide Power

Stats: 0 kicks, 0 handballs, 0 marks

Was selected as the Power’s medical sub but did not feature in their side’s narrow loss to Collingwood.

Ben Cunnington

Home Club: Cobden Bombers

AFL Club: North Melbourne Kangaroos

Was due to return via the VFL but his comeback was delayed a week after he entered the AFL’s health and safety protocols.

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