HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 6

HFNL AFL Wrap: Round 6

28th April 2023

PORT Adelaide’s Willem Drew put in a season best performance to help the Power to its fourth win of the year against West Coast last Saturday.

The Koroit product collected 25 touches, laid 10 tackles and kicked a goal as he was named among the best players, with six clearances also highlighting his influence in the 40 point win.

Portland export Jamaine Jones featured for the Eagles, with the wingman finishing the day with 22 touches and two tackles.

A night earlier, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan’s Western Bulldogs defeated Sean Darcy’s Fremantle in Perth.

Ugle-Hagan was productive with 16 touches but kicked three behinds for the Bulldogs, while Darcy was busy for the Dockers with 12 possessions, 53 hit-outs and a goal.

North Warrnambool’s Josh Corbett played his first game since joining the Dockers, starting as the sub and coming on to have four touches in the second half.

South Warrnambool’s Hugh McCluggage was prolific once again for the Brisbane Lions, with the midfielder finishing with 21 touches in their victory over GWS Giants.

McCluggage also laid six tackles and sent the ball inside 50 seven times, while he showed his work-rate to also have four rebound 50s and four clearances.

Geelong and Gary Rohan showed the competition the Cats had rediscovered their groove in a big win over Sydney.

Rohan had 11 touches and five tackles but missed out on kicking a bag of goals, instead finishing with 1.4 for the evening.

Big man Rowan Marshall helped St Kilda rebound from their first loss of the year, with the Saints defeating Carlton.

Marshall was busy for the Saints, recording 21 hit-outs, 17 touches and a goal, while Sam Walsh was once again Carlton’s best player, with the midfielder collecting 38 touches and having five clearances for the Blues.

Ben Cunnington had his best game of the season for the Kangaroos in their loss to Gold Coast Suns.

The midfielder finished with a team-high 27 touches and was busy at the stoppages, adding eight clearances and sending the ball into his side’s forward 50 on five occasions.

Essendon captain Zach Merrett rounded out the contingent of players, although he was in the stands for the Bombers Anzac Day loss due to a suspension.

He is due to return this week in the Bombers clash with Geelong.

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