Round three of the Bupa Tasmanian State League saw the Blues push a case for being a premiership fancy, Clarence storm back into form after the bye and the Magpies cause an upset win over the reigning premier.
We want to know who you considered to be the premier defenders, midfielders and forwards of the round.
In this edition we are taking a look at the midfielders, with nominations very hard to choose after a raft of impressive performances. Honourable mentions go to Launceston star Jake Hinds, who played a key role in a big Launceston win and Clarence hard nut Brady Jones, who delivered a typically impressive game against the Demons.
Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)
One of the most decorated Tasmanian footballers of the modern era, Glenorchy star Jaye Bowden keeps on keeping on, playing a starring role in the Pies’ upset win over the reigning premier at UTAS Stadium.
Bowden dominated while in the middle of the ground, but also impressed in a string of other roles, including half back and up forward to finish with two goals and three RACT Insurance Player of the Year votes, an award he has won a stunning three times.
Glenorchy, led by Bowden appear to be in some ominous touch, giving every indication that both Jaye and the Magpies are set for a big season of footy.
Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston)
Brodie Palfreyman played a dominant role through the middle of the ground in Launceston’s impressive win over Lauderdale at Lauderdale Oval.
Palfreyman found plenty of the football, displaying his skills as both a clearance and line breaking player.
Lauderdale’s midfield had no answer for Palfreyman, who pushed forward to also kick a goal and set up several others in a best on ground performance that earned him three votes in the RACTI Player of the Year count.
There is no doubting that Palfreyman is a bona fide star of the competition and will be the cause of many a headache for opposition coaches as the year progresses.