Round nine of the Bupa Tasmanian State League season has been run and won, with the southern and northern Bombers notching important wins, and the Blues bouncing back onto the winners list in style.
With such a big round of footy now behind us, we want to know who you considered to be the round’s standout defender, midfielder, and forward.
Several key midfielders impressed over the course of the round, with a returning Blue and a consistent Bomber standing out.
Jobi Harper (Launceston)
Already with a decorated footballing resume, Jobi Harper has slotted seamlessly back into life in the TSL, delivering a standout performance against the Demons.
Coming off the back of some serious injuries, Harper looks within striking distance of emerging once again as one of the state’s premier players.
Harper displayed his capacity to hit the scoreboard with two majors against the Dees, and will add serious power to a midfield that will be without Jay Blackberry for much of the season.
The former South Launceston premiership player had over 25 disposals. Expect him to continue finding the football as the weeks roll on.
Phil Bellchambers (Lauderdale)
A model of consistency for the Bombers this season, Phil Bellchambers once again played a crucial role in the middle of the ground.
A workhorse around the contest, Bellchambers harnessed his knack for finding the football and his explosiveness from stoppages to help supply the Bombers’ forward group of Ryan Wiggins and Tyler Martin with plenty of opportunities.
Alongside Nat Franklin and Leo Harrison, the Bombers possess a big-bodied midfield group, with the group getting on top against a talented Glenorchy on-ball brigade.