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.
We now look to the forwards, with a Launceston veteran and a versatile Bomber playing key roles in their respective wins.
Sonny Whiting (Launceston)
After finding himself in and out of the side throughout the early rounds of the season, Sonny Whiting found some of his best touch against the Demons, booting a bag of goals.
Whiting’s day included clinical set shots, classy running finishes and one sensational mark in the goal square as he went on to kick six – including his 400th career goal – and set up a handful of others.
Whiting worked his way further up the ground to find plenty of the football in the win as he looks to add further stings to his game.
Opposition defenders, and coaches, will be sweating over the thought of an in-form Sonny Whiting as he and the Blues look to build some serious momentum.
Ryan Wiggins (Lauderdale)
Arguably the most important and potent swingman in the competition, Wiggins spent the first half of the ground in defence before moving into attack and breaking the game open in the second.
Wiggins combined his strength and football nouse to work his way into strong positions, booting two goals in each of the final two quarters.
There was no doubting that Wiggins had his kicking boots on at Lauderdale, nailing two difficult set shots from deep in the pocket as he helped the Bombers turn a seven-point half time deficit into a 33-point win.
With the flexibility to play in both defence and attack, Darren Winter and co. would love to have two of Wiggins, who looms as a key factor in Lauderdale’s 2018 resurgence.