Round 11 RACT Insurance Player of the Year votes are in, with a Clarence superstar moving to the pointy end of the leaderboard.
Jake Cox continued his impressive 2018 campaign against the Blues at Windsor Park, kicking three goals and finding plenty of the football to earn three votes ahead of mobile forward Chris Nield (five goals and two votes) and defensive rock Taylor Williamson (one vote).
Dakota Bannister broke the game open against North Hobart, booting a bag of five goals as a midfielder to earn the three votes. Consistent midfielder Josh Ponting delivered another strong performance to pick up two votes, while Tom Bennett also snuck into the votes for another good game.
Glenorchy’s Matthew Joseph was thrust forward against the Tigers and played his role with aplomb, booting five goals to register three votes. Key defender Josh Grant was impressive in his return game to collect two votes, while Tigers goalsneak Blake Grant was best on for the losing side.
Launceston v Clarence – Windsor Park, 09/06/18
3- Jake Cox (Clarence)
2- Chris Nield (Clarence)
1- Taylor Williamson (Clarence)
North Launceston v North Hobart – UTAS Stadium, 09/06/18
3- Dakota Bannister (North Launceston)
2- Josh Ponting (North Launceston)
1- Tom Bennett (North Launceston)
Glenorchy v Tigers – KGV Oval, 09/06/18
3- Matthew Joseph (Glenorchy)
2- Josh Grant (Glenorchy)
1- Blake Grant (Tigers)
Jake Cox’s performance has seen him move to eight votes, just one behind teammate Ryan Bailey. Votes for Josh Ponting and Tom Bennett have also helped strengthen their positions on the leaderboard, with North Launceston players occupying five of the top eight positions.
LEADERBOARD AFTER ROUND 11
9 VOTES: Ryan Bailey (Clarence)
8 VOTES: Jake Cox (Clarence)
8 VOTES: Taylor Whitford (North Launceston)
7 VOTES: Tom Bennett (North Launceston)
7 VOTES: Daniel Joseph (Glenorchy)
6 VOTES: Tom Couch (North Launceston)
6 VOTES: Sherrin Egger (North Launceston)
6 VOTES: Josh Ponting (North Launceston)
Votes are announced on Southern Cross News every Monday night and will be uploaded here round by round in 2018.
Votes are announced on Southern Cross News every Monday night.
THE RACT Insurance Player of the Year is awarded to the player with the most votes at the end of the regular season as determined by votes cast by journalists after each game. The RACT Insurance Player of the Year wins a $2,500 cash prize and a $2,500 RACT Travel voucher.