Now that round 13 has been run and won, we want to know who you considered to be the most impressive performers across the weekend’s Bupa Tasmanian State League action.
We now look to the forwards where stars from the ‘Pies and Tigers played crucial roles in securing significant wins.
Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy)
As one of the finest players of his generation, we have become accustomed to seeing Jaye Bowden break a game open, and that is exactly what he did against the ‘Roos on Saturday afternoon.
Bowden, who rotated through defence, the midfield and inside 50 during the game, kicked four goals – three in the second term, to help set up a stirring win for the men in black and white.
As a mobile target right around the ground, Bowden’s elite work rate – matched with his knack for the unthinkable – separates him from most in the competition.
After a solid start to the season, Bowden has appeared to be reaching his masterful best in recent weeks in what looms as an ominous sign for opposition clubs.
Mitch Carter (Tigers)
As one of the most talented players in the competition, Mitch Carter’s move into the Tigers’ forward line has proved fruitful.
Carter was tireless in Saturday’s win over the Blues, constantly presenting to create a focal point aerially and a competitor at ground level.
Carter finished the day with two majors, but by taking around 10 marks for the match, the Tigers were straightened up structurally.
An elite user, Carter’s worth in defence and attack would leave Trent Baumeler wanting two of him, but it looks like his presence inside forward 50 is only going to be beneficial for the Tigers in the coming weeks.