Round 16 Bupa Tasmanian State League action has come and gone, and we now want to know who you considered to be the standout players from the weekend.
We turn our attention to the midfielders, where a key member of the North Launceston engine room and a prime moving Blue played influential roles.
Josh Ponting (North Launceston)
Josh Ponting’s consistent season has been somewhat underrated, but his influence on Saturday’s contest at the Twin Ovals is impossible to deny.
A solid contributor week-in, week-out, Ponting was at his very best on Saturday afternoon as the Bombers got on top of the Tigers.
Ponting was sensational through the middle of the ground, finding plenty of the football and using it well heading inside 50.
Ponting continued to provide opportunities inside 50 for the likes of Bart McCulloch, Tom Bennett, Dakota Bannister and Brad Cox-Goodyer, and with this quartet kicking 10 goals between them, the influence of Ponting’s work further afield becomes even clearer.
Brodie Palfreyman (Launceston)
A key figure in the middle for the Blues, Brodie Palfreyman controlled the midfield duel against the Demons, working well alongside Chayce Jones.
Palfreyman led the way as the Blues convincingly won the clearance count, providing ample opportunities for the likes of Mitch Thorp and Dylan Riley inside 50.
The balance of outside use and class with contested grunt work makes Palfreyman a difficult match-up, and makes him one of the competition’s most devastating midfielders when on song, like he was against the Demons at Windsor Park.