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Kelly makes his move

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Tim Kelly was outstanding against the Roos with 36 disposals and two goals. - Geelong Cats,Tim Kelly
Tim Kelly was outstanding against the Roos with 36 disposals and two goals.

Tim Kelly has closed to within three votes of AFLCA Coaches Votes leader Patrick Cripps after his stellar performance against North Melbourne.

Kelly moved into second place after receiving a perfect 10 from the coaches for his 36-disposal, two-goal effort on Sunday.

Gary Ablett also entered the competition’s top five vote getters, leapfrogging teammate Patrick Dangerfield after earning seven votes from the Scott brothers.

It is Ablett’s fourth consecutive week with at least six AFLCA votes.

North Melbourne duo Ben Cunnington and Ben Brown also received votes on Sunday, while Mitch Duncan rounded out the list with two.

Coaches Votes – Round Eight vs North Melbourne

10 Votes – Tim Kelly
7 Votes – Gary Ablett
7 Votes – Ben Cunnington 
4 Votes – Ben Brown
2 Votes – Mitch Duncan

AFLCA Top Five

48 – Patrick Cripps
45 – Tim Kelly
44 – Marcus Bontempelli 
36 – Nat Fyfe
35 – Gary Ablett

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