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Slam Dunc

TK brilliance sees Cats score (R9) A brilliant handball from Tim Kelly under pressure results in a goal from Mitch Duncan
Mitch Duncan in action against the Bulldogs on Saturday. - Geelong Cats,Mitch Duncan
Mitch Duncan in action against the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Mitch Duncan’s 25 disposals and three goals were rewarded with a perfect 10 in the AFLCA round nine votes.

Duncan’s ability to win the ball has never been doubted but his disposal efficiency set him apart on the weekend.

The midfielder went at 92% efficiency for the match while taking 11 marks, a statistic he leads the competition in.

Tim Kelly earned three votes from the coaches, moving up to first place on the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year leaderboard.

Kelly sits on 48 votes, equal with Carlton midfielder Patrick Cripps.

Spearhead Tom Hawkins received four votes for his four-goal performance while Gary Rohan and Mark Blicavs received two votes each.

Bulldogs pair Mitch Wallis and Bailey Smith were amongst the votes for their efforts against the Cats.

Coaches Votes – Round Nine vs Western Bulldogs

10 Votes – Mitch Duncan
8 Votes – Mitch Wallis
4 Votes – Tom Hawkins
3 Votes – Tim Kelly
2 Votes – Gary Rohan
2 Votes – 
Mark Blicavs
1 Vote – 
Bailey Smith


48 – Tim Kelly
48 – Patrick Cripps
44 – Marcus Bontempelli 
44 – Lachie Neale
41 –
 Brodie Grundy 

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