Player news from R18 of 2019: Melbourne vs West Coast

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Bayley Fritsch (134/113): Terrific second term which included 3 majors… Scored 4.2 from 14 grabs and 22 disposals. Numerous opponents when deep forward.

Christian Salem (123/132): Building play from half back
Salem contributed with 26 touches, 8 marks and 7 tackles.
Clayton Oliver (117/140): Inside midfielder
Oliver contributed with 34 touches, 2 marks, 6 tackles and managed 1.0.
James Harmes (106/104): Inside midfielder
Harmes contributed with 29 possessions, 7 marks, 5 tackles and 3 free kicks given away.
Max Gawn (101/130): First ruck
Gawn contributed with 13 touches, 4 marks, 5 tackles, 38 hit outs and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Joshua Wagner (87/71): 21 touches and 7 marks plus 3 tackles

Jake Lever (78/85): On Darling then Allen
Lever added 17 disposals and 9 marks.
Corey Wagner (75/81): First goal… 2.1 from 16 disposals and 3 marks with 3 tackles. Half forward.

Michael Hibberd (70/91): 20 touches and 4 marks plus 2 tackles

Angus Brayshaw (70/58): Tagging Yeo
Brayshaw contributed with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles and 4 frees against.
Jordan Lewis (67/62): Starting forward… Forward tag on McGovern
Lewis contributed with 12 possessions, 6 marks and booted 2.2.
Nathan Jones (64/72): Splitting time between midfield and forward
Jones contributed with 23 disposals, 2 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Jack Viney (57/50): Out for the day with concussion midway through the third… 12 touches and 5 tackles plus 1.1. At the coalface.

Alex Neal-Bullen (57/69): Splitting time between midfield and forward
Neal-Bullen contributed with 16 possessions, 2 grabs and 3 tackles.
Steven May (55/65): Hamstring soreness midway through the third term… 14 touches including 12 kicks… also 3 marks and 2 tackles. Key role on Kennedy… Swung forward late in the second and back again for the third.

Christian Petracca (55/52): Quiet start with a single touch in the first… 0.1 from 18 touches and 4 marks. Splitting time between midfield and forward.

Neville Jetta (53/53): Largely responsible for Ryan
Jetta contributed with 13 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Harrison Petty (48/46): Ankle soreness midway through the third… 7 touches including 6 kicks… also 3 tackles and 2 marks… and scored 1.2. Has a range of opponents including Cole.

Jayden Hunt (48/35): Driving the play from the wing
Hunt added 11 touches and 7 marks.
Braydon Preuss (38/41): Barrass standing him when forward
Preuss added 7 disposals and 18 hit outs.
Sam Frost (35/44): On Allen then Darling in the last
Frost also had 11 disposals.
Jay Lockhart (20/17): 5 possessions including 4 handballs… also 3 tackles

Dom Sheed (125/136): Inside midfielder
Sheed contributed with 34 possessions, 8 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.1.
Andrew Gaff (107/111): Driving play from the coalface
Gaff contributed with 27 touches, 7 marks and 4 tackles.
Jack Darling (103/122): Marked by Lever then Frost
Darling contributed with 16 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles and 4.0.
Luke Shuey (99/87): At the coalface
Shuey contributed with 23 touches, 3 marks and 8 tackles.
Elliot Yeo (95/111): Tagged by Brayshaw… 16 disposals and 3 marks with 10 tackles… 1.0 as well… aided by 4FF. Inside midfielder.

Brad Sheppard (89/89): Rebounding off the half back flank
Sheppard added 22 possessions and 10 marks.
Chris Masten (86/73): Driving play from the wing
Masten contributed with 21 touches, 8 marks and 2 tackles.
Jack Redden (79/98): 20 possessions and 3 marks plus 6 tackles

Willie Rioli (77/80): 1.1 from 16 disposals and 7 marks with 3 tackles

Francis Watson (72/72): Late replacement for Shannon Hurn… First gamer… 14 touches with 11 by foot… also 8 marks and 2 tackles. Rebounding off the half back flank.

Tom Hickey (57/56): First ruck
Hickey contributed with 11 touches, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 20 hit outs.
Oscar Allen (55/66): Largely opposed by Frost then Lever
Allen contributed with 12 touches, 3 marks, 3 tackles and booted 1.0.
Tom Cole (55/64): Largely responsible for Petty
Cole contributed with 11 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.
Lewis Jetta (49/39): Pacing up and down the wing
Jetta contributed with 13 touches, 2 marks and 2 tackles.
Jeremy McGovern (48/73): Tagged by Lewis… Right ankle injury early in the fourth… Returned soon after… 11 possessions with 1 by hand… also 5 marks. Picking up a small in defence.

Liam Ryan (47/58): Followed by Jetta
Ryan contributed with 10 possessions, 3 marks and 1.1.
Jack Petruccelle (47/53): 8 touches with 6 by foot… also 2 tackles… and scored 2.1

Jake Waterman (47/32): 1.0 from 7 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles

Josh J. Kennedy (41/43): Stood by May
Kennedy contributed with 6 possessions, 2 marks and 2.1 on the scoreboard.
Tom Barrass (41/52): Standing the resting ruck mainly Preuss
Barrass added 9 possessions and 4 grabs.
Jackson Nelson (31/27): 7 disposals with 0 by hand… also 3 marks

Jarrod Cameron (24/41): 7 disposals with 5 by hand… also 2 tackles

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