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Around the state leagues: King's big day, Crow bags six

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Max King booted four goals in the VFL on Sunday
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State league affiliate: Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Port Adelaide v Adelaide - Saturday, May 18, 2.10pm, Alberton Oval

Veteran forward Josh Jenkins did his chances of winning a recall no harm with an impressive six-goal haul for Adelaide in their 16-point victory over Port Adelaide.

 

The out of favour big man booted 6.3 and picked up 22 disposals and is sure to come into contention for the Crows’ blockbuster round 10 clash against the Eagles next week.

Small forward Tyson Stengle also looked good with four goals, while Paul Seedsman (23 disposals) and Richard Douglas (13 possessions and a goal) made successful returns from injury.

State league affiliate: Brisbane (NEAFL)
This weekend: Bye

State league affiliate: Northern Blues (VFL)
This weekend: Northern Blues v Frankston - Saturday, May 18, 2pm, Ikon Park

Powerful key forward Patrick Kerr was the hero with six goals for the Northern Blues in their 25-point triumph over Frankston.

 

He also collected 16 disposals in an impressive individual display that is sure to please Carlton coach Brendon Bolton and keep his name at the forefront of selectors' minds.

Former Magpie Alex Fasolo booted two goals, while forgotten midfielder Darcy Lang had 28 touches and a goal.

State league affiliate: Collingwood (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Collingwood - Sunday, May 19, 1pm, GMHBA Stadium

On-baller Brayden Sier continues to build momentum in his quest to return to AFL level, being one of several shining lights in a seven-point VFL loss to Geelong at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

Sier, who last year played 12 of the last games of the season including the Grand Final, is yet to play an AFL game this year following a series of niggles, but he showed promising signs in collecting 24 possessions, including 17 handballs, and snapping a goal.

Wingman Ben Crocker, who has regularly been in the selection frame for the Pies' AFL team this year, was also in good form with 26 possessions, including 12 in the first quarter, while classy little man Josh Daicos showcased his clean skills with 23 touches and 1.1.

Quieter than usual, though, were veteran midfielder Daniel Wells (13 disposals and 0.1) and prized draftee Isaac Quaynor, both of whom were emergencies for the Magpies' AFL clash with St Kilda on Saturday.

State league affiliate: Essendon (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Essendon - Sunday, May 19, 2.10pm, Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval

Experienced midfielder David Myers responded strongly to his AFL axing by leading the Bombers to a 13-point win overSandringham in their VFL clash at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.

The long-kicking left-footer, whose after-the-siren shot dropped short in the loss to Sydney at the SCG last round, enjoyed a 29-touch, three-goal performance against the St Kilda affiliate.

Youngsters Dylan Clarke and Jordan Ridley each gathered 21 possessions and kicked a goal, with Ridley amassing 16 touches to half-time, while the versatile Jayden Laverde had 19 disposals and also scored a goal.

 

State league affiliate: Peel Thunder (WAFL)
This weekend: Claremont v Peel Thunder - Saturday, May 18, 2.10pm, Claremont Oval

Big ruckman Sean Darcy hurt his ankle during the opening quarter of Peel's 19-point loss to Claremont on Saturday and failed to return to the field.

Fellow young tall Scott Jones was forced to ruck solo from that point on and finished with 34 hit-outs and nine disposals.

Dumped veteran Travis Colyer collected 11 disposals, with young duo Tom North and Stefan Giro the highest ball winners with 22 touches apiece.

Out of favour forward Cam McCarthy failed to kick a goal, while midfielder Mitchell Crowden caught the eye with 18 possessions and a whopping 15 tackles.

State league affiliate: Geelong (VFL)
This weekend: Geelong v Collingwood - Sunday, May 19, 1pm, GMHBA Stadium

Cats big men Zac Smith and Wylie Buzza were standout performers in a seven-point win over Collingwood at GMHBA Stadium on Sunday.

Smith, who hasn't played an AFL game in 12 months, produced a near-best-afield display, collecting an equal team-high 21 possessions, laying four tackles and having 48 hit-outs.

Buzza, who also hasn't made an appearance at AFL level this season, bagged five of his team's 10 goals.

Forgotten midfielder Scott Selwood also enjoyed a solid outing that netted 21 touches and 11 tackles, while runners Zach Guthrie (17 possessions) and James Parsons (18) were also good players.

Young pressure forward Lachie Fogarty failed to register a score but he laid a game-high 15 tackles, to go with his 13 touches.

State league affiliate: Gold Coast (NEAFL)
This weekend: Bye

State league affiliate: GWS Giants (NEAFL)
This weekend: GWS Giants v Southport - Sunday, May 19, 1pm, Giants Stadium

Teenager Nick Shipley impressed during the Giants' 48-point victory against Southport by amassing a whopping 40 disposals and nine clearances in a superb individual performance.

Fellow Giants Academy graduate Zach Sproule booted five goals in attack, while rookie listed forward Kieren Briggs kicked two and pulled down this big grab.

 

State league affiliate: Box Hill Hawks (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Box Hill Hawks - Sunday, May 19, 11.40am, Swinburne Centre

Veteran Jarryd Roughead didn't exactly enhance his chances of an AFL recall in Box Hill's eight-point loss to the undefeated Richmond at Punt Road on Sunday.

After being dropped and responding strongly with five goals in his first VFL game in more than seven years, the 32-year-old was much quieter against the Tigers, managing just eight possessions, two marks and one goal in windy conditions.

The 281-gamer appeared set for another multiple-goal haul when he snapped the Hawks' first goal of the day, with the breeze in the second term, but found it difficult to get involved in the flow of play.

Midfielder Daniel Howe, who was axed along with Roughead, performed well in gathering a team-high 25 touches and laying five tackles.

Key defender Kaiden Brand was a rock down back, particularly in the first half when he took eight marks, including four of the intercept variety, before his influence was stemmed.

Fellow backman David Mirra (23 touches and 11 marks) and untried teenage forward Jackson Ross (three goals from 13 touches) were also prominent while Darren Minchington chimed in with two goals.

 

State league affiliate: Casey Demons (VFL)
This weekend: Casey Demons v Port Melbourne - Saturday, May 18, 2pm, Casey Fields

Important defender Jake Lever got through his first game back from injury unscathed as the Casey Demons fell to a 43-point loss to Port Melbourne.

Playing on restricted minutes, Lever took one of his customary intercept marks during the first term and ended up with seven disposals at Casey Fields.

Ruckman Braydon Preuss put his hand up for a recall with 16 possessions, 34 hit-outs and a couple of goals, while Corey Wagner (23 touches) and Corey Maynard (21) won plenty of the ball.

State league affiliate: North Melbourne (VFL)
This weekend: Bye

State league affiliate: Port Adelaide (SANFL)
This weekend: Port Adelaide v Adelaide - Saturday, May 18, 2.10pm, Alberton Oval

Dumped duo Willem Drew and Todd Marshall responded well to their demotion from Ken Hinkley's side with impressive performances for Port Adelaide against the Crows in the SANFL.

Drew had 12 clearances and collected 32 disposals in an eye-catching display, while Marshall pulled down three contested marks to finish with 1.2.

Experienced midfielder Jack Trengove continued his remarkable season by picking up a game-high 37 disposals, 10 clearances and a goal.

State league affiliate: Richmond (VFL)
This weekend: Richmond v Box Hill Hawks - Sunday, May 19, 11.40am, Swinburne Centre

Tigers livewire Daniel Rioli made a positive return in an eight-point win over Hawthorn in their VFL clash at Punt Road on Sunday.

Rioli, who missed the win over Port Adelaide with rib and quad issues, scored just two behinds but helped Richmond's reserves remain undefeated by collecting 18 possessions (eight kicks, 10 handballs) and laying a game-high seven tackles.

Fellow premiership heroes Jacob Townsend (19 touches and five tackles) and Dan Butler were also strong contributors, with the pacy Butler leading the scoring with 3.2, kicking the first goal in both halves, while collecting 17 possessions.

Second-year runner Patrick Naish was impressive in amassing a game-high 28 touches, including 21 kicks. He also scored 0.2.

Pressure forward Maverick Weller had 18 touches, laid four tackles and kicked a goal after taking a strong contested mark, while rookie-listed beanpole Mabior Chol kicked two goals in the third quarter and first-year midfielder Fraser Turner had 20 touches.

State league affiliate: Sandringham (VFL)
This weekend: Sandringham v Essendon - Sunday, May 19, 2.10pm, Wilson Storage Trevor Barker Beach Oval

The Saints' top draftee Max King provided a spectacular glimpse of the future in Sandringham's 13-point loss to Essendon in the VFL at Trevor Barker Beach Oval on Sunday.

In just his second VFL game since recovering from a knee reconstruction, the No.4 pick in last year's NAB AFL Draft marked strongly and kicked straight, producing an equal game-high goal haul, bagging 4.1 from just six kicks and six marks.

Fellow youngster Hunter Clark racked up a game-high 32 possessions and also snapped a goal in a mature performance that keeps him in the frame for a senior recall.

Teenager Nick Coffield (22), Brandon White (21) and Nick Hind (19) were also busy, while Bailey Rice slotted two goals.

Saints veteran David Armitage had just 15 touches.

 

State league affiliate: Sydney (NEAFL)
This weekend: Bye 

State league affiliate: West Coast (WAFL)
This weekend: East Perth v West Coast - Thursday, May 16, 7.10pm, Leederville Oval

Omitted forward Jake Waterman responded to his omission by picking up 14 disposals, seven marks and a goal in West Coast's 34-point loss to East Perth at Leederville Oval on Thursday night.

Young midfielder Brayden Ainsworth was the leading ball-winner for the Eagles with 27 disposals, while mature-age rookie Keegan Brooksby had 11 disposals, 29 hit-outs and a goal.

State league affiliate: Footscray (VFL)
This weekend: Footscray v Werribee - Saturday, May 18, 12pm, VU Whitten Oval 

A host of young pups showed some positive signs during the Bulldogs' 11-point triumph over Werribee, with Bailey Dale leading the way with three goals and 20 disposals.

Patrick Lipinski (30 touches) and Bailey Williams (28) won plenty of the ball, key forward Josh Schache showed some good signs with 17 disposals, eight marks and a goal, while Lin Jong collected nine disposals in his first game back from a burst appendix.