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WA skipper dominates to lead Sandgropers past Vic Metro

WA skipper Deven Robertson - AFL,Draft,Tag-Draft,Under-18s
WA skipper Deven Robertson

STAR midfielder Deven Robertson led the way as Western Australia accounted for Vic Metro by 17 points in their round one match of the NAB AFL Under-18 Championships. 

Robertson, the state captain and nephew of former West Coast skipper Darren Glass, had a match-high 31 disposals, as well as seven clearances, five rebound 50s and four inside 50s in a dominant display.

Teammate Luke Jackson was the dominant ruckman on the ground, controlling the contest with 35 hitouts, 12 disposals and six clearances.

Forward/midfielder Liam Henry, who is a member of Fremantle's Next Generation Academy, kicked three goals from 14 touches and laid six tackles.

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It was a second loss for Vic Metro this year, who also fell to cross-state rival Vic Country last weekend. 

Highly rated draft prospect Matt Rowell was one of Metro's best, recording 24 disposals, eight clearances, six inside 50s and a goal. 

Josh Worrell (18 disposals, six marks and four goals) is usually found in defence, but the Vic Metro big man was his side's best while shining in the forward line.

Daniel Mott also played well in the middle for Metro, finishing with 24 disposals, eight clearances and seven marks.

WESTERN AUSTRALIA     2.6     4.9     9.12     12.14     (86)
VIC METRO     2.2     4.5     5.7     10.9     (69) 

GOALS
Western Australia: Henry 3, Taylor 2, Johnson 2, Thorne 2, J. Jackson, Bennell, Rivers
Vic Metro: Worrell 4, Jones 2, Honey, Dean, Bianco, Rowell 

BEST
Western Australia: Robertson, L. Jackson, Garcia, Rivers, Warner, Pasini
Vic Metro: Worrell, Rowell, Mott, Sturgess, Butler, McAsey