Deledio turns on a dazzler

By Kyabram Free Press

KYABRAM star Brett Deledio continued a strong run of form as his Greater Western Sydney side took care of North Melbourne on Sunday.

The former Bomber had 19 disposals, nine marks and a goal as the Giants saw off the Roos by 23 points at Tasmania’s Blundstone Arena.

Deledio is averaging 18.3 disposals and 2.3 inside 50s a game since returning to the Giants’ line-up from injury in round 10, a span in which the side has gone 3-1 and moved to second on the AFL ladder.

Echuca’s Sam Reid also played a part for the Giants with 12 disposals and three marks.

For North, Rochester’s Shaun Atley found 22 disposals, while Mooroopna’s Jy Simpkin managed just nine touches and three tackles.

Thursday night football had Kialla’s Alex Keath play yet another starring role, with 19 disposals and eight marks as Adelaide held off Richmond by 33 points.

Keath more than held his own when matched up with Richmond power forward Tom Lynch, who finished the game with two goals.

Hawthorn fell to Essendon by 19 points, but not without a great fight from Shepparton Swan Jarman Impey, who racked up 24 disposals and slotted two goals in yet another strong performance.

Mansfield’s James Cousins was less prolific, with 13 disposals and six marks.

Shepparton’s Will Brodie had 24 disposals in the Gold Coast’s narrow loss to St Kilda, but the former Bear will look to get boot to ball a touch more next weekend after five kicks and 19 handballs.

Kyabram’s Nick Holman battled well for the Suns, with 12 disposals and two goals.

Seymour star David Mundy had 21 disposals as his Fremantle unit continued a charge toward September with a win against Port Adelaide, sitting sixth and 7-5 heading to the back half of the season.

Katamatite’s Tom Clurey had a quiet day, with just 11 disposals and three marks.

And three goals from Deniliquin’s Sam Lloyd helped the Western Bulldogs beat Caleb Marchbank’s Carlton side by just three points.