Euroa product turns back the clock with superb performance

By Aydin Payne

Exciting Collingwood forward Jamie Elliott wowed onlookers in his best afield performance against Adelaide on Saturday.

In what was a mesmerising round of AFL football, Euroa's Elliott was back to his electrifying best as the Magpies thumped Adelaide 17.12 (114) to 6.12 (48).

Elliott kicked five goals and was best afield, while teammate and Tallygaroopna product Steele Sidebottom (21 disposals and seven marks) chipped in as well.

Along with Elliott's goal-kicking heroics - his first bag of five since 2015 - the small forward found the ball 19 times and collected 10 marks.

Meanwhile, a side brimming with GV exports, the Western Bulldogs, rocketed inside the top eight thanks to their 61-point drubbing of Greater Western Sydney.

Seymour sharpshooter Josh Schache booted three goals for the Dogs, while Deniliquin's Sam Lloyd chipped in with two of his own from 19 touches.

Euroa product Will Hayes missed out on the goals this week, but the tough midfielder laid seven tackles and gathered 16 disposals in the Dogs' win.

Echuca's Sam Reid had 15 disposals and five marks for the Giants in the 19.12 (126) to 9.11 (65) loss.

At Docklands, Mooroopna export Jy Simpkin (33 disposals, five tackles, one goal) had a night out in North Melbourne's huge victory against Port Adelaide.

Simpkin's teammate and Rochester product Shaun Atley (29 disposals) was strong for the Roos as they saluted 22.12 (144) to 8.10 (58).

Echuca's Ollie Wines (22 disposals) tried his hardest for the Power, alongside Benalla's Tom Rockliff, Katamatite's Tom Clurey and Deniliquin's Todd Marshall.

Elsewhere, Mooroopna's Clayton Oliver gathered 29 possessions (19 contested) and eight clearances in Melbourne's loss to Sydney on Friday night.

Leitchville's Marty Hore was important for the Dees in his return to the side from injury.

In the country's north, Cobram's Esava Ratugolea (two goals) and Finley's Tom Hawkins (five marks) battled hard for Geelong, as the Cats went down in a one-point thriller against the Brisbane Lions.

Out west, Seymour's David Mundy (30 disposals) and Moama's Lachie Schultz (12 touches) tried their best in Fremantle's 32-point loss to Essendon.

Lastly, Mooroopna's Jarrod Harbrow (25 kicks, seven handballs, seven marks) fought hard as Gold Coast was no match for Hawthorn at Marvel Stadium.