Exports | Wines, Schultz in the spotlight as Hore shines in the VFL
Echuca’s Brownlow medalist Ollie Wines scored the throw-ins in Port Adelaide’s stinging loss to Richmond, while a pair of goals from Moama’s Lachie Schultz helped Fremantle hold onto their place in the top four.
Wines had 26 touches Thursday night at the MCG as Power trailed 26 points.
Although a single point separated Port and the Tigers three quarters from time, Richmond broke away early in the final quarter to run away from the winners by two goals.
The loss puts Wines and the Power 5-7 midway through the season, now three games out of the top eight.
Despite his team’s tough position, Wines continues to struggle in the Port Engine Room, averaging 27 kills per game.
Meanwhile, Schultz and Fremantle were forced into a fight Saturday afternoon with Hawthorn at Optus Stadium.
Schultz had another productive outing for Freo in the club’s 13-point win over the Hawks, compiling 17 touches and two goals as the Dockers sat third on the AFL ladder.
The small striker now has 18 goals in 12 games this season.
In the Victorian Football League, Leitchville football product Marty Hore issued a strong response after missing out on an AFL spot in the mid-season draft.
Hore has been a force for North Melbourne this season, and in their last two games he had 37 touches – including 33 kicks – against Box Hill Hawks in round 11, before backing it up with 33 and five points against GWS sunday.
Hore, lined up with club GVL Echuca this season, has averaged 26 touches in the VFL since leaving Melbourne, and has been a shining light for the Roos in 2022.
With the June 1 mid-season draft passed without Hore earning an AFL spot, the loss of the top tier could be the Murray Bombers’ gain if the 26-year-old opts out. dress for Echuca during North’s goodbye on June 18 and July 23.
At Windy Hill, Essendon pulled off a thrilling nine-point win over Carlton, with Rochester’s Joe Atley on 19 eliminations and six clearances.
The Tigers midfielder is compiling a productive season for Essendon State League side averaging 21 touches and six tackles per game.
Echuca product Brodie Kemp notched 14 eliminations and four points for Carlton in the Round 12 game as he aims to make a return to the Blues’ AFL team.