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Martin shows the way

Round 2: Some Cotch and Dusty brilliance Dustin Martin finishes Cotchin's classy work.
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 1: Dustin Martin of the Tigers in action during the 2016 AFL Round 02 match between the Collingwood Magpies and the Richmond Tigers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne on April 1, 2016. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Dustin Martin in action against Collingwood last Friday night

Richmond star Dustin Martin was the Tigers’ leading vote-getter for Round 2 in the AFL Coaches Association’s Player of the Year award.

Martin received seven votes from rival coaches Damien Hardwick (Richmond) and Nathan Buckley (Collingwood) after a strong, four-quarter performance.

The powerful midfielder finished with 30 disposals, including 14 contested possessions, eight score involvements, a team-high seven interceptions and three clearances, along with six marks.

Richmond’s captain Trent Cotchin, who had a game-high/equal career-high 38 disposals, including a game-high eight clearances, eight score involvements and five inside-50s, picked up four votes.

Talented Tiger rebounding defender Bachar Houli also was given four votes, following an impressive display that netted him 35 disposals, including an equal team-high nine score involvements, six rebound-50s and six inside-50s, plus eight marks.

Full voting details for the Round 2 Richmond v Collingwood match are:

10 – Alex Fasolo (Collingwood)
7 – Dustin Martin (Richmond)
4 – Trent Cotchin (Richmond)
4 – Bachar Houli (Richmond)
3 – Ben Sinclair (Collingwood)
1 – Jackson Ramsay (Collingwood)
1 – Adam Treloar (Collingwood)