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VFL Report: Round 8

VFL R8: Ferguson post-match VFL backline and development coach, Ryan Ferguson, speaks to Roar Vision following the Round 8 win over Coburg.

VFL Backline and Development coach, Ryan Ferguson provides a summary of how the Tigers’ players performed in last Saturday’s Round 8 win over Coburg at the Swinburne Centre. 

Sam Lloyd

33 disposals, four goals, 10 clearances and five tackles

“A quality game, he hit the scoreboard, was clean and smart around stoppages.”

Liam Baker

28 disposals, four clearances, one goal and three tackles

“Ran hard forward, had lots of the footy, but just needed to be more composed with the footy to get his full reward.”

Corey Ellis

28 disposals, 10 clearances, three tackles & eight handball receives

“Clean in the clinches, his clearance work was outstanding.”

Jacob Townsend

21 disposals, two goals and four clearances

“Played well, had a big presence and made others around him better, which is a great asset of his.”

Mabior Chol

21 disposals, 12 hit-outs, six marks and five clearances

“One of his best games for the year, he turned the game in the last quarter. He was big in the air and also followed up at ground level.”

Tyson Stengle

17 disposals, one goal, 11 contested possessions and four tackles

“Was on one knee for most of the day, but was still influential, still creative.”

Noah Balta

16 disposals, three goals, six marks, three inside-50s and three rebound-50s

“Exploded in the last quarter, he ended up kicking three (goals) and was exciting up forward.”

Patrick Naish

13 disposals, one goal and four tackles

“Went to the wing this week after playing half-back the last few weeks. He got back to help in defence, but was also able to push forward and actually kicked a nice goal.”

Oleg Markov

11 disposals, four marks and eight contested possessions

“Second game back from injury now, had some strong aerial contests, a couple of shots on goal.”

Callum Coleman-Jones

10 disposals, three goals and five marks

“Took some big marks and was a presence up forward and kicked three goals.”

Ivan Soldo

44 hit-outs, seven tackles and nine disposals

“It was a good duel, he played on one of the best rucks in the competition (Tom Goodwin). Soldo did a great job. He was always a big presence for us.”

Shaun Mannagh

18 disposals, one goal, nine handball receives and six tackles

“Gave us speed on the outside, but also the flexibility to go forward and inside (midfielder) as well.”

Tom Silvestro

18 disposals, one goal and six tackles

“Kicked a ripping goal early, played a good game and was involved in everything. Just a couple of clean disposals away from really ripping the game apart.”

Jacob Ballard

17 disposals, one goal and seven tackles

“Was quiet in the first half, but very influential in the second half. His contested ball work and his tackle pressure really stood out.”

Steve Morris

16 disposals, three tackles, four inside-50s and three rebound-50s

“Was huge in the third quarter when Coburg were looking very dangerous. He’s leading the backs and the whole team really well at the moment.”

Joel Ernest

14 disposals, four inside-50s and two rebound-50s

“Impacted in his first game which was good to see. He slotted into our team system and worked well with the other backs. He was able to generate some good rebound for us also.”

Daniel Rioli

12 disposals, four tackles, three marks and two clearances 

“Played three quarters and is progressing well.”

James Fletcher

12 disposals, six tackles and nine handball receives

“Had a solid game, he’s becoming a really influential leader down back.”

Harry Tanner

10 disposals, two tackles and two inside-50s

“He put on a lot of pressure for us in the front half.”

Blake Grewar

Nine disposals, three tackles and four inside-50s

“Hurt his ankle unfortunately just before halftime.”

Brenton Credlin

Seven disposals, one tackle and five contested possessions

“Sharp positioning behind the ball and impacted many contests. His big spoils were a feature, with a couple of nice marks also.”

Ryan Garthwaite

Six disposals, three tackles and two contested possessions

“Controlled the backline most of the day, in very good form and even went forward for a quarter to see what he could do up there.”

Billy Coates

Four disposals and two tackles

“He’s been working hard for a long time now to get his first game and the boys loved having him out there. He was never beaten in a one-on-one contest.”