Colin O'Riordan in action for Sydney. Photo: David Layden/NEAFL.



Sydney defender Colin O’Riordan and Canberra midfielder Isaac Taylor polled maximum NEAFL MVP votes in Round 14 as Aspley star Matthew Payne holds on to his lead.

O’Riordan starred with 39 disposals, 12 marks, six inside 50s and two goals to score perfect votes against the GIANTS in Wollongong.

Teammate Nic Newman (38 disposals, six inside 50s) polled seven to move to fifth on the leaderboard.

Taylor was equally impressive in the Demons’ historic win over Sydney University, recording 33 disposals, 13 clearances, eight inside 50s and a goal.

Fellow midfielder Alex Smout (33 disposals) picked up five votes to jump to sixth spot.

Meanwhile, Abraham Ankers continued his fine season for NT Thunder, polling nine votes after 32 disposals and 14 clearances in NT’s 12-point victory over Redland.

Votes were split in Southport and Brisbane’s close encounter at Fankhauser Reserve, with Sharks pair Josh Clayton and Ryan Davis earning five votes each.

It moves Clayton to equal second alongside Canberra’s Mitch Maguire, who did not poll this week. Payne still leads by two votes after Aspley had the bye.

In the NEAFL goalkicking race, Redland’s Matt Hammelmann booted 6.0 against NT Thunder to take his tally to 47 majors, 11 ahead of Southport’s Mitch Johnson.

The NEAFL MVP Award is presented to the player uniquely judged the best in the competition by a combination of umpire and coaches votes.

The votes are submitted post-game cast on a 5-4-3-2-1 basis. As such, the maximum amount of votes a single player can earn per match is 10 – courtesy of the maximum five votes from both umpires and coaches.

The progress of the NEAFL MVP Award voting is published on the NEAFL website for the first 16 rounds of the season, but withheld from that point on until the winner is revealed at the NEAFL MVP Awards Ceremony on August 26.

See the full Round 14 votes below.



Southport v Brisbane

5: Josh Clayton (Southport)
5: Ryan Davis (Southport)
4: Cedric Cox (Brisbane)
4: Ryan Bastinac (Brisbane)
3: Zac Bailey (Brisbane)
3: Andrew Boston (Southport)
2: Seb Tape (Southport)
2: Claye Beams (Brisbane)
1: Sam Skinner (Brisbane)
1: Jordan Taylor (Southport)

Sydney v GIANTS

10: Colin O’Riordan (Sydney)
7: Nic Newman (Sydney)
5: Harry Marsh (Sydney)
4: Darcy Cameron (Sydney)
2: Matt Buntine (Giants)
1: Tom Banuelos (Giants)
1: Jake Stein (Giants)

Canberra v Sydney University

10: Isaac Taylor (Canberra)
7: Lewis Stevenson (Sydney Uni)
5: Alex Smout (Canberra)
5: Aaron Bruce (Canberra)
2: Adam Gulden (Sydney Uni)
1: Monty Krochmal (Sydney Uni)

Redland v NT Thunder

9: Abraham Ankers (NT Thunder)
5: Cameron Ilett (NT Thunder)
4: Matt Hammelmann (Redland)
3: Jarrod Stokes (NT Thunder)
3: Matt Campbell (NT Thunder)
2: Jack Rolls (Redland)
2: Brad Howard (Redland)
1: Ben Rioli (NT Thunder)
1: Joe Anderson (NT Thunder)



60: Matthew Payne (Aspley)
58: Mitch Maguire (Canberra)
58: Josh Clayton (Southport)
49: Andrew Boston (Southport)
47: Nic Newman (Sydney)
43: Alex Smout (Canberra)
41: Dan Robinson (Sydney)
41: Darcy Cameron (Sydney)
40: Tom Bell (Brisbane)
37: Andrew Swallow (Aspley)



47: Matt Hammelmann (Redland)
36: Mitch Johnson (Southport)
33: Darren Ewing (NT Thunder)
24: Jacob Derickx (Sydney Uni)
24: Jono Freeman (Aspley)
22: Jackson Paine (Redland)
22: Wade Hancock (Southport)
19: Adam Sambono (NT Thunder)
16: Aaron Christensen (Redland)
16: Darcy Cameron (Sydney)




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