Payne, Thorpe to debut


Harrison Payne (pictured) and Jaylon Thorpe will debut. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sue Walson)

Young forwards Harrison Payne and Jaylon Thorpe will make their VFL debuts today.

Both players are in their second seasons, with the pair having served their Northern Blues apprenticeships in the Development side over the last 18 months.

Payne has proven his versatility to play a number of roles while averaging a goal a game for the Development Blues.

Thorpe has been in consistent marking form and valuable outlet in the forward line, highlighted with his two-goal, six-mark performance last weekend.

They’ll be joined in attack by Carlton’s small forward trio of Andrew Gallucci, Kym Lebois and Liam Sumner.

The VFL game begins at 2pm.