Jones narrowly misses out on A. Todd Medal


Tim Jones tied for fourth-place in last night’s Development League A. Todd Medal. (PHOTO CREDIT: Sue Walson)

Just two votes separated A. Todd Medallist Goy Lok and Northern Blues midfielder Tim Jones last night.

In the final Development League best-and-fairest count, Jones finished in equal fourth-place with nine votes.

In a low-scoring count, the eventual winner Lok — from the Casey Demons — finished on 11, ahead of Box Hill’s Billy Murphy and Port Melbourne’s Mitch Golby on 10.

It was nearly the ultimate prize following a superb Development season for Jones, who averaged just shy of 30 disposals and eight clearances a game at the level.

He timed his run late with eight votes in the final three games, including consecutive best-on-ground performances in the Round 17 and 18 wins over Casey and Werribee.

The tightness of the count was evident with Jones joined in the top 10 by Kye Declase, who polled seven votes to finish in equal-ninth place.

The intercepting defender was just four behind winner Lok come the end of the night, with Declase’s votes coming in the month of July prior to him finishing the season in the VFL side.