Four-way tie for Northern top vote-getters

JJ Liston

All the wash-up from the Northern Blues’ perspective in last night’s J. J. Liston Trophy count. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)

Four Northern Blues shared top spot for the club’s vote-getters in last night’s J. J. Liston Trophy count.

Come the end of the night, Cameron O’Shea and Tom Wilson were joined by Carlton’s Nick Graham and Liam Jones on eight votes apiece.

O’Shea’s night — which started with a spot in the VFL Team of the Year — saw him poll in four games, including the three votes in the Round 4 win over Collingwood.

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Wilson finished with a flurry, with the captain registering best-on-ground performances in Rounds 16 and 18 against Footscray and Werribee respectively.

Unsurprisingly, Graham recorded the three votes in the win over Geelong in Round 15, as well as against Coburg in Round 7.

Meanwhile, Jones led the entire competition after six rounds following his incredible start to the season, before being called up to the AFL side where he continued his form.

Blaine Boekhorst wasn’t far behind having polled seven votes, all of which came in a three-week patch in Rounds 3, 4 and 5.

The award was ultimately won by Richmond’s Jacob Townsend, who finished the night on 18 votes.

NORTHERN BLUES VOTES
Round 1:
Three votes — Hugh Sandilands, Two votes — Nick Graham, One vote — Chris Cain
Round 2: Three votes — David Cuningham, Two votes — Liam Jones, One vote — Adam Marcon
Round 3: Three votes — Liam Jones, Two votes — Blaine Boekhorst, One vote — Dale Thomas
Round 4: Three votes — Cameron O’Shea, Two votes — Blaine Boekhorst, One vote — Jarryd Blair
Round 5: Three votes — Blaine Boekhorst, Two votes — Tom Wilson, One vote — Dylan Buckley
Round 6: Three votes — Liam Jones, Two votes — Cameron Polson, One vote — Shane Savage
Round 8: Three votes — Nick Graham, Two votes — Andrew Phillips, One vote — Tom Goodwin
Round 9: Three votes — Matt Hanson, Two votes — Andrew Swallow, One vote — Nick Larkey
Round 10: Three votes — Anthony Miles, Two votes — Jacob Townsend, One vote — Nathan Broad
Round 11: Three votes — Billy Evans, Two votes — Cameron O’Shea, One vote — Teia Miles
Round 12: Three votes — Tom O’Sullivan, Two votes — Dillon Viojo-Rainbow, One vote — Cameron O’Shea
Round 13: Three votes — Jayden Laverde, Two votes — Kyle Langford, One vote — Brent Stanton
Round 14: Three votes — Lachlan George, Two votes — Lachlan Cassidy, One vote — Mitchell Rodd
Round 15: Three votes — Nick Graham, Two votes — Cameron O’Shea, One vote — Rhys Stanley
Round 16: Three votes — Tom Wilson, Two votes — Bill Gowers, One vote — Will Hayes
Round 17: Three votes — Declan Keilty, Two votes — Ben Kennedy, One vote — Jack Trengove
Round 18: Three votes — Tom Wilson, Two votes — Matt Hanson, One vote — Andrew Gallucci
Round 19: Three votes — Billy Murphy, Two votes — Kade Stewart, One vote — Brendan Whitecross

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