Josh O’Brien played the last nine games of the Development season uninterrupted. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)
Josh O’Brien was a constant feature for the Development Blues in the second half of the year.
Look back on his first year at the club, thanks to Regency Windows.
THE YEAR THAT WAS
A latecomer to the Northern Blues this season, O’Brien played nine matches for the season after playing his first game for his new club in Round 10.
Arriving from the Northern Territory, the versatile defender enjoyed a strong finish to the year, producing a number of solid performances down back.
All of O’Brien’s games came consecutively following his debut, enjoying his first win in his third game against Port Melbourne.
He played his part in an undersized defence late in the season, which played a big role in the Development side’s winning end to 2017.
O’Brien started life as a Northern Blue well, collecting 13 disposals and putting in countless defensive efforts in his debut against the Borough.
He was fairly consistent during his time in the side, averaging 11 disposals throughout his campaign.
His best game arguably came against Casey in Round 17, where he had 18 possessions — a season-high — and was part of a defensive unit which conceded just five goals for the game.
BY THE NUMBERS
96 total Development disposals
31 total Development marks
25 total Development tackles