A pair of games as 23rd man was the perfect end to 2017 for Deven Costigan. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)
Northern Blues youngster Deven Costigan enjoyed a strong finish to the year.
Look back on his first year at the club, thanks to Regency Windows.
TALE OF THE TAPE
THE YEAR THAT WAS
Putting a frustrating run with injury behind him, Deven Costigan responded to finish his season with a flurry.
Arriving at the Northern Blues towards the end of pre-season, an unfortunate hamstring injury saw Costigan on the sidelines for the first half of the year.
After working his way back to fitness, a solid month of Development form — including a brilliant goal on debut — eventually brought about a senior debut.
Playing the last two games of the year as 23rd man, Costigan also enjoyed his first VFL win and defied his slight stature to hold his own against some seasoned bodies in opposition.
Costigan’s senior debut came about immediately after his strongest Development performance, having improved by the week.
In Round 17, Costigan had 20 disposals, eight marks and four inside 50s as the Blues triumphed against Casey: it backed up his 22 possession game against Port Melbourne a week prior.
He would go onto have 16 disposals in his VFL debut against Werribee the following week, alternating between the midfield and forward lines in the club’s final win of season 2017.
BY THE NUMBERS
15.5 Development disposals per game, 14 VFL disposals per game
4.3 Development marks per game, 6 VFL marks per game