Liston Trophy: Wilson leads the way

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Tom Wilson polled the most votes of any Northern Blue in the 2018 J. J. Liston Trophy. (PHOTO CREDIT: Tim Murdoch)

Northern Blues captain Tom Wilson once again led the way for his side in the J. J. Liston Trophy.

For the third consecutive season, Wilson topped Northern’s votes leaderboard, polling 10 votes: his most in a season.

He polled seven in 2016, while he was one of four Blues to register eight votes last season.

Wilson was adjudged best afield in the Round 16 win over Werribee, which saw him collect 34 disposals, 11 clearances and a goal.

His career-high of 40 disposals also saw him poll a vote against Essendon in the final round of the season.

Sam Fisher was closest behind Wilson with seven votes, while Josh Hill and Jesse Palmer recorded six. It was a memorable night for Palmer, who was named at centre half forward in the Team of the Year.

The night ended in a tie for the J. J. Liston Trophy, with Williamstown’s Michael Gibbons and Richmond’s Anthony Miles inseparable on 19 votes.

Congratulations were also in order for Carlton’s star VFLW forward, Darcy Vescio.

Vescio won the Rohenna Young Medal as the leading goal-kicker, was named at full forward in the Team of the Year and was awarded Goal of the Year.