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Bon-10-pelli does it again

In the Rooms | Aaron Naughton (Rd16) Bulldogs Media spoke to Aaron Naughton after round 16 against Geelong.

Marcus Bontempelli’s exceptional season has continued, with the star midfielder jumping to second in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year award.

The 23-year-old collected 10 votes from the coaches for his performance in Saturday night’s win against the ladder-leading Geelong Cats. 

It was his third perfect 10-vote haul in 2019. 

Bontempelli now has 70 votes for the season, and sits eight behind Geelong’s Tim Kelly. 

Three more Bulldogs were among the votes in the win against the Cats.

Midfielders Jack Macrae and Lachie Hunter, plus key forward Aaron Naughton, all received six votes.

Macrae (34 disposals) and Hunter (32 disposals) both found plenty of the footy, while Naughton’s four goals were crucial in a low-scoring game.

Geelong duo Patrick Dangerfield and Zach Tuohy received one vote each.

LEADERBOARD

VOTES

PLAYER

CLUB

78

Tim Kelly

GEEL

70

Marcus Bontempelli

WB

66

Lachlan Neale

BL

65

Ben Cunnington

NMFC

62

Patrick Cripps

CARL

62

Luke Shuey

WCE

58

Travis Boak

PORT

57

Nat Fyfe

FRE

56

Brodie Grundy

COLL

53

Max Gawn

MELB