Despite a disappointing loss to Carlton, three Western Bulldogs players caught the eye of the coaches.

Jack Macrae, Alex Keath and Bailey Smith were among eight players to share the AFL Coaches Association’s AFL Champion Player Award votes from Sunday night’s match.

Macrae led the way for the Bulldogs with five votes for his performance, which included 26 disposals, seven inside-50s and four clearances.

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Alex Keath | Rd6 Highlights

Watch the best of defender Alex Keath from the Round 6 clash with Carlton.

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On a tough night for the Bulldogs’ backs, Alex Keath was a standout as the only defender to poll votes.

The first-year Bulldog had a game-high eight intercepts to go with 11 disposals.

Young gun Bailey Smith also picked up a vote for his 26-disposal game, which featured five clearances and a goal.

Carlton v Western Bulldogs
8 – Jack Martin
5 – Ed Curnow
5 – Jack Macrae
4 – Eddie Betts
3 – Alex Keath
2 – Harry McKay
2 – Michael Gibbons
1 – Bailey Smith

Round 7 leaderboard
40 – Lachie Neale (Lions)
30 – Matt Rowell (Suns)
29 – Travis Boak (Power)
27 – Joel Selwood (Cats)
24 – Todd Goldstein (Roos)
23 – Taylor Adams (Pies)
23 – Chad Wingard (Hawks)
22 – Hugh McCluggage (Lions)
22 – Scott Pendlebury (Pies)
21 – Jack Steele (Saints)
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17 – Caleb Daniel (Dogs)