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Bontempelli’s big day against Blues

Western Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli was best afield in the eyes of both coaches.

Western Bulldogs skipper Marcus Bontempelli was best afield in the eyes of both coaches, in his side’s memorable win against Carlton on Sunday.

Bontempelli received a perfect 10 votes in the AFLCA Champion Player of the Year Award.

The second-year skipper was at his brilliant best, particularly in the second half as the Bulldogs overturned a 27-point deficit to run out 16-point victors.

Bontempelli finished the game with 32 disposals, 10 clearances, eight tackles and a goal.

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The 10-vote haul takes his season tally to 32 votes and equal-seventh spot on the leaderboard, 10 votes behind overall leader Hugh McCluggage (42) from the Brisbane Lions.

Bontempelli was one of three Bulldogs among the votes.

Five-goal forward Josh Bruce collected six votes, as did influential midfielder Tom Liberatore for his 27-disposal, 13-clearance performance.

Western Bulldogs v Carlton

10 Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
6 Josh Bruce (WB)
6 Tom Liberatore (WB)
4 Jacob Weitering (CARL)
3 Eddie Betts (CARL)
1 Sam Docherty (CARL)


42 Hugh McCluggage (BL)
38 David Mundy (FREO)
34 Max Gawn (MELB)
34 Touk Miller (GC)
34 Ollie Wines (PORT)
33 Jack Macrae (WB)
32 Marcus Bontempelli (WB)
32 Clayton Oliver (MELB)
32 Christian Salem (MELB)
31 Sam Walsh (CARL)



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