By Ant Wingard
Image: Gold Coast Bulletin, Jerad Williams
Broadbeach midfielder Jackson Fisher made his move in the Syd Guildford Trophy, moving into second place after polling the perfect ten votes in the Cats’ Round 9 win over Sandgate.
The first-year Cat has wasted no time asserting himself at QAFL level with his 34 votes now enough to jump the pack to trail only Palm Beach Currumbin’s Thomas Thynne in the overall standings.
Fisher, who joined the club in the summer after three seasons with South Mallee Giants Football Club in country Victoria, showed his class on the weekend as the Cats dismantled the Hawks, even moving forward to find himself among the goal kickers.
Fisher lead a clean-sweep of the votes in the Broadbeach win as both Jason Coke and Kai Sheers earned seven votes, followed by 2018 Grogan Medallist Blake Erickson (four), who earned his first votes of the season.
Elsewhere, the votes were split in Morningside’s narrow escape over Wilston Grange at Hickey Park on Saturday evening.
Panthers sharpshooter Eddie Mallan led all-comers with a game-high eight votes while Grange ruckman Dylan Reid and Morningside onballer Sam Godfrey both polled five.
Labrador skipper Bryce Retzlaff also made his move inside the top ten, earning the maximum ten votes in the Tigers’ dominant victory over Western Magpies.
Retzlaff’s perfect ten moves him into equal fifth spot having polled votes in three separated games this year.
His perfect ten votes were closely followed by teammates Andy Hollis (six) and Jaicob Kenny (five), while Western Magpies stalwart Luca Winton top-scored for the Magpies with four.
A four-goal haul was enough for both coaches to acknowledge Surfers Paradise livewire Matt Green with the maximum ten Syd Guildford votes in the Demons’ win over Mt Gravatt.
Green became the third player of Round 9 to accomplish the perfect ten coaches votes and was closely followed by Joshuah Matulis (eight) and Vulture Jayden Crawley (six) as the adjudicated three standout players in the contest.
Broadbeach v Sandgate
10 – Jackson Fisher (Broadbeach)
7 – Jason Cloke (Broadbeach)
7 – Kai Sheers (Broadbeach)
4 – Blake Erickson (Broadbeach)
1 – Ben Hancock (Broadbeach)
1 – Branden Deslandes (Broadbeach)
Morningside v Wilston Grange
8 – Eddie Mallan (Morningside)
5 – Dylan Reid (Wilston Grange)
5 – Sam Godfrey (Morningside)
4 – Grace Sproule (Wilston Grange)
4 – Frazer Eaton (Wilston Grange)
2 – Ryan Thomson (Wilston Grange)
1 – Brad Howard (Morningside)
1 – Luca Mason (Wilston Grange)
Labrador v Western Magpies
10 – Bryce Retzlaff (Labrador)
6 – Andy Hollis (Labrador)
5 – Jaicob Kenny (Labrador)
4 – Luca Winton (Western Magpies)
2 – Aaron Highlands (Western Magpies)
2 – Michael Lakeman (Labrador)
1 – Lachlan Dennis (Western Magpies)
Surfers Paradise v Mt Gravatt
10 – Matt Green (Surfers Paradise)
8 – Joshuah Matulis (Surfers Paradise)
6 – Jayden Crawley (Mt Gravatt)
2 – Aaron Christensen (Mt Gravatt)
2 – Cass Haberfield (Surfers Paradise)
2 – Nick Scott (Surfers Paradise)
Syd Guildford Leader Board
36 – Thomas Thynne (Palm Beach Currumbin)
34 – Jackson Fisher (Broadbeach)
32 – Jason Burge (Palm Beach Currumbin)
29 – Henry Joyce (Morningside)
26 – John Anthony (Palm Beach Currumbin)
26 – Bryce Retzlaff (Labrador)
25 – Jack Yelland (Surfers Paradise)
23 – Matthew Green (Surfers Paradise)
20 – Alex McKay (Labrador)
20 – Gareth Crawford (Western Magpies)