Round 4 Syd Guildford Nominee: Tom Thynne

19-year-old Tom Thynne has played consistent footy all year but his standout performance for Palm Beach Currumbin in round four has seen him nominated as the Syd Guildford player of the round.

In a 39-point win over UQ, the wingman said he was pleased with the way he played.

“I thought it was one of my better games, it was good to get more contested possession in my game. I always do the team thing, dropping back and taking intercept marks,” he said.

“Overall I thought I’ve strung a couple of good games together for Palm Beach this year and it’s just good to be in form.”

Thynne stressed the role the whole team played in the victory and how they executed their game plan perfectly.

“We worked well as a team all day, especially under pressure. From the first bounce it was contested footy, a real focus on contested footy. Hitting bodies hard and trying to intimidate the opposition,” he said.

“I thought there was a lot of run off the half-back flank between the whole team and it was good to see Palm Beach back to where we were last year. Just run and carry.

“Everyone just played their role, which was good to see.”

Playing in his third year in the senior side, while happy with the direction he was heading, Thynne said he still had plenty to work on.

“I’m making good progression. I’m at Southport now and hopefully I can crack into the team and get a couple more games,” he said.

“I definitely need to continue to work on my contested possession, tackling technique and hardness with which I go at the ball.”

Palm Beach had its sights firmly set on finals footy but Thynne agreed with his coach, Chad Owens, they would need to finish games stronger.

“Obvious a goal for me personally as well as the team is to play in the finals, if we can make the top four then that’s even better,” he said.

“But as the coach said, I think when we get in front, we got in front by about six or so goals, we just need to put them to the sword. Accelerate rather than just relax and let them get back in the game.”

By Danny McCarthy

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