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VFL eye-catchers: Round 21

Rivers reviews win over Zebras VFL coach Jared Rivers tells us about Tyson Goldsack's outing and why our forward line is firing

In the days after each of the Magpies' VFL games, Collingwood Media will take a look at some of the eye-catching performers, with a focus on the players who were emergencies for the AFL team, youngsters on the rise and players coming back from injuries. Here's our look at the VFL Pies' narrow win over Sandringham on Saturday.

Tyson Goldsack
Back in action for the first time since suffering a serious knee injury during the JLT Community Series, Goldsack lined up deep in defence and found his touch as the game unfolded.

Stats summary: 15 disposals, 2 inside 50s

Flynn Appleby
Appleby was straight back into stride after a long layoff due to a hamstring injury, putting his hand up for a recall to the AFL team by winning plenty of the ball.

Stats summary: 19 disposals, 10 marks

Sam McLarty
Among the non-travelling emergencies for the AFL game against Fremantle, McLarty continued his solid VFL form and was a valuable contributor in the victory over the Zebras. 

Stats summary: 13 disposals, 5 tackles

Sam McLarty in action against the Zebras (Photo: Luke Henry)

Josh Daicos
Another player named as an emergency for the AFL game against the Dockers, Daicos was his usual busy self in the midfield, racking up plenty of disposals and bringing his teammates into the game. 

Stats summary: 23 disposals, 4 inside 50s

Full Player Statistics
VFL Round 21 v Sandringham

1. Alex Fasolo
12 kicks, 7 marks, 8 handballs, 20 disposals, 1 clearance, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

6. Tyson Goldsack

9 kicks, 3 marks, 6 handballs, 15 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles

11. Jarryd Blair

12 kicks, 7 marks, 15 handballs, 27 disposals, 4 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 6 tackles

Jarryd Blair was among the VFL Pies' best players in the win over Sandringham (Photo: Luke Henry)

17. Callum Brown
9 kicks, 1 mark, 12 handballs, 21 disposals, 4 clearances, 4 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 5 tackles

23. Sam McLarty
6 kicks, 2 marks, 7 handballs, 13 disposals, 1 clearance, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 5 tackles, 4 hitouts

26. Josh Daicos
16 kicks, 9 marks, 7 handballs, 23 disposals, 2 clearances, 4 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

31. Flynn Appleby
15 kicks, 10 marks, 4 handballs, 19 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

33. Rupert Wills
3 kicks, 4 marks, 16 handballs, 19 disposals, 3 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 5 tackles

34. Tyler Brown
5 kicks, 5 marks, 8 handballs, 13 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

39. Ben Crocker
14 kicks, 7 marks, 2 handballs, 16 disposals, 0 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 1 tackle

45. Max Lynch
11 kicks, 7 marks, 4 handballs, 15 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 2 tackles, 26 hitouts

47. Gus Borthwick
4 kicks, 6 marks, 8 handballs, 12 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles

48. Lachlan Tardrew
14 kicks, 7 marks, 13 handballs, 27 disposals, 2 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 4 rebound 50s, 3 tackles

50. Alex Woodward
14 kicks, 5 marks, 20 handballs, 34 disposals, 7 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles

51. Marty Hore
15 kicks, 8 marks, 7 handballs, 22 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 4 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

53. Jack Hellier
8 kicks, 3 marks, 11 handballs, 19 disposals, 4 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 3 tackles

54. Andrew Gallucci
6 kicks, 1 mark, 5 handballs, 11 disposals, 1 clearance, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 5 tackles

55. Tom Jok
13 kicks, 8 marks, 13 handball, 26 disposals, 1 clearance, 6 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles, 18 hitouts

56. Stephen Tahana
4 kicks, 1 mark, 4 handballs, 8 disposals, 0 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

61. Sean Hetherington
10 kicks, 3 marks, 9 handballs, 19 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 1 tackle

53. Callan Wellings
18 kicks, 11 marks, 14 handballs, 32 disposals, 1 clearance, 4 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

67. Matthew Smith
14 kicks, 9 marks, 15 handballs, 29 disposals, 2 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

68. Tom Cameron
7 kicks, 1 mark, 4 handballs, 11 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 2 tackles

Collingwood           2.5   3.8   10.11   18.14   (122)
Sandringham         1.3   6.6      8.8      8.11     (59)

Goals – Collingwood:
Fasolo 3, Jarryd Blair 3, Lynch 3, Gallucci 2, C.Brown 2, Crocker 2, Hellier, Daicos, Wellings
Sandringham:
Lamb 4, Owens 2, Hille, Haidon

Best – Collingwood:
 Jok, T. Brown, Jarryd Blair, Hetherington, Woodward, M.Smith
Sandringham: McLean, Noone, Dunstan, Hille, Seccull, Haidon

At Victoria Park