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VFL Stats and Comments: Round 19

VFL: Round 19 win in 60 seconds Get a snapshot of the VFL Magpies' 72-point win over Richmond in 60 seconds with Collingwood Media.
Jarrod Witts had 28 hitouts against Richmond ruckman Shaun Hampson at Victoria Park on Saturday. Photo: Shane Barrie.

A five-goal performance by American Mason Cox has highlighted a dominant performance by Collingwood in its round 19 VFL win over Richmond.

Ben Kennedy led the VFL Magpies with 35 possessions, while Paul Seedsman also had 30 touches.

Cox led the Collingwood goalkickers in a performance VFL coach Dale Tapping described as “exciting”.

““To kick five goals in any game of footy is a really good effort,” Tapping told Collingwood Media post game.

“But particularly when you’re new to the game and you’re 210 centimetres, it’s pretty exciting.”

All the individual player statistics from the eight-point loss have been compiled by Collingwood Media and can be viewed below. All stats are courtesy of Champion Data.

Collingwood   7.7  11.10  18.13  22.18 (150)
Richmond Tigers   4.2  5.6  6.6  12.6 (78)

Collingwood: Cox 5, Monkhorst 3, Close 3, Oxley 2, White 2, Witts 2, Dwyer, Moloney, Young, J.Williams, Seedsman 
Richmond: McBean 5, Butler 2, McKenzie 2, Knights 2, Gordon

Collingwood: Young, Cox, Monkhorst, Viola, Oxley, Wallace
Richmond: McBean, Knights, Butler, Hampson, Wynne

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2. Sam Dwyer
18 kicks, 7 marks, 7 handballs, 25 disposals, 2 clearances, 7 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 1 tackle
Teammates of Sam Dwyer would have been extremely encouraged to see the onballer streaking through the middle of the ground on Saturday. The 28-year old sent the ball inside 50 on seven occasions and had three score assists.

3. Brent Macaffer
11 kicks, 7 marks, 13 handballs, 24 disposals, 5 clearances, 5 inside 50s, 1 rebound 50, 4 tackles
Another big step forward for Macaffer, who played his first full game after returning from injury to three quarters last week. He went straight to the midfield and this is where he stayed for the majority of the match.

7. Ben Kennedy
22 kicks, 7 marks, 13 handballs, 35 disposals, 8 clearances, 8 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 3 tackles
Notes: You could sense Kennedy was going to have another huge day almost from the outset of Collingwood’s VFL clash with Richmond. His workrate and ability to get to every contest enabled him to chalk up yet another 30-plus possession game.

9. Jesse White
4 kicks, 3 marks, 5 handballs, 9 disposals, 1 clearance, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles, 2 goals
Notes: White combined with young VFL forwards Ash Close and Ben Monkhorst in the first half to present a number of dangerous options designed to stretch the Richmond defence. He was the recipient of some impressive midfield ball-use, and kicked accurately to finish with two first-half goals.

12. Matt Scharenberg
7 kicks, 4 marks, 9 handballs, 16 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 2 rebound 50s, 1 tackle
While still producing an impressive game, the defender wasn’t able to find the time and space needed to propel the ball forward on his trusty right boot. He had more handballs than kicks and had seven contested disposals.

14. Clinton Young
17 kicks, 5 marks, 3 handballs, 20 disposals, 1 clearance, 6 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 0 tackles, 1 goal
Notes: Young was named Collingwood’s best player in the 72-point victory for a fantastic performance on the wing and across half back. 17 of his 20 disposals were kicks and he got the Magpies second half off to a flyer with a classy goal after half time.

15. Jarrod Witts
8 kicks, 7 marks, 5 handballs, 13 disposals, 1 clearance, 1 inside 50, 1 rebound 50, 3 tackles, 1 goal, 28 hitouts.
Notes: Battling in the ruck against Richmond and former Carlton big man Shaun Hampson, Witts gave the Collingwood midfield first use of the ball, as well adding plenty of additional work around the ground. He kicked two goals – both from big marks with calm set shots which followed.

27. Tony Armstrong
20 kicks, 11 marks, 8 handballs, 28 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 1 tackle
Notes: As he has done all year, Armstrong’s clever decision making and impressive foot skills allowed him to direct the defence and clear the ball from the Collingwood back line. All but one of his disposals were uncontested as he used the ball at 78.6 efficiency.

38. Matthew Goodyear
7 kicks, 1 mark, 18 handballs, 25 disposals, 4 clearances, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 4 tackles
Notes: After sitting out last weekend’s clash with North Ballarat, Goodyear had one of his busiest matches of the year against the Tigers at Victoria Park. 24 touches marked his highest disposal tally of the year, surpassing the 19 he had in round 12 against Sandringham.

39. Michael Manteit
8 kicks, 5 marks, 5 handballs, 18 disposals, 1 clearance, 0 inside 50, 1 rebound 50, 2 tackles
Notes: Similar to Goodyear, Manteit watched from the sidelines last weekend as his VFL teammates were overcome by North Ballarat. He returned with 18 possessions at 83.3 per cent efficiency against the Tigers on Saturday.

40. Paul Seedsman
Statistics: 18 kicks, 5 marks, 12 handballs, 30 disposals, 1 clearance, 9 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 8 tackles, 1 goal
Notes: After a quiet game against North Ballarat last week, Seedsman set about doing the complete opposite against the Tigers. Playing predominantly on the wing, he was often seen to tuck the ball under the arm and streak forward, resulting in a team-high nine inside 50s.

43. Adam Oxley
15 kicks, 10 marks, 7 handballs, 22 disposals, 0 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 2 rebound 50s, 4 tackles, 2 goals
Notes: Oxley was included in Collingwood’s best after an impressive return from a stint on the injury list. He used the ball brilliantly and raised his vision a number of times to finish with two goals from long range.

46. Mason Cox
6 kicks, 8 marks, 6 handballs, 12 disposals, 1 clearance, 0 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles, 5 goals
Notes: Cox put his stamp on the game in phenomenal fashion in the second half. After a reasonably quiet first half in front of goal, he was the sole target in the forward line in the final term. A strong set of hands and an even more reliable set shot allowed Cox to kick five consecutive Collingwood goals.

"I was very fortunate to have a few kicks come my way... Once you kick one or two, your hands feel a bit more solid… once your confidence gets rolling, you never know what could happen from there." - Mason Cox

52. Lachlan Wallace
7 kicks, 3 marks, 9 handballs, 16 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 4 rebound 50s, 1 tackle
Notes: Wallace returned to the side he has been in and out of all year, yet a place in the best players may cement his spot ahead of the finals. As we saw on Saturday, he can play a defensive role in the midfield, while also having an influence of his own.

53. Jack Hellier
10 kicks, 9 marks, 7 handballs, 17 disposals, 1 clearance, 5 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 4 tackles
Notes: After a well-deserved stint on the sidelines last weekend, Hellier returned to Victoria Park to lead the VFL Magpies against the Tigers. He missed three chances in front of goal but also had three score assists.

54. Jordan Collopy
3 kicks, 5 marks, 10 handballs, 13 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles
Notes: Collopy played just his second game for the Magpies this year after also sitting out the 2014 season. He had 13 disposals and showed glimpses of the form that allowed him to be one of Collingwood’s most consistent VFL listed players in 2013.

55. Ryan Pendlebury
8 kicks, 6 marks, 9 handballs, 17 disposals, 1 clearance, 0 inside 50s, 3 rebound 50s, 0 tackles
Notes: Pendlebury achieved the impressive feat of using the ball with perfect accuracy on Saturday morning. While his 100 per cent disposal efficiency statistic would normally occur when someone has had a handful of touches, Pendlebury was able to maintain perfect form for all 17 of his possessions.

58. Ben Moloney
10 kicks, 2 marks, 15 handballs, 25 disposals, 6 clearances, 3 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 3 tackles, 1 goal
Notes: One of the biggest praises on Moloney’s game is that he always makes his disposals count. On Saturday he led the team in contested possessions and score assists, while he also had six clearances.

59. Jake Williams
5 kicks, 4 marks, 6 handballs, 11 disposals, 0 clearances, 1 inside 50, 1 rebound 50, 3 tackles
Notes: With Collingwood already holding a dominant lead early in the first quarter, Jake Williams put the Magpies even further in front with an impressive goal at the Sherrin Stand end. The midfielder has now kicked six goals in his 17 games this year.

69. Ben Monkhorst
9 kicks, 4 marks, 1 handball, 10 disposals, 0 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle, 3 goal
Son-of-a-gun Monkhorst lived up to his father’s reputation and played arguably his best game in the black and white on Saturday morning. He kicked two goals in the first quarter and then added another after half time.

70. Jack Blair
6 kicks, 3 marks, 8 handballs, 14 disposals, 0 clearances, 2 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 2 tackles
Notes: Blair appeared happy to play the assisting role on a day where Collingwood’s tall forwards fired. Half of his possessions were contested as he battled competitively in the forward line.

71. Ash Close
11 kicks, 6 marks, 0 handballs, 11 disposals, 1 clearance, 5 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 0 tackles, 3 goals
Notes: He’s already booked his ticket to the state combine at the end of the year, but Close produced another impressive game in front of the Channel 7 cameras at Victoria Park. He led well and found a perfect balance between shooting for goal and finding other forwards in better areas.

74. Jackson Viola
3 kicks, 6 marks, 5 handballs, 8 disposals, 0 clearances, 0 inside 50s, 0 rebound 50s, 1 tackle
Notes: Another debutante in the 23rd man position for Collingwood. Swingman Viola played predominantly down back and marked the ball well. He attacked the ball with confidence and took strong contested marks in the first and third quarter.

“He was really impressive. He’s very fierce at the ball in the air and on the ground and uses the ball really, really well.” - Dale Tapping on Jackson Viola.