Heeney holds lead as Daicos close out: AFL MVP – Round 12 – AFL News

Nick Daicos closed the gap at the top of the table after a masterful midfield display in the defeat of Collingwood, but Isaac Heeney still holds the number one mantle despite Sydney’s bye round.

27 contested touches, 16 clearances and two goals took Daicos’ tally to 139 votes, but it wasn’t enough to win the match or earn man of the match honors, according to our voters.

That title went to Marcus Bontempelli, whose game-winning streak of 38 kills and two goals earned him a perfect game and a significant rise in the MVP rankings.

Back on Thursday night, Patrick Cripps won the bulk of the votes with his fourth quarter performance in Carlton’s win over Port Adelaide, bagging two majors to start the final round.

Tom De Koning followed close behind with a dynamic effort out of the ruck in Marc Pittonet’s absence, raising selection headaches for manager Michael Voss.

Dylan Moore’s 27 goals and five goals in the Hawthorn upset gave him a perfect 20. He and Saint Mason Wood were the best performers on the pitch on Saturday, proving the difference in their respective matches.

Three of Wood’s four majors came in the final quarter and helped push the Saints over the line after a first-half scare by the Eagles.

Oliver Dempsey, Max Holmes and Jack Bowes shared the majority of the votes in Geelong’s comeback win against Richmond, while the entire Fremantle list could have shared the votes in the 92-point demolition of Melbourne at TIO Stadium.

Our panel settled on Jordan Clark, Sam Switkowski and Josh Treacy as the top vote-getters.

Noah Anderson’s midfield clinic capped off the weekend in style with his 33 touches and eight clearances giving him a perfect score of 20 in a home win against four-man Essendon.

Criteria: Each week, Zero Hanger experts Mitch Keating, Frank Seal, Aidan Cellini and Nick Splitter will vote for each match of the weekend, with votes awarded on a 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 system for each game, meaning the maximum number of votes per that any player can score in any game is 20.

Port Adelaide vs Carlton

Collingwood vs Western Bulldogs

Hawthorn vs Adelaide

West Coast vs St Kilda

Geelong vs Richmond

Melbourne vs Fremantle

Gold Coast vs Essendon