SILVERLOCK WINS MARK OF YEAR

Published on: Oct 03 2013 | Author: admin |

West Adelaide forward Taite Silverlock has polled nearly 50 per cent of the vote to claim the 2013 SANFL Mark of the Year.

By ZAC MILBANK | Twitter @zacmilbank

West Adelaide forward Taite Silverlock has polled nearly 50 per cent of the vote to claim the 2013 SANFL Mark of the Year.

A frontrunner for the coveted award since taking his eye-catching grab against Glenelg in Round 6, Silverlock finished with 391 of the 811 votes to convincingly beat Sturt’s Ben Kane, who tallied just under 30 per cent of the vote with 237 points.

The medium-sized goalsneak got a huge ride on the back of Tigers ruckman Warrick McGinty before managing to cling on to the ball while almost completing a 360 degree turn in mid-air.

Kane, who won Sturt’s best-and-fairest this year, took an outstanding overhead mark on the back of North Adelaide’s Max Thring at Envestra Park in Round 19.

Norwood’s Simon Phillips has won the 2013 SANFL Goal of the Year for his memorable effort against South Adelaide at Hickinbotham Oval in Round 7.

The former Power forward polled more than 30 per cent of the vote to finish with 269 points, edging out North Adelaide’s Cohen Thiele and the Eagles’ Matt Goldsworthy, who both polled more than 20 per cent of the total vote.

Despite being hard up against the boundary line, Phillips baulked around Panthers ruckman Daniel Bass before curling the ball in from an extremely tight angle.

Thiele, who tallied 187 of the 832 votes, finished superbly on the run from a tight angle against Glenelg at Gliderol Stadium while Goldsworthy, who collected 170 votes, kicked an amazing goal while lying on his back against Norwood at Coopers Stadium.

2013 Mark of the Year
Taite Silverlock (West) 391 votes, 48.2%
Ben Kane (Sturt) 237 votes, 29.2%
Andrew Ainger (Eagles) 75 votes, 9.2%
Shannon Green (West) 65 votes, 8.0%
Ruory Kirkby (Glenelg) 43 votes, 5.3%

2013 Goal of the Year

Simon Phillips (Norwood) 269 votes, 32.3%
Cohen Thiele (North) 187 votes, 22.5%
Matt Goldsworthy (Eagles) 170 votes, 20.4%
Max Thring (North) 120 votes, 14.4%
Michael Wundke (South) 86 votes, 10.3%