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Liam McBean wins 2019 Ken Farmer Medal


Glenelg’s Liam McBean is the first to admit he doesn’t like to watch football.

And there were multiple reasons why this was reaffirmed for the Bays’ spearhead as he sat in the grandstand at Peter Motley Oval on Saturday.

Rested for the Tigers’ final minor round clash due to general soreness, the 24-year-old had a three-goal buffer on team-mate Luke Reynolds at the first bounce.

By the final siren, McBean had not only been denied his wish of a Glenelg victory against Sturt, Reynolds came up one goal short in tying up the race for the Ken Farmer Medal on 46 majors.

Speaking on SANFL Radio, the former Richmond bigman said he would have liked to share the award with Reynolds, who has had an equally efficient season in front of the big sticks.

Together, McBean and Reynolds have booted 91.35 between them, with McBean’s haul finishing on 46.19 and Reynolds having 45.16.

Glenelg’s first Ken Farmer Medallist since Clint Alleway in 2015 and Todd Grima in 2010, McBean says he’s on track to return for the Second Semi-Final on Sunday September 8.

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