Mohr back with a bang

19-02-2019 by admin

Not only was Tim Mohr playing his first AFL game for665 days after two knee reconstructions on Saturday, but he was given the task of stopping one of the game’s in-form forwards.

REACH: Alex Pearce flies for a mark at Aurora Stadium during Fremantle’s loss to Hawthorn. Picture: Phillip Biggs.

The Greater Western Sydney defenderfrom Launceston hadGold Coast’s Tom Lynch as his challenge, a man who was averaging four goals a game.

Mohr, and the Sun’s inability to get the ball forward, madelife difficult for the Coleman Medal fancy.

He was restrictedto 2.1 from seven touches, and Mohrcollected10 possessions and tookfive marks.

For the visitors, fellow Launceston product Jesse Lonergan brought the pressure and laid 11 tackles and collected 19 touches in the midfield.

Hobart’s Aaron Hall finished with32 touches, while late inclusion Henry Schade, from North Hobart, kept Jonathon Patton to 2.0 and collected 12 possessions.

Launceston’s Kade Kolodjashnij spent time on Steve Johnson (who kicked 1.2), and finished with 13 touches.

Devonport’s Ben Brown,had Patrick Ambrose and Matt Dea among his opponents, managed just 1.1 from five touches for North against Essendon.

Evandale’s Nathan Grima spent time on former teammate Drew Petrie (who kicked 2.0) and helped lead a strong second-half defensive effort for the Dons. Hehad 14 touches and took five marks.

Devonport’s Grant Birchall hurt his left shoulder during the final quarter of Hawthorn’s win over Fremantle, an injury that was dismissed as not being serious.

He finished with 18 touches and a rare goal.

Burnie’s Lachie Weller impressed with 14 touches, four tackles and 1.0, while Ulverstone’s Alex Pearce spent time on James Sicily andTim O’Brien and finished with 10 touches and four marks.

At the Gabba, Dodges Ferry’s Jeremy Howe looked comfortable in defence for Collingwood with 20 touches and seven marks.

Lauderdale’sMitch Robinson (16 touches and six tackles) tried hard for the Lions, as did Glenorchy’s Ryan Harwood (16 touches and six tackles), but Clarence’sJosh Green (1.1 from seven touches) was quiet.

Clarence’sJack Riewoldt kicked1.3 from 19 touches inRichmond’s win overSydney, while North Hobart’s Liam Jones kicked 2.2 from six touches and eight marks for Carlton against Port.

Wynard’s Colin Garland had nine touches and laid five tackles for Melbourne against the Dogs,while Burnie’s Maverick Weller (16 touches, six tackles and 1.0) and Glenorchy’s Jimmy Webster (20 touches and four tackles) did their bit forSt Kilda against West Coast.

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