Lion of Round 7: Liam Hunt

Liam Hunt has been named the Post Office Hotel’s Lion of the Round this week, after his impressive performance during Sunday’s loss to Casey.

Hunt recorded 32 disposals, and even managed a goal early in the third term despite finding the match a challenge.

“It was a tough, physical, hard running game, but was good to get back to some form and play my role for the team.” He said.

Coburg were persistent against the Demons, putting in some of their best efforts and keeping themselves in the game for all four quarters.

“I thought it was close to our best performance all year, but unfortunately some skill errors in some crucial moments let us down.” Hunt said after the three-goal loss.

“If we keep our effort consistent week-to-week I’m sure the wins will come.”

After an injury-riddled start to his debut season at Coburg in 2015, Hunt made his mark on the VFL last year during the sides’ season-first win against Essendon, where he was also awarded the best-on ground medal.

Continuing to impress in the weeks to follow and throughout the early rounds this year, he has become a consistent, key inside midfielder for the Lions.

“I had a bit of a rough start when I first came to the club with a knee injury I couldn’t really shake,” Hunt recalled.

“I started as a wingman and then became a midfielder mid-way through last year, and I’ve enjoyed the challenge of coming up against the best mids in the VFL.”

This season Hunt’s full focus is on keeping his consistency up and improving on a week-to-week basis, which “won’t change this week against the Blues”.

“Over the preaseason I worked on my goal kicking, and thought if I wanted to take my game to the next level I had to hit the scoreboard weekly.”

“I’m also looking to keep improving on my defensive game and two-way running.” the midfielder said.

Head Coach Peter German was happy to see Hunt return to his form and put in a great game.

“He got back to his best ball-winning work rate, set up many chances for his teammates and even kicked the goal of the day from 50m out.” Coach German said.

In the Development League, Head Coach Paul ‘PK’ Kennedy named Zak Wunhym Lion of the Round.

Wunhym had 19 touches and kicked one goal, with his defensive pressure also on show laying 8 tackles; the equal-highest for Coburg on the day.

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 This article is sponsored by the Post Office Hotel, 229 – 231 Sydney Rd, Coburg. For more information please head to http://www.thepostofficehotel.com.au/

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