Lion of Round 11: Liam Hunt

Liam Hunt is the Melbourne Laser & Skin Clinic’s Lion of the Round this week, after his VFL career-high 48 disposal and one goal performance in Saturday’s Round 11 match against Geelong.

Named best on ground for the second time this year, Hunt was surprised with his stats.

“I certainly didn’t feel like I had that much of the ball,” he said.

“I’m happy with how I went individually, but when loosing by such a big margin you don’t tend to look too much into your own stats.”

Since earning Lion of the Round status back in round 7, Hunt has averaged 30 possessions, 11 kicks, 20 handballs, and 4 tackles per game; a mighty effort considering the Lions have been through some difficult losses (and one persistent win).

“It’s good (for me) to now string a few good games together, and my challenge is to try and stay at that level.”

Suffering an 85-point loss to Geelong, Hunt feels this match was definitely an eye-opener for some of the younger Coburg players.

“It was a tough day at the office for the boys, as their (Geelong’s) run and carry really tested us,” he said.

“I think the boys will really learn from this on how to prepare themselves and adapt to different game styles week to week.”

This week is also set to test the Lions, as they take on Werribee in NAIDOC Week this Saturday.

Aligned with North Melbourne and likely to feature some AFL-listed players, Hunt is thinking ahead to how they can get on top of them early.

“I think we will be undermanned again this week with Werribee having two monster ruckmen, so the plan will probably be to read the ball off them from stoppages,” the 22-year old midfielder said.

“The boys will be keen to make amends on the track this week and to have a big game.”

Be at Piranha Park from 10:45am for the Development League match, followed by the Seniors at 2pm who will be playing in special NAIDOC themed guernseys.

Hear the Lions Roar!


This article is sponsored by the Melbourne Laser & Skin Clinic – 356 Sydney Rd, Coburg. For more information please head to http://www.melblaser.com.au/.


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