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2018 Player Review: Mark LeCras

Best of 2018 - LeCras In his final year at the club, Mark LeCras not only had a great season but capped off his career in the best way possible!

After injury stifled his output in 2017, LeCras hit 2018 with everything he had and turned out another fine season, capping things off with a fairy tale flag in what was to be his last game. LeCras booted 32 goals for the year, the 9th consecutive year of more than 30 goals. His selflessness in 2018 was evident in several games where his own game was sacrificed for the good of the team, playing important structural roles up the field for Adam Simpson. He also played a key leadership role for the Eagles’ young forwards on and off the field. All in all, a club great’s final season in the blue & gold was one he can be proud of.

Premiership play: A crunching tackle
West Coast’s third most prolific goal kicker of all time did not hit the scoreboard in the Grand Final, but he played a big part in one of the game’s most important majors. West Coast were desperate to hit back after Mason Cox extended the Pies’ margin to 11 points in the fourth minute of the final term. At the ensuing centre bounce, LeCras stuck a huge tackle on Collingwood’s Brayden Sier which spilled the Sherrin free in the centre square. The wily veteran bounced up after his tackle and edged the ball to Elliot Yeo, who threw it onto his left boot and hit a free Jack Darling. The third-quarter hero found a free Liam Ryan by hand, who hit up Josh Kennedy in the left pocket. His goal got the Eagles back in the contest and fuelled belief that they could overrun the plucky Pies.

Season averages:

Disposals: 14.4
Contested possessions: 5.4
Marks: 3.9
Tackles: 3
Goals: 1.4