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Round 3: AFLCA votes

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 06: Andrew Gaff of the Eagles handballs from Levi Greenwood of the Magpies during the round three AFL match between the Collingwood Magpies and the West Coast Eagles at Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 06, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
Andrew Gaff pocketed nine AFLCA votes on Saturday night

West Coast Eagles players dominated this week’s AFL Coaches Association Champion Player of the Year votes following the club’s 22-point triumph over Collingwood on Saturday night.

After spending more than eight months patiently waiting on the sidelines, Andrew Gaff produced a simply sublime performance that netted him nine votes from senior coaches Adam Simpson and Nathan Buckley.

Gaff collected his first possession within six seconds of the first bounce and as the final siren rung out around the MCG he had a game-high 35 disposals in his stats column. 

He also registered a team-high 13 contested possessions, four inside 50s and three centre clearances.

Jamie Cripps was also outstanding in his return game, which was highlighted by 18 disposals, nine contested possessions and four spectacular goals at the MCG.

He pocketed eight AFLCA votes for his efforts.

Reigning Norm Smith Medallist Luke Shuey was instrumental in the win and he collected  seven votes for his performance, which featured 24 disposals, seven clearances, nine inside 50s and two goal assists.

Dom Sheed received four votes for his impressive game, which included 24 disposals, two marks inside 50 and three goals at the home of football.

COLLINGWOOD v WEST COAST 
9 Andrew Gaff (WCE)
8 Jamie Cripps (WCE)
7 Luke Shuey (WCE)
4 Dom Sheed (WCE)
2 Jeremy Howe (COLL)

LEADERBOARD
26 Tim Kelly
25 Marcus Bontempelli 
25 Patrick Dangerfield 
22 Lachie Neale
19 Patrick Cripps
16 Luke Shuey
15 Jeremy Cameron
14 Travis Boak 
14 Nat Fyfe 
13 Jade Gresham
13 Daniel Rich
13 Lachie Whitfield
12 Stephen Coniglio 
12 Ben Cunnington
12 Scott Lycett
12 Jack Macrae
12 Rory Sloane
12 Michael Walters
11 Alex Sexton
10 Trent Cotchin