Brookton-Pingelly junior and All-Australian Tim English among the Bulldogs best in Brownlow Medal count
Brookton-Pingelly product Tim English polled well in Monday night’s Brownlow Medal count, as the third highest vote-getter from the Western Bulldogs.
The 26-year-old finished with 11 votes behind teammate Tom Liberatore (17 votes) and Marcus Bontempelli (29) at the AFL’s prestigious best-and-fairest awards night.
Bontempelli was a runner-up in the Brownlow Medal, two votes adrift of now dual-winner and Brisbane Lions midfielder Lachie Neale after a thrilling final couple of rounds in the count.
English polled two three-vote performances across his 23 games in 2023, earning best-on-ground honours in his side’s 29-point win over Hawthorn in round seven.
He was also adjudged best afield in a 22-point loss to Geelong in round 12 while polling two votes in a five-point loss to Greater Western Sydney.
English recorded a one-vote performance in the Bulldogs’ 14-point defeat to Port Adelaide.
The smooth-moving ruckman was also named in the AFL’s All-Australian team in late August, his first-ever selection in the 22-man squad.
He averaged 19 disposals at a 72.5 percent efficiency, 31 hit-outs and three clearances per game in a brilliant 2023 season.
Katanning-born Shai Bolton finished on 14 votes to seal a second-place finish in Richmond’s vote tally, behind ball-magnet Tim Taranto on 19 votes.
Bolton received three votes in a 38-point win over West Coast in round 18.
Pingaring’s Liam Baker picked up three votes across his 23 games for the Tigers this year.
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