Clinton Young's Collingwood falls short to Hawthorn

Clinton Young in action at the weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

Clinton Young in action at the weekend. Picture: GETTY IMAGES

COLLINGWOOD footballer Clinton Young’s first game against his old club did not go the way he would have liked, with Hawthorn defeating the Magpies by 29 points at the MCG on Saturday.

The Minyip-Murtoa product was among the Magpies’ best players, collecting 20 disposals – including 15 kicks – but it was the Hawks who triumphed 17.13 (115) to 13.8 (86).

Young, 28, left Hawthorn as an AFL free agent at the end of the 2012 season.

Injury cruelled Young last year, limiting him to just two senior games, but he has bounced back to play in 12 of Collingwood’s 13 games this season.

The left-footer has been one of the Magpies’ better performers in the past four weeks, averaging 22 disposals a game.

Sydney midfielder Jake Lloyd had a quiet night on Friday when the Swans defeated Richmond by 11 points at the MCG.

The Horsham product collected 11 disposals and has yet to play in a losing AFL team.

Wimmera team-mate and dual Brownlow Medallist Adam Goodes found a little bit more of the ball, picking up 16 possesions.

Former Jeparit-Rainbow junior Mark Austin played his second game this season for the Western Bulldogs, but it was one to forget for the Dogs.

Key position player Austin collected 12 disposals but the Dogs were handed a 72-point thumping by Port Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.

Michael Close’s Brisbane Lions also had a game to forget, with the Lions kicking just three goals in their 83-point loss to Fremantle at Patersons Stadium on Saturday night.

Close, from Harrow-Balmoral, had just three possessions, but laid eight tackles.

West Coast's Matt Rosa played one of the games of his career to help the Eagles overcome St Kilda on Sunday.

Rosa finished with 37 disposals, matching the second-highest output of his 149-game career.

He had 14 disposals in a crucial second quarter that saw the Eagles turn a seven-point deficit into a 13-point advantage at halftime.

Fellow Wimmera product Seb Ross played a solid game for the Saints, collecting 16 disposals, five tackles and five marks in the 33-point loss.

Melbourne's Tom McDonald could not inspire his team to victory against North Melbourne.

The Demons put up a fight against North Melbourne before losing by 41 points.

McDonald had 18 disposals and four marks.


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