Former Minyip-Murtoa player Lachlan Delahunty has been awarded the Sandover Medal as the West Australian Football League's best and fairest.
Delahunty had a career-best season in his sixth year with Subiaco, playing predominately in the ruck and helping the side qualify for a sixth consecutive grand final.
Delahunty said winning the Sandover was a "massive surprise".
"I really didn't consider myself a chance when you look at some of the other guys in the competition," he said.
"But it's a huge honour."
It was a dramatic finish to the vote count on Monday night, with Delahunty trailing heading into the final round.
Delahunty was one vote behind teammate Kyal Horsely, but was adjudged best on ground in round 20 to claim the award as an outright winner.
An ever-humble Delahunty said he would have rather shared the award with his teammate.
It was Horsley's third time finishing as runners-up.
"I was obviously barracking for a draw, to share it with Kyal," Delahunty said after the count.
"He's been fantastic, and I feel a little bit embarrassed that he's not up here instead of me to be honest.
"He has been an honour to play with and I would have loved to share it with him."
Delahunty finished third in the Sandover count in 2018 after playing most of the season at centre-half forward, but a move into the ruck for 2019 has taken his game to another level.
Delahunty averaged a remarkable 26.6 disposals per game across the season, while still hitting the scoreboard with an average of 0.7 goals per game.
Subiaco take on South Fremantle in the WAFL grand final at the weekend.
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