AFL Sydney Top 20 Players - Number 2
4 - Alex Goodall
Club: Pennant Hills
You would be well pressed to find a more respected player in the competition than Alex Goodall.
"Cheese" has been a long term member of the Demons midfield, notching over 100 senior games, and has built his reputation on a great defensive, close checking focus.
A no fuss, tough as they come midfielder, it is hard to miss Goodall not only for his stocky frame and red hair, but also for the fact he is often at the bottom of every pack.
Like Simon Black, he has great vision with both hand and foot in traffic. A perennial member of the representative arena, where for the second year running the coaching staff named him as best afield in AFL Sydney's big win over AFL Canberra in June (to go with his best on ground against AFL Cairns last year).
Goodall was arguably the Demons’ best player in 2013 and his absence from their Grand Final loss to Manly-Warringah last season could well have been the difference.
'Cheese's' ability to perform on the big stage is unquestioned and he will be a vital player for the Demon's finals chances as they look for redemption from last years defeat.
Not what you would call a flashy player, Goodall goes about his football tradesman-like but is always one that Chris Yard can rely on to get the job done.
A player that every club in the league woud love to have on their books.
The top 20 so far:
20 - Brenton Mumme (Western Suburbs)
19 - Sam Carruthers (North Shore)
18 - Lachlan Kilpatrick (Manly-Warringah)
17 - Matt Carey (Pennant Hills)
16 - Tom Sundberg (UTS)
15 – Matt Edwins (Campbelltown)
14 – Ryan Plant (UNSW/ES)
13 – Karl Merson (St George)
12 – Stephen Wray (Pennant Hills)
11 – Anthony Robertson (Manly Warringah)
10 – Taylor Williamson (Western Suburbs)
9 – Leigh Conway (Western Suburbs)
8 – James Brain (Manly Warringah
7 – Lloyd Shepherd (Pennant Hills)
6 - Matt Round (Western Suburbs)
5 - Connor Pettersson (Manly-Warringah)
4 - Selby Lee-Steere (North Shore)
3 - Brayden Fowler (Manly-Warringah)