Jacob Gough Wins 2008 Devery- Kelly Medal

An outstanding season from Morningside ruckman Jacob Gough has seen him take out the club's Devery-Kelly Medal for the fairest & Best award, held at the Morningside Football Club on Friday night.

The 27-year-old polled votes consistently throughout  the season, collecting a total of 114 to win over Grogan Medal winner Nathan Kinch (111) and power forward Kent Abey (96 votes).

Gough capped of a fantastic season which included individual honors in State selection, 150 State League games, the ALP “Galloway’s Hill Branch Player of the Year”, Joe Grant Medal in the Grand Final and Morningside’s “player of the finals”

It was the popular ruckman’s first best and fairest despite winning the 2003 Grogan Medal. Gough who ironically piped this years Grogan Medal winner Nathan Kinch by 3 votes

Since joining the Panthers as a junior Gough has had an outstanding career, playing in back to back premiership teams in 2003, 2004 and captaining his state.

His ability to read the play and bring his fellow team mates into the game has been his real strength   

Season highlights include best on ground votes in round 5, 15, and 18 whilst in total he was in the top 4 on 10 occasions.

In a close count between Kinch, Abey and Gough it was Kinch who led after 5 rounds by 11 votes from Gough.

Abey dominated rounds 6-10 to lead by 1 vote from both Kinch and Gough. Abey extended his lead by 2 from Kinch and 5 from Gough through rounds 11-15.

Gough then polled in all rounds 16-19 and hit the lead in round 17 for the first time and go on to win the Medal.

Votes for the Best and Fairest are awarded by the Morningside match committee which consists of senior coach John Blair and assistant coaches Mark Holman and Craig McBrien.


Former 1965 Premiership captain & coach Terry Devery was in attendance to present the medals to the former winners from 2000 onwards who attended
In other award categories, Jacob Gough Best in Finals, full back Brett Connell was rewarded with his season winning the Most Improved award, Adam Spackman took out the “Charlie King” Rookie of the Year award coming off a strong pre season

In the lower grades Sandy Hampson (105 votes) capped of a great debut season winning the Reserves Best and Fairest from rover James Booth (87) and defender Mac Penny (78). Hampson won the U18 Best & Fairest in 2007

The under 18’s Best and Fairest went to Byron Spurling (114) with utility Jack Angus (73) runner up and rover Eddie Mallen (72) third.      

An outstanding season from Morningside ruckman Jacob Gough has seen him take out the club's Devery-Kelly Medal for the fairest & Best award, held at the Morningside Football Club on Friday night.

The 27-year-old polled votes consistently throughout  the season, collecting a total of 114 to win over Grogan Medal winner Nathan Kinch (111) and power forward Kent Abey (96 votes).

Gough capped of a fantastic season which included individual honors in State selection, 150 State League games, the ALP “Galloway’s Hill Branch Player of the Year”, Joe Grant Medal in the Grand Final and Morningside’s “player of the finals”

It was the popular ruckman’s first best and fairest despite winning the 2003 Grogan Medal. Gough who ironically piped this years Grogan Medal winner Nathan Kinch by 3 votes

Since joining the Panthers as a junior Gough has had an outstanding career, playing in back to back premiership teams in 2003, 2004 and captaining his state.

His ability to read the play and bring his fellow team mates into the game has been his real strength   

Season highlights include best on ground votes in round 5, 15, and 18 whilst in total he was in the top 4 on 10 occasions.

In a close count between Kinch, Abey and Gough it was Kinch who led after 5 rounds by 11 votes from Gough.

Abey dominated rounds 6-10 to lead by 1 vote from both Kinch and Gough. Abey extended his lead by 2 from Kinch and 5 from Gough through rounds 11-15.

Gough then polled in all rounds 16-19 and hit the lead in round 17 for the first time and go on to win the Medal.

Votes for the Best and Fairest are awarded by the Morningside match committee which consists of senior coach John Blair and assistant coaches Mark Holman and Craig McBrien.


Former 1965 Premiership captain & coach Terry Devery was in attendance to present the medals to the former winners from 2000 onwards who attended
In other award categories, Jacob Gough Best in Finals, full back Brett Connell was rewarded with his season winning the Most Improved award, Adam Spackman took out the “Charlie King” Rookie of the Year award coming off a strong pre season

In the lower grades Sandy Hampson (105 votes) capped of a great debut season winning the Reserves Best and Fairest from rover James Booth (87) and defender Mac Penny (78). Hampson won the U18 Best & Fairest in 2007

The under 18’s Best and Fairest went to Byron Spurling (114) with utility Jack Angus (73) runner up and rover Eddie Mallen (72) third.      


2008 Morningside Senior voting top ten:

Name

Total

Jacob Gough

114 votes

Nathan Kinch

111 votes

Kent Abey

96 votes

Adam Spackman

64 votes

Ben Gibson

57 votes

Tyson Upton

49 votes

Jack Lawler

48 votes

David Lillico

46 votes

Damien Bonney

44 votes

Ryan Holman

36 votes

 

 

Reserve Grade Top 5

Name

Total

Sandy Hampson

105 votes

James Booth

87 votes

Mac Penny

78 votes

Andrew Pyke

64 votes

David Tough

51 votes

 

Under 18 Top 5

Name

Total

Byron Spurling

92 votes

Jack Angus

73 votes

Eddie Mallen

72 votes

Alex Diamond

59 votes

Jack Collings

48 votes

 

Other Awards

Award

Seniors

Reserves

Under 18

Goal Kicking

Kent Abey

Josh Brown

Byron Spurling

Most Improved

Brett Connell

Andrew Pyke

Alex Diamond

Best In Finals

Jacob Gough

Sandy Hampson

Eddie Mallen

ALP  Player of the Year

Jacob Gough

 

 

Club Spirit Award

Peter Kline

 

 

Rookie of the Year

Adam Spackman

 

 

Award

Seniors

Reserves

Under 18

Representative Player

Of the Year

David Lillico

 

Alistair Nash

150 games

Jacob Gough, Nick Clark

 

 

100 games

Kent Abey

 

 

50 games

Chris Rose, Damien Bonney, Mark Rootsey, Scott Ralph, Nathan Kinch, Sam Brown

 

 

AFL QLD Team of the Year

David Lillico, Kent Abey, Nathan Kinch, Jacob Gough

 

 

 

 

 

 




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