PORT ADELAIDE midfielder Jack Trengove will go into Monday night’s Magarey Medal count as one of the favourites after a quality home-and-away season with the Magpies.
Trengove was in scintillating form at the start of the year, amassing 30+ possessions in his first seven games before getting injured in Port’s Round 8 loss to Glenelg.
The 28-year-old missed five games through injury, but he was still able to find plenty of the football upon his return.
He was named in Port Adelaide’s best on 11 occasions across the season.
Jack Trengove in 2019:
Average disposals: 32.2
Average marks: 7.5
Average clearances: 5
Average tackles: 6.5
Willem Drew will be another Magpies player who should poll well in the Magarey, after being named in Port’s best in eight of the 10 times he played this year.
Drew averaged nearly 28 touches for the season, with his best game coming against Woodville-West Torrens where he amassed 38 disposals and kicked a goal.
His 29 touches and two goals in the Round 9 victory over Sturt should see him amongst the votes on that occasion as well.
Willem Drew in 2019:
Average disposals: 27.7
Average clearances: 6.8
Average tackles: 7.3
Emerging ruckman Peter Ladhams had a standout year for the Magpies in 2019, earning himself a call-up to the AFL side for his strong form.
Ladhams played 14 games for the season, kicking 15 goals and was named in Port’s best seven times.
The 21-year-old should poll well in Port’s Round 6 win over Central District, where he had 28 touches, 40 hit-outs, 10 clearances and booted two goals.
Ladhams was also very good in Round 3 vs North Adelaide, Round 5 vs Woodville-West Torrens and Round 15 vs South Adelaide.
Peter Ladhams in 2019:
Average disposals: 19.9
Average marks: 4.7
Average clearances: 5.7
Glenelg’s Luke Partington is a red-hot favourite to take out this year’s Magarey Medal, while Adelaide’s Patrick Wilson, South Adelaide’s Joel Cross and Sturt’s Sam Colquhoun should all be high up on the leaderboard at the business end of the count.