PORT ADELAIDE midfielder Travis Boak has slipped to third in the voting for the 2020 SHADFORTH FINANCIAL GROUP AFLCA CHAMPION PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD despite polling for a fourth straight game.
The coaches awarded Boak one vote for his performance in the 48-point win over West Coast with key forward Charlie Dixon scoring the perfect 10 votes out of the match.
Dixon booted six goals and two behinds in a dominant forward display.
His hands were clean too as he pulled down six contested marks among his seven grabs.
Dixon also had 15 disposals, one tackle and a hit-out for good measure, while he became the first AFL player in 2020 to have 12 score involvements.
Vice captain Hamish Hartlett polled eight votes after a commanding display off half back.
Hartlett booted a goal, had 22 disposals and six marks plus recorded a game-high 515 metres gained.
In his 250th AFL game, Brad Ebert received five votes, while Karl Amon and Darcy Byrne-Jones each got three votes to make it a clean sweep for Port Adelaide players.
Gold Coast third-gamer Matt Rowell scored a maximum 10 votes for a third straight week as one of eight players to receive 10 votes on the weekend along with Dixon, Hawthorn’s Chad Wingard, Geelong’s Cam Guthrie, Brisbane’s High McCluggage, GWS Giant Toby Greene, Western Bulldog Marcus Bontempelli and St Kilda’s Dan Butler.
In fact, a player polled ten votes in all but one game over the weekend.
Brisbane’s Lachie Neale has taken over the lead at the top of the leaderboard, one vote ahead of Rowell and two ahead of Boak.
Round 4 – votes v West Coast
10 votes – Dixon (PA)
8 votes – Hartlett (PA)
5 votes – Ebert (PA)
3 votes – Byrne-Jones (PA)
– Amon (PA)
1 vote – Boak (PA)
Overall leader board
31 votes – Lachie Neale (Brisbane)
30 votes – Matt Rowell (Gold Coast)
29 votes – Travis Boak (Port Adelaide)
23 votes – Chad Wingard (Hawthorn)
22 votes – Scott Pendlebury (Collingwood)
20 votes - Taylor Adams (Collingwood), Todd Goldstein (North Melbourne)
19 votes – Isaac Heeney (Sydney)
18 votes – Toby Greene (GWS), Hugh McCluggage (Brisbane)