PORT ADELAIDE has two nominations for the Coats Hire AFL Goal of the Year for Round 11 with both Peter Ladhams and Charlie Dixon selected for their incredible efforts against Richmond.
Ladhams nailed his nominated goal in the first 90 seconds of the game, a sublime checkside kick from what appeared an impossible angle for a left footer.
The 22-year-old had earlier assessed his options and, running away from goal, elected to bend the ball through to get his side up and running on the day.
Dixon’s effort was his second goal of the game but by far his best.
Having missed a few efforts from much easier angles, the big man found himself deep in the pocket with the ball, after incredible pressure from Travis Boak and Robbie Gray to force the ball forward.
Without a second thought, the 29-year-old snapped the ball around his body from hard up against the boundary line and from the narrowest of angles, and a position where it would be more likely to hook across the face of goal, the ball went through.
For what it’s worth Ladhams’ effort won portadelaidefc.com.au’s GFG goal of the week and Dixon’s won the RAA Play of the Day.
The other Round 11 nominees for Goal of the Year is Melbourne’s Kysaiah Pickett – a graduate of Port Adelaide’s Aboriginal AFL Academy.
Cast your vote below or head to goaloftheyear.afl to go in the running for a $10,000 cash prize.