Four players lead the 2017 AFLCA Gary Ayres Award after week two of the AFL finals series, with Geelong star Patrick Dangerfield receiving maximum votes for his semi-final efforts.
Dangerfield joins Sydney’s Josh Kennedy, West Coast’s Luke Shuey and GWS’ Callan Ward atop of the leaderboard after the Brownlow Medallist kicked four first-half goals and collected 26 disposals as the Cats stormed to the Preliminary Final.
Giants co-captain Ward received seven votes for his 28-disposal, one-goal effort as the club secured their second consecutive Preliminary Final berth, adding to his three votes in last week’s Qualifying Final defeat.
AFL Coaches’ Association votes for week two of the finals:
geelong v sydney
10 Dangerfield (Geel), 8 Duncan (Geel), 3 Blicavs (Geel), 3 Smith (Geel), 2 Henderson (Geel), 2 Menegola (Geel), 1 Taylor (Geel), 1 Tuohy (Geel)
gws v west coast
8 Coniglio (GWS), 7 Johnson (GWS), 7 Ward (GWS), 6 Whitfield (GWS), 1 Patton (GWS), 1 Wilson (GWS)
10 — JOSH KENNEDY (SYD)
10 — LUKE SHUEY (WC)
10 — CALLAN WARD (GWS)
10 — PATRICK DANGERFIELD (GEEL)
9 — DUSTIN MARTIN (RICH)
8 — STEPHEN CONIGLIO (GWS)
8 — MITCH DUNCAN (GEEL)
8 — EDDIE BETTS (ADEL)
8 — TRENT COTCHIN (RICH)
8 — BRAD CROUCH (ADEL)
8 — JEREMY MCGOVERN (WC)
8 — LUKE PARKER (SYD)