Player of the Year - Round 1

Each round we'll be posting our votes for The Swans Blog's Player of the Year award.

The players will be voted on their performance on the day regardless of previous form. The player with the highest number of votes at the end of the season, wins. Simple.

Round 1 saw the Swans mount a desperate second-half comeback against the Western Bulldogs at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night.

Trailing by 40 points early in the third quarter, the Swans kicked 7 of the next 8 goals, drawing within 4 points, before the Bulldogs booted two goals in a minute to seal the win.

Jake Lloyd was outstanding for the visitors, racking up 35 disposals, 10 marks and 630 metres gained, while Jarrad McVeigh was a rock in defence.

Isaac Heeney took a contender for Mark of the Year in the opening minutes of the match, converting the goal, and showing his marking prowess throughout the match.

Zak Jones' 541 metres gained was the Swans' second best for territory, but belied his 58 percent disposal efficiency and turnovers (7).

5 - Jake Lloyd
4 - Callum Sinclair
3 - Jarrad McVeigh
2 - Tom Papley
1 - Isaac Heeney

5 - Jake Lloyd
4 - Callum Sinclair
3 - Jarrad McVeigh
2 - Tom Papley
1 - Isaac Heeney

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

Melbourne, Australia

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