VInce and Tyson in Top Three for Demons B&F
Co -Captain Nathan Jones claimed this year’s Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy.
Tyson, who entered 2014 with just 13 AFL matches to his name – all with Greater Western Sydney, had an outstanding debut season in the red and blue.
The youngster exceeded expectations in 2014 and reaffirmed why GWS originally selected him at No.3 in the 2011 NAB AFL Draft. Tyson also confirmed he was a decade prospect for the red and blue.
Vince, who won Adelaide’s best and fairest in 2009, had 361 kicks for the season – more than any other Demon – and was a strong performer in 2014.
2014 Melbourne best and fairest top three
1 – Winner: Keith ‘Bluey’ Truscott Memorial Trophy – Nathan Jones (311 votes)
The tenacious ball-winner was Melbourne’s best in 2014. Jones cracked the 600-disposal milestone for the first time and averaged almost 28 disposals per match. He once again played every match, continuing his remarkable resilience.
2 – Second: Sid Anderson Memorial Trophy – Dom Tyson (293)
The first-year Demon and ex-Giant entered 2014 with a handful of matches to his name, and by the season’s end was one of Melbourne’s best players. He showed maturity beyond his 21 years and was an outstanding recruit for the club.
3 – Third: Ron Barassi Snr Memorial Trophy – Bernie Vince (270)
The former Crow had a fine first-up season in the red and blue and proved to be a valuable acquisition. Vince’s third placing was his second best result in a club best and fairest since he won the award with Adelaide in 2009