Essendon champion Matthew Lloyd has cast his votes for the first week of the AFL finals.
on Sports day, the former Bombers full-forward rated the top seven players from the two qualifiers and two elimination finals from 7 to 1.
Lloyd will keep track of his votes before awarding the winner of the self-proclaimed ‘Matthew Lloyd Medal’.
Week 1 votes:
7. Clayton Oliver
“Arguably the best player in the game right now, C.Oliver.”
6. Christian Petracca
5. Travis Book
“He ran like a 23-year-old.”
4. Isaac Heeney
“Four votes in a losing match, they almost won the match.”
3. Aliir Aliir
“I thought he scared the Geelong Football Club by 15 minutes with how good he was.”
2. Tom Liberatore
“Back in town.
“I think that’s the problem. Essendon doesn’t have a hard tag, Ben Rutten doesn’t like that and he got off the chain.”
1. Cody Weightman
Meanwhile, the weekend also saw the voting for the AFLCA’s Gary Ayres Award for Best Finalist Player.
Clayton Oliver from Melbourne leads the way with 10 votes alongside Isaac Heeney from Sydney, who will no longer participate in the final series.
Port Adelaide’s Travis Boak received nine votes in week 1, with Western Bulldogs midfielder Tom Liberatore (7), Demons star Christian Petracca (7) and Port on baller Ollie Wines (7) making up the top six.