Lavington young gun Martin Brennan wins Panthers' best and fairest

Martin Brennan was a revelation for Lavington in his debut season at the club. He took out the best and fairest from Tom Hargreave.
Martin Brennan was a revelation for Lavington in his debut season at the club. He took out the best and fairest from Tom Hargreave.

LAVINGTON young gun Martin Brennan has capped off an outstanding debut season by taking out the Panthers’ best and fairest award.

In his first year at the club after crossing from Rutherglen, Brennan polled 114 votes to finish 17 clear of Tom Hargreave.

Hargreave also finished runner-up last season. 

Jack Nunn (84), Tim Hanna (74) and Luke Garland (73) rounded out the top-five in the Panthers’ injury-marred season.

Although Brennan was targeted by several Ovens and Murray clubs after showing potential in the Tallangatta and District league, he exceeded expectations by starring in the midfield and up forward.

In the reserves, Ben King edged out Jacob Read by seven votes.

Midfielder Adam Martin was a runaway winner from Ethan Bakic in the thirds.

In the A-grade netball, defender Sarah Meredith polled 40 votes to edge out Kate Yensch.

Ainslee O’Connell (32), Maddy Lloyd (27) and Sarah Senini (26) also polled well for the minor premier.

Meredith narrowly missed out on winning the Toni Wilson Medal by finishing two votes behind North Albury’s Emily Browne.

Hailey Butler won the the B-grade by 20 votes from Klara Glaw.

Samantha Godde won the C-grade from Ellen Williams and Hollie Chesser took out the 16 and under from Kelsey Mason.

Simon Curtis will take over as senior coach while Craig Mabon is set to continue as reserve grade coach.

Brett Sanson has been appointed coach of the thirds.