2017 TSL player of the year award | Round 7

ON THE MARCH: Northern Bombers coach Tom Couch has moved into outright third in voting for the State League player of the year award. Picture: Phillip Biggs

ON THE MARCH: Northern Bombers coach Tom Couch has moved into outright third in voting for the State League player of the year award. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Tom Couch is starting to get the hang of State League football in Tasmania.

The 28-year-old North Launceston coach has played four-consecutive matches since missing round 2 with a rolled ankle and a slightly interupted pre-season.

Couch was a dominant figure in the undefeated Bombers’ win over Glenorchy at KGV on Saturday, earning maximum votes for the player of the year award and catapulting him into third overall just seven rounds in.

“I’m starting to get used to it now, obviously it’s a different type of brand from what I’m used to back home, you’ve sort of got to get your own footy,” he said.

ROUND 7 VOTES

Glenorchy v North Lton 

3 – Tom Couch (North Lton)

2 – Bart McCulloch (North Lton)

1 – Brayden Webb (Glenorchy)

Tigers v Launceston 

3 – Stewart Williams (Lton)

2 – Jake Smith (Lton)

1 – Sonny Whiting (Lton)

Clarence v Hobart City 

3 – Ryan Matthews (Hobart City)

2 – Nick Baker (Hobart City)

1 – Jarrod Harper (Clarence)

Devonport v Lauderdale

3 – Thor Boscott (L’dale)

2 – Robbie McManus (L’dale)

1 – Brodie Connelly (Devonport)

LEADERBOARD 

9 –  Zac Burt (North Lton)

8 – Dylan Fyfe (Lauderdale), Ryan Matthews (Hobart City)

7 – Tom Couch (North Lton)

6 – Jaye Bowden (Glenorchy), Thor Boscott (L’dale), Brad Cox-Goodyer (North Lton), Jake Cox (Clarence)

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