Glenorchy's Jaye Bowden named the 2017 TSL Player of the Year

RUN OF THE GAME: North Launceston centreman Brad Cox-Goodyer finds plenty of space in a best afield performance on Saturday against Burnie. Picture: Scott Gelston
RUN OF THE GAME: North Launceston centreman Brad Cox-Goodyer finds plenty of space in a best afield performance on Saturday against Burnie. Picture: Scott Gelston

TSL superstar Jaye Bowden has claimed successive state player-of-the-year accolades after taking an unassailable lead in the media award.

The Glenorchy forward polled three votes against Tigers to seal a third win that also includes his first in 2014.

Bowden’s three goals to mark his 200th State League appearance cemented a four-vote lead ahead of North Launceston pair Tom Couch and Brad Cox-Goodyear.

Couch failed to snare votes in the penultimate game of the home and away season, but Cox-Goodyer showed his wares in a standout best-on-ground effort in the Bombers’ 142-point win over Burnie.

Midfielder Josh Ponting and forward Mark Walsh both earned votes from the home clash on Saturday.

Tigers v Glenorchy 

  • 3 Jaye Bowden (Glen)
  • 2 Mitch Rainbird (Glen) 
  • 1 Harry Pearce (Glen)

Clarence v Lauderdale

  • 3 Brady Jones (Clar)
  • 2 Josh McGuinness (Laud)
  • 1 Nat Franklin (Laud)

North L’ton v Burnie

  • 3 Brad Cox-Goodyer (NL)
  • 2 Josh Ponting (NL)
  • 1 Mark Walsh (NL)

LEADERBOARD

  • 20 JAYE BOWDEN (Glen) – 2017 award winner
  • 16 Tom Couch (NL) 
  • 16 Brad Cox-Goodyer (NL)
  • 13 Bryce Walsh (Laud) 
  • 13 Brodie Palfreyman (L’tn) 
  • 12 Jackson O'Brien (Clar)
  • 12 Nat Franklin (Laud)
  • 11 Thor Boscott (Laud)
  • 11 Zac Burt (NL) 
  • 10 Rulla Kelly-Mansell (L’tn) 
  • 10 Mitch Carter (Tigers) 
  • 10 Rhys Mott (Glen)
  • 10 Brady Jones (Clar) 
  • 9 Jay Blackberry (L’tn) 
  • 9 Ian Callinan (Clar) 
  • 9 Beau Sharman (Dev)
  • 9 Dylan Fyfe (Laud)