Launceston's Matt Hanson finished equal third in the 2017 VFL best and fairest count

Launceston Werribee midfielder Matt Hanson in action. Picture: werribeefc.com.au

Launceston Werribee midfielder Matt Hanson in action. Picture: werribeefc.com.au

The two-time reigning Werribee best and fairest winner Matt Hanson finished equal third in the VFL best and fairest count behind Richmond’s Jacob Townsend.

The ex-South Launceston and Western Storm star, 23, and Williamstown’s Adam Marcon were four points behind Townsend in a tight race for the J.J. Liston Trophy. 

Fellow Tasmanian and former St Kilda player Eli Templeton (Port Melbourne) polled 11 votes to rank equal seventh.

Hanson and Templeton also represented Victoria this season. 

TOP FIVE

1 – Jacob Townsend (Richmond) 18 votes, 2 –  Michael Gibbons (Williamstown) 16 votes, 3 – Adam Macron (Williamstown) and Matt Hanson (Werribee) 14 votes, 5 – Anthony Miles (Richmond) 13 votes.

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