After delivering a true captain’s performance, Bulldog Luke Mccarty was a popular choice as Clarrie Boon medallist - even if the man himself was a bit surprised to receive it.
The best-on-ground effort was Mccarty’s fifth for the season and was capped off by a strong last-quarter contested mark and set shot for goal which iced the win.
“To be honest I think there were probably a couple of blokes ahead of me,” Mccarty said of receiving the honour.
“We had a big focus on 22 blokes, everyone had a job to do today and everyone did that and we came away with the result.”
South coach Leigh Harding said Mccarty was the most courageous footballer he’d ever played alongside.
“I’m very proud of my skipper,” Harding said.
“Luke’s game was just leading from the front, he leads from the front in every game he plays, he’s got no caution for danger.
“What he does is make the rest of the side walk taller and that’s what he did today.”