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Freo trio in Team of the Week

Walters scored himself three goals in Saturday's clash. - Fremantle,Fremantle Dockers,AFL,Team of the Week
Walters scored himself three goals in Saturday's clash.

THE THREE leaders for contested marks this season all feature in the round five Team of the Week.

They're an unlikely set of names.

Carlton has unearthed a spearhead in Harry McKay, who has clunked 22 contested grabs, ahead of Hawthorn mainstay Ben McEvoy (17) and Fremantle's aerial specialist Matthew Taberner (15).

The undermanned Hawks fought hard against Geelong and James Sicily helped his side resist the Cats for so long. Essendon's defence looks far better with Michael Hurley firing. St Kilda skipper Jarryn Geary fought bravely despite copping a knock to a corkie that required surgery hours after the win over Melbourne. The move down back for Shane Edwards has worked a treat, Dougal Howard was sterling in Port Adelaide's upset over the reigning premiers West Coast and Brodie Smith excelled when Adelaide burst away from Gold Coast in the second quarter.

That was the performance the Blues faithful have been waiting for from Sam Petrevski-Seton. Port Adelaide co-captain Ollie Wines is winning back any supporters he lost after a water skiing incident cost him the opening two games of the season. A couple of former Giants showed they were worth giving up a couple of first-round picks for: Essendon's Dylan Shiel and Collingwood's Adam Treloar. McEvoy is having a stellar season while Dustin Martin showed the doubters he still has it, carving Sydney up in a dominant display.

If it went Tim Membrey's way against the Demons, he marked it. The story was similar for Taberner, who could have had a monster day out if he converted more efficiently. His teammate Michael Walters certainly doesn't have any problems with using the footy well though. Modern-day great Gary Ablett showed he can't be written off with a vintage outing on Easter Monday, McKay was superb, and what more can be said about Eddie Betts?

Midfield bulls Nat Fyfe and Patrick Cripps are on another level when it comes to their work in the clinches. Sam Graywas magnificent for the Power. Oft-maligned Gary Rohan has been a huge contributor for the Cats, combining goals and overhead marking with his trademark pressure.

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