BALL MAGNET: Megan Hunt battles with Fremantle's Kara Donnellan on Sunday.
BALL MAGNET: Megan Hunt battles with Fremantle's Kara Donnellan on Sunday. Daniel Carson / AFL Media GLA130

Hunt named in best players for Brisbane

AFL: Former Boyne Island-Tannum Sands Saints player Megan Hunt's stature in the AFLW competition continues to grow.

The 21-year-old midfielder played an instrumental role in Brisbane Lions' second consecutive away win against Fremantle Dockers on Sunday.

She finished with 10 disposals which included three tackles.


Megan Hunt to Tayla harris:
Megan Hunt to Tayla harris:


The Lions are two wins from two starts in the AFLW and share undefeated status with Adelaide Crows and Carlton.

The game was in the balance and with the 10 thousand-strong crowd behind them, the Dockers led by 10 points in the second quarter, but couldn't contain athletic forward Tayla Harris (two goals) and ruck-forward Sabrina Frederick-Traub.

"After half time we really put the throttle down, Hunt said.

"The game was tough and really physical and half of our team have never been over to Perth before."

Harris nailed the clincher after taking a tough contested mark from a Hunt kick with just over a minute remaining.

Hunt said fortune favoured the brave and it was a relief that the ball was in Harris's hands after she took her seventh mark of the day.

"I was at the right spot at the right time and knew that there was not much time left," Hunt said.

"I knew once the ball was in her hands that we had the game."

Hunt said she has been pleased with her form.

"My goal for the season is to work on my defence as a midfielder as well as my tackling, but I'm really happy with how I'm going," she said.

And she's confident that win number three will happen against cellar dwellers Collingwood in Brisbane's South Pines Sports Complex this Saturday from 2.35pm.

Given the excellent crowds that have witnessed the first two rounds of the AFLW, Hunt expects more of the same.

"I'm not sure how many people it will hold, but they may need extra seats," Hunt said.

She said she will have a host of friends and relatives attending on Saturday.

"I'm going to have aunties, uncles, my parents and friends coming to watch and I can't wait," Hunt said.

"Even thinking about it is giving me goosebumps already."