K rock Football

Harry’s Mathieson “shock”


St Mary’s star Harry Benson. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GOOD judges had widely-tipped Harry Benson to claim the Mathieson Medal as GFL best-and-fairest on Wednesday night.

But it’s fair to say none would have predicted how dominant the 22-year-old midfielder’s victory would prove to be.

Benson, who also claimed the K rock MVP award and was named in the Team of the Year, polled 26 of a possible 33 votes, with seven best-on-ground performances, finishing nine clear of St Joseph’s star Jordan Keras.

“That’s why I’m a little bit shocked; I think I stole a few votes off ‘Bloody’ (St Mary’s captain Jack Blood),” he said.

“I thought I had a pretty good year, but you never kind of know until it’s read out.”

Click below to listen to the full interview with Harry Benson.