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South West AFL Watch: Marlion Pickett and Brady Hough feature in interesting round of AFL

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Brady Hough of the Eagles tackles Mason Wood of the Saints during the round 19 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on July 24, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
Camera IconPERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Brady Hough of the Eagles tackles Mason Wood of the Saints during the round 19 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on July 24, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images) Credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images

From thrilling draws to tough losses, it was an interesting weekend out for the South West’s AFL stars.

Manjimup’s Marlion Pickett featured in the shock draw between Richmond and Fremantle at Marvel Stadium on Friday night, with both teams stuck on 7.10 (52) at the final siren.

The 30-year-old made a modest contribution to the midfield, finishing with 13 disposals, three marks, three tackles, three intercept possessions, three score involvements, 17 pressure acts, two clearances and four inside 50s.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 22: Marlion Pickett of the Tigers in action during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Fremantle Dockers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 22, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconMarlion Pickett in action for Richmond against Fremantle in round 19 action. Michael Willson Credit: Michael Willson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

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Former HBL Lion Ethan Hughes did not feature for Fremantle for the second week in a row, while Bunbury’s Connor Blakely is still yet to feature in Fremantle’s best 22 and Busselton’s Jye Amiss continues his recovery from a kidney injury.

Busselton’s James Tunstill did not feature for Brisbane for the second week in a row in their 16.14 (110) to 14.9 (93) win over Gold Coast at the Gabba on Saturday.

Harvey’s Brady Hough continued to show promise in the West Coast Eagles’ 14.6 (90) to 10.2 (62) loss to St Kilda at Optus Stadium on Sunday, playing through the midfield.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - JULY 24: Brady Hough of the Eaglesh\ during the 2022 AFL Round 19 match between the West Coast Eagles and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on July 24, 2022 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Dan Carson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)
Camera IconBrady Hough gets a handpass away for the Eagles against St Kilda in round 19 action. Dan Carson Credit: Dan Carson/AFL Photos/AFL Photos via Getty Images

The 19-year-old finished with 14 disposals, six marks, an intercept possession, a goal assist, two score involvements, 11 pressure acts, and five inside 50s.

Bunbury’s Isiah Winder once again did not feature for the Eagles despite an impressive showing in the WAFL last weekend.

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