Western Bulldogs’ Cody Weightman takes mark of the year contender
Western Bulldogs small forward Cody Weightman has taken an incredible contender for mark of the year during the Dogs’ blockbuster clash with Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday night.
The livewire small forward stunned the football world when he took a genuine specky during the third quarter of the match between the premiership fancies.
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As the ball travelled down the wing at the MCG, Weightman climbed on top of the shoulders of Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn, getting some serious hang time and taking the ball cleanly before tumbling back to the turf.
“Weightman! What about that climb!,” Channel 7 commentator James Brayshaw exclaimed.
“Tiny little man just sat on Max’s head!”
CODY WEIGHTMAN JUST SAT ON MAX GAWN'S HEAD!!!!!!#imloving it | #AFLDeesDogspic.twitter.com/IO3c6RKWtS
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Making the feat even more impressive was Weightman’s follow-up work after he had taken one of the marks of the year.
After passing off the ball, the 20-year-old drifted inside the Bulldogs’ forward 50 and crumbed the ball from a contest and kicked a goal.
Cody Weightman took an absolute beauty over Melbourne’s Max Gawn.Source:Supplied
He used Max Gawn as a step ladder.Source:Supplied
Fans were stunned by Weightman’s effort and were immediately calling it one of the marks of the year.
The mark will definitely be a contender of the end-of-season award, along with Richmond’s Shai Bolton hanger earlier in the year, while Jack Riewoldt’s courageous mark running back with the flight of the ball into a pack will also be tough to beat.
Weightman! There's a fourth contender for Mark of the Year! #AFLDeesDogs
That's a stunning mark from Weightman.
Talk about next level. #AFLDeesDogs
Play of the year Cody Weightman!
It was an arm-wrestle between the two top-four sides, with the Bulldogs just getting the upper hand throughout the game.
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