First-gamer to hold spot

Colac’s Aaron Walters, left, ranked among the Tigers’ best players in his first game for the season.

Colac co-coach Rowan McSparron says Aaron Walters is likely to hold his spot after a starring performance in his first senior game of the year.

Selectors promoted Walters for Saturday’s potential finals preview against Leopold, with the Tigers claiming their second major scalp in as many weeks; 14.10 (94) to 12.4 (76).

Walters and Tom Rieniets came into the side for injured duo Jarryn McCormack, ankle, and Lachie Simpkin, general soreness.

“The depth we’ve got has really helped,” McSparron said.

“The boys playing in the 12 o’clock game are putting good form together and playing a good style of footy, and when they get their opportunities they’re making the most of them like Aaron did,” he said.

Officials named Walters second best-on-ground behind skipper Jack Melican, for an impressive role as a defensive half forward who rotated through the wing.

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