Hind scores a hat-trick in second AFL game

Former Maryborough Education Centre student Nick Hind has earned his halo with a three- goal haul last Saturday in round 14 of the AFL.

Hind proved why he was elevated from the VFL by St Kilda with three goals against Brisbane in his second ever career game on Saturday.

Alongside his hat-trick, the 24- year-old Clunes product racked up eight score involvements, 13 disposals with an efficiency of over 90 percent, four tackles and four inside 50s.

Hind was praised by the St Kilda faithful, named best on ground by fans during St Kilda’s 56-point loss to Brisbane.

Now with four from four shots at goal, Hind looks a good chance to be named this weekend for the fourth edition of Maddie’s Match against Richmond.

While Hind is thriving, former Maryborough local Jake Stringer was ruled out of yesterday’s clash between Essendon and Greater Western Sydney after sustaining a leg injury back in round 13.

Essendon’s physical performance manager Justin Crow spoke to Essendon’s website earlier this week and said while he is on the mend, he wouldn’t be ready in time for the game.

For more on this story see Page 33 of The Advertiser, Friday, June 28

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