Jimmy wins Grubber’s top award

James Linton has won his second Best and Fairest award at Ocean Grove. 171682 Pictures: OGFNC

By Mark Heenan

Champion Ocean Grove midfielder James Linton took out his second Grubber’s Best and Fairest award at the club’s senior vote count on 12 August.
Linton, who was rested for the Round 18 Queenscliff clash on Saturday, won the prized Damian Clark Medal last year in his first season.
The 26-year-old former GFL Colac gun played 17 games and kicked 15 goals in 2017 and finished with 118 votes.
He won ahead of Ocean Grove playing assistant coach Brent Macleod on 99 votes.
Ocean Grove coach Paul Lynch paid tribute to Linton’s consistent season.
“Jimmy had a real good patch in the middle (of the season) where he nearly voted every week,” Lynch told the Voice.
Ocean Grove senior netball playing coach Elyse Howard won the club’s best and fairest vote count in Premier division with 16 votes.
She finished narrowly ahead of Lucy Vercher with 15 votes.
Star youngster Claudia Britt took out the Division 1 vote count.
Adam Gerdtz won the Grubber reserves football honour after polling the most votes.