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AFLCA votes: Round five

BTV: Rd 5 | Performance of the Week Midfielder Dylan Shiel takes this round's Hankook Performance of the Week after this dynamic performance against the Kangaroos.

Essendon has dominated the round five AFLCA coaches votes in its 58-point win over North Melbourne, with all 30 votes going to the red and black. 

Zach Merrett (39 disposals) and Dylan Shiel (36) were clear leaders in midfield, awarded eight votes each.

It's the second time Shiel has been deemed best afield by the coaches, having earned nine votes against Melbourne in round three.

Bombers skipper Dyson Heppell was also a major ball-winner against the Roos, collecting 32 disposals and 10 marks to take home five votes.

Orazio Fantasia (four votes), Michael Hurley (four) and Cale Hooker (one) were also recognised for their solid performances.


8 - Zach Merrett (ESS)

8 - Dylan Shiel (ESS)

5 - Dyson Heppell (ESS)

4 - Orazio Fantasia (ESS)

4 - Michael Hurley (ESS)

1 - Cale Hooker (ESS)