Duscher wins Bendigo Bombers club champion award

BENDIGO Bombers’ captain Ben Duscher last night took out the Nick Carter Medal for the club’s best and fairest player.Despite missing five games through injury, Duscher polled 129 votes to win by 18 from forward Tory Dickson.In an exciting count, Duscher, Tory Dickson and Essendon-listed midfielder Ricky Dyson were all a chance to win the medal.Duscher and Dickson were tied, 15 clear of Dyson.Dickson failed to poll a vote and Duscher picked up 18 votes to clinch victory. Dyson finished third on 111 votes.Duscher won best first-year player last year and followed up with a consistent season in the midfield.His form attracted the attention of AFL scouts and he was invited to attend a draft screening camp in Melbourne last week.The 24-year-old is seen as a potential selection in December’s AFL Rookie Draft.Last night’s best and fairest was the final count for the Bendigo Bombers.The club is now known as the Bendigo Football Club.The goalkicking award last night was won by Matthew Little with 50 goals ahead of Dickson on 48.The most courageous award went to Essendon-listed defender Tyson Slattery.Bendigo-listed ruckman Tom Campbell was named best first-year player.Best clubman was property steward Wal Thelen.

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