Ben romps home
By Andrew Brasier
GUN Montmorency midfielder Ben Kennedy (pictured with his trophy) capped off a fine season by winning the club's senior best and fairest award.
About 200 Monty faithful were at Bobby McGee's in the city to see the popular Kennedy take out the award in
The former Collingwood and Melbourne star won plenty of admirers at Mont and around the NFNL throughout the
2018 season for his courageous and inspirational style of football. Such was his fearless style that he became known as the "human canonball'' at Montmorency Park.
The humble and understated Kennedy scored 137 votes to take the NFNL Magpies' highest award. Last year's winner Patrick Fitzgerald was runner-up with 91 votes, while never-say-die vice-captain Ben Walton earned the third-placed trophy with 87.
Kennedy thanked outgoing coach Ben Haynes and his teammates for their help in his first year with Mont. He also singled out Josh "Stingray'' Slattery for his role in getting the former AFL pocket rocket to Magpie land.
Earlier in the night Nick Paton was crowned the reserves' best and fairest with 108 votes while the versatile Zac
Beadle was runner-up with 80.
Premiership (thirds) player Blake Charles took out the under 19 award with 53 votes, while eye-catching speedster
Molly Reinke took out the senior women's best and fairest award with 74 votes. Star midfielder Nikki Blythe finished second with 69 votes.