Angus LITHERLAND

#17  

Age: 26yr 5mth Games: 24 Born: Oct 12, 1992
Height: 192cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF

2016 Digest:   The tall defender didn’t do much wrong in half a dozen senior games, but like others has to wait for his chance in this outfit. Now really pushing to get a senior berth and has done everything right in pre-season.

2016 NAB Cup:   Nothing wrong with three games in defence, but can’t push past others at present.

2016 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Geel Toiled away in defence but conceded too much room to Cats’ opponents. 5
2 WCE Took the resting ruckman and was OK but didn’t have a great deal to do. 5
3 WB Played a role down back but didn’t create much run and carry. On the fringes. 4
4 StK Stationed down back and wasn’t really a factor. 3
5 VFL Did fairly well in the back half. Defended stoutly and got a bit of the ball. -
6 VFL Steady game across half back and repelled Frankston attacks when needed. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Not his best outing in the defensive half. -
9 VFL Tried hard in the back half but couldn’t quite hold Casey out for long enough. -
10 VFL Bye. -
11 VFL Excellent in defensive role for the Hawks against North Ballarat. -
13 VFL Steady game at half-back and pressing up through the middle. -
14 VFL OK effort without standing out in defence. -
15 VFL Bye. -
16 VFL Provided good drive out of back half and used it reasonably well. -
17 Syd Defensively did some neat things but just two kicks for the night. 2
18 Senior emergency.
19 VFL Not his best outing and needs to rediscover form ahead of finals. -
20 VFL Racked up the touches. Had six inside-50s and five rebounds. All round game. -
21 VFL Steady game without starring in important win over Sandringham. -
22 VFL Cleaned up in defence well at times to be a handy contributor. -
23 VFL Stuck to task diligently in back half. Seven rebounds and six tackles. -
QF -
SF -

2015 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

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3 VFL 11 possessions in defence but wasn’t beaten often. -
4 VFL Up and down afternoon in defence. -
5 VFL Bye. -
6 VFL OK down back but didn’t do enough to warrant a call up. -
7 Melb Returned to team and didn’t look out of place. 5
8 VFL Among Box Hill’s best down back in win over Sandy. -
9 GCS Was keen to make the most of his chance and did OK as a defender. 4
10 StK Sub came on late and didn’t do much. 1
12 Senior emergency.
13 VFL Struggled down back and was shifted forward. Not his day. -
14 VFL Ball use at times from defence was questionable but tried hard. -
15 VFL 13 possessions in defensive half. Fair. -
16 Syd Nailed a goal just before half time that halted Swans’ momentum. 5
17 Carl Hit target with every one of touches and didn’t look out of place. 5
18 Soreness.
19 VFL Good game down back and drifted forward for a rare goal. -
20 VFL Undisciplined at times which could have been costly. -
21 VFL Fair down back without being a standout. -
22 VFL Not his best game in defence. -
23 Carl Late inclusion for Rioli and was a bit-part player in defence. 3
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL Stood up fairly well when under pressure down back. -
PF VFL Steady in an under-fire defence. Outsider for call up. -
GF -

2014 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 Box Hill didn’t play.
2 Ess Modest stats but did a few nice things and wore opponents tight. 4
3 Frem Sub came on 10 minutes into final term. 1
4 VFL Strong effort all afternoon. -
5 VFL In and out of the game. Battled a touch. -
6 VFL Rebounded well from the back pocket. -
7 StK Not really tested. 3
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Did well opposed to Aaron Edwards. -
10 VFL Harassed well to go with 15 touches in defence. -
11 GWS Produced great stops defensively and played a key role in win. Big positive. 7
12 WCE Attacked the footy in defence. Took confidence from the GWS game. 5
13 Carl Defensively he looks a real prospect. Stats modest but did his job. 4
14 Coll Fought bravely to contain Elliott but had his colours lowered. 4
15 GCS Showed a bit at times. 4
16 NM Didn’t do much. 3
17 Adel Did the job on Eddie Betts restricting him to one goal. 7
18 Syd Got caught out on Franklin at times and that did not end well. Kept battling. 5
19 WB Did a solid job on Bontempelli. 5
20 Senior emergency.
21 VFL Didn’t have a great deal to do in defence. -
22 VFL Did what was required in defence in massive win. -
23 Coll Defensively OK but still learning the caper and made a couple of mistakes. 4
QF VFL Bye. -
SF VFL OK without starring in the back half. -
PF VFL Fair without being a standout in the Hawks’ back six. -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

1 PM Composed effort in defence. Improved player. -
2 VFL Ok without starring. Needs to do more though. -
3 VFL Defended well even though undersized. Nice effort. -
4 Didn’t play for Box Hill.
5 VFL Struggled to get into the game at all. -
6 VFL Solid effort. Caught the eye at times with his creativity. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Good even duel with Spencer in the ruck. Fair. -
9 VFL Rebounded and defended well down back. Nice game. -
10 VFL Just a solid game off half back. -
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL In and out of the game. OK without starring. -
13 VFL Gave good run and link play from defence and through the middle. -
14 VFL Kept working hard to provide some run. Good outing. -
15 VFL Gave some run from defence and did well on Mooney. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Struggled to get into the game. Just five possessions. -
18 VFL Quiet game overall down back. -
19 VFL Played his role down back and took some nice marks. -
20 VFL Big task on Daniher and stuck to it well despite height difference. -
21 VFL OK down back but wasn’t as influential as he has been. -
22 VFL Provided some run from defence and was important in final stages. -
23 VFL Defended superbly against a much taller opponent. -
QF
SF VFL Quiet day in defence with just the 10 touches. -
PF VFL Rebounded well from the back half as a small defender. -
GF

2012 Season

Played for : Hawthorn

4 VFL Did some nice things. Gave some run. -
5 VFL Battled hard despite having a few up and down moments. -
6 VFL In and out of the game. -
7 VFL Tried hard but not his best outing. -
8 VFL Did some good things and competed well. -
11 VFL Had a few touches but wasn’t overly influential. -
14 VFL Beaten by Thornton but a good learning experience. -
15 VFL Repelled plenty of attacks and used ball well. -
16 VFL Kept Appleford goalless playing in defence. -
17 VFL OK in defence without being a standout. -
18 VFL Just the seven touches in defence. -
19 VFL Down on form over recent weeks and that continued. -
20 VFL Couldn’t get into the game to any degree. -
22 VFL Solid down back with 13 disposals. -