Ben BROWN

#50   North Melbourne

Age: 26yr 4mth Games: 78 Born: Nov 20, 2020
Height: 200cm Weight: 101kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Knee surgery mid-pre-season was a major interruption and battling to be right for final JLT match. Underdone.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WCE Imposed himself in attack early and marked the ball strongly, but influence waned the further the game went. 5
2 Geel Caused Lonergan all sorts of problems to kick three first-half goals then went goalless in second half. 6
3 GWS Kept presenting and won 11 possessions but only one goal to show for it, and that was from a rubbish free kick. 4
4 WB Kicked four goals and worked up the ground to provide a target for his team. Among the better Roos. 7
5 Frem Provided a target inside 50. Took six marks but only one goal. 6
6 GCS Stood up as main target with three goals in final quarter to finish on six for the night. Terrific game to get Roos up for first win. 8
7 Adel Crunched by Ziebell in first term and hurt shoulder. Returned to boot important third-quarter goal and ended with two. 6
8 Syd Grundy made it hard for him and he had to advance way up the field to chase kicks. Opportunities limited. 3
9 Melb Ended with five critical sausage rolls in what was a dominant key forward performance. 8
10 Carl Well held by Weitering and finished with just the one goal and three marks. 3
11 Rich Horror night. Looked right out of sorts opposed to Rance. Two marks, one goal. 2
12   Bye.  
13 StK Suffered from irregular and poor delivery and chances were minimal. Not his fault. 2
14 WB Full forward had Roughead to beat. Two goals early in third term and looked dangerous after half time. 6
15 GCS Had three shots at goal in first quarter (1.2) and finished with three goals. 6
16 Frem Booted four goals and competed strongly all day in the front half without much help from Daw. 7
17 Port Double teamed all game, had limited opportunities and still ended up with three goals. 7
18 Ess Almost impossible to stop at full stretch. Dominated Hartley then Hurley who was switched onto him in the last quarter. 6.2 a great return. 9
19 Melb Gave McDonald and Frost nightmares. Ended with four goals and was nearly Roos best in famous win. 9
20 Coll Was beating Dunn with strong leads and marks, but was unusually inaccurate. Knocked out by Grundy tackle in second quarter. 3
21 Haw Dynamite early, and unlucky not to be paid some marks he should’ve got. Finished with three goals, often up against many opponents. 6
22 StK On his namesake Nathan, led strongly early , but didn’t make the most of chances which was unusual. 4
23 Bris Kickless first term on Andrews but then put his marking imprint of the game with seven goals. 8

2016 Season

1 Adel Quiet for long patches but did contribute two goals. Better second half. 5
2 Bris Booted three goals but played second fiddle to Waite. 6
3 Melb Went goalless in attack despite North kicking 21 majors. Has Wood breathing down his neck. 2
4 Frem Marked strongly all night and ended with three goals. Worked well in tandem with Waite, Petrie. 7
5 GCS Got to the right spots and rewarded with a four goal haul. 7
6 WB Lifted along with other tall forwards in third quarter. 4
7 StK Livewire big man troubled Saints at times but big jumps didn’t always come off. 5
8 Ess Couldn’t get into the game at all. One goal from four kicks. 2
9 Carl Two first-term goals but fairly quiet for remaining three quarters. 5
10 Syd Got side going in second term but apart from that slim pickings. One goal. 4
11 Rich Input can’t be measured in stats alone as he barrelled into packs and had impact. 6
12 Geel Eight kicks but none at goal and well held by Henderson. 3
13 Haw Height and strong marking in forward half was a thorn in the Hawks’ side. 6
14 Adel Best tall forward target for the Kangaroos, was a handful for Hartigan. 6
16 WCE Terrific game with four goals and some towering marks. 8
17 Port Hauled in 10 marks and was clearly best for North. Only tall forward who fired. 8
18 Coll Prominent early on N. Brown, but then game flattened out. 5
19 StK Kicked three goals and troubled Saints with high marking. 6
20 WB Knee problem in second term forced him off for rest of game and disrupted attack. 2
21   Knee.  
22 Syd Struggled early up forward, but got more involved as game wore on. Seven marks, two goals. 5
23 GWS Three early goals and marked strongly opposed to Davis but then struggled for supply. 6
EF Adel Horror night. Three marks, no goals. 1

2015 Season

1   Quad.  
2 Bris Big bloke improved the forward set-up with three goals. 5
3 Port Three goals and provided headaches for Trengove. Big tank. 6
4 Geel Got out the back a few times for goals and played a role. Six marks. 6
5 Haw Booted three goals and looked the most dangerous North forward. 7
6 Rich Created some headaches presenting from forward 50 but didn’t star. 5
7 Ess Hardly sighted opening half then injured knee in third and subbed out. 2
8   Knee.  
9 Coll Just nine touches in attack and held goalless. Not his best day. 3
10 WCE Two first-quarter goals and ended with three in a pleasing performance. 6
11 Syd Tried hard to present but didn’t hit scoreboard. Seven effective disposals. 4
12 GWS Just one goal and a few marks before being subbed out. 3
14 VFL Kicked four goals and pressed claims for quick recall.
15 Geel Struggled to get into the contest. Four marks and no goals. 2
16 Ess Towering figure in attack with his contested mark and keenness to get up ground. 8
17 Bris Made the most of his opportunities with three goals. 5
18 Carl Goalless in dominant win. Couldn’t shake Jamison. 3
19 Melb Looked really dangerous early then injured a calf and slowed up. Two goals. 5
20 StK Didn’t get his hands on the ball often. 3
21 Frem Moved well up and down the ground and bagged a couple of goals 6
22 WB Didn’t get into it in first half. Seven marks but little else. 3
23 Rich Kept running under the ball in marking contests. Came into it late. 5
EF Rich Played a bit-part role in attack but continually provided a contest. 5
SF Syd Got to plenty of contests, but held only two marks. 3
PF WCE Early goal but struggled with marking and missed handball to Higgins costly. 4

2014 Season

1 PM Played in attack and was a touch quiet.
2 PM Kicked four goals in development league trial.
3   Didn’t play for Werribee.  
4   Knee.  
5   Knee.  
6   Knee.  
7   Knee.  
8   Knee.  
9 VFL Kicked two goals on return from a knee injury.
10 VFL Kicked two goals and provided a good target in attack.
11 VFL Bye.
12 VFL Kicked 2.2 and took six marks in attack for the Tigers.
13 VFL Shared ruck duties with Daw after Currie went down. Good.
14 Melb Debutant competed well and kicked first goal of career. Five marks. 4
15 Bris Subbed out in third quarter after four touches. 3
16 Haw Contributed as tall alternative in attack with a couple of goals 4
17 StK Again showed energy down forward and did well. 5
18   Finger.  
19 VFL Inaccurate in front of goal. Had 14 disposals, seven marks.
20 GWS Chipped in with two goals on return to senior team. Went OK. 5
21 WB Started well with early goal and had good energy. Brought others into it. 5
22 Adel Lots of energy and enthusiasm in attack. Subbed off three-quarter time. 4
23 Melb Put up his hand to play against Essendon with three smart goals in attack. 7
EF Ess Sparked revival to finish with four critical goals. Huge. 8
SF Geel Not the force of the previous week but energetic in attack. 3
PF Syd Presented up well and despite limited stats he did OK. Positive season. 5
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