Lewis MELICAN

#43   Sydney Swans

Age: 22yr 4mth Games: 17 Born: Nov 04, 2020
Height: 193cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Did well with a few big tasks in JLT series especially against Jon Patton but will have to forge his way into seniors via NEAFL.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1    
2 NEAFL Tried hard in the back half but was outsized on occasions.
3 NEAFL Did well in the back half in a defensive role. Got a bit of ball himself too.
4   Senior emergency.  
5 GWS First gamer faced uphill battle against talented GWS forward pack. Foot disposal was accurate. 3
6 Carl Kid did some good things both forward and back. Stats modest but worth persisting with as a defender. 4
7 Bris Troubled a bit by Close in the air in defence. Looked a bit shaky at times. 4
8 NM Young defender wasn’t a factor. 2
9 StK Couple of wobbly moments early down back, but stuck to his task and is learning every week. 3
10 Haw Hand a few different matchups, but had Sicily for long periods. Okay, but not outstanding. 5
11   Bye.  
12 WB Youngster has more muscle than a seafood buffet and getting more comfortable using it by the week. Steady effort. 4
13 NEAFL Didn’t have much to do down back overall, but did what was required.
14 Ess Struggled with Stewart in first half. Slightly better after main break. 4
15 Melb Took some good intercept marks and played his part in the defensive half. 6
16 GCS Probably had his best game in the seniors, kicked his first goal in the big league late on 7
17 GWS Confident in the contest and bringing the ball out of defence, even if a few errors. Ready for major role when Grundy retires. 5
18 StK Matched on Riewoldt and held his own in first half then got better as game progressed. 6
19 Haw Only 9 touches in a tough outing for him. 3
20 Geel Key defender didn’t really have a match-up but wasn’t able to take advantage and hurt Cats’ offensively. 2
21 Frem Stats not big, but did his job in the Sydney backline. 5
22 Adel Got the run around from the Crows best forward on the night Mitch McGovern. 4
23 Carl Had a great tussle with Curnow. Coming along nicely as a key defender. 6
EF   Quad.  
SF   Senior emergency.  

2016 Season

1   Played in NEAFL trial against UWS Giants.  
2 NEAFL Quiet game with just seven touches.
3 NEAFL Up and down game in defence but showed some good signs in a few contests.
4 NEAFL Wasn’t a factor for much of the afternoon. Just four touches.
5 NEAFL A bit sloppy at times in the back half with his disposal.
6 NEAFL Defended fairly well but had no impact going forward.
7 NEAFL Did his job without much fuss down back.
8 NEAFL Didn’t have much to do in defence in 25-goal victory.
9 NEAFL Bye.
10 NEAFL OK down back but conceded a few goals to his Sydney Uni opponents.
11 NEAFL Quieter game in defence but didn’t have a lot to do.
12 NEAFL Limited impact before injuring himself in second quarter.
13   Didn’t play for Sydney reserves.  
14   Hamstring.  
15   Hamstring.  
16 NEAFL Numbers were small, but stood tall a few times the back half.
17   Hamstring.  
18   Hamstring.  
19   Hamstring.  
20   Hamstring.  
21   Hamstring.  
22 NEAFL Serviceable down back in return game from hamstring injury.
23 NEAFL Bye.
QF VFL Best game of the season with 22 possessions, three inside-50s, four rebounds.
SF    
PF    
GF    

2015 Season

1    
2   Groin.  
3   Injured.  
4   Groin.  
5   Groin.  
6 NEAFL Seven touches on return from injury.
7   Groin.  
8 NEAFL Bye.
9   Groin.  
10   Groin.  
11   Groin.  
12   Groin.  
13   Groin.  
14   Groin.  
15   Groin.  
16   Groin.  
17   Groin.  
18   Groin.  
19   Groin.  
20 NEAFL Only a handful of touches in managed game time.
21 NEAFL Only played limited game time and didn’t do much.
22 NEAFL Did some nice things but wasn’t overly influential.
23 NEAFL Wasn’t a big factor in season-ending loss.
QF    
SF