Matt TABERNER

#20   Fremantle

Age: 25yr 9mth Games: 54 Born: Jun 17, 2021
Height: 199cm Weight: 97kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Didn’t seize the chance of nailing a key forward post that was there for the taking last year.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 WAFL Big impact with five goals and big workrate up and down the ground. Excellent.
2 WAFL Inaccuracy in front of goal (kicked 1.5) marred a decent individual day for the Thunder.
3 WAFL Dangerous in the front half to end with 4.2. Also pushed up to take a turn in the ruck and was okay.
4 WAFL Worked super hard all game in the front half. Ended with 25 touches and three goals. Peel's best.
5 WAFL Bye.
6 WAFL Used in attack and even a few stints in the ruck. Just the one goal, but had 20 touches and tried hard.
7 Ess Significant game for his career. Took seven contested marks and kicked 4.1. 8
8 Rich Six marks (three contested) and two goals from eight kicks. Small but handy contribution from key forward. 5
9 Carl Quiet. Struggled to find the footy in the wet. 3
10 Adel In a team of poor players, Taberner was the poorest of the lot. 1
11 Coll Battled to get involved. 3
12 WAFL Kicked two goals and did some good things, but wasn’t a massive outing.
13   Bye.  
14 WAFL Kicked two and spent some time helping Strandica in ruck. Good contributor.
15 WAFL Ball use was sloppy, but worked hard as usual from half forward. One goal.
16 WAFL Outstanding game in attack. 25 possessions, 13 marks and six goals in a best afield effort.
17 WAFL Great bounce back effort from last week with five goals. Needs to do this more often.
18 WAFL Lead up and contested marking was really strong up forward. Kicked two goals and also spent time in the ruck.
19 WAFL Solid work rate working up the ground while playing forward and in the ruck. Tough conditions for a tall.
20 WAFL Bye.
21 Syd Positive day for him. Presented up the ground strongly and plunked nine marks, five of which were contested. 6
22 Rich Missed early shots. Should have kicked two goals. 4
23 Ess Looked dangerous in attack with his work rate and marking. Ended with two goals. 6

2016 Season

1 WB No impact in attack alongside Pavlich. Finished with one goal but needed to do more. 3
2 WAFL Dangerous with 25 disposals, 10 marks but kicked just 2.3.
3 WAFL Solid enough with three goals from 13 touches, four marks.
4 NM Didn’t kick a goal again and is struggling to make the most of his opportunity. 3
5 Carl Made some howlers of errors but at least he found the footy as a forward. 5
6 Adel One goal, four tackles and three scoring assists. 6
7 GWS Marked well but not in the play enough to be damaging. 5
8 Haw Shows some good signs as tall forward but needs to hold more of his marks. 5
9 Rich Took two contested marks in the wet. 5
10 StK The forward of the future and has great attributes, but needs to hold marks. 6
11 Ess Showed good signs. Took strong marks. Just needed to kick goals. 5
12 Bris Dominated the first half and finished with career high five goals. 8
13 Port Marked strongly. Some more good signs. 5
14 Coll Reid picked him up and was well on top of him throughout the night. 3
16 Melb Super first goal from pocket and gave O. McDonald some headaches early on. 5
17 Geel One early goal but then couldn’t get into the game to any great degree. 4
18 GCS Found the going tough on May after booting an early goal. 3
19 Syd Barely noticed. 2
20 WAFL Responded well with 23 touches, eight marks and two goals.
21 WAFL Bye.
22 GWS Dreadful game. Gave away silly free kicks and provided little up forward. 2
23   Senior emergency.  

2015 Season

1 WAFL Terrific as key forward with 17 touches, seven marks, four goals.
2 Geel Only three marks and one goal. Should hold spot with Clarke injured. 3
3 WCE Provided great support in attack for Pavlich. Three goals and growing each week. 7
4 Syd One goal but didn’t see much of the footy. 3
5 Melb Snagged two goals in a great dual with McDonald. Still plenty to learn 5
6 Ess Struggled and got subbed out. 2
7 WB Five first-quarter marks but then disappeared from the game. 5
8 NM Struggled until after half-time and then he kicked two goals. 4
9 Adel Subbed out early in the second half after struggling to adapt to the conditions. 2
10 Rich Went back in second half and made some errors. Will be better for it. 4
11 GCS Subbed off after minimal influence. 2
13 WAFL Put hand up for return with four goals. 18 touches, seven marks.
14 Bris Conditions didn’t suit but took some nice marks when ball was dry. Subbed out. 3
15   Late withdrawal.  
16 Carl Battled and missed a regulation set shot late in the match. 3
17 Rich Presented well on occasions but then subbed out in third term. 4
18 WAFL Bye.
19 WAFL Worked hard for 19 disposals, seven marks and a goal.
20 WAFL Given no chance by teammates up field but missed his chances too.
21 WAFL Failing in bid for recall. Just one goal from 17 disposals, nine marks.
22   Senior emergency.  
23 Port Finished with two goals, could have been five with a bit more composure. 6
QF WAFL Five second half goals from 14 touches, seven marks.
PF Haw Very quiet. Subbed off at three-quarter time. 2

2014 Season

1   Didn’t play for Peel.  
2   Hip.  
3 WAFL Looked good with 17 touches, seven marks and two goals.
4 Ess Played in attack and wasn’t a big factor but did kick two goals. 3
5 Syd A non-factor in his time on the ground, subbed out at half time. 3
6 WAFL Strong game with 17 touches, 13 marks, three goals.
7 WAFL Tried hard with 16 touches, nine marks and a goal.
8 WAFL Superb at full-forward with five goals from 14 kicks, 12 marks.
9 WAFL Just three behinds after kicking five goals the previous week.
10 WAFL Bye.
11 WAFL Bye.
12 WAFL Just one goal from 20 possessions, seven marks as good forward target.
13 WAFL Strong showing with 17 disposals, eight marks, two goals.
14 WAFL Good in forward-line with 16 possessions, two goals.
15 WCE Used down back in absence of McPharlin, Johnson. Had hands full with McGovern. 3
16   Hamstring.  
17 WAFL Struggled with just five touches, three marks.
18 StK Appeared to be matched on Fisher at times. Didn’t do much. 3
19 WAFL Good game with 20 touches, nine marks and two goals.
20   Senior emergency.  
21 Haw A late inclusion and played his role. Six tackles, 15 touches and a goal. 6
22 Bris The Dockers’ leading possession getter at half time. Full of merit. 7
23 Port Excellent first quarter with two goals then decreased impact. 5
QF Syd Will be haunted by dropping a simple mark at the top of the goal square. 2
SF Port Started forward and had no impact then subbed out with a groin issue. 1
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2013 Season

1 WAFL Kicked 2.3 in Peel’s reserves against East Perth.
2 NEAFL Bye.
3 WAFL Five goals in the reserves for Peel Thunder.
4 WAFL Struggled in first league appearance with nine touches and a goal.
5 WAFL Some good signs forward with 18 touches, eight marks.
6 WAFL 12 touches and seven marks but goalless for Peel.
7 WAFL Bye.
8 WAFL Outstanding for Peel with 25 touches, 12 marks and 3.4.
9 WAFL Quiet up forward for Peel with just nine disposals.
10 WAFL Bye.
11 WAFL 13 disposals and three goals for Peel.
12 WAFL 15 touches, 11 marks and two goals for Peel.
13 NM Debutant was on Grima and got into game more as day wore on. 3
14 Geel Couldn’t get into game at all and only had three effective disposals. 1
15 WAFL Two goals from just five kicks on return from AFL for Peel.
16 WAFL Bye.
17   Senior emergency.  
18 Adel Barely sighted up forward and appears a few years off in body size. Subbed out. 1
19   Rested.  
20 WAFL 16 touches and 12 marks for Peel but kicked 1.4.
21 WAFL Tried hard up forward for Peel with 15 touches, seven marks.
22 WAFL 15 touches and 14 marks but scoreless for Peel.
23 StK Opposed to Roberton and kicked a neat goal. 3
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