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Season review: Zac Fisher

Julian Trantino, Carlton Media  September 20, 2017 4:41 PM

Post-match | Zac Fisher Carlton Media spoke to debutant Zac Fisher after Carlton's Round 4 match against the Gold Coast Suns.

The Carlton Football Club embarked on the second stage of its journey under senior coach Brendon Bolton in 2017. 

After registering six wins, the Blues finished the season in 16th place on the ladder.

Despite falling four points short of its 2016 output, Carlton won more quarters in 2017, demonstrating the growth of the playing group in its second year with Bolton at the helm. 

With the team now on a break, we’re analysing each player’s year in statistics. Here’s the review for Carlton midfielder Zac Fisher.

GAMES 

Season 2017: 17 

Career: 17 

GOALS

Season 2017: 4 

Career: 4

KEY AFL STATISTICS (averages in brackets)

Disposals: 197 (11.6) Marks: 22 (1.3) Clearances: 16 (0.9) Score involvements: 46 (2.7) Tackles: 50 (2.9) 

OVERVIEW

Despite his short stature (175cm) and light frame (68kg), Fisher cemented a spot in the Blues’ midfield in his debut season. 

He burst onto the scene in his debut in Round 4, kicking a memorable first goal and executing a run-down tackle on Gold Coast speedster Aaron Hall.

 

The diminutive 19-year-old, taken at pick 27 in last year’s draft, then played a further 16 games, exciting the Carlton faithful with his creativity and penetrating left foot. 

Defensively he was also impressive, leading the Blues for pressure acts against Greater Western Sydney and Melbourne (Round 16). 

Fisher was rewarded for his impressive season with a two-year contract extension, keeping him at Carlton until at least the end of 2020. 

BEST PERFORMANCE

Fisher made things happen in the drought-breaking win over Hawthorn.

Racking up 16 disposals, the No.25 had a season-high six score involvements and also kicked a major in a low-scoring affair. 

His performance capped off his best fortnight, with 13 of Fisher’s 15 disposals effective against West Coast the week before. 

SEASON HIGHLIGHT 

Fisher’s first league goal was exquisite. 

Oozing confidence and flair, he accelerated, picked up the loose footy with one hand and split the middle from the boundary.