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Fogarty gets footy world talking

Post Match JLT 2: Darcy Fogarty Crows Forward Darcy Fogarty speaks about his encouraging performance in JLT 2 v Port

Adelaide youngster Darcy Fogarty had the footy world talking on Saturday afternoon after booting three first-half goals in the JLT Community Series clash between the Crows and Power at Alberton Oval.

The 18-year-old repeatedly found space inside the Crows’ forward 50, going into the main break with nine disposals and six marks to his name. His score tally of 3.1 included two majors in the opening quarter, both of which came from beyond the 50-metre arc. 


Following the game, Fogarty didn’t want to dwell on his performance, instead looking to use it as a springboard to improve his consistency and overall contribution to the team.

“It was nice to get a couple early, but now I need to work on building that consistency throughout quarters and throughout games,” he said. 

“(Also) it’s probably understanding leading patterns, and how to work well with midfielders and with forwards so once I get that done, hopefully I can get my chance.”

While many pundits may have been inking Fogarty’s name onto Don Pyke’s team sheet for Round One, the Lucindale product was less assured when asked whether a berth in the season opener against Essendon was his goal.

“I guess so, if the team thinks I’m ready,” he said.

“Obviously I’ve got a lot of things I have to work on before that can happen, so we’ll just see what happens.”