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Wilson places second in Magarey Medal

Patrick Wilson winning the contested ball in the 2019 SANFL finals series

Crows midfielder Patrick Wilson has finished runner-up in the 2019 Magarey Medal, after an incredibly consistent year.

At the ceremony at Adelaide Oval on Monday night, Glenelg’s Luke Partington won his first Magarey Medal with 26 votes.

Wilson polled 21 votes, five behind Partington and four more than the third placed Lewis Johnston (17) from Norwood.

He polled in 50 per cent of the games he played and claimed best on ground with three votes in five of them.

It was fellow midfielder Myles Poholke who started the count on fire, two three-vote games in the first four rounds.

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Wilson received three votes against the Bulldogs in Round Five after 30 disposals and nine tackles, and followed it up in Round Six with 25 touches against Norwood.

After racking up 38 disposals against West Adelaide in Round Nine, he earned another three votes.

Twenty-two tackles in wet conditions at Unley in Round 11 convinced the umpires give him another three.

Poholke’s third three-vote game came in Round 16 when he recorded 28 disposals and two goals.

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Throughout the SANFL season, Josh Jenkins, Sam Jacobs, Riley Knight and skipper Matthew Wright were the other players who earned three votes for the Crows.

In 2019, Wilson led Adelaide in disposals, marks, contested possessions, hard ball gets, tackles, clearances and inside-50s.

He was also in the top 10 in the SANFL for tackles (116 – first in the competition), disposals (506 – fourth) and inside-50s (81 – fourth).