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Boyd named top Bulldog

03/10/2009 11:02:55 PM Comments (0)

Western Bulldogs midfielder Matthew Boyd has won his first Charles Sutton Medal as the AFL club's best and fairest player for 2009.

Also named an All-Australian earlier this year, Boyd received 154 votes to finish ahead of Daniel Cross (145 votes) and Dale Morris (133).

Originally promoted from the rookie list in 2003, the 27-year-old Boyd finished third in the award last year and previously received the club's Match Committee Award in 2007.

Hard running midfielder Cross led the count for most of the night, but an ankle injury late in the season opened the door for Boyd to claim the award.

Captain Brad Johnson finished fourth on 131 votes, while All-Australian back pocket Brian Lake rounded off the top five.

In other prizes on the night, Callan Ward won the most promising award and Liam Picken the best first year player.

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