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Club Champion: Neville Fallon Brisbane Lions Reserves Best and Fairest

2018 Reserves Best & Fairest This year we had a 4-way tie for our Reserves B&F between Ben Keays, Ryan Bastinac, Corey Lyons and Claye Beams

For the first time in Brisbane Lions history, the 2018 Neville Fallon Reserves Best and Fairest Award has been spilt in a four-way tie.

Ryan Bastinac, Claye Beams, Ben Keays and Corey Lyons have tied for the award at the Lions' Club Champion awards night.

All four players have made an outstanding contribution to the NEAFL team this season, particularly during the second-half of the year.

After an injury-stricken 2017 season, Claye Beams has been exceptional this season, playing 16 of a possible 18 games. While off-field he battled personal challenges following the loss of his father, onfield Beams was outstanding, averaging 24 disposals, seven marks and a goal per game.

The second recipient of the Reserves Best and Fairest is Keays, whose strong form in his NEAFL games this season saw him called-up to play Seniors on two occasions. A prolific ball-magnet with a terrific work rate, Keays averaged 27 disposals per game and kicked 14 goals this season.

Bastinac also had an impressive season which saw him return to Senior football on two separate occasions. Bastinac has proven to be ultra-reliable in 2018, quite often topping the disposal count. Bastinac averaged a goal and 26 disposals per game in 2018.

In his second season at the Lions, Corey Lyons was solid for the NEAFL side. Corey played the most games amongst the four award recipients, playing all bar one match in 2018. With a footy IQ beyond his years, Lyons impressed coaching staff and teammates alike with his development throughout the season.

Congratulations to the four recipients of the Neville Fallon Reserves Best and Fairest.

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