Chewy has a B&F medal to boot

September 06, 2017

Former Seymour midfielder Paul Scanlon, who now plays for Pines, won the Peninsula Football League best-and-fairest on Monday night.

Former Seymour champion Paul Scanlon has still got it.

The veteran country football midfielder, who turns 40 this month, won the Peninsula Football League best-and-fairest on Monday night.

Scanlon polled 24 votes in the EV Shade Medal playing for Pines, finishing one ahead of Bonbeach ruckman Dylan Jones.

Former Mooroopna star Shane McDonald, who always polls well for Bonbeach, was third with 21 votes.

‘‘Personally, I thought I had a good year … but I didn’t think I’d win it, to be honest,’’ Scanlon told Frankston Standard Leader.

‘‘(Pines coach) Paddy (Swayn) has been really good with me. I just tell him where I’m at during the week and as long as I’m getting a kick on the weekend and doing my bit for the team they can’t really say anything can they?’’

After sitting on top of the ladder during the middle of the year, Pines struggled in the back half of the season and bowed out of the PFL finals with a loss to Bonbeach on Saturday.

Scanlon last played for the Lions in 2015, where he was well in contention to win the Morrison Medal, which Rochester legend Ash Watson claimed that year.

But Scanlon made his mark in the Goulburn Valley League in the 2000s, playing an integral role in Seymour’s premiership three-peat from 2005 to 2007.

The man better known as ‘‘Chewy’’, finished three votes in front in the 2007 Morrison Medal, but was ineligible due to a suspension and the award went to Mansfield’s Trent Hotton.

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