MOVER: Sebastopol's Lachie Cassidy closes in on the football against Redan at the City Oval on Saturday. Picture: Lachlan Bence
Sebastopol onballer Lachie Cassidy has swooped within touch of the lead in The Courier Ballarat Football League player of the year.
With leading players in the award not having an opportunity to add to their tallies, Cassidy earned five votes for his best-on-ground display against Redan at the City Oval on Saturday.
He is now joint second with Bacchus Marsh ruckman Daniel Burton on 22 - two votes behind leader Liam Hoy.
Hoy was unavailable for Redan at the weekend, while Burton was serving a one-match suspension.
Cassidy has jumped ahead of Alik Magin (Sunbury) 21, Orren Stephenson (Redan) 19 and Lachie Bramble (Sunbury) 18.
Magin and Bramble had a break with Sunbury having a bye, while Stephenson is still out with injury.
Cassidy's teammate Tony Lockyer has also moved up the leaderboard.
He received two votes to go to 19.
Cassidy had been judged best-on-the-ground three times and polled in six games.
Lockyer has also received votes in six rounds, which make up an unbroken sequence since round six.
REDAN v SEBASTOPOL: Lachie Cassidy (S) 5, Brett Goodes (S) 4, Luke Kiel (S) 3, Tony Lockyer (S) 2, Blake Thomson (R) 1
MELTON v MELTON SOUTH: Ben McMahon (M) 5, Daniel Wallker (M) 4, Paul Bower (MS) 3, Billy Crofts (M) 2, Cody Chapman (MS) 1
NORTH BALLARAT CITY v BALLARAT: Ryan Hobbs (NBC) 5, Mitch Gilbert (NBC) 4, Ryan Luke (NBC) 3, Bailey Van de Heuvel (B) 2, Sam Bromley-Lynch (NBC) 1
EAST POINT v DARLEY: Jacob Brown (EP) 5, Jake McQueen (EP) 4, Matt Johnston (EP) 3, Darren Leonard (D) 2, Jordan Johnston (EP) 1
BACCHUS MARSH v LAKE WENDOUREE: Jake Owen (BM) 5, Tom Wardell (BM) 4, Scott Carlin (LW) 3, Ben Taylor (LW) 2, Ryley Stuhldreier (BM) 1
22-Daniel Burton (Bacchus Marsh), Lachie Cassidy (Sebastopol)
19-Orren Stephenson (R), Tony Lockyer (Seb)
16-Connor Griffiths (Melton), Mitch Conn (Sun)
15-Jesse Baird (East Point), Jake Owen (BM), Jake McQueen (EP), Luke Kiel (Seb)
14-Shane Page (Darley), Nick Graham (D)
13-Mickitja Rotumah-Onus (EP)
12-Shaun Campbell (M), Toby Thoolen (Seb), Darren Leonard (D)
11-Nick Stuhldreier (BM), Jake Edwards (D), Brad Whittaker (EP), Brian Graham (D), Simon McCartin (North Ballarat City)
10-Daniel Jones (NBC), Ryan Luke (NBC), Paul Bower (Melton South), Ben Taylor (Lake Wendouree)