Riley Polkinghorne has held on to top spot in The Courier's BFNL player of the year voting though has a North Ballarat teammate breathing down his neck.
The Roosters onballer picked up four votes against Sunbury at weekend to extend his season tally to 18 votes.
North Ballarat forward Josh Chatfield picked up three votes against the Lions to stay second on the leaderboard with 15 votes.
Chatfield has had a hot start to the campaign, kicking 14 goals to date.
Bacchus Marsh gun Nicholas Stuhldreier rounds out the minor placings with 11 votes.
Check out the full top 10 below.
5 - Marcus Powling (B)
4 - Daniel Kennedy (B)
3 - Sam James (B)
2 - Ryan Kemp (D)
1 - Duncan Cadman (D)
5 - Jed Hill (S)
4 - Chase Dummett (S)
3 - Connor O'Shea (S)
2 - Bailey Medwell (S)
1 - Jacob Lohmann (LW)
5 - Tom German (BM)
4 - Tyson Shea (BM)
3 - Alex Porter (BM)
2 - Jake Owen (BM)
1 - Daniel Burton (BM)
5 - Johnathan O'Brien (NB)
4 - Riley Polkinghorne (NB)
3 - Joshua Chatfield (NB)
2 - Luke Goater (S)
1 - Simon McCartin (NB)
5 - Matthew Johnston (EP)
4 - Brad Whittaker (EP)
3 - Cameron Lovig (EP)
2 - Riley Walker (EP)
1 - Harry Ganley (EP)
1 - Riley Polkinghorne (North Ballarat) - 18 votes
2 - Josh Chatfield (North Ballarat) - 15 votes
3 - Nicholas Stuhldreier (Bacchus Marsh) - 11 votes
4 - Braeden Kight (Melton) - 10 votes
5 - Matthew Johnston (East Point) - 10 votes
6 - Marcus Powling (Ballarat) - 10 votes
7 - Cooper Craig-Peters (Redan) - 9 votes
8= Joseph Dodd (East Point) - 8 votes
8= Daniel Burton (Bacchus Marsh) - 8 votes
8= Sam James (Ballarat) - 8 votes
8= Cameron Lovig (East Point) - 8 votes
8= Tom German (Bacchus Marsh) - 8 votes
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