'Seen in space': AFL ace takes Mark of the Year contender

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter
Charlie Cameron (pictured above) soaring above Crows ruckman Reilly O’Brien to take a Mark of the Year contender. (Image: Fox Footy)

Brisbane ace Charlie Cameron has already taken a strong contender for ‘Mark of the Year’ in the Lions’ team’s 37 point victory over Adelaide.

The hosts dominated on Sunday afternoon to lead by 40 points at halftime at the Gabba, but were almost made to pay for their wastefulness when the winless Crows kicked four-unanswered goals to get within 16 in the third term.

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But, after seven-consecutive behinds, Brisbane's Zac Bailey kicked straight and Daniel Rich skipped one through from 60 metres out as the hosts shot away to a 10.23 (83) to 7.4 (46) win.

Lachie Neale (0.5) and Hugh McLuggage (1.5) managed 10 behinds between them to offset an inside-50 count more than double that of their rivals.

But the talking point was Cameron’s incredible mark in the fourth quarter.

Zac Bailey sent the ball high into the Lions’ forward 50, before Cameron soared above giant ruckman Reilly O’Brien and took a sensational catch.

Cameron then employed his trademark handlebars celebration after a second goal.

“That’s a big leap off three paces, fantastic!” former Hawk Dermott Brereton said on Fox Footy.

“That’ll turn into a poster.”

Cameron said he thought he had jumped too early for the mark.

“I ended up getting the ride I wanted, (but) I went early,” he told Fox Footy.

“I knew that I’d get a big ride on big Reilly O’Brien and ended up coming down with it.”

Fans also praised Cameron’s effort.

With AAP