More than luck

Williams gets the nod from both umpires and coaches at awards night

KING Valley star Adam Williams called it good luck, but it took a whole lot more than that to take out the O&K's two top individual awards.

KING Valley star Adam Williams called it good luck, but it took a whole lot more than that to take out the Ovens and King Football League’s two top individual awards for a second straight season.

Williams earned the nod from both the coaches and the umpires on Sunday night, winning the league’s Most Valuable Player trophy and the Clyde Baker Medal after another sensational year.

While he wasn’t the favorite going into the count, Williams was expected to be among the top tier of vote getters in the Baker Medal.

As it turned out, a brilliant start to the season meant he was on top of the leader board from the opening round.

The umpires had Williams best on ground four times, and second best twice, within the opening seven rounds to see him shoot out to 16 votes, four ahead of Glenrowan’s Nigel Robinson, and twice as many as Jamie Bell, who was third at that stage.

Three more three-vote efforts saw Williams get out to 25 votes, the number he won with last year, by round 14, before another two in the final round win over Goorambat took that tally up to 27, five ahead of joint runners up Ryan Kent and Jack Stamp.

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