PHILLIP Island coach Brendan Kimber won the 2015 Alberton FNL Senior Best and Fairest over last year’s winner Chris Endres by four votes.
The win adds to a glowing resume for the rugged midfielder, having won back to back best and fairests in the Ellinbank and District Football League in 2012 and 2013 whilst playing for Cora Lynn and premiership medals with Narre Warren in 2006 and 2007.
He joined the Bulldogs in 2014 and led the side to last yearís premiership.
Kimber was also named coach of the Alberton team of the year at Saturday night’s presentation night.
During the count, Kilcunda-Bass midfielder Endres held a one-vote lead at the completion of round 12, before Kimber wrestled back the lead with a best on ground performance against Inverloch-Kongwak.
The pair went blow for blow with both polling well in the remaining rounds, before Kimber claimed the medal with two best on ground performances in the final two rounds to finish on 31 votes.
Endres had another fine season for the Panthers and finished with 27 votes.
DWWWW star Justin Marriott finished third with 24 votes in an incredible performance considering the Allies won just five matches.
Stony Creek’s Cam Stone finished fourth with 21 votes and MDUís Joel Sinclair fifth with 20 votes.
Dalyston’s Michael Kraska received the Senior goalkicking award with 119 goals for the season.
In the Reserves, Dalyston’s Dale Brown made it back-to-back Alberton FNL best and fairests with a dominant win with 35 votes over nearest rival, Tarwin’s Travis Cameron with 25 votes.
Team mate Liam Wall won the Reserves goalkicking with 61 goals.
Christie does it a again
Korumburra-Bena’s Christie Hillberg won yet another A Grade best and fairest award with 35 votes. Fish Creek’s Shannon Danckert finished runner-up with 29 votes.
Hillberg was also named the coach of the year.
Toora’s Carla Jenkins and Dalyston’s Alyce Abriola finished equal third with 23 votes.
The B Grade vote count went down to the wire with Inverloch-Kongwak’s Janelle Smyth and Toora’s Helen Nicholls sharing the honours with 29 votes a piece.
Going into the final round the pair was locked on 26 votes each, before both polled maximum votes in the final round to finish in a tie.
Stony Creek’s Kristie Moore finished third with 25 votes.
In C Grade, Dalyston’s Oona Shepard stormed home with two best on courts in the final two matches to win the best and fairest with 28 votes ahead of Inverloch-Kongwak’s Alli Hayes with 27 votes.
Toora’s Rebecca Shanks finished third with 24 votes.
Kerri Besley was named Alberton’s umpire of the year.