South West AFL Watch: Busselton’s Jye Amiss pulls off miracle comeback in second career game
Busselton’s Jye Amiss has made a miracle comeback from a kidney injury to contributing to Fremantle’s chances of winning the 2022 AFL premiership flag.
After spending a number of weeks rising through the ranks in the WAFL for Peel Thunder, the 19-year-old made his triumphant AFL comeback in Saturday’s elimination final against Western Bulldogs at Optus Stadium on Saturday.
Despite managing a minor score during the second quarter, Amiss helped Fremantle fire back from a 41-point deficit with a goal, the fourth out of a flurry of majors that included Michael Walters, Andrew Brayshaw and Caleb Serong.
Amiss managed a second goal within the first four minutes of the final term to bring the scores level before Fremantle went on to win 11.7 (73) to 8.12 (60).
Along with the two goals, Amiss finished with seven disposals, six marks, a behind, three score involvements and four pressure acts.
In a post-match interview, Amiss told 7AFL it was “crazy” to return in an elimination final for his second game in his AFL career after having surgery several months ago.
Although Manjimup’s Marlion Pickett had a stellar performance in the midfield at the Gabba on Thursday night, it was not enough to help Richmond Tigers get over the line against Brisbane Lions, who won 16.10 (106) to 16.8 (104).
The 30-year-old, who was named one of Richmond’s best players for the night, finished with 23 disposals, six marks, five tackles, six intercept possessions, a goal assist, five score involvements, 13 pressure acts and three clearances.
Despite not featuring for the Lions, Busselton’s James Tunstill remains a chance to play in next weekend’s semi-final against Melbourne.
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