He's one of Hawthorn's most consistent performers for season 2020, and his showing against the Bulldogs was no exception for Jack Gunston.

He's been given the nod by fans as the Round 17 Most Valuable Player, presented by United Petroleum.

Gunston finished with a game-high three goals one, and very nearly had four - he was streaming into an open goal when the final siren beat him by mere milliseconds. 

It was the Hawks number 19's fifth bag of three for the season.

His total of 27 majors has him placed out-right sixth in the race for the Coleman Medal (a race that has been all but won by Geelong forward Tom Hawkins), and he sits nine goals ahead of the next Hawk (Chad Wingard - 18).

Currently on 374 career goals in the brown and gold, this his season has seen Gunston close in on top 10 of Hawthorn's all time goal kickers. He needs just nine more goals to overtake Alec Albiston in 10th position, with both Gunston and his teammate Luke Breust (405 goals) quickly moving up the ranks. The pair are both a chance of overtaking Hawthorn champion Dermott Brereton (327 goals) in season 2021.

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R17: Gunston gets another

Hawthorn's Jack Gunston is in the perfect spot after the footy spills out of a congested tackle

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