TOMMY Walsh continued his impressive form with the Sydney Swans reserves by bagging five goals in their emphatic 172-point (213 to 41) hammering of Tuggeranong at the SCG on Sunday.
The former Kerry footballer was in the reckoning to make his AFL debut with the Swans senior side against North Melbourne on Sunday after being named in John Longmire's 25-man panel early in the week.
But after being named as an emergency player, Walsh was eligible to line out for the Swans' reserves where he impressed again and received a glowing report on the Swans' official website.
The match report read: "Walsh, who played as the second-ruck behind Mike Pyke when the ball went forward, improved further on the form that saw him named in the Swans senior squad.
"His strong marking and conversion was first-rate. Not long after kicking a set shot from outside 50 metres on a 45 degree angle in the second quarter, the big Irishman followed it up with an inside-out torpedo out of a pack from 40 out. He presented across the full four quarters and finished the game with five goals."
Before this five-goal haul, Walsh had been named as one of the reserves' best performers in last weekend's defeat to Ainslie, as well as kicking two goals against the Gold Coast Sun Reserves a week earlier.
The 24-year did feature in the pre-season NAB Cup for Swans' senior team but since his move to Australian football, when he joined St Kilda in 2009, Walsh has yet to play in a competitive AFL game.
Bur after his latest performance Walsh could again be in the frame to make his AFL debut when the Swans, who have won their first four games of the season, travel to face the Hawthorn Hawks this Sunday.