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Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT - JON TUX­WORTH

THERE were times when Her­mit Park ju­nior Josh Wil­liams sec­ond guessed his de­ci­sion to choose AFL over bas­ket­ball or ath­let­ics.

But it took just five min­utes to put those doubts to bed for­ever af­ter he lived out ev­ery foot­baller’s fairy­tale by kick­ing a goal on AFL de­but with his first touch on Satur­day.

Less than an hour be­fore the first bounce against Essendon, North Mel­bourne coach Brad Scott walked up to Wil­liams and said “you’re mak­ing your de­but” af­ter Rob­bie Tar­rant pulled up sore in the warm- up. CON­TIN­UED:

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DREAM DE­BUT: Josh Wil­liams of the Kan­ga­roos cel­e­brates af­ter scor­ing his first goal in his AFL de­but against Essendon on Satur­day.

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