Harper continuing to build in 2019 | NEAFL

Midfielder Jordan Harper is continuing to string together impressive performances for Canberra since returning to the club earlier this year.

Jordan Harper in action for Canberra. (Photo: TJ Yelds/NEAFL)

The Sydney University match was Harper’s 6th of 2019 after re-joining the Club in May, following an 18-month stint with North Melbourne in the VFL.


Harper was a standout in the midfield against the Students' picking up 27 disposals, five marks and three tackles, telling canberrademons.com.au he hopes to once again become a consistent player at NEAFL level.


"My first month back has had its ups and downs but the standard of the competition has really lifted since I left," Harper said.


"It took me a while to get back into the swing of things but I feel like the weekend was a performance I can really hang my hat on, now it comes down to really producing these types of performances consistently."


An entertaining final quarter meant Canberra and Sydney University shared the NEAFL's first draw of the season on Saturday afternoon and after conceding an early lead, Harper said he was proud of the way his side fought back into the contest.


"The most pleasing thing from the weekends performance was that we showed great resilience and grit, which is how we want to be perceived as a football team," he said.


"There’s plenty to learn from that game, even though we didn’t get the chocolates we had guys play different roles and contribute in various ways which is a positive sign."


Ahead of this weekend's game against Redland at Manuka Oval, Harper said his side will need to focus on there brand of football.


"This weekend proves to be another challenge, we’ll be focusing on what makes us a good football team - daring play, hardness at the coldface and a sense unbridled joy which makes playing for the Demons so special."

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