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  • North Melbourne v Essendon
  • Round 1 - 19:50 AEDT, Mar 21, 2014
  • Marvel Stadium
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6th
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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 60

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  • Goals 15
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 99

Friday showreel: Lindsay Thomas

The small forward was a shining light on a disappointing night for North

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North Melbourne

  • Q1
    3.0
    (18)
  • Q2
    5.3
    (33)
  • Q3
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q4
    9.6
    (60)
  • Q1
    4.1
    (25)
  • Q2
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q3
    11.8
    (74)
  • Q4
    15.9
    (99)

Essendon

Stats

  • 291
  • 159
  • 132
  • 9
  • 30
  • 9
  • 21
  • 40
  • 4
  • 110
  • 63
  • 44
  • 87
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 450
  • 286
  • 164
  • 12
  • 52
  • 17
  • 35
  • 60
  • 12
  • 155
  • 57
  • 38
  • 111

Match  Feed

  • Q4 27:41

    FULL TIMENorth looked a forward short and the injury to Goldstein didn't help their cause, he soldiered on but played 'one armed'...they need to find a way to get more of the ball before next week.

  • Q4 27:40

    FULL TIMEEssendon run out 39 point winners, their high possession brand of football starved the Kanga's of scoring opportunities and allowed them time to build up the forward forays.

  • Q4 27:39

    FULL TIMEThere is a god...the siren sounds and guess who has the ball in hand? That's right, the milestone man, Dustin Fletcher, he raises it skyward with a wry smile.

  • Q4 26:09

    In a passage of play that sums up North's game tonight, 'Boomer' Harvey breaks through the centre and delivers a laces out pass to the opposition!

  • Q4 25:10

    With just under two minutes to go the Roos are going to drop the first game of the season and Essendon is going to record a gutsy win.

  • Q4 23:38

    The pace has gone out of the game as Essendon get numbers back and slow the game down...the Roos are looking a little lost trying to get forward.

  • Q4 20:25

    GOAL KANGAROOSMcKenzie from just outside the arc launches a bomb...it has the carry...and the accuracy. That's the Roos first goal of the final term.

  • Q4 18:49

    North are finding it really hard to get forward, the Dons are swarming on the ball through the centre and half back, cutting off all avenues to goal for the Roos.

  • Q4 18:40

    BEHIND BOMBERSGoddard with a hurried snap sends the ball behind.

  • Q4 17:29

    GOAL BOMBERSA long kick into the goal square finds Goddard one out with his man, he muscles him under the ball and then turns, gathers and goals...that's number three.

  • Q4 15:40

    BEHIND KANGAROOSDaniher at full stretch, and at the wrong end of the ground, gets his fist to the ball and thumps through a rushed behind. That is the Roos first score of the term.

  • Q4 13:50

    GOAL BOMBERSAmbrose kicks the ball out in front off Chapman...he is all alone in the forward 50, he gathers and dashes clear to tumble home his fourth goal of the game, Bombers by 39.

  • Q4 11:40

    Goldstein has played most of this match with one arm, he hurt his shoulder in the opening term and has played injured ever since...a gutsy effort.

  • Q4 09:40

    Carlisle hobbled off with a trainer and is currently having his left ankle restrapped. The Bombers have already activated their Sub so if he is out they'll be a man down.

  • Q4 07:55

    GOAL BOMBERSGoddard lets rip with a long, high ball deep into the Bombers' forward line...running with the flight Daniher takes the mark, he goes back on a 45 degree angle and goals.

  • Q4 05:49

    Cunnington is back on, remember if you go off with concussion you can activate the Sub while the tests are carried out...Adams is still on however and McMahon is now wearing the Red Vest.

  • Q4 04:50

    GOAL BOMBERSFrom the free kick Gibson delivers the ball straight to Chapman who offloads to Watson and the Skipper goals...that was poor kicking from the Roos' defender.

  • Q4 01:50

    Carlisle at the back of the pack grabs the ball fends off an opponent and then hacks the kick out on the full.

  • Q4 00:40

    Adams, the Roos' substitute had a big impact on the closing stages of the term...they will need his fresh legs to keep on injecting pace through the middle.

  • Q4 00:00

    FOURTH QUARTEROn the tear the Roos look dangerous, the question is can they get enough of the ball when faced with the high possession game plan of Essendon?

  • Q3 29:20

    THREE QUARTER TIMEEssendon looked to be out and away but costly turn overs late in the term allowed the determined Roos back into the match.

  • Q3 29:19

    THREE QUARTER TIMEThe Roos found their mo-jo late in the term and should have cut the margin to under 20 points, if not for Harvey's, 'brain fade'.

  • Q3 28:43

    BEHIND KANGAROOSHarvey with a rare 'brain fade' calls for the hand-pass from Adams who was settling down for a set shot 40 out, Boomer misses...in the Coaches Box, Scott goes off.

  • Q3 26:13

    Carlisle takes a goal saving mark a metre out from the Roos' goal line...he took that mark uncontested, where were the Roos' talls?

  • Q3 24:45

    GOAL KANGAROOSThomas at full stretch takes the ball just inside the arc and tucked tight against the boundary line snaps truly! What a goal, will it lift the Roos?

  • Q3 23:34

    SUBSTITUTION BOMBERSZach Merrett takes off the 'green vest', while Gleeson slips on the red one.

  • Q3 22:58

    BEHIND KANGAROOSFletcher thumps the ball through for a rushed behind to the Roos.

  • Q3 21:44

    BEHIND BOMBERS'Stacks on the Mill' in the Dons' forward line...the free kick goes to Goddard whose shot on goal is off line...one behind.

  • Q3 20:33

    GOAL BOMBERSGoddard snatches the ball out of the air and snaps truly, suddenly the game just got that much harder for the Roos.

  • Q3 18:34

    SUBSTITUTION KANGAROOSAdams is on replacing Cunnington who came off with his head streaming blood and was subsequently ruled out with concussion.

  • Q3 17:38

    BEHIND BOMBERSCarlisle takes a tumbling mark just inside the arc...his set shot began wide and stayed right there, one point.

  • Q3 15:11

    GOAL KANGAROOSThe Roos need something and Harvey might be the one to provide it...a high kick from Dal Santo finds 'Boomer' who does a little 1,2..with Wells before loping in to scores the goal.

  • Q3 12:04

    GOAL BOMBERSWatson is 'resting' at full forward, he leads out and accepts a well balanced pass from Hardingham. The Skipper slams home another goal, Essendon by 27.

  • Q3 10:54

    BEHIND BOMBERSChapman 52 out, once again off a step sends the ball goalwards, it drifts off line in flight and through for a behind.

  • Q3 09:15

    After a brief foray forward the Dons are once again deep in defence and sharing the ball between one another. North need the ball to score keeping it penned in attack is not enough.

  • Q3 07:04

    The Dons are keeping possession but are finding it hard to get out of the defensive 50, North are really trying to stop the Essendon 'kick to kick' that dominated the last term.

  • Q3 04:54

    GOAL BOMBERSChapman has three, facing towards the goals he stands his ground receives the ball and off a step from 45 out splits the 'big sticks'.

  • Q3 01:35

    The Bombers' defenders misread that ball in...they all flew for it and Thomas just stood there and marked unopposed.

  • Q3 01:14

    GOAL KANGAROOSTurn overs have been the Dons biggest worry and once again they give the ball up...a long kick forward is somehow marked by Thomas who kicks his third.

  • Q3 00:00

    THIRD QUARTERThe ball is bounced and the rucks nullify one another, finally the Dons get the ball clear.

  • Q2 29:05

    HALF TIMENorth Melbourne found themselves starved of possession and in turn opportunity as Essendon dominated time with the ball in the latter stages of the second term.

  • Q2 29:04

    HALF TIMEEssendon finish the half full of running re-establishing their dominance in the game and go out to a 20 point lead. North were denied possession by the Dons' high possession game plan.

  • Q2 28:01

    BEHIND BOMBERSThe Dons are finishing with a wet sail...a quick snap from just outside the arc falls the wrong side of the 'big sticks'...Essendon by 20 points.

  • Q2 26:09

    BEHIND BOMBERSWatson with a mighty clearance out of the middle sends a kick deep into attack...the kick is gathered by Carlisle who tries to trickle it through...it rolls the wrong way...1 point.

  • Q2 24:27

    GOAL BOMBERSDaniher running with the flight launches himself into the face of the pack and grabs a courageous mark, he goes back and from 10 out right in front goals.

  • Q2 22:57

    Essendon are very patient in working the ball forward relying on possession to give their forwards time to find the space to run into.

  • Q2 20:28

    GOAL BOMBERSMerrett tumbles a hurried kick forward, it come off hands and Hardingham reads it perfectly - swooping in to gather, at pace and kick the ball across his body for a goal.

  • Q2 19:07

    GOAL BOMBERSCarlisle centres a kick to an un-marked Goddard who, off a step, slams home the goal from 50 out.

  • Q2 17:33

    The Bombers' press is in full effect but they cannot make any impression on the scoreboard as desperate defending from the Roos is keeping them out.

  • Q2 16:28

    BEHIND BOMBERSHowlett ties it all up again as his wayward shot goes behind.

  • Q2 12:24

    BEHIND KANGAROOSWright receives the free kick a Fletcher catches him in the back...from 45 out he leaves his kick hanging and the Roos have their nose in front.

  • Q2 11:31

    BEHIND KANGAROOSGolstein, back on the ground, stoops low to scoop the ball out to a teammate who slams through a point and scores are level.

  • Q2 09:19

    GOAL KANGAROOSThomas uses Hibberd as a step ladder to pull down a screamer just a metre outside the square, he goes back and slots the goal through to cut the margin to a point.

  • Q2 07:39

    GOAL KANGAROOSThe Bombers were out but a sloppy kick from Hardingham went straight to the opposition. On the re-bound the Roos flow forward and Black outpoints Hurley to snap the goal.

  • Q2 05:35

    The Roos have the ball pinned deep in attack, they have worked hard to keep the ball in and will be looking to get some reward on the scoreboard for their effort.

  • Q2 04:08

    BEHIND KANGAROOS'Milestone Man' Fletcher, stretches out those 'telescopic' arms and thumps through a rushed behind.

  • Q2 02:31

    GOAL BOMBERSThe Roos turn the ball over as they try to work it out of defence, a long kick into the Bombers' goal square is marked by Hardingham who slots through his first.

  • Q2 01:59

    BEHIND BOMBERSRyder floats the kick wide from 38 out, tight against the boundary line.

  • Q2 01:05

    Watson from 70 out floats a kick into space and Ryder, in his 150th game, lopes in to take the mark.

  • Q2 00:00

    SECOND QUARTERGoldstein is still on the bench for the Roos, as the ball is bounced to begin the second term. Essendon win the clearance and storm forward.

  • Q1 29:05

    QUARTER TIMEIn a see-sawing first quarter the Bombers' jumped out of the blocks quickly before North found their stride and hauled them back in, cutting the margin to seven points.

  • Q1 26:20

    GOAL KANGAROOSDal Santo from the boundary line chips the ball through for a lovely goal, he somehow found the time and space to launch that kick from inside a pack.

  • Q1 25:49

    Bad news for the Roos, Goldstein has gone down into the rooms with what looks like a wrist injury.

  • Q1 23:05

    GOAL KANGAROOSThomas, times his leap to perfection and pulls down the pack grab 25 out on a tight angle. From the set shot he curls the ball through for the Roos' second.

  • Q1 21:19

    BEHIND BOMBERSFletcher, in the centre of the field, accepts the hand pass and goes for the booming torpedo...the ball drops in the goal square and goes through off hands.

  • Q1 20:16

    Harvey with a running shot on goal...at pace from about 30 out he sprays his kick wide and misses everything.

  • Q1 18:35

    GOAL KANGAROOSWright opens the scoring for the Northerners, as he accepts a slick hand pass and keeping one step ahead of the defence curls one through from 15 out.

  • Q1 16:17

    Twice in the last few minutes the Roos have gone deep into attack, only to see woeful last kicks fall to Bombers' defenders who are simply left all by themselves...they need to keep their structure.

  • Q1 14:18

    The Bombers are up and running early with Watson, Goddard and 'newbie' Chapman racking up the possessions.

  • Q1 12:59

    GOAL BOMBERSFrom a throw in deep in attack for the Bombers, the ball comes out to Chapman, who is all alone one again, the former Cat sends a slick hand pass out to Howlett who goals.

  • Q1 10:50

    GOAL BOMBERSChapman has two as he roves the ball perfectly off the contest and from the goal square he lobs through the goal.

  • Q1 09:29

    Dal Santo is caught in the vicelike grip of Watson and is adjudged to be caught with the ball...free kick to the Bombers' skipper.

  • Q1 08:17

    GOAL BOMBERSRyder in a goal square tussle out muscles his opposition and marks just meters out...on the tight angle he curls the ball through.

  • Q1 06:19

    Daniher takes a fingertip mark at full stretch 52 out, every time he kick you have your heart in your mouth, this time it's his 'Mr Hyde' kicking and he pushes the ball wide of everything.

  • Q1 04:20

    GOAL BOMBERSChapman intercepts the ball just inside the arc and off a couple of steps slots through his first goal for his new club and the 'Red and Black' faithful erupt!

  • Q1 03:38

    Ball up deep in attack for the Dons, McDonald is taken low and sends his kick right to Chapman.

  • Q1 01:46

    Man of the moment Dustin Fletcher takes Wells a little high and gives away the free kick, the kick is poor and the Dons will clear the ball.

  • Q1 00:03

    FIRST BOUNCEWe are underway at Etihad Stadium.

  • Q1 00:02

    North Melbourne have had a good preseason and will fancy themselves against an Essendon side they routed by 45 points in their last clash.

  • Q1 00:01

    Essendon, once again struggling with offfield turmoil will be hoping to regain their on-field composure and rediscover the winning football they played for much of last season.

  • Q1 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium and the clash between North Melbourne and Essendon, both sides will be looking to start the 2014 season with a win.

Chat

Veterans lead charge as Dons dispatch flat Roos

Nick Bowen  March 21, 2014 10:26 PM

Highlights: North Melbourne v Essendon The Roos and Bombers clash in round 1
Bomber Brendon Goddard kicked three goals in a dominant performance

Bomber Brendon Goddard kicked three goals in a dominant performance

ESSENDON has put aside the distraction of yet another off-field controversy to get its 2014 season off to a fast start with a comprehensive 39-point thumping of a lacklustre North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.



On a day when Essendon's board met to consider the future of suspended coach James Hird after his wife Tania reignited the supplements saga, Mark Thompson's team gave Bombers fans an enticing taste of what they could achieve in 2014.

 

The Roos held possession of the ball more than any other team last season (5.3 per cent), but the Bombers beat them at their own game on Friday night in their 15.9 (99) to 9.6 (60) win.


Five talking points: North Melbourne v Essendon

 

Cutting the Roos apart with precision short passes through the middle of the ground, Essendon hit targets in the open way too often for the liking of a team whose No.1 pre-season focus was improving its defence.

 

The Bombers' almost complete control of general play was illustrated by their dominance of possessions (449-291), marks (159-73), clearances (52-30) and stoppages (35-21).

 

Jobe Watson ensured Dustin Fletcher's club record 379th game would be an enjoyable one, racking up 38 possessions, including 25 in the first half, to be the dominant player on the ground.

 

Paul Chapman also made sure former Geelong mentor Thompson's return to senior coaching was a successful one, kicking four goals and pumping the ball inside the Bombers' forward 50 an equal game-high eight times in his first game in the black and red. 

 

Brendon Goddard, Dyson Heppell and Jackson Merrett were important for the Bombers around the ground, Cale Hooker and Michael Hurley impassable in defence and Joe Daniher gave some glimpses of the pack marking Bombers fans can expect to see over the next decade.


Thompson said after the match he could not have been more pleased with his team's performance.

 

"We played a good, strong first game of the year. It looked like we were doing things we were practising and they were carrying it out, so we're pretty pleased with the performance overall," Thompson said.

 

Thompson said Essendon had told its players to ignore the controversy that had erupted after Tania Hird's television interview on the ABC on Thursday night.

 

"We told all our players not to even go there. It's not the right time, we've got a game on, and I wanted all my players, all my staff, just to concentrate on the game," Thompson said.

 

"We'll let the committee and the board deal with that when they do."

 

It was a dirty night for the Roos, one that ensured Brad Scott remains winless in round one games since he took over at the Roos in 2010.

 

North had been hyped as a top-four contender for much of the off-season, but struggled to find the ball against the Bombers and, even they did, their ball use was sloppy, particularly going inside their forward 50.


Scott said post-match the Roos simply hadn't been able to get their hands on the ball.

 

"It was a miracle we got the game back pretty much at level pegging in the second quarter because we were just being outplayed and outhunted, so it's bitterly disappointing from that perspective," Scott said.

 

"I can't think of a game ever in my time that we've been beaten by almost 50 in contested possessions and that's just so unlike the group we've got, so that came as a complete shock to me.

 

"I never would have predicted that would have been our challenge and we've got a short amount of time to rectify it."

 

The Roos ran out at the start of the game to jets of electric blue smoke, but they were perhaps the biggest shots they fired all night.

 

Lindsay Thomas was the Roos' only winner on the night, the small forward bagging four goals and a couple of speccys, while Jamie Macmillan and veteran Brent Harvey at least battled hard.

 

To make matters worse for North, ruckman Todd Goldstein suffered a corked left shoulder after copping a knock in a ruck contest midway through the first quarter.





Kangaroo Scott Thompson is caught in a lunging Joe Daniher tackle. Picture: AFL Media


NORTH MELBOURNE        3.0   5.3      8.5    9.6    (60)                  

ESSENDON                         4.1   8.5    11.8   15.9   (99)          

 

GOALS

North Melbourne: Thomas 4, Black, Dal Santo, Harvey, McKenzie, Wright

Essendon: Chapman 4, Goddard 3, Hardingham 2, Daniher 2, Watson 2, Howlett, Ryder

 

BEST 

North Melbourne: Thomas, Macmillan, Harvey, Cunnington, Mullett

Essendon: Watson, Chapman, Goddard, Heppell, Zaharakis, J.Merrett, Hooker

 

INJURIES 

North Melbourne: Goldstein (shoulder), Cunnington (concussion)

Essendon: Nil

 

SUBSTITUTES

North Melbourne: Leigh Adams replaced Scott McMahon in the fourth quarter

Essendon: Zach Merrett replaced Martin Gleeson in the third quarter

 

Reports: Nil

 

Umpires: Dalgleish, Mitchell, Mollison

 

Official crowd: 42,332 at Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Aaron Mullett 14 8 22 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 97
2 Brent Harvey 13 8 21 7 0 0 1 4 1 1 96
3 Lindsay Thomas 7 6 13 6 0 0 0 3 4 0 87
4 Leigh Adams 9 8 17 10 0 0 0 2 0 0 81
5 Ben Cunnington 11 5 16 2 0 1 0 7 0 0 78
6 Nick Dal Santo 10 11 21 3 1 1 1 2 1 0 74
7 Jamie Macmillan 11 12 23 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 74
8 Scott Thompson 9 8 17 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 66
9 Todd Goldstein 1 4 5 0 34 0 1 5 0 0 62
10 Ryan Bastinac 8 6 14 0 0 1 1 7 0 0 62
11 Shaun Atley 9 9 18 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 61
12 Sam Gibson 6 8 14 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 59
13 Brad McKenzie 6 5 11 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 58
14 Luke McDonald 10 4 14 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 53
15 Jack Ziebell 9 3 12 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 45
16 Nathan Grima 6 4 10 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 44
17 Lachlan Hansen 3 8 11 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 43
18 Aaron Black 3 4 7 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 43
19 Daniel Wells 6 5 11 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 37
20 Scott McMahon 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 25
21 Drew Petrie 3 0 3 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 24
22 Sam Wright 3 4 7 0 0 1 2 0 1 2 20

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jobe Watson 21 17 38 9 0 5 0 3 2 0 153
2 Dyson Heppell 24 13 37 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 150
3 Cale Hooker 17 9 26 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 125
4 Brendon Goddard 15 11 26 3 0 2 1 6 3 2 119
5 Jackson Merrett 16 8 24 9 0 0 0 5 0 0 111
6 Ben Howlett 11 8 19 5 0 0 0 9 1 1 107
7 Paul Chapman 16 6 22 7 0 0 0 0 4 1 106
8 David Myers 15 12 27 5 1 0 2 6 0 0 103
9 David Zaharakis 20 8 28 5 0 1 0 2 0 0 100
10 Michael Hibberd 19 4 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 96
11 Brent Stanton 13 7 20 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 87
12 Michael Hurley 14 5 19 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 86
13 Kyle Hardingham 12 5 17 9 0 0 1 1 2 0 86
14 Mark Baguley 11 7 18 9 2 0 0 2 0 1 85
15 Patrick Ryder 7 4 11 3 34 1 1 0 1 1 77
16 Joe Daniher 9 2 11 6 1 1 1 3 2 0 72
17 Jake Carlisle 10 9 19 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 71
18 Dustin Fletcher 13 2 15 9 0 0 2 1 0 0 68
19 Patrick Ambrose 4 6 10 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 57
20 Martin Gleeson 8 6 14 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
21 Heath Hocking 5 10 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 53
22 Zach Merrett 6 5 11 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 45

North Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Aaron Mullett 41 14 8 22 5 16 90 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 0 5 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 91 97
2 Brent Harvey 29 13 8 21 4 17 71 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 5 4 1 1 0 33 85 96
3 Lindsay Thomas 12 7 6 13 6 7 84 1 6 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 3 4 0 0 100 92 87
4 Leigh Adams 13 9 8 17 2 15 82 1 10 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 31 81
5 Ben Cunnington 10 11 5 16 12 5 56 0 2 1 0 0 7 2 5 4 1 0 7 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 63 78
6 Nick Dal Santo 15 10 11 21 10 12 90 2 3 0 0 1 4 2 2 3 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 100 77 74
7 Jamie Macmillan 34 11 12 23 7 16 87 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 2 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 87 74
8 Scott Thompson 16 9 8 17 8 11 94 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 11 0 1 0 0 1 0 97 66
9 Todd Goldstein 22 1 4 5 5 0 60 1 0 0 0 34 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 62
10 Ryan Bastinac 3 8 6 14 6 7 42 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 7 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 78 62
11 Shaun Atley 18 9 9 18 2 16 66 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 86 61
12 Sam Gibson 43 6 8 14 4 10 78 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 74 59
13 Brad McKenzie 2 6 5 11 1 10 72 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 1 0 0 100 69 58
14 Luke McDonald 21 10 4 14 5 8 71 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 82 53
15 Jack Ziebell 7 9 3 12 8 4 33 2 2 1 0 0 6 3 3 1 0 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 70 45
16 Nathan Grima 17 6 4 10 5 4 70 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 44
17 Lachlan Hansen 6 3 8 11 6 5 90 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 2 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 43
18 Aaron Black 35 3 4 7 4 4 100 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 5 0 3 1 0 0 100 95 43
19 Daniel Wells 8 6 5 11 5 6 63 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 77 37
20 Scott McMahon 42 2 2 4 1 1 75 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 25
21 Drew Petrie 20 3 0 3 1 2 66 0 2 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 95 24
22 Sam Wright 19 3 4 7 3 4 71 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 33 96 20

Essendon

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Jobe Watson 4 21 17 38 14 23 89 1 9 0 1 0 7 6 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 100 85 153
2 Dyson Heppell 21 24 13 37 10 27 70 2 16 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 92 150
3 Cale Hooker 26 17 9 26 4 23 92 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 125
4 Brendon Goddard 9 15 11 26 13 14 80 1 3 0 0 0 5 2 3 2 2 1 6 2 2 7 3 2 0 60 87 119
5 Jackson Merrett 20 16 8 24 6 18 83 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 90 111
6 Ben Howlett 40 11 8 19 10 9 73 1 5 1 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 9 1 0 3 1 1 1 50 88 107
7 Paul Chapman 3 16 6 22 7 15 81 0 7 0 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 4 1 2 80 69 106
8 David Myers 23 15 12 27 12 15 74 2 5 0 0 1 7 1 6 0 0 2 6 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 82 103
9 David Zaharakis 11 20 8 28 6 23 64 3 5 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 88 100
10 Michael Hibberd 1 19 4 23 3 20 82 2 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 84 96
11 Brent Stanton 5 13 7 20 8 13 85 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 4 2 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 87
12 Michael Hurley 18 14 5 19 6 13 84 1 10 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 94 86
13 Kyle Hardingham 34 12 5 17 7 10 58 3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 100 88 86
14 Mark Baguley 12 11 7 18 6 11 94 0 9 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 85 85
15 Patrick Ryder 30 7 4 11 8 4 63 3 3 1 2 34 4 1 3 1 1 1 0 5 0 2 1 1 0 50 87 77
16 Joe Daniher 6 9 2 11 6 5 63 3 6 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 0 2 2 0 0 50 77 72
17 Jake Carlisle 22 10 9 19 9 9 63 1 7 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 2 2 0 91 71
18 Dustin Fletcher 31 13 2 15 4 13 86 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 68
19 Patrick Ambrose 47 4 6 10 3 7 70 2 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 85 57
20 Martin Gleeson 35 8 6 14 3 11 85 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 55
21 Heath Hocking 39 5 10 15 7 8 80 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 53
22 Zach Merrett 27 6 5 11 3 8 90 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 45

Team Lineups

North Melbourne

B

  • Aaron Mullett,
  • Nathan Grima,
  • Scott McMahon

HB

  • Shaun Atley,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Jamie Macmillan

C

  • Luke McDonald,
  • Jack Ziebell,
  • Nick Dal Santo

HF

  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Aaron Black,
  • Sam Wright

F

  • Lindsay Thomas,
  • Drew Petrie,
  • Lachlan Hansen

Fol

  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Daniel Wells,
  • Brent Harvey

I/C

  • Brad McKenzie,
  • Ryan Bastinac,
  • Sam Gibson

Sub

  • Leigh Adams

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Luke McDonald,
  • Nick Dal Santo

Milestones:

  • Lachlan Hansen  - Played 100th game

Essendon

B

  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Dustin Fletcher,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Cale Hooker

C

  • David Myers,
  • Jobe Watson,
  • Heath Hocking

HF

  • Paul Chapman,
  • Jake Carlisle,
  • Ben Howlett

F

  • David Zaharakis,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Kyle Hardingham

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Brent Stanton

I/C

  • Jackson Merrett,
  • Martin Gleeson,
  • Patrick Ambrose

Sub

  • Zach Merrett

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Paul Chapman,
  • Martin Gleeson,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Zach Merrett

Milestones:

  • Jake Carlisle  - Played 50th game,
  • Paddy Ryder  - Played 150th game

Last updated: 10:35pm Friday, March 21, 2014