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  • Essendon v Geelong Cats
  • Round 10 - 19:20 AEST, Jun 06, 2015
  • Marvel Stadium
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15th
10th
  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 53

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  • Goals 19
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 122

Hird: 'Our supporters deserve more'

James Hird says Essendon supporters have 'every right to be disappointed' with the Bombers' performance

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Essendon

  • Q1
    0.5
    (5)
  • Q2
    0.6
    (6)
  • Q3
    3.9
    (27)
  • Q4
    7.11
    (53)
  • Q1
    3.1
    (19)
  • Q2
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q3
    15.6
    (96)
  • Q4
    19.8
    (122)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 406
  • 211
  • 195
  • 16
  • 47
  • 17
  • 30
  • 52
  • 14
  • 148
  • 58
  • 41
  • 120
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 397
  • 243
  • 154
  • 19
  • 28
  • 11
  • 17
  • 61
  • 13
  • 145
  • 66
  • 32
  • 119

Match  Feed

  • Q4 30:59

    Harry Taylor was great for Geelong. He picked up 33 disposals, 18 kicks at 83 per cent efficiency, 12 contested possessions and 4 marks from opposition kicks.

  • Q4 30:57

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 30:57

    The disposal count was fairly close, but Essendon's disposal was below average, kicking at just 58 per cent, compared to Geelong's 72 per cent.

  • Q4 30:52

    BEHINDBombers (Patrick Ambrose)

  • Q4 30:52

    Ambrose does a good job of summing Essendon's night up with a shot after the siren by taking a strong mark and missing easily from 35m out with no pressure.

  • Q4 29:19

    BEHINDCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q4 26:28

    Essendon have made it too easy for Geelong's forwards. 17 of Geelong's 19 goals have been kicked from an angle smaller than 45 degrees.

  • Q4 23:39

    GOALBombers (Paul Chapman)

  • Q4 20:00

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 18:29

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q4 16:07

    GOALBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 14:32

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q4 11:43

    Essendon have restored a little respectability, kicking the last two goals and four of the last six. If Hawkins and Johnson aren't careful, Essendon is going to outscore them.

  • Q4 11:32

    GOALBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 09:43

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q4 09:43

    Harry Taylor has taken 4 marks from opposition kicks tonight, including 3 in the defensive 50.

  • Q4 07:13

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q4 05:28

    Geelong have won the mark count by 98 to 64, despite the disposal count being more or less equal.

  • Q4 04:22

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 00:59

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 30:46

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 30:46

    Hawkins looked very good that quarter, kicking 3.0 (18). He has personally kicked just three fewer points than the entire Essendon outfit.

  • Q3 30:46

    That was a better effort by Essendon. They kicked their first three goals in that quarter, but Geelong still slammed on six goals to extend their lead to 69 points.

  • Q3 29:51

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 29:25

    Geelong Cats InterchangeCory Gregson replaces Steve Johnson due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 29:05

    Essendon have had 22 kick clangers to Geelong's 11, despite having had 33 fewer kicks.

  • Q3 28:26

    BEHINDBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q3 23:50

    Heppell kicks a captain's goal from a difficult angle to bring Essendon within 76 points.

  • Q3 23:37

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q3 22:02

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 21:12

    Bombers kicking at just 55 per cent efficiency. Geelong are kicking at 72 per cent.

  • Q3 19:34

    Geelong continue the Bomber's pain. Three Geelong players have outscored Essendon. Hawkins and Motlop have kicked 3.0 (18), Johnson has kicked 3.1 (19)

  • Q3 19:08

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q3 18:01

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q3 16:49

    Geelong Cats InterchangeJosh Caddy off due to an injury.

  • Q3 15:32

    Eight of Geelong's 10 goals have been generated from their attacking midfield. Five from turnovers and three from stoppages.

  • Q3 14:49

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 12:10

    Essendon are showing better intent this quarter, but are not working anywhere near as hard as Geelong. Geelong have made 12 one percenters to Essendon's 3, and laid 7 tackles to Essendon's 4.

  • Q3 10:03

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q3 10:00

    Hawkins converts a mark inside 50 to a goal. Geelong have taken 7 marks inside 50 to Essendon's 1 since quarter time.

  • Q3 07:37

    BEHINDCats (Josh Walker)

  • Q3 06:37

    BEHINDBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q3 05:12

    Essendon have countered Geelong's strategy of putting an inexperienced ruckman against Bellchambers by subbing Bellchambers out and putting an even more inexperienced ruckman in, Patrick Ambrose.

  • Q3 02:53

    GOALCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q3 01:55

    GOALBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q3 01:55

    It took 62 minutes, but the Bombers finally have a goal. They are looking a little more switched on this half, picking up 10 of the first 12 disposals and kicking the first goal.

  • Q3 00:52

    BEHINDBombers (Paul Chapman)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:53

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 31:53

    Geelong are winning inside 50s (36 to 24), effective kicks (97 to 60), contested possessions (78 to 71), uncontested possessions (137 to 120), as well as most other statistics.

  • Q2 31:46

    Essendon have been completely smashed so far. How does a team that pushed last year's grand finalists in the first two rounds fail to kick a goal in a half of football? This is the first time Essendon have had a goalless half since 1984.

  • Q2 28:19

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q2 26:34

    Geelong, despite possessing the ball for 54 per cent of the match and out disposing Essendon by 21, have registered 8 more tackles (35 to 27).

  • Q2 19:45

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q2 18:39

    Geelong have had more than double the number of disposals in their forward half than the Bombers (36 to 17).

  • Q2 16:44

    GOALCats (Shane Kersten)

  • Q2 16:44

    5 marks inside 50 this quarter for the Cats, and they have kicked 5.3 (33) to 0.1 (1) since quarter time. The Bombers are looking nowhere near good enough at the moment.

  • Q2 15:29

    Geelong are using the ball much better than Essendon. They have had 20 more effective kicks than the Bombers.

  • Q2 14:43

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q2 12:43

    Essendon have made five turnovers in their defensive half. Geelong have made just one.

  • Q2 11:02

    4 marks inside 50 for the Cats this quarter. The Bombers yet to take one.

  • Q2 10:52

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q2 10:18

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 10:14

    Gwilt almost becomes an unlikely first goal scorer for the Bombers, but the ball takes an unfortunate bounce and Geelong rush it through.

  • Q2 09:25

    BEHINDCats (Jed Bews)

  • Q2 08:51

    BEHINDCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q2 07:33

    GOALCats (Mark Blicavs)

  • Q2 04:59

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q2 04:59

    Motlop shows the Bombers how it's done. He has taken 2 marks inside 50 and converted them both to goals in the last 2 minutes.

  • Q2 04:23

    Geelong Cats InterchangeJackson Thurlow was substituted into the game for Michael Luxford.

  • Q2 03:09

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q2 02:06

    Kavanagh is up to 14 disposals, including 4 contested possessions, 4 inside 50s and 2 clearances.

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 27:08

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:08

    Not much between the teams in the first quarter, apart from Geelong's efficiency in their forward line. The Bombers have been wasteful, with a disposal efficiency of just 51 per cent in their forward half, compared to Geelong's 65 per cent.

  • Q1 26:38

    Geelong have taken four marks from opposition kicks in their defensive fifty. The Bombers have taken one.

  • Q1 24:38

    GOALCats (Tom Lonergan)

  • Q1 21:57

    Goddard is yet to impose himself on the game. He has only had one disposal so far. To his credit, it was an effective one.

  • Q1 20:25

    Essendon InterchangeZach Merrett replaces Joe Daniher due to the blood rule.

  • Q1 20:13

    Daniher continues to look sharp up forward, but cannot convert a set shot. He has had 4 set shots for 4 behinds.

  • Q1 19:57

    Geelong Cats InterchangeJosh Caddy off due to a concussion.

  • Q1 19:56

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 18:10

    BEHINDCats (Cameron Guthrie)

  • Q1 17:03

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 16:33

    Geelong Cats InterchangeJosh Caddy off due to an injury.

  • Q1 16:13

    Kavanagh has been busy for the Bombers picking up 9 disposals already, including 2 inside 50s.

  • Q1 12:42

    Geelong are making the most of their chances. They have had two fewer inside 50s, but have kicked the only two goals of the match. Their disposal efficiency in their forward half is 64 per cent, compared to the Bombers 42 per cent.

  • Q1 12:33

    GOALCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q1 10:52

    Kavanagh misses an easy shot on the run. The Bombers are yet to register an effective disposal in their forward fifty.

  • Q1 10:45

    BEHINDBombers (Elliott Kavanagh)

  • Q1 06:38

    GOALCats (Steve Johnson)

  • Q1 06:38

    Steve Johnson punishes Daniher's two misses, converting Geelong's first mark inside 50 into a goal.

  • Q1 05:31

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 05:01

    Joe Daniher is looking dangerous up forward for the Bombers. He has taken the only two marks inside 50 for the match, but has failed to convert either into a goal.

  • Q1 03:46

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    In his last four matches against the Bombers, Corey Enright has averaged 23 disposals, eight marks and nine intercept possessions per game.

  • Q0 00:00

    Over the past month, the Cats have lost the contested possession count by 10 per game, ranked 17th.

  • Q0 00:00

    Geelong has generated 21 per cent of its total score from defensive 50 chains this season, the third highest percentage of any side.

  • Q0 00:00

    In his four matches against the Cats, Dyson Heppell has averaged 28 disposals, 17 uncontested possessions and four tackles per game.

  • Q0 00:00

    Over the past month, the Bombers have laid 10 more tackles per game than their opposition, ranked fourth.

  • Q0 00:00

    Since Round 5, the Bombers have played on immediately after 40 per cent of marks: the highest percentage recorded by any side.

  • Q0 00:-20

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection. Tippers choice is currently Bombers 32.1% and Cats 67.9%.

  • Q0 00:-24

    Changes for Cats Ins: J.Walker, M.Luxford Outs: M.Clark, R.Stanley

  • Q0 00:-26

    Changes for Bombers Ins: J.Gwilt, O.Fantasia, E.Kavanagh Outs: J.Watson, D.Fletcher, J.Merrett

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v Geelong Cats Round 10 clash.

Dismal Dons cop a hiding from Cats after goalless first half

Travis King  June 6, 2015 9:52 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Geelong The Bombers and Cats clash in round 10
Tom Lonergan celebrates a goal during the Cats thumping win over the Bombers

Tom Lonergan celebrates a goal during the Cats thumping win over the Bombers

GEELONG has handed Essendon a football lesson about playing with dare and dash in a dominant 69-point win at Etihad Stadium, with the Cats reviving their stuttering season and dealing a crushing blow to the Bombers' finals aspirations on Saturday night.

Five talking points: Essendon v Geelong

After a heavy loss to West Coast in Perth last round, the Cats (5-5) bounced back ruthlessly and made a mockery of critics daring to write them off from the finals race with the 19.8 (122) to 7.11 (53) triumph. 

Before the match, Bombers coach James Hird was asked if his side's season was at the crossroads, and after four losses in five games they have some soul-searching to do to stop their campaign sliding into the abyss. 

"I think you (media) actually said that (the season's at the crossroads) and I actually said 'Well, it's an important game for us to win'," Hird said post-match.

"And it was - it was an important game to win. I think it puts us 4-6, which is disappointing. But it's certainly not over.

"In the next couple of weeks we need to play better and we've got two very formidable opponents (West Coast and Hawthorn)." 

Geelong and the Bombers have now swapped rungs on the ladder, with Essendon tumbling from 10th to 12th, while a healthy percentage lift boosted the Cats.

Chris Scott's men set up the win with a nine-goal to nil first half, including six majors in a blistering second term.

It was the first time Essendon has been held goalless before half-time since round 17, 1984 – a premiership year – but this current outfit looks miles away, impotent in attack and struggling to match it with genuine finals contenders.

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Under the closed roof, the Dons became just the second team not to kick a first half goal at Etihad Stadium in 723 AFL games, and were booed from the field by their own supporters at half-time. It was their lowest score at the long break since round three, 1968.

They finally got on the board two minutes after the restart via Brent Stanton, but any thought of a comeback was expunged from the next centre bounce when the impressive Josh Caddy kicked truly from 55m.

Caddy (20 disposals, two goals), swingman Harry Taylor (33, 10 marks), James Kelly (28) and Darcy Lang (22) were superb for the Cats.

Spearhead Tom Hawkins bagged four goals – including the 300th of his career just before half-time – in an even battle with Cale Hooker, while Steven Motlop and Steve Johnson also booted four majors.

Hooker, fellow defender Michael Hurley and eighth-gamer Elliott Kavanagh (25 disposals) stood up on a dirty night for Essendon.

The writing was on the wall early for the Dons' 11th loss to Geelong in 13 meetings when young spearhead Joe Daniher missed four set shots inside 20 minutes. 

It followed Jake Carlisle's struggles in front of goal last week and spelt the end of Essendon's brief flurry, with the Cats doing as they pleased thereafter.

"It's obviously demoralising for the opposition when you get chances in your forward 50 and don't take them, and we were taking the ball forward and capitalising," Cats coach Chris Scott said after the game.

Star underage basketballer Michael Luxford was a late inclusion for his first game, although the new Cat's first kick was memorable for the wrong reasons when it sailed out on the full in a rare example of wastefulness.

Both teams had injury concerns, with under pressure Bombers ruckman Tom Bellchambers subbed out at half-time for ex-Cat Paul Chapman. 

Geelong's Shane Kersten was also handed the red vest at the main break due to a hamstring injury.

ESSENDON     0.5   0.6   3.9    7.11 (53)
GEELONG       3.1   9.5   15.6  19.8 (122)

GOALS
Essendon: Heppell 2, Cooney 2, Stanton, Daniher, Chapman
Geelong: Hawkins 4, Johnson 4, Motlop 4, Caddy 2, Selwood 2, Lonergan, Blicavs, Kersten

BEST 
Essendon: Hooker, Hurley, Kavanagh
Geelong: Taylor, Caddy, Kelly, Lang, Enright, Rivers, Lonergan 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Nil
Geelong: Shane Kersten (hamstring) 

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Paul Chapman replaced Tom Bellchambers at half-time
Geelong: Michael Luxford replaced Shane Kersten at half-time 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Foot, Meredith, Ryan 

Official crowd: 40,632 at Etihad Stadium

Mathew Stokes gets a handball away under pressure from ex-teammate Paul Chapman. Picture: AFL Media

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Dyson Heppell 17 8 25 5 3 1 1 4 2 0 111
2 Brendon Goddard 16 15 31 5 1 1 0 4 0 0 111
3 Zach Merrett 12 15 27 2 0 2 0 8 0 0 106
4 Travis Colyer 15 11 26 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 99
5 Brent Stanton 16 8 24 8 1 0 4 3 1 1 96
6 Elliott Kavanagh 10 15 25 4 0 2 0 2 0 1 83
7 Michael Hibberd 8 18 26 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 83
8 Joe Daniher 11 4 15 8 1 2 2 2 1 4 80
9 James Gwilt 13 8 21 5 0 3 0 1 0 0 77
10 Adam Cooney 12 6 18 3 0 0 0 1 2 1 74
11 Jake Carlisle 8 5 13 6 14 0 0 2 0 0 74
12 Orazio Fantasia 7 7 14 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 67
13 Mark Baguley 7 11 18 5 0 0 3 4 0 0 65
14 Ben Howlett 4 17 21 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 64
15 Jake Melksham 10 6 16 2 0 0 3 4 0 0 55
16 Michael Hurley 9 8 17 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 55
17 Paul Chapman 8 6 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 54
18 Cale Hooker 9 7 16 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 53
19 Courtenay Dempsey 7 8 15 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 52
20 Patrick Ambrose 5 7 12 3 3 1 1 2 0 1 48
21 Martin Gleeson 4 5 9 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 43
22 Tom Bellchambers 3 0 3 2 16 0 2 1 0 0 29

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Joel Selwood 14 12 26 5 0 4 1 6 2 0 118
2 James Kelly 16 12 28 8 0 1 0 5 0 0 117
3 Darcy Lang 17 5 22 8 0 1 0 7 0 0 114
4 Harry Taylor 18 15 33 10 0 0 1 0 0 0 111
5 Andrew Mackie 18 6 24 13 0 1 0 1 0 0 110
6 Corey Enright 16 7 23 7 0 1 1 7 0 0 109
7 Steven Motlop 13 6 19 7 0 0 1 4 4 0 109
8 Tom Lonergan 17 6 23 11 0 0 0 1 1 0 106
9 Mathew Stokes 15 6 21 6 0 0 2 7 0 0 97
10 Josh Caddy 10 10 20 4 2 1 1 5 2 1 95
11 Steve Johnson 12 3 15 5 0 1 0 2 4 1 91
12 Mark Blicavs 6 10 16 5 15 1 1 4 1 0 88
13 Jackson Thurlow 11 12 23 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 83
14 Jared Rivers 11 7 18 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 70
15 Jordan Murdoch 13 4 17 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 65
16 Jed Bews 7 8 15 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 59
17 Josh Walker 6 6 12 2 15 2 1 1 0 1 55
18 Tom Hawkins 4 2 6 3 0 1 0 1 4 0 54
19 Cory Gregson 7 7 14 3 0 2 0 2 0 0 54
20 Cameron Guthrie 6 5 11 2 0 0 1 5 0 1 52
21 Shane Kersten 5 1 6 4 0 0 3 0 1 0 26
22 Michael Luxford 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 18

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 Dyson Heppell 21 17 8 25 8 17 84 2 5 0 1 3 7 1 6 3 1 1 4 0 0 6 2 0 0 66 84 111
2 Brendon Goddard 9 16 15 31 11 20 71 5 5 0 0 1 7 2 5 3 1 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 89 111
3 Zach Merrett 7 12 15 27 14 14 55 2 2 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 2 0 8 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 81 106
4 Travis Colyer 32 15 11 26 5 21 69 1 8 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 7 0 0 1 0 86 99
5 Brent Stanton 5 16 8 24 4 20 70 6 8 0 1 1 3 1 2 5 0 4 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 33 88 96
6 Elliott Kavanagh 28 10 15 25 7 18 72 3 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 79 83
7 Michael Hibberd 1 8 18 26 9 16 88 1 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 83
8 Joe Daniher 6 11 4 15 6 7 46 3 8 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 1 4 1 20 86 80
9 James Gwilt 42 13 8 21 10 12 85 2 5 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 77
10 Adam Cooney 13 12 6 18 4 14 55 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 50 83 74
11 Jake Carlisle 22 8 5 13 3 10 61 2 6 0 0 14 2 2 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 74
12 Orazio Fantasia 46 7 7 14 4 10 71 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 6 1 4 5 0 0 1 0 89 67
13 Mark Baguley 12 7 11 18 6 13 72 4 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 95 65
14 Ben Howlett 40 4 17 21 10 11 81 1 1 0 0 1 7 3 4 0 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 73 64
15 Jake Melksham 17 10 6 16 8 7 56 8 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 3 4 1 0 7 0 0 1 0 73 55
16 Michael Hurley 18 9 8 17 7 9 76 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 92 55
17 Paul Chapman 3 8 6 14 6 8 64 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 33 44 54
18 Cale Hooker 26 9 7 16 6 9 75 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 95 53
19 Courtenay Dempsey 15 7 8 15 8 9 73 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 82 52
20 Patrick Ambrose 29 5 7 12 8 5 58 1 3 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 89 48
21 Martin Gleeson 35 4 5 9 3 7 77 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 43
22 Tom Bellchambers 2 3 0 3 1 1 66 2 2 1 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 29

Geelong Cats

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 Joel Selwood 14 14 12 26 18 8 80 1 5 1 0 0 9 6 3 1 4 1 6 3 0 5 2 0 0 100 82 118
2 James Kelly 9 16 12 28 9 19 60 4 8 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 0 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 85 117
3 Darcy Lang 11 17 5 22 3 18 72 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 7 0 1 5 0 0 1 0 77 114
4 Harry Taylor 7 18 15 33 12 19 87 2 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 7 2 3 0 0 0 0 96 111
5 Andrew Mackie 4 18 6 24 4 19 87 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 2 5 5 0 0 1 0 89 110
6 Corey Enright 44 16 7 23 8 14 73 4 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 1 1 7 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 109
7 Steven Motlop 32 13 6 19 7 12 73 3 7 1 4 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 4 0 1 1 4 0 1 80 83 109
8 Tom Lonergan 13 17 6 23 6 17 87 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 9 0 1 1 0 1 100 90 106
9 Mathew Stokes 27 15 6 21 4 17 81 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 7 1 0 5 0 0 2 0 89 97
10 Josh Caddy 23 10 10 20 10 10 55 2 4 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 5 1 1 2 2 1 0 66 72 95
11 Steve Johnson 20 12 3 15 7 8 66 1 5 1 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 2 4 1 0 80 87 91
12 Mark Blicavs 46 6 10 16 12 6 81 1 5 3 0 15 2 0 2 1 1 1 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 100 87 88
13 Jackson Thurlow 40 11 12 23 3 20 82 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 88 83
14 Jared Rivers 25 11 7 18 7 11 77 3 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 70
15 Jordan Murdoch 21 13 4 17 6 12 70 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 82 65
16 Jed Bews 24 7 8 15 9 5 80 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 80 59
17 Josh Walker 34 6 6 12 5 7 50 1 2 0 0 15 3 1 2 2 2 1 1 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 86 55
18 Tom Hawkins 26 4 2 6 3 3 83 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 100 93 54
19 Cory Gregson 28 7 7 14 4 10 78 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 91 54
20 Cameron Guthrie 29 6 5 11 3 8 54 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 5 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 77 52
21 Shane Kersten 39 5 1 6 3 3 83 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 100 43 26
22 Michael Luxford 37 1 4 5 2 4 80 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 51 18

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • James Gwilt,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Michael Hibberd

HB

  • Martin Gleeson,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Mark Baguley

C

  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Ben Howlett,
  • Brendon Goddard

HF

  • Travis Colyer,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Orazio Fantasia

F

  • Jake Carlisle,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Adam Cooney

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • Brent Stanton,
  • Elliott Kavanagh

I/C

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Courtenay Dempsey,
  • Jake Melksham

Sub

  • Paul Chapman

No Late Change

In

  • James Gwilt,
  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Elliott Kavanagh

Out

  • Jackson Merrett (Omitted),
  • Dustin Fletcher (Groin),
  • Jobe Watson (Groin)

Geelong Cats

B

  • Jared Rivers,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Corey Enright

HB

  • Jackson Thurlow,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Jed Bews

C

  • Andrew Mackie,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Steven Motlop

HF

  • Cory Gregson,
  • Josh Walker,
  • Steve Johnson

F

  • Jordan Murdoch,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Shane Kersten

Fol

  • Mark Blicavs,
  • Darcy Lang,
  • Josh Caddy

I/C

  • James Kelly,
  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Cameron Guthrie

Sub

  • Michael Luxford

No Late Change

In

  • Josh Walker,
  • Michael Luxford

Out

  • Rhys Stanley (Omitted),
  • Mitch Clark (Calf)

New

  • Michael Luxford

Milestones:

  • Jordan Murdoch  - Played 50th game,
  • Michael Luxford  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 10:13pm Saturday, June 6, 2015