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  • Essendon v Melbourne
  • Round 15 - 13:40 AEST, Jul 11, 2015
  • MCG
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  • Goals 10
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 69

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  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 18
  • Total 60

Hird hails his baby Bombers

Coach James Hird says he is pleased with how his young team responded

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Essendon

  • Q1
    1.3
    (9)
  • Q2
    3.4
    (22)
  • Q3
    9.7
    (61)
  • Q4
    10.9
    (69)
  • Q1
    1.3
    (9)
  • Q2
    3.9
    (27)
  • Q3
    4.13
    (37)
  • Q4
    7.18
    (60)

Melbourne

Stats

  • 355
  • 204
  • 151
  • 13
  • 39
  • 5
  • 34
  • 45
  • 11
  • 145
  • 84
  • 33
  • 116
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 319
  • 188
  • 131
  • 19
  • 46
  • 11
  • 35
  • 58
  • 10
  • 156
  • 81
  • 71
  • 107

Match  Feed

  • Q4 27:53

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 27:53

    Melbourne finished with kicking efficiency in the forward 50 of 31 per cent, compared to Essendon 45 per cent. The Bombers also won 26 contested possessions in their forward 50, compared to the Demons 19.

  • Q4 27:53

    Essendon scored 3.5.(23) from stoppages to Melbourne 0.5.(5) despite Melbourne winning the clearances 4540.

  • Q4 27:53

    Melbourne with a 196 advantage in inside 50 entries in the final quarter that resulted in 3.5(23) to Essendon 1.2.(8), but the six third quarter goals to the Bombers the difference.

  • Q4 27:53

    Max Gawn finished with game highs for contested possessions (14), hitouts to advantage (15) and score launches (4).

  • Q4 27:53

    Alex Browne off the ground with concussion has played in his first win for the Bombers, more than four years after making his debut, which is the longest wait for any player in the past 20 years.

  • Q4 24:04

    The Bombers have scored 5.2.(32) from defensive half chains compared to the Demons 0.4.(4).

  • Q4 23:20

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 21:14

    BEHINDBombers (Michael Hurley)

  • Q4 20:34

    Tom McDonald moved forward for the final quarter has more disposals (7) and marks (4) than any other Demon to go with 1.2.(8) and one kick out on the full.

  • Q4 18:47

    Melbourne InterchangeJeff Garlett off due to an injury.

  • Q4 18:17

    Melbourne winning the inside 50 count 133 and contested possessions 25-18 in the final quarter.

  • Q4 17:20

    GOALDemons (Tom McDonald)

  • Q4 15:52

    The Demons get some reward for their control with their second goal for the quarter from a forward half intercept. They have had nine forward half chains to Essendon's one this quarter.

  • Q4 15:32

    GOALDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q4 14:44

    BEHINDDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q4 14:06

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 12:38

    BEHINDDemons (Tom McDonald)

  • Q4 12:36

    Melbourne InterchangeAaron Vandenberg off due to an injury.

  • Q4 09:51

    Melbourne dominating the game with seven of the first eight inside 50 entries but has scored 1.3.(9) including two posters.

  • Q4 09:41

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q4 07:28

    BEHINDDemons (Tom McDonald)

  • Q4 06:32

    BEHINDDemons (Jack Viney)

  • Q4 05:34

    GOALDemons (Neville Jetta)

  • Q4 05:34

    Melbourne generate a 7th forward 50 intercept leading to a goal to Jetta. Essendon still have only one forward 50 intercept.

  • Q4 00:41

    Brendon Goddard has nine clearances, which is the most he has had as an Essendon player.

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 30:41

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 30:41

    Melbourne took two marks inside 50 in the third quarter for a score of 1.1.(7), compared to Essendon's five marks that resulted in 4.0.(24).

  • Q3 30:30

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q3 30:30

    The Bombers taking control of the clearances 155 and scoring 3.2.(20) to the Demons 0.1.(1) from this source during the third quarter.

  • Q3 28:41

    BEHINDDemons (Chris Dawes)

  • Q3 26:55

    Melbourne InterchangeJay Kennedy-Harris was substituted into the game for James Harmes.

  • Q3 26:44

    BEHINDDemons (Chris Dawes)

  • Q3 24:37

    GOALBombers (Shaun Edwards)

  • Q3 23:38

    Nathan Jones (20) and Bernie Vince (27) lead Melbourne for disposals, but both have kicking efficiency of just 30 per cent. Essendon has kicking efficiency this quarter of 64 per cent.

  • Q3 22:39

    Melbourne InterchangeJesse Hogan off due to an injury.

  • Q3 19:34

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q3 18:55

    Joe Daniher who had kicked 1.8.(14) from set shots since Round 10, has kicked 4.0.(24) today.

  • Q3 17:12

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 13:36

    BEHINDDemons (Chris Dawes)

  • Q3 12:05

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 12:05

    Essendon winning the clearances 82 and contested possessions 23-14 in the third quarter.

  • Q3 10:53

    BEHINDBombers (Nick O'Brien)

  • Q3 09:12

    After 30 defensive 50 chains had not resulted in a score, the Bombers score the first goal of the game from this source. The Demons have had 22 defensive 50 chains that have resulted in only two inside 50 entries and no score.

  • Q3 09:02

    GOALBombers (Shaun Edwards)

  • Q3 07:16

    BEHINDDemons (Bernie Vince)

  • Q3 06:47

    Joe Daniher with a third contested mark inside 50 and he now has kicked 3.0.(18) from set shots.

  • Q3 06:16

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 04:13

    GOALDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q3 02:05

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:21

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 31:21

    Jeff Garlett with only the three disposals in the first half, but an equal game high seven tackles. The Demons lead 83 in forward 50 tackles, which has contributed to a lead of 5-1 in forward 50 intercepts.

  • Q2 31:21

    The Bombers half time score of 24 points is equal to their average half time score since Round 9, which is ranked last.

  • Q2 31:21

    The Demons were not able to make the most of their chances that quarter. They led the clearances 179, contested possessions 45-33 and inside 50s 18-10, but with kicking efficiency of just 43 per cent.

  • Q2 31:21

    Brent Stanton had 12 handball receives in the first half, which equals the most he has ever had in the first half of a game.

  • Q2 30:19

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q2 29:35

    BEHINDDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q2 25:22

    Melbourne has scored 2.2.(14) from four forward 50 intercepts, compared to Essendon 1.0.(6) from one forward 50 intercept.

  • Q2 25:14

    GOALDemons (Aaron Vandenberg)

  • Q2 23:43

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 23:22

    Melbourne currently not able to take advantage of a 2716 lead in clearances, with Essendon yet to win a clearance from centre bounces.

  • Q2 21:51

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 18:03

    Bernie Vince prolific with five clearances and 17 disposals, but kicking efficiency of 42 per cent.

  • Q2 16:41

    BEHINDDemons (Nathan Jones)

  • Q2 11:41

    Max Gawn leads all Demon players for score involvements (4) and contested possessions (8), to go with seven hitouts to advantage.

  • Q2 10:17

    Essendon InterchangeJason Ashby was substituted into the game for Alex Browne.

  • Q2 09:36

    Essendon InterchangeJason Ashby was substituted into the game for Brent Stanton.

  • Q2 08:51

    GOALBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q2 08:45

    Alex Browne (Essendon) playing his first game since Round 23 2012 in the hands of the trainers, as Stanton kicks a goal from Essendon's first inside 50 in the quarter.

  • Q2 08:02

    Essendon InterchangeAlex Browne off due to an injury.

  • Q2 06:25

    BEHINDDemons (Max Gawn)

  • Q2 05:39

    The Demons with the first four inside 50s in the second quarter, and a 123 advantage in contested possessions.

  • Q2 03:00

    Melbourne with 13 disposals to Essendon's one early in the second quarter leading to three early scores for 1.2.(8).

  • Q2 02:50

    GOALDemons (Jeremy Howe)

  • Q2 01:23

    BEHINDDemons (Bernie Vince)

  • Q2 00:49

    BEHINDDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 30:31

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 30:31

    The Bombers continuing to play a high possession style game in the wet weather and lead the disposal count 9671. They also lead the inside 50s 12-9.

  • Q1 30:31

    Max Gawn with five hitouts to advantage in the first quarter, helping Melbourne to an edge in the clearances 1410. Dyson Heppell has won all three of Essendon's hitouts to advantage.

  • Q1 25:56

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q1 23:59

    Brendon Goddard leads all players with six contested possessions and ten disposalshe had seven disposals last week against St.Kilda.

  • Q1 23:28

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q1 21:03

    Melbourne InterchangeAlex Neal-Bullen replaces Bernie Vince due to the blood rule.

  • Q1 20:30

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q1 18:59

    Essendon had 54 tackles last week against the Saints, but lead the tackle count 2014 early in this match.

  • Q1 15:42

    The Bombers defensive pressure in the forward 50 forces a turnover leading to a goal to Howlett. Both teams have one forward 50 intercept and one goal each from this source.

  • Q1 15:02

    GOALBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q1 12:10

    GOALDemons (Dom Tyson)

  • Q1 11:00

    BEHINDDemons (Aaron Vandenberg)

  • Q1 11:00

    As to be expected in the wet conditions, a lot of early stoppages, and Melbourne leading the hitouts 12 to 4 and clearances seven to five.

  • Q1 07:22

    The Bombers have had five early forward half intercepts, but for a return of only 0.1.1.

  • Q1 04:59

    BEHINDDemons (Jeremy Howe)

  • Q1 03:09

    BEHINDBombers (James Gwilt)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q1 00:00

    Essendon has lost 39 percent of offensive oneon-one contests this season (ranked last). Melbourne has lost 26 percent of offensive one-on-one contests (ranked fourth).

  • Q1 00:00

    Melbourne has generated 11.8 points per game from centre bounce clearance chains this season which is ranked third. Essendon has scored 7.2 points per game from centre bounce clearances, and is ranked second last.

  • Q1 00:00

    Essendon has a differential in scores from clearances of13, which is ranked second last. Melbourne is ranked last with a differential of -16.

  • Q1 00:00

    Max Gawn (Melbourne) is averaging 12.5 hitouts to advantage this season (ranked third in the AFL), and a team best 14.3 AFL Player Rating points.

  • Q1 00:00

    This season the Bombers have scored from 28 per cent of their forward half intercepts (ranked last), and have scored an average 17.3 points from these intercepts (also ranked last).

  • 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 33.2% and Demons 66.8%.

  • Q0 00:-24

    Changes for Demons Ins: J.Harmes, J.KennedyHarris, H.Lumumba, A.Vandenberg Outs: R.Bail, M.Jones, J.Spencer, J.Toumpas

  • Q0 00:-26

    Changes for Bombers Ins: J.Laverde, P.Ambrose, J.Ashby, A.Browne, S.Edwards Outs: A.Cooney, C.Dempsey, E.Kavanagh, J.Melksham, J.Watson

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to MCG for the Essendon v Melbourne Round 15 clash.

Daniher fires as baby Bombers bounce back to down Dees

Jennifer Phelan  July 11, 2015 4:12 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Melbourne The Bombers and Demons clash in round 15
Joe Daniher booted five goals in win over Dees

Joe Daniher booted five goals in win over Dees

FIVE goals straight from Joe Daniher has been the catalyst for Essendon's first win since round eight, with a pressure-lifting nine-point victory over Melbourne. 

After being stung by 110 points by St Kilda last Sunday, the Bombers looked to be in crisis with the future of James Hird making headlines early in the week. 

But the players showed remarkable spirit on Saturday at the MCG to stave off a late Demons comeback that cut the margin to two points and shelve their five-game losing streak, 10.9 (69) to 7.18 (60). 

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Paul Roos' men were in the contest to the main break, with the slick conditions caused by a pre-game burst of heavy rain contributing to the tight slog.

But they had no answers as Daniher found the accuracy that has plagued his form in recent weeks.

Big Don set to become 'the best set shot in the competition': Hird

Daniher (three goals) and Shaun Edwards (two) inspired the Bombers' six-goal-to-one third quarter, as Melbourne's forwards failed to fire. 

Then, the Demons fluffed five consecutive shots at goal early in the fourth – with defender Tom McDonald a repeat offender – before he and Jeff Garlett finally converted. 

Five talking points: Essendon v Melbourne

In the telling third term, Jesse Hogan and Chris Dawes were blanketed by Michael Hurley – who was outstanding - and James Gwilt, and struggled to find a clean possession. 

It didn't help that Hogan and Jeremy Howe both spent time off the field having ankle injuries treated.

Howe was one of six single goal-kickers, and will await the outcome of the Match Review Panel that will look at his second-quarter tackle on Alex Browne that hovered dangerously close to a slinging motion. 

Browne, in his first game in two and a half years, was subbed out with concussion after hitting his head on the turf in the incident.

The Bombers were led in the midfield by Brendon Goddard (29 disposals) and Brent Stanton (30), who both bounced back from disappointing performances against the Saints last week.

They managed the win despite acting captain Dyson Heppell being curbed by Jack Viney, and Shaun McKernan soundly beaten by solo Melbourne ruckman Max Gawn.

The loss of Jobe Watson and Adam Cooney cut the Dons' experience levels, which was compounded further on Friday by the withdrawal of Jake Melksham and Heath Hocking. 

But despite fielding a team with 12 players with less than 40 games to their name (the Demons had seven), the Bombers found a way to put a tough week behind them.

Coach James Hird admitted it had been dangerous to play so many inexperienced youngsters but was delighted with the intensity they brought to the game.

"One of the things Kevin Sheedy taught me as a player – and I talk to him a lot about coaching – is you shouldn't be afraid to play young players," Hird said.

"They gave great effort, they made some mistakes, they didn't set up the ground exactly how we wanted but they did play.

"I think they played a lot for their supporters and they genuinely care about what their supporters think and rewarding them for their support."

Roos lamented the Demons' inability to consistently compete inside their forward arc but said there were positives to come from the way they played, which they'd focus on in the review as they looked to avoid another end of season fade-out.

"Statistically, we were really good but that doesn't win you the game if you're kicking 7.18," Roos said.

"That's the art of coaching a younger group and one that's coming together with players from other clubs and new guys coming in.

"When we played the way we wanted to play, we played some really good football, which we have done over the last month, but it's keeping the players up when you have a bad result."

ESSENDON  1.3    3.4   9.7   10.9 (69)
MELBOURNE  1.3  3.9  4.13  7.18 (60) 

GOALS
Essendon: Daniher 5, Edwards 2, Howlett, Stanton, Heppell
Melbourne: Tyson, Howe, vandenBerg, Hogan, Jetta, Garlett, McDonald 

BEST 
Essendon: Hurley, Daniher, Stanton, Goddard, Heppell, Gwilt
Melbourne: Gawn, Vince, Jones, vandenBerg, McDonald, Dunn, Viney 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Alex Browne (concussion)
Melbourne: Nil 

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jason Ashby replaced Alex Browne (concussion) in the second quarter
Melbourne: Jay Kennedy-Harris replaced James Harmes in the third quarter 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Deboy, Schmitt, Mitchell 

Official crowd: 38,861 at the MCG

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brent Stanton 21 9 30 4 0 2 1 4 1 0 114
2 Michael Hurley 21 3 24 9 0 0 2 2 0 1 99
3 Dyson Heppell 10 9 19 1 5 4 0 7 1 0 94
4 Joe Daniher 8 5 13 6 4 1 2 3 5 0 93
5 Brendon Goddard 11 18 29 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 89
6 Mark Baguley 13 5 18 5 0 2 0 5 0 0 86
7 Zach Merrett 10 11 21 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 84
8 Jackson Merrett 12 7 19 4 0 1 1 6 0 0 84
9 James Gwilt 15 8 23 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 81
10 Nick O'Brien 7 12 19 3 0 0 0 5 0 1 75
11 Shaun McKernan 11 7 18 3 20 0 3 0 0 0 67
12 Ben Howlett 6 4 10 2 0 0 0 7 1 0 66
13 Michael Hibberd 11 5 16 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 65
14 Cale Hooker 13 5 18 6 1 1 4 1 0 3 64
15 Shaun Edwards 6 3 9 2 0 0 0 5 2 0 62
16 Patrick Ambrose 3 6 9 1 2 0 0 8 0 0 58
17 Martin Gleeson 7 9 16 3 0 2 1 2 0 0 55
18 David Zaharakis 8 5 13 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 54
19 Jason Ashby 1 6 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 34
20 Ariel Steinberg 6 6 12 3 0 0 3 1 0 0 34
21 Jayden Laverde 2 4 6 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 33
22 Alex Browne 2 4 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 30

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Max Gawn 12 7 19 6 58 3 0 4 0 1 146
2 Tom McDonald 24 4 28 6 1 2 0 1 1 2 113
3 Bernie Vince 25 10 35 1 1 0 1 3 0 2 110
4 Nathan Jones 13 12 25 4 0 0 0 7 0 1 104
5 Aaron Vandenberg 12 6 18 3 0 2 1 5 1 1 83
6 Jeremy Howe 9 5 14 5 0 1 0 4 1 1 76
7 Dom Tyson 10 8 18 2 0 1 2 5 1 0 73
8 Jeff Garlett 6 3 9 1 0 0 0 9 1 2 71
9 Colin Garland 10 3 13 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 64
10 Jack Watts 7 9 16 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 62
11 Jesse Hogan 6 7 13 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 60
12 Heritier Lumumba 6 6 12 3 0 4 0 4 0 0 59
13 Jack Viney 6 5 11 2 0 1 3 7 0 1 55
14 Daniel Cross 9 10 19 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 54
15 Neville Jetta 7 6 13 4 0 1 0 0 1 0 52
16 Chris Dawes 7 4 11 4 8 0 1 0 0 3 49
17 Angus Brayshaw 8 3 11 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 43
18 Alex Neal-Bullen 1 7 8 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 42
19 Lynden Dunn 4 3 7 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 40
20 Billy Stretch 2 6 8 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 34
21 James Harmes 3 6 9 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 31
22 Jay Kennedy-Harris 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 17

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 Brent Stanton 5 21 9 30 7 23 70 4 4 1 1 0 4 0 4 2 2 1 4 2 1 3 1 0 0 100 85 114
2 Michael Hurley 18 21 3 24 7 11 70 4 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 2 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 90 99
3 Dyson Heppell 21 10 9 19 13 6 52 1 1 0 1 5 3 0 3 2 4 0 7 4 0 1 1 0 0 50 90 94
4 Joe Daniher 6 8 5 13 7 7 76 4 6 3 5 4 1 0 1 0 1 2 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 83 84 93
5 Brendon Goddard 9 11 18 29 13 16 79 2 1 0 0 1 8 3 5 4 0 0 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 81 89
6 Mark Baguley 12 13 5 18 7 11 72 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 93 86
7 Zach Merrett 7 10 11 21 11 10 71 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 4 1 0 1 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 75 84
8 Jackson Merrett 20 12 7 19 7 11 68 5 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 79 84
9 James Gwilt 42 15 8 23 7 14 73 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0 1 5 0 4 0 1 0 0 93 81
10 Nick O'Brien 10 7 12 19 12 7 57 2 3 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 90 75
11 Shaun McKernan 44 11 7 18 7 12 61 4 3 0 1 20 2 0 2 2 0 3 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 81 67
12 Ben Howlett 40 6 4 10 7 3 90 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 2 1 0 0 100 83 66
13 Michael Hibberd 1 11 5 16 6 9 68 0 6 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 3 0 5 0 0 1 0 83 65
14 Cale Hooker 26 13 5 18 10 11 44 4 6 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 4 1 4 0 3 0 0 90 64
15 Shaun Edwards 19 6 3 9 3 5 66 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 2 0 0 100 82 62
16 Patrick Ambrose 29 3 6 9 4 4 55 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 78 58
17 Martin Gleeson 35 7 9 16 4 12 87 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 5 1 5 0 0 0 0 89 55
18 David Zaharakis 11 8 5 13 3 9 69 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 54
19 Jason Ashby 14 1 6 7 3 4 100 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 65 34
20 Ariel Steinberg 25 6 6 12 5 6 83 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 95 34
21 Jayden Laverde 33 2 4 6 2 4 100 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 33
22 Alex Browne 24 2 4 6 0 6 100 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 30 30

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 Max Gawn 11 12 7 19 14 4 63 2 6 4 0 58 5 1 4 4 3 0 4 3 0 3 0 1 0 0 86 146
2 Tom McDonald 25 24 4 28 8 18 71 3 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 10 2 0 1 12 0 4 1 2 1 25 95 113
3 Bernie Vince 23 25 10 35 14 18 48 7 1 0 0 1 9 1 8 2 0 1 3 1 1 9 0 2 0 0 89 110
4 Nathan Jones 2 13 12 25 14 11 52 1 4 0 0 0 9 2 7 2 0 0 7 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 88 104
5 Aaron Vandenberg 37 12 6 18 11 7 72 2 3 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 2 1 5 1 0 3 1 1 0 50 74 83
6 Jeremy Howe 38 9 5 14 5 9 57 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 1 1 1 0 33 83 76
7 Dom Tyson 12 10 8 18 11 8 77 4 2 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 1 2 5 2 0 4 1 0 0 100 72 73
8 Jeff Garlett 36 6 3 9 5 4 44 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 9 2 1 1 1 2 0 20 96 71
9 Colin Garland 20 10 3 13 1 13 76 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 4 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 90 64
10 Jack Watts 4 7 9 16 9 8 81 2 3 0 0 2 3 0 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 80 62
11 Jesse Hogan 1 6 7 13 8 5 76 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 0 100 94 60
12 Heritier Lumumba 8 6 6 12 8 4 83 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 94 59
13 Jack Viney 7 6 5 11 8 4 45 4 2 0 1 0 4 2 2 0 1 3 7 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 87 55
14 Daniel Cross 18 9 10 19 8 12 78 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 54
15 Neville Jetta 39 7 6 13 6 7 92 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 86 52
16 Chris Dawes 6 7 4 11 6 4 63 3 4 3 2 8 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0 3 1 0 85 49
17 Angus Brayshaw 10 8 3 11 4 8 54 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 79 43
18 Alex Neal-Bullen 30 1 7 8 6 2 62 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 42
19 Lynden Dunn 14 4 3 7 3 4 85 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 95 40
20 Billy Stretch 15 2 6 8 1 7 62 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 34
21 James Harmes 43 3 6 9 5 4 66 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 52 31
22 Jay Kennedy-Harris 24 1 1 2 1 1 100 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 22 17

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • James Gwilt

HB

  • Alex Browne,
  • Ariel Steinberg,
  • Martin Gleeson

C

  • Brent Stanton,
  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Nick O'Brien

HF

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Michael Hibberd

F

  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Jayden Laverde

Fol

  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Jackson Merrett,
  • Brendon Goddard

I/C

  • David Zaharakis,
  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Ben Howlett

Sub

  • Jason Ashby

No Late Change

In

  • Alex Browne,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Jayden Laverde,
  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Jason Ashby

Out

  • Jake Melksham (Hamstring),
  • Courtenay Dempsey (Omitted),
  • Elliott Kavanagh (Omitted),
  • Jobe Watson (Shoulder),
  • Adam Cooney (Hamstring)

New

  • Jayden Laverde

Milestones:

  • Jayden Laverde  - Played 1st game

Melbourne

B

  • Colin Garland,
  • Lynden Dunn,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Jeremy Howe,
  • Tom McDonald,
  • Billy Stretch

C

  • Daniel Cross,
  • Bernie Vince,
  • Heritier Lumumba

HF

  • Alex Neal-Bullen,
  • Chris Dawes,
  • Jeff Garlett

F

  • Angus Brayshaw,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Jack Watts

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Nathan Jones,
  • Jack Viney

I/C

  • Dom Tyson,
  • Aaron vandenBerg,
  • James Harmes

Sub

  • Jay Kennedy Harris

No Late Change

In

  • Heritier Lumumba,
  • Aaron vandenBerg,
  • James Harmes,
  • Jay Kennedy Harris

Out

  • Rohan Bail (Omitted),
  • Jimmy Toumpas (Omitted),
  • Matt Jones (Omitted),
  • Jake Spencer (Omitted)

New

  • James Harmes

Milestones:

  • James Harmes  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 4:33pm Saturday, July 11, 2015