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  • North Melbourne v Essendon
  • Round 16 - 19:50 AEST, Jul 17, 2015
  • Marvel Stadium
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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 93

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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 68

Hird: Goldstein 'the difference'

Bombers coach James Hird lauds Kangaroos ruckman Todd Goldstein's dominant display

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North Melbourne

  • Q1
    2.4
    (16)
  • Q2
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q3
    10.7
    (67)
  • Q4
    14.9
    (93)
  • Q1
    1.5
    (11)
  • Q2
    6.7
    (43)
  • Q3
    7.10
    (52)
  • Q4
    9.14
    (68)

Essendon

Stats

  • 365
  • 201
  • 164
  • 22
  • 43
  • 17
  • 26
  • 53
  • 11
  • 142
  • 67
  • 58
  • 117
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 349
  • 187
  • 162
  • 17
  • 28
  • 7
  • 21
  • 51
  • 10
  • 129
  • 73
  • 20
  • 111

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:09

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:09

    Todd Goldstein finished with 27 disposals, 20 hitoutsto-advantage, 14 contested possessions, nine score involvements and eight clearances.

  • Q4 28:07

    BEHINDBombers (Martin Gleeson)

  • Q4 26:22

    GOALKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q4 26:22

    Jack Ziebell is up to six disposals this quarter as well as booting three goals.

  • Q4 24:18

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q4 22:23

    GOALKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q4 22:23

    The Kangaroos lead the clearance count 4125 and have generated 10 scores to three from stoppages.

  • Q4 20:56

    Jackson Merrett has won two intercept possessions this quarter with both launching goals for the Bombers.

  • Q4 20:51

    GOALBombers (Michael Hurley)

  • Q4 20:20

    North Melbourne InterchangeSam Gibson replaces Scott D. Thompson due to the blood rule.

  • Q4 18:21

    The Kangaroos have maintained their average of conceding 58 points from turnovers since round 11.

  • Q4 18:12

    GOALBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q4 13:23

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 13:23

    Cale Hooker has grabbed a gamehigh 12 marks, including a game-high five marks inside 50 and three contested marks, to go with a game-high 10 score involvements.

  • Q4 11:36

    GOALKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q4 11:36

    The Kangaroos have gone inside 50 nine times from 37 chains originating in their defensive 50 and booted four goals from them.

  • Q4 10:40

    North Melbourne InterchangeJarrad Waite off due to an injury.

  • Q4 07:33

    North Melbourne InterchangeJamie Macmillan off due to an injury.

  • Q4 06:02

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 04:11

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q4 04:11

    Todd Goldstein was won a gamehigh 13 contested possessions and has a game-high seven score involvements, including six score launches and one score assist.

  • Q4 03:34

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 00:38

    BEHINDKangaroos (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 31:47

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 31:47

    Todd Goldstein lead all players with five hitoutsto-advantage, four clearances and three score launches from stoppages.

  • Q3 31:47

    Both teams created 11 midfield turnovers with the Kangaroos booting two goals to one from this source.

  • Q3 31:47

    The Kangaroos won the hitout (166), hitout-to-advantage (5-1) and clearance (14-7) counts that quarter, and outscored the Bombers by 17 points from stoppages.

  • Q3 30:51

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q3 28:00

    GOALKangaroos (Ryan Bastinac)

  • Q3 28:00

    The Kangaroos now lead the clearance count this quarter 135. Jack Ziebell has won two of them including the last which launched the Kangaroos third goal from stoppages.

  • Q3 25:08

    BEHINDBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q3 23:48

    BEHINDKangaroos (Todd Goldstein)

  • Q3 22:55

    Essendon InterchangeNick O'Brien replaces Dyson Heppell due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 22:00

    Essendon InterchangeKyle Langford was substituted into the game for Jayden Laverde.

  • Q3 18:24

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q3 18:24

    The Kangaroos lead the clearance count 93 this quarter and they have booted two goals to none from stoppages with Todd Goldstein launching both of them.

  • Q3 16:28

    GOALBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q3 16:28

    The Kangaroos have now conceded 48 points from turnovers. Brent Stanton has won three intercept possessions with all three launching scores for the Bombers.

  • Q3 14:48

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 14:48

    Sam Wright has had a quiet night but his first intercept possession launched the Kangaroos fifth goal from turnovers.

  • Q3 12:59

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ryan Bastinac)

  • Q3 10:44

    GOALKangaroos (Todd Goldstein)

  • Q3 10:44

    The Kangaroos have won the last five clearances with Todd Goldstein winning three of them.

  • Q3 06:17

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q3 06:17

    The Bombers have grabbed nine marks to five inside 50 however both teams have booted three goals from marks.

  • Q3 03:38

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 03:01

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 30:38

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 30:38

    Todd Goldstein won a gamehigh five hitouts-to-advantage and an equal game-high three clearances including one that launched a score for the Kangaroos.

  • Q2 30:38

    The Bombers created just two more turnovers but generated four more scores from this source. Michael Hurley and James Gwilt both won three intercept possessions and launched one score each from them.

  • Q2 30:38

    The Kangaroos won the hitout (146), hitout-to-advantage (5-4) and clearance (11-9) counts that quarter and generated two scores to one from stoppages.

  • Q2 28:35

    GOALKangaroos (Aaron Black)

  • Q2 27:36

    The Kangaroos have conceded 12 scores from turnovers. Michael Hurley has won a gamehigh six intercept possessions, three of which have launched scores for the Bombers.

  • Q2 27:26

    GOALBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q2 24:01

    BEHINDBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q2 21:58

    BEHINDKangaroos (Todd Goldstein)

  • Q2 19:31

    GOALKangaroos (Kayne Turner)

  • Q2 19:31

    The Kangaroos lead the centre bounce clearance count 62 and have booted the only goal from this source.

  • Q2 18:34

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 16:43

    Zach Merrett has won a gamehigh nine disposals and gained a game-high 132 metres this quarter but the Bombers have retained possession from just five of his disposals.

  • Q2 15:59

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q2 13:09

    GOALKangaroos (Ryan Bastinac)

  • Q2 11:32

    The Bombers entire score has been sourced from turnovers.

  • Q2 11:31

    GOALBombers (Shaun Edwards)

  • Q2 10:02

    The Bombers have gone inside 50 four times this quarter for a return of two goals.

  • Q2 09:41

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 08:47

    The Bombers have absorbed the Kangaroos attack this quarter. The Kangaroos lead the inside 50 count 72 but have failed to boot a goal.

  • Q2 03:39

    The Bombers have booted both their goals from forward half turnovers. Since Round 11, the Kangaroos have conceded 58 points per game as a result of turnovers, ranked 16th.

  • Q2 03:34

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 27:34

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:34

    Todd Goldstein finished the quarter with a gamehigh 10 disposals at 100 per cent efficiency, five marks including two from opposition kicks and 12 hitouts including six to advantage.

  • Q1 27:34

    The Bombers laid six more tackles and applied 12 more pressure acts, reducing the Kangaroos kicking efficiency to just 57 per cent. They created four more turnovers and generated three more scoring shots from this source.

  • Q1 27:34

    The Kangaroos won the hitout (143), hitout-to-advantage (8-1) and clearance (9-3) counts that quarter but generated just two behinds from stoppages.

  • Q1 26:04

    GOALBombers (Patrick Ambrose)

  • Q1 26:04

    The Bombers have created 12 midfield turnovers and generated all six of their scoring shots from them.

  • Q1 24:25

    The Kangaroos have grabbed one less mark inside 50 than the Bombers but have outscored them by 12 points from marks.

  • Q1 24:17

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q1 22:36

    BEHINDKangaroos (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q1 22:18

    The Bombers have scored 16 points per game in opening quarters this season, ranked 18th. .

  • Q1 19:15

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q1 19:15

    Todd Goldstein grabs an intercept mark in defensive 50 which launches the Kangaroos second goal.Goldstein has recorded a gamehigh eight disposals at 100 per cent efficiency and five hitouts-to-advantage.

  • Q1 16:22

    The Bombers have recorded eight of the last 11 inside 50s but have been outscored by two points during this run.

  • Q1 15:44

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 14:31

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 13:22

    The Kangaroos boot the opening goal of the game from a kickin.

  • Q1 13:21

    GOALKangaroos (Kayne Turner)

  • Q1 12:39

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 12:39

    The Kangaroos lead the clearance count 61 but have generated just one behind from this source. The Bombers three behinds have come from turnovers, all created in the midfield.

  • Q1 09:37

    The Bombers lead the effective kick count 178 and the tackle count 11-6.

  • Q1 06:36

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q1 04:50

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q1 02:58

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 01:20

    BEHINDKangaroos (Brent Harvey)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Bombers have averaged six fewer inside 50s per game than their opposition this season, ranked 14th, and they have been inefficient once inside 50, recording a score from just 41 per cent of entries, ranked 18th.

  • Q0 00:00

    Drew Petrie is a big loss for the Roos. They direct 22 per cent of their forward 50 entries to him, ranked No. 1 at the club. He has laid more tackles and grabbed more marks inside 50 than any other Roo, and he has booted the second most goals.

  • 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 Kangaroos 91.4% and Bombers 8.6%.

  • Q0 00:-24

    Changes for Bombers Ins: K.Langford Outs: A.Browne

  • Q0 00:-26

    Changes for Kangaroos Ins: A.Black Outs: D.Petrie

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the North Melbourne v Essendon Round 16 clash.

Roos snap up-and-down run by dusting Dons

Callum Twomey  July 17, 2015 10:19 PM

Highlights: North Melbourne v Essendon The Kangaroos and Bombers clash in round 16
Todd Goldstein was dominant for the Kangaroos on Friday night

Todd Goldstein was dominant for the Kangaroos on Friday night

A DOMINANT display by North Melbourne ruckman Todd Goldstein has propelled the Kangaroos to a vital 25-point victory over Essendon at Etihad Stadium on Friday night.

Goldstein continued his outstanding year with a season-high 27 possessions, eight marks and 56 hit-outs, while Ben Brown chimed in with four goals as North ran out 14.9 (93) to 9.14 (68) winners to improve its record to 8-7.

Click here for full match coverage and statistics 

The result puts the Roos level on wins with Collingwood (seventh on the ladder) and Greater Western Sydney (eighth).

Essendon coach James Hird has stated his preference to play just one ruckman, and chose to stick with 196cm part-timer Shaun McKernan in a bid to combat Goldstein's influence at Etihad Stadium, a decision that backfired badly.

WATCH: Goldstein's giant night 

Goldstein, the leading candidate as All Australian ruckman, was well supported by some familiar faces in the Roos' workmanlike win over the youthful Essendon line-up, which fell to 5-10 for the season.

Five talking points: North Melbourne v Essendon 

On the cusp of his 400th game, Brent Harvey bounced back from being the starting substitute last week to gather 34 disposals, captain Andrew Swallow was dogged around the ball, and Jack Ziebell was dangerous in attack (three goals, 23 touches).

Brown, who booted three of his four goals in the second half, reprised his match-winning effort against the Bombers in last year's elimination final to help cover the loss of suspended veteran Drew Petrie.

It was just the second time this year North has secured back-to-back wins, and the Roos will know there is plenty of work left to do before they recapture their best form.

"In terms of highlight reels and games we'll all go back and look at, we didn't rate it that highly," coach Brad Scott said.

Goldstein a Brownlow smoky: Scott

"But I thought the opposition put up a really good fight. I thought their endeavour in the contest was really good. They made it hard for us to score and we played into their hands a little bit early.

"I thought our effort in the contest was pretty good too. It made it a pretty dour affair to half-time until we were able to break it open a little bit.

"We had a really big emphasis this week on following up last week's performance, and we did that."

The Roos can make a charge into the finals in the next month, with games against the Brisbane Lions, Carlton, Melbourne and St Kilda, all anchored in the bottom six spots on the ladder. 

After snapping a five-game losing streak last week against Melbourne with 12 players who had played 40 games or fewer, Essendon again went with youth against the Roos. And there were encouraging signs.

Second-gamer and top-20 draft pick Jayden Laverde showed nice signs with composed ball use, and kicked the first goal of his career before being subbed out of the game.

Shaun Edwards ran quickly, darted around packs, jumped over them and made something from nothing around goal. Zach Merrett was again busy through the midfield, while Joe Daniher's presence continues to grow.   

"There's no doubt our effort was there. We got the effort and intensity for probably three quarters, but with a young team you expect some mistakes and the third quarter cost us three goals from some basic mistakes," coach James Hird said.

Hird won't gift games to ruck recruit 

"That was probably where the game was won or lost. It was very pleasing with the effort from the team, but [we're] just not pleased with those errors."

As Hird noted, the exuberance ran out and North's experience won out, despite the Roos' sluggish start.

Essendon had control of the first term but took 25 minutes to put it on the scoreboard, when Paddy Ambrose converted a smart pass from David Zaharakis.

North held a five-point lead at the first change, but Essendon then kicked four of the next five goals of the second term to open up a 14-point break on the Roos, who lacked urgency and intensity.

Petrie's absence was looking costly. Michael Hurley had Jarrad Waite's measure, Aaron Black looked way off in the second game of the season and much was left to Brown, who offered lead after lead and leaped at the ball.

A melee on the half-time siren, sparked by Garner and Michael Hibberd, didn't immediately lift the Roos from their lethargy in the third term, but the wheel slowly turned their way.

They kicked five goals to one in the term, and established a 15-point gap by the final change. The damage was done. The Roos jogged to the finish line, but for them, the most important thing was making it across first.  

A battered Dyson Heppell was held to just 16 possessions as the Bombers fell short. Picture: AFL Media

NORTH MELBOURNE   2.4   5.5   10.7   14.9 (93)
ESSENDON                    1.5   6.7   7.10   9.14 (68)

GOALS
North Melbourne:
Brown 4, Ziebell 3, Turner 2, Bastinac 2, Black, Goldstein, Waite
Essendon: Daniher 2, Howlett 2, Ambrose, Hooker, Edwards, Laverde, Hurley

BEST 
North Melbourne: Goldstein, Brown, Ziebell, Harvey, Bastinac, Cunnington
Essendon: Hurley, Goddard, Stanton, Daniher, Z. Merrett, Hooker

INJURIES 
North Melbourne: Mullett (hamstring), Macmillan (hamstring)
Essendon: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
North Melbourne:
Aaron Mullett replaced by Sam Gibson at half time
Essendon: Jayden Laverde replaced by Kyle Langford in the third quarter 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Foot, Margetts, Meredith

Official crowd: 31,025 at Etihad Stadium

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Todd Goldstein 13 14 27 8 56 7 1 4 1 2 175
2 Brent Harvey 19 16 35 8 0 1 0 4 0 1 131
3 Jack Ziebell 16 7 23 4 0 2 1 5 3 2 113
4 Nick Dal Santo 16 18 34 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 96
5 Andrew Swallow 13 14 27 5 0 4 1 2 0 0 91
6 Ben Cunnington 8 18 26 2 0 1 2 7 0 0 89
7 Shaun Atley 14 6 20 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 85
8 Ben Jacobs 7 8 15 3 0 1 1 9 0 0 80
9 Jarrad Waite 9 3 12 5 0 0 0 6 1 0 78
10 Michael Firrito 10 7 17 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 72
11 Ben Brown 7 3 10 6 1 0 1 0 4 1 68
12 Ryan Bastinac 8 6 14 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 67
13 Kayne Turner 5 2 7 4 0 0 1 5 2 0 60
14 Shaun Higgins 7 8 15 3 0 0 0 3 0 2 60
15 Sam Gibson 6 5 11 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 45
16 Jamie Macmillan 9 6 15 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 43
17 Aaron Black 5 5 10 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 42
18 Robbie Tarrant 6 3 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 40
19 Scott Thompson 8 4 12 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 39
20 Sam Wright 5 3 8 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 36
21 Taylor Garner 5 6 11 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 34
22 Aaron Mullett 5 2 7 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 23

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brent Stanton 18 12 30 4 0 2 1 8 0 1 122
2 Brendon Goddard 12 15 27 8 0 1 1 7 0 0 116
3 Cale Hooker 14 2 16 13 0 1 0 2 1 4 104
4 Michael Hurley 18 6 24 7 0 1 0 1 1 0 98
5 Mark Baguley 9 9 18 5 0 3 1 7 0 0 88
6 David Zaharakis 11 11 22 4 0 1 3 7 0 0 87
7 Zach Merrett 12 14 26 4 0 0 1 2 0 0 81
8 Nick O'Brien 12 8 20 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 72
9 James Gwilt 10 6 16 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 67
10 Michael Hibberd 9 10 19 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 66
11 Ariel Steinberg 3 9 12 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 63
12 Martin Gleeson 10 1 11 4 0 0 0 4 0 1 61
13 Dyson Heppell 5 11 16 4 3 0 2 3 0 0 58
14 Joe Daniher 5 5 10 4 0 1 1 2 2 2 57
15 Ben Howlett 8 4 12 2 0 2 2 2 2 0 54
16 Shaun McKernan 9 6 15 2 16 1 6 1 0 1 49
17 Shaun Edwards 8 3 11 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 47
18 Patrick Ambrose 2 7 9 3 0 1 1 3 1 0 45
19 Jayden Laverde 1 6 7 0 0 2 0 5 1 0 43
20 Jason Ashby 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 42
21 Jackson Merrett 5 6 11 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 36
22 Kyle Langford 2 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 19

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 Todd Goldstein 22 13 14 27 14 13 92 1 8 0 0 56 8 1 7 2 7 1 4 2 0 1 1 2 1 33 95 175
2 Brent Harvey 29 19 16 35 8 27 77 2 8 0 0 0 4 2 2 4 1 0 4 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 89 131
3 Jack Ziebell 7 16 7 23 13 10 65 3 4 1 1 0 5 3 2 2 2 1 5 0 2 5 3 2 1 60 77 113
4 Nick Dal Santo 15 16 18 34 12 22 76 2 2 0 1 1 6 3 3 2 1 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 1 0 83 96
5 Andrew Swallow 9 13 14 27 13 16 70 1 5 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 4 1 2 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 81 91
6 Ben Cunnington 10 8 18 26 16 11 76 3 2 0 0 0 9 4 5 1 1 2 7 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 79 89
7 Shaun Atley 18 14 6 20 7 13 70 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 5 2 5 6 0 0 0 0 91 85
8 Ben Jacobs 5 7 8 15 4 10 73 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 84 80
9 Jarrad Waite 30 9 3 12 5 6 66 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 2 1 1 1 0 1 100 85 78
10 Michael Firrito 11 10 7 17 7 9 58 4 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 4 4 3 4 0 0 0 0 90 72
11 Ben Brown 50 7 3 10 2 7 70 2 6 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 0 80 91 68
12 Ryan Bastinac 3 8 6 14 6 8 64 1 2 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 66 81 67
13 Kayne Turner 40 5 2 7 2 5 85 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 3 2 0 1 100 84 60
14 Shaun Higgins 4 7 8 15 7 8 73 0 3 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 93 60
15 Sam Gibson 43 6 5 11 3 8 63 2 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 47 45
16 Jamie Macmillan 34 9 6 15 7 9 53 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 75 43
17 Aaron Black 35 5 5 10 4 6 90 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 100 84 42
18 Robbie Tarrant 25 6 3 9 2 6 77 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 40
19 Scott Thompson 16 8 4 12 3 9 75 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 39
20 Sam Wright 19 5 3 8 4 4 87 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 90 36
21 Taylor Garner 27 5 6 11 1 10 63 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 78 34
22 Aaron Mullett 41 5 2 7 2 5 71 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 43 23

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 18 12 30 13 17 73 4 4 1 0 0 5 0 5 3 2 1 8 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 89 122
2 Brendon Goddard 9 12 15 27 8 18 74 2 8 2 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 1 7 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 82 116
3 Cale Hooker 26 14 2 16 6 10 50 3 13 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 5 1 4 0 20 95 104
4 Michael Hurley 18 18 6 24 6 17 75 1 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 7 1 3 1 0 0 100 98 98
5 Mark Baguley 12 9 9 18 4 14 83 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 92 88
6 David Zaharakis 11 11 11 22 7 15 77 4 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 3 7 0 2 6 0 0 2 0 80 87
7 Zach Merrett 7 12 14 26 13 13 57 4 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 2 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 78 81
8 Nick O'Brien 10 12 8 20 7 13 75 2 5 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 74 72
9 James Gwilt 42 10 6 16 6 10 87 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 67
10 Michael Hibberd 1 9 10 19 4 15 73 1 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 6 0 0 1 6 0 4 0 0 0 0 89 66
11 Ariel Steinberg 25 3 9 12 4 8 83 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 63
12 Martin Gleeson 35 10 1 11 0 11 72 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 79 61
13 Dyson Heppell 21 5 11 16 10 7 68 3 4 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 58
14 Joe Daniher 6 5 5 10 5 5 60 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 2 2 0 50 93 57
15 Ben Howlett 40 8 4 12 5 7 66 4 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 2 2 2 0 3 4 2 0 1 66 72 54
16 Shaun McKernan 44 9 6 15 7 8 60 7 2 0 1 16 3 1 2 2 1 6 1 2 0 4 0 1 0 0 81 49
17 Shaun Edwards 19 8 3 11 4 6 63 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 50 82 47
18 Patrick Ambrose 29 2 7 9 5 5 77 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 100 88 45
19 Jayden Laverde 33 1 6 7 4 3 71 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 0 100 53 43
20 Jason Ashby 14 4 6 10 3 7 60 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 42
21 Jackson Merrett 20 5 6 11 6 5 90 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 86 36
22 Kyle Langford 30 2 5 7 2 5 85 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 19

Team Lineups

North Melbourne

B

  • Sam Wright,
  • Robbie Tarrant,
  • Michael Firrito

HB

  • Nick Dal Santo,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Jamie Macmillan

C

  • Ben Jacobs,
  • Shaun Atley,
  • Taylor Garner

HF

  • Aaron Mullett,
  • Aaron Black,
  • Jack Ziebell

F

  • Brent Harvey,
  • Jarrad Waite,
  • Shaun Higgins

Fol

  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Andrew Swallow

I/C

  • Ryan Bastinac,
  • Kayne Turner,
  • Ben Brown

Sub

  • Sam Gibson

No Late Change

In

  • Aaron Black

Out

  • Drew Petrie (Suspension)

Milestones:

  • Aaron Mullett  - Played 50th game

Essendon

B

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Ariel Steinberg,
  • Michael Hurley

HB

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • James Gwilt,
  • Martin Gleeson

C

  • Brent Stanton,
  • Brendon Goddard,
  • David Zaharakis

HF

  • Cale Hooker,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Jackson Merrett

F

  • Jayden Laverde,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Dyson Heppell

Fol

  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Nick O'Brien,
  • Zach Merrett

I/C

  • Jason Ashby,
  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Ben Howlett

Sub

  • Kyle Langford

No Late Change

In

  • Kyle Langford

Out

  • Alex Browne (Concussion)

Last updated: 10:43pm Friday, July 17, 2015