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  • Gold Coast Suns v Essendon
  • Round 21 - 16:35 AEST, Aug 22, 2015
  • Metricon Stadium
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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 97

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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 95

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Gold Coast Suns

  • Q1
    5.3
    (33)
  • Q2
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q3
    12.7
    (79)
  • Q4
    14.13
    (97)
  • Q1
    4.1
    (25)
  • Q2
    7.7
    (49)
  • Q3
    11.7
    (73)
  • Q4
    14.11
    (95)

Essendon

Stats

  • 338
  • 209
  • 129
  • 17
  • 37
  • 18
  • 19
  • 61
  • 19
  • 147
  • 70
  • 38
  • 114
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 404
  • 224
  • 180
  • 18
  • 37
  • 14
  • 23
  • 50
  • 5
  • 148
  • 50
  • 32
  • 118

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:52

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:48

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Carlisle)

  • Q4 26:02

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q4 25:06

    The tackle count favours Gold Coast 68 to 50, consistent with the Suns past month, where they have averaged 20 more tackles per game than their opposition.

  • Q4 24:49

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 23:45

    BEHINDSuns (Brandon Matera)

  • Q4 22:48

    BEHINDSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q4 21:34

    BEHINDBombers (Courtenay Dempsey)

  • Q4 20:05

    GOALSuns (Nick Malceski)

  • Q4 19:24

    BEHINDBombers (Jackson Merrett)

  • Q4 18:04

    The inside 50 count for the fourth term is 12 to 4 in Gold Coast's favour, yet both sides have a single goal for the quarter.

  • Q4 15:50

    BEHINDSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q4 12:06

    BEHINDBombers (Courtenay Dempsey)

  • Q4 10:36

    Essendon have not been into their forward 50 since the opening minute of the final term.

  • Q4 09:28

    BEHINDSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q4 07:48

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q4 06:40

    BEHINDSuns (Danny Stanley)

  • Q4 05:05

    Touk Miller has laid nine tackles, to be well clear of the next Sun, Michael Rischitelli with five.

  • Q4 02:28

    BEHINDSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q4 01:25

    That goal by Fantasia was the first of his career, in his sixth senior game.

  • Q4 00:25

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q4 00:23

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeJosh Hall was substituted into the game for Sam Day.

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 36:13

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 35:16

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q3 32:55

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeLuke Russell replaces Sam Day and is possibly out for the game.

  • Q3 29:10

    Essendon InterchangeOrazio Fantasia was substituted into the game for Joe Daniher.

  • Q3 26:24

    After just one goal in his first six games as a Bomber, Shaun McKernan has three tonight including two in the third term.

  • Q3 25:13

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q3 22:53

    GOALSuns (Matt Shaw)

  • Q3 22:53

    It has been over ten minutes since Essendon entered their forward 50.

  • Q3 19:57

    GOALSuns (Luke Russell)

  • Q3 17:56

    BEHINDSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q3 17:31

    Jake Carlisle has a game high eight spoils, including four so far in the third term.

  • Q3 13:23

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeNick Malceski off due to an injury.

  • Q3 10:30

    GOALBombers (Courtenay Dempsey)

  • Q3 08:40

    Gold Coast is leading the defensive 50 tackles count 16 to 7.

  • Q3 07:59

    GOALSuns (Matt Shaw)

  • Q3 05:43

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q3 05:37

    Essendon InterchangeJoe Daniher off due to an injury.

  • Q3 05:04

    Six of Zac Smith's 12 hitouts have been to a teammate. While Shaun McKernan has more in total, 16, just four have been to advantage.

  • Q3 02:15

    BEHINDSuns (Brandon Matera)

  • Q3 00:21

    Aaron Hall had six first half clearances, twice as many as any other Sun. The leading Bomber was Shaun McKernan with four.

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 29:42

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 27:33

    This is the second time this season that Jack Martin has kicked three goals. He scored 3.2 versus Geelong in Round 3.

  • Q2 26:24

    BEHINDBombers (Courtenay Dempsey)

  • Q2 25:10

    BEHINDBombers (Michael Hurley)

  • Q2 23:31

    BEHINDBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q2 23:03

    Just the two firsthalf disposals for Rory Thompson, but he leads all players with six spoils for the Suns.

  • Q2 21:54

    GOALSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q2 19:46

    BEHINDSuns (Danny Stanley)

  • Q2 17:13

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 15:12

    Bomber Michael Hurley leads all players with six intercept possessions. Kade Kolodjashnij is next best with five.

  • Q2 14:28

    GOALSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q2 13:23

    BEHINDSuns (Harley Bennell)

  • Q2 10:52

    GOALSuns (Zac Smith)

  • Q2 10:52

    That Aaron Hall clearance broke a streak of seven for the Bombers.

  • Q2 09:47

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q2 08:35

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q2 07:32

    BEHINDBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q2 05:43

    GOALBombers (Courtenay Dempsey)
    Set Shot (40-50m, Left Side)

  • Q2 04:48

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q2 02:56

    GOALSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q2 02:25

    Essendon won the first quarter disposal count 12196, and moved the ball with greater efficiency - 75 per cent to 67 percent. However, this dominance did not help them into scoring positions, with the Suns leading Inside 50s 17 to 12.

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 30:15

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:42

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 25:57

    GOALSuns (Harley Bennell)

  • Q1 25:10

    BEHINDSuns (Aaron Hall)

  • Q1 23:38

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q1 23:38

    The Essendon ruck division, led by Shaun McKernan, are comfortably winning the hitouts, ten to four. However, just one Bomber hitout has been to advantage, versus three for the Suns.

  • Q1 21:28

    BEHINDSuns (Harley Bennell)

  • Q1 20:48

    Nick O'Brien has nine disposals for the Bombers, but is moving the ball at just 67 per cent efficiency.

  • Q1 20:24

    GOALBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q1 17:52

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun Edwards)

  • Q1 17:34

    Gold Coast has eight of the last ten Inside 50s.

  • Q1 15:49

    BEHINDSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 10:45

    GOALSuns (Harley Bennell)

  • Q1 10:45

    Sun Jesse Lonergan has five contested possessions and two clearances in the early going.

  • Q1 09:25

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 05:06

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q1 03:20

    The opening score for each side has come from a direct intercept of an opposition disposal.

  • Q1 02:27

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q1 01:02

    GOALSuns (Sam Day)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Suns have recorded a hitoutto-advantage rate of 31 per cent this season, the fourth best in the competition.

  • Q0 00:00

    In the past month, Essendon has conceded 130 points per game, ranking 17th in the league over that time.

  • 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 Suns 73.3% and Bombers 26.7%.

  • Q0 00:-24

    Changes for Bombers Ins: M.Hurley, S.McKernan, P.Ambrose, N.O'Brien, O.Fantasia Outs: T.Pears, A.Steinberg, D.Myers, K.Langford, J.Giles

  • Q0 00:-26

    Changes for Suns Ins: R.Thompson, H.Schade, Z.Smith, D.Stanley, S.Lemmens Outs: C.Dixon, J.Harbrow, C.Cameron, T.Nicholls, A.Boston

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Metricon Stadium for the Gold Coast Suns v Essendon Round 21 clash.

Suns hold on as brave Bombers fall short

Ed Jackson, AAP  August 22, 2015 7:14 PM

Highlights: Gold Coast v Essendon The Suns and Bombers clash in round 21
Brandon Matera and Jack Martin celebrate a goal

Brandon Matera and Jack Martin celebrate a goal

ESSENDON began life without James Hird with a positive performance, but fell two points short of Gold Coast in a thrilling clash at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.

The Suns held off the Bombers to claim a narrow 14.13 (97) to 14.11 (95) win in a game marred by a head knock to Sam Day which resulted in the big forward being taken to hospital.

Bombers forward Jake Carlisle had the chance to deliver a morale-boosting victory for Essendon but his right foot snap on the full-time siren could only go through for a behind.

That left Bombers players strewn across the Metricon Stadium turf in disappointment but interim coach Matthew Egan doesn't want the result to overshadow his team's effort.

"We're a pretty positive coaching group," Egan said.

"Whack them when they need to be whacked but I thought tonight was one of those nights where their effort - they did everything we asked - we spoke a lot about playing as a really tight team and doing all the little team things out there and they did exactly that.

"We've just got to keep that going."

Five talking points: Gold Coast v Essendon

Ruckman Shaun McKernan was one who was particularly unlucky to be on a beaten team.

Despite being undersized against big Sun Zac Smith, McKernan won 26 hit-outs and kicked three goals for the visitors.

Dyson Heppell and Cale Hooker also kicked three majors, while sub Orazio Fantasia was a game-changer when he came on for out-of-sorts Joe Daniher in the third term.

Fantastia kicked two goals - the first of his AFL career - including one with less than three minutes to go which brought the Bombers within a goal of the win.

WATCH: The last two minutes of Suns v Bombers

The undermanned Suns were just as good as their opponents in a game which was short on skill but high on drama.

In-form Aaron Hall was again superb, picking up 31 disposals and a goal.

Young gun Jack Martin kicked three goals, as did key forward Tom Lynch, while Harley Bennell and Matt Shaw booted two majors each.

Despite the win - the Suns' fourth of the season and second in three matches - coach Rodney Eade wasn't completely happy.

"We tried to throw it out of the boat," Eade said.

"Even though we made a lot of mistakes and the opposition did as well, I thought with the number of inside 50s we probably should have won by a few more goals."

Eade said despite the heavy knock where the top of Day's head collided with Bomber Mark Baguley's hip, he appeared to be OK and had only gone to hospital for precautionary scans on his neck.

GOLD COAST      5.3   9.5   12.7   14.13 (97)
ESSENDON         4.1   7.7   11.7   14.11 (95)

GOALS
Gold Coast: Martin 3, Lynch 3, Bennell 2, Shaw 2, Russell, Malceski, Hall, Day
Essendon: Hooker 3, McKernan 3, Heppell 3, Fantasia 2, Dempsey 2, Laverde 

BEST 
Gold Coast: Lynch, Rischitelli, Martin, Kolodjashnij, Hall, Lonergan
Essendon: McKernan, Heppell, Stanton, Hooker, Hurley, O'Brien

INJURIES 
Gold Coast: Day (neck)
Essendon: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Gold Coast: Josh Hall replaced Sam Day at three-quarter time
Essendon: Orazio Fantasia replaced Joe Daniher in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: O'Gorman, Chamberlain, Edwards

Official crowd: 16,253 at Metricon Stadium

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Aaron Hall 25 6 31 5 0 2 2 4 1 1 121
2 Matt Shaw 7 13 20 7 0 0 0 5 2 0 100
3 Michael Rischitelli 12 11 23 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 97
4 Zac Smith 6 9 15 3 31 1 0 5 0 0 97
5 Jack Martin 12 4 16 9 0 0 2 2 3 3 94
6 Brandon Matera 18 5 23 6 0 1 1 2 0 2 90
7 Harley Bennell 12 7 19 5 2 2 2 3 2 2 89
8 Tom Lynch 12 1 13 8 1 0 2 2 3 3 86
9 Kade Kolodjashnij 16 6 22 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 83
10 Touk Miller 6 4 10 3 0 2 1 10 0 0 74
11 Jesse Lonergan 9 12 21 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 69
12 Sean Lemmens 10 5 15 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 64
13 Nick Malceski 9 5 14 5 0 1 1 2 1 0 64
14 Luke Russell 6 8 14 2 0 0 0 4 1 0 62
15 Danny Stanley 11 6 17 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 62
16 Steven May 12 2 14 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 59
17 Henry Schade 9 6 15 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 50
18 Jarrod Garlett 6 7 13 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 48
19 Sam Day 3 3 6 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 40
20 Rory Thompson 6 1 7 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 34
21 Adam Saad 2 8 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 27
22 Josh Hall 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 11

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Shaun McKernan 13 11 24 9 26 0 2 1 3 0 130
2 Dyson Heppell 15 10 25 2 0 1 1 5 3 1 108
3 David Zaharakis 14 11 25 6 0 0 2 6 0 0 100
4 Nick O'Brien 12 19 31 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 94
5 Brent Stanton 17 10 27 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 94
6 Brendon Goddard 12 13 25 8 3 1 2 2 0 0 92
7 Michael Hurley 17 9 26 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 90
8 Ben Howlett 12 12 24 5 0 1 0 3 0 1 89
9 Courtenay Dempsey 12 7 19 7 0 0 2 1 2 3 84
10 Cale Hooker 10 10 20 6 0 2 4 1 3 1 81
11 Michael Hibberd 14 6 20 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 72
12 Jake Carlisle 12 3 15 7 1 1 0 1 0 1 70
13 Mark Baguley 8 7 15 4 0 0 1 5 0 0 67
14 Jake Melksham 10 8 18 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 59
15 Martin Gleeson 7 6 13 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 58
16 Jayden Laverde 5 7 12 2 0 0 0 3 1 0 53
17 Orazio Fantasia 7 4 11 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 53
18 Shaun Edwards 6 6 12 4 0 1 2 3 0 1 50
19 Patrick Ambrose 5 5 10 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 49
20 Heath Hocking 8 9 17 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 47
21 Jackson Merrett 6 5 11 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 44
22 Joe Daniher 2 2 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 17

Gold Coast Suns

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 Hall 33 25 6 31 16 18 67 5 5 0 0 0 8 5 3 3 2 2 4 1 2 13 1 1 1 25 85 121
2 Matt Shaw 26 7 13 20 7 13 80 1 7 0 2 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 2 0 0 100 84 100
3 Michael Rischitelli 35 12 11 23 10 13 73 2 5 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 0 0 6 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 79 97
4 Zac Smith 2 6 9 15 8 8 73 2 3 0 0 31 5 2 3 0 1 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 97
5 Jack Martin 4 12 4 16 4 12 75 4 9 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 1 0 3 3 0 42 84 94
6 Brandon Matera 32 18 5 23 7 16 73 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 3 0 2 1 0 88 90
7 Harley Bennell 11 12 7 19 10 9 68 3 5 1 2 2 3 0 3 1 2 2 3 3 0 3 2 2 1 50 96 89
8 Tom Lynch 19 12 1 13 6 7 46 5 8 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 2 3 3 1 42 97 86
9 Kade Kolodjashnij 28 16 6 22 7 13 77 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 3 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 83
10 Touk Miller 44 6 4 10 6 6 70 1 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 2 1 10 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 88 74
11 Jesse Lonergan 37 9 12 21 12 9 57 5 2 1 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 71 69
12 Sean Lemmens 40 10 5 15 5 10 80 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 82 64
13 Nick Malceski 7 9 5 14 4 11 85 2 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 0 0 100 72 64
14 Luke Russell 8 6 8 14 4 7 85 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 81 62
15 Danny Stanley 25 11 6 17 7 10 58 5 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 78 62
16 Steven May 17 12 2 14 4 9 85 3 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 2 1 2 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 92 59
17 Henry Schade 20 9 6 15 7 8 93 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 93 50
18 Jarrod Garlett 41 6 7 13 11 2 46 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 3 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 84 48
19 Sam Day 12 3 3 6 3 3 66 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 100 63 40
20 Rory Thompson 16 6 1 7 3 4 57 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 10 0 2 0 0 1 0 86 34
21 Adam Saad 42 2 8 10 6 4 70 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 0 88 27
22 Josh Hall 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 11

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 Shaun McKernan 44 13 11 24 11 14 83 2 9 2 0 26 5 2 3 1 0 2 1 3 0 5 3 0 1 100 86 130
2 Dyson Heppell 21 15 10 25 11 14 72 3 2 0 0 0 5 1 4 2 1 1 5 1 0 0 3 1 2 75 81 108
3 David Zaharakis 11 14 11 25 7 19 68 5 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 6 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 81 100
4 Nick O'Brien 10 12 19 31 8 23 77 3 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 75 94
5 Brent Stanton 5 17 10 27 7 16 66 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 90 94
6 Brendon Goddard 9 12 13 25 9 18 68 6 8 0 0 3 3 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 89 92
7 Michael Hurley 18 17 9 26 8 15 88 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 2 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 97 90
8 Ben Howlett 40 12 12 24 11 13 75 0 5 0 0 0 4 2 2 0 1 0 3 0 1 4 0 1 0 0 83 89
9 Courtenay Dempsey 15 12 7 19 6 14 63 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 4 2 3 2 33 89 84
10 Cale Hooker 26 10 10 20 8 13 60 7 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 1 3 1 0 75 95 81
11 Michael Hibberd 1 14 6 20 6 15 85 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 2 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 90 72
12 Jake Carlisle 22 12 3 15 3 11 60 2 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 6 1 0 1 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 89 70
13 Mark Baguley 12 8 7 15 6 8 80 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 92 67
14 Jake Melksham 17 10 8 18 8 11 66 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 4 0 0 1 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 95 59
15 Martin Gleeson 35 7 6 13 7 8 76 1 4 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 80 58
16 Jayden Laverde 33 5 7 12 5 8 83 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 78 53
17 Orazio Fantasia 46 7 4 11 1 8 72 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 66 33 53
18 Shaun Edwards 19 6 6 12 8 6 58 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 87 50
19 Patrick Ambrose 29 5 5 10 2 6 90 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 80 49
20 Heath Hocking 39 8 9 17 9 7 52 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 84 47
21 Jackson Merrett 20 6 5 11 6 5 54 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 71 44
22 Joe Daniher 6 2 2 4 1 3 50 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 55 17

Team Lineups

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Adam Saad,
  • Rory Thompson,
  • Henry Schade

HB

  • Nick Malceski,
  • Steven May,
  • Kade Kolodjashnij

C

  • Luke Russell,
  • Michael Rischitelli,
  • Matt Shaw

HF

  • Harley Bennell,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Brandon Matera

F

  • Jack Martin,
  • Sam Day,
  • Aaron Hall

Fol

  • Zac Smith,
  • Danny Stanley,
  • Jesse Lonergan

I/C

  • Sean Lemmens,
  • Jarrod Garlett,
  • Touk Miller

Sub

  • Josh Hall

No Late Change

In

  • Rory Thompson,
  • Henry Schade,
  • Zac Smith,
  • Danny Stanley,
  • Sean Lemmens

Out

  • Charlie Dixon (Ankle),
  • Andrew Boston (Omitted),
  • Tom Nicholls (Knee),
  • Jarrod Harbrow (Knee),
  • Clay Cameron (Omitted)

Essendon

B

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Martin Gleeson

HB

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Jake Carlisle,
  • Jake Melksham

C

  • Brent Stanton,
  • Heath Hocking,
  • Dyson Heppell

HF

  • Jackson Merrett,
  • Shaun Edwards,
  • Jayden Laverde

F

  • Courtenay Dempsey,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Joe Daniher

Fol

  • Shaun McKernan,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Brendon Goddard

I/C

  • Nick O'Brien,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Ben Howlett

Sub

  • Orazio Fantasia

No Late Change

In

  • Michael Hurley,
  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Nick O'Brien,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Orazio Fantasia

Out

  • Kyle Langford (Omitted),
  • Tayte Pears (Omitted),
  • David Myers (Back),
  • Ariel Steinberg (Omitted),
  • Jonathan Giles (Knee)

Last updated: 7:36pm Saturday, August 22, 2015