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  • Gold Coast Suns v Essendon
  • Round 1 - 15:35 AEST, Mar 26, 2016
  • Metricon Stadium
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  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 19
  • Total 121

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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 60

Worsfold: 'Plenty to work on'

John Worsfold knows there's work ahead but pleased with the performance of draftee Darcy Parish

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Gold Coast Suns

  • Q1
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q2
    11.9
    (75)
  • Q3
    15.14
    (104)
  • Q4
    17.19
    (121)
  • Q1
    1.0
    (6)
  • Q2
    5.1
    (31)
  • Q3
    7.5
    (47)
  • Q4
    9.6
    (60)

Essendon

Stats

  • 428
  • 223
  • 205
  • 20
  • 38
  • 17
  • 21
  • 66
  • 15
  • 151
  • 87
  • 27
  • 80
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 383
  • 205
  • 178
  • 17
  • 25
  • 12
  • 13
  • 40
  • 8
  • 125
  • 56
  • 39
  • 83

Match  Feed

  • Q4 27:54

    Gold Coast has started 2016 emphatically, winning every term to run out 61point winners against Essendon. This is the Suns' third-highest winning margin since their inception in 2011.

  • Q4 27:53

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 24:52

    Aaron Hall has won a gamehigh and personal-best 36 disposals. His work rate is shown by game-highs in 18 handball receives and nine forward 50 entries. He has been involved in 11 of the Suns' 36 scoring possession chains.

  • Q4 22:39

    GOALSuns (Alex Sexton)

  • Q4 22:30

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeAdam Saad off due to an injury.

  • Q4 19:32

    BEHINDSuns (Alex Sexton)

  • Q4 18:23

    BEHINDBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q4 16:34

    BEHINDSuns (Adam Saad)

  • Q4 14:53

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q4 14:51

    The battle in the ruck has been intriguing, with Leuenberger and Nicholls both attending 51 ruck contests. Leuenberger has won six more hit outs, however Nicholls has won a personal best 13 hitouts to advantage.

  • Q4 14:11

    BEHINDSuns (Callum Ah Chee)

  • Q4 12:42

    BEHINDSuns (Touk Miller)

  • Q4 09:40

    GOALSuns (Sam Day)

  • Q4 08:34

    Essendon has controlled the early parts of the last term with 38 disposals at 84 per cent effectiveness compared to Gold Coast's 13 disposals at only 62 per cent effectiveness. The Bombers have won four of the five forward 50 entries this quarter.

  • Q4 05:05

    Mathew Stokes has kicked the past three goals of the match, in his first game for Essendon. The twotime Geelong premiership player kicked 203 goals in 189 games for the Cats.

  • Q4 04:56

    GOALBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q4 03:09

    Trent McKenzie is back on the ground after missing most of the third quarter after a heavy clash. The defender has taken a gamehigh four intercept marks. Gold Coast has taken 14 intercept marks compared to just the two by Essendon.

  • Q4 01:40

    Essendon completes the set with the first goal of every term, sourced from the centre clearance. Although the Bombers have won five fewer centre clearances than the Suns (1015), they have generated three goals directly from this source.

  • Q4 01:01

    GOALBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 28:12

    A more competitive Essendon in the third term couldn't prevent Gold Coast winning its third consecutive quarter. The Bombers won 13 more disposals and only two fewer forward 50 entries than the Suns, yet the Suns increased their lead by 13 points.

  • Q3 28:11

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 27:00

    GOALBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q3 25:39

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q3 25:30

    2015 Gold Coast Club Champion Tom Lynch looks to be again the spearhead for the Suns this season. The forward has now taken six marks, with four inside the 50 metre arc. He has converted all four set shots into goals.

  • Q3 24:38

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q3 23:24

    Ryan Davis misses his set shot to the righthand side in his first AFL match since Round 21 2009. He played 14 matches for West Coast between 2008 and 2009.

  • Q3 22:31

    BEHINDSuns (Ryan Davis)

  • Q3 20:52

    BEHINDBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q3 18:57

    Gold Coast has now won 25 intercepts in its forward half, in turn directly leading to 6.5 (41) including the goal to Malceski. In 2015 the league average was 21 forward half intercepts per team per game.

  • Q3 18:25

    GOALSuns (Nick Malceski)

  • Q3 17:54

    BEHINDSuns (Alex Sexton)

  • Q3 17:25

    BEHINDSuns (Ryan Davis)

  • Q3 16:12

    Aaron Hall is continuing 2016 where he left off after a breakout 2015. After only six disposals in the first term, Hall has now won a game-high 26 disposals including seven inside 50s and seven score involvements.

  • Q3 15:36

    GOALSuns (Aaron Hall)

  • Q3 14:52

    BEHINDBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q3 13:17

    Gold Coast has asserted its dominance in the air, with five more contested marks than Essendon (72). Sam Day has taken his first contested mark of the match and kicked the Suns' first goal of the third term.

  • Q3 12:43

    GOALSuns (Sam Day)

  • Q3 10:14

    Essendon has made a promising start to the second half. After being dominated with and without the ball in the first half, the Bombers have registered six of the first nine inside 50s in the third quarter and have kicked 1.2 (8) to one behind.

  • Q3 09:36

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q3 08:25

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeTouk Miller replaces Trent McKenzie due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 07:47

    Gold Coast Suns InterchangeDion Prestia replaces Jesse Lonergan due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 07:43

    Essendon has kicked the first goal of every quarter, with Zaharakis kicking the first major in the first and third terms. He has won a teamhigh 19 disposals, three clearances and five inside 50s to go with his two goals.

  • Q3 07:38

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q3 05:18

    BEHINDBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q3 03:46

    BEHINDSuns (Aaron Hall)

  • Q3 00:43

    With 40 inside 50s, Gold Coast has recorded the most forward 50 entries by any team to half time since 2014 (Fremantle recorded 41 in Round 14).

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 32:22

    A 44point lead is Gold Coast's second-largest advantage to half time in its seventh year in the competition. The Suns' 75 points is also the club's equal-second highest scoring first half since their inception.

  • Q2 32:22

    Gold Coast takes a 44point lead into the main break after controlling the first half across all categories. The Suns have won 66 more disposals than the Bombers (233-167) but have also impressed defensively with 22 more tackles (49-27).

  • Q2 32:21

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 30:59

    BEHINDSuns (Touk Miller)

  • Q2 29:53

    Essendon's accuracy when shooting for goal is helping its cause. The Bombers have kicked three goals straight from inside 50 and 2.1 from outside the arc. Joe Daniher has marked twice outside 50 now for a goal and behind.

  • Q2 29:43

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 28:14

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q2 25:57

    GOALBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q2 25:21

    Gary Ablett has now won 20 disposals or more before half time in 32 of his past 149 matches. The most disposals he has won in the first half is 27 on two occasions (2009 GeelongBrisbane and 2013 Round 17 Gold Coast-Collingwood)

  • Q2 22:19

    GOALSuns (Dion Prestia)

  • Q2 20:33

    Essendon has been very wayward with its delivery by foot, with already ten kicks chopped off as intercept marks by its Gold Coast opponents. In 2015, the competition average was 14 intercept marks per team per game.

  • Q2 17:38

    BEHINDSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q2 17:30

    Callum Ah Chee has kicked a goal with his first kick in his first AFL match. The 18year-old was selected by Gold Coast with the eight selection in the 2015 AFL National Draft.

  • Q2 16:34

    GOALSuns (Callum Ah Chee)

  • Q2 15:06

    BEHINDSuns (Jarrod Harbrow)

  • Q2 13:56

    BEHINDSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q2 13:33

    Gold Coast is capitalising on the mistakes Essendon is making in its back line. The Bombers have made 15 clangers in its defensive half to just four by the Suns. Gold Coast has already created 5.2 (32) from 16 intercepts in its forward half.

  • Q2 11:46

    GOALSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q2 07:33

    GOALSuns (Aaron Hall)

  • Q2 06:00

    In his first match since Round 17 2015, Ablett has 15 disposals and now a goal from outside 50. He has kicked 28 goals on the run from outside the arc in his career, with only Nathan Eagleton (35) and Daniel Rich (29) kicking more of that type since 1999

  • Q2 04:56

    GOALSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q2 04:02

    Essendon has steadied in the early stages of the second term. The Bombers have recorded 20 disposals at 95 per cent effectiveness, compared to the Suns' 11 disposals at just 45 per cent. Essendon has kicked 2.1 (13) from three forward 50 entries.

  • Q2 03:48

    GOALBombers (Ryan Crowley)

  • Q2 02:52

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 00:37

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 29:15

    Only on one occasion in Gold Coast's 110 matches at AFL level have the Suns recorded more inside 50s in a quarter than the 22 in the first term (23 against North Melbourne in second quarter in Round 11 2013).

  • Q1 29:14

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 28:04

    Gold Coast has completely dominated this term, with 13 shots at goal (including three misses) compared to just the one goal to Essendon. The Suns have taken six marks inside forward 50 while the Bombers have taken just one.

  • Q1 25:35

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 22:27

    Gold Coast has registered the last 11 forward 50 entries and now have recorded a 194 advantage in inside 50s for the quarter. Inside forward 50, the Suns have won 20 disposals compared to just one by the Bombers.

  • Q1 22:19

    BEHINDSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q1 19:44

    BEHINDSuns (Nick Malceski)

  • Q1 19:13

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q1 17:40

    Gold Coast has received the first eight free kicks of the match, with Sam Day receiving his third free kick and with it delivering to Tom Lynch, who converts successfully.

  • Q1 17:30

    GOALSuns (Tom J. Lynch)

  • Q1 15:00

    Essendon is struggling to move the ball successfully out of its back line, with only 56 per cent of kicks effective in its defensive 50. Gold Coast has already intercepted five times in its forward half, with two directly resulting in goals.

  • Q1 14:41

    GOALSuns (Jesse Lonergan)

  • Q1 12:10

    Since Essendon's early goal, Gold Coast has controlled much of the play. So far the Suns have had the ball inside their forward half for 70 per cent of the match and have recorded 10 of the first 14 forward 50 entries.

  • Q1 11:57

    BEHINDSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q1 07:15

    BEHINDSuns (Nick Malceski)

  • Q1 05:13

    GOALSuns (Jack Martin)

  • Q1 03:29

    A quick goal to both sides to start the match. Gold Coast has won both centre clearances, with its second leading directly to the goal to Touk Miller.

  • Q1 03:17

    GOALSuns (Touk Miller)

  • Q1 02:00

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    This preseason an undermanned Essendon has again showed ability away from the contest, on average winning 19 more uncontested possessions than its opposition per game (ranked 5th). In 2015 the Bombers averaged 20 more uncontested possessions (ranked 3rd)

  • Q0 00:00

    Gold Coast has added some grunt to the mix in the 2016 preseason, on average winning 15 more contested possessions (ranked 1st in the league) than its opponents per game. Last season the Suns averaged 11 fewer contested possessions per game (ranked 18th)

  • Q0 00:00

    Gold Coast and Essendon have met on five occasions, with the Bombers holding a 41 advantage. Last time they played in Round 21 2015, the Suns held off the fast finishing Bombers by two points at Metricon Stadium.

  • Q0 00:-20

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Metricon Stadium for the Gold Coast Suns v Essendon Round 1 clash.

Ablett dominates as Suns put depleted Dons to the sword

Ed Jackson, AAP with Michael Whiting  March 26, 2016 7:06 PM

Highlights: Gold Coast v Essendon The Suns and Bombers clash in round one
Tom Lynch soars high for a big mark

Tom Lynch soars high for a big mark

EMBATTLED Essendon is off to a worrying start to the season after a Gary Ablett-inspired Gold Coast handed the depleted Bombers a 61-point thumping.

The Suns showed little mercy to the undermanned Bombers, who fielded a team with 10 new faces, beating them 17.19 (121) to 9.6 (60) on Saturday at Metricon Stadium.

It's an ominous start to the year for the Bombers, who are battling to avoid the club's first wooden spoon since 1933 after 12 players were given season-long bans.

Full match coverage and stats

Key Sun Tom Lynch kicked four goals in a strong performance up forward, but faces a nervous wait from the Match Review Panel after collecting Mark Baguley with a high shot in the first term.

Saturday's match also marked an encouraging return to action for Suns captain Gary Ablett.

The two-time Brownlow medallist, who didn't play a single minute during the Suns' pre-season, was one of 11 goal-kickers for the hosts and picked up 34 disposals as well as seven tackles.

Five talking points: Gold Coast v Essendon

Coach Rodney Eade said it was pleasing to start with a win, but was critical of his team's ball use, saying they "mucked around" too much.

"I think we got comfortable and that was disappointing," he said.

"I thought we worked hard without the ball but we didn't need to do that if we used the ball correctly like we should have.

"If you said at the start of the game we'd win by 10 goals, you'd take it. There were just some elements of the game where I think we relaxed, so that was disappointing."

Aaron Hall, Jack Martin and Sam Day were the other multiple goal kickers for the Suns, with two each.

The Bombers showed plenty of fight but simply couldn't match Gold Coast after the home team booted five goals to one in the opening term.

"We just couldn't get our hands on the footy and work it forward," Essendon coach John Worsfold said of the first term. 

"I think it was double the possessions, 20-5 inside 50s, we just couldn't do anything with it.

"Some of it came from our really poor disposals, where we were going forward and we'd mess it up and it'd go straight back and then we couldn't get it out.

"It was a pretty tough day, but I like some of the signs we see.

"When you look through the rustiness and some of the unsurety, there's some good stuff there, but plenty to work on, obviously."

David Zaharakis was the stand-out for the visitors, kicking two goals and notching 33 disposals.

First-gamer Darcy Parish, who was one of three Bombers making their AFL debuts, was very impressive with 25 touches.

Mathew Stokes bounced back from a shocking miss in the third quarter to finish with three majors for Essendon, while fellow ex-Cat James Kelly picked up 26 touches.

MEDICAL ROOM
Gold Coast:
Running defender Adam Saad came off late holding his groin, but Suns fans can breathe easy as it was simply cramp. What is of more concern is the health of Kade Kolodjashnij, who was a late scratching after going to hospital on Friday night with abdominal pain. Coach Rodney Eade said the Suns were still waiting on test results, but at this stage expected him to be fine for next week. Jesse Lonergan received eight stitches for his head clash with Trent McKenzie, who went off for 20 minutes but passed his concussion test.

Essendon: It was a rough day for the Bombers, but the one ray of light was they got through unscathed. Mark Baguley was momentarily stunned by Tom Lynch's first quarter hit, but got to his feet quickly and played the match out.

NEXT UP
The Suns cross the Nullarbor to play Fremantle on Saturday at Domain Stadium, where they've never won. The Bombers host first-up winners Melbourne at the MCG on Saturday afternoon.

GOLD COAST        5.5    11.9  15.14  17.19 (121)
ESSENDON           1.0     5.1     7.5       9.6 (60) 

GOALS
Gold Coast: Lynch 4, Martin 2, Day 2, Hall 2, Ah Chee, Malceski, Lonergan, Miller, Sexton, Prestia, Ablett
Essendon: Stokes 3, Zaharakis 2, McKernan, Daniher, Crowley, Langford 

BEST 
Gold Coast: Hall, Ablett, Rosa, Sexton, Rischitelli, Lynch, Malceski
Essendon: Zaharakis, Stokes, Parish, Z.Merrett 

INJURIES 
Gold Coast: Kolodjashnij (illness) replaced in selected side by Ah Chee
Essendon: Nil

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Hosking, Hay, McInerney 

Official crowd: 16,239 at Metricon Stadium

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gary Ablett 20 14 34 4 0 3 2 7 1 3 134
2 Aaron Hall 19 17 36 4 0 0 1 3 2 1 125
3 Dion Prestia 13 16 29 3 0 0 0 9 1 0 122
4 Matt Rosa 16 16 32 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 108
5 Tom J. Lynch 8 10 18 7 0 1 2 4 4 1 101
6 Michael Rischitelli 7 20 27 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 100
7 Alex Sexton 15 8 23 6 0 0 1 3 1 2 96
8 Jack Martin 8 5 13 4 0 1 0 8 2 0 91
9 Trent McKenzie 13 4 17 7 0 1 0 5 0 0 89
10 Jesse Lonergan 9 11 20 3 0 0 0 6 1 0 88
11 Nick Malceski 12 7 19 4 0 2 2 3 1 2 78
12 Clay Cameron 7 8 15 7 0 1 0 3 0 0 71
13 Touk Miller 9 11 20 2 0 1 1 2 1 2 69
14 Tom Nicholls 5 5 10 3 24 0 2 4 0 0 68
15 Adam Saad 7 8 15 6 0 0 0 3 0 1 68
16 Sam Day 7 8 15 4 2 3 2 2 2 0 68
17 Steven May 12 4 16 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 67
18 Jarrod Harbrow 10 10 20 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 65
19 Ryan Davis 8 9 17 1 0 1 0 4 0 2 64
20 Rory Thompson 10 4 14 4 1 2 0 2 0 0 61
21 Callum Ah Chee 4 4 8 1 0 1 0 5 1 1 51
22 Sean Lemmens 4 6 10 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 30

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 David Zaharakis 21 12 33 5 0 1 0 2 2 2 125
2 Zach Merrett 18 13 31 10 0 0 1 3 0 0 119
3 James Kelly 15 11 26 8 0 2 1 7 0 0 118
4 Mathew Stokes 18 9 27 7 0 1 0 1 3 1 117
5 Darcy Parish 8 17 25 5 0 0 0 6 0 0 97
6 Brendon Goddard 8 16 24 7 0 1 2 1 0 0 76
7 Jackson Merrett 9 12 21 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 75
8 Mark Baguley 11 5 16 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 73
9 Matt Dea 6 9 15 5 0 1 0 5 0 0 72
10 Martin Gleeson 11 8 19 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 72
11 James Gwilt 11 7 18 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 63
12 Adam Cooney 7 7 14 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 58
13 Joe Daniher 7 4 11 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 57
14 Matthew Leuenberger 2 6 8 3 32 1 1 0 0 0 57
15 Ryan Crowley 6 7 13 3 1 0 0 2 1 0 56
16 Craig Bird 4 7 11 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 53
17 Patrick Ambrose 8 4 12 3 0 1 2 4 0 0 52
18 Mitch Brown 10 3 13 4 0 2 2 2 0 0 52
19 Jonathan Simpkin 8 9 17 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 50
20 Kyle Langford 7 6 13 3 0 1 2 0 1 0 43
21 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 6 4 10 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 36
22 Shaun McKernan 4 2 6 1 5 2 3 0 1 0 23

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 Gary Ablett 9 20 14 34 14 21 70 4 4 0 2 0 9 3 6 1 3 2 7 0 2 7 1 3 1 20 87 134
2 Aaron Hall 33 19 17 36 11 25 75 2 4 0 0 0 5 3 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 9 2 1 0 66 77 125
3 Dion Prestia 10 13 16 29 8 23 65 4 3 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 0 9 1 1 8 1 0 0 100 67 122
4 Matt Rosa 3 16 16 32 7 26 81 2 9 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 5 0 0 2 0 86 108
5 Tom J. Lynch 19 8 10 18 10 6 61 7 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 0 4 1 1 66 95 101
6 Michael Rischitelli 35 7 20 27 13 14 92 0 3 0 0 0 10 8 2 1 2 0 7 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 79 100
7 Alex Sexton 6 15 8 23 3 19 60 4 6 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 0 1 3 1 0 2 1 2 2 33 85 96
8 Jack Martin 4 8 5 13 5 7 84 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 8 1 0 2 2 0 2 66 79 91
9 Trent McKenzie 18 13 4 17 4 13 76 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 57 89
10 Jesse Lonergan 37 9 11 20 8 11 80 2 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 4 1 0 1 100 67 88
11 Nick Malceski 7 12 7 19 8 12 52 4 4 2 2 0 1 0 1 1 2 2 3 0 0 4 1 2 1 33 86 78
12 Clay Cameron 27 7 8 15 3 12 66 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 86 71
13 Touk Miller 11 9 11 20 7 15 65 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 0 33 74 69
14 Tom Nicholls 22 5 5 10 6 5 70 4 3 0 0 24 2 0 2 1 0 2 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 68
15 Adam Saad 42 7 8 15 4 11 86 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 6 3 0 1 0 0 79 68
16 Sam Day 12 7 8 15 7 8 93 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 2 2 4 0 3 2 0 2 100 95 68
17 Steven May 17 12 4 16 4 11 81 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 10 0 3 0 0 0 0 93 67
18 Jarrod Harbrow 5 10 10 20 8 12 65 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 5 3 0 1 0 0 82 65
19 Ryan Davis 39 8 9 17 8 10 52 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 75 64
20 Rory Thompson 16 10 4 14 5 9 85 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 61
21 Callum Ah Chee 13 4 4 8 6 2 75 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 50 74 51
22 Sean Lemmens 23 4 6 10 2 8 60 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 30

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 David Zaharakis 11 21 12 33 12 20 72 2 5 0 1 0 5 2 3 1 1 0 2 3 4 8 2 2 1 50 84 125
2 Zach Merrett 7 18 13 31 12 23 80 3 10 0 0 0 4 2 2 4 0 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 74 119
3 James Kelly 47 15 11 26 10 16 69 4 8 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 2 1 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 81 118
4 Mathew Stokes 48 18 9 27 7 20 55 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 5 3 1 1 75 90 117
5 Darcy Parish 3 8 17 25 12 14 64 3 5 0 1 0 6 2 4 1 0 0 6 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 78 97
6 Brendon Goddard 9 8 16 24 10 14 79 4 7 0 0 0 3 2 1 2 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 76
7 Jackson Merrett 20 9 12 21 5 16 81 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 84 75
8 Mark Baguley 12 11 5 16 4 10 81 4 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 5 0 1 0 0 1 0 89 73
9 Matt Dea 49 6 9 15 4 11 93 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 72
10 Martin Gleeson 8 11 8 19 1 16 78 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 83 72
11 James Gwilt 42 11 7 18 4 14 88 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 63
12 Adam Cooney 17 7 7 14 6 8 85 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 82 58
13 Joe Daniher 6 7 4 11 5 6 45 4 5 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 0 25 82 57
14 Matthew Leuenberger 22 2 6 8 1 9 87 1 3 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 75 57
15 Ryan Crowley 51 6 7 13 4 8 76 2 3 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 50 85 56
16 Craig Bird 24 4 7 11 4 8 72 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 70 53
17 Patrick Ambrose 29 8 4 12 4 7 75 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 84 52
18 Mitch Brown 28 10 3 13 3 10 69 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 52
19 Jonathan Simpkin 52 8 9 17 8 10 76 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 77 50
20 Kyle Langford 30 7 6 13 2 11 76 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 100 78 43
21 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 6 4 10 5 7 80 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 78 36
22 Shaun McKernan 44 4 2 6 2 5 66 6 1 0 0 5 1 1 0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 100 81 23

Team Lineups

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Adam Saad,
  • Rory Thompson,
  • Clay Cameron

HB

  • Nick Malceski,
  • Steven May,
  • Trent McKenzie

C

  • Matt Rosa,
  • Michael Rischitelli,
  • Jarrod Harbrow

HF

  • Aaron Hall,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Jack Martin

F

  • Alex Sexton,
  • Sam Day,
  • Ryan Davis

Fol

  • Tom Nicholls,
  • Touk Miller,
  • Gary Ablett

I/C

  • Dion Prestia,
  • Sean Lemmens,
  • Jesse Lonergan,
  • Callum Ah Chee

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Matt Rosa,
  • Ryan Davis,
  • Callum Ah Chee

Milestones:

  • Michael Rischitelli  - Played 200th game,
  • Callum Ah Chee  - Played 1st game

Essendon

B

  • Matt Dea,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Martin Gleeson

HB

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • James Gwilt

C

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Jonathan Simpkin

HF

  • Adam Cooney,
  • Kyle Langford,
  • Jackson Merrett

F

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Matthew Leuenberger

Fol

  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Ryan Crowley,
  • David Zaharakis

I/C

  • Darcy Parish,
  • Craig Bird,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti,
  • James Kelly

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

New

  • Matt Dea,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Jonathan Simpkin,
  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Ryan Crowley,
  • Darcy Parish,
  • Craig Bird,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti,
  • James Kelly

Milestones:

  • Darcy Parish  - Played 1st game,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti  - Played 1st game

Last updated: 7:34pm Saturday, March 26, 2016