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  • Essendon v Melbourne
  • Round 2 - 14:10 AEDT, Apr 02, 2016
  • MCG
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18th
11th
  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 80

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  • Goals 10
  • Behinds 7
  • Total 67

Roos: 'We didn't pick the right team'

Paul Roos says the Demons' younger players looked exhausted against the Bombers

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Essendon

  • Q1
    2.2
    (14)
  • Q2
    7.7
    (49)
  • Q3
    8.10
    (58)
  • Q4
    11.14
    (80)
  • Q1
    1.4
    (10)
  • Q2
    6.4
    (40)
  • Q3
    7.7
    (49)
  • Q4
    10.7
    (67)

Melbourne

Stats

  • 444
  • 243
  • 201
  • 27
  • 28
  • 9
  • 19
  • 56
  • 14
  • 131
  • 66
  • 21
  • 86
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 316
  • 174
  • 142
  • 22
  • 31
  • 12
  • 19
  • 41
  • 9
  • 127
  • 50
  • 41
  • 87

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:38

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 28:38

    James Kelly was a standout for the Bombers in this game with 28 disposals and a gamehigh nine intercept possessions.

  • Q4 28:38

    Zach Merrett has set a new careerhigh mark for disposals in a match, eclipsing his record of 31 disposals achieved against Gold Coast last week and also against Hawthorn in Round 13, 2015.

  • Q4 28:08

    With 34 disposals David Zaharakis has equalled his careerhigh count in this category, which he has achieved twice before.

  • Q4 26:17

    BEHINDBombers (Jackson Merrett)

  • Q4 25:29

    All of Essendon's goals have come from intercept possessions in this match.

  • Q4 24:05

    Melbourne InterchangeNeville Jetta off due to an injury.

  • Q4 23:38

    GOALBombers (Darcy Parish)
    On the Run (30-40m, Corridor)

  • Q4 21:57

    Essendon averaged 5.32 goals per game from set shots in 2015. They have six goals from this source in the match so far.

  • Q4 21:55

    Melbourne InterchangeClayton Oliver off due to an injury.

  • Q4 19:12

    GOALBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q4 16:12

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 14:41

    Nathan Jones is starting to take over this game in the last quarter, launching one of Melbourne's three fourth quarter goals and an involvement in their other two.

  • Q4 13:44

    GOALDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q4 13:10

    Essendon InterchangeMatt Dea off due to an injury.

  • Q4 12:14

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 10:30

    David Zaharakis has really increased his work rate in the second half with a halfhigh 19 disposals, 12 handball receives, 14 uncontested possessions, five inside 50's and an equal-half-high three tackles.

  • Q4 08:11

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 07:24

    Despite leading the possession count, mark count and inside 50 count since half time, Essendon has a goal kicking rate of 5.5 per cent.

  • Q4 04:17

    GOALDemons (Jack Watts)

  • Q4 02:34

    BEHINDBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 00:18

    GOALDemons (Clayton Oliver)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 27:08

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 27:08

    Essendon have been much cleaner in their disposal of the football compared to the Demons. Essendon have an overall retention rate of 79 per cent compared to 72 per cent for Melbourne, as well as 73 per cent retention by kick, compared to 63 per cent.

  • Q3 26:11

    Essendon lead the Demons in the differential of points scored from intercept possessions by plus 23 points. In the 2015 home and away season, they averaged minus 15.3 pts difference from this source.

  • Q3 25:55

    BEHINDBombers (Matt Dea)

  • Q3 24:03

    BEHINDDemons (Angus Brayshaw)

  • Q3 18:10

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q3 15:58

    Dom Tyson has been working hard in this quarter to get the Demon's into attack, with two inside 50 entreis, two score launches, three score involvements, one score assist and two behinds to his name.

  • Q3 11:21

    GOALDemons (Ben Kennedy)
    On the Run (Over 50m, Right Side)

  • Q3 10:52

    Essendon are putting in the effort defensively, leading the intercept possession count 4740, led by Michael Hartley who has a game-high six intercept possessions, with one goal to his name from this source.

  • Q3 10:36

    Essendon InterchangeMartin Gleeson replaces Matt Dea due to the blood rule.

  • Q3 10:20

    BEHINDDemons (Dom Tyson)

  • Q3 09:45

    BEHINDDemons (Dom Tyson)

  • Q3 06:10

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q3 02:31

    GOALBombers (Mitch Brown)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 32:14

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 32:14

    Joe Daniher has taken six marks inside 50 in this match for a return of 1.3 (9). He was ranked 43rd for scoring accuracy among the top 50 goal scorers from the 2015 home and away season.

  • Q2 30:07

    Essendon are determined to play the short passing game, leading the short kick count 4828 and handballs 115-81. They ranked fifth (82.2 short kicks per game) and fourth (167.7 handballs per game) in these categories in the 2015 season.

  • Q2 30:00

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)
    Snap (0-15m, Right Side)

  • Q2 27:58

    GOALDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q2 26:08

    GOALBombers (Michael Hartley)

  • Q2 25:37

    Max Gawn is getting on top of the Bombers in the ruck contests, with gamehigh numbers in hitouts (15) and hitouts-to-advantage (eight). His direct opponent, Matthew Leuenberger, has nine hitouts, three to-advantage.

  • Q2 24:36

    BEHINDBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q2 22:10

    GOALBombers (Nick Kommer)

  • Q2 21:47

    BEHINDBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q2 20:59

    Zach Merrett is putting in a strong effort for the Bombers in this match. He has gamehigh numbers in disposals (18), Groundball-gets (six), handball receives (11), score involvements (five), tackles (five), contested possessions (seven) and goals (two).

  • Q2 19:47

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 19:01

    That goal to Mitch Brown ends a streak of four goals to the Demons, and is just Essendon's second goal this quarter from nine forward 50 entries, compared to four goals from six inside 50's to the Demons.

  • Q2 17:55

    GOALBombers (Mitch Brown)

  • Q2 17:29

    BEHINDBombers (Ryan Crowley)

  • Q2 14:51

    Melbourne have kicked 2.0 (12) from scoring chains originating from stoppages, compared to Essendon's 0.2 (2).

  • Q2 14:29

    GOALDemons (Ben Kennedy)

  • Q2 11:55

    GOALDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q2 10:41

    Essendon InterchangeZach Merrett replaces Darcy Parish due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 10:29

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 10:25

    Essendon InterchangeOrazio Fantasia off due to an injury.

  • Q2 09:12

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 06:51

    Melbourne have increased their work rate around the stoppages early in Q2. Four Melbourne players have recorded a First Possession and Clearance from a stoppage, compared to one for Essendon.

  • Q2 06:16

    GOALDemons (Ben Kennedy)

  • Q2 04:28

    GOALDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q2 00:53

    GOALBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 27:35

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 27:35

    Despite leading the marks count 3421, Essendon is currently level with the Demons in playing on from a mark at 10 a piece. In 2015, Essendon were ranked second in the AFL for playing on from a mark, doing so on 36.6 percent of marks.

  • Q1 27:29

    BEHINDDemons (Jesse Hogan)

  • Q1 23:09

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q1 21:22

    Both teams are struggling to convert their scoring opportunities. In the 2015 home and away season, Melbourne kicked a goal from 18.6 per cent of forward 50 entries; Essendon went at 17 per cent.

  • Q1 20:49

    BEHINDDemons (Dom Tyson)

  • Q1 19:05

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q1 15:54

    That behind to Jeff Garlett came from Melbourne's first mark inside 50 for the match. Essendon has three marks inside forward 50, all to Joe Daniher.

  • Q1 14:25

    BEHINDDemons (Jeff Garlett)

  • Q1 12:12

    GOALDemons (Angus Brayshaw)

  • Q1 11:07

    While the battle around the stoppages has been fairly evenly split in the hitout category, Essendon leads in both First Possessions (seven to three) and clearances (five to three).

  • Q1 07:09

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 05:11

    That goal to Zach Merrett has come off the back of three straight inside 50's and 92 per cent time in forward half for Essendon.

  • Q1 04:41

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q1 02:45

    BEHINDBombers (Brendon Goddard)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon managed to win 54.2 per cent of hitouts in their match against the Suns last week, ranked second in the AFL. However they allowed opposition clearances from 52.8 per cent of those hitouts, which was the highest rate of its kind in Round 1.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon and Melbourne were ranked 17th and 18th in the AFL respectively for percentage of team scoring chains coming from stoppages in 2015. In Round 1 last week, Melbourne were ranked 4th in this category, Essendon 15th.

  • Q0 00:-20

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

  • Q0 00:-24

    Ins for Demons: H.Lumumba, A.Brayshaw

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Demons: S.Frost, O.McDonald

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: N.Kommer, M.Hartley, O.Fantasia

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: J.Simpkin, C.Bird, S.McKernan

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to MCG for the Essendon v Melbourne Round 2 clash.

Inspired Bombers down dismal Demons for first win of the season

Callum Twomey  April 2, 2016 4:38 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Melbourne The Bombers and Demons clash in round two
Joe Daniher flies high for one of his 13 marks

Joe Daniher flies high for one of his 13 marks

IT HAS taken Essendon only two weeks to prove it wouldn't go through 2016 winless, after the Bombers clinched a spirited 13-point win over a disappointing Melbourne.

The Bombers surprised the Demons to dominate throughout the Saturday afternoon clash at the MCG, claiming the 11.14 (80) to 10.7 (67) triumph for John Worsfold's first win as coach.

Full match coverage and stats

Despite being ravaged by the season-long suspensions of 12 of their senior players, coming off a 10-goal loss to Gold Coast in round one and facing an in-form Demons line-up, the Bombers lifted to post a famous win in what shapes as the most challenging year in their history.

Key forward Joe Daniher was the star, playing the best game of his young career. The 22-year-old was emphatic and unstoppable in the forward line, taking 15 marks (nine inside-50 and seven contested) and having 21 disposals.

Five talking points: Essendon v Melbourne

The 50-gamer's inaccuracy continues to cause him problems and he could have sewn up the win for the Bombers earlier had he kicked straight (he booted 2.4 and two shots out on the full), but he was a force the Dees could not contain.

David Zaharakis (34 disposals) and Zach Merrett (32, two goals) continued their run of form, while Jackson Merrett (28 touches), James Kelly (28) and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (20) enjoyed strong performances.

"I'm just rapt for the club, rapt for the supporters who came out today and the players," Worsfold said post-match.

"As I've said over the last few weeks, we're not feeling sorry for ourselves and we know we've got a massive job ahead of us.

WATCH: John Worsfold's full post-match media conference

"It's been tough to get to this point and it's a really hard-earned win. So I'm pretty proud of getting to that point, but really aware of the challenges that we still face."

The Bombers could have sealed the victory earlier in the afternoon if not for some poor conversion after smashing the Demons in key statistical areas. They recorded 135 more uncontested possessions, 16 more tackles and 15 more inside-50s as Melbourne squandered a golden chance to win the first two games of the season for the first time since 2005.

The defeat also stretched Melbourne's time since back-to-back wins, which hasn't happened for the Dees since the middle of 2011. Recruit Ben Kennedy was the Dees' best with three goals from 21 touches, while Nathan Jones (29 touches) and Bernie Vince (28) competed well.

Melbourne coach Paul Roos lamented the performance, saying there were too many passengers in the Demons' line-up.

"They were just far too good in all aspects of the game," he said.

"I thought even when we got in front we looked tired. Last week when we got in front you sensed we were going to win, whereas today when we got in front we didn't really look like we could keep on going.

"We just had too many passengers today to get over the line and get over the hump."

WATCH: Paul Roos' full post-match media conference

Essendon was unable to make the most of its early dominance, spraying several opportunities in front of goal in the opening term. It took Melbourne until the 12-minute mark of the first quarter to register its first inside-50 entry, but then the Demons kept the ball at their end.

They had nine of the next 12 inside 50s, but like the Bombers couldn't capitalise and managed just one goal for the term, a long snap from Angus Brayshaw. Zach Merrett's second major for the quarter 10 minutes later gave the Bombers a four-point advantage at the first break.

Melbourne looked set to storm ahead when it booted four goals in a row during the second term, including a dazzling three-bounce effort from Jeff Garlett, but Essendon didn't surrender.

But on a day the Bombers had thousands of supporters march to the ground from Federation Square to show their support for the future of the club and the 12 suspended players, the remaining (and new) Bombers showed their spirit by fighting back.

Daniher's dominance in the forward-50 eventually led to a goal late in the second term, which stretched the Bombers' lead to nine points at the main break.

The Demons had no answer for Daniher, who took six marks inside 50 in the first half. It was only his wastefulness (he kicked 1.3 and one out on the full to half-time) that kept the Demons within reach, even though they couldn't get within reach of the tall forward when the ball was in the air proved impossible.

The game tightened in the third term, but Essendon managed to hold its advantage at nine points, leaving the Demons needing a fourth-quarter comeback for the second week in a row to clinch victory.

A goal to the round one NAB AFL Rising Star nominee Clayton Oliver in the opening 20 seconds started the Dees' run, and minutes later Jack Watts put behind him a quiet day to put his team in front.

But the Bombers didn't relent. If part of Saturday's call to arms from fans was about the club's future, then it was fitting it was first-round pick Darcy Parish (21 disposals and eight tackles) who kicked the sealing goal in the 24th minute.

Parish, as much as anyone in red and black, represents the hope that four years of turmoil is behind them and there is light at the end of a long tunnel. 

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon: In his first game of the season speedy half-back Orazio Fantasia sent a scare through the Essendon camp when he trudged off the ground with an ankle issue in the second term. He required some attention but was back on the field later in the term. 

Melbourne: Jesse Hogan went down in some pain late in the first quarter and spent time in the rooms during the quarter-time break but returned to play out the game albeit having little influence. 

NEXT UP
The Bombers will have received a huge confidence boost from their win over the Demons, and will be on the road next week when they take on Port Adelaide at AAMI Stadium. Melbourne is also away from home, facing North Melbourne at Blundstone Arena in Tasmania.  

Thousands of Dons fans marched to the MCG in support of of their club. Picture: Getty Images

ESSENDON     2.2  7.7   8.10  11.14 (80)
MELBOURNE   1.4  6.4   7.7    10.7 (67)         

GOALS
Essendon: Z.Merrett 2, Brown 2, Daniher 2, Stokes, Hartley, Kommer, Langford, Parish
Melbourne: Kennedy 3, Garlett 2, Brayshaw, Harmes, Oliver, Watts, Hogan 

BEST 
Essendon: Z.Merrett, Daniher, Zaharakis, Parish, J.Merrett, Goddard, Kelly, McDonald-Tipungwuti
Melbourne: Kennedy, Vince, N.Jones, M.Jones, Tyson 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Fantasia (knee), Matt Dea (nose)
Melbourne: Nil 

Reports: Patrick Ambrose for rough conduct on James Harmes in the second quarter.

Umpires: Fisher, Stephens, Pannell 

Official crowd: 50,424 at the MCG

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Zach Merrett 19 13 32 3 0 0 0 8 2 0 136
2 David Zaharakis 20 14 34 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 126
3 Joe Daniher 14 7 21 15 0 2 1 0 2 4 116
4 Jackson Merrett 13 15 28 10 0 0 0 3 0 1 112
5 Brendon Goddard 15 12 27 10 2 2 2 3 0 1 110
6 Darcy Parish 10 11 21 3 0 3 0 8 1 0 102
7 Mark Baguley 10 11 21 9 0 1 0 5 0 0 100
8 Martin Gleeson 15 5 20 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 95
9 James Gwilt 13 11 24 9 0 0 0 1 0 0 92
10 James Kelly 12 16 28 6 0 0 1 2 0 0 91
11 Adam Cooney 14 6 20 5 0 3 1 4 0 1 86
12 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 13 7 20 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 81
13 Michael Hartley 9 5 14 6 0 2 3 5 1 0 74
14 Mathew Stokes 5 12 17 5 0 0 1 4 1 0 73
15 Kyle Langford 7 8 15 7 0 2 1 2 1 1 72
16 Orazio Fantasia 9 14 23 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 71
17 Matt Dea 12 6 18 4 0 3 1 2 0 1 69
18 Mitch Brown 9 4 13 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 61
19 Patrick Ambrose 5 8 13 3 3 1 1 5 0 0 61
20 Ryan Crowley 10 4 14 8 0 0 1 0 0 1 60
21 Matthew Leuenberger 4 8 12 1 16 2 0 2 0 0 57
22 Nick Kommer 5 4 9 2 0 4 6 1 1 0 25

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Bernie Vince 20 8 28 7 2 1 2 4 0 0 110
2 Nathan Jones 17 12 29 6 0 1 3 3 0 0 97
3 Dom Tyson 12 11 23 5 0 1 0 4 0 3 93
4 Ben Kennedy 13 8 21 1 0 2 0 3 3 0 90
5 Matt Jones 13 6 19 5 0 2 1 3 0 0 77
6 Tomas Bugg 9 7 16 4 0 2 2 4 0 0 65
7 Jack Viney 7 10 17 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 64
8 James Harmes 8 7 15 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 61
9 Max Gawn 3 7 10 3 31 1 1 0 0 0 61
10 Cameron Pedersen 7 3 10 5 7 3 3 2 0 0 51
11 Jeff Garlett 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 3 2 1 49
12 Christian Salem 7 6 13 3 0 1 2 3 0 0 49
13 Clayton Oliver 4 10 14 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 49
14 Tom McDonald 8 4 12 6 0 1 2 1 0 0 49
15 Heritier Lumumba 8 10 18 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 46
16 Neville Jetta 5 7 12 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 45
17 Aaron Vandenberg 5 10 15 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 44
18 Jesse Hogan 5 3 8 4 0 0 1 1 1 1 41
19 Jack Watts 4 5 9 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 37
20 Angus Brayshaw 7 2 9 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 36
21 Colin Garland 4 3 7 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 34
22 Dean Kent 2 3 5 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 10

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 Zach Merrett 7 19 13 32 9 23 71 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 8 2 0 5 2 0 0 66 70 136
2 David Zaharakis 11 20 14 34 8 26 70 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 5 0 1 10 0 0 2 0 87 126
3 Joe Daniher 6 14 7 21 10 11 61 3 15 7 9 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 5 2 4 2 25 88 116
4 Jackson Merrett 20 13 15 28 10 20 85 1 10 0 1 0 3 1 2 1 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 82 112
5 Brendon Goddard 9 15 12 27 6 21 74 5 10 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 89 110
6 Darcy Parish 3 10 11 21 5 16 85 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 8 0 0 5 1 0 0 100 73 102
7 Mark Baguley 12 10 11 21 5 17 95 1 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 100
8 Martin Gleeson 8 15 5 20 1 19 85 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 85 95
9 James Gwilt 42 13 11 24 4 18 91 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 92
10 James Kelly 47 12 16 28 8 19 89 1 6 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 85 91
11 Adam Cooney 17 14 6 20 5 15 70 3 5 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 3 1 4 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 80 86
12 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 13 7 20 5 15 90 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 84 81
13 Michael Hartley 36 9 5 14 5 9 85 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 100 92 74
14 Mathew Stokes 48 5 12 17 4 13 88 2 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 4 1 0 1 1 0 1 100 85 73
15 Kyle Langford 30 7 8 15 3 14 66 3 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 3 1 1 0 50 76 72
16 Orazio Fantasia 13 9 14 23 10 13 87 4 3 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 1 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 74 71
17 Matt Dea 49 12 6 18 9 9 88 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 79 69
18 Mitch Brown 28 9 4 13 6 7 76 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 66 80 61
19 Patrick Ambrose 29 5 8 13 3 9 92 1 3 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 5 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 78 61
20 Ryan Crowley 51 10 4 14 2 11 64 3 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 85 60
21 Matthew Leuenberger 22 4 8 12 7 5 41 4 1 0 0 16 3 2 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 76 57
22 Nick Kommer 38 5 4 9 6 3 66 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 100 75 25

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 Bernie Vince 23 20 8 28 10 14 78 5 7 2 0 2 2 0 2 7 1 2 4 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 86 110
2 Nathan Jones 2 17 12 29 11 18 62 5 6 0 0 0 7 5 2 2 1 3 3 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 87 97
3 Dom Tyson 12 12 11 23 7 16 69 2 5 0 1 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 4 2 0 4 0 3 2 0 74 93
4 Ben Kennedy 35 13 8 21 11 10 61 3 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 75 72 90
5 Matt Jones 45 13 6 19 10 10 63 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 3 2 2 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 84 77
6 Tomas Bugg 32 9 7 16 4 11 81 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 65
7 Jack Viney 7 7 10 17 9 8 58 2 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 64
8 James Harmes 43 8 7 15 8 7 73 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 100 75 61
9 Max Gawn 11 3 7 10 4 7 90 3 3 1 1 31 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 78 61
10 Cameron Pedersen 21 7 3 10 8 3 60 4 5 2 0 7 1 0 1 2 3 3 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 80 51
11 Jeff Garlett 36 6 0 6 4 2 66 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 3 2 2 1 0 66 82 49
12 Christian Salem 3 7 6 13 4 6 84 2 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 2 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 87 49
13 Clayton Oliver 13 4 10 14 6 8 71 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 67 49
14 Tom McDonald 25 8 4 12 4 7 75 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 2 1 8 2 1 0 0 0 0 98 49
15 Heritier Lumumba 8 8 10 18 4 14 72 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 96 46
16 Neville Jetta 39 5 7 12 1 10 83 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 45
17 Aaron Vandenberg 37 5 10 15 10 5 73 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 85 44
18 Jesse Hogan 1 5 3 8 3 5 75 2 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 50 91 41
19 Jack Watts 4 4 5 9 3 6 88 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 100 80 37
20 Angus Brayshaw 10 7 2 9 4 3 66 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 33 58 36
21 Colin Garland 20 4 3 7 2 5 57 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 34
22 Dean Kent 16 2 3 5 0 4 100 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 82 10

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Matt Dea,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • James Gwilt,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

C

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Jackson Merrett

HF

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Kyle Langford,
  • Adam Cooney

F

  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Nick Kommer

Fol

  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • James Kelly,
  • Ryan Crowley

I/C

  • Martin Gleeson,
  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Darcy Parish

No Late Change

In

  • Michael Hartley,
  • Nick Kommer,
  • Orazio Fantasia

Out

  • Jonathan Simpkin (Omitted),
  • Shaun McKernan (Omitted),
  • Craig Bird (Omitted)

New

  • Michael Hartley

Milestones:

  • Michael Hartley  - Played 1st game,
  • Joe Daniher  - Played 50th game

Melbourne

B

  • Neville Jetta,
  • Tom McDonald,
  • Heritier Lumumba

HB

  • Matt Jones,
  • Colin Garland,
  • Christian Salem

C

  • Bernie Vince,
  • Jack Viney,
  • Tomas Bugg

HF

  • Jack Watts,
  • Cameron Pedersen,
  • Aaron vandenBerg

F

  • Dean Kent,
  • Jesse Hogan,
  • Jeff Garlett

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Nathan Jones,
  • Clayton Oliver

I/C

  • Angus Brayshaw,
  • Dom Tyson,
  • Ben Kennedy,
  • James Harmes

No Late Change

In

  • Heritier Lumumba,
  • Angus Brayshaw

Out

  • Sam Frost (Omitted),
  • Oscar McDonald (Ankle)

Last updated: 4:55pm Saturday, April 2, 2016