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  • Essendon v Western Bulldogs
  • Round 22 - 16:40 AEST, Aug 21, 2016
  • Marvel Stadium
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  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 53

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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 93

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Essendon

  • Q1
    1.2
    (8)
  • Q2
    5.7
    (37)
  • Q3
    5.9
    (39)
  • Q4
    7.11
    (53)
  • Q1
    6.2
    (38)
  • Q2
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q3
    12.8
    (80)
  • Q4
    14.9
    (93)

Western Bulldogs

Stats

  • 386
  • 202
  • 184
  • 15
  • 28
  • 8
  • 20
  • 40
  • 8
  • 129
  • 64
  • 41
  • 83
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 406
  • 215
  • 191
  • 19
  • 35
  • 8
  • 27
  • 51
  • 12
  • 141
  • 76
  • 35
  • 80

Match  Feed

  • Q4 26:36

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 25:53

    BEHINDBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q4 24:41

    In his last game of AFL football, Matthew Stokes has accumulated 31 disposals, seven score involvements and nine marks.

  • Q4 23:36

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q4 23:14

    BEHINDBulldogs (Clay Smith)

  • Q4 22:16

    Mitch Brown has taken nine marks in the final term alone.

  • Q4 19:11

    Liam Picken has his season high for disposals with 33, surpassing his previous best of 30.

  • Q4 18:21

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 16:52

    After trailing the mark count for the first three terms 92 to 73, the Bombers have taken 30 to eight in the last term.

  • Q4 11:47

    GOALBulldogs (Clay Smith)

  • Q4 09:21

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q4 06:47

    J. Johannisen has gained 563 metres which is 140 more metres than any other player on the ground.

  • Q4 04:44

    Z. Merrett has hit 30 disposals for the 11th time this season.

  • Q4 02:14

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 27:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 26:33

    BEHINDBulldogs (Jason Johannisen)

  • Q3 24:47

    The Bulldogs lead clearances from ball ups seven to two for the quarter.

  • Q3 23:11

    BEHINDBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q3 20:55

    GOALBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q3 20:55

    The Dogs have played on from 25 per cent of their marks today. Throughout the season they have played on from 36.2 per cent of marks which is ranked third in the competition.

  • Q3 16:54

    Western Bulldogs InterchangeEaston Wood off due to an injury.

  • Q3 16:34

    The Bulldogs have scored 4.1 (25) from chains starting in their defensive 50, they average 12.9 points from this area per game.

  • Q3 14:41

    BEHINDBombers (Patrick Ambrose)

  • Q3 13:28

    GOALBulldogs (Caleb Daniel)

  • Q3 13:17

    Despite having the first possession at a stoppage four more times than the Bulldogs, the Bombers trail clearances 24 to 19.

  • Q3 07:50

    The Bulldogs have laid seven tackles inside 50 compared to Essendon's zero.

  • Q3 07:04

    GOALBulldogs (Jordan Roughead)

  • Q3 06:04

    BEHINDBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q3 04:00

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 30:41

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 28:12

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 26:27

    The Bulldog's have taken 30 marks to seven in the second term.

  • Q2 26:18

    BEHINDBulldogs (Jason Johannisen)

  • Q2 24:15

    GOALBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q2 22:16

    GOALBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q2 20:04

    All of the Bomber's goals have been launched from chains starting in their forward half.

  • Q2 19:02

    BEHINDBulldogs (Nathan Hrovat)

  • Q2 17:59

    Essendon InterchangeOrazio Fantasia replaces Michael Hartley due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 17:34

    BEHINDBulldogs (Tom Boyd)

  • Q2 14:41

    The Bulldogs have managed two goals from their three entries this term, whereas the Bombers have scored 2.5 (17) from their nine entries.

  • Q2 14:40

    GOALBulldogs (Zaine Cordy)

  • Q2 13:14

    GOALBombers (Jackson Merrett)

  • Q2 12:45

    The Bombers lead second term inside 50s nine to two.

  • Q2 11:23

    BEHINDBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q2 09:01

    GOALBombers (Matthew Leuenberger)

  • Q2 06:49

    GOALBulldogs (Liam Picken)

  • Q2 05:14

    Joe Daniher has taken three contested marks today, he is ranked third in the competition in this area.

  • Q2 04:55

    BEHINDBombers (Jackson Merrett)

  • Q2 03:08

    BEHINDBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q2 02:35

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 00:43

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 30:15

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 28:52

    After the Bombers won the first centre clearance of the game, the Bulldogs have won the next four.

  • Q1 27:45

    BEHINDBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q1 25:23

    GOALBulldogs (Easton Wood)

  • Q1 24:53

    BEHINDBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q1 21:31

    In the last 10 minutes, the Bulldogs have had five inside 50s for three goals.

  • Q1 20:02

    GOALBulldogs (Tom Boyd)

  • Q1 18:33

    The Bulldogs' first four goals have all been launched from different zones on the ground, they have goals from the defensive 50, defensive midfield, attacking midfield and the forward 50.

  • Q1 18:21

    GOALBulldogs (Lin Jong)

  • Q1 16:20

    GOALBulldogs (Caleb Daniel)

  • Q1 14:09

    BEHINDBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q1 12:20

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 10:13

    The Bulldogs have had the ball in their forward half for 71 per cent of the game so far.

  • Q1 09:00

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q1 04:57

    The Bulldogs kick their first goal from their first inside 50 of the game, they average a goal from 22.6 per cent of entries (ranked 16th).

  • Q1 04:49

    GOALBulldogs (Tory Dickson)

  • Q1 02:48

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q1 00:00

    Against top eight sides this year, the Bombers have lost the clearances by only two per game, but have generated 24 fewer points from clearance chains per game.

  • Q1 00:00

    The Bulldogs have won the clearance count by an average of six per game this season (ranked No.1).

  • Q0 00:-20

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  • Q0 00:-24

    Ins for Bulldogs: R.Smith, T.McLean

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Bulldogs: J.Stringer, M.Suckling

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: D.Parish, M.Jamar, K.Langford

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: J.Simpkin, J.Polkinghorne, S.Grimley

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v Western Bulldogs Round 22 clash.

Match report: Dogs spoil farewell party, but celebrations on ice

Nick Bowen  August 21, 2016 8:35 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Western Bulldogs The Bombers and Bulldogs clash in round 22
Zaine Cordy celebrates a goal against the Bombers

Zaine Cordy celebrates a goal against the Bombers

THE WESTERN Bulldogs' bid to secure a home elimination final remains on track after they romped to a comfortable 40-point win over Essendon at Etihad Stadium on Sunday, but their win could come at a high cost with acting captain Easton Wood suffering a potentially season-ending ankle injury.

Playing the Bombers for the first and only time this year, the Bulldogs flew out of the blocks with a six-goal-to-one first quarter and, despite dogged resistance from the undermanned Dons, rode their clear-cut edge in class to a 14.9 (93) to 7.11 (53) victory.

Full match coverage and stats

Wood was forced from the ground late in the third term, after landing awkwardly on his left ankle following a marking attempt. The defender did not return to the ground and had ice strapped to his ankle as he watched the rest of the game from the interchange bench. 

With captain Bob Murphy (knee) and Mitch Wallis (leg) already ruled out for the rest of the season, and key midfielders Tom Liberatore (ankle) and Jack Macrae (hamstring) engaged in races against time to be fit for the finals, the Bulldogs will be sweating on the scan results of Wood's injury early next week.

Five talking points: Essendon v Western Bulldogs

Dogs coach Luke Beveridge said initial assessments of Wood's ankle were not promising.

"I don't think it's too flash. I can't give you a diagnosis, he's gone off to hospital for some scans so we'll know a bit more tomorrow," a flat Beveridge said post-match.

"The forecast isn't great unfortunately, but who knows he might be all right, we'll see."

"Whether Easton is done for the year, I don't know."

Geelong's win over the Brisbane Lions earlier on Sunday slammed the door on the Bulldogs' top-four hopes, but they can secure a home elimination final if they defeat Fremantle at Domain Stadium next Sunday and either fifth-placed Greater Western Sydney or sixth-placed West Coast loses.  GWS takes on North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium next Saturday night while the Eagles travel to play Adelaide at Adelaide Oval on Friday night.

Jason Johannisen (32 possessions) was outstanding for the Bulldogs in defence, pumping them inside their forward 50 eight times, while Lachie Hunter (30), Liam Picken (33) and Marcus Bontempelli (27) were prolific ball-winners through the middle of the ground.

Matthew Boyd was also typically resolute for the Bulldogs in their defensive 50 and Caleb Daniel (23 possessions and two goals) was lively in attack.

WATCH: Caleb crisp around the packs

It was hard to question Essendon's fight. With little to play for other than pride, the Bombers dusted themselves off after the lop-sided first term and ground the game out, even briefly threatening to challenge the Dogs when they cut the margin to 29 points with the opening two goals of the final term.

Essendon coach John Worsfold was pleased with the way his team fought out the game after the first quarter.

"It was a disappointing first quarter but a big response in the second quarter. We still didn't get the reward that maybe we would have liked in that second quarter, but the response was great," Worsfold said after the game.

"And then we really got towelled up in the third quarter again and fought back in the last quarter. 

"We were pleased that players were having a go at what we were asking them to do. They weren't executing it perfectly but they were certainly having a go at it. 

"In the end we outscored them by a point in the last quarter and we outscored them in the second quarter, so where we're at we would take it. It was just the big gap in that first quarter when they just scored too easily."

Zach Merrett continued his strong season, finishing with a game-high 35 possessions, eight tackles and one goal, while David Zaharakis (31 possessions) worked hard in the midfield and Mitch Brown took a game-high 13 marks in defence. 

Mathew Stokes (31 possessions) had one of his best games for the season in his 200th and final AFL match, while fellow milestone man Adam Cooney (22) tried hard in his 250th game and provided one of the game's highlights when he goaled with a classy left-foot snap late in the second quarter.

Joe Daniher (two goals) gave the Dons a strong aerial target in attack in the first half, clunking four contested marks, including a soaring pack grab over a sea of Bulldogs late in the second term that should earn him mark of the week. 

But the spearhead faded from the game after half-time and his confidence in front of goal appeared low as he avoided taking set shots on several occasions, preferring to play on and kick around his body instead. 

After Daniher kicked the game's opening goal, the Bulldogs piled on six consecutive goals – two of them to Tory Dickson – to go into quarter-time 30 points up. 

The Bulldogs' dominance in the first term was reflected in the inside count, 18-7 in their favour, with their delivery to their forwards generally precise.

John Worsfold's men breathed some life back into the contest in the second term, seizing control of general play to pump the ball inside their forward 50 16 times for the term while restricting the Bulldogs to just seven inside 50s.

The Dons' wasted some chances in front of goal but kicked 4.5 for the quarter to the Bulldogs' 3.3 to cut their deficit to 22 points at the main break.

But the Bulldogs regained control of the contest in the third term, kicking three goals and holding Essendon goalless to go into three-quarter time with a comfortable 41-point buffer.

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon: Key defender Michael Hartley came from the ground in the second quarter after getting a knock on his broken nose, but returned after the Dons medicos managed to stem the bleeding.

Western Bulldogs: Acting captain Easton Wood is the biggest concern for the Bulldogs after his evening ended late in the third term with a left ankle injury. Dogs coach Luke Beveridge said initial assessments suggested Wood's ankle wasn't "too flash", but he could not say whether the defender's season was over. Ruckman Jordan Roughead went down into the Bulldogs' rooms midway through the first quarter to have an apparent ankle injury assessed, but returned to the ground soon after and played out the game despite moving gingerly at times.

NEXT UP
The Bombers face traditional rivals Carlton at the MCG next Saturday, knowing a win could help them avoid the wooden spoon by lifting them past the Brisbane Lions. The Bulldogs will travel to Perth to take on Fremantle at Domain Stadium next Sunday hoping to secure a home elimination final. To do so, the Dogs will have to defeat the Dockers and then rely on Greater Western Sydney (North Melbourne at Etihad) or West Coast (Adelaide at Adelaide Oval) losing.

Adam Cooney and Mathew Stokes leave Etihad Stadium for the final time. Picture: AFL Photos

ESSENDON                        1.2     5.7      5.9     7.11    (53)
WESTERN BULLDOGS        6.2     9.5    12.8    14.9     (93)       

GOALS
Essendon: Daniher 2, Leuenberger, J. Merrett, Cooney, Fantasia, Z. Merrett
Western Bulldogs: Dickson 3, Daniel 2, Jong, T. Boyd, Wood, Picken, Cordy, McLean, Roughead, Hunter, C. Smith

BEST 
Essendon: Z.Merrett, Stokes, Daniher, Kelly, Zaharakis, Leuenberger
Western Bulldogs: Johannisen, Daniel, Bontempelli, Picken, Jong, Hunter, M. Boyd

INJURIES 
Essendon: Hartley (nose)
Western Bulldogs: Wood (ankle)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, Stephens, Chamberlain

Official crowd: 25,308 at Etihad Stadium

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Zach Merrett 22 13 35 5 0 2 0 8 1 1 148
2 David Zaharakis 12 19 31 8 0 0 1 10 0 0 135
3 Mathew Stokes 16 15 31 9 0 0 0 3 0 1 118
4 James Kelly 13 17 30 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 104
5 Mitch Brown 12 10 22 13 0 1 1 1 0 0 97
6 Adam Cooney 13 9 22 6 0 1 0 3 1 1 95
7 Michael Hartley 12 6 18 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 82
8 Jackson Merrett 10 5 15 9 0 0 1 1 1 1 75
9 Craig Bird 7 12 19 2 0 1 2 7 0 0 74
10 Orazio Fantasia 8 6 14 5 0 1 0 2 1 0 66
11 Kyle Langford 7 6 13 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 66
12 Matthew Leuenberger 5 8 13 0 24 1 1 1 1 0 63
13 Jayden Laverde 5 3 8 4 0 0 1 7 0 1 59
14 Joe Daniher 8 3 11 6 0 1 2 0 2 3 58
15 Darcy Parish 5 14 19 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 58
16 Patrick Ambrose 10 4 14 6 0 0 1 1 0 1 58
17 Matt Dea 10 4 14 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 54
18 Conor McKenna 8 8 16 3 0 1 2 2 0 0 52
19 Jake Long 5 5 10 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 51
20 Martin Gleeson 8 5 13 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 46
21 Mark Jamar 3 5 8 3 17 1 3 2 0 0 45
22 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 3 7 10 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 37

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Jason Johannisen 27 4 31 12 0 1 0 4 0 2 144
2 Liam Picken 15 18 33 7 1 2 2 8 1 0 137
3 Matthew Boyd 21 9 30 9 0 0 1 3 0 0 117
4 Lachie Hunter 15 15 30 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 111
5 Marcus Bontempelli 12 15 27 5 5 1 3 6 0 0 102
6 Caleb Daniel 15 8 23 5 0 1 0 3 2 0 101
7 Lin Jong 8 12 20 4 1 4 1 7 1 0 96
8 Toby McLean 9 10 19 4 0 3 1 7 1 2 95
9 Nathan Hrovat 10 18 28 6 0 1 0 2 0 1 94
10 Josh Dunkley 8 6 14 6 0 0 0 8 0 0 86
11 Shane Biggs 12 10 22 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 81
12 Luke Dahlhaus 8 15 23 3 0 1 0 4 0 0 80
13 Tom Boyd 6 7 13 6 13 2 1 2 1 1 77
14 Tory Dickson 7 5 12 4 0 0 0 1 3 1 66
15 Zaine Cordy 5 3 8 3 5 0 0 6 1 0 65
16 Clay Smith 7 8 15 6 0 0 4 2 1 1 58
17 Roarke Smith 8 4 12 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 52
18 Lukas Webb 6 8 14 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 50
19 Easton Wood 4 6 10 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 49
20 Joel Hamling 7 3 10 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 38
21 Fletcher Roberts 4 4 8 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 36
22 Jordan Roughead 1 3 4 2 9 0 1 1 1 0 31

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 22 13 35 13 22 77 3 5 0 0 0 7 2 5 4 2 0 8 1 0 5 1 1 0 50 81 148
2 David Zaharakis 11 12 19 31 9 23 71 6 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 88 135
3 Mathew Stokes 48 16 15 31 8 23 77 3 9 0 1 0 3 1 2 3 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 1 0 0 85 118
4 James Kelly 47 13 17 30 3 29 93 3 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 104
5 Mitch Brown 28 12 10 22 8 15 90 1 13 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 83 97
6 Adam Cooney 17 13 9 22 8 15 63 2 6 0 0 0 4 2 2 3 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 50 76 95
7 Michael Hartley 36 12 6 18 3 14 100 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 82
8 Jackson Merrett 20 10 5 15 5 10 66 1 9 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 1 50 72 75
9 Craig Bird 24 7 12 19 5 14 73 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 73 74
10 Orazio Fantasia 13 8 6 14 4 10 64 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 50 89 66
11 Kyle Langford 30 7 6 13 7 7 76 3 5 1 0 0 3 0 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 82 66
12 Matthew Leuenberger 22 5 8 13 7 6 69 2 0 0 0 24 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 82 63
13 Jayden Laverde 33 5 3 8 1 7 62 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 79 59
14 Joe Daniher 6 8 3 11 7 4 54 4 6 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 2 2 3 0 40 92 58
15 Darcy Parish 3 5 14 19 12 7 63 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 73 58
16 Patrick Ambrose 29 10 4 14 7 7 57 3 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 90 58
17 Matt Dea 49 10 4 14 4 10 85 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 54
18 Conor McKenna 45 8 8 16 5 11 81 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 78 52
19 Jake Long 34 5 5 10 3 8 70 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 70 51
20 Martin Gleeson 8 8 5 13 3 11 76 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 75 46
21 Mark Jamar 53 3 5 8 4 4 62 3 3 1 0 17 2 0 2 0 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 45
22 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 3 7 10 3 6 80 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 88 37

Western Bulldogs

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 Jason Johannisen 39 27 4 31 7 24 77 1 12 0 2 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 4 2 0 8 0 2 1 0 85 144
2 Liam Picken 42 15 18 33 16 16 78 5 7 1 1 1 5 0 5 2 2 2 8 0 0 5 1 0 1 100 85 137
3 Matthew Boyd 5 21 9 30 10 16 80 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 61 117
4 Lachie Hunter 7 15 15 30 6 24 66 4 7 0 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 1 1 0 50 88 111
5 Marcus Bontempelli 4 12 15 27 8 19 70 4 5 0 1 5 2 0 2 1 1 3 6 1 0 6 0 0 2 0 79 102
6 Caleb Daniel 35 15 8 23 6 17 78 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 1 4 2 2 0 0 100 79 101
7 Lin Jong 46 8 12 20 17 4 75 3 4 1 0 1 7 1 6 0 4 1 7 2 1 0 1 0 0 100 76 96
8 Toby McLean 16 9 10 19 8 13 78 1 4 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 3 1 7 0 0 1 1 2 0 33 77 95
9 Nathan Hrovat 13 10 18 28 11 17 67 2 6 0 0 0 5 2 3 4 1 0 2 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 77 94
10 Josh Dunkley 20 8 6 14 1 13 78 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 86
11 Shane Biggs 24 12 10 22 3 19 81 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 86 81
12 Luke Dahlhaus 6 8 15 23 7 16 65 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 84 80
13 Tom Boyd 17 6 7 13 8 6 84 2 6 3 1 13 2 1 1 0 2 1 2 3 0 1 1 1 1 50 87 77
14 Tory Dickson 29 7 5 12 4 8 66 1 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 75 85 66
15 Zaine Cordy 12 5 3 8 4 4 75 1 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 50 84 65
16 Clay Smith 14 7 8 15 6 8 46 5 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 4 1 1 0 50 77 58
17 Roarke Smith 37 8 4 12 1 10 91 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 78 52
18 Lukas Webb 19 6 8 14 9 5 78 2 1 0 0 1 4 1 3 1 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 2 0 76 50
19 Easton Wood 10 4 6 10 1 9 80 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 1 0 0 100 50 49
20 Joel Hamling 30 7 3 10 2 8 90 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 95 38
21 Fletcher Roberts 18 4 4 8 3 5 75 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 95 36
22 Jordan Roughead 23 1 3 4 3 1 100 1 2 1 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 100 83 31

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Matt Dea,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Martin Gleeson

HB

  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Patrick Ambrose

C

  • David Zaharakis,
  • Zach Merrett,
  • Jake Long

HF

  • James Kelly,
  • Jayden Laverde,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

F

  • Darcy Parish,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Mark Jamar

Fol

  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Craig Bird,
  • Mathew Stokes

I/C

  • Adam Cooney,
  • Jackson Merrett,
  • Kyle Langford,
  • Conor McKenna

No Late Change

In

  • Darcy Parish,
  • Mark Jamar,
  • Kyle Langford

Out

  • Jonathan Simpkin (Omitted),
  • James Polkinghorne (Omitted),
  • Sam Grimley (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Martin Gleeson  - Played 50th game,
  • Mathew Stokes  - Played 200th game,
  • Adam Cooney  - Played 250th game

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Roarke Smith,
  • Fletcher Roberts,
  • Easton Wood

HB

  • Jason Johannisen,
  • Joel Hamling,
  • Matthew Boyd

C

  • Lachie Hunter,
  • Marcus Bontempelli,
  • Liam Picken

HF

  • Lin Jong,
  • Zaine Cordy,
  • Clay Smith

F

  • Tory Dickson,
  • Tom Boyd,
  • Toby McLean

Fol

  • Jordan Roughead,
  • Luke Dahlhaus,
  • Josh Dunkley

I/C

  • Nathan Hrovat,
  • Lukas Webb,
  • Shane Biggs,
  • Caleb Daniel

No Late Change

In

  • Roarke Smith,
  • Toby McLean

Out

  • Jake Stringer (Omitted),
  • Matthew Suckling (Achilles)

Last updated: 7:37pm Sunday, August 21, 2016