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  • Essendon v Geelong Cats
  • Round 4 - 13:45 AEST, Apr 16, 2016
  • MCG
  • 19° Shower or two
18th
2nd
  • Goals 6
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 42

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  • Goals 9
  • Behinds 18
  • Total 72

Worsfold: 'The endeavour was still there'

John Worsfold saw encouraging signs in his side's defeat against Geelong

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Essendon

  • Q1
    2.2
    (14)
  • Q2
    5.4
    (34)
  • Q3
    6.5
    (41)
  • Q4
    6.6
    (42)
  • Q1
    2.3
    (15)
  • Q2
    5.6
    (36)
  • Q3
    6.13
    (49)
  • Q4
    9.18
    (72)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 426
  • 207
  • 219
  • 24
  • 37
  • 9
  • 28
  • 40
  • 9
  • 132
  • 59
  • 32
  • 75
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 359
  • 197
  • 162
  • 16
  • 27
  • 9
  • 18
  • 50
  • 19
  • 123
  • 71
  • 26
  • 76

Match  Feed

  • Q4 27:01

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 26:56

    BEHINDBombers (Matthew Leuenberger)

  • Q4 23:06

    Geelong has now grabbed 20 marks inside 50 with Daniel Menzel grabbing a gamehigh six, which is also a career-high. His previous high was five against the Pies in round 24, 2011.

  • Q4 20:56

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)
    Snap (30-40m, Corridor)

  • Q4 20:09

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 20:01

    Orazio Fantasia is up to 29 disposals for the game, a careerhigh. His previous high was 27 against the Pies in round 23, 2015.

  • Q4 18:28

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q4 18:02

    Essendon InterchangeMitch Brown off due to an injury.

  • Q4 17:02

    James Gwilt is up to 15 marks for the game, a careerhigh. His previous high was 13 for the Saints against the Dockers in round 18, 2014.

  • Q4 13:01

    GOALCats (Zac Smith)

  • Q4 10:47

    GOALCats (Darcy Lang)

  • Q4 10:47

    The Cats score the first goal of the last quarter from a clearance in the forward 50. They have scored 12 points from this source today, seven more than they scored per game in the first three rounds.

  • Q4 08:34

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 04:19

    Harry Taylor is up to a gamehigh nine intercept possessions and 29 for the season, ranked No. 1 at the Cats.

  • Q4 02:51

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q4 01:23

    BEHINDCats (Zac Smith)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 28:23

    The Cats won the inside 50 count 167 and generated six more scores than the Bombers, but they won the quarter by just six points.

  • Q3 28:21

    The Bombers won the ball at the contest in the third quarter, winning nine more contested possessions and six more clearances, and they dominated possession, winning 31 more disposals.

  • Q3 28:11

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 26:33

    BEHINDCats (Cory Gregson)

  • Q3 23:25

    BEHINDCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q3 19:55

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 18:23

    GOALCats (Jimmy Bartel)

  • Q3 18:23

    The Cats have won three fewer clearances than the Bombers this quarter, but they have generated two scores to one from this source including that goal to Jimmy Bartel.

  • Q3 16:30

    GOALBombers (Mathew Stokes)

  • Q3 16:30

    The Bombers have sourced 34 per cent of their total score from the defensive midfield in 2016, the highest percentage of any team. They have sourced 34 per cent of their total score from the defensive midfield today.

  • Q3 15:21

    BEHINDCats (Nakia Cockatoo)

  • Q3 15:21

    The Cats lead the inside 50 count 94 this quarter, but they have outscored the Bombers by just three points.

  • Q3 12:05

    Seven Cats are yet to win a disposal this quarter and a further seven have won just one disposal.

  • Q3 08:24

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 05:27

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 03:36

    BEHINDCats (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q3 00:49

    BEHINDCats (Rushed)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 27:58

    The Cats played on immediately following a mark 18 per cent of the time in the first half.

  • Q2 27:56

    The Bombers dominated the stoppages in the second quarter. Matthew Leuenberger won nine hitouts, eight more than any other player, including five toadvantage, and the Bombers won the clearance count 12-5.

  • Q2 27:46

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 26:18

    BEHINDCats (Nakia Cockatoo)

  • Q2 25:19

    BEHINDCats (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q2 24:21

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 24:21

    Essendon has scored six points per game from centre bounce clearances, the fewest of any team. That goal to Orazio Fantasia was the Bombers' first score from seven centre clearances in this game.

  • Q2 22:40

    GOALBombers (Mitch Brown)

  • Q2 22:40

    Essendon has won the last nine clearances and generated two scores from this source including that goal to Mitch Brown.

  • Q2 19:32

    Essendon InterchangeJayden Laverde off due to an injury.

  • Q2 18:08

    GOALCats (Nakia Cockatoo)

  • Q2 18:08

    That goal from Nakia Cockatoo was the first launched by either team from the defensive 50. Geelong has launched 17 points per game from this zone this season, ranked seventh in the AFL.

  • Q2 16:44

    BEHINDBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 13:29

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 12:23

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q2 08:59

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q2 08:59

    Essendon launched eight points per game from the forward 50 across the first three rounds. It has launched 12 points from this zone today.

  • Q2 07:14

    GOALCats (Cory Gregson)

  • Q2 07:14

    The Cats have won six of the last seven clearances and generated four scores from this source during this period including the last goal to Cory Gregson.

  • Q2 05:38

    GOALCats (Steven Motlop)

  • Q2 05:38

    Geelong lead the clearance count 21 early in the second quarter with Joel Selwood winning both for his team. Selwood's second clearance launched the first goal of the quarter.

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 25:59

    In an even first quarter, Essendon won the grounballget count by seven and the clearance count by two. Josh Caddy won six contested possessions, two more than any other player on the field and double his closest teammate.

  • Q1 25:49

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 25:45

    BEHINDBombers (Craig Bird)

  • Q1 23:35

    BEHINDCats (Daniel Menzel)

  • Q1 21:55

    GOALCats (Rhys Stanley)

  • Q1 21:55

    Essendon lead the clearance count 94 but both teams have scored one goal from this source.

  • Q1 19:54

    BEHINDBombers (Matthew Leuenberger)

  • Q1 18:39

    Geelong has grabbed 17 marks and not played on from any of them.

  • Q1 13:54

    GOALCats (Josh Caddy)

  • Q1 13:54

    Geelong has scored from 44 per cent of forward half intercept possessions this season, the thirdhighest percentage of any side. It has scored twice from four forward half intercept possessions in this game.

  • Q1 11:37

    GOALBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q1 11:37

    The Bombers second goal was sourced from a turnover won in their defensive midfield. They have scored 20 points per game from turnovers won in this zone this year, ranked third in the AFL.

  • Q1 09:45

    BEHINDCats (Zac Smith)

  • Q1 09:45

    Geelong has grabbed 15 marks inside 50 per game this season, ranked third in the AFL. It has already grabbed three marks inside 50 in this game.

  • Q1 06:56

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q1 06:56

    Essendon source the first goal of the game from a clearance. It has been outscored by 15 points per game from this source, the second worst differential in the AFL.

  • Q1 05:29

    BEHINDCats (Darcy Lang)

  • Q1 04:30

    Essendon has recorded the first four inside 50s of the game. It has lost this count by 10 per game in 2016, ranked 14th.

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Cats have played on immediately following a mark 19 per cent of the time this season, the lowest percentage of any side and 13 per cent lower than last season.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon rank last for points scored per game in 2016 with 64 points, it also ranks last in scoring from clearances with 14 points from that source per game.

  • 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 Cats: C.Gregson, T.Lonergan, J.Murdoch

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Cats: C.Enright, S.Kersten, L.McCarthy

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: C.McKenna, C.Bird, J.Laverde

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: N.Kommer, J.Merrett, R.Crowley

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to MCG for the Essendon v Geelong Cats Round 4 clash.

Match report: Scratchy Cats struggle past determined Dons

Nick Bowen  April 16, 2016 4:06 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Geelong The Bombers and Cats clash in round four
Zac Smith soars high for a big pack mark

Zac Smith soars high for a big pack mark

AN INACCURATE Geelong has survived a scare from Essendon to win a fiercely fought contest by 30 points at the MCG on Saturday.

The Cats entered the game odds-on favourites but the Bombers took the fight squarely to them in the first three terms before Geelong's greater class told in the final term, kicking three unanswered goals to triumph 9.18 (72) to 6.6 (42).

Full match coverage and stats

Essendon trailed by just eight points at the final break after dominating possession (344-259) and clearances (32-17) in the first three terms, although the Cats' 1.7 return for the third quarter had also kept the Bombers in the game.

Daniel Menzel missed a golden chance to give the Cats some breathing space when he missed a set shot from 20m on a slight angle early in the final term and it wasn't until Darcy Lang and Zac Smith kicked consecutive goals in two minutes that Geelong looked safe.

Smith's goal at the 13-minute mark put the Cats 23 points up and a major from Steven Motlop seven minutes later – his second for the game – sealed the result.

The Cats' defence was outstanding, especially in the first half when the Bombers held sway in general play.

Tom Lonergan kept Joe Daniher goalless in a stingy defensive performance, teaming well with Harry Taylor and Lachie Henderson to limit the influence of Daniher and fellow talls Mitch Brown and Patrick Ambrose.

Five talking points: Essendon v Geelong

Motlop's run and class through the middle was telling, Cam Guthrie was a lively performer for much of the game, while Patrick Dangerfield, Joel Selwood and Mitch Duncan were influential late as the Cats finally put the Bombers away.

Geelong coach Chris Scott took some positives out of his team's performance but "a lot" of negatives too.

"We're not arrogant or disrespectful enough to come away with a five-goal win, and so many more shots than the opposition, and say we were terrible," Scott said.

WATCH: Chris Scott's full post-match conference

"I think what we are seeing across the competition in the early rounds is it's on irrespective of who you're playing.

"You won't hear me saying I'm devastated by the way we played. We just acknowledge that it's hard and we've got a lot of work to do."

Essendon's loss was further soured by an injury to second-year forward Jayden Laverde, who came from the ground with an AC joint shoulder in the second quarter and did not return.

But Dons coach John Worsfold took a lot out of the Bombers' collective game, saying after the game that he could not fault its effort.

"Even in the last quarter we were just holding up against them, but the endeavour was still there, no doubt," Worsfold said.

"There was no easy conceding to the Cats. (I) couldn't have asked for too much more in that regard from the players.

"We've had a couple of quarters this year so far where teams have really got on top of us, but other than that the players are really having a dip."

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

David Zaharakis (33 possessions and one goal) and Zach Merrett (29 and one) were two of the best players on the ground, while key defender Michael Hartley was entrusted with the big job on Geelong spearhead Tom Hawkins in just his third AFL game and did not take a backward step as he held the Cats spearhead goalless.

James Kelly (22 possessions) and Mathew Stokes (22) were handy performers against their former side, with the latter kicking the first goal of the third term to put the Bombers in front of his former team by one point at the 16-minute mark.

Cats ruckman Smith provided one of the game's highlights early in the first quarter when he flew over a five-man pack including Bombers Matthew Leuenberger, James Gwilt and Hartley to mark 30m out from goal. Unfortunately, the former Sun could not put the icing on his speccy, missing the following set shot for goal.

After a lacklustre 61-point loss to Port Adelaide in round three, the Bombers rediscovered the fierce intensity that carried them to their upset round two win over Melbourne.

They kicked the opening two goals of the game, through Zaharakis and Laverde, and had far more of the ball than the Cats in the first term, winning both contested (35-29) and uncontested possessions (93-63).

The Cats' superior ball use carried them to a one-point quarter-time lead and they jumped out to a 13-point lead early in the second term, when they kicked the opening two goals of the quarter.

But Essendon did not relent, its exceptional work rate best summed up by Merrett's run-down tackle on Geelong superstar Dangerfield late in the term.

The Dons capitalised on their hard work, kicking three of the next four goals to go into half-time just two points down. 

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon:
Coach John Worsfold confirmed after the match that Jayden Laverde had suffered a "serious" AC injury. "He wasn't good enough to come (back) on the ground and it looks like a serious one, which means definitely missing some games," Worsfold said. Mitch Brown suffered a knock to the nose but suffered no real damage.

Geelong: Shane Kersten was a late withdrawal from the Cats' team with a calf injury. Geelong coach Chris Scott said Kersten had suffered a "calf issue" late in the Cats' final training session ahead of Saturday's game and was hopeful the forward would be available next round.

NEXT UP
The Bombers play Collingwood in the Anzac Day blockbuster on Monday week, their performance against the Cats suggesting they have some chance of upsetting the out-of-form Magpies. Geelong travels to Adelaide to take on Port Adelaide on Saturday night, having won 11 of its past 12 clashes against the Power, with the Cats' one loss in that stretch coming at the Adelaide Oval in round six, 2014.

Steven Motlop dances along the boundary line. Picture: AFL Media

ESSENDON   2.2   5.4   6.5    6.6 (42)
GEELONG     2.3   5.6  6.13  9.18 (72) 

GOALS
Essendon: Zaharakis, Laverde, Merrett, Brown, Fantasia, Stokes
Geelong: Motlop 2, Caddy, Stanley, Gregson, Cockatoo, Bartel, Lang, Smith 

BEST 
Essendon: Zaharakis, Merrett, Hartley, Cooney, McDonald-Tipungwuti
Geelong: Duncan, Dangerfield, Selwood, Lonergan, Taylor, Motlop, Caddy 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Jayden Laverde (shoulder), Mitch Brown (nose)
Geelong: Shane Kersten (calf) replaced in selected side by Jake Kolodjashnij

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Hay, McInerney, Mitchell 

Official crowd: 42,723 at the MCG

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Zach Merrett 16 13 29 5 0 3 1 8 1 0 127
2 Orazio Fantasia 11 18 29 8 0 0 0 5 1 1 120
3 James Gwilt 15 10 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 113
4 David Zaharakis 17 17 34 7 0 0 4 3 1 0 112
5 Mathew Stokes 12 10 22 4 0 2 0 6 1 0 100
6 James Kelly 14 9 23 6 0 1 0 5 0 0 99
7 Mark Baguley 13 9 22 9 0 1 1 3 0 0 94
8 Adam Cooney 13 15 28 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 93
9 Brendon Goddard 11 15 26 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 82
10 Craig Bird 8 16 24 4 0 2 2 4 0 1 81
11 Matt Dea 12 4 16 7 0 2 0 3 0 0 79
12 Matthew Leuenberger 5 11 16 3 25 2 0 0 0 2 75
13 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 14 9 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 70
14 Martin Gleeson 10 9 19 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 70
15 Darcy Parish 8 16 24 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 65
16 Mitch Brown 9 1 10 7 0 2 1 2 1 0 63
17 Conor McKenna 6 7 13 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 49
18 Michael Hartley 3 2 5 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 39
19 Jayden Laverde 3 5 8 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 38
20 Patrick Ambrose 1 10 11 1 3 0 2 2 0 0 31
21 Kyle Langford 3 10 13 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 31
22 Joe Daniher 3 3 6 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 25

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Joel Selwood 14 12 26 5 0 2 2 5 0 0 97
2 Josh Caddy 6 17 23 4 0 0 0 6 1 0 94
3 Andrew Mackie 16 6 22 8 0 1 3 4 0 0 92
4 Mitch Duncan 12 15 27 4 0 1 2 4 0 0 89
5 Daniel Menzel 10 8 18 8 0 0 0 3 0 5 87
6 Patrick Dangerfield 14 13 27 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 86
7 Steven Motlop 19 5 24 4 0 0 2 0 2 1 86
8 Harry Taylor 12 8 20 8 0 1 1 2 0 0 82
9 Nakia Cockatoo 9 4 13 4 0 2 1 7 1 2 82
10 Lachie Henderson 13 4 17 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 81
11 Jimmy Bartel 7 5 12 4 0 0 1 6 1 0 70
12 Cameron Guthrie 6 12 18 1 1 2 1 6 0 0 69
13 Tom Lonergan 8 4 12 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 58
14 Mark Blicavs 4 10 14 5 5 0 1 2 0 0 57
15 Zac Smith 3 3 6 2 10 1 0 4 1 2 56
16 Cory Gregson 5 5 10 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 52
17 Tom Hawkins 8 4 12 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 52
18 Darcy Lang 6 5 11 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 52
19 Tom Ruggles 9 8 17 2 0 3 2 1 0 0 50
20 Jake Kolodjashnij 6 6 12 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 48
21 Rhys Stanley 5 3 8 1 10 0 3 3 1 2 45
22 Jordan Murdoch 5 5 10 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 43

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 16 13 29 10 19 65 1 5 0 1 0 3 0 3 1 3 1 8 0 0 8 1 0 1 100 87 127
2 Orazio Fantasia 13 11 18 29 4 25 69 3 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 1 1 0 25 75 120
3 James Gwilt 42 15 10 25 0 25 88 3 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 113
4 David Zaharakis 11 17 17 34 12 24 79 6 7 0 0 0 5 1 4 3 0 4 3 0 1 3 1 0 1 100 88 112
5 Mathew Stokes 48 12 10 22 7 15 86 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 1 2 0 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 89 100
6 James Kelly 47 14 9 23 5 18 78 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 85 99
7 Mark Baguley 12 13 9 22 4 18 77 2 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 83 94
8 Adam Cooney 17 13 15 28 7 21 85 2 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 74 93
9 Brendon Goddard 9 11 15 26 7 19 73 6 5 0 0 3 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 89 82
10 Craig Bird 24 8 16 24 11 12 62 5 4 0 1 0 3 2 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 84 81
11 Matt Dea 49 12 4 16 8 8 62 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 2 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 84 79
12 Matthew Leuenberger 22 5 11 16 7 9 56 1 3 0 2 25 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 82 75
13 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 14 9 23 6 15 78 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 0 1 0 83 70
14 Martin Gleeson 8 10 9 19 6 12 63 4 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 1 1 3 6 0 2 0 0 1 0 79 70
15 Darcy Parish 3 8 16 24 14 10 75 3 1 0 0 0 5 1 4 2 1 1 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 83 65
16 Mitch Brown 28 9 1 10 3 7 90 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 100 82 63
17 Conor McKenna 45 6 7 13 5 8 61 2 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 49
18 Michael Hartley 36 3 2 5 1 4 80 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 92 39
19 Jayden Laverde 33 3 5 8 5 4 62 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 29 38
20 Patrick Ambrose 29 1 10 11 6 5 81 2 1 0 0 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 31
21 Kyle Langford 30 3 10 13 2 11 84 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 31
22 Joe Daniher 6 3 3 6 2 4 33 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 89 25

Geelong Cats

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 Joel Selwood 14 14 12 26 11 15 65 6 5 0 0 0 4 1 3 2 2 2 5 3 0 8 0 0 1 0 74 97
2 Josh Caddy 23 6 17 23 13 11 87 2 4 2 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 6 1 1 3 1 0 0 100 74 94
3 Andrew Mackie 4 16 6 22 5 17 81 4 8 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 1 3 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 84 92
4 Mitch Duncan 22 12 15 27 8 19 77 5 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 2 1 2 4 0 2 5 0 0 1 0 71 89
5 Daniel Menzel 10 10 8 18 5 12 50 1 8 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 81 87
6 Patrick Dangerfield 35 14 13 27 12 17 77 4 5 0 0 0 5 1 4 2 1 2 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 76 86
7 Steven Motlop 32 19 5 24 4 19 70 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 4 2 1 0 66 84 86
8 Harry Taylor 7 12 8 20 7 13 100 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 82
9 Nakia Cockatoo 5 9 4 13 7 7 76 2 4 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 7 1 0 1 1 2 1 25 82 82
10 Lachie Henderson 25 13 4 17 4 13 88 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 81
11 Jimmy Bartel 3 7 5 12 5 8 66 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 3 0 1 1 0 0 100 93 70
12 Cameron Guthrie 29 6 12 18 6 14 83 3 1 0 0 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 6 1 4 2 0 0 1 0 70 69
13 Tom Lonergan 13 8 4 12 2 10 100 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 58
14 Mark Blicavs 46 4 10 14 4 10 85 2 5 1 0 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 57
15 Zac Smith 9 3 3 6 3 3 66 1 2 1 2 10 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 33 71 56
16 Cory Gregson 28 5 5 10 4 6 60 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 2 3 1 1 0 50 79 52
17 Tom Hawkins 26 8 4 12 4 7 58 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 87 52
18 Darcy Lang 11 6 5 11 4 7 63 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 50 83 52
19 Tom Ruggles 36 9 8 17 3 13 70 5 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 50
20 Jake Kolodjashnij 8 6 6 12 5 6 91 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 85 48
21 Rhys Stanley 1 5 3 8 4 4 75 5 1 0 1 10 1 0 1 2 0 3 3 2 0 1 1 2 1 33 84 45
22 Jordan Murdoch 21 5 5 10 3 7 90 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 72 43

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Matt Dea,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • James Gwilt,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Brendon Goddard

C

  • James Kelly,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Darcy Parish

HF

  • Conor McKenna,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Adam Cooney

F

  • Mathew Stokes,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

Fol

  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Zach Merrett,
  • Craig Bird

I/C

  • Martin Gleeson,
  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Kyle Langford,
  • Jayden Laverde

No Late Change

In

  • Conor McKenna,
  • Craig Bird,
  • Jayden Laverde

Out

  • Ryan Crowley (Omitted),
  • Jackson Merrett (Omitted),
  • Nick Kommer (Omitted)

Geelong Cats

B

  • Andrew Mackie,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Lachie Henderson

HB

  • Tom Ruggles,
  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Cameron Guthrie

C

  • Steven Motlop,
  • Patrick Dangerfield,
  • Mitch Duncan

HF

  • Josh Caddy,
  • Daniel Menzel,
  • Jimmy Bartel

F

  • Cory Gregson,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Darcy Lang

Fol

  • Rhys Stanley,
  • Nakia Cockatoo,
  • Mark Blicavs

I/C

  • Jake Kolodjashnij,
  • Zac Smith,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Jordan Murdoch

No Late Change

In

  • Tom Lonergan,
  • Cory Gregson,
  • Jordan Murdoch

Out

  • Corey Enright (Managed),
  • Shane Kersten (Omitted),
  • Lincoln McCarthy (Omitted)

Last updated: 5:05pm Saturday, April 16, 2016