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  • Essendon v North Melbourne
  • Round 8 - 13:45 AEST, May 14, 2016
  • Marvel Stadium
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18th
8th
  • Goals 8
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 60

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  • Goals 10
  • Behinds 14
  • Total 74

Scott: 'A win that felt like a loss'

Brad Scott says his side's sluggish second half could be a wake-up call

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Essendon

  • Q1
    0.2
    (2)
  • Q2
    0.4
    (4)
  • Q3
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q4
    8.12
    (60)
  • Q1
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q2
    8.6
    (54)
  • Q3
    10.10
    (70)
  • Q4
    10.14
    (74)

North Melbourne

Stats

  • 409
  • 203
  • 206
  • 20
  • 33
  • 9
  • 24
  • 51
  • 7
  • 134
  • 49
  • 27
  • 83
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 402
  • 215
  • 187
  • 19
  • 33
  • 11
  • 22
  • 48
  • 14
  • 139
  • 58
  • 42
  • 85

Match  Feed

  • Q4 26:55

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 26:05

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 25:52

    Despite a dominate second half from the Bomber, North Melbourne has run out on top. They launched an additional four goals from stoppage situations. Sam Gibson had an equalcareer high 36 disposals and eight score involvements.

  • Q4 25:22

    BEHINDKangaroos (Majak Daw)

  • Q4 23:46

    BEHINDBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q4 21:15

    Essendon has launched five of their seven goals from intercept possessions in their defensive half.

  • Q4 21:10

    BEHINDBombers (James Polkinghorne)

  • Q4 19:31

    BEHINDBombers (Mason Redman)

  • Q4 18:20

    Essendon continue to run over the top of North Melbourne in this quarter. They have created six more inside 50's and created three more scores from intercepts. Mark Baugley has been instrumental with four intercepts and two score involvements.

  • Q4 17:54

    GOALBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q4 16:11

    GOALBombers (Kyle Langford)

  • Q4 14:08

    BEHINDBombers (Ryan Crowley)

  • Q4 14:06

    Essendon have been unable to translate their dominance in the clearances onto the scoreboard.They have won five more clearances this half, but have launched the same amount of goals as North Melbourne from this source.

  • Q4 13:06

    BEHINDBombers (James Polkinghorne)

  • Q4 09:56

    Scott Thompson and Robbie Tarrant have both been prominent across half back. They have combined for 18 intercept possessions and 548 metres gained.

  • Q4 08:03

    BEHINDKangaroos (Nick Dal Santo)

  • Q4 07:27

    BEHINDKangaroos (Sam Gibson)

  • Q4 06:34

    In this half, Essendon has launched two goals from their defensive half of their midfield and one from their defensive 50. They generate the highest percentage of their score from their defensive midfield.

  • Q4 03:22

    Zach Merrett has won 15 disposals, had three tackles, two centre clearances and had two score involvements for the half.

  • Q4 01:44

    BEHINDKangaroos (Rushed)

  • Q4 00:56

    BEHINDBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q4 00:28

    BEHINDBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 35:13

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 35:13

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 34:27

    North Melbourne were unable to stem the flow that quarter. Essendon had won the clearances by six and kicked five of the seven goals for that quarter.

  • Q3 30:47

    Essendon has been extremely efficient in this quarter, their disposal efficiency is 79 per cent and they have launched a goal from 36 per cent of intercept possessions.

  • Q3 30:14

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 28:21

    BEHINDKangaroos (Lindsay Thomas)

  • Q3 27:12

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)
    Mark, Play On (0-15m, Corridor)

  • Q3 26:03

    That is Essendon's first goal sourced from their defensive half. They have benefited from their dominance in the clearances, particularly from Craig Bird who has three clearances and score involvements for the quarter.

  • Q3 24:36

    GOALBombers (Adam Cooney)

  • Q3 21:33

    North Melbourne has created six intercepts to one in their attacking half. However, they have struggled in front of goalscoring just 1.2.8 from this source.

  • Q3 21:29

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 20:47

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Cunnington)

  • Q3 19:01

    BEHINDKangaroos (Robin Nahas)

  • Q3 18:46

    North Melbourne have had a clear focus on using the ball by footy. Their kick to handball ratio is 1.19 to 1 and they have had 66 marks including, nine inside 50.

  • Q3 17:34

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 14:41

    North Melbourne InterchangeMason Wood off due to an injury.

  • Q3 12:38

    Essendon InterchangeDavid Zaharakis off due to an injury.

  • Q3 12:05

    In this quarter, Essendon is dominating the clearances winning80 per cent. They are also winning 66 per cent of contested possessions and subsequently, they have launched 1.2.8 from stoppages.

  • Q3 09:52

    Essendon has generated just two goals so far. The fewest goals they have generated since 2000 was four against Collingwood, in round 5 2002.

  • Q3 08:37

    GOALBombers (Mason Redman)

  • Q3 06:03

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 05:45

    Essendon has 9 of the last 11 clearances and are winning the contested possession count by 9 this quarter. They have launched 1.1.7 from their attacking half this quarter.

  • Q3 04:54

    BEHINDBombers (Brendon Goddard)

  • Q3 02:33

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 02:07

    Essendon has created an inside 50 from just 25 per cent of clearancesthey score the fewest percentage of points from this source in the competition.

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 27:23

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 27:23

    In that quarter, North won four more clearances and took advantage launching four more goals from this source. Sam Gibson is on track for a career high with 22 disposals and five score involvements.

  • Q2 27:16

    BEHINDKangaroos (Majak Daw)

  • Q2 27:14

    North have applied 20 of their 36 tackles in their attacking half. In this quarter they have also created five marks inside 50. As a result, they have launched a scoring shot from more than 50 per cent of inside 50's.

  • Q2 24:14

    GOALKangaroos (Majak Daw)

  • Q2 22:09

    Essendon has created four kick clangers and their kicking efficiency is 24 per cent lower than North Melbourne this quarter. However, they North Melbourne have been inefficient launching 4.4.28 from intercept possessions.

  • Q2 20:47

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q2 20:31

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jack Ziebell)

  • Q2 18:12

    North Melbourne is utilizing a high kick to handball ratio of 1.54 : 1 in comparison to 0.94 : 1 for Essendon in conjunction with a higher kicking efficiency of 76 per cent. As a result, they have launched seven goals from just 16 inside 50's.

  • Q2 15:07

    BEHINDBombers (Brendon Goddard)

  • Q2 13:18

    Essendon has created 13 chains in their midfield and launched an inside 50 from 54 per cent of these chains. However, they have only generated 0.3.3 from this source.

  • Q2 11:38

    BEHINDBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 07:41

    North Melbourne are ranked number two in the competition for scoring from centre clearances. They have won five of the last six centre clearances and have generated 1.1.7 from this source.

  • Q2 07:01

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q2 05:36

    North Melbourne has won four of the last six clearances and have won 65 per cent for the game. They have launched three goals from this source and four from intercepts.

  • Q2 05:20

    GOALKangaroos (Majak Daw)

  • Q2 03:28

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q2 02:31

    Despite creating just two more inside 50's, North Melbourne have generated a goal from 42 per cent of inside 50'swell above their average of 29.3

  • Q2 02:18

    GOALKangaroos (Lindsay Thomas)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 28:23

    In that quarter, North Melbourne were more efficient in their attacking halfcreating all four of their goals in this zone. Jack Ziebell and Andrew Swallow combined for 11 contested possessions and four clearances.

  • Q1 28:13

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 26:26

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Jacobs)

  • Q1 25:35

    Robbie Tarrant has been pivotal across half back with a gamehigh 142 metres gained and 3 intercept possessions. Jack Ziebell has five contested posessions and two clearances.

  • Q1 24:52

    BEHINDBombers (Mason Redman)

  • Q1 22:31

    GOALKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q1 22:31

    North Melbourne have applied twelve more tackles and their kicking efficiency is also 8 per cent greater in the forward half. As a result, they have generated 2.1.13 from just four intercepts in their attacking half.

  • Q1 19:57

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q1 18:20

    GOALKangaroos (Mason Wood)

  • Q1 18:04

    Essendon rank last and second last in the competition for generating scores from intercepts and from their defensive midfield. They have launched nine chains from this zone and four inside 50's, but have generated just one behind.

  • Q1 14:46

    BEHINDKangaroos (Aaron Mullett)

  • Q1 13:33

    North Melbourne average 6.3 more tackles per game than Essendon. In this quarter, they have already applied 18 tackles to 12 in this quarter.

  • Q1 10:27

    Essendon have created an inside 50 from 50 per cent of chains sourced from their defensive half. However, their disposal efficiency is just 20 per cent in the forward 50 and as a result they have launched just 0.1.1.

  • Q1 08:38

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 04:21

    North Melbourne has won the first three clearances of the game, all of which have been sourced in their attacking half. They have created two inside 50's and generated one goal from this source.

  • Q1 03:21

    GOALKangaroos (Drew Petrie)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Kangaroos have out tackled their opponents by 11 per game this season.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Bombers have generated fewer inside 50's than their opponents in each of their past six games at Etihad Stadium, They average 12 fewer per game in this time.

  • Q0 00:00

    North Melbourne generate a goal for every 29.7 per cent of inside 50'sranked second in the competition. Essendon generate a goal every 18.3 per cent of inside 50's - ranked last.

  • 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 Kangaroos: L.Thomas, B.McKenzie, M.Daw

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Kangaroos: S.Higgins, D.Wells, M.Firrito

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: C.McKenna, P.Ambrose, K.Langford, D.Parish

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: C.Dempsey, J.Simpkin, J.Gwilt, S.McKernan

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v North Melbourne Round 8 clash.

Roos crush Dons early and keep clean sheet intact

Callum Twomey  May 14, 2016 5:15 PM

Highlights: Essendon v North Melbourne The Bombers and Kangaroos clash in round eight
Brent Harvey and Ben Brown celebrate during the Kangaroos' win

Brent Harvey and Ben Brown celebrate during the Kangaroos' win

THE FINAL scoreline in North Melbourne's win over Essendon said many things about Saturday's scrappy and uneventful game, but probably one thing above all: that this was a contest everyone – including perhaps North Melbourne itself – expected the Roos would win.

The Roos continued their unbeaten start to 2016 by beating the Bombers by 14 points at Etihad Stadium, controlling the contest and claiming the 10.14 (74) to 8.12 (60) win, despite an impressive second-half fightback from Essendon.

Five talking points: Essendon v North Melbourne

In doing so, the Roos equalled their club record for the most consecutive wins to start a season, matching the mark set in 1978 when North made the Grand Final.

Reaching the premiership decider is clearly the aim for the Roos this year, and their position perched on top of the ladder shows them to be well on track.

But, to be truthful, their win over Essendon provided few lessons or clues as to how close to premiership glory they really are, for the gap between the sides was as expected. And they never really got out of second gear.

Older hands Brent Harvey (on his 38th birthday), Andrew Swallow (27 disposals), Sam Gibson (36 and 15 marks) and Nick Dal Santo (28 disposals) were strong contributors, but it was perhaps the performances of lesser lights Majak Daw (two goals) and Brad McKenzie (19) that would have been most pleasing for coach Brad Scott. 

Heading into the clash, North's powerful tall forward set-up looked likely to break Essendon's undermanned defence, and Daw, Ben Brown, Jarrad Waite and Drew Petrie combined for seven of North's 10 majors. 

Their ability to not only attract the ball near goal but also make it theirs was one thing to separate the teams – North had 14 marks inside-50 to Essendon's seven.

"We kept Essendon to their lowest half-time score in 100 years so that clearly was a good part of the game for us," North coach Brad Scott said.

"I think it's a real challenge for us in our progression as a football club that we don't just mentally, even subconsciously, think 'well this game's in hand so I don't need to do the things that got us into this position in the first place.'"

WATCH: Brad Scott's full post-match media conference

But Essendon's effort couldn't be questioned. Stand-in captain Brendon Goddard tried hard with 38 disposals, emerging star Zach Merrett collected 36 and first-year midfielder Darcy Parish was again confident with his 24 touches.

Orazio Fantasia (two goals) provided some spark across half-forward, while Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti's run off half-back created chances.

The Bombers struggled without the skill of David Zaharakis, who was kept to just 12 disposals by tagger Ben Jacobs. It was a valuable job by the much-improved North midfielder, as Zaharakis entered the clash averaging 30 touches a game.

An ugly first term set the tone for an uninspiring afternoon as North broke away to a four-goal lead at the opening change without looking near its best. Essendon's pressure was up – it led tackles, clearances and inside-50 entries for the term – but didn't have the polish to finish opportunities. 

An inability to make the most of their chances has been a recurring problem for the Bombers so far this year (and in previous seasons), something that wasn't an issue for North in the opening quarter.

The second quarter showed this would be a game that would very much stick to script. Within moments of the term beginning, Lindsay Thomas had joined the list of goalkickers, Brown and Daw had dribbled through snaps with little pressure and North had jumped to a seven-goal lead.

Essendon's half-time score of 0.4 was its lowest score in a first half in more than a century – when it kicked 0.3 in round one, 1915. But instead of wishing for a mercy rule, the Bombers responded in the third term.

"We were disappointed at half-time, because it was just basic errors that were really hurting us," coach John Worsfold said.

We weren't that far behind on a lot of the measures, so at half-time the key thing was the players had to believe they could go out and maintain the effort and they would get a better result."

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

Orazio Fantasia broke the goal drought within two minutes, second-gamer Mason Redman kicked his first goal and set up another, and Fantasia backed up his first effort with another clever goal to cut the lead to 35 points at the final change. 

North allowed the Bombers to edge a little closer, and back-to-back goals from Kyle Langford saw Essendon creep within 22 points with six minutes remaining. 

However, although appearing tired after a big start to the season, North's experience and maturity prevailed. But only just. 

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon: Ryan Crowley received a corked thigh in the first term but ran it out and finished the game with little trouble. There weren't any other injuries problems for the Dons. 

North Melbourne: The Roos' main casualty from the clash was Mason Wood, who was left concussed after taking a strong pack mark in the third quarter. Wood crashed to the ground and hit his head on the turf and left the field on a stretcher.

UP NEXT
North will head into next Saturday night's meeting with Carlton at Etihad Stadium eyeing a club record ninth-straight win to start a season. The Bombers will play the next day at Docklands, facing St Kilda in the twilight match.

Former teammates Nathan Grima and Drew Petrie fight for the ball at Etihad Stadium. Picture: AFL Media

ESSENDON                   0.2   0.4   5.5    8.12 (60)
NORTH MELBOURNE  4.2   8.6   10.10  10.14 (74)

GOALS
Essendon: Fantasia 2, Langford 2, Daniher 2, Redman, Cooney
North Melbourne: Petrie 2, Daw 2, Waite 2, Wood, Jacobs, Thomas, Brown 

BEST
Essendon: Merrett, Goddard, Fantasia, Baguley, Cooney, Daniher
North Melbourne: Jacobs, Thompson, Tarrant, Gibson, Goldstein, Daw, Harvey

INJURIES
Essendon: Crowley (thigh)
North Melbourne: Wood (concussion)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Brown, Ryan, Fleer 

Official crowd: 30,321 at Etihad Stadium

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Zach Merrett 16 20 36 6 0 3 0 8 0 2 143
2 Brendon Goddard 18 20 38 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 113
3 Adam Cooney 16 17 33 5 0 0 1 3 1 1 113
4 Mark Baguley 14 10 24 5 0 2 2 6 0 0 97
5 Joe Daniher 14 2 16 7 8 2 1 1 2 1 91
6 Kyle Langford 12 5 17 8 0 1 1 2 2 0 88
7 Craig Bird 7 20 27 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 84
8 James Kelly 13 13 26 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 83
9 Darcy Parish 9 15 24 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 80
10 Matt Dea 13 6 19 8 0 1 2 1 0 0 74
11 James Polkinghorne 10 7 17 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 67
12 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 8 9 17 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 63
13 Ryan Crowley 10 8 18 4 0 2 2 1 0 1 59
14 David Zaharakis 6 6 12 1 0 0 0 6 0 0 57
15 Nathan Grima 7 7 14 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 54
16 Orazio Fantasia 5 4 9 3 0 0 1 3 2 1 54
17 Matthew Leuenberger 4 7 11 4 17 1 1 0 0 0 53
18 Michael Hartley 4 8 12 5 0 0 1 1 0 0 44
19 Conor McKenna 6 8 14 5 0 0 2 0 0 0 43
20 Patrick Ambrose 4 7 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 38
21 Mason Redman 4 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 38
22 Mitch Brown 3 4 7 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 31

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Sam Gibson 20 16 36 15 0 2 1 3 0 1 149
2 Todd Goldstein 8 14 22 5 35 2 1 2 0 0 109
3 Andrew Swallow 13 14 27 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 100
4 Brent Harvey 14 17 31 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 98
5 Jarrad Waite 9 9 18 5 0 0 1 6 2 3 96
6 Majak Daw 7 7 14 5 4 0 1 5 2 2 85
7 Robbie Tarrant 13 7 20 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 79
8 Nick Dal Santo 11 17 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 77
9 Ben Cunnington 7 12 19 5 0 0 3 6 0 1 76
10 Scott D. Thompson 14 5 19 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 74
11 Brad McKenzie 15 4 19 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 73
12 Mason Wood 8 5 13 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 67
13 Jack Ziebell 12 11 23 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 65
14 Lindsay Thomas 9 4 13 5 0 2 2 3 1 1 65
15 Ben Jacobs 5 9 14 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 62
16 Aaron Mullett 12 7 19 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 61
17 Luke McDonald 9 5 14 6 0 1 1 1 0 0 57
18 Jamie Macmillan 7 7 14 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 55
19 Drew Petrie 9 2 11 2 0 4 1 1 2 0 54
20 Robin Nahas 4 4 8 2 0 1 1 7 0 1 53
21 Shaun Atley 5 10 15 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 46
22 Ben Brown 4 1 5 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 27

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 20 36 18 19 63 2 6 0 0 0 5 3 2 3 3 0 8 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 73 143
2 Brendon Goddard 9 18 20 38 13 26 71 3 4 0 0 2 6 0 6 2 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 88 113
3 Adam Cooney 17 16 17 33 9 26 72 4 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 3 1 0 4 1 1 1 50 78 113
4 Mark Baguley 12 14 10 24 8 14 79 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 6 8 0 2 0 0 1 0 87 97
5 Joe Daniher 6 14 2 16 7 9 62 3 7 2 1 8 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 2 1 1 50 89 91
6 Kyle Langford 30 12 5 17 3 13 70 3 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 4 2 0 1 100 95 88
7 Craig Bird 24 7 20 27 9 18 77 2 1 0 0 0 7 1 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 68 84
8 James Kelly 47 13 13 26 6 19 88 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 83
9 Darcy Parish 3 9 15 24 8 16 87 2 6 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 1 0 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 72 80
10 Matt Dea 49 13 6 19 5 14 94 2 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 82 74
11 James Polkinghorne 50 10 7 17 4 14 64 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 83 67
12 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 8 9 17 4 14 94 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 69 63
13 Ryan Crowley 51 10 8 18 8 11 50 3 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 88 59
14 David Zaharakis 11 6 6 12 3 9 75 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 57
15 Nathan Grima 55 7 7 14 2 12 78 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 54
16 Orazio Fantasia 13 5 4 9 4 6 77 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 2 2 1 1 66 83 54
17 Matthew Leuenberger 22 4 7 11 3 7 81 1 4 0 0 17 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 53
18 Michael Hartley 36 4 8 12 6 7 83 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 44
19 Conor McKenna 45 6 8 14 6 9 78 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 63 43
20 Patrick Ambrose 29 4 7 11 4 7 90 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 38
21 Mason Redman 27 4 3 7 2 5 71 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 1 33 72 38
22 Mitch Brown 28 3 4 7 2 5 85 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 88 31

North 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 Sam Gibson 43 20 16 36 6 31 88 2 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 2 1 3 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 87 149
2 Todd Goldstein 22 8 14 22 11 11 86 2 5 1 0 35 6 3 3 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 109
3 Andrew Swallow 9 13 14 27 11 18 74 4 4 0 0 0 3 1 2 3 0 1 6 1 0 6 0 0 1 0 83 100
4 Brent Harvey 29 14 17 31 9 23 77 5 8 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 5 7 0 0 2 0 86 98
5 Jarrad Waite 30 9 9 18 7 11 55 1 5 1 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 6 3 0 1 2 3 0 40 93 96
6 Majak Daw 38 7 7 14 8 6 78 1 5 3 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1 3 3 2 2 0 40 74 85
7 Robbie Tarrant 25 13 7 20 7 12 90 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 79
8 Nick Dal Santo 15 11 17 28 8 20 85 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 84 77
9 Ben Cunnington 10 7 12 19 9 10 89 3 5 1 1 0 5 3 2 1 0 3 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 71 76
10 Scott D. Thompson 16 14 5 19 7 11 78 1 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 81 74
11 Brad McKenzie 2 15 4 19 3 16 94 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 82 73
12 Mason Wood 32 8 5 13 4 10 76 0 6 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 100 47 67
13 Jack Ziebell 7 12 11 23 15 9 47 6 1 0 1 0 8 2 6 2 1 2 2 3 0 5 0 1 1 0 70 65
14 Lindsay Thomas 12 9 4 13 5 8 46 4 5 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 3 0 0 2 1 1 0 33 79 65
15 Ben Jacobs 5 5 9 14 2 12 85 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 86 62
16 Aaron Mullett 17 12 7 19 1 17 68 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 75 61
17 Luke McDonald 21 9 5 14 4 10 78 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 88 57
18 Jamie Macmillan 34 7 7 14 5 8 78 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 55
19 Drew Petrie 20 9 2 11 6 5 81 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 0 100 94 54
20 Robin Nahas 28 4 4 8 3 5 75 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 84 53
21 Shaun Atley 18 5 10 15 4 11 86 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 90 46
22 Ben Brown 50 4 1 5 4 1 80 2 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 0 50 84 27

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Matt Dea,
  • Nathan Grima,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • James Kelly,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Brendon Goddard

C

  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Zach Merrett

HF

  • Ryan Crowley,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Patrick Ambrose

F

  • Kyle Langford,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Mason Redman

Fol

  • Matthew Leuenberger,
  • Adam Cooney,
  • Craig Bird

I/C

  • Darcy Parish,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti,
  • Conor McKenna,
  • James Polkinghorne

No Late Change

In

  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Kyle Langford,
  • Darcy Parish,
  • Conor McKenna

Out

  • Jonathan Simpkin (Hamstring),
  • Courtenay Dempsey (Hamstring),
  • James Gwilt (Rested),
  • Shaun McKernan (Quad)

North Melbourne

B

  • Jamie Macmillan,
  • Robbie Tarrant,
  • Luke McDonald

HB

  • Nick Dal Santo,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Shaun Atley

C

  • Sam Gibson,
  • Andrew Swallow,
  • Ben Jacobs

HF

  • Ben Brown,
  • Jarrad Waite,
  • Robin Nahas

F

  • Mason Wood,
  • Drew Petrie,
  • Lindsay Thomas

Fol

  • Majak Daw,
  • Brad McKenzie,
  • Jack Ziebell

I/C

  • Ben Cunnington,
  • Aaron Mullett,
  • Todd Goldstein,
  • Brent Harvey

No Late Change

In

  • Lindsay Thomas,
  • Majak Daw,
  • Brad McKenzie

Out

  • Shaun Higgins (Knee),
  • Daniel Wells (Quad),
  • Michael Firrito (Managed)

Last updated: 4:57pm Saturday, May 14, 2016