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  • Essendon v North Melbourne
  • Round 18 - 13:45 AEST, Jul 22, 2017
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 14° Partly cloudy
7th
15th
  • Goals 20
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 132

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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 9
  • Total 105

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Essendon

  • Q1
    4.2
    (26)
  • Q2
    8.3
    (51)
  • Q3
    13.8
    (86)
  • Q4
    20.12
    (132)
  • Q1
    4.4
    (28)
  • Q2
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q3
    12.7
    (79)
  • Q4
    16.9
    (105)

North Melbourne

Stats

  • 374
  • 191
  • 183
  • 22
  • 50
  • 22
  • 28
  • 57
  • 12
  • 162
  • 63
  • 44
  • 87
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 377
  • 225
  • 152
  • 22
  • 28
  • 13
  • 15
  • 61
  • 18
  • 135
  • 51
  • 36
  • 87

Match  Feed

  • Q4 32:53

    The young North Melbourne team did well to deny Essendon ball control for three quarters. The Kangaroos finished with more marks (12565) and intercept marks (23-15), but the clearance domination and experience of Essendon eventually won out.

  • Q4 32:53

    A strong sevengoal final quarter from the Bombers on the back of a dominance in clearances gives them an important win. Essendon won the hitouts to advantage (23-14), clearances (50-27) and scores from stoppages (49-27).

  • Q4 32:43

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 31:40

    GOALKangaroos (Andrew Swallow)

  • Q4 30:41

    BEHINDKangaroos (Shaun Atley)

  • Q4 29:33

    A late goal for Joe Daniher who has been quiet today with just the three marks and two goals. The clearance (4926) and contested possession counts (162-133) have blown out in favor of Essendon.

  • Q4 29:20

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)
    Snap (40-50m, Right Side)

  • Q4 27:40

    BEHINDBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q4 25:54

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q4 25:54

    A forward 50 stoppage goal to Zaharakis that caps a 140 domination in clearances during the final quarter.

  • Q4 24:27

    Another goal to Ben Brown who has been outstanding today for the Kangaroos. Brown has 12 score involvements, seven forward 50 marks and six goals in a super performance.

  • Q4 24:12

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q4 21:41

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q4 19:44

    Cale Hooker has taken advantage of an inexperienced defence for the Kangaroos to kick an equal careerhigh five goals, and also has a game-high 11 score involvements.

  • Q4 18:27

    The centre bounce clearances are now 1911 in favor of the Bombers, and they have scored 4.2.(26) to 2.0.(12) from this source.

  • Q4 17:40

    GOALBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q4 16:35

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 14:17

    Jarrad Waite and Ben Brown continue to torment Essendon in the forward 50. They have taken ten forward 50 marks and had 13 shots at goal.

  • Q4 14:11

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)
    Snap (0-15m, Left Side)

  • Q4 13:16

    All seven clearances this quarter have been won by the Bombers, and the contested possession count is 198 in their favor as well.

  • Q4 13:01

    BEHINDBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q4 11:18

    BEHINDBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q4 09:24

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 09:02

    The Bombers have won the last six clearances, and generated six of the last seven inside 50s on the back of this stoppage control.

  • Q4 06:32

    Ben Brown converting his set shot after a terrific contested mark, now has five goals and is one behind Lance Franklin in the Coleman medal race.

  • Q4 06:20

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q4 04:22

    Essendon lead contested possessions (61), inside 50s (4-0) and marks (6-1) early in the final quarter.

  • Q4 04:10

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 01:58

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q4 01:58

    A pair of strong contested marks from Hartley and Hooker gives the Bombers the first goal of the final quarter. North Melbourne lead contested marks 1710.

  • Q4 00:54

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 33:00

    A very open third quarter with Essendon able to generate ten shots at goal and 5.5.(35) from just the 14 inside 50 entries.

  • Q3 33:00

    North Melbourne has had the game played on its terms and lead inside 50s (5237), forward 50 tackles (16-7) and forward 50 marks (14-7).

  • Q3 32:50

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 30:23

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 28:52

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 27:56

    Three goals this quarter from defensive 50 chains for the Bombers, with their ball movement better and kicking efficiency at 67 percent in the third quarter.

  • Q3 27:31

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 24:21

    Ben Brown has a gamehigh nine score involvements (including four goals), and has been the target of 17 forward 50 entries by the Kangaroos.

  • Q3 23:58

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q3 22:46

    Backto-back goals from North Melbourne, with the last following an intercept in the attacking midfield. The Kangaroos have scored 2.2.(14) from 21 such intercepts, while Essendon has scored 2.1.(13) from its nine attacking midfield intercepts.

  • Q3 22:12

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 20:36

    GOALKangaroos (Trent Dumont)

  • Q3 19:23

    North Melbourne InterchangeAndrew Swallow off due to an injury.

  • Q3 19:11

    Essendon has lifted its game through defensive work in the third quarter, leading the tackle count 101.

  • Q3 19:04

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q3 17:10

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q3 15:31

    Essendon has had some success at forcing turnovers in its forward 50. The Bombers have scored 4.1.(25) from six forward 50 intercepts, and average ten points per game from this source.

  • Q3 15:19

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q3 14:04

    Both of the Essendon goals this quarter have come from chains starting in the defensive 50 with a slingshot counter attack.

  • Q3 13:36

    North Melbourne InterchangeNick Larkey off due to an injury.

  • Q3 13:19

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 12:30

    BEHINDKangaroos (Rushed)

  • Q3 12:30

    North Melbourne lead in forward 50 marks (145), contested marks (17-5), intercept marks (18-6) and total marks (90-25).

  • Q3 09:26

    BEHINDKangaroos (Taylor Garner)

  • Q3 09:26

    Taylor Garner has gamehighs for contested marks (four), disposals (18) and tackles (five) in a standout game for the Kangaroos.

  • Q3 05:59

    North Melbourne finally get a score from a centre bounce clearance and another forward 50 mark from Ben Brown. Waite and Brown now have a combined nine forward 50 marks and five goals (Essendon has taken five forward 50 marks).

  • Q3 05:16

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q3 04:20

    Anthony McDonaldTipungwuti has been dangerous for Essendon today with three goals, one score assist and is the team leader for pressure acts.

  • Q3 03:49

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q3 02:31

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q3 02:31

    A couple of early misses to start the third quarter from both teams, with the clearances (2617 in favor of Essendon) threatening to become a problem for North Melbourne.

  • Q3 01:21

    BEHINDBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 00:48

    BEHINDBombers (Tom Bellchambers)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:00

    Essendon has generated an inside 50 from 25 percent of its defensive 50 rebounds in 2017 (ranked fourth). Today the Bombers have one inside 50 entry from 28 defensive 50 chains. North has six inside 50s and scored 2.1.(13) from its 19 such chains.

  • Q2 31:00

    In the second quarter, the Kangaroos won the inside 50 count (209), and lead 7-3 for intercept marks, with the Bombers unable to clear the ball from its defensive half.

  • Q2 31:00

    A very good first half from the Kangaroos who have not allowed the Bombers to retain possession in their usual manner (marks 7422 in favour of North). Essendon has relied on six goals from centre bounce clearances and forward 50 turnovers to score.

  • Q2 30:50

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:50

    An excellent set shot from Sam Gibson following another forward 50 mark gives the lead back to the Kangaroos. North Melbourne average 12 forward 50 marks per game, and has been able to take nine such marks in the first half.

  • Q2 29:23

    GOALKangaroos (Sam Gibson)

  • Q2 27:35

    A clever intercept mark by Brendon Goddard launched the last goal for the Bombers. North Melbourne now lead 6821 in marks taken and has completely dismantled the ball movement of Essendon.

  • Q2 27:17

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)
    On the Run (Over 50m, Left Side)

  • Q2 24:39

    North Melbourne average ten contested marks per game, and currently lead this count 125.

  • Q2 22:47

    BEHINDKangaroos (Cameron Zurhaar)

  • Q2 22:47

    North Melbourne lead in forward 50 tackles (112), with this pressure contributing to the poor disposal efficiency of the Bombers.

  • Q2 20:48

    BEHINDBombers (Brendon Goddard)

  • Q2 19:30

    Essendon InterchangeMartin Gleeson off due to an injury.

  • Q2 19:25

    Three of the last four goals now to North Melbourne who is able to launch attacks from Essendon turnovers. The Bombers now lead clanger kicks (136) and have kicking efficiency of just 55 percent.

  • Q2 19:16

    GOALKangaroos (Aaron Mullett)

  • Q2 17:36

    North Melbourne has had the last nine inside 50 entries (and 12 of the last 13), with Essendon unable to clear the ball.

  • Q2 16:38

    North Melbourne InterchangeAndrew Swallow replaces Nathan Hrovat due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 15:28

    Essendon average 106 marks per game, but has been restricted to only 17 marks half way through the second quarter (North Melbourne has taken 45).

  • Q2 13:57

    Sam Durdin has now taken as many intercept marks as Essendon (four).

  • Q2 12:59

    North Melbourne lead in intercept marks (84) and tackles (20-18), and is doing well to disrupt the ball movement of the Bombers.

  • Q2 12:23

    North Melbourne InterchangeLuke McDonald off due to an injury.

  • Q2 09:45

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q2 09:45

    The goal to McDonaldTipungwuti was the first for the Bombers not to come from a centre bounce clearance or forward 50 intercept.

  • Q2 08:05

    Another mark and goal to Ben Brown following a defensive half intercept by the Kangaroos. North Melbourne lead in scores from defensive half chains 3.1.(19) to 0.1.(1).

  • Q2 07:43

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q2 06:30

    North Melbourne lead forward 50 marks (64) and has scored 4.2.(26) from its set shots at goal with Ben Brown and Jarrad Waite very dangerous.

  • Q2 05:53

    GOALKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q2 04:14

    Essendon lead the centre clearances (83), and has scored 3.1.(19) to nil from this source.

  • Q2 03:30

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 01:59

    The Bombers get the first goal of the second quarter, and their third of the game from a forward 50 turnover. James Stewart recorded an equal careerhigh of 21 disposals last round, including three goal assists.

  • Q2 01:53

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 31:39

    Taylor Garner had a gamehigh nine disposals at 100 percent efficiency and with an equal game-high four score involvements in the opening quarter for the Kangaroos.

  • Q1 31:39

    Essendon was very sloppy in the first quarter, leading in clanger kicks (94), while also conceding more free kicks (2-6) and 50 metres penalties (0-2).

  • Q1 31:39

    A terrific first quarter by the inexperienced Kangaroos who matched Essendon for contested possessions (3937), and then used the ball more effectively (kicking efficiency 68 percent to 54 percent).

  • Q1 31:29

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 31:25

    BEHINDKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q1 30:22

    North Melbourne lead 3511 in marks, with the Bombers not able to retain possession when they have the ball or disrupt the Kangaroos ball movement.

  • Q1 27:07

    A strong forward 50 mark and accurate set shot from Jarrad Waite gives the lead back to North Melbourne. Waite has kicked nine goals straight now in his last two and a quarter games.

  • Q1 26:52

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q1 24:07

    Some good forward half pressure by the Bombers set up their fourth goal. Over the past four weeks, Essendon has scored from 45 percent of its forward half intercepts (ranked No.1 in this period).

  • Q1 23:37

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)
    On the Run (15-30m, Right Side)

  • Q1 23:00

    BEHINDBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q1 21:51

    North Melbourne has had nine of the last 11 inside 50 entries, and is doing well to keep the ball in its half of the ground.

  • Q1 18:41

    A bad defensive 50 turnover by the Kangaroos gifts the Bombers their third goal. Essendon has averaged ten points from forward 50 turnovers this season (ranked 8th).

  • Q1 18:21

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q1 17:57

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 16:42

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 15:21

    GOALKangaroos (Jarrad Waite)

  • Q1 15:21

    A third goal for the Kangaroos, this time from the enigmatic Jarrad Waite with a banana kick. This season Waite is averaging equal careerhighs for score involvements (eight) and pressure acts (14).

  • Q1 14:12

    North Melbourne leads the contested possessions (169), tackles (6-3) and effective disposals (34-20) in an impressive start.

  • Q1 13:14

    BEHINDKangaroos (Sam Gibson)

  • Q1 12:25

    BEHINDKangaroos (Ben Brown)

  • Q1 10:41

    An excellent goal from Taylor Garner in the forward pocket gives the Kangaroos their second of the game. This goal came from a defensive half chain from which North Melbourne averages 34 points (ranked 8th).

  • Q1 10:18

    GOALKangaroos (Taylor Garner)

  • Q1 09:13

    A sloppy start from the Bombers who have already recorded five clanger kicks. Essendon average 23 such kicks per game (the fifth most).

  • Q1 06:31

    The first goal for Essendon came from a centre bounce clearance. The Bombers average 12 points from this source (ranked fifth).

  • Q1 05:00

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q1 04:06

    North Melbourne gets the opening goal of the game through the debutant Josh Williams following a turnover by the Bombers in the defensive 50. The Kangaroos average 29 points from forward half intercepts (ranked 14th).

  • Q1 03:54

    GOALKangaroos (Josh Williams)

  • Q1 03:31

    Shaun Higgins opens the scoring with a behind. The Kangaroos have retained possession from 61 percent of kicks into the forward 50 by Higgins this season, which is the highest percentage of the top25 kicks inside 50 in the competition.

  • Q1 03:03

    BEHINDKangaroos (Shaun Higgins)

  • Q1 00:46

    The Kangaroos who won the opening centre bounce clearance, have generated a score from 32 percent of their centre bounce clearances this season (ranked No.1).

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Robbie Tarrant is a late out for the Kangaroos, with Josh Williams included to become the tenth player to debut for the Kangaroos in 2017. The speedy Williams has averaged 15 disposals, three inside 50s and four score involvements in the VFL.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Kangaroos have the lowest kickto-handball ratio in the defensive half, but have been direct once they have kicked, with 93 percent of general play kicks directed forward (ranked No.1) and 43 percent of kicks being long (ranked second).

  • Q0 00:00

    The Bombers have been ball hogs this season, ranked third for disposal differential and second for marks. In contrast, the Kangaroos are ranked last in both measures.

  • Q0 00:00

    When these two teams met in Round 16 of 2015, the Kangaroos won by 25 points with Todd Goldstein and Jack Ziebell sharing five Brownlow medal votes. Both these players (for differing reasons) have not been selected today.

  • Q0 00:00

    The North Melbourne roobuild continues today with the debut of Nick Larkey (a competition-high ninth debutant). The 198cm Larkey has kicked 21 goals in ten VFL games this season including four in his last appearance.

  • Q0 00:-20

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  • Q0 00:-24

    Ins for Kangaroos: J.Williams, S.Durdin, N.Larkey, T.Dumont, R.Clarke, J.Waite

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Kangaroos: R.Tarrant, M.Hibberd, L.Thomas, C.Wagner, T.Goldstein, J.Ziebell

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: J.Watson, J.Laverde

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: C.Bird, J.Green

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v North Melbourne Round 18 clash.

Match report: Cale fuels Bombers' late surge

Ben Collins  July 22, 2017 7:35 PM

Highlights: Essendon v North Melbourne The Bombers and Kangaroos clash in round 18
Bomber Cale Hooker booted four of his five goals in the last quarter

Bomber Cale Hooker booted four of his five goals in the last quarter

A CALE Hooker-inspired Essendon continues to gather momentum in its quest for a return to the finals, eventually shaking off an undermanned North Melbourne to win a high-scoring shootout by 27 points at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Bombers were well below their best for much of the afternoon before posting a third successive win in a season for the first time in three years to keep themselves in the mix for a top-eight berth, triumphing 20.12 (132) to 16.9 (105) in front of a crowd of 40,359.

Full match coverage and stats

There were 13 lead changes before key forward Hooker exploded with four goals in the final term as the Dons made up for a sluggish start with a strong finish. 

Hooker, who bagged an equal career-high five goals, was one of a handful of dangerous forwards of all shapes and sizes at either end. 

WATCH: Hooker comes to the fore in the fourth

Diminutive teammates Orazio Fantasia (four goals) and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (three) posed most problems in the first three quarters, while at the other end Jarrad Waite (four) was terrific on his return from a calf injury.

Roo Ben Brown (also an equal career-high six goals) handed Michael Hurley one of his few beatings this year to join the Coleman Medal leaders, Swans superstar Lance Franklin and Bomber Joe Daniher, with 47 goals for the year.

Five talking points: Essendon v North Melbourne

The inexperienced Kangaroos were admirable in defeat, but the result condemned them to a seventh successive loss in a season for the first time since 1984.

The Roos – already missing several experienced players including banged-up skipper Jack Ziebell, who was rested, and omitted ruckman Todd Goldstein – took another serious hit pre-game when star defender Robbie Tarrant was withdrawn after suffering a back injury during the warm-up. 

In Tarrant's absence, Scott Thompson did an admirable job on the in-form Daniher, restricting the big Bomber to just 2.1. 

Essendon coach John Worsfold was pleased that his side was able to grind out a win after being beaten early.

"What I was rapt with was that we stayed in that contest the whole time. We knew we needed to get a bit better at it and wore them down in the end," Worsfold said at his post-match press conference. 

Kangaroos counterpart Brad Scott was naturally proud of his team's performance against the odds, but was still disappointed about the result. 

"I was absolutely rapt with the effort and the urgency, and I was really proud of the guys," Scott said. 

"To give ourselves a really good chance to win today under the circumstances was terrific. We learnt a lot about a lot of players and it's all positive."

An upset loss would have dealt a savage blow to the Bombers' finals hopes, and it looked possible for much of the afternoon.

This was completely unexpected given North boasted seven players with fewer than 10 games experience, including two more debutants (10 for the season) in key forward Nick Larkey and runner Josh Williams, the latter scoring the opening goal of the game with his first kick after just three minutes. 

Essendon's kicking skills were off early and North rattled on three of the first four goals to lead by 15 points midway through the first term.

The Roos should have led by more than two points at half-time, considering they were dominating the inside 50s (35-23), uncontested marks (62-17), disposals (214-178) and uncontested possession (134-107).

Essendon came out harder after half-time and snared three quick goals to lead by 15 points midway through the third quarter before North responded with three in three minutes to reduce the margin to a point. 

The Bombers then piled on eight of the next nine goals to lead by as much as 34 points to cruise to victory.

"The areas that we really did address (at half-time) was that contest stuff, and getting outside the contest, not just doing the work on the inside," Worsfold said.

"But we were also tackling poorly in that first half (and) we wanted to bring some more pressure ... we just needed to stick it out, and we did that and it slowly got better throughout the game."

Essendon's saving grace for much of the contest was its ascendancy around stoppages, and that's where returning veteran Jobe Watson (27 possessions and seven clearances) played a key role, while Zach Merrett (a game-high 33 touches and nine clearances) and Dyson Heppell (26 disposals, seven clearances and two goals) were typically prolific.

North runners Trent Dumont (28 and a goal), Sam Gibson (28 and a goal), acting captain Shaun Higgins and (23) and Luke McDonald (22) were also prominent in a brave North Melbourne performance.

Goldstein's omission cleared the way for Majak Daw to lead North's ruck division and the athletic big man had a good duel with Tom Bellchambers, both amassing 34 hit-outs and providing some telling tap work. 

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon: 
Martin Gleeson hurt his left elbow in the second term but had the arm strapped and played out the rest of the game.

North Melbourne: Robbie Tarrant pulled out after experiencing back spasms before the game, but will be available next week. Ex-skipper Andrew Swallow was hammered early in a front-on tackle by Jobe Watson but recovered to play out the game strongly. First-gamer Nick Larkey tweaked a knee during a marking attempt but is also expected to be OK.

NEXT UP 
Essendon has the luxury of an eight-day break before again fronting up to Etihad Stadium where they will take on the reigning premiers, the Western Bulldogs, in a crucial clash for both clubs. The Kangaroos will host another finals aspirant in Melbourne at Blundstone Arena.

ESSENDON                      4.2     8.3     13.8     20.12     (132)
NORTH MELBOURNE     4.4     8.5     12.7      16.9      (105)
 

GOALS
Essendon: Hooker 5, Fantasia 4, McDonald-Tipungwuti 3, Stewart 2, Daniher 2, Heppell 2, Parish, Zaharakis
North Melbourne: Brown 6, Waite 4, Williams, Garner, Mullett, Gibson, Dumont, Swallow 

BEST 
Essendon: Merrett, Watson, Hooker, Heppell, Fantasia, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Goddard
North Melbourne: Higgins, Garner, Dumont, McDonald, Brown, Waite 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Martin Gleeson (left elbow)
North Melbourne: Robbie Tarrant (back) replaced in selected side by Josh Williams

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Fisher, Fleer, Pannell 

Official crowd: 40,359 at Etihad Stadium

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Cale Hooker 13 5 18 9 1 1 1 1 5 2 111
2 Dyson Heppell 15 11 26 2 0 2 2 5 2 0 101
3 David Zaharakis 16 11 27 2 0 0 0 4 1 2 100
4 Zach Merrett 11 22 33 2 0 1 0 3 0 0 96
5 Brendon Goddard 12 13 25 7 0 1 0 2 0 1 93
6 Jobe Watson 7 20 27 2 0 2 1 4 0 0 82
7 Orazio Fantasia 8 4 12 4 0 1 2 4 4 1 80
8 Joe Daniher 10 3 13 3 9 0 1 3 2 1 76
9 Michael Hurley 14 7 21 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 69
10 Tom Bellchambers 7 3 10 3 34 2 4 2 0 1 69
11 Darcy Parish 11 12 23 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 68
12 Michael Hartley 10 4 14 7 0 0 2 3 0 0 65
13 Martin Gleeson 11 4 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 64
14 James Stewart 6 3 9 4 0 2 1 2 2 2 57
15 David Myers 6 15 21 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 57
16 Andrew McGrath 6 6 12 2 0 1 1 5 0 0 54
17 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 7 4 11 2 0 2 3 2 3 0 54
18 James Kelly 1 11 12 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 48
19 Mark Baguley 4 6 10 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 47
20 Travis Colyer 6 8 14 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 46
21 Jayden Laverde 3 8 11 3 0 2 0 2 0 1 45
22 Conor McKenna 7 3 10 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 35

North Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Taylor Garner 17 8 25 10 0 1 1 7 1 0 129
2 Ben Brown 12 1 13 9 1 3 0 3 6 2 119
3 Trent Dumont 14 14 28 5 0 3 0 3 1 0 106
4 Sam Gibson 19 9 28 7 0 0 1 1 1 1 104
5 Shaun Atley 11 14 25 8 0 1 0 3 0 1 99
6 Majak Daw 4 10 14 4 33 3 1 5 0 0 97
7 Shaun Higgins 15 8 23 4 0 2 2 5 0 1 90
8 Jarrad Waite 12 2 14 8 0 0 2 1 4 2 88
9 Sam Durdin 14 4 18 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 81
10 Nathan Hrovat 11 10 21 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 79
11 Luke McDonald 14 8 22 7 0 2 2 1 0 0 79
12 Aaron Mullett 15 1 16 3 0 1 0 4 1 0 79
13 Scott D. Thompson 11 5 16 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 75
14 Declan Mountford 9 5 14 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 69
15 Josh Williams 7 7 14 6 0 0 2 3 1 0 65
16 Andrew Swallow 7 13 20 2 0 1 2 2 1 0 62
17 Ben Cunnington 9 9 18 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 61
18 Ryan Clarke 10 9 19 6 0 0 3 0 0 0 57
19 Daniel Nielson 5 6 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 42
20 Jy Simpkin 3 5 8 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 37
21 Cameron Zurhaar 6 4 10 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 34
22 Nick Larkey 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
23 Robbie Tarrant 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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 Cale Hooker 26 13 5 18 8 10 72 3 9 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 3 5 2 0 71 87 111
2 Dyson Heppell 21 15 11 26 12 14 84 4 2 1 0 0 7 6 1 2 2 2 5 0 0 8 2 0 1 100 74 101
3 David Zaharakis 11 16 11 27 5 22 63 0 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 4 2 1 5 1 2 1 33 79 100
4 Zach Merrett 7 11 22 33 14 19 72 1 2 0 0 0 9 2 7 1 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 76 96
5 Brendon Goddard 9 12 13 25 6 17 76 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 2 2 4 0 1 2 0 85 93
6 Jobe Watson 4 7 20 27 14 14 59 4 2 0 0 0 7 5 2 0 2 1 4 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 73 82
7 Orazio Fantasia 13 8 4 12 2 10 66 5 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1 0 2 4 1 1 66 84 80
8 Joe Daniher 6 10 3 13 8 6 46 6 3 1 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 2 0 3 2 1 1 66 92 76
9 Michael Hurley 18 14 7 21 8 13 57 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 97 69
10 Tom Bellchambers 2 7 3 10 8 2 60 6 3 1 0 34 5 0 5 2 2 4 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 86 69
11 Darcy Parish 3 11 12 23 12 11 82 3 0 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 0 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 2 100 74 68
12 Michael Hartley 36 10 4 14 3 11 92 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 8 0 1 0 0 1 0 96 65
13 Martin Gleeson 8 11 4 15 4 9 80 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 83 64
14 James Stewart 17 6 3 9 6 5 77 1 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 3 2 2 0 50 92 57
15 David Myers 23 6 15 21 16 7 81 2 1 0 0 0 5 3 2 0 1 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 71 57
16 Andrew McGrath 1 6 6 12 8 4 58 4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 54
17 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 7 4 11 5 7 81 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 3 2 0 0 3 3 0 1 100 82 54
18 James Kelly 47 1 11 12 5 7 75 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 48
19 Mark Baguley 12 4 6 10 4 8 70 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90 47
20 Travis Colyer 32 6 8 14 8 6 78 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 77 46
21 Jayden Laverde 33 3 8 11 4 10 72 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 68 45
22 Conor McKenna 45 7 3 10 2 7 70 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 75 35

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 Taylor Garner 27 17 8 25 9 16 80 2 10 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 1 4 1 0 0 33 84 129
2 Ben Brown 50 12 1 13 10 4 69 3 9 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 0 1 6 2 0 66 100 119
3 Trent Dumont 14 14 14 28 12 16 67 2 5 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 3 0 3 3 0 6 1 0 0 100 82 106
4 Sam Gibson 43 19 9 28 5 20 85 1 7 0 1 0 2 0 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 50 85 104
5 Shaun Atley 18 11 14 25 6 18 72 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 8 0 1 1 0 81 99
6 Majak Daw 38 4 10 14 9 6 50 2 4 2 1 33 1 1 0 0 3 1 5 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 90 97
7 Shaun Higgins 4 15 8 23 9 14 69 4 4 0 0 0 6 4 2 1 2 2 5 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 83 90
8 Jarrad Waite 30 12 2 14 4 9 64 3 8 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0 1 4 2 1 66 83 88
9 Sam Durdin 24 14 4 18 2 15 77 2 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 83 81
10 Nathan Hrovat 8 11 10 21 6 15 61 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 82 79
11 Luke McDonald 11 14 8 22 9 14 72 5 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 79
12 Aaron Mullett 17 15 1 16 1 11 93 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 100 85 79
13 Scott D. Thompson 16 11 5 16 7 7 87 1 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 100 75
14 Declan Mountford 42 9 5 14 6 11 92 0 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 3 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 74 69
15 Josh Williams 36 7 7 14 0 15 92 4 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 100 78 65
16 Andrew Swallow 9 7 13 20 13 7 95 2 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 100 67 62
17 Ben Cunnington 10 9 9 18 10 7 44 7 2 0 0 0 6 3 3 0 0 2 4 2 0 5 0 0 1 0 74 61
18 Ryan Clarke 13 10 9 19 5 16 68 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 57
19 Daniel Nielson 26 5 6 11 6 5 54 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 82 42
20 Jy Simpkin 21 3 5 8 2 6 100 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 74 37
21 Cameron Zurhaar 44 6 4 10 4 7 70 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 67 34
22 Nick Larkey 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 2
23 Robbie Tarrant 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Andrew McGrath,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Martin Gleeson

HB

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • James Kelly

C

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Brendon Goddard

HF

  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Travis Colyer

F

  • James Stewart,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • Jobe Watson,
  • Darcy Parish

I/C

  • David Zaharakis,
  • David Myers,
  • Jayden Laverde,
  • Conor McKenna

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

North Melbourne

B

  • Josh Williams,
  • Sam Durdin,
  • Daniel Nielson

HB

  • Nick Larkey,
  • Scott D. Thompson,
  • Aaron Mullett

C

  • Shaun Atley,
  • Trent Dumont,
  • Ryan Clarke

HF

  • Luke McDonald,
  • Jarrad Waite,
  • Taylor Garner

F

  • Jy Simpkin,
  • Ben Brown,
  • Nathan Hrovat

Fol

  • Majak Daw,
  • Shaun Higgins,
  • Ben Cunnington

I/C

  • Andrew Swallow,
  • Declan Mountford,
  • Sam Gibson,
  • Cameron Zurhaar

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Last updated: 4:58pm Saturday, July 22, 2017