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  • Essendon v Fremantle
  • Round 23 - 13:10 AEST, Aug 27, 2017
  • Etihad Stadium
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  • Goals 16
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 107

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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 92

Worsfold: 'It won't be about one final'

John Worsfold says it's a significant achievement to reach September but it doesn't end there

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Essendon

  • Q1
    4.3
    (27)
  • Q2
    8.5
    (53)
  • Q3
    14.8
    (92)
  • Q4
    16.11
    (107)
  • Q1
    3.1
    (19)
  • Q2
    5.3
    (33)
  • Q3
    9.6
    (60)
  • Q4
    14.8
    (92)

Fremantle

Stats

  • 415
  • 242
  • 173
  • 28
  • 42
  • 17
  • 25
  • 63
  • 12
  • 147
  • 57
  • 40
  • 87
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 325
  • 179
  • 146
  • 15
  • 32
  • 15
  • 17
  • 44
  • 11
  • 127
  • 64
  • 40
  • 86

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:45

    The Bombers hang on for a wobbly but important 15 point win to advance to the finals. Fan favourite Jobe Watson finished with a gamehigh 20 contested possessions. Watson has only bettered this mark once in his career.

  • Q4 29:35

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:15

    BEHINDDockers (Stephen Hill)

  • Q4 29:10

    BEHINDDockers (Stephen Hill)

  • Q4 26:10

    The 4030 advantage in clearances the Bombers have has been driven by a 15-6 lead in hitouts to advantage. Tom Bellchambers has had all of these hitouts.

  • Q4 25:54

    BEHINDDockers (Rushed)

  • Q4 22:09

    Fremantle has continued to disrupt the Essendon ball movement, and lead in spoils (4424), including a 17-9 advantage in spoils gaining possession.

  • Q4 21:26

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 20:05

    A careerhigh four goals to James Stewart who has now kicked 22 goals for the Bombers this season.

  • Q4 19:48

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q4 17:44

    GOALDockers (Brennan Cox)

  • Q4 17:44

    Fremantle lead forward 50 marks 60 in the final quarter. The inside 50 count is only 10-8 in favor of the Dockers, who are moving the ball more effectively.

  • Q4 16:04

    Fremantle has won six of the last eight clearances, as the game continues to swing with the team winning in this area.

  • Q4 14:14

    GOALBombers (Heath Hocking)

  • Q4 14:14

    A crumbing goal from Heath Hocking ends the Docker streak of five goals. Hocking has had four score involvements (including two goals) as a late replacement for Cale Hooker.

  • Q4 13:35

    BEHINDBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q4 13:09

    BEHINDBombers (Joshua Begley)

  • Q4 11:08

    GOALDockers (Hayden Ballantyne)

  • Q4 11:08

    Five goals in a row to the Dockers who are picking holes in a fading Bomber defence. Fremantle has generated eight inside 50 entries from nine chains in the final quarter, with Essendon unable to disrupt the Docker ball movement.

  • Q4 07:02

    GOALDockers (Hayden Crozier)

  • Q4 06:55

    Fremantle leads the inside 50 count 62 in the final quarter, and has taken three forward 50 marks already. The Dockers had only taken four such marks in the first three quarters.

  • Q4 06:32

    Fremantle InterchangeHarley Bennell off due to an injury.

  • Q4 04:18

    GOALDockers (Harley Bennell)

  • Q4 04:18

    A spectacular torpedo goal from Harley Bennell makes it three goals in a row to the Dockers. Bennell has had four disposals early in the final quarter, including one goal and one assist.

  • Q4 03:10

    Fremantle InterchangeHayden Ballantyne off due to an injury.

  • Q4 01:45

    Matt Taberner has taken a gamehigh four contested marks (three of these inside 50) and continues to cause Essendon problems.

  • Q4 01:31

    GOALDockers (Matt Taberner)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 31:43

    Fremantle scored a wasteful 1.3.(9) in the third quarter from centre bounce clearances, after not scoring from this source in the first half.

  • Q3 31:43

    After Fremantle challenged early in the quarter, a five goal burst by the Bombers has given them a 32 point lead at three quarter time. Tom Bellchambers launched three Essendon scores in the third quarter, with the clearances pivotal in this game.

  • Q3 31:43

    Jobe Watson continues to wind back the clock with a gamehigh 18 contested possessions to three quarter time. No other Essendon player has won more than eight contested possessions.

  • Q3 31:33

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 31:04

    The Bombers now lead the free kick count 2411, and free kicks for holding the ball 5-0. Essendon has applied good forward half pressure, and lead forward 50 tackles 7-2.

  • Q3 29:43

    BEHINDBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q3 28:41

    After Fremantle won the first eight clearances of the quarter, Essendon has steadied to win 8 of the last 11 and regain control of the game. Jobe Watson has a gamehigh eight clearances.

  • Q3 26:11

    BEHINDDockers (Harley Bennell)

  • Q3 25:29

    Hayden Ballantyne has had an equal teamhigh four score involvements (including the last goal), and contributed four tackles and 11 disposals for the Dockers.

  • Q3 25:01

    GOALDockers (Hayden Ballantyne)

  • Q3 23:29

    Essendon has kicked five goals with its last 16 kicks and during this period Fremantle has had just one effective kick.

  • Q3 23:00

    GOALBombers (Heath Hocking)

  • Q3 22:08

    BEHINDBombers (David Myers)

  • Q3 20:28

    BEHINDDockers (Rushed)

  • Q3 19:34

    Zach Merrett now has a careerhigh four goals, and game-highs for metres gained (469) and disposals (25).

  • Q3 19:25

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q3 18:14

    Three goals in three minutes gives the Bombers a gamehigh 26 point lead.

  • Q3 18:02

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q3 16:04

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q3 15:23

    Both of the Essendon goals this quarter have comes from chains starting in the defensive half. Jayden Laverde had scored five behinds this season prior to the last goal.

  • Q3 15:03

    GOALBombers (Jayden Laverde)

  • Q3 12:33

    A centre bounce goal to the Dockers who have taken control of the stoppages in the third quarter. Fremantle has won all seven clearances and scored two goals from this source in the third quarter.

  • Q3 12:00

    GOALDockers (Tommy Sheridan)

  • Q3 10:43

    GOALDockers (Brennan Cox)

  • Q3 10:43

    Some sloppy work in the defensive 50 by the Bombers was punished by the last goal to the Dockers. Fremantle has now scored 2.1.(13) from forward half intercepts.

  • Q3 08:09

    BEHINDDockers (Hayden Ballantyne)

  • Q3 07:03

    Essendon has already targeted Joe Daniher with 14 of its kicks inside 50. This is the most the times he has been the target of such a kick this season.

  • Q3 06:37

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q3 06:13

    Fremantle has won the first five clearances to start the third quarter, after conceding a 2312 advantage to the Bombers in the first half.

  • Q3 03:58

    The first goal of the third quarter goes to Nat Fyfe and the Dockers, and it is their second of the day from a forward 50 stoppage. Fremantle average just six points per game from this source (ranked second last).

  • Q3 03:52

    GOALDockers (Nat Fyfe)
    Snap (30-40m, Left Side)

  • Q3 01:39

    An early missed set shot from a Joe Daniher free kick to start the third quarter. Essendon leads the free kick count 198, and Daniher has now scored 2.3.(15) from his set shots at goal.

  • Q3 01:23

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 28:46

    Jobe Watson has won a gamehigh 11 contested possessions in the first half. Only two times in his career has Watson won more contested possessions in the first half of a game.

  • Q2 28:46

    Essendon lead the contested possession count 7763. The Dockers have 12 players who have won two or less contested possessions, while the Bombers have only six such players.

  • Q2 28:46

    Fremantle has been a lot stronger defensively this week, and lead in spoils (2113), smothers (4-2), intercept marks (7-6) and pressure acts.

  • Q2 28:46

    Zach Merrett has again been prominent with an equal gamehigh 20 disposals, and his five score involvements include two goals and two assists.

  • Q2 28:46

    Essendon has not scored any of its goals from chains starting in the defensive half. Fremantle has scored three of its five goals from such chains.

  • Q2 28:46

    Essendon doing enough in the first half to have a gamehigh 20 point lead against a competitive Fremantle team. The Bombers have used a 23-12 advantage in clearances to generate a 35-19 lead in inside 50 entries.

  • Q2 28:36

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 25:33

    GOALBombers (Joshua Begley)

  • Q2 24:33

    The absence of Cale Hooker up forward is showing for the Bombers, who have found Fremantle defenders with their kicks inside 50. The Dockers lead 41 in defensive 50 intercept marks.

  • Q2 21:48

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 20:02

    BEHINDDockers (Hayden Crozier)

  • Q2 19:21

    Jobe Watson has won a teamhigh ten contested possession for Essendon. No other Bomber has won more than five.

  • Q2 17:33

    Matt Taberner has now taken eight forward 50 marks this season against Essendon, and has taken six such marks against all other teams.

  • Q2 17:18

    BEHINDDockers (Matt Taberner)

  • Q2 16:01

    The Bombers have now scored 4.2.(26) from 14 forward half intercepts. Fremantle has scored 1.1.(7) from six forward half intercepts.

  • Q2 15:40

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 14:51

    Essendon has scored 3.3.(21) from its set shots at goal, while Fremantle has scored an accurate 3.0.(18) from its set shots.

  • Q2 14:40

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 11:03

    Essendon has only retained possession from 36 percent of its inside 50 entries, while Fremantle has retained possession from 62 percent of its entries. Neither team has taken an uncontested mark in the forward 50.

  • Q2 09:02

    Two goals now to the experienced ruck Griffin who was brought back into the team to replace the suspended Sean Darcy. Essendon currently lead the hitouts to advantage 72.

  • Q2 08:19

    GOALDockers (Jonathon Griffin)
    On the Run (0-15m, Corridor)

  • Q2 06:50

    A strong contested mark and goal to Taberner gives the Dockers their first forward 50 mark of the game. Taberner took a careerhigh six such marks against the Bombers earlier in the season.

  • Q2 06:40

    GOALDockers (Matt Taberner)

  • Q2 06:09

    Essendon InterchangeMartin Gleeson replaces Mark Baguley due to the blood rule.

  • Q2 03:15

    Another hot start to the quarter from the Bombers, who have again registered multiple goals before the Dockers have recorded an effective kick.

  • Q2 02:27

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)
    Snap (15-30m, Left Side)

  • Q2 01:22

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)
    Snap (30-40m, Left Side)

  • Q2 01:22

    The clearances are becoming a problem for the Dockers, with Essendon now leading this count 158, and the last clearance launched the goal to Merrett.

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 32:08

    Fremantle did not take a mark in the forward 50 in the opening quarter, and average only nine such marks per game (ranked last). The Dockers took a seasonhigh 23 forward 50 marks against the Bombers when they met earlier in the year.

  • Q1 32:08

    Essendon has won the clearances (137), but both teams have scored two goals from this source. The Dockers have generated 42 percent of their scores this season from clearances, which is the highest percentage of any team.

  • Q1 32:08

    After a typical fast start, the Bombers lead at quarter time by eight points. Essendon has scored more heavily than any other team in the first ten minutes of games this season, and this trend continued today with three early goals.

  • Q1 31:58

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 28:53

    Three of the last four goals now to the Dockers who have worked back well into the game. Fremantle lead groundball gets (25-20) with its senior midfielders on top in this area.

  • Q1 28:33

    GOALDockers (Jonathon Griffin)

  • Q1 26:39

    Nat Fyfe currently leads all players for contested possessions (seven), and has won three of the six Fremantle clearances.

  • Q1 23:13

    The goal to Joe Daniher was the second the Bombers have sourced from a forward half intercept. Last week Fremantle conceded 10.0.(60) to Richmond from this source.

  • Q1 23:07

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 21:23

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 18:38

    An excellent snap from Sheridan gives the Dockers their second goal, and this one came from a forward 50 stoppage. Essendon has conceded the fourth most points this season from such stoppages.

  • Q1 18:30

    GOALDockers (Tommy Sheridan)

  • Q1 16:52

    BEHINDDockers (Rushed)

  • Q1 14:13

    An early missed set shot at goal from Bomber favourite Jobe Watson. This season Watson has now kicked an inaccurate 2.7 from his shots at goal.

  • Q1 13:33

    BEHINDBombers (Jobe Watson)

  • Q1 13:02

    Essendon InterchangeJames Kelly replaces Patrick Ambrose due to the blood rule.

  • Q1 10:21

    GOALDockers (Nat Fyfe)

  • Q1 10:07

    After Essendon had the first five inside 50 entries to start the game, Fremantle has had the last four inside 50s leading into the free kick shot at goal to Nat Fyfe.

  • Q1 05:58

    GOALBombers (Tom Bellchambers)

  • Q1 05:01

    A great start for the Bombers who have won the first three clearances, and had the first four inside 50s, and first three scores. Fremantle is yet to register an effective kick.

  • Q1 03:32

    The second goal to the Bombers came from the centre bounce. Essendon averages 14 points from centre bounces this season (ranked second).

  • Q1 03:14

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q1 02:07

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q1 02:07

    The two opening scores of the game go the Bombers and both have come from forward half intercepts. Essendon has scored from 38 percent of its forward half intercepts this season (ranked first).

  • Q1 01:02

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Lachie Neale is back in the team today for the Dockers. Neale has had more scoreboard impact this season, averaging careerhighs for score involvements (5.9), inside 50s (3.0) and score assists (1.1), along with AFL Player Rating points (15.1).

  • Q0 00:00

    When these two teams met in round seven, the Dockers won by 37 points and Bradley Hill had careerhighs for disposals (37), metres gained (902) and score involvements (13).

  • Q0 00:00

    The Dockers have converted 90 percent of their first possessions wins at a centre bounce into a clearance this season (ranked No.1). Essendon has averaged 14 points from its centre bounce clearances this season (ranked second).

  • Q0 00:00

    The Bombers have been ball hogs this season and averaged 21 more uncontested possessions per game than their opposition (ranked second), while the Dockers in contrast are ranked last in this measure.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon has been fast starters this season, winning the opening quarter by an average of eight points (ranked first). Fremantle has been outscored by an average of ten points in the first quarter (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 Dockers: S.Kersten, L.Neale, J.Griffin, T.Sheridan, S.Collins

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Dockers: R.Nyhuis, C.McCarthy, S.Darcy, G.Logue, J.Deluca

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: J.Watson, T.Colyer

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: C.Bird, J.Green

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v Fremantle Round 23 clash.

Match report: Dons victory earns finals berth

Callum Twomey  August 27, 2017 5:15 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Fremantle The Bombers and Dockers clash in round 23
Essendon's James Kelly punches the ball away from Nat Fyfe

Essendon's James Kelly punches the ball away from Nat Fyfe

ESSENDON is back in the finals after sealing its top-eight position with a 15-point win over Fremantle on Sunday, but it wasn't without a scare.

The Bombers locked themselves into an elimination final with the victory, which will see them return to September for the first time since 2014 as they aim to break a 13-year drought without a finals win.

Full match coverage and stats

They weren't at their best in the 16.11 (107) to 14.8 (92) win over the Dockers, but were able grind out their 12th victory of the home and away season and become the first side since West Coast in 2011 to follow a wooden-spoon season with a finals appearance.

Zach Merrett starred with a career-high haul of four goals from 31 disposals in a best-afield display, while retiring great Jobe Watson was also important at the coalface with 26 disposals and a team-high eight clearances.

WATCH: Merrett marshals the finals pursuit

It wasn't all smooth sailing for the Bombers, however, with Fremantle getting within eight points of their Etihad Stadium hosts midway through the final term. That boilover could have had significant finals repercussions. However, Essendon steadied to get the job done.

Five talking points: Essendon v Fremantle

The team facing the Bombers in their knockout final will fear what the speedy and attacking Dons can produce at their best, but they weren't quite at that level against the Dockers, particularly without key posts Michael Hurley (calf) and Cale Hooker (calf), with Hooker pulling out after experiencing tightness in the warm-up.

It was a grinding win rather than a statement performance by John Worsfold's side, although they were up against a more competitive Fremantle outfit than the one beaten by 104 points in the past two rounds.

James Stewart starred in attack with a four-goal haul, Brendon Goddard patrolled the back half and gathered 32 touches, and in-form midfield pair David Zaharakis (25 disposals) and Dyson Heppell (30) continued their stellar seasons with strong outings.

Worsfold said the Bombers would hit September in good touch.

"I'm really rapt that everyone who has come into the side has played their role and we've covered some key players out," he said.

"Now we've got a couple of weeks to prepare for our next game and that's going to be critical that we do that well."

Skipper Nat Fyfe was Fremantle's best with 24 disposals and two goals, while David Mundy, Lachie Neale and Luke Ryan were also good. Jonathon Griffin battled hard in the ruck and kicked two goals to accompany his 32 hit-outs, while Brennan Cox (two goals) also showed some good signs as a forward.

"We ran out strong, we attacked the game, there's some really good lessons going forward. Our backs ran, our forwards presented, and some of our young players grew and our leaders stood up," Freo coach Ross Lyon said post-match. 

"That was today, so it was really pleasing, and it gives us a message around where you need to be on the edge of the eight."

Essendon got off to a flyer, kicking the first three goals in quick time and looking set to storm to a strong early lead. But unlike the past two weeks, Fremantle showed some fight and bit back, kicking three of the next four goals to only trail by eight points at the first change.

Missing Hooker and injured small pair Orazio Fantasia (hamstring) and Josh Green (foot), the Bombers were forced to restructure their forward set up, with Stewart playing a more prominent role.

Merrett started to dominate proceedings in the second term, kicking two goals from 12 disposals for the quarter. The 21-year-old is Essendon's best and most damaging midfielder, and will hit the finals in great form after controlling the contest against Freo.

But even despite Merrett's 20-disposal first half and the Bombers registering 35 inside 50s to 19, they couldn't quite shake the Dockers, who trailed by only 20 points at the main break. They might not have had the same forward fluency as the Bombers, but Lyon's men scrounged goals when it looked like they were about to be blown away.

Fremantle again posed some questions of the Bombers in the third term and got within eight points at the halfway mark of the quarter, but Essendon responded brilliantly, booting the next five goals and establishing a 32-point buffer at the final change.

They appeared set to cruise home, but nothing can be taken for granted with this Essendon side, particularly given late fadeouts earlier in the season against Sydney and the Brisbane Lions. The Dockers' five-goal final quarter made for a nervous Essendon crowd, but they prevailed to extend their season and are finals-bound.   

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon:
The Bombers were thrown a curveball before the game when Hooker was a very, very late withdrawal with calf tightness in the warm-up. They appeared to get through unscathed after that although David Myers did have some treatment on his shoulder at three-quarter time.

Fremantle: The Dockers didn't seem to have any major injury concerns.

ESSENDON     4.3       8.5       14.8     16.11 (107)
FREMANTLE    3.1       5.3       9.6       14.8 (92)

GOALS
Essendon: Merrett 4, Stewart 4, Daniher 2, Hocking 2, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Bellchambers, Begley, Laverde
Fremantle: Griffin 2, Fyfe 2, Sheridan 2, Taberner 2, Ballantyne 2, Cox 2, Bennell, Crozier

BEST
Essendon: Merrett, Goddard, Watson, Zaharakis, Heppell, Stewart
Fremantle: Fyfe, Mundy, Neale, Ryan, Griffin

INJURIES
Essendon: Hooker (calf, replaced by Hocking)
Fremantle: Nil

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Kamolins, Ryan, Mollison 

Official crowd: 42,665 at Etihad Stadium

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Zach Merrett 21 10 31 6 0 2 0 4 4 1 144
2 Brendon Goddard 21 11 32 15 0 1 2 1 0 0 129
3 Dyson Heppell 16 14 30 7 0 3 0 5 0 1 121
4 Tom Bellchambers 6 10 16 10 38 1 1 1 1 0 114
5 Mark Baguley 17 8 25 9 0 4 2 4 0 0 108
6 David Zaharakis 14 11 25 6 0 1 2 6 0 0 101
7 Martin Gleeson 17 6 23 9 0 1 0 1 0 0 95
8 James Kelly 10 13 23 6 0 0 0 5 0 0 94
9 Jobe Watson 11 15 26 2 0 5 1 3 0 1 84
10 Patrick Ambrose 11 4 15 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 75
11 Conor McKenna 14 7 21 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 74
12 Darcy Parish 7 9 16 3 0 0 1 7 0 0 73
13 Travis Colyer 11 6 17 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 72
14 James Stewart 9 4 13 4 0 0 1 0 4 0 68
15 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 9 6 15 2 0 1 0 4 1 0 68
16 Joe Daniher 10 2 12 5 2 3 3 2 2 3 68
17 David Myers 8 11 19 4 0 0 1 2 0 1 64
18 Andrew McGrath 6 15 21 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 58
19 Jayden Laverde 6 2 8 4 0 0 0 3 1 0 52
20 Heath Hocking 6 3 9 4 0 0 1 1 2 0 49
21 Michael Hartley 7 5 12 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 48
22 Joshua Begley 5 1 6 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 43
23 Cale Hooker 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Fremantle

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 David Mundy 9 16 25 4 0 1 1 10 0 0 109
2 Nat Fyfe 9 15 24 2 0 1 4 6 2 0 88
3 Lachie Neale 10 14 24 5 0 1 0 3 0 0 86
4 Jonathon Griffin 5 3 8 1 32 1 0 4 2 0 85
5 Bradley Hill 14 5 19 5 0 0 0 3 0 0 79
6 Luke Ryan 12 5 17 5 0 1 2 5 0 0 76
7 Nick Suban 4 8 12 4 0 1 1 8 0 0 70
8 Hayden Ballantyne 10 4 14 4 0 0 2 3 2 1 69
9 Brennan Cox 6 5 11 6 6 0 0 1 2 0 68
10 Matt Taberner 9 5 14 9 0 0 4 0 2 1 65
11 Michael Johnson 10 4 14 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 63
12 Cameron Sutcliffe 9 6 15 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 57
13 Stephen Hill 13 6 19 4 0 1 4 1 0 0 56
14 Darcy Tucker 6 5 11 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 53
15 Harley Bennell 10 3 13 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 52
16 Lachie Weller 8 8 16 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 51
17 Ethan Hughes 6 10 16 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 51
18 Joel Hamling 8 5 13 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 49
19 Hayden Crozier 6 5 11 2 0 2 2 2 1 1 45
20 Tommy Sheridan 7 4 11 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 45
21 Sam Collins 3 7 10 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 40
22 Shane Kersten 5 3 8 2 0 0 3 3 0 0 30

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 21 10 31 6 24 71 1 6 0 0 0 4 1 3 3 2 0 4 1 1 6 4 1 2 80 74 144
2 Brendon Goddard 9 21 11 32 5 25 84 4 15 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 2 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 96 129
3 Dyson Heppell 21 16 14 30 11 20 70 3 7 1 1 0 5 1 4 2 3 0 5 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 82 121
4 Tom Bellchambers 2 6 10 16 8 11 100 1 10 3 1 38 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 3 1 0 1 100 86 114
5 Mark Baguley 12 17 8 25 9 17 88 4 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 4 2 4 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 84 108
6 David Zaharakis 11 14 11 25 6 19 84 3 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 6 0 0 5 0 0 1 0 84 101
7 Martin Gleeson 8 17 6 23 5 18 91 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 79 95
8 James Kelly 47 10 13 23 5 16 87 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 94
9 Jobe Watson 4 11 15 26 20 7 53 2 2 0 0 0 9 4 5 0 5 1 3 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 74 84
10 Patrick Ambrose 29 11 4 15 6 10 73 1 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 91 75
11 Conor McKenna 45 14 7 21 3 17 71 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 0 2 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 70 74
12 Darcy Parish 3 7 9 16 10 8 68 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 3 2 0 1 7 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 86 73
13 Travis Colyer 32 11 6 17 7 10 82 1 6 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 77 72
14 James Stewart 17 9 4 13 6 7 76 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 80 88 68
15 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 9 6 15 8 7 73 1 2 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 3 1 0 0 50 80 68
16 Joe Daniher 6 10 2 12 6 5 50 3 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 3 3 2 2 0 3 2 3 1 40 91 68
17 David Myers 23 8 11 19 10 10 57 2 4 1 1 0 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 67 64
18 Andrew McGrath 1 6 15 21 4 17 95 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 80 58
19 Jayden Laverde 33 6 2 8 3 5 62 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 50 76 52
20 Heath Hocking 39 6 3 9 4 6 66 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 2 66 74 49
21 Michael Hartley 36 7 5 12 3 8 91 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 94 48
22 Joshua Begley 16 5 1 6 2 4 66 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 50 80 43
23 Cale Hooker 26 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

Fremantle

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 David Mundy 16 9 16 25 12 14 72 1 4 0 0 0 7 4 3 1 1 1 10 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 73 109
2 Nat Fyfe 7 9 15 24 12 12 83 4 2 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 1 4 6 4 0 4 2 0 0 100 86 88
3 Lachie Neale 27 10 14 24 12 12 79 1 5 0 0 0 7 3 4 1 1 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 75 86
4 Jonathon Griffin 12 5 3 8 4 4 100 0 1 1 0 32 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 100 85 85
5 Bradley Hill 9 14 5 19 4 16 78 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 86 79
6 Luke Ryan 38 12 5 17 7 12 88 2 5 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 1 2 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 76
7 Nick Suban 8 4 8 12 5 7 75 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 8 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 75 70
8 Hayden Ballantyne 1 10 4 14 5 9 78 4 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0 0 3 2 1 0 66 75 69
9 Brennan Cox 36 6 5 11 4 7 72 1 6 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 66 84 68
10 Matt Taberner 20 9 5 14 5 9 71 4 9 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 2 1 0 50 100 65
11 Michael Johnson 37 10 4 14 3 11 71 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 6 1 0 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 88 63
12 Cameron Sutcliffe 33 9 6 15 4 11 80 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 86 57
13 Stephen Hill 32 13 6 19 10 9 73 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 4 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 83 56
14 Darcy Tucker 18 6 5 11 0 11 90 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 78 53
15 Harley Bennell 13 10 3 13 6 8 53 3 4 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 1 50 51 52
16 Lachie Weller 14 8 8 16 2 14 93 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 83 51
17 Ethan Hughes 15 6 10 16 6 10 75 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 87 51
18 Joel Hamling 21 8 5 13 5 8 84 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 49
19 Hayden Crozier 17 6 5 11 6 6 63 4 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 0 3 1 1 0 50 89 45
20 Tommy Sheridan 11 7 4 11 5 6 63 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 66 77 45
21 Sam Collins 40 3 7 10 9 2 50 2 2 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 40
22 Shane Kersten 22 5 3 8 1 6 87 3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 85 30

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • James Kelly,
  • Michael Hartley,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • Andrew McGrath,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Brendon Goddard

C

  • Jobe Watson,
  • Darcy Parish,
  • Jayden Laverde

HF

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Heath Hocking,
  • Martin Gleeson

F

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

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Dyson Heppell

I/C

  • Joshua Begley,
  • David Myers,
  • Travis Colyer,
  • Conor McKenna

No Late Change

In

  • Jobe Watson,
  • Travis Colyer

Out

  • Josh Green (Foot),
  • Craig Bird (Omitted)

Fremantle

B

  • Ethan Hughes,
  • Joel Hamling,
  • Sam Collins

HB

  • Lachie Weller,
  • Michael Johnson,
  • Darcy Tucker

C

  • Hayden Crozier,
  • Nat Fyfe,
  • Bradley Hill

HF

  • Cameron Sutcliffe,
  • Matt Taberner,
  • Tommy Sheridan

F

  • Hayden Ballantyne,
  • Shane Kersten,
  • Nick Suban

Fol

  • Jonathon Griffin,
  • Stephen Hill,
  • David Mundy

I/C

  • Harley Bennell,
  • Lachie Neale,
  • Brennan Cox,
  • Luke Ryan

No Late Change

In

  • Sam Collins,
  • Tommy Sheridan,
  • Shane Kersten,
  • Jonathon Griffin,
  • Lachie Neale

Out

  • Griffin Logue (Omitted),
  • Ryan Nyhuis (Omitted),
  • Sean Darcy (Suspension),
  • Joshua Deluca (Omitted),
  • Cam McCarthy (Omitted)

Milestones:

  • Cameron Sutcliffe  - Played 100th game

Last updated: 4:10pm Sunday, August 27, 2017