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  • Western Bulldogs v Essendon
  • Round 3 - 15:20 AEST, Apr 08, 2018
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 18° Partly cloudy
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  • Goals 14
  • Behinds 20
  • Total 104

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  • Goals 12
  • Behinds 11
  • Total 83

'Players in self preservation mode'

Essendon coach John Worsfold has taken aim at his under performing side following their 21 point defeat to the Western Bulldogs

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Western Bulldogs

  • Q1
    3.9
    (27)
  • Q2
    8.10
    (58)
  • Q3
    11.16
    (82)
  • Q4
    14.20
    (104)
  • Q1
    3.2
    (20)
  • Q2
    6.6
    (42)
  • Q3
    9.7
    (61)
  • Q4
    12.11
    (83)

Essendon

Stats

  • 417
  • 254
  • 163
  • 19
  • 30
  • 8
  • 22
  • 56
  • 23
  • 122
  • 44
  • 22
  • 88
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 323
  • 186
  • 137
  • 21
  • 27
  • 17
  • 10
  • 44
  • 13
  • 124
  • 43
  • 38
  • 87

Match  Feed

  • Q4 29:05

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 29:05

    A great win for the Bulldogs who outplayed Essendon from the start, controlling the play with 60 percent time in possession and superior ball use leading to an advantage in marks (15280).

  • Q4 29:05

    The territorial advantage for the Bulldogs, and some errant kicking by the Bombers (3218 clanger kicks), contributed to a 32-20 lead in forward half intercepts and a 52-15 advantage in scores from this source.

  • Q4 28:16

    BEHINDBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q4 26:02

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q4 23:10

    Toby McLean caps his game with his second goal from 11 score involvements. The Bulldogs now lead 5215 in scores from forward half intercepts.

  • Q4 22:58

    GOALBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q4 21:57

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 20:05

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q4 20:05

    Three goals in a row to the Bombers for the first time today, and all three goals have come from chains starting in the defensive half.

  • Q4 17:37

    GOALBombers (Josh Green)

  • Q4 17:04

    Essendon has now conceded more marks inside 50 today (23) than it did in the first two games combined.

  • Q4 16:34

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q4 15:43

    BEHINDBulldogs (Billy Gowers)

  • Q4 15:43

    Western Bulldogs have already taken more marks today than any other team has in a game this season (136).

  • Q4 14:41

    The top ten players on the ground for ranking points are all Bulldog playerss, and the top six players for disposals are also Bulldogs.

  • Q4 12:49

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q4 11:09

    Essendon lead in hitouts to advantage 103, but the Bulldogs lead in first possession wins at stoppages 28-25 with their midfielders doing well to shark hitouts.

  • Q4 08:39

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 06:46

    GOALBulldogs (Bailey Dale)

  • Q4 06:46

    Western Bulldogs now lead 217 in forward 50 marks, and 21-13 in intercept marks with Essendon struggling to compete in aerial contests.

  • Q4 05:49

    BEHINDBulldogs (Billy Gowers)

  • Q4 04:19

    The first goal of the final quarter goes to the Bulldogs and again comes from a forward half intercept. They have now scored 39 points from 27 such intercepts and continue to profit from errant kicks by the Bombers.

  • Q4 04:11

    GOALBulldogs (Bailey Williams)

  • Q4 01:51

    BEHINDBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q4 00:51

    The Bulldogs have used Billy Gowers and Josh Dunkley five times each as targets for inside 50 kicks today. Gowers has been the Western Bulldogs inside 50 target more times than any other team mate this season.

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 27:54

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 27:54

    Essendon will be frustrated with its 26 clanger kicks, which is already more than it recorded in either of the first two rounds, and have provided a number of scoring opportunities for the Bulldogs who have had only 13 clanger kicks.

  • Q3 27:54

    Western Bulldogs again controlled the majority of play in the third quarter with an advantage in contested possessions (3631), marks (35-19), time in forward half (68 percent) and inside 50 entries (16-8).

  • Q3 26:55

    The Bombers have scored from 25 percent of their defensive half clearances this season, which is ranked equal first. Today they have scored 2.0.(12) from four such clearances.

  • Q3 26:19

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 25:35

    Lachie Hunter has a gamehigh 11 score involvements for the Bulldogs, who have also retained possession from all four of his inside 50 entries.

  • Q3 24:44

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q3 23:39

    Western Bulldogs have now scored 4.8.(32) from 25 forward half intercepts. Essendon has scored 2.1.(13) from 15 such intercepts.

  • Q3 22:14

    The goal to Hunter came from the fourth intercept mark the Bulldogs have taken in their forward 50. Essendon has not taken such a mark.

  • Q3 22:07

    GOALBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q3 20:14

    The Bombers lead centre bounce clearances 125, and have scored 2.3.(15) to 1.1.(7) from this source.

  • Q3 19:49

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q3 18:25

    GOALBombers (Zach Merrett)

  • Q3 17:52

    Bulldogs InterchangeAaron Naughton off due to an injury.

  • Q3 16:48

    Bombers InterchangeDavid Zaharakis off due to an injury.

  • Q3 16:41

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q3 15:44

    Western Bulldogs have completely dominated the marks leading contested marks 84, forward 50 marks 16-3, intercept marks 16-11 and uncontested marks 103-41.

  • Q3 14:17

    Western Bulldogs have scored 3.2.(20) from 21 defensive 50 chains, while Essendon has scored just 0.2.(2) from its 29 defensive 50 chains.

  • Q3 13:51

    BEHINDBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q3 12:26

    GOALBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q3 12:26

    A gamehigh 32 point lead to the Bulldogs who are swamping Essendon with the last seven scores of the game.

  • Q3 11:51

    In the third quarter, Western Bulldogs lead contested possessions 2113 and intercept marks 4-0, with the Bombers again struggling to get their hands on the ball.

  • Q3 10:08

    GOALBulldogs (Josh Dunkley)

  • Q3 09:49

    After Essendon generated the first inside 50 of the quarter, the Bulldogs have had eight in a row, and now lead 163 in forward 50 marks.

  • Q3 09:12

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lin Jong)

  • Q3 07:19

    The Bulldogs are again controlling the play in the third quarter with 79 percent time in forward half.

  • Q3 05:14

    Western Bulldogs are continuing to generate a rate of scores per inside 50 with 21 scores from 30 entries. This season the Dogs are ranked last for goals per inside 50 (15 percent).

  • Q3 03:58

    BEHINDBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q3 03:28

    BEHINDBulldogs (Luke Dahlhaus)

  • Q3 02:34

    Essendon is already up to 20 clanger kicks which equals its season average. Western Bulldogs have had nine such kicks.

  • Q3 01:03

    BEHINDBulldogs (Bailey Dale)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:14

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 31:14

    A good first half from the Bulldogs who have controlled the game with 64 percent time in possession and a huge 16692 advantage in uncontested possessions.

  • Q2 31:14

    Jake Stringer has a teamhigh 12 disposals for Essendon against his former team. The Bulldogs have eight players who have had more than 12 disposals.

  • Q2 31:14

    The 81 marks taken by Western Bulldogs is the most to half time this season, and is in contrast to how the Bulldogs fared in the first two rounds when they conceded the second (69) and third (64) most marks.

  • Q2 30:18

    GOALBulldogs (Josh Dunkley)

  • Q2 30:05

    The two teams have laid only 32 tackles combined in the first half. This season the average per team in the first half is 33, with this opens style contributing to the high number of uncontested possessions.

  • Q2 26:14

    Essendon lead the inside 50 count in the second quarter 158, and the contested possessions 28-22, but is yet to move the ball as fluently as the Bulldogs (kicking efficiency 61 percent compared to Bulldogs 73 percent).

  • Q2 25:52

    GOALBombers (Devon Smith)

  • Q2 24:28

    A badly needed goal to Essendon kicked by James Stewart who has contributed 45 scoreboard impact points this season, which is ranked No.1 at the club.

  • Q2 23:39

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q2 21:23

    BEHINDBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 20:26

    GOALBulldogs (Billy Gowers)

  • Q2 17:35

    BEHINDBulldogs (Matthew Suckling)

  • Q2 16:32

    Michael Hartley, who is ranked in the topfive in the AFL for spoils since the start of 2017, was left out of the game today. Western Bulldogs currently lead 11-1 in forward 50 marks and 66-35 in total marks.

  • Q2 14:34

    The goal to Hooker was the second of the game to Essendon from a forward half intercept. The Bombers averaged 29 points from 22 such intercepts this season.

  • Q2 13:55

    GOALBombers (Cale Hooker)

  • Q2 13:04

    BEHINDBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 11:29

    Essendon is still yet to take a mark in the forward 50, while Western Bulldogs have taken ten. The Bulldogs also lead 2815 in forward 50 disposals with Essendon still struggling to disrupt the ball movement of the Bulldogs.

  • Q2 10:52

    GOALBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q2 09:26

    Western Bulldogs have generated an inside 50 entry from all nine chains starting in the attacking midfield. Essendon has only been able to generate two entries from seven such chains.

  • Q2 09:18

    BEHINDBombers (Conor McKenna)

  • Q2 07:37

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q2 05:34

    Four goals in a row to the Bulldogs who are currently scoring at will against Essendon, and dominating possession with an 111 advantage in second quarter marks.

  • Q2 05:26

    GOALBulldogs (Mitch Wallis)

  • Q2 05:10

    Western Bulldogs lead 4314 in marks at quarter time which is the biggest differential in marks in a quarter this season.

  • Q2 00:45

    GOALBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q2 00:18

    Toby McLean recorded six score involvements in the opening quarter. Only one player has had more score involvements in a quarter this season (G.Ablett).

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 29:11

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 29:11

    An impressive first quarter from the Bulldogs who dominated time in possession (66 percent), and a massive 8337 advantage in uncontested possessions.

  • Q1 29:11

    Essendon committed nine unforced turnovers in the first quarter, compared to Western Bulldogs four. The Bulldogs were able to generate 2.7.(19) in scores from intercepts, with Essendon opened up defensively after these turnovers.

  • Q1 27:48

    Western Bulldogs continue to pick holes in Essendon defensively with 12 shots at goal from just 15 inside 50 entries. Bulldogs lead 83 in intercept marks with the Bombers unable to disrupt the Bulldog ball movement.

  • Q1 27:23

    GOALBulldogs (Jason Johannisen)

  • Q1 26:16

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 24:17

    GOALBulldogs (Bailey Dale)

  • Q1 23:18

    BEHINDBulldogs (Rushed)

  • Q1 22:53

    Western Bulldogs lead 80 in forward 50 marks, but their errant kicking at goal has kept Essendon in the game. The Bulldogs are actually ranked second for such marks this season.

  • Q1 21:13

    GOALBombers (Josh Green)

  • Q1 20:23

    Essendon has already recorded nine clanger kicks, and average only 20 such kicks per game.

  • Q1 18:36

    All three of the scores for Essendon have come from stoppages. The Bombers have averaged 27 points from stoppages this season (ranked 14th).

  • Q1 18:18

    BEHINDBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q1 17:21

    GOALBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q1 16:09

    Nine scores from ten inside 50 entries for the Bulldogs who are dominating this game. Western Bulldogs have averaged a score from 39 percent of their entries this season (ranked third last).

  • Q1 15:44

    BEHINDBulldogs (Billy Gowers)

  • Q1 13:09

    BEHINDBulldogs (Caleb Daniel)

  • Q1 12:57

    Western Bulldogs have already generated nine forward half intercepts with Essendon unable to clear the ball. This has resulted in 79 percent of the game being played in the Bulldogs forward half.

  • Q1 11:43

    BEHINDBulldogs (Marcus Bontempelli)

  • Q1 11:09

    A frantic start to the game with only two around the ground stoppages. Essendon has had the fewest such stoppages in its games this season with just 44 per game.

  • Q1 09:15

    BEHINDBulldogs (Lachie Hunter)

  • Q1 08:43

    BEHINDBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q1 08:43

    Five early shots at goal for Western Bulldogs for a return of just the one goal. In 2017 the Bulldogs were ranked last for shot at goal accuracy.

  • Q1 08:00

    BEHINDBulldogs (Bailey Dale)

  • Q1 07:17

    An early missed shot at goal from Jack Macrae who has contributed 28 scoreboard impact points this season, which is ranked No.1 at the club.

  • Q1 06:50

    BEHINDBulldogs (Jack Macrae)

  • Q1 05:10

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q1 03:42

    A defensive 50 turnover by Essendon gifts the opening goal to the Bulldogs. Western Bulldogs have averaged 27 points from forward half intercepts this season.

  • Q1 03:18

    GOALBulldogs (Toby McLean)

  • Q1 02:29

    The Bulldogs have had much of the early play with a 216 disposal advantage, Since 2014, the Western Bulldogs have averaged 18 more disposals per game against Essendon, which is the third-best differential recorded by any team.

  • Q1 02:17

    BEHINDBulldogs (Mitch Wallis)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon has been more direct with its ball movement this season, ranked first for percentage of kicks directed forward, and ranked second for percentage of kicks that are long.

  • Q0 00:00

    The Bulldogs have scored a goal from 15 percent of their inside 50 entries this season and won only 14 percent of their offensive oneon-one contests (ranked last in both measures).

  • Q0 00:-24

    Ins for Bombers: O.Fantasia, D.Myers, M.Baguley

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Bombers: M.Hartley, K.Langford, M.Dea

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bulldogs: T.Dickson, J.Redpath, M.Wallis

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bulldogs: J.Trengove, J.Roughead, L.Webb

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Western Bulldogs v Essendon Round 3 clash.

Match report: Spirited Dogs shock Dons

Callum Twomey  April 8, 2018 7:25 PM

Highlights: Western Bulldogs v Essendon The Bulldogs and Bombers clash in round three

ESSENDON has a problem and John Worsfold needs to do something about it quickly if his Bombers are to be a finals threat this year. 

The Bombers don't - or are simply not willing to - defend well enough, a fact exposed by a hardened Western Bulldogs outfit which completely outplayed Essendon on Sunday to post a 21-point win at Etihad Stadium.

DOGS' DAY OUT: Full match coverage and stats

Only inaccuracy stopped the Dogs, coming off a pair of horror losses to open their campaign which led to murmurings about discontent within their camp, from opening a far bigger lead early in the game. 

But they eventually capitalised on their chances to run out 14.19 (104) to 12.11 (83) winners, in a result that will give them some respite from the blowtorch this week and pass it on to Essendon. 

WATCH: JJ's impressive goal on the run

After conceding on average 92 points last year, Worsfold put a focus on his team defending better in 2018. So far, it's gone backwards in that regard, averaging 99 points against in the first three games.

The Dogs had managed just 16 goals in total in the first two weeks of the year but made scoring look easy against Essendon, whose foot skills and decision-making out of half-back was also not characteristic of a side aiming for finals success this season. 

Luke Beveridge's men deserve real credit for that. Their midfield was dominant - Luke Dahlhaus (31 disposals), Lachie Hunter (35) and Jack Macrae (30) were on top throughout - while Marcus Bontempelli spent more time in attack and contributed three goals.

WATCH: Brilliant Bont's juggled mark

Some lesser lights also did their bit, with Josh Dunkley and Billy Gowers creating chances near goal, Tim English competing well in the ruck and first-year defender Ed Richards looking at home on a half-back flank.

"I'm just so pleased for the players. It's been a challenging couple of weeks. On the eve of the season some of their teammates went down with injury so we had to adjust a few things and we were probably caught a little unawares and surprised by the first two rounds, to a degree," Beveridge said

"It's an evolution of the Bulldogs' team, we don't know what kind of outfit we'll be at the end of the year, but we still believe we can really be hard to beat and chalk up the wins along the way."

WATCH: Luke Beveridge's full post-match media conference

Essendon recruit Jake Stringer competed against his former side for the first time and was solid, collecting a team-high 12 disposals in the first half and finishing with 16 and a goal. But only eight Bombers had more than 15 touches for the game, illustrating their struggles.

After again letting through too many goals for a team aspiring to finish high on the ladder, Worsfold said the Bombers would review their defensive mechanisms and see which players were not committing to them.

"We will stick at it and we will build it and get a better understanding of it, and the players who refuse to perform that way will be putting their spots at jeopardy," he said.

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

"We'll find out who wants to buy-in to the way we want to play and the players have already challenged themselves on that."

The Bulldogs were all over the Bombers in the first term, taking a seven-point advantage into quarter time. 

JOE'S BRAIN FADE: Five talking points

It could have - and should have - been more, with the Dogs booting 3.9 for the quarter and struggling to make the most of some easy chances handed to them by poor turnovers from Essendon inside their defensive half. 

Essendon was sloppy, reactive and lucky to not have been five goals down by the time Worsfold addressed them at the first change, having had 40 fewer disposals and conceding 29 more uncontested marks. 

Things didn't change much in the second term, as the Bulldogs kicked the first three goals of the quarter to get out to a 23-point lead. Essendon pegged it back slightly to go into the main break 16 points adrift, but again it was lucky to be that close. 

WATCH: Quality not quantity for Bontempelli

The Dogs looked a different side to the team comprehensively beaten in the first two rounds.

They were physical and combative at the stoppages, dangerous in attack and quick and efficient off half-back. It was the response Essendon surely expected after their opponent's first fortnight of the season but still one the Bombers couldn't contain.

Marcus Bontempelli feels the love from his teammates. Picture: AFL Photos
 

Any signs of a Bomber revival were not forthcoming until it appeared too late. The Dogs wouldn't allow it and the way Essendon played, it wasn't capable of one anyway.  

The Dogs increased their lead to 21 points at the final change and when Bailey Williams, then Bailey Dale, slotted goals early in the fourth term, the contest was all but over. 

Essendon made one last charge, kicking three in quick succession and should have had a fourth when Joe Daniher marked next to the goalsquare. But he fluffed his handball to Josh Green and the Bulldogs swept the ball to the other end of the ground for a match-sealing goal to Toby McLean. 

WATCH: Joe blows it late

MEDICAL ROOM
Western Bulldogs: The Dogs' win was capped by a clean bill of health.
Essendon: Matt Dea was a late withdrawal due to a leg injury that will be assessed this week, but other than that the Bombers appeared to get through the game without any major concerns. 

NEXT UP
The Bulldogs will have some confidence back as they take on Sydney next Saturday night at Etihad Stadium. Essendon faces a challenge as they face the only unbeaten team in the competition, Port Adelaide, the following day at the Docklands venue.

WATCH: Bailey gets off the mark

WESTERN BULLDOGS:  3.9    8.10    11.16   14.19 (104)
ESSENDON:                   3.2    6.6      9.7       12.11 (83)

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Bontempelli 3, Dunkley 2, Dale 2, McLean, Johannisen, Wallis, Gowers, Hunter, Williams, McLean
Essendon: Daniher 2, Stewart 2, Green 2, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Parish, Green, Hooker, Smith, Stringer
 

BEST
Western Bulldogs: Hunter, Daniel, McLean, Williams, Dahlhaus, Macrae, Bontempelli
Essendon: Hurley, Fantasia, Heppell, Zaharakis
 

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs: Nil
Essendon: Matt Dea (leg) replaced in selected side by Josh Begley, Stringer (eye), Zaharakis (eye)

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Donlon, Haussen, Stephens 

Official crowd: 40,499 at Etihad Stadium

Western Bulldogs

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Lachie Hunter 25 10 35 13 0 2 0 1 1 2 148
2 Jack Macrae 19 11 30 7 0 1 2 5 0 1 116
3 Bailey Williams 20 6 26 12 0 0 0 0 1 0 114
4 Luke Dahlhaus 7 24 31 6 0 0 1 5 0 1 105
5 Toby McLean 14 11 25 7 0 0 1 2 2 1 103
6 Caleb Daniel 12 15 27 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 99
7 Mitch Wallis 11 11 22 6 0 1 0 3 1 1 93
8 Josh Dunkley 12 5 17 11 1 0 1 0 2 0 89
9 Matthew Suckling 14 10 24 8 0 1 2 1 0 1 86
10 Tim English 11 6 17 6 19 4 0 0 0 0 86
11 Ed Richards 13 4 17 7 0 0 1 5 0 0 85
12 Marcus Bontempelli 12 4 16 4 2 2 1 1 3 3 82
13 Mitch Honeychurch 9 8 17 5 0 1 1 5 0 0 76
14 Zaine Cordy 10 4 14 9 0 1 1 3 0 0 75
15 Lin Jong 9 5 14 6 0 2 0 3 0 1 70
16 Bailey Dale 9 5 14 7 0 0 1 0 2 2 69
17 Jason Johannisen 12 4 16 8 0 1 4 1 1 0 67
18 Tory Dickson 6 5 11 3 0 2 0 3 0 0 51
19 Easton Wood 6 3 9 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 50
20 Aaron Naughton 9 6 15 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 49
21 Billy Gowers 7 3 10 4 0 1 3 1 1 3 44
22 Jack Redpath 7 3 10 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 42

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 David Zaharakis 13 13 26 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 91
2 Dyson Heppell 16 5 21 5 0 2 0 3 0 0 87
3 Joe Daniher 9 3 12 6 3 3 0 1 2 2 75
4 Devon Smith 11 9 20 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 72
5 Andrew McGrath 11 9 20 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 72
6 Brendon Goddard 6 12 18 7 0 1 0 2 0 0 72
7 Josh Green 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 3 2 0 68
8 Michael Hurley 15 6 21 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 67
9 Tom Bellchambers 7 3 10 3 33 0 2 0 0 0 63
10 Josh Begley 9 4 13 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 62
11 Jake Stringer 6 10 16 3 0 0 0 2 1 0 61
12 Zach Merrett 10 3 13 3 0 2 2 3 1 1 60
13 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 6 6 12 2 0 3 1 4 1 1 59
14 Orazio Fantasia 9 6 15 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 59
15 Conor McKenna 9 6 15 5 0 0 2 2 0 1 57
16 Cale Hooker 5 7 12 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 54
17 Darcy Parish 9 5 14 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 54
18 James Stewart 6 1 7 5 2 0 2 1 2 0 47
19 Mark Baguley 3 6 9 1 0 1 1 6 0 0 46
20 David Myers 9 7 16 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 43
21 Adam Saad 4 8 12 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 32
22 Mitch Brown 4 3 7 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 25

Western Bulldogs

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Lachie Hunter 7 25 10 35 7 27 80 0 13 0 3 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 7 1 2 0 25 90 148
2 Jack Macrae 11 19 11 30 11 20 73 4 7 1 0 0 5 3 2 3 1 2 5 0 1 6 0 1 1 0 87 116
3 Bailey Williams 34 20 6 26 6 18 92 1 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 0 0 0 5 0 3 1 0 0 100 84 114
4 Luke Dahlhaus 6 7 24 31 12 19 74 6 6 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 0 1 5 0 0 4 0 1 1 0 74 105
5 Toby McLean 16 14 11 25 4 20 80 2 7 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 4 4 2 1 0 66 77 103
6 Caleb Daniel 35 12 15 27 8 20 74 1 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 80 99
7 Mitch Wallis 3 11 11 22 9 13 77 2 6 0 2 0 3 0 3 1 1 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 1 50 82 93
8 Josh Dunkley 5 12 5 17 4 13 76 1 11 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 66 79 89
9 Matthew Suckling 1 14 10 24 2 21 79 4 8 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 1 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 80 86
10 Tim English 44 11 6 17 9 8 76 3 6 1 0 19 4 1 3 0 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 83 86
11 Ed Richards 20 13 4 17 2 15 70 1 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 68 85
12 Marcus Bontempelli 4 12 4 16 9 10 75 1 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 5 3 3 2 50 81 82
13 Mitch Honeychurch 22 9 8 17 5 12 82 1 5 0 0 0 3 0 3 3 1 1 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 77 76
14 Zaine Cordy 12 10 4 14 4 9 85 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 98 75
15 Lin Jong 46 9 5 14 6 8 57 1 6 1 2 0 4 0 4 1 2 0 3 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 74 70
16 Bailey Dale 31 9 5 14 4 10 71 2 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 50 80 69
17 Jason Johannisen 39 12 4 16 3 15 75 5 8 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 100 90 67
18 Tory Dickson 29 6 5 11 2 9 81 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 82 51
19 Easton Wood 10 6 3 9 2 7 88 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 88 50
20 Aaron Naughton 33 9 6 15 6 10 86 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 49
21 Billy Gowers 26 7 3 10 5 5 50 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 2 1 3 0 25 80 44
22 Jack Redpath 43 7 3 10 2 8 90 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 75 42

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 David Zaharakis 11 13 13 26 10 15 73 6 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 5 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 79 91
2 Dyson Heppell 21 16 5 21 8 13 71 3 5 1 1 0 4 1 3 0 2 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 90 87
3 Joe Daniher 6 9 3 12 9 3 50 2 6 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2 2 2 0 40 93 75
4 Devon Smith 5 11 9 20 8 12 65 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 4 1 0 2 100 78 72
5 Andrew McGrath 1 11 9 20 2 17 80 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 89 72
6 Brendon Goddard 9 6 12 18 5 14 94 3 7 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 88 72
7 Josh Green 15 9 5 14 10 4 71 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 2 0 0 100 79 68
8 Michael Hurley 18 15 6 21 3 14 85 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 93 67
9 Tom Bellchambers 2 7 3 10 6 5 60 4 3 0 1 33 4 2 2 1 0 2 0 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 81 63
10 Josh Begley 16 9 4 13 4 9 69 3 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 85 62
11 Jake Stringer 25 6 10 16 8 7 68 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 50 67 61
12 Zach Merrett 7 10 3 13 6 8 61 3 3 0 1 0 4 3 1 2 2 2 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 50 68 60
13 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 6 6 12 6 7 66 3 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 50 75 59
14 Orazio Fantasia 13 9 6 15 6 8 60 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 7 0 2 0 0 71 59
15 Conor McKenna 45 9 6 15 4 10 80 5 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 4 2 3 0 1 1 0 87 57
16 Cale Hooker 26 5 7 12 2 10 83 2 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 50 93 54
17 Darcy Parish 3 9 5 14 3 11 85 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 50 77 54
18 James Stewart 17 6 1 7 4 4 71 3 5 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 0 2 2 0 1 100 83 47
19 Mark Baguley 12 3 6 9 4 6 88 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 88 46
20 David Myers 23 9 7 16 9 9 56 6 2 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 66 43
21 Adam Saad 42 4 8 12 3 8 91 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 82 32
22 Mitch Brown 28 4 3 7 4 2 71 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 25

Team Lineups

Western Bulldogs

B

  • Zaine Cordy,
  • Aaron Naughton,
  • Bailey Williams

HB

  • Matthew Suckling,
  • Easton Wood,
  • Lachie Hunter

C

  • Josh Dunkley,
  • Mitch Wallis,
  • Bailey Dale

HF

  • Jason Johannisen,
  • Marcus Bontempelli,
  • Mitch Honeychurch

F

  • Tory Dickson,
  • Jack Redpath,
  • Billy Gowers

Fol

  • Tim English,
  • Toby McLean,
  • Jack Macrae

I/C

  • Luke Dahlhaus,
  • Ed Richards,
  • Caleb Daniel,
  • Lin Jong

No Late Change

In

  • Mitch Wallis,
  • Tory Dickson,
  • Jack Redpath

Out

  • Jordan Roughead (Injured),
  • Lukas Webb (Omitted),
  • Jackson Trengove (Injured)

Essendon

B

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Adam Saad

HB

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Mitch Brown,
  • Conor McKenna

C

  • Josh Begley,
  • Jake Stringer,
  • Andrew McGrath

HF

  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

F

  • Zach Merrett,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • James Stewart

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Devon Smith

I/C

  • Darcy Parish,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Josh Green,
  • David Myers

No Late Change

In

  • Mark Baguley,
  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • David Myers

Out

  • Kyle Langford (Omitted),
  • Michael Hartley (Omitted),
  • Matt Dea (Injured)

Last updated: 6:15pm Sunday, April 8, 2018