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  • Essendon v Geelong Cats
  • Round 9 - 16:35 AEST, May 19, 2018
  • MCG
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11th
8th
  • Goals 12
  • Behinds 12
  • Total 84

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  • Goals 7
  • Behinds 8
  • Total 50

Scott: 'We had a very bad day'

Geelong coach Chris Scott says his more experienced players need to stand up after a disappointing loss to Essendon

Match Videos

Essendon

  • Q1
    5.2
    (32)
  • Q2
    9.5
    (59)
  • Q3
    10.11
    (71)
  • Q4
    12.12
    (84)
  • Q1
    2.2
    (14)
  • Q2
    2.3
    (15)
  • Q3
    3.5
    (23)
  • Q4
    7.8
    (50)

Geelong Cats

Stats

  • 402
  • 249
  • 153
  • 24
  • 37
  • 7
  • 30
  • 57
  • 13
  • 149
  • 91
  • 37
  • 84
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 350
  • 183
  • 167
  • 20
  • 31
  • 12
  • 19
  • 51
  • 4
  • 138
  • 68
  • 33
  • 78

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:04

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 26:40

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q4 24:56

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q4 24:31

    With 18 disposals for his side, Stringer has gained 427 metres, a team high (Zaharakis has a team and match high 33 disposals). Stringer has also had five marks and five score involvements

  • Q4 21:46

    BEHINDCats (Cory Gregson)

  • Q4 20:10

    Smith has executed two tackles this quarter, to take his tally to a match high 10, the only player in double figures. Smith now has four of the top five tackling performances for the Bomber so far this year.

  • Q4 19:34

    GOALCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q4 17:11

    GOALBombers (Conor McKenna)

  • Q4 16:44

    In his debut game, Jordan Ridley for the Bombers is up to 23 disposals, the third highest for his team today. Ridley has had seven marks, four contested possessions, and four tackles.

  • Q4 15:30

    GOALCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q4 12:52

    BEHINDCats (Mark Blicavs)

  • Q4 12:14

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q4 10:15

    Stringer kicks his first goal from his first contested mark of the match. Including that Stringer mark, the Bombers have had the only two contested marks inside forward 50 today.

  • Q4 08:57

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q4 07:00

    After the first inside 50 of the quarter, the Bombers have conceded the last six inside 50s. The Cats are attempting to make a dent in the bombers' lead, leading the disposal count this quarter 2920 and contested possessions 12-6.

  • Q4 04:34

    BEHINDCats (Cory Gregson)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 26:17

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 26:17

    Although inaccurate, the Bomber with 1.6 (12) win their first third quarter of the year keeping the Cats to 1.2 (8). Now with a total lead of 48 points, the Bombers have increased their lead every quarter and have been in front since their first score.

  • Q3 23:17

    McDonaldTipungwuit with the intercept possession at half forward for the Bombers as he cuts off Stewart's handball and passes to Fantasia by foot to earn his second goal assist of the match.

  • Q3 23:06

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q3 18:13

    Hooker takes his third intercept mark of the quarter, on this occasion a contested mark in a oneon-one contest with Kelly. Hooker now with a match high six intercept marks, with the Bombers leading 18-12 across the match.

  • Q3 16:11

    BEHINDBombers (Devon Smith)

  • Q3 15:02

    Geelong has won the two centre bounce clearances for the quarter to take a lead across the match 75. Dangerfield and Merrett both with two to their names.

  • Q3 13:24

    GOALCats (Patrick Dangerfield)

  • Q3 12:34

    BEHINDCats (Jordan Murdoch)

  • Q3 10:57

    BEHINDBombers (Conor McKenna)

  • Q3 10:14

    The Bombers now controlling the air in this this quarter, having taken six contested marks to the Cats one. The Cats were leading this count 105 in the first half of the match. Hooker, Hawkins and Dangerfield each with three to their names.

  • Q3 08:15

    BEHINDBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q3 05:19

    McKernan now with four marks inside 50 for the Bombers, including two this quarter, to take Essendon's total for the match to eight. Geelong is yet to take a single mark inside 50 for the match.

  • Q3 04:18

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q3 02:44

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q3 01:34

    BEHINDBombers (Devon Smith)

  • Q3 00:21

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 29:03

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:03

    The Bombers continued their impressive form that quarter, holding the Cats to only one behind and extending their lead to 44 points. Merrett is the leading disposal getting on the ground with 17, including five clearances and seven contested possessions.

  • Q2 26:44

    Langford executes his fifth clearance of the half, an equal match high with his team mate Merrett. The Bombers lead the clearance count 2416 across the match so far, with Duncan the leading clearance player for the Cats with four.

  • Q2 22:55

    The Bombers transition the football uninterrupted from defensive 50 to attacking 50 for the sixth time today, on this occasion resulting in the behind to McDonaldTipungwuti. The Bombers have kicked a total of 2.1 (13) from these six chains.

  • Q2 22:36

    BEHINDBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q2 18:02

    BEHINDCats (Gary Ablett)

  • Q2 15:18

    The Bombers have had the last eight inside 50s of the match and the all six scores of the quarter. The Bombers lead the disposal count 4723 so far in the second quarter and also lead contested possessions 19-13.

  • Q2 12:38

    GOALBombers (Matt Guelfi)

  • Q2 08:59

    The Bellchambers' shot on goal came thanks to a chain of possessions that originated from a Goddard intercept mark at half back.The Bombers lead the intercept mark count 85, Dea for Essendon with a game high three to his name.

  • Q2 08:48

    BEHINDBombers (Tom Bellchambers)

  • Q2 07:12

    BEHINDBombers (Conor McKenna)

  • Q2 05:56

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q2 04:53

    Essendon's early pressure in this match paying dividends, now with five of its seven goals from turnovers. Geelong have committed 25 turnovers to Essendon's 22. The Bombers have executed 36 tackles to Geelongs 26.

  • Q2 04:21

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q2 01:25

    GOALBombers (James Stewart)

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 31:48

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 31:48

    The Bombers with high velocity start have taken an 18 point lead into the first break. Heppell with a team high, and equal match high eight first quarter disposals. The Bombers lead the inside 50 count 2112.

  • Q1 29:47

    GOALCats (Patrick Dangerfield)

  • Q1 26:18

    The Cats now with the last two clearances of the match, breaking a streak of eight consecutive clearances for the Bombers. Merrett for the Bombers leading all players with three to his name.

  • Q1 24:55

    GOALCats (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 22:54

    A flying start to the Bombers with five goals to none as Heppell kicks his first goal of the day from his now equal team high six disposals. Heppell has had three contested possessions, two inside 50s, one clearance, and one tackle.

  • Q1 22:07

    GOALBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q1 19:23

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q1 18:36

    McKernan continuing to score from every kick, now with 3.1 (19) from four kicks. The Bombers are dominating field position leading the inside 50 count 167, including six of the last seven.

  • Q1 18:08

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 14:16

    Baguley earns the Bombers the first free kick inside forward 50 of the match, as Blicavs is caught holding the ball. Blicavs giving away the first 50 metre penalty of the game sees a certainty of Baguley's kick on goal.

  • Q1 13:54

    GOALBombers (Mark Baguley)

  • Q1 11:14

    BEHINDCats (Joel Selwood)

  • Q1 10:21

    McKernan now with all three scores for the Bombers 2.1 (13), and three scores from his three kicks to this point in the game.

  • Q1 09:52

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 09:16

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 07:27

    BEHINDCats (Tom Hawkins)

  • Q1 05:06

    McKernan with the first goal of the match, and the first mark inside 50 of the match for either side. Goddard with the goal assist by foot. The Bombers lead the inside 50 count early 52.

  • Q1 04:57

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Coming in to this match, among other areas in which the Bombers have been struggling, they have conceded a score from 50f their oppositions inside 50 entries this season, ranked 18th defensively.

  • Q0 00:00

    While the Cats on the other hand have had no such issue, having conceded a goal from only 19f their oppositions inside 50 entries, ranked No.1 defensively.

  • Q0 00:-20

    Don't forget to enter your tips for this match, you have until the bounce to make your selection.

  • Q0 00:-24

    Ins for Cats: T.Hawkins

  • Q0 00:-25

    Outs for Cats: E.Ratugolea

  • Q0 00:-26

    Ins for Bombers: J.Ridley, M.Guelfi, D.Clarke, K.Langford, M.Dea

  • Q0 00:-27

    Outs for Bombers: D.Myers, K.Mutch, M.Hurley, B.McNiece, D.Parish

  • Q0 00:-30

    Welcome to MCG for the Essendon v Geelong Cats Round 9 clash.

Match report: Bombers back on target against Cats

Marc McGowan  May 19, 2018 8:40 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Geelong The Bombers and Cats clash in round nine
Shaun McKernan kicked a career-high four goals

Shaun McKernan kicked a career-high four goals

THIS was what Essendon's shiny new 2018 model was supposed to look like.

Blistering ball movement, defence-splintering kicks, suffocating pressure, a big man clunking marks in attack – and a commanding win over a fellow finals aspirant.

It may have come just in time to rescue a season many wrote off in the wake of last week's loss to a then-winless Carlton and the subsequent departure of strategy coach Mark Neeld.

BOMBERS BACK ON TARGET Full match coverage and stats

The Bombers put a hellish week behind them – and showed there is still a pulse at Tullamarine – with a 12.12 (84) to 7.8 (50) demolition of an impossible-to-read Geelong at the MCG on Saturday.

And all with bookends Joe Daniher and Michael Hurley, 2016 No.1 draft pick Andy McGrath and a handful of other regular contributors on the sidelines.

They even won a third quarter for the first time this year despite kicking five consecutive behinds at one stage.

"I know they've got that performance in them. I know that we're still learning a lot about each other and our roles," coach John Worsfold told reporters post-match.

"They had a really good week on the track around where we believed we could perform better together, our understanding.

"Full credit to them for the way they talked and worked through that."

The damage was done in a devastating five-goal-to-none start – three to Shaun McKernan – although the Cats steadied from that early blow with a pair of majors leading into quarter-time.

DONS FINALLY GET THE CHOCOLATES Five talking points

But one moment just before the first break summed up Essendon's desire and denied Geelong a third goal that had the potential to break Bomber hearts.

An errant Dyson Heppell handball gifted the Cats possession inside their forward 50 and they surged forward to Gary Ablett in the pocket, only for Zach Merrett to bury him in a bruising tackle.

Merrett (32 disposals, six tackles, six clearances) saved a goal earlier in the term in similar circumstances when he wrapped up Patrick Dangerfield. 

WATCH: Zach takes care of Danger

The All Australian midfielder is one of many who has underperformed this season in the face of increased opposition attention, but sang a different tune on Saturday.

Those two Geelong six-pointers were its last until a Dangerfield long bomb almost 13-and-a-half minutes into the third term.

There were four more Essendon goals in between, including three in a six-minute burst to kick off the second term – the third of them to one of the AFL's great survivors, ex-Crow McKernan.

WATCH: Shaun McKernan gets one off the deck

Jake Stringer (19, seven tackles) was close to being dumped to the VFL after the Blues defeat, but was an instigator in the Bombers' bright start in a roaming role.

His ability to direct the ball to ground in a one-versus-two against Jack Henry and Zach Tuohy to set up a McKernan soccer goal was tremendous.

It was the Bombers' highlight-reel announcement they were playing as one.

GAMEBREAKER Hooker leads Bomber resurgence

Brendon Goddard told media mid-week that tackling was just one indicator of effort, but Essendon's 36-21 edge in that department in the opening quarter was noteworthy.

Devon Smith, another of the recruits, led the way again with five tackles to quarter-time (10 for the day) and was one of a whopping six Bombers with at least three by then.

Heppell (28), who apologised on behalf of the club's senior group to the young brigade for a lack of leadership in the first eight rounds, also set the tone with an excellent beginning.

WATCH: No need to say sorry for this, Dyson

But there was no shortage of Essendon winners.

Cale Hooker (21, 11 marks) was an enormous presence in defence with his strong hands, Jordan Ridley (25) made a wonderfully-composed debut and David Zaharakis (33, six tackles) was a relentless ball-winner.

The coaching staff's move to send usual defender Mark Baguley forward was a success and Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti poured on the pressure alongside him.

As for Chris Scott's Cats, they struggled to find a way forward with another loss in the clearances (36-32) and their uncontested game shutdown.

Scott conceded his side was "obliterated" around the ball.

"Our performance, in some ways, was inexplicable. We didn't execute any of the things we planned going in," Geelong's coach said.

"The other side of that – it's always ungracious to talk too much in these sorts of situations about how poorly we used the ball and fumbled and were just beaten in the contest, without acknowledging how good the opposition were.

"There's no doubt they beat us in virtually every facet of the game … we just didn't respond well enough and a lot of the plans we had going into the game needed to be thrown out the window to an extent.

"We tried a number of things and probably with the exception of (Mark) Blicavs in the ruck, none of them worked."

Joel Selwood (30) and Mitch Duncan (26) toiled away in the middle and Dangerfield (27, six clearances) did, too, but lacked his usual polish and quality decision-making, and Hawkins battled hard with little supply.

WATCH: Too little too late from Hawkins

MEDICAL ROOM
Essendon: The Bombers, in another positive, came through the game unscathed. Coach John Worsfold said Michael Hurley, Andy McGrath and David Myers all trained "pretty well" on Saturday morning and were a chance to return next week.

Geelong: James Parsons had some treatment on his hip/groin region in the third quarter, but returned to the field and played out the match. Esava Ratugolea, Scott Selwood, Brandan Parfitt and Lachie Fogarty could all be available for selection in round 10, according to Cats coach Chris Scott.

NEXT UP
Essendon heads to Spotless Stadium on Saturday night to take on Greater Western Sydney in a pivotal match for both sides' season. The Cats will try to return to the winner's circle when they host Carlton in Geelong on the same night.

ESSENDON   5.2   9.5  10.11  12.12 (84)
GEELONG      2.2   2.3   3.5     7.8 (50)

GOALS
Essendon: McKernan 4, Fantasia 2, Heppell, Stringer, Guelfi, McKenna, Baguley, Stewart
Geelong: Hawkins 3, Dangerfield 2, J.Selwood, Crameri 

BEST 
Essendon: Merrett, Hooker, McKernan, Heppell, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Stringer, Fantasia, Ridley
Geelong: J.Selwood, Stewart, Blicavs, Crameri, Duncan 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Nil
Geelong: Nil 

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Schmitt, Whetton, Hay

Official crowd: 50,228 at the MCG

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 David Zaharakis 18 15 33 8 0 1 0 6 0 0 133
2 Dyson Heppell 16 12 28 6 0 1 0 4 1 0 113
3 Zach Merrett 16 16 32 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 108
4 Orazio Fantasia 8 10 18 7 0 1 1 8 2 0 107
5 Shaun McKernan 13 3 16 6 11 3 3 1 4 4 100
6 Brendon Goddard 16 8 24 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 98
7 Mark Baguley 11 5 16 6 0 3 0 7 1 0 98
8 Jake Stringer 12 7 19 5 0 0 1 7 1 0 96
9 Devon Smith 11 7 18 4 0 1 2 10 0 2 96
10 Cale Hooker 10 11 21 11 0 2 0 2 0 0 95
11 Jordan Ridley 16 9 25 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 89
12 Kyle Langford 11 5 16 5 0 0 1 8 0 0 87
13 James Stewart 9 7 16 7 2 1 2 4 1 1 82
14 Adam Saad 9 9 18 5 0 1 0 4 0 0 77
15 Matt Dea 10 5 15 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 76
16 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 11 4 15 4 0 1 2 6 0 1 73
17 Matt Guelfi 10 4 14 5 0 1 0 3 1 0 72
18 Conor McKenna 15 3 18 2 0 0 1 2 1 2 70
19 Patrick Ambrose 10 5 15 8 0 1 4 1 0 0 57
20 Dylan Clarke 5 4 9 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 46
21 Tom Bellchambers 6 2 8 2 24 2 3 0 0 1 46
22 Jayden Laverde 6 2 8 2 0 2 0 3 0 0 42

Geelong Cats

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Joel Selwood 10 20 30 6 0 1 2 6 1 2 115
2 Mitch Duncan 17 9 26 8 0 2 1 4 0 0 108
3 Zach Tuohy 19 8 27 6 0 2 1 4 0 0 106
4 Patrick Dangerfield 13 14 27 3 0 2 3 6 2 0 105
5 Tom Hawkins 10 10 20 9 0 0 2 2 3 1 98
6 Sam Menegola 8 8 16 3 0 2 0 5 0 0 71
7 Stewart Crameri 6 9 15 7 0 1 2 2 1 0 66
8 Tim Kelly 10 6 16 4 0 1 1 3 0 0 64
9 James Parsons 6 5 11 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 63
10 Mark Blicavs 7 11 18 3 7 1 2 2 0 1 63
11 Zac Smith 3 5 8 2 26 3 3 4 0 0 61
12 Jordan Cunico 10 5 15 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 57
13 Tom Stewart 8 8 16 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 55
14 Jack Henry 7 3 10 5 0 0 1 4 0 0 55
15 Jake Kolodjashnij 6 9 15 4 0 1 1 2 0 0 54
16 Jackson Thurlow 6 7 13 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 54
17 Jordan Murdoch 4 4 8 1 0 1 0 6 0 1 49
18 Cory Gregson 7 2 9 1 0 2 0 4 0 2 48
19 Gary Ablett 8 9 17 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 47
20 George Horlin-Smith 10 7 17 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 44
21 Jed Bews 6 3 9 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 36
22 Harry Taylor 2 5 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 25

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 18 15 33 7 24 78 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 133
2 Dyson Heppell 21 16 12 28 16 13 50 0 6 1 0 0 5 2 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 2 1 0 0 100 88 113
3 Zach Merrett 7 16 16 32 11 18 78 2 1 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 1 0 6 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 81 108
4 Orazio Fantasia 13 8 10 18 9 10 66 5 7 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 1 8 1 2 4 2 0 0 66 75 107
5 Shaun McKernan 44 13 3 16 9 7 68 4 6 1 5 11 5 1 4 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 4 4 0 50 87 100
6 Brendon Goddard 9 16 8 24 4 21 75 4 10 2 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 0 1 0 93 98
7 Mark Baguley 12 11 5 16 6 11 81 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 3 0 4 1 0 2 100 84 98
8 Jake Stringer 25 12 7 19 10 10 57 3 5 2 3 0 1 0 1 5 0 1 7 3 0 1 1 0 1 50 88 96
9 Devon Smith 5 11 7 18 8 11 61 4 4 0 0 0 4 0 4 2 1 2 10 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 85 96
10 Cale Hooker 26 10 11 21 13 7 76 0 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 98 95
11 Jordan Ridley 14 16 9 25 5 20 80 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 79 89
12 Kyle Langford 4 11 5 16 7 9 68 3 5 0 0 0 6 0 6 2 0 1 8 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 75 87
13 James Stewart 17 9 7 16 7 8 75 3 7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 50 85 82
14 Adam Saad 42 9 9 18 6 13 83 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 81 77
15 Matt Dea 49 10 5 15 1 14 86 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 86 76
16 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 11 4 15 7 8 73 3 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 0 2 6 0 1 2 0 77 73
17 Matt Guelfi 35 10 4 14 4 10 57 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 100 68 72
18 Conor McKenna 45 15 3 18 4 13 77 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 2 1 3 1 2 0 33 78 70
19 Patrick Ambrose 29 10 5 15 3 11 86 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 4 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 94 57
20 Dylan Clarke 37 5 4 9 3 6 22 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 68 46
21 Tom Bellchambers 2 6 2 8 5 2 50 4 2 1 1 24 2 1 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 73 46
22 Jayden Laverde 33 6 2 8 4 4 75 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 70 42

Geelong Cats

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Joel Selwood 14 10 20 30 12 20 60 4 6 0 1 0 4 3 1 1 1 2 6 2 1 1 1 2 0 33 81 115
2 Mitch Duncan 22 17 9 26 7 20 84 4 8 0 0 0 4 0 4 5 2 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 79 108
3 Zach Tuohy 2 19 8 27 8 19 81 2 6 1 0 0 2 1 1 4 2 1 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 97 106
4 Patrick Dangerfield 35 13 14 27 13 12 70 7 3 3 0 0 6 3 3 2 2 3 6 3 0 8 2 0 1 100 85 105
5 Tom Hawkins 26 10 10 20 11 8 80 6 9 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 3 1 2 60 93 98
6 Sam Menegola 27 8 8 16 5 11 75 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 5 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 79 71
7 Stewart Crameri 36 6 9 15 5 13 73 2 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 3 1 0 1 100 87 66
8 Tim Kelly 11 10 6 16 5 12 43 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 79 64
9 James Parsons 34 6 5 11 6 7 72 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 71 63
10 Mark Blicavs 46 7 11 18 6 12 66 5 3 0 0 7 1 0 1 6 1 2 2 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 87 63
11 Zac Smith 9 3 5 8 11 1 62 5 2 1 0 26 3 1 2 1 3 3 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 79 61
12 Jordan Cunico 31 10 5 15 3 13 80 2 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 81 57
13 Tom Stewart 44 8 8 16 6 9 68 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 85 55
14 Jack Henry 38 7 3 10 5 4 90 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 75 55
15 Jake Kolodjashnij 8 6 9 15 8 7 93 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 91 54
16 Jackson Thurlow 40 6 7 13 3 11 76 1 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 71 54
17 Jordan Murdoch 21 4 4 8 1 8 75 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 6 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 81 49
18 Cory Gregson 28 7 2 9 4 4 66 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 83 48
19 Gary Ablett 4 8 9 17 8 10 58 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 79 47
20 George Horlin-Smith 33 10 7 17 3 14 58 3 1 0 0 0 3 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 75 44
21 Jed Bews 24 6 3 9 2 7 44 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 36
22 Harry Taylor 7 2 5 7 6 1 71 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 79 25

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Cale Hooker,
  • Jordan Ridley,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • Adam Saad,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Dyson Heppell

C

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Zach Merrett,
  • Conor McKenna

HF

  • Dylan Clarke,
  • James Stewart,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

F

  • Jake Stringer,
  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Orazio Fantasia

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Devon Smith

I/C

  • Kyle Langford,
  • Jayden Laverde,
  • Matt Guelfi,
  • Matt Dea

No Late Change

In

  • No Change

Geelong Cats

B

  • Tom Stewart,
  • Harry Taylor,
  • Jake Kolodjashnij

HB

  • Zach Tuohy,
  • Mark Blicavs,
  • Jed Bews

C

  • Mitch Duncan,
  • Joel Selwood,
  • Jordan Cunico

HF

  • Sam Menegola,
  • Stewart Crameri,
  • George Horlin-Smith

F

  • James Parsons,
  • Tom Hawkins,
  • Cory Gregson

Fol

  • Zac Smith,
  • Patrick Dangerfield,
  • Gary Ablett

I/C

  • Tim Kelly,
  • Jordan Murdoch,
  • Jack Henry,
  • Jackson Thurlow

No Late Change

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