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  • Essendon v Gold Coast Suns
  • Round 12 - 19:40 AEST, Jun 15, 2013
  • Marvel Stadium
  • 11° Shower or two.
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  • Goals 17
  • Behinds 13
  • Total 115

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  • Goals 11
  • Behinds 6
  • Total 72

Highlights: Essendon v Gold Coast

The Bombers and Suns clash in round 12

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Essendon

  • Q1
    4.3
    (27)
  • Q2
    9.3
    (57)
  • Q3
    13.7
    (85)
  • Q4
    17.13
    (115)
  • Q1
    1.2
    (8)
  • Q2
    5.5
    (35)
  • Q3
    7.5
    (47)
  • Q4
    11.6
    (72)

Gold Coast Suns

Stats

  • 463
  • 252
  • 211
  • 13
  • 28
  • 16
  • 12
  • 59
  • 13
  • 145
  • 44
  • 27
  • 0
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 373
  • 190
  • 183
  • 11
  • 32
  • 14
  • 18
  • 45
  • 11
  • 121
  • 48
  • 28
  • 0

Match  Feed

  • Q4 28:42

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 27:45

    Bombers InterchangeMichael Hurley off due to an injury.

  • Q4 25:48

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 24:26

    GOALSuns (Sam Day)

  • Q4 22:59

    GOALBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 20:19

    BEHINDBombers (Jobe Watson)

  • Q4 18:45

    BEHINDSuns (Trent McKenzie)

  • Q4 15:28

    GOALSuns (Jack Hutchins)

  • Q4 14:04

    BEHINDBombers (Nick Kommer)

  • Q4 13:03

    GOALBombers (Michael Hibberd)

  • Q4 09:51

    GOALSuns (Tom Nicholls)

  • Q4 08:40

    BEHINDBombers (David Myers)

  • Q4 07:34

    BEHINDBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q4 06:22

    GOALBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q4 04:26

    GOALSuns (Dion Prestia)

  • Q4 03:37

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 02:06

    GOALBombers (Paddy Ryder)

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 27:27

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 24:23

    GOALBombers (Brendon Goddard)

  • Q3 23:06

    Bombers InterchangeJake Carlisle off due to an injury.

  • Q3 22:39

    GOALBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q3 20:56

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q3 20:12

    BEHINDBombers (Brent Stanton)

  • Q3 18:42

    Suns InterchangeJoel Wilkinson off due to an injury.

  • Q3 18:06

    GOALBombers (Michael Hurley)

  • Q3 16:59

    GOALBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q3 13:08

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q3 11:57

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Melksham)

  • Q3 08:59

    Suns InterchangeMichael Rischitelli and is possibly out for the game.

  • Q3 05:15

    GOALSuns (Gary Ablett)

  • Q3 03:58

    GOALSuns (Tom Nicholls)

  • Q3 03:35

    Suns InterchangeTimmy Sumner off due to an injury.

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 29:31

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 28:19

    GOALSuns (Campbell Brown)

  • Q2 23:32

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q2 21:31

    GOALSuns (Campbell Brown)

  • Q2 20:06

    BEHINDSuns (Timmy Sumner)

  • Q2 18:15

    GOALBombers (Nick Kommer)

  • Q2 14:58

    BEHINDSuns (Timmy Sumner)

  • Q2 13:42

    GOALBombers (Paddy Ryder)

  • Q2 08:57

    GOALBombers (Ben Howlett)

  • Q2 07:29

    GOALSuns (Michael Rischitelli)

  • Q2 05:21

    GOALSuns (Jarrod Harbrow)

  • Q2 03:56

    GOALBombers (David Myers)

  • Q2 03:47

    Suns InterchangeTom J. Lynch off due to an injury.

  • Q2 02:37

    BEHINDSuns (Rushed)

  • Q2 02:35

    Bombers InterchangeJake Melksham off due to an injury.

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 26:12

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 26:07

    BEHINDSuns (Timmy Sumner)

  • Q1 23:00

    BEHINDBombers (Stewart Crameri)

  • Q1 21:16

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 19:37

    GOALBombers (Alwyn Davey)

  • Q1 17:55

    GOALBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 13:25

    BEHINDBombers (Jason Winderlich)

  • Q1 12:28

    Suns InterchangeTom Murphy off due to an injury.

  • Q1 07:13

    BEHINDBombers (Joe Daniher)

  • Q1 06:09

    BEHINDSuns (Aaron Hall)

  • Q1 04:20

    GOALBombers (Michael Hurley)

  • Q1 00:59

    GOALSuns (Michael Rischitelli)

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

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

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Suns: C.Dixon (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Suns: D.Gorringe

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Bombers: D.Fletcher (Omitted), W.Hams (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bombers: T.Pears, J.Merrett

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to Etihad Stadium for the Essendon v Gold Coast Suns Round 12 clash.

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Bombers storm past sore Suns

Roger Vaughan AAP and Michael Rogers  June 15, 2013 10:15 PM

Highlights: Essendon v Gold Coast The Bombers and Suns clash in round 12
Joe Daniher celebrates one of his three goals against Gold Coast

Joe Daniher celebrates one of his three goals against Gold Coast

The doctor's pretty confident he'll get up in 10 days to play against West Coast
ESSENDON heads into the bye firmly entrenched in the top four after a 43-point win over Gold Coast at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. 

Father-son selection Joe Daniher gave a glimpse of his enormous talent with three first-half goals as the Bombers pulled away to win 17.13 (115) to 11.6 (72).


The Bombers are also confident star forward Michael Hurley hasn't sustained serious damage to the wrist he injured in the dying stages of the game.
 
Hurley left the field clutching his troublesome right wrist late in the final term and headed straight to the rooms.
 
But coach James Hird said the initial prognosis was that Hurley would be fine to face West Coast on June 27 after next weekend's bye.
  
"He has wrists that have been operated on previously, so when they get a knock on them they get pretty sore but Bruce [Reid] is pretty confident he'll be right in 10 days' time," Hird said. 

Essendon utility Brendon Goddard was best afield and Suns captain Gary Ablett won his head-to-head duel with Essendon counterpart Jobe Watson, racking up 36 disposals to 31.

Another first-year player who impressed was Gold Coast's Jaeger O'Meara, who continued his outstanding debut season with 30 possessions.


The Suns' pain in defeat was compounded by a string of injuries. 

Tom Lynch hurt his knee when he collided heavily with Essendon's Jake Melksham in the second term. Lynch was subbed out immediately and ended the game on crutches.

Early in the third term, onballer Michael Rischitelli hurt his elbow and also was forced out of the game.

Rischitelli and Alwyn Davey collided heavily as they went for a ground ball.

Suns coach Guy McKenna didn't say the injuries were the only reason his young team lost the game but admitted they did make it tough after half time.  
 
"I don't think we played our best brand of football if you like. I thought our use going inside forward 50, [we] probably went for the 'needle in the haystack' kick too many times," McKenna said.
 
"Essendon are a very good counterattack team and they clearly hurt us in that area so [we need] just a bit more composure."

The first half belonged to Daniher, who was playing his second AFL game.

He took seven marks - five of them contested - before half-time.


The son of Anthony joined the Bombers through last year's national draft and there has been massive hype about his talent.

Suns defender Rory Thompson then impressed by going onto Daniher in the second half and keeping him quiet.

But Daniher's first goal - a booming shot on the run from outside 50 - was worth the price of admission alone for most Bombers fans on the night. 

The only other time these two sides played in Melbourne, Essendon kicked a club-record 15 goals in the first term two years ago and won by 139 points.

But this time, it was a danger game for the Bombers.

Brisbane upset them at Etihad Stadium in round eight and the Suns have shown marked improvement this season.

Trailing by 22 points at halftime, the Suns kicked the first goals of the third term to reduce the margin to 10 points and put the heat on Essendon.

But the Bombers then kicked the last four goals of the third term for a decisive 38-point lead.

The win leaves Essendon in third on the ladder, one win behind Hawthorn and Geelong, but the Bombers have played one more game than those two clubs.

Stewart Crameri runs away from Joel Wilkinson during Essendon's win over Gold Coast. Picture: AFL Media

ESSENDON                   4.3  9.3  13.7 17.13 (115) 
GOLD COAST               1.2  5.5   7.5   11.6 (72)

GOALS
Essendon: Daniher 3, Crameri 3, Hurley 2, Ryder 2, Davey, Myers, Howlett, Kommer, Goddard, Stanton, Hibberd
Gold Coast: Rischitelli 2, Brown 2, Nicholls 2, Harbrow, Ablett, Prestia, Hutchins, Day

BEST 
Essendon: Goddard, Ryder, Watson, Hibberd, Crameri, Pears, Daniher
Gold Coast: Ablett, O'Meara, Harbrow, Thompson, Brown, Sumner 

INJURIES 
Essendon: Hurley (wrist) 
Gold Coast: Lynch (knee), Rischitelli (arm), Wilkinson (foot)

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Alwyn Davey substituted out for Jackson Merrett in the third quarter
Gold Coast: Tom Lynch (knee) substituted out for Jack Hutchins in the second quarter

Reports: Nil 

Umpires: Farmer, Schmitt, Mollison

Official crowd: 31,452 at Etihad Stadium 

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Brendon Goddard 28 10 38 12 1 1 1 2 1 0 153
2 Dyson Heppell 23 4 27 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 122
3 Patrick Ryder 13 5 18 6 26 1 1 2 2 0 111
4 Cale Hooker 10 13 23 14 0 1 0 2 0 0 107
5 Stewart Crameri 11 11 22 7 0 3 0 2 3 1 106
6 Brent Stanton 18 12 30 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 103
7 Tayte Pears 15 12 27 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 98
8 Jobe Watson 13 18 31 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 96
9 Ben Howlett 7 17 24 3 0 0 1 7 1 1 96
10 Michael Hibberd 15 10 25 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 89
11 David Zaharakis 13 17 30 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 85
12 Joe Daniher 8 9 17 8 0 1 2 1 3 1 84
13 David Myers 11 9 20 6 0 0 0 1 1 1 80
14 Jake Carlisle 11 8 19 11 0 0 1 0 0 0 79
15 Heath Hocking 9 10 19 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 76
16 Jason Winderlich 11 9 20 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 74
17 Jake Melksham 9 6 15 6 0 2 1 2 0 3 67
18 Nick Kommer 8 8 16 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 62
19 Mark Baguley 7 10 17 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 61
20 Alwyn Davey 4 3 7 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 55
21 Michael Hurley 4 7 11 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 47
22 Jackson Merrett 4 3 7 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 25

Gold Coast Suns

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Gary Ablett 16 20 36 4 0 2 0 7 1 0 136
2 Jaeger O'Meara 12 18 30 7 0 0 1 4 0 0 106
3 Trent McKenzie 17 10 27 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 95
4 Jarrod Harbrow 14 8 22 6 0 1 0 2 1 0 91
5 Aaron Hall 18 4 22 6 0 2 0 2 0 1 91
6 Danny Stanley 9 13 22 5 0 1 1 4 0 0 82
7 Dion Prestia 11 10 21 4 0 1 1 3 1 0 81
8 David Swallow 15 6 21 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 78
9 Tom Nicholls 4 4 8 4 19 1 1 4 2 0 77
10 Matt Shaw 8 13 21 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 75
11 Rory Thompson 9 10 19 6 0 1 1 2 0 0 71
12 Luke Russell 8 13 21 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 69
13 Sam Day 7 7 14 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 69
14 Michael Rischitelli 4 6 10 2 0 0 0 5 2 0 62
15 Timmy Sumner 9 5 14 5 0 0 0 1 0 3 59
16 Campbell Brown 7 4 11 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 50
17 Tom Murphy 6 8 14 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 48
18 Daniel Gorringe 2 6 8 1 7 0 0 2 0 0 36
19 Jack Hutchins 7 3 10 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 34
20 Joel Wilkinson 3 8 11 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 23
21 Liam Patrick 3 5 8 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 22
22 Tom Lynch 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 11

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 Brendon Goddard 9 28 10 38 9 29 73 4 12 2 2 1 0 0 0 5 1 1 2 1 2 6 1 0 1 50 86 153
2 Dyson Heppell 21 23 4 27 4 23 63 2 7 0 0 0 2 1 1 2 0 0 6 0 0 7 0 0 1 0 81 122
3 Patrick Ryder 30 13 5 18 9 9 66 3 6 1 1 26 3 1 2 0 1 1 2 2 0 4 2 0 1 100 85 111
4 Cale Hooker 26 10 13 23 4 20 91 1 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 97 107
5 Stewart Crameri 12 11 11 22 15 8 77 1 7 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 1 0 3 3 1 3 75 87 106
6 Brent Stanton 5 18 12 30 7 23 83 2 7 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 1 1 2 50 85 103
7 Tayte Pears 16 15 12 27 5 20 88 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 90 98
8 Jobe Watson 4 13 18 31 13 18 80 0 5 2 1 0 5 3 2 3 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 87 96
9 Ben Howlett 40 7 17 24 6 18 83 5 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 7 2 0 2 1 1 0 50 79 96
10 Michael Hibberd 1 15 10 25 4 21 92 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 1 100 93 89
11 David Zaharakis 11 13 17 30 13 19 66 3 2 0 0 0 5 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 82 85
12 Joe Daniher 6 8 9 17 9 8 88 3 8 5 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 2 1 4 0 2 3 1 1 75 82 84
13 David Myers 23 11 9 20 2 18 70 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 2 50 80 80
14 Jake Carlisle 22 11 8 19 3 17 89 1 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 92 79
15 Heath Hocking 39 9 10 19 11 7 63 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 97 76
16 Jason Winderlich 8 11 9 20 4 16 85 1 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 92 74
17 Jake Melksham 17 9 6 15 7 9 66 1 6 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 77 67
18 Nick Kommer 38 8 8 16 3 13 81 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 50 79 62
19 Mark Baguley 46 7 10 17 8 9 94 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 89 61
20 Alwyn Davey 29 4 3 7 3 2 71 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 1 1 0 0 100 49 55
21 Michael Hurley 18 4 7 11 3 8 72 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 66 86 47
22 Jackson Merrett 20 4 3 7 3 4 85 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 25

Gold Coast Suns

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 Gary Ablett 9 16 20 36 21 15 77 3 4 0 0 0 13 6 7 2 2 0 7 1 2 4 1 0 2 100 97 136
2 Jaeger O'Meara 1 12 18 30 10 19 83 3 7 0 0 0 5 3 2 2 0 1 4 3 6 4 0 0 2 0 88 106
3 Trent McKenzie 18 17 10 27 7 16 81 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 0 2 6 3 1 0 1 0 0 88 95
4 Jarrod Harbrow 5 14 8 22 3 20 77 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 100 87 91
5 Aaron Hall 33 18 4 22 5 16 77 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 1 2 6 0 1 1 0 89 91
6 Danny Stanley 25 9 13 22 6 16 81 1 5 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 1 1 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 89 82
7 Dion Prestia 10 11 10 21 4 16 71 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 3 2 2 5 1 0 0 100 82 81
8 David Swallow 24 15 6 21 7 13 52 2 4 1 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 1 0 87 78
9 Tom Nicholls 22 4 4 8 5 4 62 1 4 0 2 19 1 1 0 1 1 1 4 1 0 1 2 0 1 100 93 77
10 Matt Shaw 26 8 13 21 4 18 95 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 80 75
11 Rory Thompson 16 9 10 19 9 12 89 3 6 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 1 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 71
12 Luke Russell 8 8 13 21 8 12 90 0 5 1 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 85 69
13 Sam Day 12 7 7 14 7 8 92 1 6 2 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 7 0 0 1 0 0 100 92 69
14 Michael Rischitelli 35 4 6 10 2 8 90 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 100 49 62
15 Timmy Sumner 39 9 5 14 2 12 71 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 0 3 0 0 81 59
16 Campbell Brown 30 7 4 11 2 9 63 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 50 91 50
17 Tom Murphy 29 6 8 14 6 8 78 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 80 48
18 Daniel Gorringe 15 2 6 8 2 6 75 2 1 0 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 91 36
19 Jack Hutchins 34 7 3 10 4 6 60 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 100 56 34
20 Joel Wilkinson 38 3 8 11 5 6 81 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 92 23
21 Liam Patrick 43 3 5 8 0 8 87 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 78 22
22 Tom Lynch 19 1 2 3 2 2 100 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 11

Team Lineups

Essendon

B

  • Tayte Pears,
  • Jake Carlisle,
  • Mark Baguley

HB

  • Brendon Goddard,
  • Cale Hooker,
  • Michael Hibberd

C

  • Brent Stanton,
  • Jobe Watson,
  • Dyson Heppell

HF

  • Jason Winderlich,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Stewart Crameri

F

  • Nick Kommer,
  • Joe Daniher,
  • Alwyn Davey

Fol

  • Paddy Ryder,
  • Heath Hocking,
  • Ben Howlett

I/C

  • David Zaharakis,
  • Jake Melksham,
  • David Myers

Sub

  • Jackson Merrett

No Late Change

In

  • Tayte Pears,
  • Jackson Merrett

Out

  • Dustin Fletcher (Groin),
  • Will Hams (Omitted)

Gold Coast Suns

B

  • Trent McKenzie,
  • Sam Day,
  • Joel Wilkinson

HB

  • David Swallow,
  • Rory Thompson,
  • Tom Murphy

C

  • Michael Rischitelli,
  • Gary Ablett,
  • Jarrod Harbrow

HF

  • Liam Patrick,
  • Tom J. Lynch,
  • Aaron Hall

F

  • Campbell Brown,
  • Daniel Gorringe,
  • Timmy Sumner

Fol

  • Tom Nicholls,
  • Danny Stanley,
  • Jaeger O'Meara

I/C

  • Luke Russell,
  • Dion Prestia,
  • Matt Shaw

Sub

  • Jack Hutchins

No Late Change

In

  • Daniel Gorringe

Out

  • Charlie Dixon (Ankle)

Last updated: 10:13pm Saturday, June 15, 2013