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  • Melbourne v Essendon
  • Round 3 - 19:50 AEDT, Apr 05, 2019
  • MCG
  • 27° Becoming windy Mostly sunny
15th
10th
  • Goals 18
  • Behinds 4
  • Total 112

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  • Goals 20
  • Behinds 10
  • Total 130

Highlights: Melbourne v Essendon

The Demons and the Bombers clash in round three

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Melbourne

  • Q1
    3.1
    (19)
  • Q2
    10.1
    (61)
  • Q3
    12.3
    (75)
  • Q4
    18.4
    (112)
  • Q1
    6.4
    (40)
  • Q2
    8.6
    (54)
  • Q3
    15.6
    (96)
  • Q4
    20.10
    (130)

Essendon

Stats

  • 352
  • 203
  • 149
  • 23
  • 43
  • 19
  • 24
  • 63
  • 10
  • 160
  • 59
  • 45
  • 90
  • Disposals
  • Kicks
  • Handballs
  • Free Kicks
  • Clearances
  • Centre
  • Stoppages
  • Inside 50
  • Marks in 50
  • Contested Possessions
  • Tackles
  • Hit-Outs
  • Interchanges
  • 369
  • 222
  • 147
  • 28
  • 43
  • 21
  • 22
  • 53
  • 16
  • 162
  • 69
  • 34
  • 85

Match  Feed

  • Q4 35:27

    The siren has sounded to end Q4.

  • Q4 35:24

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q4 35:08

    A spirited win for the Bombers who were able to match the Demons for contested possessions (162159), use the ball more effectively in the forward half (forward 50 marks 16-10) and score more heavily from stoppages (71-30).

  • Q4 33:48

    GOALDemons (Angus Brayshaw)

  • Q4 32:18

    A quick goal to the Demons following a centre bounce, but Melbourne has conceded 5.4.(34) to the Bombers from this source tonight.

  • Q4 31:56

    GOALDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q4 30:48

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q4 27:44

    GOALDemons (Jake Melksham)

  • Q4 27:27

    Melbourne has directed ten kicks inside 50 to each of Tom McDonald, Melksham and Petracca tonight, while Stringer has been the main target for the Bombers with ten entries directed to the former Bulldog.

  • Q4 25:46

    GOALBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q4 23:45

    GOALDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q4 21:48

    A crucial goal to Andrew McGrath following strong forward half pressure from Devon Smith who has a gamehigh ten tackles for the Bombers and was the No.1 player in the AFL for tackles in 2018.

  • Q4 21:30

    GOALBombers (Andrew McGrath)

  • Q4 19:56

    Another poster for the Bombers, this time from Darcy Parish. The young Bomber who was left out of the team in Round one, has teamhighs for both contested possessions and score involvements.

  • Q4 19:56

    BEHINDBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q4 17:42

    While Melbourne has an advantage in the inside 50 count, the Demons have retained possession from 56 percent of their entries, while Essendon has retained possession from 63 percent of its entries.

  • Q4 17:10

    BEHINDBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q4 13:58

    Both of the the goals to the Demons this quarter have come from defensive half chains with the tiring Bombers struggling to disrupt the ball movement of Melbourne. Essendon leads 5543 in points scored from these chains.

  • Q4 11:30

    GOALDemons (Jayden Hunt)

  • Q4 10:57

    Essendon is being forced to defend a lot in the final quarter and leads the tackle count 121 with the Demons winning contested possessions 14-8.

  • Q4 09:04

    Bombers InterchangeAaron Francis off due to an injury.

  • Q4 08:07

    Orazio Fantasia has a gamehigh 645 metres gained from his 19 disposals. Fantasia had a total of 407 metres gained in the first two games combined.

  • Q4 07:52

    BEHINDBombers (Rushed)

  • Q4 06:42

    A valuable goal to Shaun McKernan from a centre bounce clearance. Essendon leads 1714 in centre bounce clearances and 27-12 in points scored from this source.

  • Q4 06:42

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q4 05:12

    An accurate set shot from Kolodjashnij gives the Demons the first score of the night to either team to come from a kickin and three goals in a row to Melbourne.

  • Q4 05:04

    GOALDemons (Kade Kolodjashnij)

  • Q4 03:45

    Christian Salem ranks No.1 at the club for intercept possessions and metres gained this season. Salem has a gamehigh nine intercept possessions tonight with two of these launching scores for Melbourne.

  • Q4 03:45

    BEHINDBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q4 01:54

    BEHINDDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q4 01:16

    Melbourne has a sizeable lead in forward half intercepts (2615) and in points scored from these opportunities (32-14).

  • Q4 00:00

    Q4 is now underway.

  • Q3 31:48

    A late fightback from the Demons after the Bombers got on a roll early in the quarter. The scores in the third quarter (4214 in favour of Essendon) were the exact opposite of the second quarter.

  • Q3 31:48

    Melbourne had more inside 50 entries (1613) than Essendon in the third quarter, but the Bombers were more effective with the ball recording kicking efficiency of 70 percent compared to the Demons 56 percent.

  • Q3 31:48

    The siren has sounded to end Q3.

  • Q3 30:35

    In the last ten minutes, the Demons have won the contested possession count 1611 and the inside 50 entries 8-4.

  • Q3 28:15

    An excellent set shot at goal from Sam Weideman means that both teams have now returned an accurate 7.2.(44) from set shots at goal tonight.

  • Q3 28:15

    GOALDemons (Sam Weideman)

  • Q3 25:23

    A courageous effort from Jayden Hunt and accurate conversion ends the run of Bomber goals. Hunt now has a gamehigh eight score involvements.

  • Q3 25:23

    GOALDemons (Jayden Hunt)

  • Q3 23:14

    An amazing eight goals in a row to the Bombers who now have seven goals from just the 12 inside 50 entries this quarter.

  • Q3 22:53

    GOALBombers (Devon Smith)

  • Q3 21:33

    BEHINDDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q3 19:27

    GOALBombers (Devon Smith)

  • Q3 18:16

    Six goals in a row to the Bombers and a massive 55 points that have come from defensive half chains. Essendon had scored only 24 points in total from these chains across the first two games.

  • Q3 18:16

    GOALBombers (David Zaharakis)

  • Q3 17:38

    Essendon lead 50 in contested marks this quarter after the Demons were 9-3 ahead in this count in the first half.

  • Q3 13:43

    BEHINDDemons (Jayden Hunt)

  • Q3 11:54

    Three of the four Bomber goals this quarter have been sourced from stoppages. Essendon now leads 3912 in points scored from this source.

  • Q3 11:21

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q3 10:47

    Melbourne won 16 more contested possessions than its opposition last season which was one of the largest differentials ever recorded. The Demons have lost this count in each of their first two games and are again behind in this measure tonight.

  • Q3 08:57

    Essendon leads the contested possession count 178 and the inside 50 count 6-2 this quarter.

  • Q3 08:00

    GOALBombers (Mark Baguley)

  • Q3 06:09

    A rapidfire handball from Darcy Parish assisted on the last goal (his second assist) to McDonald-Tipungwuti who was goalless in the first two games of the season, but has kicked three goals tonight.

  • Q3 06:09

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q3 00:38

    A great start to the third quarter for the Bombers with a goal from the opening centre bounce clearance. Essendon leads 137 in centre bounce clearances against the No.1 ranked team in this measure.

  • Q3 00:30

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q3 00:00

    Q3 is now underway.

  • Q2 31:17

    At the stoppages with the ruck contested by Gawn and Bellchambers, Melbourne lead the clearances 1210. At the stoppages with the ruck contested by Gawn and Clarke, Essendon lead the clearances 10-3.

  • Q2 31:17

    Essendon recorded 13 clanger kicks in the first half compared to just the three such kicks for Melbourne. This has contributed to the 93 advantage in intercept marks held by the Demons.

  • Q2 31:17

    Melbourne lead in forward half intercepts (1612) and in points scored from these intercepts (19-8). Both teams have struggled to convert these opportunities in 2019 with Essendon ranked fourth at generating these intercepts but third last at converting into a score.

  • Q2 31:17

    The Demons took complete control of the game in the second quarter with the Bombers struggling to disrupt their ball movement. Melbourne took more contested marks in the second quarter alone (seven) than it averaged in the first two games.

  • Q2 31:17

    Jayden Hunt was involved in five of the seven scores for Melbourne in the second quarter proving to be a valuable link in the Demon ball movement.

  • Q2 31:17

    The siren has sounded to end Q2.

  • Q2 29:15

    A valuable late goal to the Bombers to end the run of six goals to the Demons. Essendon has now scored 37 points from defensive half chains after averaging only 12 points from these chains in the first two games.

  • Q2 29:06

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q2 25:31

    The Demons now lead 82 in contested marks, with the last such mark leading to the Max Gawn goal. Melbourne also leads 8-2 in intercept marks

  • Q2 25:31

    GOALDemons (Max Gawn)

  • Q2 21:55

    Melbourne is moving the ball with ease this quarter. The Demons have generated five inside 50 entries from their ten defensive 50 chains this quarter (and scored three goals from these). In the first quarter they did not generate an inside 50 from ten such chains.

  • Q2 21:37

    GOALDemons (Sam Weideman)

  • Q2 20:23

    Four goals in a row to the Demons who have taken control of the game in the second quarter with kicking efficiency of 72 percent compared to Essendon 54 percent.

  • Q2 19:21

    GOALDemons (James Harmes)

  • Q2 19:05

    Melbourne has used five different players at centre bounces in support of its ruck, while Essendon has used ten such players to combat the strong Melbourne midfielders.

  • Q2 14:13

    GOALDemons (Jayden Hunt)

  • Q2 13:47

    Bombers InterchangeDevon Smith off due to an injury.

  • Q2 11:49

    A very good contested mark and goal from Jay Lockhart was the second goal of the quarter the Demons have scored from a defensive 50 chain. Melbourne had only scored once this season from such a chain prior to tonight.

  • Q2 11:32

    GOALDemons (Jay Lockhart)

  • Q2 09:29

    Two centre bounce clearance goals now tonight to the Demons who have won the first five clearances of the quarter.

  • Q2 08:56

    GOALDemons (Christian Petracca)

  • Q2 07:57

    The last goal to McKernan came from the third score assist of the night by Dyson Heppell and his sixth score involvement which is already more than his season average.

  • Q2 07:57

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q2 06:16

    BEHINDBombers (Dylan Shiel)

  • Q2 06:09

    Demons InterchangeTom McDonald off due to an injury.

  • Q2 05:11

    A golden opportunity for the Bombers missed by Zac Clarke playing his first AFL game since Round 22 in 2016. Clark has not kicked an AFL goal since 2015.

  • Q2 05:11

    BEHINDBombers (Zac Clarke)

  • Q2 02:49

    The Demons have generated an inside 50 from only eight percent of their chains starting in the defensive 50 this season (ranked last), and it was such a chain that lead to the last Wagner goal.

  • Q2 02:37

    Demons InterchangeNeville Jetta off due to an injury.

  • Q2 02:23

    GOALDemons (Corey Wagner)

  • Q2 00:40

    The intercept mark by Jake Stringer was the first of the night to the Bombers with the Demos taking three in the first quarter. Melbourne has averaged only eight such marks per game this season (ranked second last).

  • Q2 00:00

    Q2 is now underway.

  • Q1 33:17

    While the inside 50 count is even, Essendon has retained possession from 67 percent of its entries compared to Melbourne 50 percent, with the Bombers also leading 41 in forward 50 marks.

  • Q1 33:17

    A strong first quarter from the Bombers who were able to score on the counterattack early in the quarter before having 69 percent time in forward half in the last ten minutes of the term.

  • Q1 33:17

    The siren has sounded to end Q1.

  • Q1 32:30

    An excellent goal from McDonaldTipungwuti capped a period of territorial control by the Bombers and was their first goal of the night to come from a forward half chain.

  • Q1 32:09

    GOALBombers (Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti)

  • Q1 31:44

    BEHINDBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 29:20

    BEHINDDemons (Rushed)

  • Q1 28:30

    The 33 points currently scored by Essendon is more than it has scored in the first half of either game this season.

  • Q1 27:36

    BEHINDBombers (Dylan Shiel)

  • Q1 26:24

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 25:05

    The goal to Alex NealBullen was the first of the night to come from a centre bounce clearance. Melbourne was the No.1 ranked team at winning these contests and score differential from them in 2018.

  • Q1 24:46

    GOALDemons (Alex Neal-Bullen)

  • Q1 23:15

    Eight of the first ten free kicks have gone the way of the Bombers, with Jake Stringer capitalising on the last such free. This free kick differential is responsible for the contested possession count being in favour of Essendon.

  • Q1 22:58

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q1 21:05

    Both goals to the Demons have come following midfield intercepts. Melbourne currently leads 134 in this count with these intercepts generating the inside 50 advantage.

  • Q1 20:34

    GOALDemons (Jay Lockhart)

  • Q1 19:52

    BEHINDBombers (Dyson Heppell)

  • Q1 18:59

    Four scoring shots from seven inside 50 entries now for the Bombers who are ranked second last this season at converting such opportunities.

  • Q1 18:20

    GOALBombers (Jake Stringer)

  • Q1 11:36

    Essendon has won the last five clearances, with three of these won by captain Dyson Heppell who has spent 50 percent of game time this season on the wing.

  • Q1 11:18

    BEHINDBombers (Darcy Parish)

  • Q1 09:44

    Essendon has a kicking efficiency of only 45 percent in its forward half of the ground this season (ranked last), but has started with two goals from two inside 50 entries and five of six kicks in the forward half have been effective.

  • Q1 09:34

    GOALBombers (Orazio Fantasia)

  • Q1 08:58

    Bombers InterchangeKobe Mutch and is possibly out for the game.

  • Q1 04:53

    The Bombers have won just 24 percent of their defensive oneon-one contests this season (ranked second last), with a one-on-one contest lost in the passage of play leading to the Melksham goal.

  • Q1 04:53

    GOALDemons (Jake Melksham)

  • Q1 01:08

    The opening goal to Essendon was sourced from a chain started in the defensive half. The Bombers have averaged only 12 points from their defensive half chains this season (ranked last).

  • Q1 01:08

    GOALBombers (Shaun McKernan)

  • Q1 00:25

    Despite their struggles this season, the Demons are the No.1 ranked team at winning centre bounce clearances and they won the opening such clearance tonight.

  • Q1 00:00

    Q1 is now underway.

  • Q0 00:00

    Essendon has not kicked a goal in the first quarter of either game this season. The last time that the Bombers had three consecutive games without an opening quarter goal was 1902.

  • Q0 00:00

    Melbourne is ranked last for kicking efficiency differential and first for playing on following a mark this season, indicating it has not always got the right balance in ball movement between speed and precision.

  • Q0 00:00

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  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Bombers: M.Brown (Omitted), D.Myers (Illness), K.Langford (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Bombers: Z.Clarke, J.Ridley, K.Mutch

  • Q0 00:00

    Outs for Demons: S.May (Injured), T.Sparrow (Omitted)

  • Q0 00:00

    Ins for Demons: C.Wagner, J.Wagner

  • Q0 00:00

    Welcome to MCG for the Melbourne v Essendon Round 3 clash.

Bomber blitz sends Demons' season deeper into hell

Ben Guthrie  April 5, 2019 10:35 PM

Highlights: Melbourne v Essendon The Demons and the Bombers clash in round three

THESE teams were supposed to be vying for positions in the top four.

After two rounds, Essendon, which declared in the pre-season there were no more excuses for not featuring in September, was 17th with coach John Worsfold under the pump, while Melbourne – a team many had tipped to be a premiership contender – was winless and stone motherless last on the AFL ladder.

To say the stakes on a balmy night at the MCG were high would have been a massive understatement and after a contest full of momentum swings, featuring inspired and not-so inspired football, it was Essendon which claimed its all-important first win of season 2019.

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An electric third quarter, which saw the Bombers ram home eight unanswered goals in 21 minutes, including two apiece to Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti and Devon Smith, laid the foundations for the 20.10 (130) to 18.4(112) victory.

The 18-point loss magnified the glaring issues Melbourne has encountered to begin the season and leaves Simon Goodwin's side in a precarious position to begin the year.

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McDonald-Tipungwuti, a microcosm of the Bombers' mediocre start to the season, put on a show on Friday night, with his four goals – two of them absolute pearlers – from 13 disposals sparking the Bombers' misfiring attack.

Shaun McKernan (four goals) and Jake Stringer (four) also made the most of their opportunities, as the Bombers sliced and diced Melbourne's porous defence with up-tempo ball movement.

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Marquee recruit Dylan Shiel was influential throughout, and although his disposal efficiency (51.6 per cent) will be questioned, his ability to win the ball in congestion and drive it forward (eight inside 50s) was pivotal in the Bombers' victory. Smith also provided important run and carry and laid nine tackles, while David Zaharakis finished the night with 31 touches.

Under-pressure skipper Dyson Heppell led from the front with 27 disposals and five tackles, after a week in which the club's on-field leadership was widely criticised.

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Essendon's win did not come without its shaky moments, as Melbourne turned a 21-point quarter-time deficit into a seven-point lead at the major break after ramming home six goals on the trot in a period of outstanding football.

Angus Brayshaw (34 disposals) and Christian Petracca were central to the Demons' second-quarter fightback, although the latter's influence waned the longer the game went, while Jayden Hunt (three goals) and Bayley Fritsch (21 touches) battled hard to keep their team in the game.

But as Essendon's third-quarter charge went into full swing, the Demons' team defence was all at sea and, coupled with dreadful ball use coming out of defensive 50, the Bombers were able to take full advantage of Melbourne's inconsistency.

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The Demons trimmed the margin to 16 points early in the final term after Hunt's third major, but young Bombers Andrew McGrath and Darcy Parish stepped up when their side needed them to, with clutch goals that put the exclamation mark on a much-needed victory.

NEXT UP
Melbourne has a six-day turnaround before its first interstate trip of the season against Sydney at the SCG on Thursday night. Essendon will face Brisbane at the MCG next Saturday afternoon. 

MEDICAL ROOM
Melbourne: Tom McDonald limped from the field in the second term after landing awkwardly on his ankle and went straight down to the rooms. The forward came back onto the ground and played out the game.

Essendon: Kobe Mutch injured his left hamstring in the first quarter and played no further part in the match. Devon Smith spent time down in the rooms being checked for concussion symptoms in the second term, but returned to the game. Aaron Francis was sore late in the game and hobbled to the bench before receiving treatment.


MELBOURNE  3.1  10.1  12.3   18.4 (112)
ESSENDON    6.4   8.6   15.6   20.10 (130) 

GOALS
Melbourne: Hunt 3, Harmes 3, Lockhart 2, Weideman 2, Melksham 2, Neal-Bullen, C.Wagner, Petracca, Gawn, Kolodjashnij, Brayshaw
Essendon:
McDonald-Tipungwuti 4, McKernan 4, Stringer 4, Smith 2, Fantasia 2, Baguley, Zaharakis, McGrath, Parish
 

BEST
Melbourne: Brayshaw, Gawn, Oliver, Petracca, Jetta
Essendon:
Heppell, Shiel, McDonald-Tipungwuti, Zaharakis, Stringer, Fantasia
 

INJURIES
Melbourne: McDonald (ankle)
Essendon:
Mutch (hamstring), Francis (corked quad)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Stevic, Harris, Haussen

Official crowd: 52,475 at the MCG

Melbourne

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 Angus Brayshaw 22 12 34 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 129
2 Max Gawn 12 5 17 6 43 2 4 1 1 0 107
3 James Harmes 12 9 21 0 0 1 3 6 3 2 90
4 Jayden Hunt 12 4 16 4 0 2 1 2 3 1 82
5 Clayton Oliver 10 19 29 2 0 1 3 4 0 0 82
6 Jack Viney 11 10 21 3 0 1 2 6 0 0 81
7 Bayley Fritsch 16 5 21 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 75
8 Christian Petracca 8 8 16 5 0 0 0 3 1 0 73
9 Jay Lockhart 9 5 14 5 0 1 2 2 2 0 67
10 Christian Salem 15 5 20 2 0 1 1 2 0 0 67
11 Jake Melksham 7 3 10 2 0 3 0 4 2 0 64
12 Sam Weideman 7 7 14 3 2 1 1 2 2 0 64
13 Kade Kolodjashnij 6 6 12 5 0 0 1 2 1 0 56
14 Nathan Jones 8 12 20 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 55
15 Josh Wagner 7 9 16 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 51
16 Corey Wagner 5 7 12 3 0 0 3 4 1 0 51
17 Michael Hibberd 11 5 16 2 0 2 2 1 0 0 49
18 Sam Frost 10 3 13 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 43
19 Alex Neal-Bullen 4 4 8 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 43
20 Neville Jetta 5 6 11 2 0 3 2 3 0 0 42
21 Oscar McDonald 3 2 5 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 27
22 Tom McDonald 3 3 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 23

Essendon

Player K H D M HO FF FA T G B AF
1 David Zaharakis 19 12 31 4 0 5 1 4 1 0 117
2 Dyson Heppell 13 14 27 8 0 2 0 5 0 1 114
3 Dylan Shiel 16 15 31 4 0 1 0 4 0 2 109
4 Orazio Fantasia 17 4 21 10 0 2 1 2 2 0 108
5 Devon Smith 12 3 15 4 0 2 1 9 2 0 101
6 Zach Merrett 12 14 26 1 0 3 1 7 0 0 95
7 Darcy Parish 16 8 24 4 0 1 1 3 1 3 95
8 Jake Stringer 9 1 10 3 0 2 2 6 4 1 83
9 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 9 5 14 4 0 1 1 3 4 0 83
10 Andrew McGrath 10 13 23 2 0 1 0 3 1 0 81
11 Conor McKenna 17 3 20 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 79
12 Shaun McKernan 5 8 13 5 0 2 2 3 4 1 79
13 Jordan Ridley 9 5 14 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 63
14 Michael Hurley 16 1 17 6 0 0 2 0 0 0 62
15 Aaron Francis 8 5 13 6 0 0 0 2 0 0 60
16 Tom Bellchambers 6 4 10 1 21 3 2 3 0 0 59
17 Zac Clarke 2 8 10 3 13 0 2 2 0 1 47
18 Mark Baguley 5 5 10 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 46
19 Patrick Ambrose 6 4 10 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 44
20 Matt Guelfi 8 7 15 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 43
21 Adam Saad 7 8 15 2 0 0 3 2 0 0 42
22 Kobe Mutch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Melbourne

Player No. K H D CP UP DE% CLG M CM M50 HO CLR CC ST R50 FF FA T 1PC Bo i50 G B GA G% TG% AF
1 Angus Brayshaw 10 22 12 34 12 24 61 3 8 1 1 0 7 2 5 2 1 0 2 1 0 10 1 0 0 100 69 129
2 Max Gawn 11 12 5 17 9 8 76 4 6 3 1 43 6 3 3 1 2 4 1 2 0 4 1 0 0 50 83 107
3 James Harmes 4 12 9 21 11 12 57 5 0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 1 3 6 0 0 9 3 2 0 60 86 90
4 Jayden Hunt 29 12 4 16 8 7 68 2 4 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 60 80 82
5 Clayton Oliver 13 10 19 29 17 14 65 5 2 0 0 0 8 6 2 1 1 3 4 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 83 82
6 Jack Viney 7 11 10 21 12 9 61 3 3 0 1 0 7 6 1 0 1 2 6 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 75 81
7 Bayley Fritsch 31 16 5 21 8 10 71 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 86 75
8 Christian Petracca 5 8 8 16 6 9 62 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 2 50 91 73
9 Jay Lockhart 41 9 5 14 6 8 57 5 5 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 1 0 4 2 0 0 66 68 67
10 Christian Salem 3 15 5 20 9 7 70 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 90 67
11 Jake Melksham 18 7 3 10 6 4 70 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 2 2 0 1 66 83 64
12 Sam Weideman 26 7 7 14 10 4 64 1 3 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 0 1 100 87 64
13 Kade Kolodjashnij 16 6 6 12 3 9 58 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 1 100 71 56
14 Nathan Jones 2 8 12 20 7 13 95 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 80 55
15 Josh Wagner 42 7 9 16 10 7 68 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 87 51
16 Corey Wagner 40 5 7 12 4 8 91 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 2 0 2 1 0 1 100 81 51
17 Michael Hibberd 14 11 5 16 5 10 50 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 87 49
18 Sam Frost 17 10 3 13 5 7 76 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 84 43
19 Alex Neal-Bullen 30 4 4 8 2 5 62 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 100 78 43
20 Neville Jetta 39 5 6 11 7 4 100 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3 2 3 7 0 2 0 0 1 0 80 42
21 Oscar McDonald 28 3 2 5 1 4 60 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 97 27
22 Tom McDonald 25 3 3 6 2 4 83 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 73 23

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 19 12 31 16 15 74 2 4 0 0 0 7 4 3 4 5 1 4 1 2 5 1 0 2 50 89 117
2 Dyson Heppell 21 13 14 27 14 15 70 1 8 0 0 0 5 2 3 1 2 0 5 1 0 5 0 1 2 0 84 114
3 Dylan Shiel 9 16 15 31 13 17 51 5 4 0 1 0 5 4 1 0 1 0 4 1 0 8 0 2 0 0 84 109
4 Orazio Fantasia 13 17 4 21 3 18 81 2 10 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 2 0 3 4 2 0 1 66 83 108
5 Devon Smith 5 12 3 15 7 10 66 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 2 0 2 1 9 1 1 7 2 0 1 100 76 101
6 Zach Merrett 7 12 14 26 14 15 84 2 1 0 0 0 6 2 4 2 3 1 7 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 79 95
7 Darcy Parish 3 16 8 24 14 10 70 2 4 0 3 0 7 4 3 2 1 1 3 0 4 6 1 3 1 25 84 95
8 Jake Stringer 25 9 1 10 4 5 70 2 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 1 4 1 1 80 86 83
9 Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti 43 9 5 14 4 8 85 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 3 3 4 0 2 100 88 83
10 Andrew McGrath 1 10 13 23 10 13 73 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 100 84 81
11 Conor McKenna 45 17 3 20 7 11 75 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 91 79
12 Shaun McKernan 44 5 8 13 8 7 84 2 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 4 1 0 80 89 79
13 Jordan Ridley 14 9 5 14 4 10 85 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 79 63
14 Michael Hurley 18 16 1 17 4 11 76 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 97 62
15 Aaron Francis 10 8 5 13 5 7 69 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 77 60
16 Tom Bellchambers 2 6 4 10 5 5 80 4 1 0 0 21 4 3 1 2 3 2 3 6 0 2 0 0 2 0 94 59
17 Zac Clarke 20 2 8 10 3 7 60 3 3 0 1 13 3 2 1 0 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 89 47
18 Mark Baguley 12 5 5 10 7 4 80 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 50 88 46
19 Patrick Ambrose 29 6 4 10 5 6 60 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 93 44
20 Matt Guelfi 35 8 7 15 8 7 60 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 1 2 1 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 79 43
21 Adam Saad 42 7 8 15 7 9 66 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 3 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 85 42
22 Kobe Mutch 19 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 3 0

Team Lineups

Melbourne

B

  • Michael Hibberd,
  • Oscar McDonald,
  • Neville Jetta

HB

  • Bayley Fritsch,
  • Sam Frost,
  • Christian Salem

C

  • Jayden Hunt,
  • Clayton Oliver,
  • Nathan Jones

HF

  • James Harmes,
  • Sam Weideman,
  • Kade Kolodjashnij

F

  • Alex Neal-Bullen,
  • Tom McDonald,
  • Jake Melksham

Fol

  • Max Gawn,
  • Christian Petracca,
  • Jack Viney

I/C

  • Angus Brayshaw,
  • Corey Wagner,
  • Jay Lockhart,
  • Josh Wagner

No Late Change

In

  • Corey Wagner,
  • Josh Wagner

Out

  • Tom Sparrow (Omitted),
  • Steven May (Injured)

Milestones:

  • Jayden Hunt  - Played 50th game

Essendon

B

  • Aaron Francis,
  • Patrick Ambrose,
  • Conor McKenna

HB

  • Dyson Heppell,
  • Michael Hurley,
  • Adam Saad

C

  • Orazio Fantasia,
  • Zach Merrett,
  • Darcy Parish

HF

  • Jake Stringer,
  • Zac Clarke,
  • Jordan Ridley

F

  • Devon Smith,
  • Shaun McKernan,
  • Mark Baguley

Fol

  • Tom Bellchambers,
  • David Zaharakis,
  • Dylan Shiel

I/C

  • Andrew McGrath,
  • Kobe Mutch,
  • Matt Guelfi,
  • Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti

No Late Change

In

  • Zac Clarke,
  • Jordan Ridley,
  • Kobe Mutch

Out

  • Mitch Brown (Omitted),
  • Kyle Langford (Omitted),
  • David Myers (Illness)

New

  • Zac Clarke

Last updated: 11:03pm Friday, April 5, 2019