Match Report: 10.12.72 2018 - Melbourne 16.12.108 defeated Essendon 10.12.72

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Essendon Player Reports

Kobe Mutch
First game... 20 touches and 6 marks. Playing an outside game.

Brendon Goddard
Floating in midfield as is his wont
Goddard contributed with 24 possessions, 8 grabs, 6 tackles and 0.1.

Devon Smith
Rotating forward and midfield
Smith contributed with 22 touches, 2 grabs, 6 tackles and managed 2.1.

James Stewart
Up forward on Oscar McDonald
Stewart contributed with 14 possessions, 3 tackles, 2 ruck taps, kicked 1.1 and 3 frees against.

Jake Stringer
Starting forward on Hibberd
Stringer contributed with 9 touches, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 3.3 on the scoreboard.

Dyson Heppell
Leading the inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 18 disposals, 2 grabs and 6 tackles.

Zach Merrett
Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 29 possessions, 2 marks and 10 tackles.

Mark Baguley
Playing small defender
Baguley contributed with 9 possessions, 3 marks and 5 tackles.

Cale Hooker
In defence on Weideman
Hooker added 20 possessions and 3 marks.

Michael Hurley
At CHB on Tom McDonald
Hurley added 26 possessions and 7 grabs.

Jackson Merrett
Starting deep forward
Merrett also had 8 touches.

Adam Saad
Running from defence
Saad contributed with 14 touches, 3 grabs and 5 tackles.

Matt Guelfi
Rotating in midfield
Guelfi contributed with 19 disposals, 4 grabs and 3 tackles.

Patrick Ambrose
In defence on Hogan
Ambrose contributed with 15 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles.

Ben McNiece
Starting in defence
McNiece contributed with 16 touches, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

Jayden Laverde
Playing a HFF role
Laverde contributed with 21 touches, 10 grabs, 2 tackles and managed 1.1.

Darcy Parish
Starting on a wing
Parish contributed with 20 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles.

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 13 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles, booted 2.2 and 3 frees against.

Andrew McGrath
Coming off a HBF
McGrath contributed with 26 possessions, 5 marks and 2 tackles.

David Zaharakis
Playing midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 28 possessions, 3 marks, 7 tackles and 1.0 on the scoreboard.

Joe Daniher
At CHF on Lever
Daniher contributed with 11 disposals, 5 marks, kicked 0.3 and 3 frees against.

Matthew Leuenberger
First ruck
Leuenberger contributed with 19 disposals, 3 tackles, 23 ruck taps and 5 frees against.

Melbourne Player Reports

Max Gawn
Big Q3 with two goals... 42 hit outs... also 16 disposals and 6 marks with 5 tackles... 2.2 as well... umps paid him 4FF. First ruck.

Jake Melksham
Quality goal assists... 14 disposals including 10 kicks... also 5 marks and 2 tackles... and scored 2.1. Starting at half forward.

Charlie Spargo
First game... 2.0 from 18 possessions and 4 marks plus 3 tackles. Starting forward.

Tom McDonald
Started back but switched forward in Q1 to play CHF on Hurley
McDonald contributed with 16 disposals, 5 marks, 2 hit outs, 2.0 and 3 frees against.

James Harmes
Mostly starting at half forward
Harmes contributed with 23 disposals, 3 marks, 9 tackles, 0.1 and 3 frees against.

Sam Weideman
Third tall forward on Hooker
Weideman added 9 disposals and 3 marks.

Nathan Jones
Leading the inside midfield
Jones contributed with 24 disposals, 6 tackles, managed 0.1 and 3 free kicks given away.

Jordan Lewis
Starting behind the ball
Lewis added 19 disposals and 6 grabs.

Alex Neal-Bullen
Playing an outside game
Neal-Bullen contributed with 8 disposals, 3 tackles and 0.1.

Clayton Oliver
Playing inside midfield
Oliver contributed with 19 possessions, 2 grabs and 7 tackles.

Neville Jetta
Playing small defender
Jetta contributed with 16 touches, 5 marks and 4 tackles.

Bernie Vince
Starting at half back
Vince contributed with 13 touches, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

Jayden Hunt
Running from defence
Hunt added 11 touches and 4 marks.

Angus Brayshaw
Playing a HFF role
Brayshaw contributed with 21 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 0.1.

Bayley Fritsch
Starting in attack
Fritsch contributed with 14 touches, 8 grabs and 3.1 on the scoreboard.

Jake Lever
At CHB on Daniher
Lever contributed with 13 possessions, 6 grabs and 3 tackles.

Michael Hibberd
Standing Stringer
Hibberd contributed with 24 possessions, 8 grabs and 4 tackles.

Oscar McDonald
Standing Stewart
McDonald added 9 possessions and 4 grabs.

Mitch Hannan
Starting forward
Hannan contributed with 18 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and 3.1.

Christian Salem
Coming off a HBF
Salem contributed with 27 touches, 4 marks and 5 tackles.