#32   Essendon

Age: 28yr 2mth Games: 80 Born: Aug 24, 1991
Height: 175cm Weight: 79kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Dynamic forward-of-centre player who has looked sharp in two hitouts to date. Looks to have improved.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Gave customary zip and wasn’t afraid to tuck ball under arm and have dash.okay without starring. 5
2 Bris Did his best in first half but that did not detract for him his overall contribution. 7
3 Carl Wet conditions should have suited but many of his 16 disposals amounted to very little. 3
4 Adel Three goals from the wing where his speed was evident. 6
5 Coll Handy on a wing where his pace won him possessions and disrupted the Magpies. 5
6 Melb Bright start, but unable to use his speed to his advantage, other than booting a running goal in final term 5
7 Frem Essendon needed more run from him. He had 15 touches. 5
8 Geel Provided some pop as a link player but only seven effective disposals. Played a very minor role. 2
9 WCE Went to Gaff on a wing and did a super job curtailing his impact. Had 20 touches and kicked a goal. 7
10 Rich Couldn’t get into the game at all despite 17 disposals. Only eight of those were effective. 4
11 GWS Just the 12 possessions and a goal. Energy was there, just needed to find the Sherrin a bit more. 4
12 Port Leg issue in third term but came back on. Did some good things and found a bit of the ball. 5
13 Bye.
14 Syd Struggled to get into the game in the first half, but booted the goal that broke the Swans back in final term. 6
15 Bris Didn’t get a kick and had nine handpasses. Needed to do more at foot of packs in forward half. 2
16 Coll Found space and was a link player at times with 18 disposals, two inside-50s and one goal. Handy. 6
17 StK Worked at a better level and had a strong final term when it was all over. 4
18 NM Didn’t catch the eye of have a massive impact with his 14 disposals. Always buzzing around the packs though. 4
19 WB Kicked a fine running goal to get Bombers going and zipped about, but not a massive factor. 5
20 Carl Busy bee wingman hurried around like a wife in a $2 shop; 14 possessions and five inside-50s. 5
21 Adel Rarely sighted in first two quarters, but managed to kick big goal late. 3
22 Rested.
23 Frem Buzzed about in front half to give some speed. Okay. 5
EF Syd Nipped in at times but not enough to concern the Swans who shut him down. Workrate pretty good for 20 possessions. 6

2016 Season

1 Suspended.
2 Suspended.
3 Suspended.
4 Suspended.
5 Suspended.
6 Suspended.
7 Suspended.
8 Suspended.
9 Suspended.
10 Suspended.
11 Suspended.
12 Suspended.
13 Suspended.
14 Suspended.
16 Suspended.
17 Suspended.
18 Suspended.
19 Suspended.
20 Suspended.
21 Suspended.
22 Suspended.
23 Suspended.

2015 Season

1 Syd Very active early in Bombers’ big start. Like others, tapered at the end. 6
2 Haw Provided dash on the outside and late goal gave them the chance to pinch it. 6
3 Carl Great example of impacting game without huge stats. Three score assists. 7
4 Coll Showed his burst at times but only four inside-50s and no goals. 5
5 StK Generally contained by Geary but managed to kick winner. 4
6 Frem Kicked a goal in the final term but the team needed run from him earlier. 4
7 NM Two early goals then drifted out of the contest as game unfolded. 5
8 Bris Not a huge game but made decisive bursts at times. 5
9 Rich Lifted after half time and was instrumental with his run and carry. 7
10 Geel Tried hard to provide some run and one of few Bombers to break the lines. 6
11 WCE Essendon needed more than 10 touches from a speedy player at Subi. 3
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23 Foot.

2014 Season

1 PM Quiet early but had a big second term. -
2 PM Gave some dash and spark to the Bombers midfield. Good. -
3 Didn’t play for Essendon VFL.
4 Frem Late inclusion for Chapman and was OK without being a big factor. 5
5 VFL Buzzed about and broke the game up at times with pace. -
6 VFL Provided the leg speed needed to break open the contest. Very good. -
7 VFL Tried to break the lines but Sandy kept him under wraps. -
8 VFL Bye. -
9 VFL Had 26 possessions and ran hard but was a bit wasteful. -
10 VFL Ran hard to end with 19 possessions and a goal. Fair. -
11 VFL Worked hard in a beaten team to end with 26 possessions. -
12 VFL Bye. -
13 VFL In and out of the game but gave dash when needed. -
14 Adel Kicked a superb goal in the final term to top off a reasonable night. 6
15 Geel Pace worried the Cats and found space to use it. Two goals and five inside-50s. 7
16 Port Missed two opportunities to extend the Bombers’ lead at crucial times. 6
17 Coll Showed bursts of pace and is settling into regular spot thanks to pace. 3
18 WB Not as productive as previous weeks but contributed a goal and seven inside-50s. 6
19 Syd Had one big quarter and always tried to use pace to break the lines. 5
20 Rich Great third term his highlight. Offered little in between. 5
21 WCE Finished on strongly when his legs outstripped tired opponents. 6
22 GCS Hurt Suns with his speed and really important with six touches in final term. 6
23 Carl Got off the leash in the second term and his speed was a weapon. 6
EF NM Pacy bursts often had North on back foot. 6
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

1 PM Used the ball well in midfield. Good performance. -
2 VFL Used the ball well and broke the game open with his zip. -
3 Frem Sub came on early in third term and gave some spark. 3
4 VFL In and out of the game in return to VFL. -
5 Coll Looked overawed early but worked into the game. Subbed out for Myers. 3
6 VFL Battled away but was part of a badly beaten midfield. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Kicked three goals and was lively throughout. -
9 VFL Broke the lines at times and battled hard in the contest. -
10 VFL Burst in and out of the game. Gave spark with his run. -
11 VFL Broke the game open with his leg speed and spread from the stoppages. -
12 VFL Played a solid four quarters. One of the Bombers few winners. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Was in everything early, but influenced waned as the Bees got on top. -
15 Port Started as the sub but on early for Watson. Gave some run and dash. 4
16 WB Buzzed around a wing to be a link player. Did enough to stay in the team. 6
17 GWS The most dangerous small forward on the ground. 7
18 Haw Didn’t have an inside-50 or clearance and only one tackle. Little impact. 3
19 Coll Horror day. Managed only three effective disposals. Back to VFL? 1
20 VFL Poor early, but was a strong contributor in the second half. -
21 Calf.
22 Calf.
23 VFL Strong running game in midfield after a short injury layoff. -

2012 Season

5 VFL Great return from injury. One of the Gold’s few winners. -
6 Bris Subbed on in the third quarter and lively but missed a shot at goal. 3
7 WCE Sub came on at the last change. 1
8 VFL One of Bendigo’s better performers. Lively outing. -
9 GWS Had a very quiet night on the wing. 3
10 Melb One of the few Bombers who looked dangerous. 5
11 VFL Kicked two goals and buzzed around. -
12 VFL Not his best game but tried hard. -
15 VFL One of Bendigo’s best in the midfield. -
17 VFL Provided some zip in times of need. OK. -
18 VFL Gave some good zip on the outside against the Cats. -
19 Adel His pace was electrifying at times and kicked a goal from a Watson assist. 5
20 NM Busy in first half. Active small man who kept running. 6
21 VFL Worked hard and broke the game open a few times. -
22 VFL Two goals from midfield to be a good contributor. -
23 VFL Tried hard but didn’t have a great day. Kicking was poor. -