#15   Essendon

Age: 27yr 0mth Games: 99 Born: Aug 24, 1992
Height: 178cm Weight: 77kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Former Lion looks to have sealed a Round 1 berth against Hawks after some impressive pre-season efforts. Had a foot issue at end of JLT.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Had some important touches late, but wasn’t the most influential player on the ground in Dons debut. 4
2 Hamstring.
3 Hamstring.
4 Adel No goals and no scoring assists, needs to do more as a small forward. 4
5 Coll Off the interchange into forward rotation; quiet until managed two important third-quarter goals, and an icer in the last. 6
6 Melb Unable to hit the scoreboard in attack and made some bad decisions with ball in hand. 3
7 Frem Lively. Kicked 1.2 and gave the team some energy. 5
8 Geel Two goals from seven kicks. Nipped in and out of the contest to play his role. Laid three tackles and three inside-50s. 5
9 WCE Another small forward who terrorised West Coast’s defenders. Booted two and could have had a few more. 6
10 Rich Seen less than a Hollywood recluse. Only goal was a gift from the umpires for a deliberate rushed behind against Short. 2
11 GWS Loomed at times as the Bomber’s most dangerous forward. Kicked three and missed a few others. 7
12 Port Off target in front of goal, but energy and effort in attack was handy. 7
13 Bye.
14 Syd Hurt arm in second term, but found the ball well. Missed some chances to hurt the Swans. 5
15 Bris Not a big day but did make and excellent run which culminated in a long goal. 3
16 Coll Worked hard but didn’t hit the scoreboard despite his best attempts; 11 disposals and one tackle. Keep his spot? 3
17 StK Nipped in for important goal late in second term and had strong third quarter 5
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Carl Nippy small forward wouldn’t have hit the floor if he fell out of bed. Ended with 1.4. 4
21 Adel Flashed in at times but not a big game. 3
22 GCS Missed a couple of chances and burnt a team mate along the way. Finished with an ankle injury. 3
23 Foot.
EF Foot.

2016 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Foot.
2 NM Managed to boot two goals but will be better for the run. 5
3 Geel Small forward scrounged a goal, laid three tackles and had six inside-50s. 5
4 GCS Had some influence but found Lemmens’ close-checking hard to shrug. 5
5 WB Had the blinkers on with ball in hand going forward on more than one occasion. Has to be better. 3
6 Soreness.
7 NEAFL Bye. -
8 Coll One of his worst games and that’s despite kicking a goal. No speed. Minimal impact. 4
9 NEAFL Won plenty of the ball but at times chose the wrong option or tried to do too much. -
10 NEAFL Played in midfield and was superb. 32 possessions and two goals to cap off game. -
11 Hip.
12 Hip.
13 NEAFL Lions’ most prominent forward, kicking five out of their seven goals. -
14 Rich Lively at times in the front half and applied improved defensive pressure. 6
16 GCS Dangerous at times though missed a couple of opportunities. 5
17 GWS Little return for his efforts at ground level. Too slow? 5
18 Ess Smart in front half with two goals and gave real bite. One of his better games this year. 6
19 Port If his worth was on energy spent, he’d be up there but his lack of pace was found out. 5
20 Adel No impact on the game, well held by Brown. 4
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.

2015 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Coll Zippy forward who kicked two goals but could easily have been four or five. 6
2 NM Couldn’t break free in first half. Not a memorable day. 4
3 Rich Just one goal and 12 touches. Quiet night. 4
4 WCE Lively for his quarter and half on the field. 4
5 GCS Roamed high to try and find the footy and was ineffective. 2
6 Carl One goal late in second term and two in second half made him a key player 7
7 Port Brilliant at ground level and made the most of his opportunities. 7
8 Ess On Baguley got away to a flying start but second half was very quiet. 4
9 StK One goal but definitely one of his quieter games. 6
10 GWS Perhaps paid too much attention to keeping Shaw quiet. Just one goal. 4
12 WB Bit too selfish in a couple of instances when he ignored options. 4
13 Adel Struggled in last quarter when needed most in around goal. 5
14 Frem Tackled hard in front half ¬– 11 tackles, and kicked a goal. OK. 6
15 Foot.
16 Foot.
17 Foot.
18 Foot.
19 Foot.
20 Foot.
21 Adel Started as the sub and didn’t impact the game. 4
22 Haw Two smart goals opposed to Duryea and got a bit of ball up field. 6
23 WB Lively and used his pace to make himself a go-to forward. Four goals! 7

2014 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 Haw Busy effort in attack and made Duryea accountable. Good start to the year. 6
2 Geel Huge second term was a highlight of his day. Quiet second half. 5
3 GCS Not his night. 2
4 Hamstring.
5 Hamstring.
6 StK A welcome inclusion at the forefront of the team’s strong start. 6
7 Syd Lively at times. Kicked a goal in second term when game in the balance. 5
8 Ess Often heated battle with Dempsey and kicked three excellent goals. 7
9 NM Kicked three of team’s six goals so he contributed. 5
11 Carl Dangerous speed machine kicked two good goals and could have had more. 5
12 WB Lively outing with two goals and got to the right spots at the fall of the ball. 6
13 GWS Very quiet night and beaten by Hunt. 2
14 Frem Apart from a goal over the back had no effect on game. 2
15 NM Made use of his eight kicks with three goals. Bobbed up at the right time. 6
16 Rich Bobbed up on occasions but pretty well held by Newman. 4
17 WCE Again made the most of chances and bagged two goals. 6
18 GCS Ideal conditions for small forward and he took advantage with three goals. 7
19 Melb Shut out totally by Jetta and was hampered by rolled ankle. 1
20 Adel Kicked two goals but closely guarded entire game. 5
21 Coll Bobbed up for two third-quarter goals that were important. Handy. 6
22 Frem Last quarter goal a bright spot on an otherwise dull afternoon. 4
23 Geel Three goals a handy return on a tough night. Did what he could. 6
QF -
SF -
PF -
GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 WB Picken tracked him early and he found chances limited 5
2 Adel Took his chances and kicked two goals from limited opportunities. 5
3 GCS Kicked a couple of goals and his pace was important. 4
4 NM Kicked a goal, but rarely sighted. 3
5 Melb Quiet game up forward. Tried to get involved but wasn’t his day. 3
6 Syd On at half time for Cornelius and booted two second half goals. OK. 4
7 WCE With the talls struggling, had chances for crumbs but didn’t convert. 4
8 Rested.
9 Carl Subbed in for McGrath third quarter. Had some impact with final term goal. 4
10 NEAFL Played through midfield and defence, very good game. -
11 NEAFL Bye. -
12 NEAFL Best on ground. 31 touches and three goals. -
13 NEAFL Brilliant for second week running. Four goals. -
14 NEAFL Very good for third week running. Four goals. -
15 GCS Battled hard. 5
16 NM Sub who played last quarter. 3
17 Melb Three goals in a tight tussle timely. Did well to keep his feet in contests. 6
18 Port Lively on occasions, just didn’t get enough of the footy. 4
19 StK Lively and creative kid who often looked dangerous. 5
20 Rich Showed a willingness to take the game on and run with the ball. 7
21 GWS Had 10 disposals until half time and then just five more. 5
22 WB Limited chances on Picken but kicked two goals. 3
23 Geel Sub. Had immediate impact with two last-quarter goals. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Brisbane

1 NEAFL Major influence in the middle across the four quarters. -
2 NEAFL Worked hard in the midfield and played his role. -
3 NEAFL Set the tone from the outset with his ball winning in tight. -
4 NEAFL Kicked three goals playing mainly at half forward. -
5 NEAFL Spent a lot of time up forward again. OK. -
7 NEAFL Broke the lines well through the middle. -
8 GWS Will never get 18 disposals as easy as these. 5
9 NM Covered ground with little effect in first half. Lovely snap goal right at the end. 3
10 WCE Shades of Ted Hopkins. Subbed on for last term and kicked three goals. 5
12 Haw Sighted a few times in first half then faded. 3
13 WB Stats not huge but did set up two goals through great vision. 4
14 Melb Kicked two goals but had a entertaining duel with Dunn. 5
15 Syd Couldn’t get near the ball until he was substituted in the third term. 1
16 NEAFL Crashed in and gave the Lions some life at half forward. -
17 NEAFL Good opening half but influence waned. -
18 NEAFL Kicked four goals and was a big factor at half forward. -
19 Rich Looked lively in his first game in a month. Kicked two goals. 5
20 Carl Speed caused Blues a few concerns and he was a positive for the Lions. 6
21 Adel Ran hard but his foot disposal let him down at times. 5
22 Port Kicked three great goals including a great finish from a tight angle. 7
23 WB Handy in-and-under effort. 6