#6   Essendon

Age: 25yr 5mth Games: 94 Born: Mar 04, 1994
Height: 200cm Weight: 95kg Position:

2017 Digest:   Battled knee soreness across pre-season and been nursed through. Will round out his pre-season against Cats.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Imposing at stages in attack with Gibson his opponent. Finished with three goals, but could have kicked five or six. 7
2 Bris Had two goals by early second term before shifted to defence. Returned to attack in second half and added a third to his tally. 6
3 Carl Heavy rain doesn’t help tall forwards and Rowe had his measure. Only goal came in the first term. 4
4 Adel Two goals from four attempts, played more as a lead up role in the Bombers in the Bombers attack. 5
5 Coll Threatened to break the game open in the first term and eventually did so. Thumping game rotating forward to ruck. 9
6 Melb Could have kicked the Dees out of the game in first half – booted six behinds. Finally got a goal in third term and marked well. 5
7 Frem Strong game with 20 possessions and ruckwork. But his three goals straight was the best sign. 8
8 Geel Huge game highlighted by five brilliant goals, including the sealer in the final term. Key player in the victory. 8
9 WCE Broke the game open early with four goals. Ended with five – four where from general play. 8
10 Rich Roamed up forward and had stints in the ruck. Three goals all came in first half then party went dry. Dry parties are no good. 6
11 GWS Wasted the ball a bit by foot, but got on his bike to get involved higher up the ground. Fair. 5
12 Port Three first-half goals, then added one in the final term. Played unusual role as foil to red-hot Hooker. 7
13 Bye.
14 Syd Booted a Buddy-esque goal in first term and had a ‘nearly night’. Took huge mark late. 5
15 Bris Looked like tearing the game apart early, but Andrews managed to rein him in to reasonable levels. 5
16 Coll Ended with three goals in what was a pretty good battle with Goldsack. Did his bit and moved well from the forward half. 6
17 StK On Carlisle and took mark of night , but his opponent kept at him. Four goals was a good night. 6
18 NM Denied a couple of marks by team-mates during the first quarter. Quiet after that. Two goals including one in junk time. 5
19 WB A one-man band in attack. Booted six goals, but also kicked four behinds. A dominant force. 9
20 Carl Had a heavyweight battle with Jones. Two early goals and another in final term helped team over the line. Spent time in ruck. 6
21 Adel Dangerous on Talia with three goals in first half, but couldn’t improve tally after that. 5
22 GCS Quiet night opposed to May, booting just the one goal. Afforded little space to launch at the footy. 2
23 Frem Booted two and missed a few others, but spent too much effort on trying to draw frees. 5
EF Syd Took a screamer and kicked a goal to start game and that was only real highlight of the day. Ended with three majors. 6

2016 Season

1 GCS Fascinating battle with May, can't question work rate. 5
2 Melb Grabbed 15 marks and was menacing up forward. Only downside inaccurate kicking. 8
3 Port Bombers’ best forward with two goals and burnt Trengove for pace several times. 6
4 Geel Well beaten by Lonergan. One mark – his lowest tally since none in Round 5 last year. 1
5 Coll Hardly sighted in the first half in what was a day to forget for the key forward. 3
6 Carl One goal in final term but for the most part Rowe had the better of the match-up. 4
7 Syd Comprehensively beaten by Grundy, kicking just the one behind. 3
8 NM Struggled up forward but fared slightly better when thrown into the ruck. Two goals. 5
9 StK Was the main attacking focus in the first half and did some good things. 6
10 Rich Rance was his master but to his credit never gave up. Seven marks, two goals. 5
11 Frem Booted two goals in the first half then fell away. 5
12 Haw Loomed dangerously in attack. Booted two early goals. 6
13 GWS Timing with his marks was off and missed a couple of key sots at goal. Two goals. 4
15 WCE Booted three goals and took contested marks. A shining light. 7
16 StK Took the mark of the day, but his shit missed. Typified his day. Always threatened. 6
17 Rich Dropped a hanger in second term but came into game in a big way with two late goals. 5
18 Bris Ended with four goals, but could have had a big bag opposed to Merrett. Bloodied mouth early. 7
19 Adel Best Bomber on the night with four goals on the rarely beaten Talia. 8
20 Geel Worked hard to present and grabbed eight marks. One long-range goal a beauty. 6
21 GCS Higher up ground early to provide marking target. Kicked a ripper goal and contested hard. 6
22 WB Some terrific marks and always biggest threat. Kicking for goal a nightmare. 6
23 Carl Bagged five in a big key forward performance. Far too good for Rowe. 8

2015 Season

1 Syd Started well and still developing. 3
2 Haw Kicked three vital goals and even pushed into defence. Another big step forward. 7
3 Carl Couple of lucky free kicks early and ended with three goals. Moved well. 6
4 Coll Frost was able to quell him. Delivery forward wasn’t ideal and wet didn’t help. 5
5 StK Couldn’t get a sniff and subbed out. 1
6 Frem Had two shots for one goal. Fairly quiet though. 4
7 NM Thompson had the better of him but never stopped competing. 5
8 Bris Commanding performance with a career-best six goals. 8
9 Rich A couple of goals and pulled down seven grabs from limited opportunities. 5
10 Geel Missed some early shots and after that Cats took over. At least kept battling. 4
11 WCE No goals and no impact when rucking either. 4
13 Haw One goal from limited opportunities but generally struggled against Gibson/Lake. 3
14 StK On Fisher at start and couldn’t get a foothold in the game. 2
15 Melb Torched McDonald. Matchwinner marked and kicked beautifully. 9
16 NM Missed some chances early that would have given momentum. Ended with two. 4
17 Port Well-beaten and kicking for goal had mixed results. 4
18 WB Tough day at the office with Morris on his wheel. Only goal in final term. 3
19 GWS Should have booted a bagful on Corr but ended up with two. Fair. 6
20 Adel Hammered by Talia in a great learning experience. Four marks. 1
21 GCS Copped a massive hit to the ribs and subbed out. Very quiet beforehand. 2
22 Rich Gave his all but found the going tough on Chaplin. Eight marks, no goals. 4
23 Coll Left field with concussion early but returned to play a role. Five marks. 4

2014 Season

1 NM Movement troubled Thompson early but then hauled in. 5
2 Haw Lack of size forced him into clumsy efforts but did a few good things when rucking. 4
3 Carl Kept quiet by Jamison early but did some good things when rotating through ruck. 4
4 Frem McPharlin had his measure in attack and he struggled with Sandilands size in ruck. 4
5 StK Picked up by Gwilt and Bruce. Couldn’t get a grip on the game at all. 2
6 Coll Early goal but then unable to stamp anything on the contest opposed to Keeffe. 3
7 WB More promising signs. Just needs to stay involved in the game. 5
8 Bris One clever half volley goal but otherwise quiet. 3
9 Syd Out-bodied easily but continued to try. Took a few big grabs. 4
11 Rich Late inclusion for Hurley and made the most of it. Three goals and had a pep in his step. 6
12 GWS Growing in confidence and booted 3.4 including vital goal when GWS threatened. 6
13 Melb Got his hands to plenty of marks but either spilled them or was spoilt. One goal. 4
14 Adel Not big stats but his first term set up two goals. 5
15 Geel Two goals but generally well held by Lonergan in marking contests 5
16 Port No goals but led well around the 50 metre arc. 4
17 Coll A few good leads on Frost, but not a big factor. 3
18 Collarbone.
19 Shoulder.
20 Rich Chaplin played him on a break for most of night. Four marks and no goals. 3
21 WCE Didn’t have a big impact but kicked a vital goal in third term. 3
22 GCS Showcased athleticism at times up forward and in ruck. Two goals proved handy. 5
23 Carl Presented well and kicked two fine second-quarter goals. Tired after half time. 5
EF NM Caused Firrito headaches and bagged four. This was a breakout night. 7
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2013 Season

1 PM Presented well up forward. Promising display. -
2 VFL Mouth-watering after a slow start. Five goals, 11 marks. -
3 VFL Provided a great target up forward despite being goalless. -
4 VFL Shining light again up forward with four goals. Super. -
5 Rested.
6 VFL Radar was awry booting 2.5. Found the ball well though. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Continued to press for a senior debut with four goals. -
9 VFL Kicked four to half time (ended with 5.3). Gault clamped down in 2nd half. -
10 VFL Forced higher up the ground this week. 10 marks, two goals. -
11 Carl All eyes on talented kid’s debut. Marked well and no lack of confidence. 5
12 GCS Three goals in the first half and a few beautiful marks. Quiet after main break. 6
14 VFL Kicked two early goals and took some strong marks. Well held after that. -
15 VFL On fire early opposed to Rowe. Ended with four goals. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Kicked 1.4 and struggled to handle the blustery conditions. -
18 Haw Really struggled and subbed out in third term after two kicks. 1
19 VFL Kept goalless by Lever but took plenty of nice marks. -
20 VFL Kicked two goals and marked well but radar was off. -
21 NM Kicking for goal wasteful by the big youngster 4
22 Carl Took some nice grabs and provided a valuable lead-up target. 6
23 Knee.