#25   Essendon

Age: 25yr 4mth Games: 90 Born: Apr 25, 1994
Height: 192cm Weight: 92kg Position:

2017 Digest:   After a dismal 2016 season he has had a relatively injury-free summer and has been used higher up the ground in JLT outings.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Coll Usual bit of everything – inspiring goal, nice marks, set-shots missed. On balance, a bare pass. 5
2 Syd Showed his explosion at times to kick three goals, including a brilliant running effort that sealed victory. 6
3 Frem Good around the clearances. Had his moments and kicked 1.2 from 18 possessions. 6
4 NM Looked dangerous with his speed and guile around the ball. Ended day with two goals and five inside-50s. 6
5 Bris Two effective disposals in opening half then got going to kick three second-half goals to be a key to the come-from-behind win. 7
6 GWS Two goals in two minutes late in second term and another in final term were some of the game’s highlights. 7
7 Rich Was doing OK until he looked to badly injure a knee in the third quarter 3
8 Knee.
9 Knee.
10 StK Fired from the start and was too mobile for Brown. Finished with five goals and could have had more in a fine game. 8
11 Bye.
12 Syd Could have been charged with trespassing in first half. Booted third term goal, but no impact when called on. 3
13 Melb Couldn’t get into the game at all. Five effective possessions not enough from a player of his calibre. 2
14 NM Playmaker came into game under pressure and while didn’t star he offered something to the cause. Kicked winning point. 6
15 WCE Right out of form despite coach’s best efforts, sending him to a wing in second term. An enigma inside a riddle. 2
16 Adel We all know his skill and strength are sublime, he needs to add work rate to his game to become truly elite. 6
17 Carl Getting a bit of it until did hamstring in first half and was done for the day; seven disposals. 1
18 Hamstring.
19 Hamstring.
20 Hamstring.
21 GWS Missed some chances in front of goal in second term and that was tory of his night. 4
22 Port Twinged left hamstring early on and was done for the day. 0
23 Hamstring.

2016 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 Frem Electric at times in attack, frustrating at others. Ended with five goals in a showman’s performance. 8
2 StK Only two goals, but roamed up the ground to provide space for others to exploit. 6
3 Haw Creamed by Stratton. Lucky to score a last quarter goal. 4
4 Carl Well held by Plowman and despite stat numbers his effectiveness and impact well down. 4
5 Bris Burst in and out of the game with one Mick Conlon-like goal. Ended with three majors. 6
6 NM Not his night. Couldn’t quite click and tried for screamers to lift himself. 5
7 Adel Found form at right time. Influenced the game at key junctures and ended with four goals. 8
8 Melb Five goals and seemed to kick them at crucial times to put the Demons back in their box. 8
9 GWS Didn’t hurt the Giants around goal and went missing for long periods of the game. 3
10 Coll On Reid and was well held. Didn’t apply enough pressure. 3
11 WCE Explosion from congestion helped set up a few goals and he scored two himself. Great battle with Sheppard. 6
12 Port Came into his own when the game needed to be won. 7
13 Geel Pressed right up the ground, which robbed Dogs of a forward target. Hurt wrist in final term. 4
15 Syd Mixed bag in attack with two goals in a minute crucial. 5
16 Rich Struggled until second half when booted four goals, including three in final term. 7
17 GCS Entertaining battle with May before going off with a shoulder injury in the third term. 4
18 Shoulder.
19 Geel Well held by Taylor. One goal but looked to be carrying that shoulder big time. 3
20 NM Slow start against Thompson. One kick in first half, but made things go his way. 5
21 Coll On Goldsack and goaled with initial kick late first term. Needed to lift. 3
22 VFL Five inside-50s and a goal but importantly laid nine tackles. Instant re-call? -
23 VFL Six inside-50s and one goal from 23 disposals. Handy without dominating. -
EF WCE Back in the team and unable to get going at any stage. Only hit the scoreboard in final term. 3
SF Haw Slow start on Stratton. Did some brilliant things and more like what is expected. 5
PF GWS Very quiet first half on Patfull then inserted himself into the game a bit more.. 4
GF Syd Struggled against Rampe apart from one important goal and couldn’t break free. Not his best. 3

2015 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Got off the chain at times and ended with 3.3. Could easily have kicked five. 6
2 Rich Two goals and some hard running a feature. Not huge but had influence. 5
3 Haw Quiet match overall. 3
4 Adel At forefront of big Bulldog start. Six goals to mid third term when injured a hip. 8
5 Syd Early goal and two for the match was a nice return opposed to Richards. 6
6 StK Four first-half goals then sparked Saints by roughing up Riewoldt. Not smart. 6
7 Frem Didn’t touch ball in opening term and couldn’t get into it. 3
8 Melb Radar off in front of goal. Missed the easy ones and kicked a hard one. 5
9 Ill.
10 Port The next Ricciuto – can outmuscle opponents in midfield and up forward. 6
12 Bris Kicked some brilliant goals of various types. Off with sore hip last term. 8
13 StK Generally well held by Dempster and didn’t score a goal. 4
14 Carl Just six kicks, but three goals were crucial in low scoring contest. 6
15 GCS Quiet in attack then came alive in final term to help steal an improbable win. 6
16 Geel Kolodjashnij has his measure for large parts. Only goal came in final term. 4
17 Coll Worked hard up the ground to play vital link role. A bit wasteful in front of goal. 6
18 Ess Four goals, including a couple of highlight reel efforts. 7
19 Port Fantastic performance and looks made for the big stage. 8
20 Melb Shook off Garland to end with four majors and was a dynamic performer. 8
21 WCE Superb. Kicked five goals and displayed some astonishing skills. 8
22 NM On Thompson initially. Showed breakaway speed when it mattered. 7
23 Bris His four goals seemed effortless. 7
EF Adel Twinge in hammy early. Talia kept tight rein but he contributed. 5

2014 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 WCE Had to push up the ground to get involved and was well held. 3
2 NM Promising display, but wasted several shots at goal. Unlucky to be subbed off. 5
3 Rich Movement and run in attack was too much for Chaplin early. 5
4 GWS Let Shaw have too much room in defence and wasn’t a factor on scoreboard. 2
5 Carl Had some moments but not enough. 4
6 Adel Used at both ends but was shown up by Podsiadly. Kicked a goal. 4
7 Ess Good job on Carlisle. Also kicked a goal. 5
8 Melb Battled away in defence. Mixed good and ordinary but chimed in. 5
10 GCS Wasn’t a real factor on the day. 4
11 VFL Bye. -
12 VFL Had 21 touches but wasn’t as influential as he’d like to be. -
13 VFL Burst into life in the second term to help maintain lead. -
14 VFL Battled hard and had an impact in spurts. -
15 Melb Career-high four goals and could have a few more. Best he has moved yet. 7
16 Geel No influence on game up forward but tough to conditions to get a kick 2
17 GCS Kicked two goals to play a role in the front half. 5
18 Ess Five goals and caused the Bombers problems. Fletcher had to be moved. 8
19 Haw Led strongly but just one goal not adequate reward. 4
20 StK Real spark in attack and Saints couldn’t tie him down. Four goals. 8
21 NM Kept under a tight leash this week. 3
22 Syd Came into game in second term and ended with two goals. OK. 5
23 GWS Four goals opposed to Buntine but was a bit selfish at times in attack. 6
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GF -

2013 Season

Played for : Western Bulldogs

1 VFL Worked hard and got through OK. -
2 VFL Bye. -
3 VFL Kicked five goals, four in an explosive second term. -
4 Adel Made his AFL debut as the sub for Giansiracusa in the third term. 3
5 Geel Kicked three goals and what he did had touch of class. Doggie fans excited. 6
6 WCE Brilliant goal but then copped knock on knee and subbed off. 2
7 Thigh.
8 GCS Gave a glimpse of his talent with three goals from limited opportunities. 6
9 StK Quiet on Roberton and subbed off in third quarter. 2
10 Port Struggled to get into the game. Minimal impact. 2
12 Coll Maxwell went with him. Kicked lovely goal at end and got free at times. 5
13 Rich Held his own in one-on-ones with Rance and kicked a ripper goal. 5
14 Melb Missed two shots at big sticks. Opportunities few and far between. 2
15 GWS The gifted youngster never really got going in Canberra. 4
16 Soreness.
17 Rested.
18 VFL Big final term helped wallpaper over an ordinary day. Three goals. -
19 VFL Hurt foot and was taken away for scans. -
20 Foot.
21 Foot.
22 Foot.
23 Foot.