#8   Essendon

Age: 24yr 12mth Games: 70 Born: Aug 25, 1994
Height: 191cm Weight: 86kg Position:

2017 Digest:   JLT series form was reasonable without getting carried away and might have done enough to secure a spot.

2017 NAB Cup:  

2017 Season

1 Haw Big job on Breust and did it well for long periods, although he was sloppy at times with free kicks. 6
2 Bris Showed plenty of courage and blanketed Taylor for all but about 15 minutes. 6
3 Carl Plugged away in the back half. Put body on line and went when he had to go. Steady without starring. 5
4 Senior emergency.
5 VFL Provided dash from defence with 24 possessions and six rebounds. Put his hand up for a recall. -
6 Melb Had both shoulders heavily padded and turned the ball over a bit by foot. Had 18 touches, four clearances. 4
7 Frem Quiet with only nine disposals. Kicked one goal. 4
8 VFL Excellent early on – rebounded well and also drove the ball into attack. Copped a knock to the leg. -
9 VFL Rebounded well from the back half and gave some dash. -
10 VFL Had 18 touches, but never really threatened to take over the game. -
11 GWS Gave away inches in defence, but did a good job overall. 6
12 Port Used down back and was aided by midfield’s control. Okay without being great. 5
13 Bye.
14 Syd Took Hayward and did well to keep him out of the game for long periods. Took some good marks and won key contests. 7
15 Bris Used the ball well whenever he got hold of it. 6
16 Coll Defended stoutly, put his body on the line and went when it was his time to go. Handy without starring. 6
17 StK Ran through the lines and created plenty of moves early. Saints couldn't counter his run. 7
18 NM Took some intercept marks but got caught wandering off the mark in the third quarter. Hyper extended his elbow which looked nasty. 6
19 WB Matched up on Dahlhaus when forward and Murphy. Did some good things overall. 5
20 Carl Rangy defender makes some decisions that would have a 97-year-old scratching his head. Any danger he could defend? 3
21 Adel Hard worker in the first half running out of defence and maintained the output. 7
22 GCS 100% efficiency from his 16 disposals. Establishing himself in senior lineup. 6
23 Frem Excellent early when the Bombers made the strong running. One of the best. 7
EF Syd Defender was as busy as a Hollywood housewife organising a pool party. Actually one of the side’s better performers. 7

2016 Season

1 GCS Mopped up well across half back. 5
2 Melb Great game. Got in the way down back and willing to leave his man to influence contests. 8
3 Port Five rebounds from defensive 50 a great output from the tall defender. 5
4 Geel Underrated player who is rarely beaten. Four rebound 50s, two inside-50s and two score assists. 7
5 Coll Struggled in the back half on a range of Collingwood’s small forwards. 2
6 Carl Defended well and offered something. Really progressive type in mould of Andrew Mackie. 6
7 VFL Returned from senior side and played a handy role across half back. -
8 VFL Won plenty of the ball and worked hard to be an option between the arcs. Solid game. -
9 StK Didn’t have a big day despite 19 possessions and decent efficiency. 4
10 Rich Sluggish start then at least started to get his hand to the ball. Spent time on Deledio. 5
11 Frem Plenty of the ball but didn’t hurt Freo with it. 5
12 Haw Continues to be an effective defender willing to take a run. 6
13 GWS Work-rate strong and gave his all but late in game made two crucial errors. 6
15 WCE Tried hard against the odds in defence. 5
16 StK Not a significant factor as winger and half back. 3
17 Rich Stood Rioli and was good for the most part but the Tiger worked into the game late. 6
18 Bris Had a few questionable moments in defence when he should have gone harder. Not his best. 3
19 Adel Played as the plus one in defence with no impact on the game. 4
20 Geel Pretty good on Motlop and won some ball himself. Hard to believe he was in the VFL. 6
21 GCS Spent time on Davis and was handy enough running from defence. 5
22 WB Low key game at half back and not a significant factor in the game. 3
23 Carl Part of a rock solid defence. Played his role with a minimum of fuss. 5

2015 Season

1 Syd Reasonable game but spent a fair amount of time on bench. 5
2 Haw Backed himself a few times to run and carry. Did his bit. 5
3 Carl Superb down back. Looks more like a 100-gamer than a 13-gamer. 7
4 Coll Not as good as the previous week. Under pressure a lot when he got it. 4
5 StK Good duel with livewire Lonie. 6
6 Frem The sub. Had 10 touches so came on and gave the team something. 3
7 NM Did little to impact the flow of the game to any degree. 3
8 Bris Tracked Taylor for a while and provided good run. 5
9 Rich Found a bit of it in the last term after staring as the sub. 3
10 Geel Had Gregson for a lot of night and reasonable in that role. Nothing offensively. 4
11 WCE The sub. Quickly got into the game. 3
13 Haw Did some good things down back and was a positive for the Bombers. 6
14 StK Looked OK early, but didn’t have a big day. 4
15 Melb Provided some nice dash and composure and from half back. 6
16 NM Did some good things and provided run through middle of ground. 5
17 Port Active winger and had a handy game 5
18 WB Gave his all down back but difficult to influence the contest to any degree. 5
19 GWS McCarthy gave him a towelling after coming on. Good lesson. 4
20 Adel Battled hard at half back. Used ball well when he got it. 6
21 GCS Did some nice things in defence. 4
22 Rich Battled at half back but in the end got swamped when momentum shifted. 4
23 Coll Skinny kid has a crack. Takes the game on when he can. Played a small role. 5

2014 Season

1 NM Impressive first game and showed poise. Subbed off in third term. 4
2 Haw One of the Dons’ best in a great display. Showed a great nose for the ball. 7
3 Carl Sub. Used the ball well when he came on at three quarter time. 3
4 Frem A bright light on a gloomy afternoon for the Bombers. A future star. 7
5 StK Had a share of the ball without great influence. 4
6 Coll Missed two chances in front of goal. Great experience for the kid. 4
7 Soreness.
8 Bris Hardly sighted and subbed off late in third term. 2
9 Rested.
10 VFL Bye. -
11 Quad.
12 Quad.
13 Quad.
14 Quad.
15 Quad.
16 Quad.
17 Groin.
18 Groin.
19 Groin.
20 VFL Displayed a cool head under pressure at half back. -
21 VFL Did well chopping off Tiger attacks at half back. -
22 VFL Did some good things on the night but wasn’t a star. -
23 Carl Sub. Kicked important last term goal which proved vital in the end. 4
EF NM Kid was quiet. Subbed off late in third term. 1
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2013 Season

1 PM In and out of the game without a great impact. -
2 VFL Burst in and out of the game. Clean by foot. -
3 VFL Used his fitness to cover the ground well. -
4 Rested.
5 VFL Battled to get into the game. -
6 VFL Drifted in and out. Had some nice touches. -
7 VFL Bye. -
8 VFL Kicked a goal but drifted in and out. -
9 VFL Drifted in and out but a few touches caught the eye. -
10 VFL Struggled to get into the game. -
11 VFL Chipped in with three goals in an improved performance. -
12 VFL Drifted in and out of the game. Has a way to go. -
13 VFL Bye. -
14 VFL Had some clean touches and used the ball well mostly. -
15 VFL Used the ball well and showed good composure under pressure. -
16 VFL Bye. -
17 VFL Had some good touches and made things happen in possession. -
18 VFL Roamed across half forward and competed hard. -
19 Shoulder.
20 Shoulder.
21 Shoulder.
22 Shoulder.
23 Shoulder.