#6   Essendon

Age: 25yr 0mth Games: 94 Born: Mar 04, 2021
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

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.