Age: 30yr 11mth Games: 65 Born: Sep 01, 2020
Height: 186cm Weight: 85kg Position: DEF
Dream Team Profile

2014 Digest:   After he had been a permanent selection for two years, he looked to have dropped out of favour when he struggled along in the VFL for most of 2013. But he regained a senior post in the final month to finish on a higher note. Could be used more in original role as a forward.

2014 NAB Cup:   Has been used at both ends but more likely to play up forward.

2014 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Two goals in goals in first half showed value as a forward. Moved to defence later. 5
2 Haw Kicked first two goals but not really a factor in second half. 4
3 Carl Got the ball rolling with the first goal and was always a handful. Injured a calf late. 5
4 Frem Kicked two goals but Dawson had his measure. 3
5 StK Quiet apart from almost brilliant that landed millimetres inside. 3
6 Coll Horror day. Coach had seen enough midway through third term – subbed out. 1
7 VFL Two early goals then moved back. Tried hard.
8 VFL Bye.
9 VFL Booted two goals and was one of the Bombers best.
10 VFL Just two possessions then left field and took no further part.
11   Rested.  
12 VFL Bye.
13 VFL Kicked two goals and flew at the ball well in the air.
14 VFL Used at both ends with equal effect. Three goals.
15 Geel Hardly touched it and coach decided to sub him out in third term. 1
16 Port Came on as the sub in the last term and was ineffective. 1
17 VFL Booted three goals to almost drag the Dons over the line.
18 VFL Kicked 2.2 from seven touches and five marks.
19 VFL Marked well at times but wasn’t able to convert chances.
20 VFL Played mostly forward. Goalless but competed hard.
21 VFL Used mostly in defence and was solid as always.
22 VFL 17 possessions and a goal and gave a target at stages.

2013 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 PM Just fair down back. Not his best display.
2 VFL Wasn’t challenged greatly but did what was required.
3 VFL Was sturdy in defence in Bombers VFL loss.
4 VFL Not his best day in defence but competed strongly.
5 Coll Came in and played his role at half back. Solid yet unspectacular. 5
6 GWS Showed plenty of ticker in the air as usual. Solid display. 6
7 Geel Just battled across half back and had little influence after main break. 4
8 VFL Chopped off well across half back. Solid effort.
9 VFL Chopped off multiple forward attacks down back.
10 VFL Along with Pears, helped keep the Bombers defence together.
11 VFL Solid again and helped chop off plenty of Zebra attacks.
12 VFL Struggled a bit down back, so was moved up forward.
13 VFL Bye.
14 VFL Chopped off a few Bees attacks and provided leadership down back.
15 VFL Strong game down back and chopped off multiple Blues attacks.
16 VFL Bye.
17 VFL Chopped off numerous Casey attacks to press his claims for a recall.
18   Shoulder.  
19 Coll Went to Sidebottom in second half but couldn’t stop him. One goal. 3
20 WCE Played with zest and enthusiasm across half back and up forward. Didn’t rub off though. 6
21 NM Started in defence then to attack. 5
22 Carl Took some strong marks in defence and provided some dash. 5
23 Rich Did some nice things but wasn’t a major factor on the night. 4

2012 Season

Played for : Essendon

1 NM Hurt shoulder in second quarter which limited him. 2
2 Port Read ball well and took some nice marks across half back – 14 disposals. 7
3 GCS Played on quite a few opponents and kept them in check. 5
4 Carl Only 6 possessions but did his job well down back. 6
5 Coll OK but didn’t get much of the footy so offensively down. 4
6 Bris Strong performance in the backline, and rebounded the ball well. 5
7 WCE Busy in defence in second term. Mostly matched on Hill 5
8 Rich Attention to his calf early and seemed hampered for much of night. 4
10 Melb Garland was too good for him in final term. 2
11 Syd Did well under pressure apart from one howler when coughed up across goal. 6
13 Frem Didn’t get the chance to rebound from defence. 3
14 WB Started on Higgins. Steady. 7
15 StK Milne got away from him after half time. 3
16 Port Went head to head with Matt Thomas and was OK. 4
17 Geel Tried hard but had his hands full with Stokes. 5
18 Haw On Lewis early. Didn’t have a memorable night. 3
19 Adel Had to contend with Petrenko as his minder in the back half. 3
20 NM Matched on taller Tarrant initially. Unspectacular game. 4
21 Carl Early mistakes cost two goals. His attack first defensive policy bit him at times. 3
22 Rich Matched on Astbury at start. Tried hard but usage was down. 5
23 Coll Matched on Goldsack at start. OK job. 5