#8   Essendon

Age: 24yr 7mth Games: 70 Born: Aug 25, 2020
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

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.