MATCH CENTRE
MATCH CENTRE
ROUND 3

MELBOURNE

V

ESSENDON

EssendonESS WIN BY 18
18.4
112
FT
20.10
130
MCG
CROWD: 52,475
2019-04-05T08:50:00Z

Preview

Team News: Both teams are coming off horrible losses but do not expect wholesale changes.

Melbourne will be forced to make at least one change with Steven May injuring his groin in the loss to the Cats. Marty Hore could consider himself unlucky to be dropped after his debut and could be called upon to play a role.

Kade Kolodjashnij had a nightmare of a club debut for the Demons but may be considered better for the run. Alex Neal-Bullen has been quiet and will be nervous come selection time with Billy Stretch and Corey Wagner waiting in the wings.

Essendon have no forced changes but Jordan Ridley should come straight back in after he was unlucky to be the only one omitted following the first round. Zac Clarke is a chance to make his Essendon debut to provide assistance in the ruck to help combat Max Gawn.

Mark Baguley is struggling as a small forward and only managed seven disposals, leaving question marks regarding his place in the side. Brandon Zerk-Thatcher will have to wait for his senior debut after suffering a minor ankle injury in the VFL.

Prediction: A lot to play for on Friday night with the loser in serious strife. Melbourne by 19.

Previous 5 Games

Melbourne

DATE OPP RESULT
30/3/19GeelongL 126 - 46
23/3/19Port AdelaideL 61 - 87
22/9/18West CoastL 121 - 55
14/9/18HawthornW 71 - 104
7/9/18GeelongW 75 - 46

Essendon

DATE OPP RESULT
30/3/19St KildaL 65 - 76
24/3/19GWSL 112 - 40
24/8/18Port AdelaideW 89 - 111
17/8/18RichmondL 81 - 73
10/8/18St KildaW 122 - 79
 

Team Line-Ups

Melbourne

Essendon


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Team Stats

Melbourne

Essendon

Disposals
MATCH
352
369
349.8
2024 AVG.
3848
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
371.5
2024 AVG.
4087
2024 TOTAL
Contested Possessions
MATCH
160
162
132
2024 AVG.
1452
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
130.8
2024 AVG.
1439
2024 TOTAL
Kicks
MATCH
203
222
216.5
2024 AVG.
2382
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
215.9
2024 AVG.
2375
2024 TOTAL
Handballs
MATCH
149
147
133.3
2024 AVG.
1466
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
155.6
2024 AVG.
1712
2024 TOTAL
Frees For
MATCH
23
28
18.6
2024 AVG.
205
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
18
2024 AVG.
198
2024 TOTAL
Clearances
MATCH
43
43
35.6
2024 AVG.
392
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
36.6
2024 AVG.
403
2024 TOTAL
Centre Clearances
MATCH
19
21
11.4
2024 AVG.
125
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
12.4
2024 AVG.
136
2024 TOTAL
Stoppage Clearances
MATCH
24
22
24.3
2024 AVG.
267
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
24.3
2024 AVG.
267
2024 TOTAL
Inside 50
MATCH
63
53
51.5
2024 AVG.
567
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
54.8
2024 AVG.
603
2024 TOTAL
Marks
MATCH
61
84
96.7
2024 AVG.
1064
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
94.5
2024 AVG.
1039
2024 TOTAL
Marks Inside 50
MATCH
10
16
10.6
2024 AVG.
117
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
11.8
2024 AVG.
130
2024 TOTAL
Contested Marks
MATCH
10
9
11
2024 AVG.
121
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
9.4
2024 AVG.
103
2024 TOTAL
Tackles
MATCH
59
69
60.4
2024 AVG.
664
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
58.1
2024 AVG.
639
2024 TOTAL
Hit Outs
MATCH
45
34
40.3
2024 AVG.
443
2024 TOTAL
2024 AVG.
2024 TOTAL
38.1
2024 AVG.
419
2024 TOTAL

Player Stats

Melbourne

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Alex Neal-Bullen4480010410
Angus Brayshaw2212348010210
Bayley Fritsch165214010100
Christian Petracca88165000310
Christian Salem155202011200
Clayton Oliver1019292013400
Corey Wagner57123003410
Jack Viney1110213012600
Jake Melksham73102030420
James Harmes129210013632
Jay Lockhart95145012220
Jayden Hunt124164021231
Josh Wagner79160000300
Kade Kolodjashnij66125001210
Max Gawn1251764324110
Michael Hibberd115162022100
Nathan Jones812201000100
Neville Jetta56112032300
Oscar McDonald3250011400
Sam Frost103133011000
Sam Weideman77143211220
Tom McDonald3361001200

Essendon

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Francis85136000200
Adam Saad78152003200
Andrew McGrath1013232010310
A. McDonald-Tipungwuti95144011340
Conor McKenna173203010300
Darcy Parish168244011313
David Zaharakis1912314051410
Devon Smith123154021920
Dylan Shiel1615314010402
Dyson Heppell1314278020501
Jake Stringer91103022641
Jordan Ridley95146000200
Kobe Mutch0000000000
Mark Baguley55103011210
Matt Guelfi87152012100
Michael Hurley161176002000
Orazio Fantasia1742110021220
Patrick Ambrose64103001300
Shaun McKernan58135022341
Tom Bellchambers641012132300
Zac Clarke281031302201
Zach Merrett1214261031700

Match Summary

Score Breakdown

  1 2 3 4
3.1
19
10.1
61
12.3
75
18.4
112
6.4
40
8.6
54
15.6
96
20.10
130

Best On Ground

Attendance

52,475