North Melbourne
Kangaroos
12.14 (86)
12.14
86
Western
Bulldogs
12.17 (89)
12.17
89
FULLTIME
2017-04-14T06:20:00Z
Etihad Stadium

Preview

Good Friday football finally graces us as North Melbourne host the reigning premiers.

The Bulldogs were shock losers last week against Fremantle and will be out to right their wrongs this week against a North Melbourne side who were competitive yet comprehensively beaten by GWS last week.

Luke Beveridge’s side will be looking to ensure they don’t get jumped in the opening quarter as they did last week and will come out firing while Brad Scott will be hoping his men can deliver a four-quarter performance for the first time this season.

They’ll be up for the fight given how hard they pushed to stage this game on Good Friday but we can’t see the Dogs slipping up two times in as many weeks.

Bulldogs by 27.

Team Line-Ups


IN Scott Thompson, Jy Simpkin
OUTRyan Clarke, Sam Durdin
IN Josh Dunkley, Clay Smith
OUTShane Biggs, Caleb Daniel
FB 2 Marley Williams 25 Robbie Tarrant 18 Shaun Atley
FF 46 Lin Jong 17 Tom Boyd 42 Liam Picken
HB 6 Lachlan Hansen 16 Scott Thompson 18 Aaron Mullett
HF 5 Josh Dunkley 13 Travis Cloke 25 Jake Stringer
C 6 Taylor Garner 14 Trent Dumont 9 Andrew Swallow
C 7 Lachie Hunter 6 Luke Dahlhaus 16 Toby McLean
HF 34 Jamie Macmillan 50 Ben Brown 20 Sam Gibson
HB 12 Zaine Cordy 10 Easton Wood 2 Bob Murphy
FF 31 Braydon Preuss 48 Lindsay Thomas 28 Kayne Turner
FB 25 Marcus Adams 18 F. Roberts 39 J. Johannisen
SEE ALSO:  Find out which players have improved/declined the most in 2018 compared to last season

Team Stats


395 Disposals 377
149 Contested Possessions 131
193 Kicks 188
202 Handballs 189
21 Free Kicks 16
41 Clearances 34
16 Centre Clearances 11
25 Stoppages 23
45 Inside 50 61
86 Marks 83
14 Marks in 50 9
10 Contested Marks 10
75 Tackles 81
46 Hit-Outs 39

Player Stats


North Melbourne Kangaroos

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Aaron Mullett1014244
Andrew Swallow991812111
Ben Brown861481141
Ben Cunnington102333614
Braydon Preuss56114171321
Jack Ziebell171027511
Jamie Macmillan1112233111
Jy Simpkin76134132
Kayne Turner55104132
Lachlan Hansen63961
Lindsay Thomas971641243
Luke McDonald9817216
Marley Williams510151113
Nathan Hrovat121224122
Robbie Tarrant861452310
Sam Gibson11920351
Scott Thompson56114125
Shaun Atley7815312
Shaun Higgins8111921613
Taylor Garner11102172211
Todd Goldstein81321729211
Trent Dumont12820214

Western Bulldogs

PlayerKHDMHOFFFATGB
Clay Smith358215
Easton Wood459311
Fletcher Roberts538411
Jackson Macrae1013235171
Jake Stringer12719412223
Jason Johannisen91019514
Josh Dunkley751261312
Lachie Hunter13619321
Liam Picken1312256241
Lin Jong618241111
Luke Dahlhaus824324362
Marcus Adams9817715
Marcus Bontempelli15102532611
Matthew Boyd1171891
Matthew Suckling1792664322
Bob Murphy141024411
Toby McLean10172731
Tom Boyd111211
Tom Campbell35837136
Tom Liberatore4101421291
Travis Cloke9211441212
Zaine Cordy53813

Summary

SEE ALSO:  Sam Newman and Tony Jones’ Footy Show “blow up”