AFL

Greater Western Sydney
9.12.66
Essendon
11.15.81
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AFL Express: Saturday June 7

Jackson Trengove looks to pass as Jack Steven closes in.
Jackson Trengove looks to pass as Jack Steven closes in. Photo: Getty
AFL analysis

Another big Saturday has come and gone and the story from today’s four matches is the Western Bulldogs.

Where to from here now for this football club?

It doesn’t get much worse than losing at home to the bottom-of-the-ladder side and the heat is sure to rise on coach Brendan McCartney who now has just 16 wins to his credit from 55 matches.

But don’t let that take anything away from the Lions tonight. They were superb.

They were full of beans after their stirring comeback win against Carlton last week and the Dogs couldn’t cope with their energy.

Brisbane have now won back-to-back matches for the first time under Leppitsch’s reign and the positive signs from their young brigade are starting to show.

At Spotless Stadium, the Giants were gallant again in defeat after their impressive showing against Hawthorn last week.

But they just lacked polish when going forward and the Bombers did what they to do to grab the four premiership points and keep their finals hopes alive.

Earlier in the day, the Power and Hawks had easy wins over St Kilda and West Coast respectively.

Interestingly, the Eagles have now lost their last 16 matches against top-eight sides.

We hope you enjoyed our coverage today, be sure to check in again tomorrow!

FULL TIME

GWS GIANTS     2.1, 4.4, 5.9, 9.12 (66)
ESSENDON        3.3, 5.8, 8.11, 11.15 (81)

Goals
GWS Giants: Treloar 3, Palmer 2, Lobb, Lamb, Smith, Tomlinson
Essendon: Daniher 3, Dell’Olio 2, Zaharakis 2, Howlett, Ryder, Hocking, Stanton

Disposals
GWS Giants: Smith 33, Shaw 31, Shiel 30
Essendon: Zaharakis 34, Heppell 30, Watson 28

FULL TIME

WESTERN BULLDOGS    5.3, 7.5, 9.5, 13.9 (87)
BRISBANE LIONS        4.3, 11.8, 13.9, 14.11 (95)

Goals
Bulldogs: Hrovat 2, Tutt 2, Williams 2, Giansiracusa 2, Griffen, Picken, Crameri, Grant, Cooney
Lions: Redden 2, Brown 2, Green 2, Beams, Patfull, Aish, Bewick, Zorko, Rockliff, Paparone, Hanley

Disposals
Western Bulldogs: Macrae 35, Cooney 24, Liberatore 22, Griffen 21
Brisbane Lions: Bewick 30, Redden 26, Beams 24, Hanley 23

Q4 28 MIN, WB 87 BL 95

Picken's kick forward is chopped off by Aish!

0:28 to go.

goal

Q4 26 MIN, WB 87 BL 95

Cooney pinpoints Giansiracusa and he kicks the goal from the goal square.

But there's not enough time (surely?)

0:40

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AFL behind

Q4 25 MIN, WB 81 BL 95

Giansiracusa accepts the pass from Murphy and from 45m out the veteran misses to the right.

The Lions will win this one!

1:18 to go

goal

Q4 29 MIN, GWS 66 ESS 81

Treloar kicks a goal on the siren. The Bombers win by 15 points.

Q4 24 MIN, WB 80 BL 95

Ball up 50m out from Lions' goal

2:40 to go.

AFL behind

Q4 28 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 81

Stanton's shot from outside 50 misses to the left.

0:25 to go

Q4 22 MIN, WB 80 BL 95

Throw in 80m around from Brisbane's goal

3:22 to go.

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AFL behind

Q4 27 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 80

Zaharakis boots it forward and Daniher takes a huge pack mark!

But from 50m out in front, he misses to the left

1:48 to go

goal

Q4 25 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 79

Zaharakis dishes it off to Stanton who drills it  beautifully from 40m out near the boundary. It's going to be tough for GWS now.

2:40 to go.

Q4 24 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 73

Throw-in 45m around from Essendon's goal

3:04 to go

Q4 23 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 73

Boundary throw-in on centre wing

3:39 to go.

Q4 22 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 73

Throw-in on Giants' 50m line

4:21 to go.

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goal

Q4 16 MIN, WB 78 BL 95

Cooney keeps the Dogs in touch

8:06 to go.

Q4 21 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 73

The Giants have only managed one mark from 16 inside 50s in this quarter. That is hurting them.

5:04 left on the clock.

goal

Q4 14 MIN, WB 72 BL 95

Green kicks his second goal and it's a 23-point ball game again.

AFL behind

Q4 18 MIN, GWS 60 ESS 73

Patton misses an absolute sitter from 15m out directly in front! How costly will that be?

goal

Q4 18 MIN, GWS 59 ESS 73

Hocking pinches Ward's pockets and from 30m out he nails the goal! The Bombers have some breathing space.

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Match Tracker

Greater Western Sydney
Essendon
Q1
2.1.13
3.3.21

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 6 mins - Goal, R.Lobb
  • 21 mins - Goal, J.Lamb
  • 26 mins - Behind, D.Smith

    Greater Western Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 2 mins - Goal, C.Dell'Olio
  • 8 mins - Behind, J.Melksham
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 18 mins - Goal, B.Howlett
  • 22 mins - Goal, J.Daniher
  • 29 mins - Behind, J.Daniher
Q2
4.4.28
5.8.38

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 3 mins - Goal, R.Palmer
  • 6 mins - Goal, D.Smith
  • 9 mins - Behind, D.Shiel
  • 20 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 24 mins - Behind, T.Mohr

    Greater Western Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, J.Daniher
  • 11 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 14 mins - Behind, P.Ryder
  • 15 mins - Behind, D.Heppell
  • 17 mins - Goal, D.Zaharakis
  • 25 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 28 mins - Goal, C.Dell'Olio
Q3
5.9.39
8.11.59

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 1 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 3 mins - Behind, A.Treloar
  • 10 mins - Behind, S.Frost
  • 17 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 19 mins - Behind, J.Lamb
  • 22 mins - Goal, A.Treloar

    Greater Western Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 4 mins - Goal, J.Daniher
  • 7 mins - Goal, P.Ryder
  • 14 mins - Behind, J.Daniher
  • 24 mins - Goal, D.Zaharakis
  • 26 mins - Behind, T.Bellchambers
  • 26 mins - Rushed Behind
Q4
9.12.66
11.15.81

    Greater Western Sydney Events

  • 1 mins - Behind, L.Whitfield
  • 4 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 9 mins - Goal, A.Treloar
  • 10 mins - Goal, R.Palmer
  • 12 mins - Goal, A.Tomlinson
  • 19 mins - Behind, J.Patton
  • 30 mins - Goal, A.Treloar

    Greater Western Sydney and Essendon Events

  • 3 mins - Behind, D.Zaharakis
  • 13 mins - Behind, B.Stanton
  • 16 mins - Goal, J.Daniher
  • 18 mins - Goal, H.Hocking
  • 26 mins - Goal, B.Stanton
  • 28 mins - Behind, J.Daniher
  • 29 mins - Behind, B.Stanton

Scorers

Greater Western Sydney
Essendon
Goal Scorers Greater Western Sydney Essendon
Goals and Behinds Treloar (3.1), Palmer (2.0), Lamb (1.1), Smith (1.1), Lobb (1.0), Tomlinson (1.0), Frost (0.1), Mohr (0.1), Patton (0.1), Shiel (0.1), Whitfield (0.1) Daniher (3.4), Zaharakis (2.1), Dell'Olio (2.0), Stanton (1.2), Ryder (1.1), Hocking (1.0), Howlett (1.0), Bellchambers (0.1), Heppell (0.1), Melksham (0.1)

Team Statistics

Greater Western Sydney
Essendon

Statistics

Greater Western Sydney Essendon
Goals 9 11
Behinds 12 15
Scoring shots 20 26
Goals/scoring shots 45 42
Disposals 371 365
Greater Western SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
S.Coniglio 9 7 5 2 1 3 0 0 0 0
A.Corr 4 1 1 3 4 5 0 0 0 0
S.Frost 11 8 7 3 3 1 0 0 0 0
C.Hampton 7 6 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0
W.Hoskin-Elliott 13 7 4 6 9 4 2 1 0 2
K.Jaksch 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
A.Kennedy 18 9 6 9 3 0 0 1 0 0
J.Lamb 11 8 4 3 3 2 1 1 0 0
R.Lobb 7 3 2 4 5 5 2 0 2 0
T.Mohr 17 12 6 5 6 0 1 0 0 0
S.Mumford 15 4 0 11 8 4 1 0 37 0
R.Palmer 16 8 5 8 7 3 1 3 0 1
J.Patton 16 10 4 6 9 2 0 0 0 0
T.Scully 23 10 2 13 6 2 0 1 0 1
H.Shaw 31 30 7 1 6 3 0 0 0 1
D.Shiel 30 16 6 14 13 2 2 0 0 5
D.Smith 33 28 6 5 9 3 3 2 0 4
A.Tomlinson 18 11 7 7 4 4 2 1 0 0
J.Townsend 13 7 7 6 3 4 1 2 0 2
A.Treloar 27 20 7 7 12 5 1 2 1 8
C.Ward 27 12 6 15 13 6 0 0 0 6
L.Whitfield 21 13 8 8 4 2 0 0 0 1
EssendonGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
P.Ambrose 18 8 4 10 7 0 0 0 0 0
M.Baguley 24 13 4 11 8 6 2 4 0 1
T.Bellchambers 8 2 4 6 2 1 0 0 16 1
J.Carlisle 13 8 7 5 6 1 0 1 0 0
P.Chapman 19 11 6 8 6 4 0 2 0 3
J.Daniher 15 9 9 6 10 0 1 0 0 0
C.Dell'Olio 11 3 1 8 5 2 0 0 0 0
C.Dempsey 15 4 1 11 5 4 0 0 0 0
D.Fletcher 8 6 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 0
B.Goddard 18 12 5 6 4 3 1 1 1 1
D.Heppell 30 15 2 15 17 2 2 1 0 8
M.Hibberd 18 13 3 5 5 3 3 2 0 0
H.Hocking 6 4 2 2 2 4 0 0 0 1
C.Hooker 16 7 2 9 8 2 0 1 1 0
B.Howlett 13 8 4 5 7 7 1 0 0 2
J.Melksham 14 5 1 9 4 2 0 1 0 2
Z.Merrett 21 12 4 9 9 6 0 1 0 0
D.Myers 9 4 3 5 4 1 0 1 0 2
P.Ryder 7 5 2 2 5 2 0 1 22 2
B.Stanton 21 13 4 8 6 3 1 0 0 2
J.Watson 27 21 3 6 10 3 2 1 0 7
D.Zaharakis 34 18 4 16 11 5 1 0 0 5

Match Details

Greater Western Sydney
Essendon
START TIME
7:40PM
WEATHER
Partly Cloudy
VENUE
Spotless Stadium
Umpires
Luke Farmer, Tristan Burgess, Jason Armstrong