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Essendon
9.10.64
Sydney
18.6.114
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AFL Round 9: Essendon v Sydney

Veteran Adam Goodes attempts to run off Bomber Brent Stanton.
Veteran Adam Goodes attempts to run off Bomber Brent Stanton. Photo: Getty Images

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ESSENDON 9.10 (64)
SYDNEY 18.6 (114)

Tonight's clash between the Bombers and the Swans officially concluded at 10:26pm when the final siren sounded.

Unofficially, the game was over late in the first term after the Swans kicked seven of the first eight goals to open up a 36-point lead at the first break.

The Swans had winners all over the field. Buddy Franklin backed up his solid outing against Hawthorn with a five-goal display, leaving him one goal shy of 600 career goals.

Watch Josh Kennedy's Brownlow odds shorten after his 39-disposal best afield performance.

While his teammates will put their feet up during the bye, Dan Hannebery is in for a tough week with his head-high bump on Michael Hurley in the third term set to attract the attention of the match review panel.

"I honestly didn't see him there, it all happened so fast," Hannebery told Channel 7 after the match.

"You guys would know more about it than me. I had my head down looking at the ball and ended up with sore ribs."

After watching the Swans beat Hawthorn last week, I've seen enough evidence to suggest Sydney will finish top four and maybe top two.

Their midfield is first class, they defence water-tight and towers Franklin, Tippett and Goodes make any backline nervous.

Essendon, where to from here? They have the bye then meet Richmond in Dreamtime at the G. Weeks ago, it would have been Essendon by how many... now, it looms as a good contest on paper.

Thanks for your company again tonight. Join us tomorrow as we cover the Tigers v Melbourne, followed by North v Brisbane and Freo v Geelong. Enjoy the weekend!

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Kennedy has a shot on the run from 50m. Touched on the line by Hooker.

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Hibberd's shot at goal doesn't make the distance and Richards fists it through for a rushed behind.

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Patrick Ambrose bombs it long from 50 and Carlisle marks on the second attempt. From a tight angle, Carlisle converts the goal, his second since coming on as the sub.

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Hannebery, clearly unaway of Buddy's pending milestone, has a shot from 50m and misses to the left. Bud not happy.

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Heppell has a ping from 45m. Missed to the left. Crowd is 41,098 which is a good result.

Buddy's five goals has taken him to 599 career goals. Still 12 minutes for him to bring up number 600.

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Bomber win it back through Hibberd, who finds Aylett in space. He runs to 45m and finds Bellchambers on his own in the goalsquare.

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Courtney Dempsey misses from 30m, not much pressure. Story of Essendon's night.

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Buddy kicks his fifth and extends the lead to 63 points.

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Kennedy hits up Tippett... lovely spearing pass. Tippett kicks his third as Goodes is subbed out for Brandon Jack. 57 points the margin.

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Jarrad McVeigh makes Cale Hooker pay. Kicks his third goal to take the margin back out to 51 points. This could get ugly.

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Bombers cause a turnover at half-forward and Carlisle snaps a lovely goal. Well done! Much needed.

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First foray forward is Essendon's and it ends up with Ryder who got it from Zaharakis. He kicks poorly, and gets a behind. Swans lead 94-43 with 18:45 to play in the last.

Essendon doctor Bruce Reid has told the host broadcaster that umpire Troy Pannell, who was KO'd by Nick Malceski, is ok downstairs in the rooms. Good news!

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THREE QUARTER-TIME
ESSENDON 6.6 (42)
SYDNEY 15.4 (94)

* Despite the Bombers dominating field play, the Swans outscored them two goals to one that erm with Tippett getting off Hooker to jag two
* Dan Hannebery's head high bump on Hurley will be looked at by the MRP. Amazingly, ump didn't even pay high contact yet Hurley was on the ground for an eternity
* Josh Kennedy dominating again the midfield with 30 disposals (most of them contested), five marks and a goal.

Do you think Hannebery will be rubbed out? How many weeks? Have your say in the comments section.

Hurley getting attention on the bench. I doubt he'll come back on as he appeared to be concussed and the Bombers have already used their sub.

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Meanwhile, the ball is with Kurt Tippett. He kicks his second. Disappointing all round. Swans lead by 52 points, their biggest lead of the night. This game quickly leaving a sour taste in people's mouths. Or is that the kebab I ate earlier?

Dan Hannebery has bumped Michael Hurley head high (missed by the ump). Hurley hasn't moved. Hannebery could be in trouble. Hurley getting to his feet now and making his way from the field.

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Cale Hooker has had a brain fade and knocked the ball out of bounds (when he didn't need to)... deliberate paid. Tippett kicks the goal after having a stinker of a night. Swans lead 88-42 with 2:25 to play in the third.

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Match Tracker

Essendon
Sydney
Q1
1.1.7
7.1.43

    Essendon Events

  • 16 mins - Behind, D.Heppell
  • 16 mins - Goal, B.Goddard

    Essendon and Sydney Events

  • 3 mins - Goal, L.Parker
  • 6 mins - Goal, J.Kennedy
  • 10 mins - Goal, J.McVeigh
  • 12 mins - Goal, J.McVeigh
  • 18 mins - Goal, L.Parker
  • 23 mins - Goal, T.Derickx
  • 27 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 29 mins - Behind, S.Reid
Q2
5.3.33
12.4.76

    Essendon Events

  • 10 mins - Goal, D.Zaharakis
  • 11 mins - Behind, H.Hocking
  • 20 mins - Goal, H.Hocking
  • 22 mins - Goal, J.Daniher
  • 24 mins - Behind, D.Zaharakis
  • 27 mins - Goal, P.Ryder

    Essendon and Sydney Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, K.Jack
  • 8 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 12 mins - Behind, L.Franklin
  • 14 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 18 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 25 mins - Goal, A.Goodes
  • 28 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 29 mins - Goal, D.Rampe
Q3
6.6.42
15.4.94

    Essendon Events

  • 1 mins - Rushed Behind
  • 5 mins - Goal, P.Ryder
  • 8 mins - Behind, C.Dempsey
  • 25 mins - Behind, P.Ryder

    Essendon and Sydney Events

  • 7 mins - Goal, C.Bird
  • 28 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
  • 31 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
Q4
9.10.64
18.6.114

    Essendon Events

  • 2 mins - Behind, P.Ryder
  • 2 mins - Goal, J.Carlisle
  • 11 mins - Behind, C.Dempsey
  • 12 mins - Goal, T.Bellchambers
  • 14 mins - Behind, D.Heppell
  • 20 mins - Goal, J.Carlisle
  • 23 mins - Rushed Behind

    Essendon and Sydney Events

  • 5 mins - Goal, J.McVeigh
  • 7 mins - Goal, K.Tippett
  • 9 mins - Goal, L.Franklin
  • 16 mins - Behind, D.Hannebery
  • 27 mins - Behind, J.Kennedy

Scorers

Essendon
Sydney
Goal Scorers Essendon Sydney
Goals and Behinds Ryder (2.2), Carlisle (2.0), Hocking (1.1), Zaharakis (1.1), Bellchambers (1.0), Daniher (1.0), Goddard (1.0), Dempsey (0.2), Heppell (0.2) Franklin (5.1), McVeigh (3.0), Tippett (3.0), Parker (2.0), Kennedy (1.1), Bird (1.0), Derickx (1.0), Goodes (1.0), Rampe (1.0), Hannebery (0.1), Jack (0.1), Reid (0.1)

Team Statistics

Essendon
Sydney

Statistics

Essendon Sydney
Goals 9 18
Behinds 10 6
Scoring shots 20 26
Goals/scoring shots 45 69
Disposals 427 392
EssendonGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
P.Ambrose 14 9 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0
K.Aylett 9 4 5 5 2 4 1 1 0 1
M.Baguley 20 10 9 10 3 8 1 0 0 0
T.Bellchambers 10 6 3 4 7 3 1 1 29 1
J.Carlisle 6 2 2 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
J.Daniher 7 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0
C.Dempsey 22 13 3 9 8 1 2 2 0 2
D.Fletcher 23 15 6 8 3 0 0 1 0 0
B.Goddard 34 17 6 17 10 2 1 1 2 3
D.Heppell 31 16 11 15 12 4 0 1 0 4
M.Hibberd 32 21 3 11 7 2 0 1 0 3
H.Hocking 19 12 2 7 14 11 1 0 0 7
C.Hooker 15 7 3 8 4 1 0 1 0 2
M.Hurley 20 8 3 12 10 2 1 2 0 1
J.Melksham 14 5 3 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
J.Merrett 11 5 4 6 2 2 0 1 0 0
Z.Merrett 19 7 5 12 8 6 2 0 0 0
D.Myers 18 9 0 9 8 2 1 0 0 1
P.Ryder 16 9 8 7 7 4 1 0 17 4
B.Stanton 26 18 3 8 7 2 1 1 0 1
J.Watson 30 17 5 13 13 6 2 1 1 6
D.Zaharakis 31 17 7 14 8 6 1 0 0 4
SydneyGoal Scorers
Players D K M H CP T FF FA HO CL
C.Bird 31 18 6 13 14 7 2 0 0 5
H.Cunningham 12 4 3 8 5 2 0 0 0 4
T.Derickx 12 4 3 8 7 3 1 4 26 2
L.Franklin 18 14 8 4 10 2 2 0 0 0
A.Goodes 7 6 4 1 1 3 1 1 0 0
H.Grundy 15 4 2 11 6 0 1 1 0 0
D.Hannebery 28 16 3 12 12 4 3 0 0 4
B.Jack 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
K.Jack 32 16 5 16 13 3 0 1 0 7
L.Jetta 15 12 4 3 0 2 0 0 0 0
J.Kennedy 39 17 6 22 22 5 2 1 0 10
J.Laidler 14 7 4 7 3 1 0 0 0 1
J.Lloyd 20 10 7 10 6 6 0 1 0 0
N.Malceski 24 19 9 5 3 2 0 1 0 0
J.McVeigh 14 7 3 7 6 2 1 1 0 4
L.Parker 26 14 6 12 8 8 0 3 0 3
D.Rampe 15 8 5 7 4 4 1 0 0 0
S.Reid 9 5 4 4 4 4 0 0 2 1
T.Richards 14 7 6 7 4 1 0 0 0 0
R.Shaw 21 14 8 7 7 1 0 1 0 0
N.Smith 14 6 5 8 5 1 0 1 0 0
K.Tippett 11 6 4 5 5 5 1 0 4 0

Match Details

Essendon
Sydney
START TIME
7:50PM
WEATHER
Clear. Mild
VENUE
Etihad Stadium
Umpires
Troy Pannell, Brendan Hosking, Luke Farmer