Game Chat – Essendon v Port Adelaide

Written by Father Dougal on April 15 2018

WHERE AND WHEN: Etihad Stadium, Sunday, April 15, 1.10pm AEDT

SUMMARY For the first time since 2007, only one club remains unbeaten after three rounds and it is Port Adelaide, who overcame a determined Brisbane outfit last week at Adelaide Oval. It followed impressive victories over Fremantle and Sydney for the new-look Port line-up, which loaded up on recruits during last year’s trade period for a genuine tilt at the premiership. Essendon did the same, but has not started its campaign in the type of form Port has shown. The Bombers were dreadful against the Western Bulldogs last week and lucky to have not lost by more than 21 points. But they will face a week of discussion on their form and finals prospects, and often play better when they are not expected to win. For that reason, Port will be wary of Essendon’s best form, despite it not being evident so far in 2018.

 

LAST FIVE TIMES: R12, 2017, Essendon 19.17 (131) d Port Adelaide 8.13 (61) at Etihad Stadium
R3, 2016, Port Adelaide 17.10 (112) d Essendon 7.9 (51) at Adelaide Oval
R17, 2015, Port Adelaide 20.9 (129) d Essendon 17.14 (116) at Etihad Stadium
R16, 2014, Essendon 8.14 (62) d Port Adelaide 7.18 (60) at Adelaide Oval
R15, 2013, Essendon 18.10 (118) d Port Adelaide 12.16 (88) at Etihad Stadium

 

Father Dougal’s Tip: The Bombers are struggling to get off the ground, or maybe on the ground. Port by 20.

 

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  1. Essendon v Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium, 1.10pm AEST

    LATE CHANGES

    Essendon: Mitch Brown (calf) replaced by Michael Hartley

    Port Adelaide: Nil

    FINAL INTERCHANGES

    Essendon: Darcy Parish, Mark Baguley, Josh Begley, Matt Guelfi

    Port Adelaide: Todd Marshall, Tom Rockliff, Karl Amon, Dan Houston

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  2. QUARTER TIME

    Essendon 5. 2. 32
    Port Adelaide 2. 2. 14

    ESSENDON
    J.Stewart 38
    Z.Merrett 36
    J.Green 34
    D.Myers 28
    M.Hurley 26
    D.Heppell 26
    M.Baguley 26
    M.Hartley 25
    J.Daniher 25
    M.Guelfi 23
    D.Zaharakis 21
    D.Smith 21
    T.Bellchambers 21
    C.Hooker 20
    O.Fantasia 17
    B.Goddard 16
    A.McGrath 14
    D.Parish 12
    A.Saad 11
    J.Stringer 10
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 9
    J.Begley 7

    PORT ADELAIDE
    T.Jonas 40
    R.Gray 39
    B.Ebert 24
    D.Howard 24
    T.McKenzie 24
    J.Watts 23
    J.Polec 22
    D.Houston 20
    T.Marshall 19
    T.Clurey 17
    R.Bonner 16
    H.Hartlett 16
    J.Westhoff 16
    C.Wingard 14
    K.Amon 12
    O.Wines 10
    T.Boak 10
    T.Rockliff 5
    S.Gray 4
    C.Dixon 3
    S.Motlop 3
    D.Byrne-Jones -1

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  3. Steven Motlop just tried to kick it to a teammate standing six metres away, and missed the target by two metres. Having the mare to end all mares.

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  4. HALF TIME

    Essendon 9. 4. 58
    Port Adelaide 4. 7. 31

    ESSENDON
    D.Myers 66
    M.Hurley 58
    Z.Merrett 58
    J.Stewart 58
    D.Zaharakis 54
    J.Green 53
    B.Goddard 53
    D.Heppell 51
    T.Bellchambers 48
    M.Hartley 40
    J.Daniher 39
    A.McGrath 38
    M.Guelfi 38
    J.Stringer 35
    D.Smith 33
    M.Baguley 33
    O.Fantasia 32
    C.Hooker 30
    A.Saad 28
    D.Parish 24
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 20
    J.Begley 11

    PORT ADELAIDE
    R.Gray 86
    T.Jonas 58
    D.Howard 50
    J.Polec 48
    J.Westhoff 43
    T.McKenzie 42
    J.Watts 40
    O.Wines 39
    T.Boak 38
    T.Marshall 38
    H.Hartlett 37
    B.Ebert 36
    R.Bonner 35
    C.Wingard 29
    S.Gray 27
    D.Houston 24
    T.Clurey 22
    S.Motlop 22
    K.Amon 16
    T.Rockliff 10
    C.Dixon 9
    D.Byrne-Jones -1

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  5. THREE QUARTER TIME

    Essendon 12. 7. 79
    Port Adelaide 8. 8. 56

    ESSENDON
    Z.Merrett 87
    D.Myers 85
    M.Hurley 84
    D.Heppell 84
    B.Goddard 84
    D.Zaharakis 73
    T.Bellchambers 68
    J.Stewart 66
    D.Smith 65
    J.Green 63
    J.Stringer 58
    O.Fantasia 56
    M.Hartley 55
    J.Daniher 55
    C.Hooker 54
    A.McGrath 53
    M.Guelfi 51
    D.Parish 49
    A.Saad 43
    M.Baguley 41
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 31
    J.Begley 23

    PORT ADELAIDE
    R.Gray 113
    T.Jonas 86
    D.Howard 70
    J.Watts 69
    J.Polec 68
    J.Westhoff 68
    O.Wines 62
    B.Ebert 58
    T.Boak 58
    H.Hartlett 53
    T.McKenzie 49
    R.Bonner 48
    D.Houston 47
    C.Wingard 44
    T.Marshall 43
    S.Gray 41
    T.Clurey 37
    K.Amon 37
    C.Dixon 34
    S.Motlop 26
    T.Rockliff 19
    D.Byrne-Jones 16

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  6. FULL TIME

    Essendon 16. 10. 106
    Port Adelaide 12. 12. 84

    ESSENDON
    D.Myers 122
    M.Hurley 118
    B.Goddard 111
    Z.Merrett 107
    D.Heppell 105
    J.Daniher 93
    J.Stewart 92
    D.Zaharakis 88
    T.Bellchambers 86
    M.Hartley 84
    D.Smith 83
    J.Green 78
    J.Stringer 77
    C.Hooker 75
    M.Guelfi 72
    D.Parish 69
    O.Fantasia 68
    A.McGrath 67
    A.McDonald-Tipungwuti 65
    M.Baguley 54
    A.Saad 47
    J.Begley 27

    PORT ADELAIDE
    R.Gray 146
    J.Polec 108
    T.Jonas 102
    J.Westhoff 85
    J.Watts 84
    D.Howard 80
    O.Wines 79
    B.Ebert 74
    T.Boak 73
    H.Hartlett 66
    D.Houston 65
    S.Gray 64
    R.Bonner 61
    T.McKenzie 61
    C.Dixon 60
    C.Wingard 53
    K.Amon 50
    T.Clurey 47
    T.Marshall 46
    D.Byrne-Jones 41
    S.Motlop 36
    T.Rockliff 29

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