Essendon Miss Out By The Narrowest Margin

COLLINGWOOD 2.4 5.6 9.8 11.14 (80)
ESSENDON 1.3 3.6 7.8 11.13 (79)

GOALS
Collingwood: Cloke 3, Swan 3, Blair 2, Sidebottom, Jolly, Beams
Essendon: Davey 3, Zaharakis 2, Monfries, Hocking, Howlett, Lonergan, Dell’Olio, Stanton

BEST
Collingwood: Swan, Clarke, Pendlebury, Beams, Wellingham, Toovey
Essendon: Zaharakis, Heppell, Howlett, Dyson, Lonergan

INJURIES
Collingwood: Nil
Essendon: Hibberd (right hamstring)

SUBSTITUTES
Collingwood: Paul Seedsman replaced by Kirk Ugle in the fourth quarter.
Essendon: Michael Hibberd (right hamstring) replaced by Cory Dell’Olio in the first quarter.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Donlon, Stevic, Meredith

Official crowd: 86,932 at the MCG