Essendon Shrug Off Determined Tigers

ESSENDON 6.2 12.7 16.9 19.14 (128)
RICHMOND 4.2 6.8 11.16 15.19 (109)

GOALS
Essendon: Ryder 4, Stanton 3, Monfries 3, Watson 2, Jetta 2, Davey 2, Crameri, Howlett, Lovett-Murray
Richmond: Cotchin 3, Edwards 3, Grigg 2, Martin 2, Deledio, Jackson, Miller, Nahas, Riewoldt

BEST
Essendon: Watson, Stanton, Crameri, Ryder, Jetta, Bellchambers, Heppell, Zaharakis
Richmond: Deledio, Cotchin, Grigg, Foley, Maric, Tuck, Jackson

INJURIES
Essendon: Fletcher (groin), Hardingham (calf)
Richmond: Grimes (hamstring)

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Nathan Lovett-Murray replaced Dustin Fletcher (thigh) in the third quarter.
Richmond: Brandon Ellis replaced Dylan Grimes (hamstring) in the second quarter.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Rosebury, Stewart, Bannister

Official crowd: 80,900 at the MCG