Demons Haunt Complacent Bombers

ESSENDON 1.5 2.9 5.13 6.16 (52)
MELBOURNE 1.2 4.3 5.5 8.10 (58)

GOALS
Essendon: Watson 2, Davey, Melksham, Hocking, Colyer
Melbourne: Garland 2, Howe, Morton, Moloney, Jones, Clark, Sylvia

BEST
Essendon: Watson, Dempsey, Stanton, Howlett, Zaharakis
Melbourne: Watts, Jones, Howe, Moloney, Rivers, Grimes, Nicholson

INJURIES
Essendon: Hooker (soreness) replaced inselected side by Pears.
Melbourne: Bail (concussion) replaced in selected side by Morton, Blease (groin).

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Alwyn Davey replaced in the fourth quarter by Sam Lonergan.
Melbourne: Sam Blease (groin) replaced in the third quarter by Lynden Dunn.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: McBurney, Jennings, Foot

Official crowd: 42,987 at the MCG