Bombers Go Down In Titanic Struggle

ESSENDON 3.1 7.6 10.9 12.14 (86)
BRISBANE 3.4 6.5 11.7 14.12 (96)

GOALS
Essendon: Bellchambers 2, Heppell 2, Crameri 2, Watson, Meyers, Kavanagh, Hocking, Ryder, Howlett
Brisbane Lions: Zorko 3, Brown 2, Leuenberger, Redden, Black, Lisle, Hanley, Raines, Polkinghorne, Moloney, Staker

BEST
Essendon: Heppell, Goddard, Carlisle, Watson, Hibberd, Zaharakis
Brisbane Lions: Zorko, Redden, Leuenberger, Polkinghorne, Raines, Lester, Bewick, Brown

INJURIES
Essendon: Michael Hurley (concussion)
Brisbane Lions: TBC

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Ben Howlett replaced Michael Hurley (concussion) in the first quarter
Brisbane Lions: Sam Mayes replaced Simon Black in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Wenn, Pannell, Fisher

Official crowd:: 33,915 at Etihad Stadium