Bombers Overcome Spirited Bulldogs

WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.2 6.2 12.4 14.6 (90)
ESSENDON 6.4 9.7 13.11 18.13 (121)

GOALS
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus 3, Jones 2, Giansiracusa 2, Smith, Grant, Liberatore, Stevens, Tutt, Minson, Goodes
Essendon: Winderlich 4, Dempsey 3, Melksham 2, Heppell 2, Bellchambers 2, Carlisle, Goddard, Ryder, Myers, Stanton

BEST
Western Bulldogs: Liberatore, Hrovat, Cooney, Murphy, Jones
Essendon: Winderlich, Heppell, Fletcher, Goddard, Hibberd, Dempsey

INJURIES
Western Bulldogs: TBC
Essendon: Zaharakis (hip/back)

SUBSTITUTES
Western Bulldogs: Lachie Hunter replaced Mitch Wallis in the third quarter.
Essendon: Nick O’Brien replaced David Zaharakis in the third quarter.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Burgess, Findlay, Armstrong

Official crowd: 32,500 at Etihad Stadium.