Late Surge Fails To Save Bombers

ESSENDON 5.0 5.2 7.7 9.11 (65)
ST KILDA 1.6 4.8 8.11 11.15 (81)

GOALS
Essendon: Stanton 3, Jetta 2, Melksham 2, Myers, Ryder
St Kilda: Riewoldt 5, Billings 2, Schneider 2, Geary, Montagna

BEST
Essendon: Stanton, Watson, Chapman, Myers
St Kilda: Riewoldt, Hayes, Montagna, Newnes, Gwilt, Billings, Ray

INJURIES
Essendon: Hocking (hand), Hardingham (leg)
St Kilda: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jason Ashby replaced Heath Hocking (hand) in the third quarter
St Kilda: Seb Ross replaced Eli Templeton in the fourth quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Fisher, Stevic, Harris

Official crowd: 36,041 at Etihad Stadium