Bombers Win Ugly Over Bulldogs

ESSENDON 3.3 3.6 9.10 10.13 (73)
WESTERN BULLDOGS 3.5 5.8 7.9 9.11 (65)

GOALS
Essendon: Watson 2, Goddard, Howlett, Daniher, Winderlich, Stanton, Chapman, Heppell, Dempsey
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus 2, Macrae, Liberatore, Cooney, Jones, Higgins, Stringer, Hunter

BEST
Essendon: Heppell, Watson, Zaharakis, Hurley, Hooker, Fletcher, Goddard
Western Bulldogs: Dahlhaus, Cooney, Higgins, Liberatore, Johannisen, Picken

INJURIES
Essendon: Jackson Merrett (cork), Jason Winderlich (knee)
Western Bulldogs: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jason Ashby replaced Jackson Merrett in the third quarter
Western Bulldogs: Marcus Bontempelli replaced Koby Stevens at three-quarter time.

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Leppard, Meredith, Armstrong

Official crowd: 33,289 at Etihad Stadium