Essendon Unconvincing Winners Again

BRISBANE LIONS 3.0 4.3 8.6 8.9 (57)
ESSENDON 2.3 6.4 7.8 9.11 (65)

GOALS
Brisbane Lions: Green 3, D Merrett, Brown, Zorko, Paparone, Paine
Essendon: Z Merrett 2, Goddard, Daniher, Carlisle, Zaharakis, Watson, J Merrett, Ryder

BEST
Brisbane Lions: Green, Aish, Rockliff, Paparone, Hanley
Essendon: Watson, Heppell, Goddard, Ryder, Stanton

INJURIES
Brisbane Lions: TBC
Essendon: TBC

SUBSTITUTES
Brisbane Lions: Nick Robertson for Andrew Raines at three-quarter time.
Essendon: Kurt Aylett for Martin Gleeson in the third quarter.

Reports: Matt Maguire for tripping Joe Daniher in the third quarter

Umpires: Leppard, Meredith and Mitchell.

Official crowd: 26,432 at The Gabba