Bombers Go Down In A Thriller

ESSENDON 2.4 5.12 8.12 10.17 (77)
MELBOURNE 0.3 3.3 7.6 12.6 (78)

GOALS
Essendon: Zaharakis 4, Ambrose, Ryder, Z. Merrett, Chapman, Goddard, Daniher
Melbourne: Pedersen 2, Frawley 2, Kent 2, Watts 2, Jones, Grimes, Vince, Salem

BEST
Essendon: Zaharakis, Goddard, Dempsey, Carlisle, Hibberd, Ambrose
Melbourne: Dunn, Jones, Pedersen, Viney, Frawley, Tyson, Cross, Kent

INJURIES
Essendon: Nil
Melbourne: Nil

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Jake Melksham substituted out at three-quarter time for Elliott Kavanagh
Melbourne: Aidan Riley substituted out in the third quarter for Christian Salem

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Hosking, Schmitt, Pannell

Official crowd: 44,622 at the MCG