Essendon Fights Way To Emotional Win

ESSENDON 7.0 9.2 11.10 15.11 (101)
ADELAIDE 2.6 5.7 9.7 14.8 (92)

GOALS
Essendon: Stanton 2, Ryder 2, Winderlich 2, Hocking, Ambrose, Goddard, Daniher, Zaharakis, Melksham, Howlett, Colyer, Hurley
Adelaide: Jenkins 4, Betts 3, Walker 2, Podsiadly 2, Dangerfield, Smith, Martin

BEST
Essendon: Hibberd, Goddard, Heppell, Melksham, Hooker, Hocking
Adelaide: Thompson, Jenkins, Wright, Jacobs, Betts, Walker

INJURIES
Essendon: Hibberd (left leg)
Adelaide: Mackay (concussion), Dangerfield (corked quad)

SUBSTITUTES
Essendon: Zach Merrett replaced Tom Bellchambers in the third quarter
Adelaide: Jarryd Lyons replaced David Mackay (concussion) in the third quarter

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Chamberlain, McInerney, O’Gorman

Official crowd: 30,948 at Etihad Stadium