Essendon Outlasts Plucky Giants

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 2.1 4.4 5.9 9.12 (66)
ESSENDON 3.3 5.8 8.11 11.15 (81)

GOALS
Greater Western Sydney: Treloar 3, Palmer 2, Lobb, Lamb, Smith, Tomlinson
Essendon: Daniher 3, Dell’Olio 2, Zaharakis 2, Howlett, Ryder, Hocking, Stanton

BEST
GWS: Shaw, Mumford, Treloar, Ward, Shiel, Smith
Essendon: Zaharakis, Watson, Heppell, Stanton, Goddard, Daniher

INJURIES
GWS: Hampton (shoulder)
Essendon: Watson (quad), Jason Winderlich (ill) replaced by Cory Dell’Olio

SUBSTITUTES
GWS: Stephen Coniglio replaced Curtly Hampton in the third quarter
Essendon: David Myers replaced Dustin Fletcher in the third quarter

Reports: David Myers reported in the third quarter for striking Devon Smith

Umpires: Farmer, Burgess, Armstrong

Official crowd: 8,429 at Spotless Stadium