Comeback Bombers Just Fall Short

ESSENDON 0.2 0.4 5.5 8.12 (60)
NORTH MELBOURNE 4.2 8.6 10.10 10.14 (74)

GOALS
Essendon: Fantasia 2, Langford 2, Daniher 2, Redman, Cooney
North Melbourne: Petrie 2, Daw 2, Waite 2, Wood, Jacobs, Thomas, Brown

BEST
Essendon: Merrett, Goddard, Fantasia, Baguley, Cooney, Daniher
North Melbourne: Jacobs, Thompson, Tarrant, Gibson, Goldstein, Daw, Harvey

INJURIES
Essendon: Crowley (thigh)
North Melbourne: Wood (concussion)

Reports: Nil

Umpires: Brown, Ryan, Fleer

Official crowd: 30,321 at Etihad Stadium