Player news from R21 of 2018: Essendon vs St Kilda

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David Myers (135/133): Playing an outside game
Myers contributed with 29 touches, 9 marks, 5 tackles and managed 2.0.
Dyson Heppell (132/139): Playing inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 29 touches, 11 marks, 2 tackles and 1.2 on the scoreboard.
Devon Smith (125/105): Playing mostly midfield
Smith contributed with 24 touches, 7 grabs, 8 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Zach Merrett (115/120): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 36 touches, 4 grabs and 4 tackles.
Andrew McGrath (113/110): Coming off a HBF
McGrath added 33 touches and 8 marks.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (109/127): Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 15 possessions, 3 grabs, 7 tackles and booted 5.0.
Kyle Langford (108/103): Left shoulder injury in Q2 but played on… 22 possessions and 7 marks plus 5 tackles… 2.2 as well. Playing forward with centre rotations.

Michael Hurley (99/72): At CHB on Membrey
Hurley added 21 disposals and 13 marks.
Orazio Fantasia (85/85): First goal… left hamstring soreness in Q3… iced up at 3QT… 2.3 from 14 touches and 4 marks plus 5 tackles… umps paid him 3FF. Starting on a HFF.

Darcy Parish (81/97): Playing in the midfield
Parish contributed with 23 possessions, 2 marks and 5 tackles.
Conor McKenna (77/113): Starting at half back
McKenna contributed with 20 touches, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.
Jake Stringer (73/71): Rotating forward and midfield
Stringer contributed with 12 disposals, 7 grabs and managed 2.2.
David Zaharakis (68/70): Playing midfield
Zaharakis added 18 disposals and 6 grabs.
Aaron Francis (68/86): Rotating on a HBF
Francis contributed with 13 possessions, 4 marks, 3 tackles and managed 1.0.
Tom Bellchambers (65/62): First ruck
Bellchambers contributed with 13 possessions, 3 marks, 25 taps and managed 0.1.
Mitch W. Brown (65/55): Starting forward on Brown
Brown contributed with 15 disposals, 10 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Travis Colyer (61/45): Playing outside midfield
Colyer contributed with 17 disposals, 5 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Mark Baguley (61/56): Ran his head into the elbow of Brown in S4 leaving him extremely sore… 14 possessions and 5 marks plus 3 tackles… 0.1 as well. Starting forward… switched back after multiple injuries in defence.

Ben McNiece (44/42): Left knee problem in Q2… 5 marks and 13 touches. Starting in defence.

Cale Hooker (23/38): Right knee problem in Q3… iced up at 3QT… 7 possessions and 1.0. Starting forward on Carlisle… swinging right hook on McKenzie in Q3 will be scrutinised.

Brendon Goddard (10/9): Right knee knock early in Q1… mothballed early with a hyperextension injury… 4 possessions. Starting behind the ball.

Adam Saad (4/7): Stretchered off after a high bump by Brown in Q1… 2 possessions. Running from defence.

Seb Ross (143/153): Lots of the footy in Q2 in particular… 43 touches and 7 marks plus 4 tackles. Playing midfield.

Jack Steele (124/128): Playing inside midfield
Steele contributed with 31 possessions, 7 marks and 8 tackles.
David Armitage (102/102): Playing inside midfield
Armitage contributed with 26 touches, 8 marks, 3 tackles and booted 0.1.
Jack Billings (102/107): Started behind the ball but mostly forward and in midfield
Billings contributed with 25 touches, 7 marks and 2.1 on the scoreboard.
Lewis Pierce (85/98): Second game… 27 hit outs… also 18 possessions and 2 tackles. In ruck.
Pierce also had 5 grabs.
Jack Steven (76/73): Leading the inside midfield
Steven contributed with 22 possessions, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Rowan Marshall (74/78): Playing a ruck/forward role on Hooker
Marshall contributed with 14 disposals, 7 marks, 13 ruck taps and managed 1.1.
Nathan Freeman (68/84): Second game… 14 possessions and 5 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.1 as well. Rotating in midfield.

Blake Acres (65/77): Starting forward
Acres contributed with 21 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Jack Lonie (62/66): Starting on a HFF
Lonie contributed with 11 touches, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.0.
Jack Sinclair (61/62): Starting in defence
Sinclair contributed with 20 touches, 3 marks, 2 tackles and booted 0.1.
Tim Membrey (58/69): Starting forward on Hurley
Membrey contributed with 13 possessions, 7 grabs and booted 0.2.
Jack Newnes (55/51): Starting forward
Newnes contributed with 11 disposals, 2 grabs, 4 tackles and 1.1.
Jarryn Geary (54/63): Playing small defender
Geary added 16 disposals and 5 grabs.
Jimmy Webster (51/54): Playing a defensive role
Webster contributed with 13 touches, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Jade Gresham (49/57): Starting deep forward
Gresham contributed with 11 disposals, 3 marks and booted 2.2.
Jake Carlisle (43/64): At CHB on Hooker
Carlisle contributed with 8 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles.
Daniel McKenzie (41/56): Rotating in defence
McKenzie contributed with 11 touches, 5 grabs and 3 free kicks given away.
Ben Long (41/44): Starting forward
Long contributed with 10 possessions, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Ben Paton (37/33): First game… 9 possessions with 6 by foot… and scored 1.1. Rotating in attack.
Paton also had 2 marks.
Nathan Brown (12/11): Big trouble for a high bump on Saad in Q1… was reported… 4 touches. On Brown.

Bailey Rice (8/24): Rotating in defence
Rice added 5 disposals and 3 frees against.

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