Player news from R16 of 2015: North Melbourne vs Essendon

Todd Goldstein (174/213): Massive Q1 with only McKernan to contend with… and went on with it… 55 hit outs… also 27 possessions and 8 marks plus 4 tackles… 1.2 as well… aided by 7FF

Brent Harvey (129/114): 0.1 from 34 possessions and 8 marks plus 4 tackles

Jack Ziebell (113/124): Worked hard all game then celebrated with a couple of late Q4 junk time goals… 23 possessions and 4 marks plus 5 tackles… 3.2 as well

Nick Dal Santo (96/120): 34 disposals and 2 marks

Andrew Swallow (91/98): 27 disposals and 5 marks with 2 tackles… helped out by 4FF

Ben Cunnington (87/100): Starting forward on Hibberd… 25 possessions and 2 marks plus 7 tackles

Shaun Atley (85/84): 20 possessions and 3 marks plus 5 tackles

Ben Jacobs (80/75): Tagging Heppell
Jacobs contributed with 15 possessions, 3 marks and 9 tackles.
Jarrad Waite (78/80): Hurley on him… 1.0 from 12 possessions and 5 marks plus 6 tackles

Michael Firrito (75/71): 17 possessions and 5 marks plus 4 tackles

Ben Brown (68/77): Gwilt on him… in the absence of Petrie he stepped up with a big bag and some big grabs… Booted 4.1 from 6 grabs and 10 possessions

Ryan Bastinac (67/71): 14 touches and 2 marks plus 3 tackles… 2.1 as well

Shaun Higgins (60/75): Starting forward on Baguley… 15 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles… 0.2 as well

Kayne Turner (60/67): First goal… started on a HFF on Ashby… 2.0 from 7 disposals and 4 marks with 5 tackles

Sam Gibson (45/38): On after HT for Mullett… 11 disposals and 3 marks with 2 tackles. Started as a sub.

Jamie Macmillan (43/57): Right hamstring iced up in Q4… 2 marks and 15 possessions. Jackson Merrett is his man.

Aaron Black (42/49): Steinberg… 1.0 from 10 possessions and 2 marks

Robbie Tarrant (40/44): At FB on Hooker… 9 possessions and 4 marks

Scott D. Thompson (39/56): Standing Daniher… 4 marks and 12 disposals… not helped by 3 FA

Sam Wright (36/47): In defence on Ambrose… 8 touches and 3 marks plus 2 tackles

Taylor Garner (34/35): 11 touches and 2 marks

Aaron Mullett (23/32): Matched up on Laverde… hamstring tightness in Q2… 7 touches including 5 kicks… also 2 marks. Subbed off at HT for Gibson.

Brent Stanton (119/112): 30 touches and 4 marks plus 7 tackles… 0.1 as well

Brendon Goddard (116/102): 27 possessions and 8 marks plus 7 tackles

Cale Hooker (104/81): Starting forward on Tarrant… 16 disposals with 14 by foot… also 13 marks and 2 tackles… and scored 1.4

Michael Hurley (98/117): Following Waite
Hurley contributed with 24 touches, 7 marks and kicked 1.0.
David Zaharakis (87/92): 22 possessions and 4 marks plus 7 tackles… not helped by 3 FA

Mark Baguley (87/84): Higgins starting on him… 18 possessions and 5 marks plus 7 tackles

Zach Merrett (81/81): 26 touches and 4 marks plus 2 tackles

Nick O’Brien (74/79): 21 possessions and 5 marks plus 2 tackles

James Gwilt (67/83): Standing Brown
Gwilt contributed with 16 touches, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Michael Hibberd (66/70): Manned up by Cunnington
Hibberd added 19 disposals and 5 marks.
Ariel Steinberg (63/68): In defence on Black
Steinberg contributed with 12 touches, 4 marks and 6 tackles.
Martin Gleeson (61/47): 11 disposals with 10 by foot… also 4 marks and 4 tackles
Gleeson also had kicked 0.1.
Dyson Heppell (58/69): Tagged by Jacobs… 16 possessions and 4 marks plus 3 tackles
Heppell also had 3 ruck taps.
Joe Daniher (57/67): Thompson on him… 2.2 from 10 touches and 4 marks plus 2 tackles

Ben Howlett (54/46): Started at half forward… 2.0 from 12 disposals and 2 marks with 2 tackles

Shaun McKernan (49/72): Smashed by Goldstein in ruck as you would expect… 0.1 from 15 touches and 2 marks… gave away 6 FA
McKernan also had 16 hit outs.
Patrick Ambrose (45/54): 1.0 from 9 touches and 3 marks plus 3 tackles

Jayden Laverde (43/45): Second game… starting forward on Mullett… 7 possessions including 6 handballs… also 5 tackles… and scored 1.0. Subbed off in Q3 for Langford.

Jason Ashby (42/28): Started on a HBF on Turner… 10 touches and 2 marks plus 3 tackles

Shaun Edwards (41/50): 10 disposals including 8 kicks… also 2 marks… and kicked 1.0

Jackson Merrett (36/49): Starting forward on Macmillan… 11 possessions and 2 tackles

Kyle Langford (19/20): On in Q3 for Laverde… 7 possessions. Started as a sub.

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