Player news from R13 of 2016: Essendon vs Western Sydney

Adam Cooney (126/89): Starting in the guts
Cooney contributed with 25 possessions, 12 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 0.2.
Zach Merrett (105/101): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 22 touches, 5 grabs and 8 tackles.
Brendon Goddard (102/92): Playing midfield
Goddard contributed with 24 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 3 hit outs.
David Zaharakis (91/94): Leading the inside midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 25 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles.
Orazio Fantasia (90/89): Starting forward on Buntine… had his best game in league footy… 12 possessions including 11 kicks… also 6 marks and 3 tackles… and booted 4.4. Went off in Q4 after a clash in Q3 with Haynes that brought on concussion symptoms.

James Kelly (88/72): Playing midfield
Kelly contributed with 21 touches, 5 marks and 6 tackles.
Courtenay Dempsey (87/88): Roaming from half back
Dempsey contributed with 18 possessions, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 0.2.
Joe Daniher (81/76): Playing FF on Patfull
Daniher contributed with 11 touches, 6 grabs, 4 tackles and 2.2.
Matthew Leuenberger (79/80): First ruck… 27 hit outs… also 7 possessions and 3 marks plus 4 tackles… 2.0 as well

Mark Jamar (73/90): Starting forward on Davis
Jamar contributed with 12 touches, 6 marks, 14 hit outs and booted 2.1.
James Gwilt (73/114): Standing Patton
Gwilt contributed with 21 touches, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 frees against.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (71/72): Running off halfback
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 17 disposals, 5 grabs and 3 tackles.
Will Hams (69/56): Starting deep forward
Hams contributed with 15 touches, 6 grabs and 3 tackles.
Mathew Stokes (64/60): Starting in a FP
Stokes contributed with 16 possessions, 4 grabs and 2 tackles.
Mitch W. Brown (62/56): Starting forward on Haynes
Brown contributed with 12 touches, 3 marks and 2.4.
Jason Ashby (60/58): Standing Brown… 13 touches and 2 marks plus 5 tackles. Late replacement for Matt Dea.

Martin Gleeson (58/54): Coming off halfback
Gleeson added 18 touches and 6 marks.
Craig Bird (55/55): 12 touches and 6 tackles

Jackson Merrett (55/68): Starting on a wing
Merrett contributed with 17 disposals, 4 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Michael Hartley (45/54): Lobb is his man
Hartley contributed with 8 disposals, 3 grabs and 3 tackles.
Darcy Parish (43/51): Coming off a wing
Parish contributed with 13 disposals, 3 grabs and managed 0.2.
Patrick Ambrose (32/46): In defence on Cameron
Ambrose contributed with 6 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Stephen Coniglio (120/110): Playing midfield roles
Coniglio contributed with 29 touches, 4 grabs, 7 tackles and booted 1.1.
Heath Shaw (116/118): Loose in defence
Shaw contributed with 31 possessions, 7 grabs and 3 tackles.
Toby Greene (114/110): Starting on a HFF
Greene contributed with 22 touches, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 2 hit outs and 4.2 on the scoreboard.
Tom Scully (94/101): Playing in midfield
Scully contributed with 21 possessions, 7 grabs and 7 tackles.
Zac Williams (86/87): Playing small defender
Williams contributed with 23 possessions, 5 grabs and kicked 2.0.
Josh Kelly (85/79): Playing outside midfield
Kelly contributed with 23 possessions, 4 grabs, 3 tackles and booted 1.1.
Ryan Griffen (80/83): First goal… 18 possessions and 5 marks plus 4 tackles… 1.0 as well. Playing midfield.
Griffen also had 2 hit outs.
Callan Ward (74/69): Leading the inside midfield
Ward contributed with 25 touches, 3 tackles and 3 hit outs.
Rory Lobb (72/91): Starting forward on Hartley
Lobb contributed with 14 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 13 taps.
Jonathon Patton (71/67): Up forward on Gwilt
Patton contributed with 13 possessions, 8 marks and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Nick Haynes (71/75): Sore back after a clash with Fantasia in Q3… returned to take a fair few intercept marks… 15 possessions with 12 by foot… also 8 marks and 2 tackles. Following Brown.

Dylan Shiel (67/78): Struggled with a shoulder problem all game… 21 possessions and 4 tackles plus 0.1… helped out by 3FF. Playing inside midfield.

Jacob Hopper (60/79): 18 touches and 2 marks plus 3 tackles… 1.0 as well

Nathan Wilson (57/61): Running from defence
Wilson added 19 possessions and 3 grabs.
Sam J. Reid (56/56): Useful first half but largely disappeared after HT… 13 disposals and 3 marks with 2 tackles… 1.2 as well. Starting deep forward.

Jeremy Cameron (56/65): Playing at FF on Ambrose
Cameron contributed with 9 possessions, 3 grabs, 2 tackles and 2.2 on the scoreboard.
Joel Patfull (54/45): At FB on Daniher
Patfull contributed with 13 touches, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
Matthew Kennedy (50/66): All goals in the second half to get the Giants over the line… 11 disposals and 3.0. First game.

Matthew Buntine (50/48): Well beaten by Fantasia in defence… 10 possessions including 8 kicks… also 6 marks

Lachie Whitfield (45/34): Terrible first half and not much better after that… 13 possessions including 9 kicks… also 3 marks and 3 tackles… not helped by 4 FA. Coming off a wing.

Tom Downie (43/50): First ruck… 20 hit outs… also 5 disposals and 2 tackles
Downie also had 2 marks.
Phil Davis (40/47): Left ankle knock in Q1… 5 marks and 9 disposals. Responsible for the resting ruck which is mostly Jamar.

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