Player news from R6 of 2017: Essendon vs Melbourne

Zach Merrett (112/92): Inside midfielder
Merrett contributed with 32 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles.
Joe Daniher (110/78): Marked by Frost
Daniher contributed with 17 disposals, 13 grabs, 2 tackles, 9 taps and booted 1.6.
Michael Hurley (108/109): Playing the third man up role
Hurley added 23 possessions and 13 grabs.
Brendon Goddard (107/116): Inside midfielder
Goddard contributed with 31 possessions, 5 marks and 3 tackles.
Andrew McGrath (99/89): Rebounding off the half back flank
McGrath contributed with 23 possessions, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 1.0.
Dyson Heppell (96/99): Inside midfielder
Heppell contributed with 22 possessions, 8 grabs and 3 tackles.
Travis Colyer (93/66): Rotating between wing and forward
Colyer contributed with 20 disposals, 9 grabs and managed 1.1.
Tom Bellchambers (91/94): Grew into the game after half time… 33 hit outs… also 9 possessions and 7 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.0 as well. First ruck.

David Zaharakis (88/72): Inside midfielder
Zaharakis contributed with 17 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Conor McKenna (80/60): Following Kennedy-Harris
McKenna contributed with 21 possessions, 9 marks and 3 free kicks given away.
Matt Dea (78/95): Late replacement for Patrick Ambrose… 17 touches and 7 marks plus 3 tackles… helped out by 3FF. Running with Garlett.

Martin Gleeson (73/63): 18 disposals with 14 by foot… also 6 marks and 2 tackles

Cale Hooker (71/89): Stood by O.McDonald
Hooker contributed with 11 touches, 5 marks, 4 tackles, 3 ruck taps and kicked 2.1.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (71/66): Rotating between midfield and forward
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 13 touches, 4 marks, 5 tackles and 1.2.
Mark Baguley (64/60): Largely responsible for Petracca
Baguley added 14 disposals and 9 marks.
Ben Howlett (60/64): Rotating between midfield and forward
Howlett contributed with 14 disposals, 4 grabs, 3 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Ben McNiece (50/49): 2nd gamer… 14 possessions and 2 marks plus 2 tackles

Jobe Watson (48/54): Looked tired and listless from beginning to end… 13 touches and 4 marks. Inside midfielder.

Orazio Fantasia (48/51): Jetta manning him
Fantasia contributed with 9 touches, 4 marks and booted 2.0.
Josh Green (45/47): Hunt amongst a few minding him
Green contributed with 13 possessions, 3 grabs and 2 tackles.
Mitch W. Brown (43/38): Went off late in Q4 with an ankle injury… 6 marks and 10 disposals. On Watts.

Darcy Parish (43/55): Just the one touch in Q1… 11 possessions and 1.0. Inside midfielder.
Parish also had 2 marks.
Tom McDonald (116/104): Playing as the relief ruckmen… 26 possessions and 12 marks plus 1.0. Attempting to be the third man up.
McDonald also had 6 taps.
Dom Tyson (113/82): Inside midfielder
Tyson contributed with 29 possessions, 9 marks, 2 tackles and booted 0.1.
Clayton Oliver (107/108): Inside midfielder
Oliver contributed with 33 possessions, 5 grabs and 5 tackles.
Jordan Lewis (104/85): Running up and down the wing
Lewis contributed with 30 touches, 7 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 1.0.
Jack Watts (102/105): Brown manning him
Watts contributed with 19 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and booted 4.1.
Cameron Pedersen (98/115): First ruck
Pedersen contributed with 19 touches, 8 grabs, 18 hit outs and kicked 1.2.
Nathan Jones (91/83): Got involved late… 30 possessions and 4 marks plus 2 tackles. Inside midfielder.

Bernie Vince (91/63): Rebounding off the half back flank
Vince added 28 possessions and 5 marks.
Michael Hibberd (84/88): Rebounding off the half back flank
Hibberd added 24 touches and 6 grabs.
Mitch Hannan (83/53): 3.1 from 14 disposals and 5 marks with 3 tackles

Christian Salem (81/68): Rotating between forward and midfield
Salem contributed with 22 touches, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Sam Frost (77/71): Has the key job on Daniher
Frost contributed with 16 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.
Jack Viney (74/99): Inside midfielder
Viney added 19 disposals and 6 tackles.
Christian Petracca (73/95): Has a number rotating on him including Baguley
Petracca contributed with 11 disposals, 5 marks and 4.0 on the scoreboard.
Oscar McDonald (73/91): Responsible for Hooker
McDonald contributed with 15 possessions, 8 grabs and 2 tackles.
Jeff Garlett (62/73): Dea manning him
Garlett contributed with 8 touches, 3 grabs, 3 tackles and kicked 3.0.
Jayden Hunt (61/56): Spending time on Green… 16 possessions including 13 kicks… also 5 marks and 2 tackles… and scored 0.1… conceded 3 FA. Rebounding off the half back flank.

Jake Melksham (54/64): 14 disposals with 11 by foot… also 4 marks… and scored 0.1

Neville Jetta (52/48): Responsible for Fantasia
Jetta contributed with 12 touches, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Tomas Bugg (47/60): Spending time in the midfield and defence
Bugg contributed with 13 possessions, 2 tackles and kicked 0.1.
Alex Neal-Bullen (31/41): Just the two touches in Q1… Almost exclusively forward… 10 disposals with 8 by hand… also 2 tackles. Rotating between midfield and forward.

Jay Kennedy-Harris (27/40): McKenna keeping him company
Kennedy-Harris contributed with 11 possessions, 2 grabs and 3 frees against.

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