Player news from R6 of 2018: Essendon vs Melbourne

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Zach Merrett (121/111): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 29 possessions, 2 marks and 10 tackles.
David Zaharakis (108/121): Playing midfield
Zaharakis contributed with 28 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and managed 1.0.
Devon Smith (101/109): Rotating forward and midfield
Smith contributed with 22 touches, 2 marks, 6 tackles and booted 2.1.
Brendon Goddard (100/87): Floating in midfield as is his wont
Goddard contributed with 24 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles and 0.1.
Jayden Laverde (99/75): Playing a HFF role
Laverde contributed with 21 touches, 10 marks, 2 tackles and managed 1.1.
Darcy Parish (92/92): Starting on a wing
Parish contributed with 20 disposals, 4 grabs and 7 tackles.
Michael Hurley (90/104): At CHB on Tom McDonald
Hurley added 26 possessions and 7 marks.
Andrew McGrath (87/65): Coming off a HBF
McGrath contributed with 26 disposals, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.
Dyson Heppell (76/89): Leading the inside midfield
Heppell contributed with 18 touches, 2 grabs and 6 tackles.
Jake Stringer (71/81): Starting forward on Hibberd
Stringer contributed with 9 possessions, 5 marks, 2 tackles and 3.3 on the scoreboard.
Matt Guelfi (71/62): Rotating in midfield
Guelfi contributed with 18 touches, 4 marks and 3 tackles.
Kobe Mutch (71/66): First game… 20 touches and 6 marks. Playing an outside game.

Matthew Leuenberger (68/76): First ruck
Leuenberger contributed with 19 possessions, 3 tackles, 23 ruck taps and 5 frees against.
Ben McNiece (62/67): Starting in defence
McNiece contributed with 16 possessions, 3 marks and 3 tackles.
Adam Saad (58/44): Running from defence
Saad contributed with 14 touches, 3 marks and 5 tackles.
Cale Hooker (56/84): In defence on Weideman
Hooker added 20 touches and 3 marks.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (54/42): Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 13 disposals, 2 grabs, 2 tackles, 2.2 and 3 frees against.
James Stewart (54/59): Up forward on Oscar McDonald
Stewart contributed with 14 touches, 3 tackles, 2 taps, kicked 1.1 and 3 frees against.
Patrick Ambrose (53/74): In defence on Hogan
Ambrose contributed with 15 touches, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Joe Daniher (47/39): At CHF on Lever
Daniher contributed with 11 touches, 5 marks, 0.3 and 3 free kicks given away.
Mark Baguley (46/64): Playing small defender
Baguley contributed with 9 possessions, 3 grabs and 4 tackles.
Jackson Merrett (20/35): Starting deep forward
Merrett also had 8 possessions.
Max Gawn (135/168): Big Q3 with two goals… 42 hit outs… also 16 disposals and 6 marks with 5 tackles… 2.2 as well… umps paid him 4FF. First ruck.

Michael Hibberd (107/96): Standing Stringer
Hibberd contributed with 24 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles.
Christian Salem (104/75): Coming off a HBF
Salem contributed with 27 touches, 4 grabs and 5 tackles.
Mitch Hannan (99/110): Starting forward
Hannan contributed with 18 possessions, 5 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 3.1.
James Harmes (90/103): Mostly starting at half forward
Harmes contributed with 23 disposals, 3 grabs, 9 tackles, booted 0.1 and 3 free kicks given away.
Bayley Fritsch (88/90): Starting in attack
Fritsch contributed with 14 disposals, 8 marks and 3.1 on the scoreboard.
Nathan Jones (78/71): Leading the inside midfield
Jones contributed with 24 touches, 6 tackles, booted 0.1 and 3 frees against.
Angus Brayshaw (78/78): Playing a HFF role
Brayshaw contributed with 21 touches, 4 grabs, 3 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Clayton Oliver (78/90): Playing inside midfield
Oliver contributed with 19 touches, 2 marks and 7 tackles.
Jake Melksham (76/85): Quality goal assists… 14 disposals including 10 kicks… also 5 marks and 2 tackles… and scored 2.1. Starting at half forward.

Charlie Spargo (75/80): First game… 2.0 from 18 possessions and 4 marks plus 3 tackles. Starting forward.

Jordan Lewis (71/66): Starting behind the ball
Lewis added 19 disposals and 6 marks.
Tom McDonald (71/86): Started back but switched forward in Q1 to play CHF on Hurley
McDonald contributed with 16 possessions, 5 marks, 2 hit outs, managed 2.0 and 3 frees against.
Neville Jetta (65/78): Playing small defender
Jetta contributed with 16 possessions, 5 grabs and 4 tackles.
Dom Tyson (62/58): Playing midfield
Tyson contributed with 19 touches, 5 grabs and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Jake Lever (59/37): At CHB on Daniher
Lever contributed with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.
Jesse Hogan (57/35): Left knee problem in Q2… then rolled his right ankle in Q3… 2.1 from 8 possessions and 5 marks plus 2 tackles. Starting at FF on Ambrose.

Bernie Vince (50/67): Starting at half back
Vince contributed with 13 touches, 2 marks and 3 tackles.
Jayden Hunt (40/56): Running from defence
Hunt added 11 disposals and 4 marks.
Sam Weideman (35/31): Third tall forward on Hooker
Weideman added 9 possessions and 3 grabs.
Oscar McDonald (34/55): Standing Stewart
McDonald added 9 disposals and 4 marks.
Alex Neal-Bullen (32/41): Playing an outside game
Neal-Bullen contributed with 8 disposals, 3 tackles and 0.1 on the scoreboard.

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