Player news from R20 of 2019: Essendon vs Port Adelaide

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Zach Merrett (116/108): Running through the midfield… Port paying him no respect in the first half… Dropped off after HT…
Merrett contributed with 31 disposals, 5 grabs, 4 tackles and kicked 1.0.
Will Snelling (93/119): Starting deep forward…
Snelling contributed with 21 possessions, 3 grabs, 5 tackles and kicked 2.0.
Dylan Shiel (87/99): Inside midfielder…
Shiel contributed with 29 possessions, 3 grabs and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Jake Stringer (87/79): Lining up in attack with short stints in the middle… Jonas manning him…
Stringer contributed with 14 possessions, 3 marks, 6 tackles and managed 2.2.
Conor McKenna (77/75): Playing off half back…
McKenna contributed with 21 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.
Mitch W. Brown (75/61): Starting at half forward on Westhoff…
Brown contributed with 19 touches, 5 grabs, 2 hit outs and managed 0.3.
Matt Guelfi (67/48): Rotating in the midfield…
Guelfi contributed with 13 touches, 5 grabs, 4 tackles and kicked 0.2.
Michael Hartley (64/77): Late replacement for Shaun McKernan… 16 disposals including 12 kicks… also 6 marks and 2 tackles. In defence on the resting ruck….

Zac Clarke (63/53): First ruck…
Clarke contributed with 10 possessions, 5 marks, 2 tackles, 16 hit outs and kicked 0.1.
Martin Gleeson (63/63): Helping out the defensive lines…
Gleeson added 17 possessions and 6 marks.
Andrew McGrath (62/56): Rotating between wing and half back…
McGrath contributed with 20 disposals, 3 marks and booted 0.1.
David Zaharakis (60/64): Rotating through the midfield…
Zaharakis added 19 possessions and 3 marks.
Aaron Francis (56/71): Hobbled off mid-Q3 with a leg complaint… Having his neck assessed late Q3 as well… 14 touches and 3 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.0 as well. In defence… Switched forward in Q4….

Orazio Fantasia (55/68): In attack…
Fantasia contributed with 11 touches, 3 marks and 2.0 on the scoreboard.
Cale Hooker (54/36): Starting up forward on Clurey… Switched into defence in Q4…
Hooker added 13 possessions and 5 grabs.
Mason Redman (52/65): Across half back…
Redman also had 19 touches.
Dylan Clarke (52/36): Loosely following Boak… 14 disposals and 2 marks with 3 tackles. Supporting the midfield….

Kyle Langford (49/55): Rotating midfield and forward…
Langford added 15 possessions and 3 marks.
Patrick Ambrose (43/59): Starting with the big job on Dixon…
Ambrose added 10 touches and 5 marks.
Adam Saad (40/48): Left hamstring concerns late Q2… 11 possessions including 9 kicks… also 3 tackles. Rebounding from defence… Responsible for Robbie Gray….

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (36/37): Playing forward pocket…
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 10 touches, 2 marks, 2 tackles and managed 0.2.
Darcy Parish (19/26): Underwent a concussion test at quarter time following a stray Powell-Pepper knee Q1 and did not return… 7 disposals including 5 handballs. Outside midfield….

Dan Houston (123/133): Playing mostly midfield…
Houston contributed with 29 touches, 10 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 2.0.
Sam Powell-Pepper (106/79): In the middle…
Powell-Pepper contributed with 22 touches, 9 marks, 5 tackles and 1.1.
Darcy Byrne-Jones (104/126): Lining up on a HBF…
Byrne-Jones contributed with 25 touches, 7 marks and 5 tackles.
Connor Rozee (101/112): On a HFF…
Rozee contributed with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 2.5.
Xavier Duursma (98/102): Playing an outside game…
Duursma contributed with 26 possessions, 6 grabs, 2 tackles and 1.0.
Karl Amon (95/100): Playing an outside game…
Amon contributed with 23 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 1.1 on the scoreboard.
Tom Rockliff (92/79): Copped a knee to the back of the head early Q2 and was dazed… 27 disposals and 4 marks with 4 tackles. Playing midfield….

Travis Boak (91/100): Clarke following him early… 23 possessions and 3 marks plus 4 tackles… 1.0 as well. In the middle….

Robbie Gray (90/110): First goal… 19 touches and 5 marks plus 4.1. Playing mostly forward on Saad… Did the damage when the game was in the balance….

Sam Gray (88/91): Splitting time between forward and wing…
Gray contributed with 19 disposals, 8 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 1.1.
Hamish Hartlett (86/83): Starting at half back…
Hartlett contributed with 23 possessions, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
Matthew Broadbent (79/70): In defence…
Broadbent added 22 possessions and 7 grabs.
Peter Ladhams (78/94): Playing a ruck/forward role…
Ladhams contributed with 18 possessions, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 22 taps.
Todd Marshall (75/63): Starting at CHF…
Marshall contributed with 11 touches, 6 grabs and booted 3.0.
Cameron Sutcliffe (75/84): On a HFF mostly…
Sutcliffe contributed with 17 touches, 5 marks, 2 tackles and booted 1.1.
Justin Westhoff (69/77): Starting in defence on Brown…
Westhoff added 17 touches and 7 marks.
Riley Bonner (61/72): On a HBF…
Bonner added 19 touches and 4 grabs.
Tom Clurey (60/62): In defence on Hooker…
Clurey added 11 possessions and 8 marks.
Patrick Ryder (50/84): First ruck…
Ryder contributed with 10 touches, 20 ruck taps and managed 1.0.
Tom Jonas (36/63): Defensive job on Stringer…
Jonas contributed with 14 possessions, 3 marks and 5 frees against.
Zak Butters (34/33): Struggled for air after Shiel landed on his midriff late Q1 and helped off… didn’t return… 1.0 from 8 touches and 2 marks plus 2 tackles. Playing on a HFF….

Charlie Dixon (25/19): At FF on Ambrose… Just the single disposal to HT…
Dixon contributed with 5 disposals, 3 marks and 2 ruck taps.

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