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Saturday, 13 April 2019

Bomber left bloodied in big win over Brisbane


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Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has starred with a career-best AFL haul of seven goals for Essendon who have belted Brisbane by 47 points at the MCG.

The Bombers ended the Lions' perfect start to the season and squared their ledger at 2-2 with Saturday afternoon's 17.10 (112) to 9.11 (65) win.

McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked his seventh goal on the run just before the final siren.

His five goals up to three-quarter time were all from set shots. While it is the Bombers' second win in a row after a dreadful start to the season, the Lions have been dealt a nasty reality check.

Brisbane had little in attack - Bombers key defenders Michael Hurley and Cale Hooker were outstanding - and the Lions could not match Essendon's run.

Midfielder Zach Merrett also shone for Essendon and key forward Mitch Brown kicked three goals, while Lions onballer Lachie Neale continued his strong form.

The only negative for Essendon was a kick to the head for David Myers in the last term, forcing him from the field.

David Myers is left bloodied

“I reckon if he’s got stitches, he’s a lucky man, because his eyes could easily have been damaged,” Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy said on Fox Footy.

“Courageous run back with the flight of the ball and paid the full price.”

Essendon monstered Brisbane early, kicking seven goals to two for a 30-point lead at the first change.

Another three goals to one put the Bombers 50 points up early in the third quarter and the game looked over.

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Returning from a calf injury for his first game this year, Hooker spent all game in defence and was solid.

While Neale had 13 disposals in the first term, Brisbane looked listless overall and could not stay with Essendon.

But the Lions lifted in the third quarter, restricting Essendon to two goals. When Daniel McStay kicked a goal on the three-quarter time siren, Brisbane had kicked four for the term and reduced the margin to a gettable 36 points.

Fantasia scores off brilliant solo effort

Eric Hipwood, quiet all day, put through another in the first minute of the last quarter.

The Lions had a sniff and attacked relentlessly, but could manage only two behinds.

Cam Rayner capped his dirty day when he fluffed a simple set shot, before Andrew McGrath kicked his second goal and Brown his third to kill off the game.

McDonald-Tipungwuti added emphasis to the win with the last two goals of the match.

- with AAP

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has starred with a career-best AFL haul of seven goals for Essendon who have belted Brisbane by 47 points at the MCG.

The Bombers ended the Lions' perfect start to the season and squared their ledger at 2-2 with Saturday afternoon's 17.10 (112) to 9.11 (65) win.

McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked his seventh goal on the run just before the final siren.

His five goals up to three-quarter time were all from set shots. While it is the Bombers' second win in a row after a dreadful start to the season, the Lions have been dealt a nasty reality check.

Brisbane had little in attack - Bombers key defenders Michael Hurley and Cale Hooker were outstanding - and the Lions could not match Essendon's run.

Midfielder Zach Merrett also shone for Essendon and key forward Mitch Brown kicked three goals, while Lions onballer Lachie Neale continued his strong form.

The only negative for Essendon was a kick to the head for David Myers in the last term, forcing him from the field.

David Myers is left bloodied

“I reckon if he’s got stitches, he’s a lucky man, because his eyes could easily have been damaged,” Brownlow Medallist Gerard Healy said on Fox Footy.

“Courageous run back with the flight of the ball and paid the full price.”

Essendon monstered Brisbane early, kicking seven goals to two for a 30-point lead at the first change.

Another three goals to one put the Bombers 50 points up early in the third quarter and the game looked over.

https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1116955681116917765

Returning from a calf injury for his first game this year, Hooker spent all game in defence and was solid.

While Neale had 13 disposals in the first term, Brisbane looked listless overall and could not stay with Essendon.

But the Lions lifted in the third quarter, restricting Essendon to two goals. When Daniel McStay kicked a goal on the three-quarter time siren, Brisbane had kicked four for the term and reduced the margin to a gettable 36 points.

Fantasia scores off brilliant solo effort

Eric Hipwood, quiet all day, put through another in the first minute of the last quarter.

The Lions had a sniff and attacked relentlessly, but could manage only two behinds.

Cam Rayner capped his dirty day when he fluffed a simple set shot, before Andrew McGrath kicked his second goal and Brown his third to kill off the game.

McDonald-Tipungwuti added emphasis to the win with the last two goals of the match.

- with AAP

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