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    Essendon vs. Geelong Cats

    MCG
    AFL Home and Away May 13, 2017
    Essendon 110, Geelong Cats 93
    Essendon Geelong Cats
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q16238   1511
    Q29458   3826
    Q314791   7951
    Q4178110   131593

    Match result:

    The Essendon Bombers are back in business, with a fast start leading them to a 17-point win over the Geelong Cats on Saturday night.

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    Final score
    Essendon Bombers 17.8.110
    Geelong Cats 13.15.93

    Match preview:

    It’s an important match this week for the Geelong Cats as they take on the Essendon Bombers at Etihad Stadium. Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a blog of the game from the MCG, starting from 7:25pm (AEST).

    Both the Cats and the Bombers are desperate to get their seasons back on track, having both lost their last two matches. The Bombers were impressive in the early rounds of the season, as they rebuild after the doping saga bans.

    Inaccurate kicking from key forwards such as Joe Daniher which has led to lacklustre performance leaving many Essendon fans disgruntled with the state of their forward line.

    With that said, the Bombers should be bolstered by the return of Jobe Watson into the side, providing much-needed leadership as always.

    Geelong were atrocious against the Gold Coast last week, reflected by four omissions from Chris Scott coming into this match.

    Their defence needs a major lift to stop leaking easy goals forward.

    The killer Selwood-Dangerfield is always strong, but at least one of these two greats getting tagged is inevitable so Geelong’s younger players really need to lift across the ground.

    Player to watch
    James Kelly is celebrating his 300th AFL game tonight. A huge accomplishment no matter where your side is on the ladder and the perfect reason to have a huge night out – and it’s great that he gets to bring up the milestone playing against the club he won three premierships with.

    Prediction
    Chris Scott won’t tolerate mediocrity from his side and I’m fully expecting them to bounce back tonight.

    Geelong by 30 points.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    3' BEHIND - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    4' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    5' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    7' BEHIND - Rhys Stanley (Geelong Cats)
    8' BEHIND - Mark Blicavs (Geelong Cats)
    12' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    19' BEHIND - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    21' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    24' GOAL - Steven Motlop (Geelong Cats)
    27' BEHIND - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    28' BEHIND - Cameron Guthrie (Geelong Cats)
    28' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    32' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    7' BEHIND - Darcy Parish (Essendon)
    8' BEHIND - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    12' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    13' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    18' GOAL - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    20' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    22' BEHIND - Mitch Duncan (Geelong Cats)
    24' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    26' GOAL - Josh Green (Essendon)
    Quarter 3
    1' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    3' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    4' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    8' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    10' BEHIND - Darcy Parish (Essendon)
    12' BEHIND - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    16' GOAL - Tom Stewart (Geelong Cats)
    17' BEHIND - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    20' GOAL - Josh Green (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - Andrew McGrath (Essendon)
    25' GOAL - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    26' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    31' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    Quarter 4
    5' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    7' GOAL - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    9' GOAL - George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
    12' GOAL - Daniel Menzel (Geelong Cats)
    14' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - James Parsons (Geelong Cats)
    20' GOAL - Zac Smith (Geelong Cats)
    21' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - Tom Hawkins (Geelong Cats)
    25' BEHIND - George Horlin-Smith (Geelong Cats)
    26' BEHIND - Rushed (Geelong Cats)
    28' BEHIND - Nakia Cockatoo (Geelong Cats)
    28' BEHIND - Steven Motlop (Geelong Cats)
    30' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    32' BEHIND - Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong Cats)
    33' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)