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Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog, highlights

5th May, 2018

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Essendon vs. Hawthorn

MCG
AFL Home and Away May 5, 2018
Essendon 67, Hawthorn 90
Essendon Hawthorn
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q14226   2416
Q25535   4428
Q35636   10767
Q410767   131290
When: 2:10pm (AEST)
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Essendon $2.45, Hawthorn $1.57

Essendon
B Conor McKenna, Michael Hurley, Adam Saad
HB Patrick Ambrose, Cale Hooker, Mark Baguley
C Andrew McGrath, Brendon Goddard, Kobe Mutch
HF Jayden Laverde, James Stewart, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
F Devon Smith, Joe Daniher, David Zaharakis
FOL Tom Bellchambers, Darcy Parish, Dyson Heppell
I/C Jake Stringer, Zach Merrett, David Myers, Ben McNiece
EMG Jordan Ridley, Kyle Langford, Matt Guelfi, Shaun McKernan

Hawthorn
B Jarman Impey, Ben Stratton, James Frawley
HB Taylor Duryea, James Sicily, Blake Hardwick
C Isaac Smith, Daniel Howe, Ricky Henderson
HF Tom Mitchell, Tim O'Brien, Jack Gunston
F Will Langford, Jarryd Roughead, Harry Morrison
FOL Ben McEvoy, Luke Breust, Shaun Burgoyne
I/C Liam Shiels, James Worpel, Jaeger O'Meara, Ryan Burton
EMG Ryan Schoenmakers, David Mirra, James Cousins, Brendan Whitecross
The Bombers need a win when they host the Hawks. (Photo: Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
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Match result:

Essendon’s third-quarter malaise has doomed them again in their 23-point AFL loss to Hawthorn at the MCG.

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Final score
Essendon Bombers 10.7.67
Hawthorn Hawks 13.12.90

Match preview:

A struggling Essendon Bombers host the in-form Hawthorn Hawks at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in a game John Worsfold’s men cannot afford to lose. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 2:10pm (AEST).

It is hard to say anything positive about the Bombers at the minute. All we’ve heard since players returned from their well-documented bans was how they were gunning for a premiership.

They further reiterated that statement when they went out and recruited Jake Stringer, Adam Saad and Devon Smith. But they don’t really look any better than they did last season.

It is a cliché, but they don’t have enough players actually playing their role, with too many who go missing when it gets tough. Joe Daniher has to lead the resurgence from this point on – he’s got that bit of spark that could unite this side.

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In team news for the Bombers, Matthew Leuenberger (suspension), Jackson Merrett (omitted) and Matt Guelfi (omitted) come out of the side, while Conor McKenna, Tom Bellchambers and David Myers are the replacements.

As for Hawthorn, they were solid against the Saints last week and currently sit within the top four. Despite only being six rounds in, that is impressive.

This time last season, it looked as if Alastair Clarkson may be entering a complete rebuild, but they’ve found a way to get back to where they belong.

Luke Breust has started the season in superb form, with 19 goals to his name, and is proving quite a nuisance for opposition sides. Tom Mitchell just keeps reeling in the possessions, and no doubt the Dons will have a nightmare trying to limit his impact.

In team news, David Mirra and James Cousins have been omitted, with Liam Shiel and James Sicily coming in.

Prediction
Hawthorn are simply a better side and that will show.

Hawks by 19.

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