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

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    Essendon vs. Hawthorn

    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

    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.

    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.

    Hawthorn are simply a better side and that will show.

    Hawks by 19.

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    Quarter 1
    2' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    3' BEHIND - Jack Gunston (Hawthorn)
    7' GOAL - Jaeger O'Meara (Hawthorn)
    9' BEHIND - Jack Gunston (Hawthorn)
    10' BEHIND - Devon Smith (Essendon)
    14' GOAL - Mark Baguley (Essendon)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Hawthorn)
    18' GOAL - James Stewart (Essendon)
    20' BEHIND - Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
    21' GOAL - Darcy Parish (Essendon)
    23' GOAL - Patrick Ambrose (Essendon)
    29' GOAL - Isaac Smith (Hawthorn)
    Quarter 2
    2' GOAL - Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
    10' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    16' GOAL - Brendan Whitecross (Hawthorn)
    19' GOAL - Kobe Mutch (Essendon)
    23' BEHIND - Jayden Laverde (Essendon)
    26' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    Quarter 3
    7' GOAL - Jack Gunston (Hawthorn)
    9' GOAL - Luke Breust (Hawthorn)
    12' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    16' BEHIND - Rushed (Hawthorn)
    18' GOAL - Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
    20' GOAL - James Sicily (Hawthorn)
    23' GOAL - Jarman Impey (Hawthorn)
    25' BEHIND - Brendan Whitecross (Hawthorn)
    28' BEHIND - Harry Morrison (Hawthorn)
    30' GOAL - Tom Mitchell (Hawthorn)
    Quarter 4
    1' BEHIND - Luke Breust (Hawthorn)
    4' BEHIND - Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
    6' GOAL - Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
    8' GOAL - Joe Daniher (Essendon)
    10' BEHIND - Jarryd Roughead (Hawthorn)
    12' GOAL - Tom Bellchambers (Essendon)
    15' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    18' BEHIND - Ben McEvoy (Hawthorn)
    18' GOAL - Isaac Smith (Hawthorn)
    21' GOAL - Liam Shiels (Hawthorn)
    22' BEHIND - Rushed (Hawthorn)
    24' BEHIND - James Stewart (Essendon)
    28' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    30' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
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    • 5:44pm
      DeanM said | 5:44pm | ! Report

      The harsh truth here is that the Hamstrung Hawks flexed their big biceps and likely ended Essendons hopes of making finals.

    • 4:44pm
      Kane said | 4:44pm | ! Report

      Be interested how Harry spins this one, Brendon Bolton’s fault or maybe the Umpires this week?

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        Cat said | 5:05pm | ! Report

        It will be something lame that’s for sure.

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:42pm | ! Report

      Cheers for joining me today everyone. I hope you enjoyed the call.

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      Thoughts on the game Roarers?

      • 5:11pm
        Birdman said | 5:11pm | ! Report

        Hawks absorbed the Dons’ best early then went to work. Would have expected some more % but happy with the win.

        The Sicilian was BOG.

        Thanks for your fine work today Lachlan.

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:41pm | ! Report

      Full Time
      Hawthorn far too good over four quarters and get a well deserved win. James Sicily the best player on the ground. As for Essendon, they really aren’t living up to the hype.

      Essendon Bombers: 10.7 (67)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.12 (90)

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:38pm | ! Report

      00.23 – Stewart with a great kick to McDonald-Tipungwuti inside 50. He goes back on the set-shot and converts.

      Essendon Bombers: 10.7 (67)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.12 (90)

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:36pm | ! Report

      01.50 – Heppell with a consolation.

      Essendon Bombers: 9.7 (61)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.12 (90)

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:32pm | ! Report

      04.10 – Minor for the Bombers.

      Essendon Bombers: 8.7 (55)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.12 (90)

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:30pm | ! Report

      05.43 – Minor for the Hawks.

      Essendon Bombers: 8.6 (54)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.12 (90)

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      Lachlan Ballingall said | 4:28pm | ! Report

      06.44 – Breust with a spearing kick into Shiels inside 50 and he marks. He goes back and goals.

      Essendon Bombers: 8.6 (54)
      Hawthorn Hawks: 13.11 (89)

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