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Brisbane Lions vs Essendon Bombers: AFL live scores, blog

10th June, 2018

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Brisbane Lions vs. Essendon

Gabba
AFL Home and Away June 10, 2018
Brisbane Lions 62, Essendon 84
Brisbane Lions Essendon
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q12416   4024
Q23725   7446
Q35939   81159
Q481462   121284
Where: Gabba
When: 1:10pm AEST
TV: Fox Footy
Betting: Brisbane $2.25, Essendon $1.66

Brisbane Lions
FB: Luke Hodge, Harris Andrews, Darcy Gardiner
HB: Daniel Rich, Tom Cutler, Alex Witherden
C: Lewis Taylor, Ryan Lester, Dayne Zorko
HF: Cameron Rayner, Eric Hipwood, Hugh McCluggage
FF: Allen Christensen, Daniel McStay, Zac Bailey
FOL: Stefan Martin, Jarrod Berry, Dayne Beams
I/C: Ben Keays, Nick Robertson, Sam Mayes, Oscar McInerney

Essendon Bombers
FB: Matt Dea, Cale Hooker, Zach Merrett
HB: Adam Saad, Mitch Brown, Michael Hurley
C: Dyson Heppell, Brendon Goddard, Andrew McGrath
HF: Devon Smith, Shaun McKernan, Conor McKenna
FF: Mark Baguley, Jake Stringer, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
FOL: Tom Bellchambers, Kyle Langford, Orazio Fantasia
I/C: Mason Redman, David Myers, Matt Guelfi, Josh Green
Jake Stringer of the Bombers reacts after the final siren. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
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Match result:

The Essendon Bombers have defeated the Brisbane Lions by 22 points at the Gabba on Sunday afternoon.

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Final score
Brisbane Lions 8.14.62
Essendon Bombers 12.12.84

Match preview:

The Essendon Bombers will travel to the Gabba to take on the Brisbane Lions on Sunday. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog of the match from 1:10pm AEST.

Both teams are looking to respond after poor performances last weekend.

Brisbane went down by 54 points to North Melbourne at Etihad Stadium.

Down to one rotation on the bench at half time, the Lions were competitive in the second half and managed to hold the margin, winning the second half by a point.

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Essendon also copped a smashing from Richmond in Dreamtime at the ‘G.

The Bombers played a small patch of the game at the start of the second quarter, but were otherwise dominated by the reigning premiers.

To make matters worse for Essendon, David Zaharakis suffered a broken collarbone in the first term and will miss at least six weeks.

In team news, Charlie Cameron (foot – season) and Mitch Robinson (toe – 3 weeks) will miss for the Lions.

Jarrod Berry, who was a late withdrawal (hamstring) last Sunday, returns to the side, Sam Mayes will also come in for this clash.

Allen Christensen has passed concussion protocols and Hugh McCluggage (calf) has been deemed fit to play.

For the Bombers, Mitch Brown, Josh Green, David Myers and Mason Redman are in.

Jayden Laverde and James Stewart have been omitted after last week’s loss, while Jordan Ridley (knee soreness – 1 week) and David Zaharakis (collarbone – 6 weeks) will miss with injury.

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The last time these two teams played was in round 15 2017, Brisbane defeated Essendon by eight points at the MCG.

Lion Sam Mayes comes in to play his 100th game this week, while Bomber Michael Hurley will play game 150.

Prediction
Everyone’s saying it, because it’s true: this is a must win clash for the Bombers if they want to keep their top eight hopes alive.

With both teams desperate for a win it should be a tight contest, but Essendon have too much on the line, they’ll take the win here.

Essendon by 17 points.

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