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Essendon Bombers vs Collingwood Magpies: AFL highlights, live scores, blog

8th July, 2018

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Essendon vs. Collingwood

MCG
AFL Home and Away July 8, 2018
Essendon 62, Collingwood 78
Essendon Collingwood
 G B Pts G B Pts
Q1128   4125
Q24529   4428
Q37648   7547
Q49862   12678
Where: MCG
When: 3:20pm AEST
TV: Seven, Fox Footy
Betting: Essendon $2.28, Collingwood $1.63

Essendon Bombers
B Cale Hooker, Patrick Ambrose, Andrew McGrath
HB Adam Saad, Michael Hurley, Conor McKenna
C Dyson Heppell, Zach Merrett, Travis Colyer
HF Devon Smith, Shaun McKernan, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti
F Orazio Fantasia, Mitch Brown, Mark Baguley
FOL Tom Bellchambers, Brendon Goddard, Jake Stringer
I/C David Myers, Kyle Langford, Matt Guelfi, Ben McNiece

Collingwood Magpies
B Brayden Maynard, Brody Mihocek, Jack Crisp
HB Jeremy Howe, Matthew Scharenberg, Flynn Appleby
C Chris Mayne, Scott Pendlebury, Tom Phillips
HF Jordan De Goey, Ben Crocker, Will Hoskin-Elliott
F Josh Thomas, Mason Cox, Jaidyn Stephenson
FOL Brodie Grundy, Brayden Sier, Steele Sidebottom
I/C Taylor Adams, Josh Daicos, Levi Greenwood, Tom Langdon
Jake Stringer of the Bombers reacts after the final siren. (AAP Image/Julian Smith)
Expert
8th July, 2018
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Match result:

Captain Scott Pendlebury has starred in the last quarter and led his team to a gritty 16-point AFL win over Essendon at the MCG.

» Click here to read the full match report

Final score
Essendon Bombers 9.8.62
Collingwood Magpies 12.6.78

Match preview:

The Essendon Bombers will be hoping to keep their late-season revival going against a Collingwood Magpies side that just keeps getting hit by injury.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game in Round 16 of the 2018 AFL season at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, starting from 3:20pm AEST.

Essendon have had a funny old season. They started with a Round 1 win over Adelaide that made us think maybe they could take the next step this year, then fell into a patch of bad form.

From Rounds 5-8 they lost to Collingwood, Melbourne, Hawthorn and most embarrassingly Carlton in succession – and they remain the only side all year that has lost to the Blues.

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However they’ve since fired up and won five of their last six, including some reasonably good sized scalps like Geelong, GWS, North Melboure, and most impressively West Coast at Optus Stadium.

They’re currently two wins and a decent chunk of percentage outside the top eight, so finals might not be a realistic dream – but just keep winning and anything can happen.

Collingwood are more proof of that than anyone. Despite widespread expectations that another poor season was on the cards, and mounting injury problems, they’re proving the doubters wrong this year.

Right now they are a top-four side and perhaps almost the injuries should be thanked – they’ve forced Nathan Buckley to innovate and create an unconventional forward line that has solved one of the ‘Pies most enduring headaches, their lack of ability to score.

Unfortunately for Collingwood they’ve lost Lynden Dunn to an ACL injury and so will now be looking to do the same kind of innovation in a backline that finds itself bereft of traditional tall defenders.

Join The Roar for live scores from the match and a live blog of the game between the Essendon Bombers and the Collingwood Magpies in Round 16 of the 2018 AFL season at the MCG on Sunday afternoon, starting from 3:20pm AEST.