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    Essendon vs. St Kilda

    Etihad Stadium
    AFL Home and Away August 10, 2018
    Essendon 122, St Kilda 79
    Essendon St Kilda
     G B Pts G B Pts
    Q15333   4428
    Q210868   6844
    Q3141397   71052
    Q41814122   111379

    The Essendon Bombers and St Kilda Saints will meet on Friday night in a match that sadly looks destined to be a dead rubber. Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from the match in Round 21 of the 2018 AFL Season at Etihad Stadium, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

    Unfortunately for Bombers fans and neutrals who might have liked this match to be a little more interesting, last week’s loss to Hawthorn has effectively ruled Essendon out of finals contention.

    That’s not to say there isn’t a mathematical chance, certainly there is. But they would at a minimum need to win all three of their remaining matches, and even then would need an enormous amount of luck to scrape in.

    Probably the most likely scenario would be that whoever of Sydney or Melbourne loses this week goes on to lose all of their remaining matches.

    However they would also need North Melbourne (Bulldogs, Adelaide, St Kilda) and Geelong (Hawthorn, Fremantle, Gold Coast) to both lose at least two of their last three.

    Under those circumstances the Dons could sneak into finals if they beat not only the Saints tonight but also Richmond next week and Port Adelaide in the final round.

    Yeah… it ain’t happening. Sorry ‘Dons fans.

    Instead this one is more likely to impact post-season draft picks more than anything else. A loss to St Kilda, which would be the expected result, will keep alive the possibility they could finish in the bottom three.

    Meanwhile whether it’s Adelaide or Essendon picking first in November will come down to which of the two sides finishes the season most strongly.

    Prediction
    Essendon easy.

    Essendon by 36 points.

    Join The Roar for live scores and a blog from the match between the Essendon Bombers and the St Kilda Saints in Round 21 of the 2018 AFL Season at Etihad Stadium on Friday night, starting from 7:50pm AEST.

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    Events
    Quarter 1
    1' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    7' GOAL - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    8' BEHIND - Rushed (St Kilda)
    9' BEHIND - Mark Baguley (Essendon)
    12' BEHIND - Mitch Brown (Essendon)
    13' GOAL - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Jack Lonie (St Kilda)
    18' GOAL - Kyle Langford (Essendon)
    21' BEHIND - Rowan Marshall (St Kilda)
    22' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    27' GOAL - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    28' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    30' BEHIND - David Armitage (St Kilda)
    32' GOAL - Aaron Francis (Essendon)
    34' BEHIND - Jack Steven (St Kilda)
    34' GOAL - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    Quarter 2
    1' BEHIND - Rushed (Essendon)
    3' BEHIND - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    4' GOAL - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    7' BEHIND - Jade Gresham (St Kilda)
    9' BEHIND - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    12' BEHIND - Travis Colyer (Essendon)
    13' BEHIND - Kyle Langford (Essendon)
    15' GOAL - Cale Hooker (Essendon)
    17' BEHIND - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    21' GOAL - Nathan Freeman (St Kilda)
    22' BEHIND - Nathan Freeman (St Kilda)
    24' GOAL - Conor McKenna (Essendon)
    25' BEHIND - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    26' GOAL - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    28' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    29' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    Quarter 3
    2' BEHIND - Kyle Langford (Essendon)
    4' GOAL - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    6' GOAL - Jack Lonie (St Kilda)
    9' BEHIND - Tim Membrey (St Kilda)
    11' GOAL - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - David Myers (Essendon)
    19' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    21' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    22' BEHIND - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    24' BEHIND - Dyson Heppell (Essendon)
    26' BEHIND - Tom Bellchambers (Essendon)
    27' BEHIND - Orazio Fantasia (Essendon)
    Quarter 4
    1' GOAL - Devon Smith (Essendon)
    5' GOAL - Jack Newnes (St Kilda)
    7' GOAL - Ben Long (St Kilda)
    8' BEHIND - Ben Paton (St Kilda)
    10' BEHIND - Jack Billings (St Kilda)
    15' GOAL - Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (Essendon)
    17' GOAL - Rowan Marshall (St Kilda)
    20' GOAL - David Myers (Essendon)
    21' GOAL - Kyle Langford (Essendon)
    24' BEHIND - Jack Sinclair (St Kilda)
    27' GOAL - Ben Paton (St Kilda)
    29' BEHIND - Jake Stringer (Essendon)
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    • 10:38pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:38pm | ! Report

      MATCH REPORT

      Essendon was far too strong for St Kilda on Friday night at Etihad Stadium, with a comprehensive 43-point victory.

      The Bombers needed a strong win to keep their finals hopes alive and they certainly delivered, despite being down to no rotations in the last quarter due to injury.

      Adam Saad was felled with concussion following a strong Nathan Brown bump which will likely result in a suspension. Brendon Goddard will need to await scans to see the extent of the damage on his knee, while Cale Hooker had minor soreness in his own knee at the end of the game.

      Orazio Fantasia’s hamstring could be a sneaky story over the weekend, given his history with soft tissue injuries.

      Andrew McGrath had a career-high 33 disposals while Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuit kicked a career-high five goals, while the likes of Zach Merrett (36 disposals), Heppell (29 disposals, 11 marks) and David Myers (29 disposals, nine marks, two goals) also starred for the Bombers.

      From St Kilda’s perspective, Nathan Brown’s likely suspension should see Hugh Goddard make his long awaited senior return next week.

      Seb Ross had another career-high disposal count with 43, while Jack Steele was also strong above head.

      Lewis Pierce had 18 disposals, five marks and 27 hitouts but faded like many of his teammates late in the game.

      With just two games left, Essendon has everything to play for.

      A game against Richmond certainly won’t scare them and you’d almost pick them to defeat the reigning premiers.

      The Saints have two games left in the season and they’ll both be tough against Hawthorn and North Melbourne.

      Ultimately, it was another Friday night fizzer at Etihad Stadium but it keeps the door ajar for Essendon.

    • 10:30pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:30pm | ! Report

      FULL TIME: Essendon 18.14(122) – St Kilda 11.13(79)

      That’s the end of this Friday night contest. The result surprised no one and while the Bombers will be happy with this convincing victory, there were a number of injuries to come out of tonight.

      St Kilda won’t be getting any Friday night fixtures at this rate, and they have cemented themselves as the most disappointing team of season 2018.

      Two players kicked the first goals of their careers and Lewis Pierce was great in the ruck early but faded late. They were the only good signs.

      Thanks for joining me tonight, I’ll be covering the GWS/Adelaide clash tomorrow night for those that are keen to join me again.

      Have a good night all!

    • 10:26pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:26pm | ! Report

      Q4 -00:48 BEHIND (Essendon)

      Bruce is excited still. Stringer missed.

      Essendon – 122
      St Kilda – 79

    • 10:24pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:24pm | ! Report

      Q4 -2:08 GOAL (Saints)

      Ben Paton takes the mark on a tight angle from about 45 metres out but is composed enough to drill it home. That’s his first career goal and his family are certainly justifiably excited.

      Essendon – 121
      St Kilda – 79

    • 10:20pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:20pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 4:56 BEHIND (Saints)

      It was a messy forward 50 entry and Sinclair missed a pressured soccer kick from outside the goal square.

      Essendon – 121
      St Kilda – 73

    • 10:18pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:18pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 6:56 GOAL (Essendon)

      I’ve lost count on how many shots Kyle Langford has had on goal, but it was a lovely finish from 50 on the right half-forward flank. He has developed nicely this season.

      Essendon – 121
      St Kilda – 72

    • 10:16pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:16pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 7:16 GOAL (Essendon)

      David Myers takes another mark inside 50. He massages it through from 48 metres.

      Essendon – 115
      St Kilda – 72

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      10:14pm
      Mattician6x6 said | 10:14pm | ! Report

      Looking at the free kicks wonder if Richardson will raise noise of affirmation to deflect another lousy performance

    • 10:13pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:13pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 9:40 GOAL (St Kilda)

      Marshall gets a free kick in the goal square and kicks it through the middle.

      Essendon – 109
      St Kilda – 72

    • 10:12pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:12pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 10:34 GOAL (Essendon)

      AMT takes a questionable mark, it probably hit the ground and didn’t go 15. He has kicked a career-high five goals tonight.

      Essendon – 109
      St Kilda – 66

    • 10:06pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:06pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 14:44 BEHIND (Saints)

      Billings could’ve kicked a goal from 15 metres out, instead he chose to play on and snap. I’m starting to see why it frustrates people.

      Essendon – 103
      St Kilda – 66

    • 10:05pm
      Dem Panopoulos said | 10:05pm | ! Report

      Q4 – 15:08 BEHIND (Saints)

      Ben Paton has a snap on goal but misses. It’s the first scoring shot of his career.

      Essendon – 103
      St Kilda – 65

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