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Essendon Bombers vs Hawthorn Hawks: AFL live scores, blog

7th May, 2022
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Fourth Quarter
P. Wright34:11
A. Perkins29:33
A. Francis27:25
P. Wright25:16
D. Smith24:06
Z. Merrett22:26
D. Shiel15:40
P. Wright13:41
N. Martin11:46
9:21J. Gunston
7:48J. Koschitzke
K. Baldwin2:42
1:22F. Maginness
26:46J. Gunston
N. Martin25:54
23:58F. Maginness
N. Bryan22:31
B. Hobbs20:09
B. Hobbs17:50
P. Wright15:13
12:41C. Macdonald
J. Caldwell11:54
D. Parish10:52
N. Martin8:20
6:31J. Callow
4:31D. Moore
0:40J. Gunston
28:50J. Gunston
27:12J. Koschitzke
25:15D. Moore
A. Francis20:57
15:55C. Macdonald
A. McGrath12:07
P. Wright8:44
6:53J. Gunston
J. Caldwell4:48
3:01L. Breust
2:23J. Worpel
K. Baldwin32:12
N. Martin1:11
30:07J. Sicily
28:58H. Morrison
27:32M. Lynch
25:18H. Morrison
23:00M. Lynch
21:39J. O'Meara
B. Hobbs20:02
P. Wright16:03
D. Parish10:22
6:03J. Gunston
4:42M. Lynch
1:41J. O'Meara

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Two old rivals lock horns at Marvel Stadium on Saturday night, with Essendon desperate for a win and Hawthorn keen to continue their fans’ suffering. Join The Roar for live scores and rolling coverage from 7:25pm (AEST).

Essendon has recorded just one win after seven matches this season, leaving fans frustrated about their side which finished 8th last year and haven’t won a final since 2004.

With years of building and the completion of a coaching handover from John Worsfold to Ben Rutten, fans would have expected output than the current situation.

It will be a massive game for the Bombers while the Hawthorn will be looking to get back on the winners’ list after two weeks of decent footy without much reward.

The Hawks gave up a 32-point first quarter lead to lose by 41-points against Sydney, followed by an honourable 10-point loss to premiership favourites Melbourne last week.

Prior to their two consecutive losses, the Hawks defeated Geelong and were on a 3-2 win-loss record.

Now the emerging team will be aiming to level its win-loss record to 4-4.

Changes for the Bombers include Jake Stringer with a hamstring injury and youngster Nik Cox with an ankle problem, which see backup ruckman Nick Bryan and the speedy Nick Hind come in.


For the Hawks, Connor Macdonald, Conor Nash and Liam Shiels will be out, with Denver Grainger-Barras, Harry Morrison and Josh Ward coming in.


Hawthorn by 16 points.

Game information

Opening bounce: 7:25pm (AEST)
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
TV: Fox Footy, Channel 7
Live streamKayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel Go
Betting: Bombers $2.35, Hawks $1.61 (odds via PlayUp)


B: J. Laverde, J. Kelly, M. Redman


HB: N. Hind, J. Ridley, D. Heppell (c)

C: D. Shiel, D. Parish, T. Cutler

HF: N. Martin, A. Waterman, M. Guelfi

F: N. Bryan, P. Wright, A. Perkins

FOLL: S. Draper, Z. Merrett, A. McGrath

I/C: J. Caldwell, B. Hobbs, S. Durham, Z. Reid

EMG: A. Francis, K. Baldwin, B. Zerk-Thatcher, B. Ham


IN: Bryan, Hind, Shiel (R7 medi-sub)

OUT: Stringer, Baldwin, Cox


B: L. Bramble, S. Frost, J. Scrimshaw

HB: B. Hardwick, J. Sicily (c), W. Day

C: J. Impey T. Mitchell, C. Wingard

HF: F. Maginness, J. Koschitzke, D. Moore


F: J. O’Meara, J. Callow, L. Breust

FOLL: M. Lynch, J. Newcombe, J. Ward

I/C: H. Morrison, J. Worpel, J. Gunston, D. Grainger-Barras

EMG: C. Nash, D. Howe, C. Macdonald, L. Shiels

IN: Grainger-Barras, Morrison, Ward

OUT: Macdonald, Nash, Shiels

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