AFL Round 6 – Collingwood Vs Essendon

Woohoo. Anzac Day footy is here and what a day for the Pies… People whinge about how other clubs don’t get to play on this special day and that the games are all one-sided… well, as the most-supported club ( from attendance figures of Clubs) Collingwood deserve such a day and it is always good to not only smash Essendon but to rack up a big score in doing so…  Fantastic to see Medhurst and Cloke kicking a bag each (6 & 5 respectively) and Pendlebury and Co racking up possessions in the midfield like there is no tomorrow..

C’Mon boys, let’s get some back-to-back wins…

Match Details

Friday, April 25, 2008
MCG, 2.40pm AEST; crowd: tba
Conditions: Good – lights on Q1
Weather: 24C, midday sunshine turning to cloudy; no rain for the game
  1/4 time 1/2 time 3/4 time Final
COL 5.3-33 (1) 11.7-73 (31) 15.12-102 (53) 23.16-154 (73)
ESS 5.2-32 6.6-42 7.7-49 12.9-81
Goals: Collingwood: Paul Medhurst 6.2, Travis Cloke 5.4, Tarkyn Lockyer 3, Leon Davis 3, Ben Johnson, Dale Thomas, Tyson Goldsack, Dane Swan, Cameron Wood, Alan Didak. Essendon: Matthew Lloyd 3, Jay Nash, Jason Laycock, Dustin Fletcher, Kyle Reimers, Andrew Welsh, Brent Stanton, Mal Michael, Courtney Johns, Ricky Dyson.
Best: Collingwood: Paul Medhurst, Scott Pendlebury, Travis Cloke, Dane Swan, Ben Johnson, Leon Davis, Heath Shaw. Essendon: Dustin Fletcher, Jobe Watson, Henry Slattery, Bachar Houli, Brent Stanton.
Anzac Day Medal: Paul Medhurst.
Umpires: Michael Vozzo, Brett Rosebury, Shane McInerney.
Courtney Johns
(Ess) for rough play on Scott Pendlebury (Col) by umpire Brett Rosebury in Q1.


Match Comments

  • In the 14th Anzac Day clash of the pair the Magpies won by 73 points, bigger than Essendon’s 66pt victory in 2003 – the score of 23.16-154 was a new high of April 25th matches – it’s now Collingwood 7 wins, Essendon 6, one draw in 1995 …
  • Collingwood had its biggest win against Essendon in 37 years, since they won by 147 points in 1971-Round 14 at Victoria Park, 200-53.
  • Collingwood’s 23.16-154 is the equal of Hawthorn’s score versus Melbourne in the opening round but trails the Bulldogs’ 161 points against the Demons in Round 2 – refer Stats Update
  • 94,825 for the 1995 Anzac Day draw remains the highest crowd at the MCG for a Collingwood-Essendon non-finals match – the 88,999 on Friday is the 9th biggest to see a home-and-away game at headquarters …
  • The Magpies opened with 5.3 – their best Q1 for the season, thus far …
  • A first half of 11.7 by Collingwood was the equal of its R3 performance against Richmond also at the MCG …
  • Captain MATTHEW LLOYD kicked three Essendon goals, and there were another nine single goalscorers …
  • In the 217th premiership meeting of the pair, the Pies had their third successive win over the Dons but no new match records were noted …
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