Player news from R3 of 2021: Essendon vs St Kilda

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Jordan Ridley (124/148): In defence
Ridley contributed with 35 touches, 10 grabs and 2 tackles.
Zach Merrett (121/116): Playing inside midfield
Merrett contributed with 34 possessions, 7 marks and 4 tackles.
Darcy Parish (117/113): Playing in central midfield
Parish contributed with 34 touches, 9 grabs and 2 tackles.
Devon Smith (113/99): Rotating forward and midfield
Smith contributed with 26 possessions, 8 marks, 5 tackles and 1.1.
Will Snelling (110/123): Rotating in midfield
Snelling contributed with 22 possessions, 6 grabs, 6 tackles and kicked 2.1.
Aaron Francis (98/114): Playing third tall defender
Francis contributed with 20 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles.
Nick Hind (97/86): Headclash with Clark in Q3 left him bleeding from the mouth… returned for Q4… 25 possessions with 19 by foot… also 9 marks. Rotating in defence.

Andrew McGrath (92/80): More stats when the game was over… 23 possessions and 6 marks plus 2 tackles… 1.0 as well. Playing midfield.

Brayden Ham (88/88): Playing a HFF role
Ham added 25 possessions and 9 grabs.
Cale Hooker (87/113): In attack on Carlisle
Hooker contributed with 13 disposals, 6 grabs and managed 5.2.
Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti (83/94): Playing a FP role
McDonald-Tipungwuti contributed with 13 touches, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 3.1.
Jake Stringer (78/125): First goal and also three in Q2… 4.0 from 12 disposals and 4 marks with 2 tackles… helped out by 3FF. Starting in midfield then drifting forward.

Peter Wright (76/67): In ruck
Wright contributed with 14 touches, 4 marks, 2 tackles, 19 ruck taps and kicked 0.1.
Nikolas Cox (75/94): Starting forward
Cox contributed with 17 possessions, 4 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Kyle Langford (74/66): Rotating midfield and forward
Langford added 22 disposals and 8 marks.
Alec Waterman (68/82): First game… 12 touches including 9 kicks… also 4 marks and 2 tackles… and kicked 2.2. Rotating forward.

Matt Guelfi (64/52): Playing a half back role
Guelfi added 18 touches and 5 marks.
Jayden Laverde (60/54): Starting at half back on Battle
Laverde contributed with 16 touches, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.
Harrison Jones (58/63): Starting forward on Howard
Jones contributed with 9 touches, 5 marks, 2 tackles and managed 2.0.
Tom Cutler (55/29): Started as the medical sub… on in Q3… 13 disposals with 11 by foot… also 6 marks. Rotating in defence.

Archie Perkins (49/34): First game… 0.1 from 14 possessions and 3 tackles. Rotating midfield and forward.

Mason Redman (49/69): Right hamstring iced up at HT… subbed off… 1.0 from 10 touches and 2 marks plus 2 tackles. Mostly across half back.

Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (47/64): In defence on King
Zerk-Thatcher added 15 touches and 3 grabs.
Jack Steele (121/128): Playing inside midfield
Steele contributed with 35 possessions, 5 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 1.1.
Jack Higgins (90/101): Starting forward
Higgins contributed with 17 possessions, 6 grabs, 2 tackles and managed 3.0.
Tim Membrey (89/70): Starting forward on Hooker
Membrey contributed with 17 disposals, 9 grabs, 2 tackles and 1.2 on the scoreboard.
Jack Billings (80/90): Playing outside midfield
Billings contributed with 17 disposals, 7 marks and booted 2.1.
Brad Crouch (72/67): Playing inside midfield
Crouch contributed with 15 possessions, 3 marks, 5 tackles and booted 1.2.
Jake Carlisle (67/90): On Hooker
Carlisle contributed with 13 touches, 6 grabs, 15 ruck taps and booted 0.2.
Zak Jones (64/45): Right ankle knock in Q4… 4 marks and 18 touches. Playing in midfield.

Jack Lonie (63/53): Starting on a HFF
Lonie contributed with 17 touches, 5 marks and managed 0.1.
Hunter Clark (58/61): Starting in defence
Clark added 17 disposals and 3 tackles.
Nicholas Coffield (58/44): Rotating in defence
Coffield added 15 touches and 6 grabs.
Mason Wood (56/43): Starting at half forward
Wood contributed with 14 touches, 5 grabs and 2 tackles.
Dougal Howard (56/69): In defence on Jones
Howard added 13 disposals and 5 grabs.
Seb Ross (53/56): Playing midfield
Ross contributed with 18 possessions, 2 marks and 0.1 on the scoreboard.
Shaun McKernan (52/34): First ruck
McKernan contributed with 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 15 hit outs.
Bradley Hill (52/56): Loping off a wing
Hill added 16 disposals and 5 grabs.
Max King (49/41): Up forward on Zerk-Thatcher
King contributed with 8 possessions, 5 grabs and kicked 1.2.
Josh Battle (48/33): Starting in attack on Laverde
Battle contributed with 10 touches, 4 grabs, 2 tackles and booted 0.1.
Jack Sinclair (47/44): Starting forward
Sinclair added 14 possessions and 3 marks.
Callum Wilkie (43/58): In defence
Wilkie added 13 disposals and 4 marks.
Daniel McKenzie (29/48): Playing a half back role
McKenzie added 8 touches and 3 grabs.
Daniel Butler (27/26): One kick to HT… 7 touches including 5 kicks. Starting forward.
Butler also had 2 tackles.
Ben Long (21/16): Started as the medical sub… on in Q2… 3 marks and 6 possessions. Rotating in defence.

Jade Gresham (17/20): Right Achilles injury in Q2 under no contact… subbed off… 6 touches. Starting at half forward.

Source: fanfooty.com.au

Player news from R3 of 2021: Essendon vs St Kilda