2nds Round 2: Collingwood vs Essendon, Victoria Park, Saturday 24/04/2021, 2 PM

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eth-dog

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Essendon and Collingwood VFL match up in their traditional ANZAC Day eve clash, the clubs faring vastly differently in their first round matches, Collingwood getting a tight win against Werribee whilst Essendon got smashed by Brisbane.

The Pies lead at every change against Werribee and came out 7 point winners, kicking 4 goals in the first quarter, but injuries and suspensions in the AFL means they will likely lose at least 4 AFL listed players, with the heldover emergency playing the VFL. Oliver Henry and Mason Cox were the only multiple goal scorers for the Pies whilst Jay Rantall made his VFL debut a lively one with 25 disposals.

Essendon got jumped against Brisbane, the Lions kicking 7 in the first quarter and then 5 in the second and the game was over. The Bombers fought back well to kick 4 goals to 3 in the second half but the damage was done already, really missing some of their key players. Andrew Phillips was one of Essendon's best, kicking 2 goals to go with 22 hitouts, whilst Brandon Zerk-Thatcher had 22 disposals and 11 marks in defence.

Possible sides:

Collingwood vs Essendon

FB: Scott Selwood - Sam Glover - Kaden Schreiber
FF: Sam McLarty - Josh Eyre - Danny Younan
HB: Isaac Chugg - Anton Tohill - Lachlan Tardrew
HF: David Zaharakis - Patrick Ambrose - Lachlan Johnson
MF: Caleb Poulter - Reef McInness - Campbell Lane
MF: Tom Cutler - Dylan Clarke - Josh Smithson
HF: Jack Ginnivan - Mason Cox - Oliver Henry
HB: Tom Hird - Cody Brand - James Harrold
FF: Tom Wilson - Liam McMahon - Will Hoskin-Elliott
FB: Martin Gleeson - James Stewart - Ned Cahill
OB: Max Lynch - Callan Wellings - Jacob Booth
OB: Nick Bryan - Joe Atley - Kyle Dunkley
IC: Cody Stackleberg - Sam Fowler - William Guerts - Dylan Thomas
IC: Andrew Phillips - Angus Baker - Josh Tynan - Kobe Brown

Tough game to pick. Collingwood having a bunch of outs will hurt them, and the possible returns of James Stewart and Dylan Clarke will be vital for the bombers. Think I'll tip Essendon by 17
 
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eth-dog

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Pies side:

FB: Isaac Chugg - Tom Wilson - Kaiden Schreiber
HB: Sam Glover - Anton Tohill - Lachlan Tardrew
MF: Cody Stackleberg - Campbell Hustwaite - Caleb Poulter
HF: Youseph Dib - Sam Fowler - Oliver Henry
FF: Jack Ginnivan - Mason Cox - William Guerts
OB: Max Lynch - Reef McInnes - Brayden Sier
IC: Callan Welling - Liam McMahon - Campbell Lane - Lachlan McDonnell - Dylan Thomas - William Hart (2 to miss)

Our side (guessing positions):

FB: James Harrold - Cody Brand - Josh Tynan
HB: Ned Cahill - Cian McBride - Tom Hird
MF: Tom Cutler - Joe Atley - David Zaharakis
HF: Danny Younan - Josh Eyre - Patrick Ambrose
FF: Alec Waterman - Sam McLarty - Lachlan Johnson
OB: Nick Bryan - Angus Baker - Kyle Dunkley
IC: Josh Smithson - Jack Evans - Jake Hobbs - Jack Hickman - Sam Graham (1 to miss)
 

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