Australian Football League (AFL) Live Essendon Bombers vs Melbourne Demons match will be kick off at MCG, Melbourne, Sunday 15 june 2014 online, 16:40 AEDT and its broadcast on Fox Footy.
The major piece of selection news here is that Bombers skipper Jobe Watson will be out for at least 3 months with a hip injury. Travis Coyler, Elliot Kavanagh, Shaun Edwards and Kurt Aylett are in line to get the call up whilst Michael Hurley and Jason Winderlich are a chance to return after missing last week. For the Dees, coach Paul Roos flagged changes to his youngsters meaning Salem and Kennedy-Harris might miss. Aidan Riley, Jordie McKenzie, Dean Kent and Sam Blease will come into consideration.
The Bombers have quietly won four of their past five games albeit against a lowly four sides (Bulldogs, Brisbane, Richmond and GWS) split with a big loss to Sydney. They sit alone in ninth on the ladder only one game out of the eight. Melbourne is 15th after 11 rounds with an 8-3 record. After a nice win over Richmond they have had two competitive losses to Port and Collingwood.
Look away Demon fans – this one was ugly. Melbourne was embarrassed by the Bombers in round 2 last year with Essendon helping themselves to a 148-point win. Ten Bombers had over 20 disposals with Stewart Crameri kicking six and Tom Bellchambers kicking four. Heppell and Watson had over 35 touches. Jeremy Howe tried hard for Melbourne with 23 touches and 14 marks.
B: Carlisle Hooker Dempsey
HB: Hibberd Hurley Baguley
C: Goddard Heppell Melksham
HF: Z Merrett Daniher Zaharakis
F: Winderlich Ryder Ambrose
FOLL: Bellchambers Hocking Stanton
I/C from: Colyer Kavanagh Howlett Myers Fletcher Dell’Olio Chapman
IN: Winderlich Hurley Colyer Kavanagh
OUT: Watson (hip)
B: Howe McDonald Jetta
HB: Garland Dunn Grimes
C: Vince Viney Cross
HF: M Jones Dawes Bail
F: Pedersen Frawley Watts
FOLL: Jamar N Jones Tyson
I/C from: McKenzie Riley Salem Terlich Gawn Kent Nicholson
IN: McKenzie Riley Kent Nicholson