AFL Live Greater Western Sydney Giants vs Essendon Bombers Stream AFL 2017 Regular Seasons Round 11 match will be kick off at Spotless Stadium, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Saturday 03 June 2017 online, 16:35 pm (AEDT) and its broadcast on Channel Seven, Foxtell.
The Giants have no culture? Well, if that spirited win against West Coast wasn’t ‘culture’ enough to convince you, nothing will. The depleted Giants fought the Eagles in a neck and neck contest all day to prevail in their first ever win against the West Coast. Now the young Giants will need to follow up on their impressive win and beat the Bombers who are coming off a disappointing loss to the Tigers.
Greater Western Sydney should come into Saturday’s contest against the Bombers with a full tank of confidence especially with their 3-0 record at Spotless Stadium this year. The challenge facing the Giants is how they recover from a six-day break returning from the other side of the country. GWS will only enter the weekend with one change. Tom Scully is replacing the late inclusion of last week in Tim Mohr, allowing Harrison Himmelberg to play in the back line rather than forward, as he did last game.
Greater Western Sydney have swept up to second on the ladder with eight wins from their last nine matches. They have put together three straight wins including an impressive 98-90 victory in Perth over West Coast last week. The Giants rank fourth in attack and fifth in defence in 2017. Four of the last five Giants games have been decided by single digits.
Essendon are 11th on the ladder with a 5-5 record. The Bombers rank eighth in attack and 13th in attack. Essendon put together impressive wins against Geelong and West Coast before a disappointing loss to Richmond last Saturday. The Bombers have won just 1 of 3 interstate games in 2017.
Heath Shaw’s season hasn’t gone to plan this year. With multiple injuries during games and key figures missing, Shaw has been forced to play a lock-down defensive role, relinquishing his aggressive attacking nature role to Williams. Now, back on home turf where some his best career games have occurred, I think we are due to see the reigning All-Australian backmen have a Giant game. In a time where personnel are unavailable, I would love to see Shaw dominate a game from the backline and remind everyone who’s boss.
The Giants headed into last week’s game looking vulnerable with the squad being sent out, but the big win in the West has sent a message loud and clear to the competition. A few of the fresher faces have settled into the regime of senior footy and should now know the requirements to perform at a high level. These Giants are not to be taken lightly, confidence will be rising in their blood, and we might see the best of their abilities shine through now. Essendon are a big momentum team, so an early start on the scoreboard with the crowd in the Giants favour should see a comfortable win. Giants by 43.
B H.Perryman, A.Tomlinson, Z.Williams
HB N.Wilson, P.Davis, L.Whitfield
C T.Scully, C.Ward, H.Shaw
HF T.Greene, J.Cameron, J.Kelly
F S.Reid, J.Patton, M.de Boer
Foll S.Mumford, T.Taranto, D.Shiel
I/C A.Corr, D.Lloyd, H.Himmelberg, M.Kennedy
Emg D.Simpson, J.Finlayson, T.Mohr
B M.Gleeson, M.Hurley, M.Baguley
HB O.Fantasia, M.Hartley, D.Myers
C B.Stanton, Z.Merrett, A.McGrath
HF J.Stewart, C.Hooker, T.Colyer
F A.McDonald-Tipungwuti, J.Daniher, B.Howlett
Foll T.Bellchambers, D.Heppell, B.Goddard
I/C J.Watson, D.Zaharakis, J.Green, C.McKenna
Emg K.Langford, H.Hocking, M.Dea
In B.Howlett, B.Stanton, M.Gleeson
Out D.Parish, J.Kelly, M.Dea