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2019 — 2nd Preliminary Final - Williamstown v Essendon


2nd Preliminary Final – 15/09/2019

2:10pm (Channel 7 broadcast)

Adcon Stadium



B: 17. J. Charleston, 21. J. Tippett, 32. N. Sing

HB: 11. J. Dorgan, 4. B. Myers, 18. J. Greiser

C: 25. L.  Hunt, 7. M.  Hibberd, 5. B.  Monk

HF: 37. N. Ebinger, 1. J. Pongracic, 2. B. Kennedy

F: 3. S. Dunell, 26. J. Thorpe, 22. J. Pickess

R: 49. N. Meese, 24. W. Wheeler, 9. A. Marcon

Int: 6. S. Martyn, 10. L. Masters, 23. S. McLarty, 8. N. Mellington, 20. M. Norton, 34. J. Ottavi, 16. N. Rodda, 15. O. Tate

23P: 51. M. Philpot


In: N. Rodda, O. Tate, S. Martyn, S. McLarty, M. Philpot

Out: T. Mundy




B: 49. M. Dea, 73. D. Guccione, 41. B. McNiece

HB: 46. T. Jok, 30. B. Zerk-Thatcher, 14. J. Ridley

C: 34. J.  Long, 37. D.  Clarke, 40. W.  Snelling

HF: 16. J. Begley, 36. M. Hartley, 33. B. Ham

F: 12. M. Baguley, 23. D. Myers, 24. J. Houlahan

R: , 39. T. Mynott, 77. H. Hocking, 55. D. Younan

Int: 75. K. Aylett, 68. N. Dixon, 59. A. Heppell, 76. B. Laguda, 56. D. Landt, 70. L. Mckenna, 65. E. Sibbald, 50. J. Tynan

23P: 74. R. Bowman


In: W. Snelling, N. Dixon, B. Ham, E. Sibbald

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Seagulls to advance to the grand final. They are are rested and in great form. Team looks well balanced and if they get off to a flyer they will win comfortably.


Odds from Sportsbet

vfa's picture

Nick Meese will be a handful for Essendon. The return of Nick Rodda who missed out playing against the dogs will make the going tougher for the dons. Jaylon Thorpe can do anything on his day. Will be very eager to make it through the GF after missing a late goal by inches last year against Box Hill to win in the Prelim. Essendon's players to watch will be the old VFA trio of Hartley, Younan and Baguely plus ex Northcote Park player Ben McNeice. Heppel has been consistent. Williamstown's hardness, team work, fresher legs as well as been hell bent atoning for last seasons one point loss to Box Hill in Prelim will prove too much for the dons.


Last time they met: Round 17(27/7) at Downer Oval. Williamstown 15-12(102) def Essendon 12-12(84)

Quarter by Quarter Stats

1st:  Williamstown 9-10 (9th), Essendon 12-8 (4th) 

2nd: Williamstown 14-5 (2nd), Essendon 13-6-1 (4th)

3rd: Williamstown 7-12 (13th), Essendon 10-9-1 (6th)

4th: Williamstown 15-3-1 (1st), Essendon 12-8 (5th)

Scoring Accuarcy

Overall: Williamstown 48.42% (12th), Essendon 58.24% (1st)

1st: Williamstown 48.11% (11th), Essendon 59.82% (2nd)

2nd: Williamstown 45.08% (13th), Essendon 58.04% (2nd)

3rd: Williamstown 49.41% (10th), Essendon 59.13% (1st)

4th: Williamstown 51.13% (11th), Essendon 54.95% (4th)

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Willy now into 1.75 with Sportsbet. Hope they can win and would be great to see the ex Frankston boys Pongracic and Pickess running around in a Grand Final 

NorthPort's picture

Tougher conditions today that I'm hoping will favour the 'gulls.  Wind and patches of rain are likely to suit their style of play and I'm really hoping that the Seagulls can step up.


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

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Praying for the seagulls to win as I could not stomach a full on afl reserves gf next week. Conditions will suit the seagulls. Hard game last Sunday surely will take its toll on the bombers against a fresher Williamstown team.

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Willy looking good early kicking with the wind.. Quarter time Willy 6.3. 39 - Essendon1.4. 10

Nick Meese killing it in the ruck..bonus for Willy with Essendon playing Hartley at full forward and their defence looking brittle without him.


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The Towners are looking every chance late in the second term. 

Willy 60

Essendon 35


* It's time to restore the VFA name.

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Half time Willy  9.6. 60 Essendon  6.8. 44

Better quarter by Essendon and unlucky not to be closer.