North Melbourne 14.9 (93) defeated Essendon 12.9 (81)
The Kangaroos stormed home in the second half of the Elimination final to run over the top of Essendon and setup a clash with Geelong next week, in a pulsating contest played in front of almost 80,000 fans at the MCG on Saturday night.
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Richmond V Essendon – Round 20 – 7:50 PM August 08, 2014, MCG
Round 20 sees the return of the good old fashioned Friday Night Blockbuster, with traditional rivals Richmond and Essendon meeting in a game that could barely be more important for either side. The Tigers improbably – or not depending on how you view their history in recent seasons – are making a late season surge and remarkably despite earlier this season having a 3-10 record are still a remote chance of making the finals. They’ve won 5 in a row the Tiges, and while they haven’t all been stellar performances winning form is good form – including last week when they shot away from GWS early before having to grind out a 27 point win.
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Etihad Stadium, Sunday July 20, 4:40pm AEST
Sunday afternoon at Etihad this week features possibly the most intriguing game of the round, with the surging Bombers taking on a Bulldogs outfit playing with renewed confidence.
The game shapes as season defining for the Bombers, who despite showing great form to win 5 of their last 7 games including strong wins over finals contenders Adelaide, Port Adelaide away and last week Collingwood, have a nasty habit of dropping games they should win. Those wins over strong teams have been somewhat cancelled out by poor losses to Melbourne and St Kilda, and far from convincing wins over Brisbane and these Bulldogs.
A win this week would cement the Bombers place in the top 8 and could move them above North Melbourne into 6th on the ladder, while a loss could drop them straight back out of the 8. For that reason alone it should be a highly motivated Essendon outfit on Sunday. They smashed the Pies last week, but getting motivated to play Collingwood has always been easy for Essendon teams, it’s the games they enter as strong favorites that are the problem.
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Saturday, June 21 at Etihad Stadium
Essendon 15.11 (101) Defeated Adelaide 14.8 (92)
A withering 7 goal first quarter burst was enough to help Essendon overcome a dogged Adelaide outfit in front of just under 31,000 people at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night. The exceptional start – the Bombers had kicked 7 goals straight to the Crows 2.6 by quarter time – meant the Bombers would lead from start to finish, though they wouldn’t have it all their own way with the Crows pegging that early advantage back to just 9 points by the final siren.
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Saturday, June 21 at Etihad Stadium, 7.40pm (AEST)
Saturday night at Etihad this week sees the stumbling Bombers come up against a revitalized Adelaide Crows.
The Bombers are coming off a disastrous loss against Melbourne in a game they dominated in every way, other than on the scoreboard when the final siren rang. Most tellingly they had almost double the amount of inside 50′s of the Demons, along with 9 more scoring shots, but lost by a point. Get the feeling goalkicking practice would have been high on the agenda at Tullamarine this week.
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